Daily Devotional – March 20
Drawings or descriptions of two-headed dragons seem to strain credibility. But we have seen many examples of snakes and turtles with multiple heads. About 400 cases of two-headed snakes have been recorded in modern times. A two-headed reptile was even discovered fossilized in China. Perhaps two-headed reptiles gave rise to the idea of multi-headed dragons – like the Hydra that Hercules conquered.
The Bible even mentions a multi-headed dragon in Revelation 12:3. Having two heads is a detrimental developmental abnormality. The accident does not occur due to permanent mistakes in the DNA code (mutations) but in the process of forming the embryo. In this case, the embryo partially splits into two individuals, creating the two-headed reptile. If the embryo did split completely, it would result in identical twins. No new genetic information has been added to create a two-headed creature.
The two-headed creatures remind us that there are two ways of interpreting evidence - evolution or the Bible. Evolution believes that twoheadedness is a natural part of biological variation; evolution in action. The Bible on the other hand, teaches that suffering, sickness, death and two-headedness are a result of man’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden against their Creator.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
~ Romans 8:22
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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