Want to know where our ancestors came from? It's in the Bible, says Franklin Graham


Science is continuing to explore mankind's ancestry by going on expeditions and digging up the earth, but Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, believes that people need not look far for knowledge about humankind's origins. According to him, the answer can simply be found in the Bible.

"CNN reported today that scientists have discovered ancient jawbones and some teeth in Ethiopia that they say may shed new light on our earliest ancestors. If you really want to know where our earliest ancestors came from, check the original source, God's Holy Word," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Graham gave his social media followers a refresher on the Bible as he narrated the story of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman who were created by God. Because they disobeyed God and listened to the Devil, they were banished from Paradise and their sin has now infected all of mankind.

"The problems we see in the world today are a result of sin – greed, corruption, racism...The violence and wars, all because of sin," he said.

But God will not leave people hanging. "God loved us so much that He sent His Son to save us from the penalty of sin, which is death. All we have to do is ask His forgiveness, turn away from our sin, and put our faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ," he said.

For people who seem lost in their lives, they can always turn to God, said Graham. He quoted John 8:12, wherein Jesus said: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."