Have you noticed something about science programmes on British TV and radio these days?
Almost whatever the topic, it's likely that evolutionist claims or references will make an appearance - probably repeatedly. But more than that, there's a persistent drive to build onto these claims such allegations as:
2. Christians are foolish to believe it to be true and
3. Committed Christians are dangerous to society in general and to children especially!
And if you read magazines such as ‘New Scientist’ [available in some local libraries], you'll know that issue after issue pushes the same story. Indeed, the "spirit of Richard Dawkins" - so hostile to the gospel - is rampant in our media, in the world of science and across our education system.
So it's hardly surprising that young people especially [including those in our churches] are needing answers if they're to find, keep or defend a personal faith in Christ.
The question is: will we be able to give them answers which make sense and really help them? That is, answers which remove the mental stumbling blocks constantly being laid across their paths?
According to God's Word:-
“If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? ” [John 3:12]
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you …” [I Peter 3:15]
“Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” [II Timothy 2:15]
Thankfully, help is available from a number of Christian ministries. One of these is Genesis Agendum, who bring different speakers to Coventry – but only twice each year. The next time will be this Saturday 25th October 2008 at 6.30pm. The venue - not far from Coventry city centre - is Lower Ford Street Baptist Church [CV1 5QJ]. Admission is free and from 6.00pm tea and coffee is available. This week’s presentation is about what we can learn [from the 1980 volcanic explosion at Mount St. Helens] about how the world in Noah’s time recovered rapidly after the great flood.
The event is intended for a general audience, but will be of particular interest to students and teachers. The speaker is Dr. John Peet.
Please also invite others, whether Christian or non-Christian.
Hopefully, Mo and I will see you there!
“… I am set for the defence of the gospel” [Philippians 1:17]" [end quote]