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19 June 2004 

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 Weekly News        

Q: Where did God come from?

Quotable quote:

‘I can’t help but wonder, are we now seeing the fruit of education that predominantly throughout our country has stopped performing any teaching on the basis of moral principles or what is right or what is wrong?’

– Former president Ronald Reagan, as reported in The Arizona Republic, 11 April 1987.

A: It’s important for Christians to be able to give reasons for what they believe. If we say there’s a God who created all things, then we need to be able to defend it.

Certainly, it’s by faith that we believe these things, but it’s not a blind faith. In fact, we’re told in Romans there’s enough evidence in the world to convince everyone that God is Creator. We know that cars and airplanes don’t just get here by chance. Somebody made them. When we look at the complexities of life, we recognize there has to be an intelligence behind them. Where did this intelligence come from?

The Bible tells us ‘In the beginning, God … .’ In other words, the infinite Creator God has always been and always will be. This is the most logical scientific statement you could ever make. If you don’t believe in God, then you have to accept by blind faith that matter arranged itself into complex information systems like DNA, which goes against what we observe in real science today.

Where did God come from? God was not created; He is the Creator.

This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

12 June: Acts 17 evangelism
14 June: Secular scientists blast the big bang
15 June: Reality roils TheMatrix
16 June: The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography?
17 June: One Blood Chapter 2: Natural selection and speciation
18 June: Is the Bible only relevant to faith and salvation?

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 Education News        

Educators

Education question:

What kind of Ark do you use? Does it matter?

They look cute, and they appear in ornaments, broaches, necklaces, as pictures in children’s books and paintings on kindergarten walls in churches and schools, representing the account of Noah’s Ark. But in a world that scoffs at the idea of a global Flood and a man called Noah who took his family and representative kinds of land animals on an enormous boat, what do these ‘bathtub arks’ really say?

Additional resources:

Textbook of the month:

Our featured textbook of this month is Body by Design.

Body by Design defines the basic anatomy and physiology in each of 11 body systems from a creation viewpoint. Every chapter examines different organs and structures giving evidence for design. Focus sections that highlight the interwoven complexity between the body systems are also included. Students are challenged to think through the evidence—the facts as we know them today—and to consider the statistical likelihood of molecules-to-man evolution. The end result is an effective, interwoven presentation of anatomy, physiology and creation.

Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts!

 PrayerNet        

Praise and Prayer | Upcoming AiG Events

Praise and Prayer

Please pray over the following items during the next two weeks …

  • We praise God for the many volunteers who have been helping out at the Creation Museum site in Northern Kentucky, including those who have been recently taking care of the grounds. Go to www.CreationMuseum.org for construction and design updates.

  • Next month, we will be hosting our first ‘Creation College’ (in nearby Indiana). So far, about 460 people have registered for this intensive training session for creation speakers (including prospective ones), researchers and writers. Pray that as they leave this ‘college,’ the participants will be better equipped to impact their churches and communities with the creation/gospel message.

  • Normally we don’t ask you to pray for matters related to individuals on the AiG staff, but please pray for our dinosaur sculptor/musician/speaker, Buddy Davis—he is recovering (well) from a mild heart attack.

  • AiG is partnering with Gospel Literature Services (GLS) in a witnessing outreach in Athens during the Olympics in a few weeks. Pray that the additional AiG materials being translated into various languages will get printed and shipped on time.

 Upcoming AiG Events       

24 June
Hilliard, OH
Carl Kerby

24–26 June
Columbus, OH
Homeschool conference
Ken Ham

26 June
Haslett, MI
Dr David Menton

27 June
Okemos, MI
Dr David Menton

11 July
Knoxville, TN
Dr Terry Mortenson

11–17 July
Grand Canyon raft trip
Carl Kerby, Dr Keith Swenson

17–18 July
Milford, OH
Dr Terry Mortenson

AiG deeply appreciates your partnership with us in prayer!