Starting a New Reformation
Last night, while my daughter made cupcakes, I read the recent issue of the
Answers magazine to her. We were blessed by the challenge to begin the new Reformation
right here in our own community. . . . We see that very change happening right
in front of our eyes, in our home town.
So, I am writing to find out how I can receive additional copies of the Answers
magazine each month for our small group and Sunday school. Please let me know
how I can order additional copies.
John C., Pocomoke, MD
Editor’s note: Back issues are available until sold out.
For contact info, see the “Subscriptions/Reprints” section at the bottom right
of page 6, or click on the link (above right).
Answers around the Globe
Thank you for all the work that you do. I am an American living in Latvia with
my Russian husband and our two sons. . . . I have been able to share my copies
of the magazine with some ladies in my Bible study, one in particular who is
from Finland. She has not had any creation information before and so I am very
excited for her to read the excellent articles in the magazine.
Christa R., Latvia
An Attack on the Catholic Church?
I regret saying that I will not be renewing my subscription on account of Vol.
2 No. 4 of Answers. . . . I was sickened by the inside content, i.e.,
false arguments and attacks on the Catholic Church. I am a traditional Catholic,
and I found the rhetoric of this issue to be immature, unfounded, and simply
Intolerable for the publisher because it contradicts the Answers purpose statement
and divides Christians from uniting for the purposes of contending against the
error of evolutionism in one single solid voice.
Michael F., Blackriver Falls, WI
Editor’s Note: We will certainly honor your wishes to
cancel your subscription. I would like to assure you, however, that we did not
intend to be abrasive. We were trying to be fair and balanced, as much as possible,
in our presentation of historical facts about church history (the moral and
doctrinal debates of the Middle Ages were a problem within the church as a whole,
not a “Roman Catholic” problem).
Concerning our coverage of creation/evolution issues, the full
title of the magazine is Answers: Building a Biblical Worldview. This is a worldview
magazine, showing how the gospel and our Christian lives should be built on
a biblical understanding of creation and Genesis. The magazine’s purpose statement
(p. 6 of every issue) includes the key words worldview, biblical authority,
and gospel. Since its founding in 1993, Answers in Genesis has promoted the
supreme authority of God’s Word and salvation based on faith alone. While our
views contradict the Council of Trent, the ministry strives not to be negative
or “anti–Catholic,” but positive, “pro-evangelical Christian,” and “pro-Creator,”
if you’ll allow us those terms.
Future issues will rarely allude to the Reformation. That just
happened to be the focus of this issue. Most issues will deal more directly
with science and biblical history. The next issue, for instance, will bring
readers up to speed on astronomy, and the following issue will explore Babel.
Many other exciting topics are in the works.
The Amazing Hearing Ear
The “Hearing Ear” article is interesting. I am deaf and my organs of the Corti
do not work. Hairs don’t move, but when I wear my hearing aids, it works! God
is amazing that He taught someone to make a hearing aid!
Dan W., Mentor, OH
Emerging Church—Style or Substance?
I felt offended as I read what I perceived as a tone of personal indignation,
“Inside their walls, you’ll typically find couches in place of pews, conversation
instead of preaching, compromise in place of convictions, and questions instead
of truth.” There is no biblical justification to negatively judge couches and
a casual atmosphere with people sharing their lives with each other.
Chris K., Springhill, FL
Author’s Note: The intent of the article “A Call Back
to Truth” was to highlight the dangerous teachings that have crept into this
growing movement, not the form of worship. This sentence only describes what
is typical in Emerging Churches, while the main point of the article was the
movement’s failure to recognize the clarity and sufficiency of Scripture as
It is very difficult to describe a movement that seeks to avoid
being categorized. We sought out expert advice in an effort to be both fair
Many articles are very interesting and thought provoking. . . . Our readers
give a very high rating for the Answers magazine articles. When Christians from
different nations and continents are united, great things can be achieved for
Candice L., Hong Kong,
China Media Evangelism
Limited Editor’s Note: Media Evangelism Limited, a
Christian ministry in Hong Kong, has translated and published many of our
Ark articles in their Chinese magazine. They are building a massive Ark near
Hong Kong, and AiG has provided research support.