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Over the years, I have met many people who turned from being an evolutionist to believing in God’s Word in Genesis and becoming a biblical creationist (and for many non-Christians, becoming Christians through God using “creation evangelism”). One such former evolutionist—a geotechnical expert—visited the Creation Museum this week.
We’re discovering that many businessmen who take business trips by plane across the country are stopping by our Cincinnati metropolitan area for a few hours to visit the Creation Museum, and then they return to the airport (or get a rental car) and continue on their journey. That was the case of ministry friend Dr. Bill Kane who visited on Monday while in Kentucky and Tennessee for business and some pleasure.
Dr. Kane has a fascinating testimony. He has a PhD in civil engineering from Virginia Tech University—that’s where one of the pioneers of the modern creationist movement, Dr. Henry Morris, taught in the 1960s (as the head of the same civil engineering department Dr. Kane attended). As an expert in rock mechanics and someone who conducts geotechnical research (most of it while as a thorough-going evolutionist and non-Christian in his professional life), Dr. Kane had heard of Dr. Morris’s classic 1961 book The Genesis Flood on Flood geology.
Even back in the 1970s as a non-Christian, he was trying to get a copy of the book so that he could find out for himself what this intriguing-sounding text about geology was all about (he heard something vague about it—perhaps at Virginia Tech). Finally, in the mid 1990s, he found a copy, and as he slowly became a creationist and gave up evolution and long ages (this is a man who is a professional geotechnical researcher), he also became a Christian (in 1997).
Dr. Kane is now an on-fire creationist and an avid AiG booster. As he travels the world, he plainly sees the effects of the global Flood around the globe (occurring about 4,400 years ago). He now rejects the time line of an earth millions of years old (though he taught such things at a few universities over the years). While he is not involved in geologic lecturing and research on a campus today, he is out in the field practicing geotechnology (e.g., helping avoid landslides along the Pacific coast).
Dr. Kane also teaches courses on creation and apologetics at his church in central California and holds a Bible study where AiG DVDs are shown. In fact, the day that Mark Looy of our staff visited him in his office last December, a shipment of AiG DVDs arrived in his lobby as they were speaking (it included our co-produced DVD on global warming, which he thought was excellent).
We had a family come from Danville, Illinois, to attend the “Answers for Darwin” conference [about a 12-hour drive]! I also spoke with folks from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey who came here specifically for the conference. One lady bought the Teen–Adult Library Pack and the Kid’s Answers Library Pack for her grandson to use in his missionary work in Eastern Europe. Another couple purchased multiple copies of two different books that will be distributed to school teachers in Kenya. It is exciting to see these resources leaving the tables here in Virginia knowing that they are going around the world to equip people of all ages to defend their faith.Tremendous numbers of resources have gone out into the public during the last two weeks of speaking engagements. It is so exciting to see people hungry for the message and understand the need to equip themselves and their families and witness to others.
SpeakThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(John 7:18) He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
We are on our guard to resist speaking about ourselves, but, instead we speak of the righteousness and sacrifice and beauty of the Lord Jesus Christ.