Here is an email from our friend in Louisiana, the retired judge Darrell White. Judge White is a Creation Museum “lifetime member” and is founder and president of the Retired Judges of America. He helped Dr. Terry Mortenson and Steven Fazekas of our staff last week in Louisiana at a booth that AiG had set up at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).
Here is the report Judge White filed, which we are posting a few days after the ETS meeting. You see, November 24 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species:
Many Americans are letting the anniversary go by without giving it a second thought. This month marks the 150th anniversary since the original publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859. It is the book whose evolutionary theme concerning man’s origin is—at least for the present time—dominant in America’s science classrooms. And, undeniably, at this stage in history, Darwin’s “nothing-created-everything” fairy tale worldview is a source of confusion for many professing Christians.
I was privileged to spend that day with Dr. Terry Mortenson and Steven Fazekas helping staff AiG’s booth at the Evangelical Theological Society's (ETS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Free copies of Ken Ham’s insightful new book Already Gone were given away to conference participants, and many other helpful creation resources were distributed. Quite a few of those who visited the AiG booth confided with obvious sincerity: “You creation ministry folks really do need to be at these meetings!”
Especially gratifying was the opportunity to observe close-up as Mortenson and Fazekas—both knowledgeable creationists—skillfully answered tough questions regarding science and the authority of Scripture. For example, to one inquisitive seminary student’s question about age-dating methods, Dr. Mortenson used his wristwatch’s chronometer feature to vividly illustrate the three assumptions invariably associated with all such methods used to date fossils:
1. Known initial boundary conditions; 2. Isolated system; and 3. Constant rate of process (see The Defenders’ Bible by Henry Morris, appendix #5)
Illuminated by fresh insight, this conference participant eagerly sought additional creation resources to deepen her understanding.
Significantly, attendees were distributed a flyer listing twelve “Affirmations and Denials Essential to a Consistent Christian (Biblical) Worldview” and an invitation to sign on. Time will tell how many support this important declaration. It reminded me of the challenge issued years ago by my own Sunday school teacher—himself a judge—to this impressionable youth: “If you were arrested and put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
While Origin of Species month is ending, my own prayer is that AiG’s presence within centers of influence such as ETS will grow such that, in the days ahead, we can expect many more believers to find the moral courage to uphold the authority of God’s Word, beginning with the very first verse. Our children and grandchildren are counting on us!
—Judge Darrell White (Retired)For more about Charles Darwin, be sure to watch our new DVD called The Evolution of Darwin: His Impact. You can find it in our online store.
Special Speaking Engagement in Our AreaThis coming December 10, I will be a guest speaker at the Sufficiency of Scripture 2009 conference right here in our Cincinnati area—hosted by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. Other keynote speakers include my friends Doug Phillips and Voddie Baucham. The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture truly is the foundation of our ministry and all we do here at AiG and the Creation Museum. (Of course, evolutionists say that Scripture cannot possibly be sufficient to explain where the world came from.) I will be giving one presentation on the Thursday evening at the beginning of the conference.
Whether you are a father, mother, child, church member, leader in a local church, or are looking for a church, there will be something for you. Topics include the accuracy of the entire Bible, biblical evangelism, women’s ministry, raising godly children, etc.
Here is a link to the conference page.
Delivered from death, depression, and deceptionThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken
(Psalm 116:8) For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
We thank the Lord Jesus Christ that He went to Calvary in care for our souls and now delivers us from the 3 D’s of death, depression, and deception.