I recently came back from an encouraging five day speaking tour in the Republic of Ireland. Although Ireland is largely dominated by Roman Catholicism, as is much of the Western world, it has become very secular in its outlook. It was therefore no surprise to find out that many of its churches have already compromised with the belief in evolution and millions of years.
However, while there, we were able to visit three churches that still took a stand on the authority of God’s Word, beginning in Genesis. After speaking at one church, a lady told me how she appreciated the ministry of Answers in Genesis as it made an otherwise complicated issue easy to understand.
Despite the fact that these churches were small in number, they were committed to teaching the authority of God’s Word within the church and proclaiming the truth of the gospel within their communities. It was also encouraging to hear that one of the churches, due to its growth, was moving to a bigger building in the heart of a local community.
As well as visiting a number of churches, I had the privilege of speaking alongside Dr. Voddie Baucham and AiG UK associate speaker Dr. Robert Beckett at a conference run by the Irish Christian Home Educators Association. Given that the Christian homeschooling movement is relatively small in Ireland, the conference was well attended (over 100 adults and children in two days). We were able to equip many of the people that came with faith-building resources.
Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Republic of Ireland that they would continue to stand firmly on God’s Word and proclaim the truth of the gospel.