About two years ago, several of us met to brainstorm possible themes for upcoming issues of Answers. At that meeting the strategic importance of 2009 really hit my radar screen.
You see, 2009 is a huge year for evolutionists. They’ve been preparing for it with all the excitement and energy of Beijing’s Olympic committee. Dubbed “the year of Darwin,” 2009 marks Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his infamous book On the Origin of Species.
This new year may herald the greatest mockery of the Bible since the Scopes trial “media circus” of 1925. With the world now swimming in anti-God propaganda, the stage is set for evolution to be promoted as never before.
PBS, NPR, BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, tax-funded schools, nearly every natural history museum, and hundreds of secular periodicals—all these and more are poised to idolize this man, Darwin, whose worldview totally rejects the God of the Bible. The combined dollar value of their campaign to further Darwin’s ideas is staggering.
So after brainstorming, we got very serious about locating expert authors, licensing photographs, and developing illustrations for this expanded issue.
Now, it’s late at night, and I have the proofs for this issue laid out before me on my kitchen table. Knowing all the behind-the-scenes obstacles that have nearly derailed this issue, I’m especially delighted with what God has done! The articles for the special Darwin section contain intriguing stories and facts that set the story straight. Most of us have never heard the real story.
As parents, educators, and influencers within our churches and communities, we all need to read and share the Bible-upholding, God-honoring truths of this issue. Each article is designed to give you the tools necessary to repel the onslaught of misinformation that you are about to experience.
Friend, if “good people [you] do nothing,” 2009 will very likely be a banner year in the recruitment of new believers in the evolution myth. But there is no limit to what God can do to rescue the misinformed, and revive the faith of Christians who have bought into the idea that compromise is an appropriate response.
Compromise on God’s Word was Darwin’s response. And look where that led us.
For the Creator’s glory,
Dale Mason, Publisher
In 2006, I visited Darwin’s home and saw the very chair where he wrote his famous book. By rejecting the Bible’s teaching, Darwin misinterpreted the world around him. Now, 150 years later, we see the tragic results of such foolishness. I hope this issue will challenge your family to stand up for God’s authoritative Word as never before.
Ken Ham, President/CEO,
Answers in Genesis–USA