I have to confess from the outset that this testimony is long overdue. I want to thank you for the role your ministry played in God’s dealing with me when I was at University in 1999. I had been a Christian almost two years when I started the final year of my ‘Chemistry with Biochemistry’ degree at a University in London. I was away from my home church, and grappling with my studies when I was challenged by the evolutionary teaching on my course. I remember the incident very well when one lecturer commented to the class of about 100 pupils that the genetic similarity of certain mitochondrial proteins in apes and humans were expected due to our evolutionary origin. To my surprise, nobody seemed to question what was being taught. Everyone accepted the lecturer’s reasoning - except for me. I knew if the account of Adam and Eve was erroneous, then the rest of the Bible would be brought into question. I felt a shudder go down my spine at the thought of the implications. I left the lecture shaken up. The Bible had never let me down before. I read it everyday and it had transformed my life. I wondered how all my friends and the lecturers I had admired could possibly be so mistaken. I began to question if I was the one who was mistaken.
I went to several lecturers and spoke to them about other evidence for evolution, and asked how concrete it really was. Most of them were dogmatic in their assertions about the truth of evolution. The most favourable response I got was from one lecturer who said the evolutionary explanation for the origin of life was questionable, even faith based. I was encouraged by his honesty, but I still had lots of questions. I didn’t want to let go of the authority of the Bible - I knew it was totally reliable, but I couldn’t understand how these brilliant scientists could be so wrong by such a huge margin. I couldn’t stop thinking about the matter and decided to delay my final year thesis so that I could give myself time to look into it. I spent many hours each day pouring over every material I could find on creation and evolution. I came across many books by famous evolutionists at my university library. It was at this stage I came across the AiG website on the internet. It was a much smaller website than it is now, but it was just what I was looking for. For the first time I read about real evidence that contradicted evolution. Perhaps the most eye opening discovery for me was that evolution was not a scientific argument. I couldn’t believe what I found out - I was ecstatic. Suddenly it all began to make sense and I went back to my lecturers with more questions. In once instance I challenged my Tutor about the lack of information-adding mutations in nature. To my horror, he had no answers. This was supposedly the foundation of the evolutionary mechanism - and my own Tutor didn’t have a clue of this weakness! I challenged other lecturers with similar questions, and I was mate with blank faces. But the blank faces soon turned to hostility. I had made my position known to everyone. As a result, I sensed things were becoming difficult to deal with. One lecturer went out of his way to promote evolution during a class. I was so nervous my hands were shaking and I couldn’t carry on taking notes. I could go on and tell you of other instances of when I felt the heat of the controversy. But let it suffice to say that God has been so good to me and helped to be a witness. I am now surrounded by scientists in my work place, all very educated, but all blinded by evolution from seeing their great need of Jesus Christ. Five years on I still regularly visit the AiG website for answers. AiG has been used of God to strengthen me and help me in my witness.