Applying Creation Apologetics to Science
This 7-lesson course builds upon the firm foundation in creation apologetics laid by CAP 101: Fundamentals of Creation Apologetics.
CAP 102 will demonstrate how creation apologetics apply to scientific discussions, such as the origin of man and dating fossils. You will be introduced to important concepts in biology and geology to become better able to provide answers “to anyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)
CAP 102 overview
- The incompatibility of evolution and the Bible
- Biblical and scientific support for a recent, six-day creation
- How to use logic to defend your faith
- The nature of Noah’s flood
- Compromise in Christian doctrine
- The benefits and shortcomings of the Intelligent Design Movement
- The relationship between Genesis and the rest of the Bible
- Biblical cosmology
- Basic radiometric dating concepts
- Understanding mutations and evolution
- Online quizzes
- Online videos
- Reading assignments that will engage and equip you
Goals and Outcomes
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:
- State why an evolutionary worldview is inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible.
- State how a global flood is presented in the Bible.
- Use principles of logic to expose and avoid invalid arguments.
- Explain inconsistencies in compromise theories such as the gap theory, progressive creationism, and theistic evolution.
- Use biblical truths and scientific examples to refute evolutionary claims.
- Answer questions from skeptics on biblical authority and scientific validity of biblical creation.
- Identify fallacious arguments within fields of science.
- Be ready to give a defense for the hope of eternal life found in Jesus Christ alone.
- Share the gospel with confidence.
- A digital certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher.
- In addition, ACSI teachers who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs). (Register for the course with CEUs if you would like to receive them.)
- Students should expect to spend 4–6 hours per lesson watching the videos, reading the articles, and taking the quiz. Complete the coursework at your own pace within six months.
- This course is a self-directed learning experience and does not provide instructor feedback.
- Parents or teachers seeking to use this course for high school credit can consider this the equivalent of one-half semester of social studies credit.