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Creation Conference Livestream, Aug 13-18

As bestselling author and former pastor Randy Alcorn pointed out several years ago

But without the biblical doctrine of creation, there is not only no objective biblical authority, there is no doctrine of human sin and ultimate redemption. If there was no Adam, we did not sin in Adam, and did not need the last Adam, Christ, to come to redeem us. (Creation Magazine April-June 2012)

On the other hand, ‘the mantra of the ‘new atheists’ is that, since evolution is a fact, the Bible is wrong and there is no Creator to be accountable to. As a result, most Christians have questions about the accuracy of the Bible, especially Genesis and the creation/evolution issue.’

The concerted push by some (including massive funding initiatives) to promote the idea that God created using the process of evolution has confused many other Christians.

How can we understand these issues?  For there are answers; our God does tell us what we need to know.  And, as Romans 1:19-22 points out, understanding the truth about Creation is vitally important to everything else we think and do.

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Claiming to be wise, they became fools…

(For what is essentially a 400 page discussion of this passage and its implications for North American Christianity, see Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.)

For all these reasons, this Creation Conference livestream is a golden opportunity.  Next week (August 13-18)  we will have free access to over two dozen talks by ten qualified speakers.  Of course, the actual conference itself would be amazing, but that is not an option for most of us.  What a blessing that we can watch them from our own homes!

Understanding creation/evolution issues is vital for us as Christians, and even more so for us as Christian parents.  Summer is a good time to relax, but for homeschooling parents it is also a good time to recharge and learn a few things.  I’ve been spending much of my time this summer studying Total Truth in order to be able to teach my children more effectively; the message of this conference will augment what I’ve learned from that book.

If you can carve out a few hours, I highly encourage you to watch some of these talks.  I know it is a stretch—we all have prior plans.  But it will, I expect, be a very worthwhile use of our time.

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This article is linked to Finishing Strong and Raising Homemakers.

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