Why Creation Evangelism is vital for our kids and grandkids!
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Quick – see if you can answer the following question without peeking at your Bible for the answer! As you know, Hebrews 11 includes a list of heroes of the faith – people who were used of God because of their faith. Each verse that introduces a faith hero begins with the words “by faith” or “through faith.” Can you name the very first one mentioned in Hebrews 11? Also, can you identify why the person was said to exercise faith?
When you have the answer in your head, continue reading.
Most people, of course, say the name of an Old Testament character. Many think it was Abel, who offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. But the right answer is – wait for it – YOU! As a believer in biblical creation, you are at the head of the list!
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3).
That’s right – YOU are listed first in the Hebrews 11 “Faith Hall of Fame”! And you are listed there because you understand that God created the worlds through Jesus, the Word. Of course, Hebrews 11:3 isn’t just referring to you. It’s talking about believers down through the ages who believe what God said about His act of Creation.
This means that Christian creationists have a responsibility to exercise the faith we have been given. We need to share the reasons for our faith with others. This is why more and more people are talking about Creation Evangelism nowadays – a term that was first used by our founder, Walter Lang.
In an article titled “Creation Evangelism” posted at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) website, the late Dr. Henry Morris wrote:
Creation evangelism is the ministry of using scientific Biblical creationism as a help in winning people to Christ. To the best of my knowledge, the term was first used by Walter Lang almost 35 years ago. Lang, who had been a pastor in the Missouri Synod Lutherans, founded the Bible Science Association in 1963 and soon was convinced God could use creationism as a means of leading people to faith in the Bible as God’s Word and the Lord Jesus Christ as Creator and Savior.
He was right about this. The Biblical record of creation is not only historically and scientifically accurate, but it is also the foundation of all the saving doctrines of the Bible. In recent decades, many have come to accept Christ because (at least partially) of the scientific and Biblical evidences for creation.
Though our name has changed from the Bible-Science Association to Creation Moments, our mission has never changed. From the time of our founding a half century ago, God has enabled us to grow from a tiny ministry in a small Idaho town to a ministry that is making an impact for God worldwide.
As a ministry dedicated to sharing the politically incorrect truth about biblical creation, we depend entirely on the generosity of Christians who believe in our mission. Thanks to you and many others like you, Creation Moments is touching lives throughout North America and all over the world.
“Your 2-minute radio spots introduced me to the vital creation ministry many years ago. Since then, I have been a strong (but lonely) voice in my church (and family) in support of special creation – teaching and writing of the truths of creation, of the dangers of compromise, and the fallacies of godless evolution.” – R.R.
“For many years Creation Moments has been a source of blessing and education. You have bolstered my faith in the Scriptures and given me assurance that the Bible can be trusted.” – R.N.
“I am a Children’s Pastor and I often send the kids I serve to your website when they have questions about why life is the way it is. I appreciate all the great information I have received through the years. Creation Moments has very much impacted my life and the lives of the many children I serve.” – J.A.
“I am using your daily emails as devotionals and educational awareness support material for my church youth team of which I am director. Your research and efforts to make the results of that research known is far more valuable than I could have imagined. Thank you!” – L.H.
With atheistic evolution virtually taking over in public schools and in colleges and universities, the need for biblical literacy – especially on the topic of origins – has never been greater. Without it, even kids brought up in Christian homes are prey to atheistic professors and classmates who will try to convince them that their belief in the Bible is old-fashioned and scientifically preposterous.
A good understanding of biblical creation is what our kids and grandkids need now. It is absolutely vital for them so that they will become strong in the faith. And once they are equipped for the task of Creation Evangelism, they can show their teachers and classmates that evolution is scientifically absurd and that Jesus is their only hope of eternal life.
That’s our mission here at Creation Moments. And with your prayers and financial support, we will continue that mission until the Lord returns in glory!