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God’s Fingerprint

Before reading this article, I would encourage you to read through Romans 1:18–25. With this passage in mind, we will consider the wisdom of the world in the theory of evolution. The error of this false teaching must be exposed by the story of creation taught in Genesis 1, along with all of God’s word. […]

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There are several reasons why we need to understand Genesis 1, and how to defend 24-hour creation. First, Genesis 1 begins with “in the beginning.” This is the beginning of God’s sovereign plan of salvation which he would work through his son for his people. Secondly, it is likely that we will be exposed to a creation heresy, […]

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Deconstructing Theistic Evolution

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of […]

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Questions for Theistic Evolutionists

The Bible says, “God is good,” and God described his just-finished creation as “very good” (Gen. 1:31). How do you understand the goodness of God if he used evolution, “nature red in tooth and claw,” to “create” everything? The Bible says Adam was created from “the dust of the ground” and would return to the […]

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I write about the wonders of the creation where we live. Especially, I focus on the complexity and uniqueness of the community of natural life on the eastern shore of the great freshwater lake, Lake Michigan. This community forms an ecosystem made up of the complex and mutually dependent relationships of all the creatures found […]

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Henry M. Morris, 1918-2006

As God works all of history toward the return of Christ to gather His church, the devil has been relentless, and perhaps has even enjoyed some glimmers of hope that a way exists to defeat the council of the Almighty God. One such glimmer of hope came in 1959 at the great Darwinian Centennial celebration […]

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The Answer

Advanced Biology 201. When and how did the world with all its life forms begin? The question had come up before. Kevin hadn’t been ready in the past, but he was ready now. He raised his hand. He knew the answer. “God created the world in six days out of nothing. Evolution says it took […]

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The Case for a Creator

Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2004. Pp. 340. $14.99 (paper). In this instructive book packed with scientific information, author and journalist Lee Strobel interviews several scientists on the theories of Darwin and how well they have withstood the scrutiny of science within the last one hundred years. Strobel, a […]

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Evolution

Lisa is a member of Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. She wrote this persuasive paper as an English assignment. The question of the origin of man is not a new question. Scientists define it like this: “Man is the result of a purposeless and a natural process that did not have him in […]

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Seek Him that Made Orion

“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion…The LORD is His Name” (Amos 5:8). Everything was going well for Israel. The people were building houses of hewn stone and planting vineyards in their fields. The armies were winning battle after battle under the leadership of King Jeroboam II. Although the nation had suffered under […]

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Theological Jello!

Ken Ham is Executive Director of Answers in Genesis. Reprinted with permission from the “ANSWERS update” March 2000 vol. 7 issue 3; a monthly newsletter equipping Christians to uphold the authority of the Bible from the very first verse. The Answers in Genesis website can be found at www.AnswersInGenesis.org Have you ever tried to nail […]

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A Precious Jewel*

* Reprinted from the Standard Bearer, vol. 47, pp. 255- 257.  They were neighbors. In fact, they had lived next door to each other for over forty years. It could be said that they got along quite well, even during those years when the children did the usual damage to lawns and gardens—and to an […]

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The Doctrine of Creation (4)

“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). It is with faith that a belief in God’s work of creation begins; faith which is one of the blessings of salvation, and a gift […]

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Doctrine of Creation (1)

This article is the first in a short series of articles on the subject of the doctrine of creation and the lie that stands in opposition to it, evolution. This subject is very relevant today for the Reformed young person for a number of reasons. First, the doctrine of creation is under attack today like […]

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The Chances Are…

Tell me my friend what the chances are Of all things being the way things are, Of planets thrown into the air, After thousands of years still staying there. Fragments of an explosive force Steering on a perfect course; Planets that are perfectly round— One where life forms can be found. What are the chances […]

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True History?

Eerie sounds surrounded Dirk and Deanne as they walked through a dimly-lit passageway. Slowly their eyes became accustomed to the darkness, and they could begin to see the strange plants and rocks along their path. They were inside an exhibit about the history of fossils at their local museum, and they were finding this display […]

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A Letter about Two Letters

Dear Grandchildren of junior high and high school age, There was once a young family whose father lived in a far country. From there he wrote two letters telling all about himself. That first letter they received was awfully hard to read; in fact, they couldn’t decipher it all in some places. Some of the […]

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Creation vs. Evolution Handbook

The Creation vs. Evolution Handbook By Thomas F. Heinze, Bake Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1970; 79 pages, Paperback, $1.50. Mr. Heinze is a missionary in Italy for the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society and formerly taught subjects related to the field of Science and Religion. As the title indicates the book is only a […]

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Teaching the Sciences (5)

During the past four months I have been considering the teaching of science in the classroom of the Protestant Reformed Christian School. I have done this from the point of view of one who is convinced the instruction in the sciences must be given in such a way that no contradiction exists between the instruction […]

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Teaching the Sciences (2) – Evolution

In our last article for the Beacon Lights we were making a few general and introductory remarks about the teaching of science. In that article it was emphasized that those who are of the household of faith possess a basic prejudice. I indicated, however, that those who are of the household of faith are not […]

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Current Events and Comments

Not long ago, Dr. Donald Wilson, Professor of Physical Anthropology at Calvin College, addressed an assembly at East Christian High School here in Grand Rapids. I was privileged to obtain a tape of his message, from which the information in this article is taken. By digging up and examining fossils, he attempts to reconstruct the […]

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Books

Evolution and Christian Thought Today Russell L. Mixter (ed.) – Eerdmans – 222 pp. – $4.50 Ever since Copernicus demonstrated that the sun and not the earth was the center of our universe, the “Sea of Faith” has, for the educated, been at ebb tide.  Most scientific men can only “hear its melancholy, long, withdrawing […]

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Answers

In an editorial in The Standard Bearer of May 1, under the title “Evolution, Long Periods, or Days,” the Reverend H. Hoeksema asks for historical verification for certain statements made in the Beacon Lights editorial three issues ago: “Proof Positive – the Earth Is Flat.” But first, I feel constrained to interject a definite denial […]

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Evolution, Long Periods, or Days

Before I proceed with my discussion of the creation days in Genesis, I cannot refrain from calling attention to an article in the Beacon Lights under the caption “Proof Positive – The Earth if Flat,” by C. H. Westra. The reader understands, of course, that the heading of the article is a piece of sarcasm […]

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