Well it is that time of year again when the kids are heading back to school. Whether they’re going to
elementary, junior high, high school, or college, the students are about to get bombarded with tons of information.
The question is: Are those kids prepared to filter out the falsehoods that they will inevitably hear? Are they
prepared to examine everything next to God’s Holy Word to make sure the enemy isn’t deceiving
them? Are they prepared to stand up for Biblical truth in their public or private schools? And I do mean Christian
schools as well! We have heard of Christian schools teaching all kinds of unbiblical information from evolution
being true to ‘old earth’; that the prophecies in the Bible were written down after they occurred,
or even that not everyone can repent and believe in the gospel.
So the real danger for students as they head to school lies in whether their guard is down, and whether they have
been taught to be critical thinkers. They need to be discerners, so that they can spot unbiblical information when
they hear it, even if it is presented as truth. In one of the newer talks that I give, I tell the audience that I am going
to say five unbiblical things in the next ten to twelve minutes, and it is their job to find those things and have Scripture
to prove where I was wrong. Wow, what a fun talk to give! It has been exciting for me to see so many people spot
the errors, and then be able to know the Scriptures to refute those errors.
One of the biggest areas of deception that has pulled so many people away from the truths of God’s Word
is macroevolution. Or, the principle that one species can evolve into another one. The horror stories I have heard from
people who have given up their faith over this one issue continues to astound me. I am always looking for good
information as we defend the faith, and recently found another good website:
. This site is loaded with information and articles to help defend the Christian faith. You can
look up topics by category, such as ‘young earth’, ‘genetics’, ‘geology’,
‘anthropology’, ‘the Bible’, ‘ice age’, etc. as you are working on
papers and presentations for your classes, or to have the information when you are witnessing.
When I was talking to an atheist on the streets in Iowa last night, we talked about where this creation, the earth,
could have come from. How could a creation not have a Creator? Where did the first piece of matter come from? Even
though he thought there was nothing when he died, I asked him did he hope there was something when he died?! It is
always fun to see people’s reaction to that question, because many atheists do hope that there is something
beyond this world. It is the eternity that God has put in all of us that makes us think about that.
I was talking with a college student recently that was given the assignment to prove evolution was true. She is a Christian
lady, so she did the exact opposite, and instead, she showed how creation was true! The teacher tried to give her an
incomplete on the assignment, but her college has a policy that students do not have to do assignments that go against
their convictions. So she won her case when she stood her ground!
One of my all time favorite speakers and people on planet earth is Dr. Jobe Martin. His fantastic book The Evolution
of a Creationist
is a must-read, and I highly recommend his DVDs as well (
). You see, Dr. Martin was an evolutionist, until a couple of students challenged him on the
creationist model. So as any good seeker of truth, he started studying, and that is how he evolved into a Creationist! Can
you imagine if those students weren’t standing up for God and Biblical truth? Where would Dr. Martin be today?
We had a Creationist professor get so excited about reading One Heartbeat Away
and specifically the chapter
on evolution, that she contacted the ministry. We introduced her to some other folks in her field and now she is robustly
standing up for the Creator God of the Bible in her classroom and with her students.
One of my more vivid memories of my college days was the very first day of an anthropology class. The professor started
talking about what we would be learning in the classroom that quarter, and all of the sudden, a student raised his hand and
started talking about the Bible and God’s creation, and asking the professor questions. Now at this point in my life,
I was not much into the topic of God. All these years later, I remember nothing that my professor taught during that class,
but I still remember that bold man of God who stood up for what he believed!
Always have some good questions in your arsenal when you are witnessing to people or talking with someone about evolution:
‘Where do you get your information?’
‘How do you know that to be true?’
‘Were you there?’
A college student once told me that he had a professor say that a comet hit Mars and a chunk of Mars landed on earth
and that is how the first cells got here and life evolved from that. ‘Were you there when it happened?’
would have been a great question to ask him! That professor was just making a wild guess and nothing else.
‘How did you come to that conclusion?’
‘What if you are wrong?’
These are all great questions to use all the days of your life.
I do believe that this God who created the earth is worth standing up for. How about you?
P.S. I have a new talk out that I have been getting a lot of feedback on entitled You Plus the Holy Spirit Are...
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