Students and parents sometimes ask: "Why is it important to get equipped with creation apologetics resources?"

Answer: Students today spend 5 days of the week at school, getting about an hour of science training each day, not including homework. Once they have finished their school responsibilities, they often sit through T.V. programs, read books from the library, or flip throughmagazines, some of which are scientific in nature. While much of what is learned is helpful knowledge about the natural world, unbiblical evolutionary assumptions are often mixed in, and the whole package is sold to them as “science”.

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Unfortunately, many Christian parents and students are unaware of these hidden teachings, and lack the tools to answer questions raised by them, such as, “What about natural selection?”, “Doesn’t radioisotope dating disprove the Bible?”, “What about ape-men fossils?”, “Where does the ice-age fit in?” and so on. These questions, if left unanswered, can often cause doubts about the Bible’s trustworthiness. After all, if the Bible’s teachings on earthly things are wrong (or need “reinterpretation”), why would its teachings on spiritual things be any different?

That is where creation apologetics teaching comes into play. “Apologetics” comes from a Greek word that means “to make a defense.” This word is used in 1 Peter 3:15, where we are given the command to “…always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you.” And in a world where the history of Genesis constantly being questioned, it is imperative that we equip ourselves with answers to these questions, and that we train our students to do the same.

It is no coincidence that at this time, there are more creation apologetics resources available than at any other time in history. To get started, check out our free resources like “Creation v. Evolution: What You Aren’t Being Told in Biology Class” and our fast facts sheets on ape-men fossils, and visit websites like www.answersingenesis.org (Answers in Genesis/Ken Ham) and www.icr.org (Institute for Creation Research).

Another way you can get equipped (and help others to get equipped) is by hosting a presentation by our speakers from Genesis Apologetics on a topic like ape-men, the Flood, evolution, dinosaurs, and others. Visit our “Request a Presentation Page” (https://genesisapologetics.com/request-a-presentation/).

CTI Interview: Dan Biddle and Dave Bisbee Answer 5 Important Questions

In this interview with Mike Riddle from Christian Training Initiative (CTI), Dan Biddle and Dave Bisbee answer these important questions:

  • What are our kids being taught in school and how are they responding?
  • When do students begin to have doubts about the Bible and why?
  • Why is it important to teach a young earth?
  • Is there any scientific evidence we can teach our youth that supports a young earth?
  • How can parents help our youth trust the Bible?

Is Biblical Creation teaching important if your kids are attending public school?

Christian kids in public school typically respond to evolution teaching in one of four ways, or a blend in-between. These start at the “worst” outcome and move to the “best.”

1-Lose their faith: The evolution teaching talks them out of their Christian faith.

2-Apathy: They lose the benefit of knowing they are created in the image of God, and with purpose and intent.

3-Integration: They become theistic evolutionists. Their “god” is one who creates through “experimental cruelty” in a “hands off” fashion.

4-Defense: They hold strong personally, but don’t help others out of the cloud of dissolution.

5-Evangelism: They are so strong in their faith that they dismantle evolution teaching and help convince others of the truth.

First, it is God’s hope and desire that we know who we are, Whose we are, how we got here, how special we are in the scope of His creation, why we’re here, and what His purpose is for our lives.

The secular world, and public school system, cannot answer these questions. In fact, not only does the world not teach these things, the world gives an opposite message, namely: we are the result of “slime through time,” we do not belong to a God who made us with intention, we will not have to give an account for our lives, and that our purpose and significance is left only to us.

Why is developing a defense against evolution teaching so important for Christian students? The answer is simple, but scary:  Young students cannot easily dismiss evolution teaching. This is because, from kindergarten on, kids are conditioned by both their parents and teachers to listen, learn, obey, and even be judged and graded by mastering what teachers say is “truth.” When they are taught evolution in school, they are typically met with strong “evidence” in school, presented “by scientists” as “scientific fact.” And unfortunately, many kids are not provided with ample training at home to rebut this teaching, so it sinks in and shapes their worldview. As a result, many kids end up dismissing their Christian faith along with Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny and adopt evolution teaching in its place. The result is a life lived without the authority of God, a belief that they will not be accountable for how they live this life, and that their moral choices are of no consequence.

What is the solution? At Genesis Apologetics, we believe that kids should be taught Creation v. Evolution at a 2-to-1 ratio. That is, for every hour of instruction they receive in public schools, the bare minimum is to counter this with at least two of sound Biblical Creation instruction.