It has been some time since I have written a blog post. A new responsibility has eaten up some of the time in which I would write. However, this new task has also given me a new resource. I wanted to share this with you.
My new responsibility is teaching one of the moral’s classes in the local middle and high school. Because we are just starting out, I decided to teach on Origins. Origin of the world, origin of sin, origin of death, etc. while researching for the classes on the origin of the world, I came across the ministry Answer’s in Genesis.
Please do not take this as a blanket endorsement of everything published or said by Answer’s in Genesis. That said I do agree with much that they produce. This ministry is the originator of the Creation Museum in Covington, Kentucky. If you have never been, I would recommend a visit. Instead of the misinformation you need to wade through in a Natural Science museum, you find all of the exhibits referring back to the Bible.
This ministry is geared toward Christian Apologetics with a specific emphasis on the Creation and the Genesis accounts.
Before we go much further, I feel the need to define what I mean by Apologetics. To the dictionary we go.
Apologetics, n. That branch of theology which defends the Holy Scriptures, and sets forth the evidence of their divine authority. (Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary – 1913)
Answer’s in Genesis has as its goal the defense of the literal, Biblical account of Creation. They publish many books to this end written by creationist scientists. These are people who have doctorates in science and know whereof they speak. These scientists are taking observational science and applying it to historical science. This scientific basis helps to combat the general belief in evolution.
Not only that, but many of their materials are available in other languages (including, much to my surprise, Portuguese).
I have been able to use their videos and materials in class to teach my students what the Bible says is true. It also allows them to learn how to defend their faith against the attacks of secular reasoning and evolutionary science.
The one caveat I have, is that they have stopped using the Authorized Version or the KJV. In spite of this, I have found their materials to be detailed and analytical when it comes to what the Bible says about science.