ANSWERS IN GENESIS SEMINAR - January 29-30
Join us Sunday, January 29-30 for a free, live event with Dr. Terry Mortenson from Answers in Genesis.
This is a non-ticketed event taking place at our Marion campus and is open to the public.
Childcare is provided for children ages 4 and under.
Sunday, January 29
8:30 a.m. Dinosaurs: Have You Been Brainwashed?
In Session One of our Answers in Genesis seminar, Dr. Terry Mortenson will discuss whether or not evolutionists really know how dinosaurs came into existence and how they went extinct, as well as whether or not they have real evidence that dinosaurs evolved into birds. He will present the truth the Bible gives us and how to know how and when they were created and why we find their bones fossilized in rock layers. The connection of the dinosaurs to the gospel is also made clear. This well-illustrated presentation will help kids and adults to recognize the evolutionary brainwashing on this subject.
10:00 a.m. Creation vs. Evolution: Why It Matters
What is happening in America and the rest of the Western world? Moral insanity, censorship of truth, and loss of liberty prevails. Why? How did we get here? Many Christians today think that the question of origins (and especially the age of the earth) is an unimportant side issue, which can distract us from focusing on Christ and the gospel and over which Christians can just “agree to disagree.” But nothing could be farther from the truth. In the light of our cultural context, Dr. Mortenson presents some of the biblical reasons for believing that this issue is vitally important for every Christian, because what ultimately is at stake is the authority of Scripture and the truth of the Gospel.
6:00 p.m. Origin of Species: Was Darwin Right?
Dr. Mortenson presents some of the overwhelming scientific evidence from biology and paleontology that Darwin’s theory is false. He shows that evolutionists have used misleading arguments to convince us that the fossils, natural selection and mutations prove evolution. In fact, the evidence fits very well with the biblical account of God supernaturally creating distinct “kinds” of plants and animals (with genetic information for variation within each kind but not the ability to change into different kinds). The relevance of this issue to our everyday life is explained at the end.
7:30 p.m. Ape-men, Adam & the Gospel
Evolutionists work hard to convince us that man evolved from ape-like creatures, and an increasing number of theologians and other Christian leaders believe this. Consequently, some of those Christian leaders are also teaching the church that there never was a literal Adam and a literal Fall but that this does not affect the truth of the gospel. Using both scientific evidence and the Bible, Dr. Mortenson exposes the lie of human evolution and the disastrous consequences with respect to racism, morality and the gospel, as a result of denying the literal truth of Genesis.
Monday, January 30 6:30 p.m.
Millions of Years: The Idea’s Unscientific Origin and Catastrophic Consequences
To really understand what is wrong with belief in millions of years, we need to go back to the early 19th century and study the origin of this idea. This unique and interesting lecture, based on Dr. Mortenson’s PhD research, will clearly show that the idea was not the result of just letting the rocks and fossils “speak for themselves” but rather came from anti-Biblical worldviews (or philosophical assumptions) being imposed on the geological evidence. The talk explains the key men who helped develop the idea of millions of years, the various ways that Christians responded, and the subsequent catastrophic spiritual and moral consequences in the culture and in the church as a result of the church’s continuing compromise with millions of years.
8:00 p.m. Big Bang: Exploding the Idolatrous Myth
In a way that is understandable for lay people and teens, this lecture presents many scientific and biblical reasons for why we do not need to bow the knee to the big bang theory or any other theory of cosmic evolution (and the associated billions of years). Using quotes by prominent secular astrophysicists Dr. Mortenson shows that evolutionists really have no idea how the Moon, the Solar System or any stars or galaxies came into existence and that the big bang theory is fraught with scientific problems. He also shows that it impossible to harmonize the big bang theory with Scripture. We can and should believe the Genesis account of the origin and age of the universe.