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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 27, 2013 - Creation Evangelism

By Ken Horn

I had not heard the term "creation evangelism" until I listened to a discussion of it on local Christian radio. But I've been doing it for years.

My dad raised me to love the outdoors and nature. As a kid, I had a hard time sharing my father's wonder at majestic scenery. That came later for me. But I always appreciated birds and wildlife while I observed and learned about them from my dad.

Since early in our marriage, my wife, Peggy, and I have enjoyed bird-watching together. Shortly after we started doing this, I began calling myself a "creation watcher" because I love observing and learning about all of God's creation.

Creation evangelism builds on this concept. Christians share their wonder at God's beautiful handiwork. An appreciation for the wonders of nature can indeed lead people to a belief in God (see Romans 1), and it can be a nonthreatening way to begin talking to others about the Lord.

It's been asked, "If you can't believe Genesis 1:1, how can you believe John 3:16?"

Evolution is a serious stumbling block to many nonbelievers. It is not science, never has been and never will be. It's a theory about what some fancy might have happened and might happen in the future. Science is based on what can be observed and proven today.

The Bible has terminology for the theory of evolution: "science falsely so called" (1 Timothy 6:20, KJV).

When one enjoys God's creation, and shares it, the experience can open doors. As Romans 1:20 indicates, observing creation can lead to belief in God. After a nonbeliever takes that step, it should be easier for him or her to accept the plan of salvation.

— Ken Horn is editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Snapshots (khorn.agblogger.org).

 

 

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