Some Christians insist that creationism is divisive. Well, standing for the truth is divisive. But so was Jesus! (Luke 9.62, Matt. 10.34-39, Luke 11.23 — so much for "neutral ground".) People are ignorant that creation is foundational to the gospel. Many have compromised on a straightforward reading of God's Word, insisting on adding to it so they can have their own interpretations and accommodate atheistic interpretations of scientific evidence (Prov. 30.6). The Bible does not teach an ancient Earth, nor does it accommodate theistic evolution.
People are falling away from the church. One very big reason is that they have been told lies: "Science" has disproved the Bible, Genesis is just mythology, the Bible is full of contractions, science proves evolution, and even that God does not exist. For honest seekers, information that these claims are false is available.
Let's make February 9, 2014 into "Creation Sunday"! We're calling for pastors, church leaders and anyone else to encourage their churches to take a stand for biblical truth. There is information on this site about how Genesis and creation are important to a proper understanding of Scripture, and I recommend that you read about Creation Sunday here, too. Atheists like Michael Zimmerman are calling on compromisers, false Christians, cultists and non-Christians to affirm evolutionism on the Sunday before Papa Darwin's birthday. We should stand up for the truth.
Videos are available to watch online, free, at several sources. Here are just a few:
- Creation.com media center
- Answers in Genesis Video on Demand
- The Institute for Creation Research has a series of excellent, very short, fast-moving videos called "That's a Fact"
- Northwest Creation Network has many videos available for online viewing
- Creation Today has a number of free videos
Now, about that dishonest (or maybe just incompetent) atheist part.
It must annoy Michael Zimmerman and other misotheists that there are people who reject in his "Evolution Weekend" apostasy drive. There are Bible-believing Christians who take a stand and proclaim "Creation Sunday" every year since 2006.
There are also people involved in the grassroots "Question Evolution Day", started by yours truly in 2012 and inspired by the "Question Evolution!" campaign. One part of "Question Evolution Day" includes the use of the "15 Questions for Evolutionists" aspect of the "Question Evolution!" campaign. (I was thrilled that they liked my video and included it in their "15 Questions" page.)
I am not a reader of the biased leftist "Huffington Post",. but I found something in a 2012 article from Zimmerman. He was busy demonizing Ken Ham and portraying him as someone who is only in it for the money. I'd like to see a comparison of who gets more money, Ken Ham or Richard Dawkins. Yeah, that'll shut you up!
Look at this:
Third, and perhaps most tellingly, every year creationist organizations spend an inordinate amount of time attempting to disparage Evolution Weekend. If Evolution Weekend were not an important event, creationist groups would ignore the celebration. Instead, they attack it -- and use it as a way to raise money from supporters.Seriously? I see an Affirming the Consequent fallacy as well as Appeal to Motive. You might even get a Fallacy of Exclusion here. But the next paragraph was quite interesting:
This year was no different. Indeed, as The Christian Post pointed out, something called "Question Evolution Day" was created this year to combat the efforts of The Clergy Letter Project. Given all of the T-shirts, bumper stickers and related paraphernalia that sponsors were hawking, "Question Evolution Day" might well have been a boon to the economy, but there was no evidence that it promoted meaningful dialogue.Amazing. If he did research, it was pitiful. I have some bad news for you, Sunshine: I am the one who started "Question Evolution Day". Not only does it have nothing to do with Answers in Genesis because (as stated above), it was inspired by Creation Ministries International, the article I'm quoting demonizes AiG and Ken Ham, but I did not market any Question Evolution Day merchandise (I'm just a guy doing this after work and on days off, not a part of an organization), and am not aware of anyone else who did market merchandise.
Also, "Question Evolution Day" was not started in response to your "Clergy Letter Project" call to apostasy. The fact is, I had never heard of it, or him, until after QED was happening. Zimmerman needs to get over himself. Now, I can see where he might get the idea that QED was started because of his "let's get liberal churches whoring with atheists" initiative, since The Christian Post (which he linked) said:
As many churches observed "Evolution Weekend," some congregations and other groups decided to celebrate a different perspective on the origins debate with "Question Evolution Day."
The Feb. 12 observance was meant to encourage people to skeptically approach Darwin's theory of evolution. It was coordinated by multiple groups including the Traditional Values Coalition, Creation Ministries International, and the website Piltdownsuperman.com.
So I can see where someone who read hastily and did not bother to do research might get the idea that it's in response to his "get the liberal Christians to compromise more" project."This is not designed to teach Genesis per se, nor is it a platform for debating the age of the Earth; there are plenty of other places for that," said Bob Sorensen of Piltdownsuperman.com, to The Christian Post.
Pay attention here. The number of "churches" that Zimmerman has recruited is misleading (and fewer than in previous years). He lists churches that are so liberal, their doctrines cannot even be recognized as Christian any longer. Adding Unitarians, "New Age" groups, Buddhists and others that would rather align themselves with atheists than actual Bible-believing churches is disingenuous at best.
I can lower my standards and use the same fallacies that Zimmerman used. It is obvious that education systems will crank out a doctorate for anyone with enough money to pay for it (especially atheists), because he does not show the ability to do decent research, and indulges in selective citing. But I won't indulge myself in that fallacy. I will say that his "research" was very sloppy.
Here's a message for the apostate groups:
“Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”— Cowboy Bob Sorensen
—Joshua 24.14-15, NASB