One of the most heated debates of our time is the one centered on the origin of mankind and the universe. For centuries there was no questioning of the Biblical teaching that God created the world and everything in it. The "Renaissance" of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries gave rise to new ways of thinking and observing the world which led to many changes in art and science. Some of these provided a more accurate understanding of our world (IE. Isaac Newton – the law of gravity, 1678) and others challenged the foundational thinking about how mankind and the world we live in came to be.
One of these was Charles Darwin, an English naturalist who published a work entitled, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859. In this book Darwin theorized that contrary to the Biblical concept of creation where God spontaneously created the world and mankind in 6 days, the earth along with humans developed over a very long period of time through a process now called evolution.
This theory has been widely taught since that time and has gained wide acceptance among many scientists and educators. The problem, of course, is that Darwin's theory has not been proven conclusively and contradicts the Bible account of the origins of man. What we will be offering in our "Evolution or Creation?" seminar on February 6-8 will be a scientific presentation that challenges Darwin's theory and reaffirms the idea that there is no contradiction between science and the Bible when it comes to the creation of man and his world.
I hope you will make the effort to be there for this fascinating and faith building exercise. I also encourage you to invite a friend or family member - you and they won't regret it.
Update: to view this series please visit LiteralGenesis.org.