The Internet Battleground
by Richard Pferdner *
Forty million adults use the Internet as their primary source of news and information about science.1 But finding answers to questions of origins is fraught with danger on the Internet. Landmines of half-truths and hidden assumptions lay waiting for the unwary.
The centuries-old battle over the Bible's scientific accuracy is now being fought on the 21st-century high-tech battleground of the Internet. The pace of scientific research is accelerating, from the outer reaches of the universe to the inner reaches of the genome, and with each new discovery comes an interpretation of origins that is inconsistent with Genesis. The accelerated pace of the Internet demands a corresponding response to the challenge.
For over a decade ICR has equipped creationists on the front lines of the Internet. In September 1995, icr.org was registered, four days before Google.com. Since that time, icr.org has supplied advocates for creation with solid analysis on the issues of creation, science, and biblical authority.
In this long war, our best weapon is the Word of God.2 The Bible is the foundation upon which ICR's research, education, and publications are built. One example of this is the online Bible integrated into the search feature of icr. org. Verses found in search results are linked to the Hebrew and Greek definitions from Strong's Concordance. The search feature also includes the study notes from the Defender's Study Bible by ICR founder Dr. Henry Morris.
ICR's articles, focused on the Bible's accuracy and authority, are viewed millions of times each year. ICR's online resources include hundreds of technical articles that demonstrate the truth of recent creation. Solid scientific information analyzed within a thoroughly biblical framework is immediately available to everyone, anywhere, and at anytime.
Communication during battle is a key to victory. ICR's free email publications provide in-depth creation science news, research, commentary, and devotions. Many of ICR's subscribers pass this information on through their own email messages to equip other believers and challenge unbelieving friends with new evidence for recent creation. Sign up for ICR's free publications at icr.org/signup.
In-depth training is another vital element for victory in battle. ICR's Graduate School offers online distance education for a Masters degree in Science Education, with minors in Astro/Geophysics, Biology, Geology, and General Education. The Creationist Worldview is an Internet-based one-year program of study designed to equip Christian leaders with biblical apologetics, scientific confirmation of creation, medical ethics, applications of the biblical worldview in business and government, and much more.
A fresh new look is coming to ICR's website that will increase the ease of use. Improved navigation links between content pages will help to organize ICR's vast library of research that clearly demonstrates the scientific support of the Genesis record. Expanded access to key information will assist believers in defending God's Word.
Two thirds of Americans strongly believe or mostly believe in recent creation.3 In the coming years, with your assistance, ICR wants to reach these people with compelling evidences that support their convictions. The Internet is a powerful tool in communicating the vital truth that the Bible is scientifically accurate.
Ready for battle? Log on to icr.org!
- PEW Internet & American Life Project.
- Ephesians 6:17, "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
- ICR News: "Gallup Poll: Two Thirds of Americans Believe God Created Them."
* Mr. Pferdner is Director of Internet Ministries.
Cite this article: Pferdner, R. 2007. The Internet Battleground. Acts & Facts. 36 (10): 4.