A Call for Creation Basics
by Jayme Durant *
An ICR staff member recently shared about his conversation with a local youth pastor. This seminary graduate had confessed before his church that he didn’t know what to believe about creation, and our staff member astutely saw an opportunity to share what God’s Word and science say about creation.
The fact that a seminary graduate, a believer in Christ who has been trained for ministry, felt confused about something as basic as creation underscores the importance of our ministry to unlock the great evidence that God has provided in His creation. It also highlights that the need to provide accurate information endures, even to those who lead the next generation in our churches.
We continue to look for ways to make biblical truth and scientific data accessible for everyone. We are committed to providing this truth in a relevant manner, to impact those who are seeking the truth, and we are dedicated to making some of the most difficult to understand information accessible to every person who asks the simple question, “And what about creation?”
We sense an urgency, a call to provide creation basics to Christians and non-Christians alike, and we don’t want to miss the chance to make a difference for this generation and the next. We employ individuals who are skilled at doing research, discerning scientific claims, and communicating relevant issues. We share God’s creation truth through conferences, seminars, and presentations at churches, schools, community groups, private school and homeschool conventions, and other meetings.
We plan to publish more books this year, as well as to provide Acts & Facts magazines and Days of Praise devotionals as we have done for years. For those who can’t attend our events, we offer the creation message via radio, video, and web options. And we are exploring other possibilities—new ways to make critical creation truths available to those who don’t use traditional means to search for information.
Dr. Henry Morris III’s feature article this month, “The Wonder of His Love,” examines the Bible verse that many of us first learned as children—John 3:16. This verse is a Bible “basic,” although it’s far from simple in meaning. Dr. Morris unfolds the depth of meaning in this one small verse of Scripture, illustrating how every verse of the Bible holds an invaluable treasure. It’s so simple, and yet so many miss the profound truths tucked in this one little verse.
At ICR, we often talk about the simplicity of Genesis 1:1—one little verse—“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” It’s so simple, and yet those who question the meaning of this verse remain. Our goal is to provide the information that so many seek—to point to Scripture and to emphasize its truths. And, yes, we also study science. We are committed to high standards of academics and research, and our scientists often point out how each area of science provides even more reason to embrace the foundational truths of Scripture. They are pleased to say that science confirms Scripture.
The foundational truths of creation are waiting to be discovered by each generation. We are committed to sharing cutting-edge, current information along with unlocking the enduring foundational truths of Scripture. We value your support through prayer and financial donations to continue this work. Please partner with us as we seek to answer the call to share with this generation the basics of creation.
* Jayme Durant is Executive Editor at the Institute for Creation Research.
Cite this article: Durant, J. 2013. A Call for Creation Basics. Acts & Facts. 42 (2): 4.