Creation Evangelism This Christmas

In this column I have often discussed the use of creation in evangelism; in fact, how creation is foundational to the whole Christian message. The gospel is woven into the creation message, how our mighty Creator made things "very good" (Genesis 1:31) in the beginning, and placed man in a gracious Paradise with the intention that he live forever, in perfect fellowship with his Creator. Man was "in God's image" (Genesis 1:27) with the ability to choose eternal fellowship or disobey, but the penalty for disobedience was death.

Man chose disobedience, and in Genesis 3 we see the "wages of sin" pronounced on all things which began their descent into death. After repeated episodes of disobedience and restoration and disobedience again, the Creator Himself stepped in to this world to live a sinless life for which no sin penalty was required, yet paid sin's penalty as a substitutionary sacrifice for rebellious men. Then He rose from the grave in victory over death and sin, offering us eternal life and unbroken fellowship with Him once again.

I call your attention to this summary of Christian doctrine once again, for Christmas time is nearing, a time when hearts and minds are often reminded of greater meaning to life. Soon we will be sending Christmas cards and giving presents to friends and family, both Christian and not yet Christian, what a wonderful time to employ creation evangelism.

In the lead article, my father, Dr. Henry Morris' last book was presented. It is short, but to the point, giving creation evidences and a gospel message. Might I suggest that you consider purchasing several copies as Christmas gifts?

Another useful idea is to enclose a Christmas tract in with your Christmas cards. Over the years he has written ten different Christmas tracts, each with unusual insight and a piercing message. This column is not usually an "advertisement" for product, and I don't want you to think of it that way now. Hopefully, this column gets you to thinking how you can be a creation evangelist this Christmas.

The list of tracts can be found in the center section of Acts & Facts. There is plenty of time to order them before the Christmas cards go out. I trust you can find them of use, and that God will grant lasting fruit throughout this coming season.

Cite this article: John D. Morris, Ph.D. 2006. Creation Evangelism This Christmas. Acts & Facts. 35 (10).

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