Issues of Life | The Institute for Creation Research
Issues of Life

I was recently invited to be a keynote speaker at a leadership planning meeting for international right-to-life advocacy groups. We gathered in Amsterdam, Holland, a city renowned for its history, beauty, and culture.

Parenthetically, while I was there I took time to visit the "Ark," a half-size model of Noah's vessel that consists of several barges welded together, floating on the waterways of Holland. Inside is a large and attractive creation museum, complete with exhibits from the Grand Canyon and Mount St. Helens. The owner, a professional contractor and devout Christian, uses the Ark as an evangelistic tool, traveling around Europe.

Organizers of the Amsterdam conference correctly identified evolution as the root cancer underlying many of society's woes, and proposed linking creation ministry more closely with issues concerning the value of life. Many of the Christian leaders who were present loosely believed in creation, but had never before made the connection between evolution and such societal ills as abortion, infanticide, promiscuity, racism, etc.

Conference attendees were treated to a special behind-the-scenes tour of Corrie ten Boom's "hiding place." To reinforce the connection between the Holocaust and abortion, they also visited a concentration camp in north Holland with a resident who had lived nearby in his youth. A press conference was held at the European Parliament to underscore the damage done to women by abortion. One supportive representative of Parliament related that just a few days before, Parliament had refused to pass a resolution banning infanticide, the killing of unwanted infants. We were told how the abortion of so many millions of babies in the womb has caused the population of several European countries to decline to crisis levels. And yet the incessant call for abortion and euthanasia continues. Will the "evolutionary" extinction of the unfit (i.e., survival of the fittest) drive us past the point of no return?

It brought to mind a poignant passage of Scripture. Commenting on society's evils, the psalmist asks in Psalm 94, "Lord...how long shall the wicked triumph?...They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, The Lord shall not see..." |v. 3, 6, 7|. But God's patience has a limit. "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?...judgment shall return unto righteousness" |v. 9, 15|. He warns that even those who conduct their shameful deeds openly, who "frameth mischief by a law" |v. 20|, will meet their ultimate doom |v. 23|.

Until then we must continue to study, teach, and represent Him well as "ambassadors for Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:20). So much more than an academic belief in "creation" is at stake in creation ministry. Thank you for standing with us in this worthy battle.

* Dr. Morris is President of the Institute for Creation Research.

Cite this article: Morris, J. 2008. Issues of Life. Acts & Facts. 37 (2): 3.

The Latest
NEWS
Seafloor Spreading Matches Creation Predictions
Evolutionary scientists recently determined that seafloor spreading has been slowing down.1 And they are not exactly sure of the reason. However,...

NEWS
Remembering Patti Morse
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from...

CREATION PODCAST
What Happened with Washington's Violent Volcano? | The Creation...
How did a 1980 volcanic eruption change our understanding of geology? What impact did this event have on the age assignments of sediments? Join us for...

NEWS
Fossil Insect Predation Shows No Evidence of Evolution
Some recent science news stories have come out describing fossils of insects feeding on plants supposedly many “millions of years ago.” What...

NEWS
Adaptive Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in Plants
Being sedentary organisms, plants are essentially stuck where they are planted and need to dynamically adapt to the conditions around them to not only...

NEWS
Dr. Tim Clarey Awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year
Congratulations to ICR Research Scientist and geologist Dr. Tim Clarey! He received the Adjunct Professor of the Year award from King’s University,...

NEWS
Mars Rover Records Dramatic Solar Eclipse
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has filmed the Martian satellite (or moon) Phobos eclipsing the sun, and this short but impressive video may be viewed...

CREATION PODCAST
Darwin or Design? CET Pt. 2 | The Creation Podcast: Episode 22
How does design provide a better explanation for biological functions and adaptations than natural selection? And how can engineering principles help...

NEWS
Resurrecting “Ancient” Enzymes?
The most abundant protein on Earth is probably an enzyme (biological catalyst) called RuBisCO (or Rubisco) designed by the Creator to function in photosynthesis.1...

NEWS
Inside May-June 2022 Acts & Facts
How can Christians stand up to scientific elitism? What does the plant fossil record in Iceland tell us about the global Flood? Does a new bacterium...