In spite of the many discouraging "testimonies" from skeptical intellectuals these days (see, for example, the sad testimony from Carl Sagan, as discussed in this month's Impact article), we continue to receive many thrilling testimonies of God's blessings on personal lives through the uplifting message of creation, redemption, and divine purpose which is now going out all over the world.
Although we include such testimonies in the regular news columns of Acts & Facts from time to time, there is never enough space for all of them we would like to share with our readers whose support makes it all possible. Consequently, I want once again to devote my "Back to Genesis" column this month to a number of recent letters we have received and to "let the redeemed of the LORD say so!" For lack of space, I obviously have had to delete portions of the letters, but I think you can get the "heart-feeling" from each one, and I believe you will praise the Lord—as we do—for such evidence of good fruit gathered through sowing God's truth in human hearts.
I am a student of the paleontology at the Belgrade University, and I am writing in the name of a group of people who have the plan to organize a Creation Society here in Belgrade. The members of the society would be professors, assistants, and students who believe in six days of creation.... We are thankful to you in Christ.
FROM A GIRL NAMED BRENDA
I have really been blessed by your ministry. I am now a creationist rather than a theistic evolutionist, and I have your ministry to thank for opening my eyes. Keep up the good work, you remain in my prayers.
Your ministry has not only "converted" me from "theistic evolution" to "a young-earth Biblical creationist," but has enormously strengthened my (our) faith. Our 8-year-old son especially has enjoyed the many ICR videos and books and has learned a tremendous amount of science. Thank you for your influence in our lives.
FROM A MISSIONARY IN VENEZUELA
Please be encouraged that the ministry of ICR has been and continues to be an inspiration and blessing to everyone serving on our field.
Thanks so much for your continued ministry to me and my family. I look forward to receiving my Acts & Facts each month as much as anything I receive! And I'm so grateful for the strong devotional thoughts that fill every issue of Days of Praise. You first influence came into my life as a teen-ager when I received a copy of The Bible and Modern Science.
FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
I receive much benefit from Days of Praise. Sometimes sermons or messages arise from these daily readings. Through your writings are derived many thoughts, concepts, truths that help me, and I in turn pass on to others that focus on our being creations of a mighty, loving God.
Just a note to tell you what a powerful lift you give us daily through your unsurpassable Days of Praise. There isn't a day, through reading your daily commentary, that I don't learn something new in the Bible. You and your writers have such a marvelous way of presenting the subjects. We are made richer spiritually through your contributions.
I am also regularly listening to your program, "Science, Scripture & Salvation" in Family Radio every Saturday. It is very much useful. Please, sir, continue that program till Christ returns.
Thank you for your Days of Praise daily Bible readings. Your booklet gives me the daily instruction and lift that I need—listening to the radio (your program and others) was the biggest contributor to my becoming a believer in Jesus Christ.
FROM A PROFESSOR IN A STATE UNIVERSITY
I am an anomaly at the university—I am a creationist and a pastor teaching secular psychology…. It enables me to be a witness-by-example in front of hundreds of students each semester (several have come to a saving faith in Christ).... I could go on and on but I wanted you to know that ICR has helped me understand the wonders of God and His works in a valuable way that enables me to tell many others.
Because of my scientific training, I became a theistic evolutionist.... Because of this compromise, my Christian walk was half-hearted at best.... The day that I heard "Science, Scripture & Salvation" on the radio, it was like a rebirth for me.... I felt as though I had been saved all over again by the message that I was hearing from ICR. My life has turned 180° since that day. I have left my lukewarm belief behind for a blazing love for my Lord.
Lonely, depressed, and a drug abuser living in Hollywood, it dawned on me that I had forgotten about God,... my brother gave me your book Science and the Bible to read.... In my heart I decided for Christ and put my trust in Him alone for salvation, about two weeks after I began reading your book.... Since then, everything is new. My interests have turned now to apologetics and true science.... Let God be praised continually, for it is He that "giveth the increase" always.
FROM A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IN INDIANA
Like you, I have a Ph.D. in civil engineering with a specialty in hydraulic engineering. More importantly, I am a Christian who never really understood creation.... As I read your book, the Holy Spirit gently instructed me and helped me develop a better understanding of God's Word.... I can only "Praise the Lord" for the renewed hunger that I now have for reading and studying the Bible.
FROM A WOMEN'S PRISON IN CALIFORNIA
On behalf of the Chaplain's office, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the Days of Praise devotionals. The women love them!
FROM NEW JERSEY
As Christian public-school teachers, we need daily inspiration to cope with the job and with all the other factors related to teaching children in such a large urban setting. Your booklet, Days of Praise, has ministered to our spirits and reminded us to view situations from God's perspective rather than our own.... We thank you for being there and for your faithfulness in reaching out to a troubled world.
FROM A HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENT IN ALABAMA
I enjoyed (the student meeting) very much. There were great points brought up in the movie we watched and also when the speaker spoke. Also there were great photographs and illustrations in his presentation. The speaker really knew what he was talking about.... If I ever get in a conversation with someone who disputes the Bible and the Creator, I can show him this evidence to back up what the Bible says.
This is only a sampling, of course. Then, in addition to the letters, we receive many similar testimonies verbally at our seminars and other meetings, as well as by telephone. So we say with the psalmist: "Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD" (Psalm 1 07:43)
* Dr. Henry M. Morris (1918-2006) was Founder and President Emeritus of ICR.