A Spiritual Line in the Sand

Each new year provides an opportunity to take stock of where we’ve been and where we wish to go. This applies not only to individuals but also to all believers who are called by Jesus to be salt and light in a darkened world (Matthew 5:13-16). Even so, recent national and world events have only increased my longing for the return of the King. A year ago legal homosexual “marriage” did not exist nationwide, the secret practices of Planned Parenthood were an unknown horror, and agreements with hostile nations were unthinkable. And though Christ’s Second Coming is assured, it is far too easy to grow weary, even despondent, while we wait for His glorious appearing to bring sweet relief from the evils and persecutions of this fallen world.

In times like these, we should remind ourselves that God’s truth never changes—no matter how humanity distorts it. Rampant perversion of God’s natural law was prevalent in the days of Abraham and Paul (Genesis 18:23–19:25; Romans 1:26-27), so open rebellion against God in this once-Christian nation should come as no surprise. But we must also remember Christ’s command to “do business till I come” (Luke 19:13). Rather than hunkering down and waiting idly for His return like the believers in Thessalonica (2 Thessalonians 3:6-15), Christ called us to use our abilities and opportunities to sow, water, and reap in fruitful service for Him.

Sometimes Christians must take a stand. It is imperative—now more than ever—that biblical truth rise above the din, and ICR is committed to doing our part as long as the Lord enables our ministry. If you follow us, you know our ministry is blessed with a tremendous science staff with degrees from world-class universities. Most importantly, they all possess a great love for Scripture and a passion to proclaim its truths. Their research uncovers a wealth of new evidence that affirms the Bible. Yet only those within our circle of supporters are aware of it. It is time we change that.

ICR is now focused on building a state-of-the-art science museum and planetarium on our Dallas campus to reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. That said, anything high-quality takes time, skill, and—yes—money to produce. We’ve never faced a funding challenge as large as this, yet we know from Scripture that if we don’t ask, we won’t receive. God has enabled ICR to operate debt-free for the entire 45 years of our ministry (all glory to Him!), and we aim to keep it that way.

With the recent turn in world affairs, it is time to draw a spiritual line in the sand and boldly proclaim our Creator through the very science that skeptics use to deny Him. ICR has the intellectual prowess, the scientific muscle, and the biblical commitment to build a magnificent testament that glorifies Him in a way that no one on Earth can do. If we don’t do it, it won’t be done. It’s time we get after it.

Please prayerfully consider joining with ICR to build this robust museum of science. It is high time we showcase the remarkable evidence that affirms the Bible, and the scientists and staff of the Institute for Creation Research are just the team to do it! For more information and a preview of this major initiative, please visit ICR.org/museum. Your generous tax-deductible gift will make a bigger difference than you might imagine and will impact many “generation[s] to come” for our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ (Psalm 78:4).

* Mr. Morris is Director of Donor Relations at the Institute for Creation Research.

Cite this article: Henry M. Morris IV. 2016. A Spiritual Line in the Sand. Acts & Facts. 45 (1).

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