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By Lisa Cherry

Get ready for an intriguing debate between the television personality science guy, Bill Nye, and Creation Museum founder and president Ken Ham on Tuesday night.  

The two have agreed to spar over whether Creation is a viable model of origin in today's modern scientific world. Will your family be watching this?

Some media reports claim this debate is a bad idea.  In fact, many are criticizing Nye for “legitimatizing” creation origins as worthy of serious discussion.

Hmmmm. That seems odd to me. As if evolution is the only possible answer?

My humble opinion? This should be quite interesting. And it is definitely a discussion starter for the concerned parent who recognizes the powerful influence of evolutionary theories on modern philosophies and doctrines.

In our book Not Open: Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War, we talk about the sixth characteristic of Barna Research’s definition of a biblical worldview:

God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world and still rules the universe today.

With only 1% of our young generation proving to have a biblical worldview, I'd suggest we best be willing to enter into some public discussion.

The debate begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday.  My family and I will be watching. 

If you do tune in to watch via this online link, don't expect this to be without fireworks.

But I'm not afraid of honest discussion and debate...  How about you?  I already know who wins in the end. :) And He will defend Himself just fine!

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By Lisa Cherry

I could not believe it. After we posted last week about the Evolution vs. God video I had the most amazing thing happen.

A young woman came to church as a visitor Sunday with her grandmother. During service it was mentioned that the youth group had been looking at a video about evolution and our faith.

This young woman came to the front at the end of church with her notebook asking where she could get her copy of the video.

My heart was moved with compassion. She explained to me how she had been raised in church but had gotten away from God. Her science and her questions about evolution were causing her to not know what to do with her belief in Jesus.

I appreciated her blunt honesty. And I was fascinated to share with her some basic Bible facts that excited her with hope.

Together we looked at Romans chapter 1 verses 18-32.  As we looked at the foundational role that creation plays in our faith development, she was amazed.

I believe that young woman will find her Lord and Savior if she just keeps asking the right questions! I am not afraid of these tough Creation vs. Evolution conversations any longer because I am confident of the Truth and of the Creator!

How about your kids and you? Are you ready to dive into the deep waters of study together?  Here's the Evolution vs. God video, in case you missed it last time.

If you are reading this in an email, and can't see the video, click here.

How about a little dinner chat tonight? Let the tough questions roll. And don’t be concerned if you need to study a few days to find the answers! 

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Another tragic story hit our phone lines recently. Christian family...model daughter… Christian school... straight-A student… loves God... but was found leading a double life.

With her virginity gone to her Christian boyfriend, her parents are devastated. And we're all left wondering… How did this happen?

She had read the purity books. She had made the commitments. But still her life decisions didn't hold.

Christian parents, we are going to have to be willing to look deeper for answers. Fear will not help us. And denial will not be our friend. But we must be willing to unmask…

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?????

The problem is obvious, but today let's head down a new angle.

 The culture war on evolution in the public arena was lost in our parents' generation.  Our kids are living in the aftermath.

Let’s look at the reasoning that results from a culture that believes evolution is fact:

Species evolving from apes do not have morals.  They act on instinct to fulfill their natural desires.

 And after all, God made nature. He put these instincts into apes, and into us. 

 Everyone has basic needs and drives that must be fulfilled.    It’s natural and normal. 

 When I’m in love, it would be wrong not to act on my desires. My parents just don't understand when they say no.


Do you see what I did there? I put God on top of an evolutionary thinking foundation. I did not leave Him totally out… I just threw Him in on top!

Parents, many of our kids have their sexual morals, sexual identities, and their God foundations all confused! Just like many of them have their science foundations all confused.

Are you active in combating the lies of evolutionary thought in your home on a regular basis?  It is not a subject to be left just to the biology classes! I suggest that you consider your family's discipleship in creation science to be paramount to your purity discussions.

Here are three of the hottest resources to help you get started:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/

http://creationmuseum.org/

http://creationscience4kids.com/

 

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This is one of those times when you’re just going to have to trust me…

Yes, your eyes may quickly dart off the screen if I admit the subject--quantum physics.

But…WAIT!!!   DON’T GO!!!

I promise… if my pea brain can wrap around this story, then you’ll do just fine—and you’ll see what quantum physics has to do with a biblical worldview in parenting.

So hang in there as we dive into the infinitesimally teeny-tiny world of subatomic particles…

Our boys were clicking through the TV options one night and landed on the Science Channel.

Now, I’ve learned from experience that these shows can be “R-rated,” meaning “R”adically secular and often radically at odds with a biblical worldview. Adult supervision advised.

So with some degree of caution, we listened to what amounted to scientific head-scratching about the behavior and essence of energy particles on the smallest known level, in the so-called quantum world.

Recent experiments have revealed the perplexing nature of the most miniscule particles of energy. In some respects, they behave simply like any other matter…as particles, or “stuff” (matter) that can be measured and will show predictable movement.

But, at other times, these electrons behave as waves, with no resemblance whatsoever to physical matter, or “stuff.”

That’s a big difference—kind of like trying to compare the ripple of a wave rolling across the lake to the actual pebble that caused the ripple.

Interesting, I thought, but not what I considered terribly exciting or relevant.

But then our son picked up on another key point that, frankly, I missed. The behavior and nature of these tiny energy particles/waves changes when observed or measured. (Here’s a great cartoon clip that shows this phenomenon.)

I chalked it up to another “Gee, that’s interesting” moment and didn’t give it another thought.

Our son, Jacob, did. The next morning he admitted to staying up until after 2:00 a.m. thinking about this issue—using his Bible for perspective and insight.

He was intrigued that the very act of OBSERVING the movement of tiny energy units changed the manner in which they moved and behaved. (Kind of like how your kids might have a rowdy pillow fight if they thought you weren’t watching…but then might lie on those same pillows like sweet, innocent angels if you were in the room!)

Jacob opened his Bible to the Genesis account of creation and noticed something I had glossed over time and again when reading. It wasn’t until the end of Day 3 in creation that Genesis records God’s observation of his handiwork.

At the end of Day 3 (not Days 1 and 2), the Bible notes, “And God saw that it was good.”

Jacob’s questions… Did God’s observation of His creation cause changes in matter? Could His very act of observation have sparked the establishment of the laws of nature that govern the most elementary levels of energy and matter? Why doesn’t the Bible include “God saw that it was good” on days 1 and 2, as it is on 3 through 6?

Well, not the type of questions we were likely to answer over breakfast!

But what a joy as a parent to know that our children can learn to start with God’s Word in analyzing the world around us…whether it’s for simple everyday issues or for complex scientific questions about the very nature of His universe.

That conversation reminded me, too, that we shouldn’t shy away exploring secular scientific sources with our children. With proper discernment, they will see in science the majesty of His creation.

Even though the secular world might call our world “random”--the accidental product of billions of years’ worth of coincidental events—we, as God’s children, know the truth. His fingerprint is all over His creation! If our universe was such an “accident,” how could we have mathematics, measurable laws of nature and even exquisite (and, yes, sometimes bewildering) laws governing in the quantum realm?

Truly, our universe is no accident. As the Apostle Paul notes, its breathtaking complexity offers a daily witness to everyone: “God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Rom 1:20)

So the next time you find yourself shying away from a complex scientific discussion, lean in and listen with discernment instead. Armed with God’s Word and His wisdom, you might discover another way to explore His glorious power with your children.

By Beth Groh

A note from Lisa: I am so excited to introduce my sister, Beth Groh. She is an awesome voice to moms of today!!! As a gifted writer, she will regularly contribute to our site to help us train our kids to think like a Christians. Thanks, FrontLineMom Beth. Good to have you on board, sis!

Want to attract stares at your son’s basketball game?

Sure, you can stand up and cheer at the top of your lungs, “Good try, good try,” when your son hits an air ball feet away from the basketball goal, or “Way to go” when he scores.

Or you could do like I did a few weeks ago. Set up a colorful table at the gym with a sign, “Creation Corner”… and see what happens when you hand out tracts such as What Really Happened to Dinosaurs?, Was the World Really Made in 6 Days?, Who’s Cain’s Wife?

What will you get?

A few stares. A few polite nods. A few eager takers of the tracts.

And some stopping, quite hungry to talk. “I’ve been really confused about this,” one man started as he sat down to chat. “I have a hard time believing many Bible stories as being true.”

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