"Then I Got Invited to a Bible Study"
Isaiah 55:11: "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Dr. Gary Parker, a scientist with a doctorate in biology, used to love teaching his students about what he called "the fact of evolution." As he describes it in his book Creation Facts of Life, "For me, evolution was much more than just a scientific theory. It was a total world-and-life view, an alternate religion, a substitute for God."
He continued, "I didn't just believe evolution. I embraced it enthusiastically! And I taught it enthusiastically! I considered it one of my major missions as a science professor to help my students rid themselves of old, 'pre-scientific' superstitions, such as Christianity." Dr. Parker also points out that he was willing to let his students believe in whatever "god" they wanted to … just as long as their religious belief did not keep them from believing in evolution.
His story takes a sudden turn, however, when he writes, "But then I got invited to a Bible study." For this distinguished scientist, everything changed. And for many years now, through his books and seminars, he has been using science and logic to teach that evolution is false. "And it's not just me," he adds. "Thousands of scientists are sharing the scientific evidences in God's world that encourage us to believe all the wonderful promises and principles in God's Word, the Bible."
It's truly amazing how adaptable even the scientific mind becomes when considering the complete body of evidence rather than conforming to unproven hypotheses like evolution.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that the simple act of inviting someone to a Bible study can have a profound impact, not only on that person's life but on the lives of many others as well. Use me, Lord, to reach out to others. Amen.
Notes: Dr. Gary Parker, Creation Facts of Life, pp. 11-12 (Master Books, 15th printing, 2013). Photo: Dr. Gary Parker, creationist biologist.
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