Hammy vs the wrong creation myth . . .(much cutting and pasting - go to link for full effect)
Imagine my shock when I discovered that some Muslim leaders were using their own form of “creation evangelism” to convert people to Islam!
Stephen said that the speaker, in an excited, authoritative tone, declared: “The purpose of life is to be grateful to our Benefactor and conform to His rules.”
The Muslim leader went on to discuss that we need a system designed to help us be grateful to the Benefactor and to conform
and that system is Islam. He also emphasized that the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad were the authority.
Stephen and his pastor said that this was actually an Islamic “creation evangelism” lecture! It majored on design, which could have a major impact on many non-Muslims. But the argument of design was used to connect people to Islam!
As I’ve often said, AiG isn’t about converting people to “creation.” AiG seeks to teach people the truths of God’s Word so they’ll understand and believe the gospel.
Then I went into detail as to how people need to be taught that the Bible’s history in Genesis is true, that it’s confirmed by observational science and that the millions-of-years/evolutionary ideas that permeate the media and schools are not true.
As we often state on our website, AiG uses the design arguments (among many others) to proclaim the Christian faithwhich is how we need to use such arguments.
AiG is at the cutting edge of evangelism today. We’re not just battling the secularization of the culture, but also against false religions like Islam. The message that God’s Word beginning in Genesis can be trusted is the answer for our world.