Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Another year has flown by and we have all experienced times of joy and of sorrow. CMNW has continued to organise meetings in the area, and we thank you for your continued support. In contemplating the subject “Creation or Evolution: Fact or Fable?” My thoughts turned to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7: 13&14) where He speaks of the narrow and wide gates; one leading to life and the other to destruction. He tells us that the wide gate leads to a broad way that is taken by many people to their ultimate ruin. By contrast, the narrow gate and harder path is much less popular, but is much more rewarding.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Creation Matters North-West (CMNW) has now celebrated its tenth anniversary, our first meeting was held at Emmanuel Church, Workington on 29 January 2005. Our aim has always been to help Christians to be confident in the Bible’s teaching on Creation (recognising the challenges of living within a secular, atheistic and materialistic society). It was appropriate therefore that Steve Layfield spoke on the “Relevance of Genesis” at that inaugural meeting.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

The Bible begins with the words “In the beginning God created…” Creation Matters North-West (CMNW) was set up in 2005 to help people to realise that science actually aligns with what is written in the Bible, and that there is strong evidence to support concepts such as incredibly detailed design (fearfully and wonderfully made), a catastrophic flood (covering the whole earth), and a created order that is relatively young. We are told in our education establishments and in the media that science has an alternative view regarding the beginning. To what extent is that view based on the need to exclude God? We have a confidence that God has given us an eyewitness account in His Word, and we need to be confident to trust the Word of God.