Newsletter No. 2

Newsletter No. 2

“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.

During the last decade, 62 different Creation-related subjects have been presented by many eminent scientists and some theologians. The clear message has been that science can, and does, support Creation. Sadly many people cling on to Evolution because they fail to examine the evidence in a logical and unbiased way. It has been interesting to see how the different branches of science support the view that design and purpose was built into the created world. When you observe the intricacy of everything from the sub-microscopic to the galactic scales, not only are you left in awe, but you see the hand of an Almighty Creator in everything that you observe. I find it incredible that anyone can believe that pure chance enabled everything to emerge from nothing! For all the necessary ‘chance events’ to occur in the right sequence to enable an evolved existence to appear requires so much time and so many failures that it become a statistical impossibility. Sadly we are taught about ‘Big Bang’ and ‘Evolution’ as facts in our schools and colleges when in reality they are theories without foundation.

I studied Physics at university, and found the subject of Thermodynamics to be most challenging. This raised a real conflict for me when it comes to the ‘Big Bang’ theory. How can the first and second laws support the concept of matter exploding from nothing, and then ordering itself into an intricate cosmos and be equally intricate at the sub-atomic level? I had to conclude that either Thermodynamics was wrong or Big Bang was incorrect! To allow order to emerge from ‘Big Bang’, science has had to fudge these laws. Can you really teach that both these principles are right? Creation Ministries International have recently produced a DVD titled “Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels”. This is an excellent DVD and well worth watching. Fifteen eminent scientists examine seven areas of science that allegedly support Evolution and show the failings of these paradigms. This DVD is the subject of our next meeting, and I would encourage you to come and see the DVD and to bring friends with you.

Our plans for the next few meetings are:

Friday 20th March 2015 at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle (7.30 pm) DVD: “Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels”

Friday 24th April 2015 at Cockermouth Christian Fellowship (CCF) (7.00 pm & 8.30 pm)

CMNW are supporting this meeting jointly organised by CCF and Creation Ministries International (CMI).
Dominic Statham (from CMI) is presenting two talks:

  • “Proclaiming Creation in a Scientific Age”
  • “Dinosaurs and Dragons: Monsters or Myths?”

Saturday 9th May 2015 at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle (4.00 pm & 6.00 pm)
Andy McIntosh will be speaking, the subjects are to be confirmed.
Friday & Saturday 9th & 10th, or 16th & 17th October 2015. Speaker, subjects & venues to be confirmed.

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