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Creation-evolution debate should stir university family to prayer

The Apostle Peter encourages us in 1 Peter 3 to always be ready to give an answer for our faith, the hope that is in us. This commandment spurs us to study and learn Scripture with the purpose of knowing God and knowing how to explain God’s hope to others.

But not only do we need to have knowledge of the Scriptures, we also need to communicate knowledge with meekness and fear, Peter writes.

Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, will soon give a reason of the hope that is in him when he debates Bill Nye, former host of “The Science Guy,” on Feb. 4 at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.

Answers in Genesis will host the debate, and Ham and Nye will discuss an already agreed-upon topic: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”

Those in the scientific community who hold evolution to be true are skeptical of the debate and feel that it shouldn’t even take place.

The Richard Dawkins Foundation stands firmly against the debate, stating that evolutionists shouldn’t debate creationists. In an article, the foundation said that a debate between an evolutionist and a creationist legitimizes the position of the creationist simply by the willingness to engage in a discussion. “Creationism vs. evolution however is not worth debating. Why? Simple, there is nothing to debate,” the article says.

The foundation and others in the scientific community don’t even want to provide Ham the slightest opportunity to give a reason for his hope. Despite the opposition, Ham has an opportunity, and it could potentially impact a very wide audience.

The Collegian staff urges the university family to pray for Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis, as the Creation Museum hosts the debate -— a ministry opportunity.

Pray that the name of God would be glorified instead of mocked and that the Holy Spirit will empower Ham to speak the truth.

In addition to praying for those who are directly involved with the debate, pray for those who will be indirectly influenced. Answers in Genesis will stream the debate live so that people around the world may watch. Our staff urges you to pray also for those who will hear the truth of creation; pray that they will be drawn to God for the first time or strengthened in their faith.