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By John Grant

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.�
Genesis 1:26 KJV

Back in 1925, it was a legal case that had the attention of the nation. John Scopes, a high school teacher, was charged and prosecuted for violating a Tennessee statute which forbade the teaching, in any state-funded educational establishment in Tennessee, of “any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.” The case was a watershed in the creation-evolution controversy.

Now, almost a hundred years later the issue is still on of great debate and the mind of public education has turned the other way. Here in my state, the Board of Education has ruled teachers are allowed to “present scientific information relevant to the full range of views on biological and chemical evolution� There is a raging debate in the state legislature over proposed legislation that would undo the ruling.

A Nobel laureate recently testified in opposition to the legislation noting that “humans and fruit flies have the same genes.� The professor is frustrated that teachers in public schools would be allowed to challenge the way evolution is taught and would allow teachers to challenge Darwin’s theory. He and others fear that such legislation would allow teachers to present as credible theories of creationism and intelligent design, basically beliefs that God or a higher being created humans.

Meanwhile, New York Times columnist and former presidential speech writer, Ben Stein’s new film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,� recently opened in theaters across the country. I have seen it and encourage every person of faith to see it and to take their children. The premise of the movie is that in the name of science, the thought of a creating God has been expelled from the classroom and those who seek to teach it anywhere, have often been expelled from their careers.

Why do people fear putting creationism under the microscope of academic scrutiny? I believe the Bible to be the true Word of God and it says he created the world, including you and me. As people of faith, we need to weigh in on this issue and speak up for our beliefs. Creationism and science are not incompatible and God’s place in creation of us all should not be swept under an elite academic rug.
(a thought on life from John Grant)

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John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney. He is an active writer and frequent speaker.  He can be reached by e-mail at John.Grant@johngrant.net

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By Alec Niemi

A neighbor died suddenly of a heart attack. I had just met him a short time ago and had never met his wife. Although I have to admit I was a bit hesitant, I went over right after it happened to offer any assistance I could, despite not knowing anything about them. Still, it seemed like the proper thing to do. As it turned out, there was little I could do, but the wife was grateful that I had made the effort. Later I was asked if I would take part in the memorial service.

If we only focus on our own needs we can miss the opportunities to bless someone else. When we focus on the needs of others, even though sometimes there is very little we can offer or do, it still bears fruit.

My prayer for you this week:

“I pray that: you love His law, meditating on it all day long because His commands make you wiser than your enemies, for they are ever with you; you have more insight than all your teachers, because you meditate on His statutes; you have more understanding than the elders, for you obey His precepts; you are keeping your feet from every evil path so that you might obey His word; you have not departed from His laws, for He Himself has taught you. How sweet are His words to your taste, sweeter than honey to your mouth! And that you gain understanding from His precepts and therefore hating every wrong path. Amen.”
Psalm 119:97-104

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Alec Niemi, an entrepreneur, lifestyle evangelist and pastor is passionate about helping people find Christ.  He lives in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

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