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  • #6384

    garyslavin
    Keymaster

    After you have listened to the lectures for each lesson you need to post a comment about something that you found interesting. You also need to post a follow-up comment on two(2) other students comments on the lectures. (If there are no other students comments in the topic then you only need to post your own comment).

  • #7008

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 1: One of the major attractions of this course to me was that the instructor, Roger Oakland, is a former biology teacher who adopted and taught the foundational beliefs of evolution but is now a zealous promoter/defender of biblical creation. This prior foundation gives the instructor a unique understanding of how evolution is taught and supported by non-believers and thus allows him to defend Creationism in a strong manner.

    • #7244

      coopertlc123
      Participant

      This is more proof that if you raise up your children in truth they will return to it. He is doing an awesome job.

    • #9447

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      Agreed. His background and testimony give him credibility. What a great testimony.

  • #7009

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 1&2: I like the fact that the instructor dismisses the theory that evolution and creationism can be mixed by stating the God uses macro evolution for his creation. Frank Turek also refutes this belief as was presented in one of his DVD lectures that was presented during the School of Evangelism.

    • #7248

      coopertlc123
      Participant

      They also cant be mixed because they contradict one another.

    • #9460

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      And our God is a God of order, not confusion.

  • #7010

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 3: This lesson describes the total lack of evidence regarding the origin of life evolution theory. The lack of evidence, of course, does not stop evolution lists from fabricating data and providing illustrations as “proof“ of their theory.

    • #7285

      coopertlc123
      Participant

      It seems to me that they are running out of explanations to dismiss the Biblical truths.

    • #9493

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      The artwork was interesting too. It leads people astray. They want to take God out of the creation equation.

  • #7011

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 4: Great points were presented on the complexity of life, especially those relating to the so called “simplest single cell lifeform”. This complexity makes it unreasonable to believe that this complexity could result from random chance over time. One has to wonder if even Darwin would have come up with his theory had he understood the complexity of DNA or understood the concept of “irreducible complexity”.

    • #7252

      coopertlc123
      Participant

      I think he would have come to the same conclusion because he was not really looking for a way to explain our existence. He was looking for a way to discredit God and prove He doesn’t exist.

      • #9509

        Cheryldoerfel
        Participant

        Good point. They are definitely on a mission to discredit God.

  • #7012

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 7: Enjoyed how this lesson demonstrated the lack of evidence for the theory of evolution, while at the same time, showing the extent that believers in evolution take to support their theory from everything including forging hoaxes, using painting and illustrations that have little or no reference to facts, criticizing and bullying non evolution believers, etc.

    • #9520

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      They want to disprove God so much that they make things up, no matter how ridiculous, present it as fact, and people believe it in the name of science. People believe that man is so smart. He is his own god.

  • #7013

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 8: This lesson describes, through archeology, how man has always been an intelligent being capable of great deeds and abilities rather than the evolutionary theory of developing from a lower to higher life form.

    • #9530

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      Evolutionist literature states that there are mysteries about how the great civilizations suddenly appeared without primitive beginnings. The bible shows that people were intelligent.

  • #7014

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 9: I appreciated the background information concerning the other “founding fathers” of evolution. Amazing how Charles Darwin’s father worshiped the pagan gods Bacchus and Venus but found the worship of the real God to be unacceptable to him. So much so that he had developed a personal agenda to attack biblical authority.

    • #9536

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      They use science to push their agenda. It is upsetting to see evolution pushed and creation mocked in the public schools. Upsetting.

  • #7015

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 10: Sad and stunning that Pope John Paul II saw fit to lend his support to evolution and the formation of a single world religion. As mentioned by the professor, one has to wonder if this is not fulfilling the book of Revelation’s prophecy regarding the false religion that will become so pervasive in the end time.

    • #9560

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      We have a friend who is a prison chaplain. She is Catholic and does not believe in the creation story or the flood. She is so ‘educated’ and acts like the Bible stories are myths. It’s scary to see these things happening.

  • #7017

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 11: The professor illustrates how relevant the Bible remains today by not only describing the past but the future as well.

    • #9566

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      I found the information on “superheroes” and children very interesting. This stuff is all around them and won’t seem dangerous to them. they are used to seeing scary looking creatures.

  • #7243

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    Lesson 1 The creationists are twoists and the evolutionist are oneists. Evolution is a product of worldview designed to eliminate the worship of God by denying His very existence. The Bible and scientific evidence both support creation while evolution is based on false science because it is not based on facts that are observable.

    • #9446

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      It’s hard to believe so many people believe in evolution, but, like the professor said, they are taught it in school. I also see so many who like ‘spiritual’ but not God or Jesus. It really made sense to me that they worship things that God has created.

  • #7245

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    Lesson 2 Soul care is not looking to fix or resolve the outward manifestation rather it is to help heal the soul. The two primary goals are to arouse an appetite for God and to help develop an appetite for God that surpasses all other appetites. The main stumbling block is having your vision too low.

  • #7247

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    Lesson 2 This was a well done lecture on the solar system creation. The exactness of the distances between the sun, moon and earth are quite interesting and the many differences between plants, animals and even man were well addressed. It is quite obvious that there had to be a creator.

    • #7250

      coopertlc123
      Participant

      this was lesson 3

    • #9459

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      How evolutionists explain complex things coming from chaos is amazing. It is not reasonable and not science.

  • #7251

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    lesson 4 I am a horticulturist and a certified arborist. I have studied, at great length, the design of plants and how they function from making and transporting food to reproduction to self preservation methodology and on and on. The plants could not have evolved either. Obviously they are not as complex as humans but it is amazing how many similarities they have. It is obvious they had to be created and designed also.

    • #9510

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      The evolutionists say that mutations bring change through time. But with complex organisms, plants and people, evidence shows that mutations are degenerative, harmful, or deadly.

  • #7283

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    Lesson 5 Fossils were created as a result of a catastrophic event. World view is that they happened over a long period of time. What we are really seeing out there is a result of when God destroyed the earth when Noah built his ark. The hydraulic pressure from the water and the disruption of Earth’s surface from earthquakes and volcanic activity caused such a catastrophic event that scientist still can not sort it out. For some reason, they refuse to accept the Biblical truth about what, why and how it happened.

    • #9514

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      2 Peter 3:5-6 says that people in the last days will deny that that the world was destroyed by the flood. Their hearts are hard and they refuse to believe.

  • #7284

    coopertlc123
    Participant

    Lesson 6 The explanation of the canopy model has a great deal of merit. I have always wondered about what God meant when he said he spread the waters and there were waters above the firmament. This model explains so much that I cant believe this is the first time I have heard of it.

    • #9517

      Cheryldoerfel
      Participant

      It’s the first time I’ve heard it too. It’s so interesting and makes sense. I really enjoyed this lecture.

  • #9445

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 1

    The Bible talks about creation from beginning to end. Everything was made perfect but something happened to ruin it. Adam and Eve used their free will to be disobedient. The perfect creation became imperfect. Satan is actively spreading the theory of evolution to deceive the whole world. Creation is founded on the truth of the Bible, evolution is based on men trying to explain away the Creator.

  • #9457

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 2

    It’s good to go back and remind yourself of the definition of science. It must be based on observation. It must be repeatable. The observer must be careful to not exhibit a bias. Repeated observations need to be done by more than one person. Creation or evolution, how is it possible to know? School textbooks are for evolution. Students are tested on whether or not they believe it. I love the comment about the big bang theory, “Have you ever seen an explosion that produced order?” No. People must ask themselves repeatedly, is this reasonable?

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  • #9490

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 3

    Evolution makes many assumptions with no evidence and calls those who question the theories insane.

  • #9508

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 4

    The complexity of all the different parts of the human body screams as evidence for the Creator. Ears and eyes alone, I am in awe.

  • #9513

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 5

    Geologists Hutton and Lyell made a chart to explain the dates of fossils using layers. Both of these men rejected The Biblical view of creation and wanted to disprove it. Much of the dating is based on speculations and assumptions.

  • #9516

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 6

    The fountains of the great deep- magma
    The windows of heaven opened- asteroids, comets
    Rain- tremendous volumes of water

    A catastrophic event that was worldwide. Life forms suddenly trapped in layers of ash, dirt, and mud

    Over 150 accounts worldwide that say the world was destroyed by a flood

    The evidence is overwhelming

  • #9519

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 7

    Based on speculation, evolutionists want people to believe that monkeys and apes are our cousins. They present their theories as “truth.” Since there is nothing between the ape-man and humans they have to reconstruct what they look like. There are many examples of a whole ape-man being constructed, by an artist, using two bones, or a tooth, or footprints. Also, the evolutionists keep dating fossils further back in time, as if that makes them more credible. Sometimes the artist shows the ape-man’s evolution by him carrying a club or stick, put there by his imagination. People do not think critically. People are taught to believe in evolution.

  • #9529

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 8

    This lesson is about man’s origins from the Bible’s perspective. Man was man from the beginning and he came on the scene suddenly, with body, soul, spirit, and free will. He was created in God’s image. Man was intelligent. They built cities, knew about metals, animals, musical instruments, and were craftsmen. Races were the result of god dispersing the people at the tower of Babel. Instead of worshipping the creator, people were worshipping the creation.

  • #9535

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 9

    This lesson takes a look at things happening in our world and why they are happening. There is an agenda against God and to discredit the Bible. The Bible tells what will happen to a society that ignores evidence of creation in Romans 1:18-23, 24-32. People are described as unthankful, wise in their own eyes, and worshiping animals, to name a few. These are also things that describe the last days.

  • #9559

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 10

    When man removes God from his thinking, he looks for others ways to be spiritual. This isn’t new. It’s happened before. History is repeating itself. In the past there was judegement, and in the future there will be judgement, perhaps the final judgement. The New Age movement has evolution as its foundation, that man is still evolving upward, and that everything can be god, even man. Eastern religion is considered science. They claim that man’s technological advances will destroy us, unless we come together to resolve the world’s problems. Educational institutions are pushing these ideas on students. A one world religion with one group missing, Bible believing Christians.

  • #9565

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 11

    History repeats itself with supernatural superheroes. The ancients worshiped them and the scientific evolutionary theory has contributed greatly to bringing them back. These superheroes look like Satan and the fallen angels in Revelation in the future. They are all over children’s cartoons, toys, movies, and video games. Could the wondered about extraterrestrials of the future be Satan and his demons? The Bible forbids contact with the unholy dimension. The only way to God is through Jesus. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph. 6:12

  • #9567

    Cheryldoerfel
    Participant

    Lesson 12

    Jesus told us to be his witnesses. We need to be able to tell people why we believe that Jesus is the only way. Knowing the simple facts of the Gospel message and the summarized creation evangelism facts can help you to share. Plant seeds and also share that there are consequences for those who don’t believe that God is the creator.

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