Romans 1:16-23 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God.
This last Wednesday night at church, we started a video and discussion series that will run up to our Christmas break on the subject of "Creation by the Intelligent Design of Creator God" using the fabulous natural science documentaries of faith-based film producers Illustra Media. The line-up of feature films by Illustra Media, that clearly point out the evidence of "special design" outside the abilities of Darwinian theory of "macro-evolution", consist of: (1) Unlocking the Mystery of Life, (2) Where Does the Evidence Lead?", (3) The Privileged Planet, (4) Metamorphosis - The Beauty and Design of Butterflies, and (5) Flight - The Genius of Birds; quality documentaries that confirm the Romans 1 verse above.
Genesis 1:1, 20 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
The last two videos are a part of "The Design of Life Series" of which Illustra is currently producing the third documentary in that series titled: "Living Wares - Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth" - watch the trailer video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm6eEZvdRmw. I am financially supporting the making of this new documentary through their website donations at http://illustramedia.com/donate/. Why do I support them and teach a series at church on Biblical creation? Because Creator God and Bible-believing Christians are being battled on the very first verse of Holy Scripture and 1 Peter 3:15 tells us: “In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Psalm 148:1-6 “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created, and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away.
This post is long, so let me conclude this important issue with a letter of great concern that I received from the president of Illustra Media tomorrow.
Blessings in Christ, Brian