Monday, December 15, 2003

A Plug for another Hugh...

Hugh Ross is an astronomer / physicist / minister who founded Reasons to Believe, a Christian apologetic organization that strives to integrate the record of Nature with the words of the Bible. The Assemblies of God is a Pentecostal denomination with a weekly publication titled, The Pentecostal Evangel. In the November 30th issue they featured an article by Hugh on Evolution, as well as a short interview with him titled, Our Wonderful Creator. It's a good synopsis of the reasons why Christians should take note of the latest scientific findings and how they dovetail in with the Christian faith. Hugh is in a tough position sometimes... he'll take heat from some Christians who find the "Day Age" interpretation of Genesis 1, which Hugh supports, to be heretical. Then he'll turn around and take the heat from certain members of the Intelligent Design crowd who feel that his willingness to name the God of the Bible as the Intelligent Designer is too exclusivistic. Lastly, the Evolutionists will criticize him for his Creationist viewpoints. What is encouraging to see, though, is his perseverance and steadfast determination to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks to the Assemblies of God for running these two features. It's refreshing to see them show indirect support for another brother in Christ.

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