Laws on what can and can’t be taught regarding creation and evolution differ from country to country. CMI’s Dr Carl Wieland helps guide a teacher at a Christian school in an African country on how to present the conflict beneficially. Narindra R. writes:

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Hi, CMI.

I’ve been a big fan of your site since November 2011, it helped me breaking the last barriers between me and God by believing genuinely His Word. The Bible is now my sole and final authority.

I was a theistic evolutionist since my youngest age, having been taught that the Bible is some kind of novel or fairy tale, I could not see the message of salvation in the Gospel. At 1st, I genuinely believed in God as a child, but as I grew older, I strayed progressively from Him, being drawn into occult nonsense, because I had no solid basis on the Divine Rock. I eventually got back to Him, but I still wondered about Gen. 1–9 until I stumbled upon your site.

I totally agree with you that evolutionist teaching is a gangrene for the faith of our children, and that’s precisely my point: I searched for the answer on your site, but your articles are of course mainly addressed to US, Australian and Canadian people. The situation of my country is somewhat particular when it is about faith: we are a Christian people by tradition (the 1st dwellers of our island seemed to have kept the knowledge of a Creator, that’s one of the reasons we resonated so easily with the Gospel) but many don’t really take the Christian faith seriously nowadays, moreover, we adopted the French curriculum when they colonized us, along with evolution theory.

I’m a French teacher in a Christian college in my country, but I have a strong interest in science. I never lose an occasion to talk to my pupils about how science wonderfully gives account of God’s power and goodness. I even made them study a book about the story of Noah, employing the information you give to prove them this is no fairy tale nor legend.

But before that, I wasn’t even aware that the Genesis account was true, in spite of my profound belief in the Bible. A girl asked me why what they were taught in science course and in religious course contradicted about the origin of humankind, I have to confess to my shame that I didn’t find anything relevant to answer her, going as far as to suggest that there could have been humans before Adam :$.

I was just thinking about him: WE ARE A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE BUT WE KEEP ON TEACHING EVOLUTIONARY THING TO OUR PUPILS BECAUSE IT IS IN THE CURRICULUM! It is illogical and dangerous!….

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