This year, Melbourne will host a Global Atheist Convention for the second time in a row, providing Australian Christians with a great opportunity to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There is little doubt that the media will give full-on coverage as they did last time, with features and interviews sympathetic to the atheists and antagonistic toward God.
That means God will be in the news, and people across Australia will be open to talk about spiritual things.
It’s unlikely the media will give Christians opportunity to balance atheistic misinformation about science and the Christian faith. At the last convention in 2010 the ABC and Melbourne Age effectively acted as a mouthpiece for the godless program.
But that won’t stop the truth getting out and the gospel being proclaimed as Christians across Australia become mobilized.
At the time of the last Atheist convention, CMI sent an open letter of invitation/challenge to the convention organisers for a public creation-evolution debate. We got a rejection back the same day—which didn’t surprise us, except for possibly the speed. Instead of the debate, CMI ran a multi-session seminar, also in Melbourne, Called “Countering the Rise of Atheism—the Evidence for Creation”. Some 400 to 500 people attended this event. This year there could be an even bigger response across Australia.
News of the convention prompted Dennis Prince, publisher, editor and pastor, to create a one-off newspaper to cover the issues and proclaim the greatness of the Creator God. He was concerned that people who are ill-equipped and gullible could be easily swayed by their academic talk.
He has called his paper The Regal Standard.
“These are not your average atheists”, Dennis said. “These are militants with an agenda—to rid the world of Christianity and the freedoms and benefits it has won over the centuries.”
Dennis explained, “The words ‘in your backyard, on your watch’ came to my mind. I felt sure that was God speaking—not just to me—and that a token response was not what he was seeking.”
To stand against the atheistic propaganda Dennis Prince realised he needed material that dealt with the atheists’ weapon of choice in public debate—‘science’ and evolution. So he has adapted, with our blessing, some of the many articles published on Creation.com….
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