This week’s correspondence features a testimony from June R. from New Zealand, who recognized the damage long-age thinking does to Christian faith. CMI’s Dr Carl Wieland and Dr Jonathan Sarfati also answer questions on the meaning of “devolve” and the bias of the mainstream media towards evolution.

Dr June R. from New Zealand wrote:

I would like to record my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you at CMI. At the age of 13 I was a convinced (but very ignorant) atheist, having been influenced by the science lessons received at secondary school in Sydney to believe that the earth was extremely old (because of the rock layers) and that evolution accounted for the diverse forms of life on earth (because of the fossils in the rocks); and following on this, evolution. But then my brother (15) was converted at a Crusader camp, and he introduced me to three (for me) pivotal books: The Problem of Pain, by C.S. Lewis; C.T. Studd, Cricketer and Pioneer, by Norman Grubb; and Who Moved the Stone?, by Frank Morison.

Once I was convinced that Jesus really rose from the dead, I became a Christian, and also accepted the authority and truth of the Bible. If Jesus believed in the first chapters of Genesis, as He obviously did, then it must be true; He is God, He must know. But unfortunately I also still thought that what had been taught to me about rock layers, long ages and fossils was also true….

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