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The War Against God & How CSI has Responded

 

They expelled God out of our classrooms with the U.S. Supreme Court decision to exclude prayer in 1963. It is the insidious philosophy of secular naturalism that gave way to the dogmatic teaching of Darwinian evolution in our schools and liberal media.

It all started after the Scopes Trial in 1925 which concluded with a denial of the existence of God and galvanized those who believed in naturalism. Of course, its roots are in atheism, which promotes the teaching of evolution in our schools and is promoted in public media in all forms. Evolution and naturalism travel together hand in hand; they are intrinsically joined together because they are founded on the principle that there is no room for God. The war against God in school has been going on for almost a century.


What the World Needs to Know
This idea that man and all living things came into existence by some natural mechanism has never been proven. Many are ignorant of this fact. It is obvious that as more and more biochemical data is collected over time, it becomes impossible to explain the origins of such an extremely high order of complexity. As one observes the intricate molecular systems of living organisms, no matter how small, it becomes more evident that they are designed to accomplish a specific purpose that points to an infinitely intelligent designer. It is apparent that naturalism has to object to this conclusion because it is not just a philosophy but a “state religion.”

THE CREATION AND SALVATION MESSAGE CANNOT BE SEPARATED BECAUSE NOT ONLY DID GOD CREATE MAN IN HIS IMAGE, BUT HE ALSO BECAME THE BLOOD OFFERING FOR THE ATONEMENT OF OUR SINS SO THAT WE COULD HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. According to Webster’s dictionary, naturalism is defined as: “a theory denying that an event or object has a supernatural significance; specifically: the doctrine that scientific laws are adequate to account for all phenomena.” Under this definition, science is defined as naturalism, and that’s the problem. They have purposely closed the doors on God, an intelligent designer who shines His glory for all to see. They have separated themselves willingly from rational thinking, prohibiting God to enter their secular sanctuary of the separation of church and state. They have willingly pursued truth under the guise of naturalism with so much ardor and fervor, no matter how horrendous the consequences.

The creation and salvation message cannot be separated because not only did God create man in His image, but He also became the blood offering for the atonement of our sins so that we could have eternal life. From the very inception of our ministry, Creation Studies Institute (CSI), we have wanted to make it clear that the Messiah is both Creator and Savior as used in our vision statement, “Reaching the world with the truth of creation and the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

There is much work to be done because people who believe in naturalistic evolution stubbornly hold onto these beliefs as a scientific theory and take hostage young minds and souls to see the world with a secular, naturalistic worldview. They have censored any critical thought about the theory of Darwinian evolution in our schools and have chosen the dogmatic path of brainwashing the next generation with their religion of naturalism even when parents and school boards have wanted both sides taught. They want to censor any opposing view, especially when it points to a creator or an intelligent designer. And that’s why naturalism flourishes and atheism takes innocent minds hostage. It is clearly a deception because they hide their real motive, their own godless agenda filled with perversion as Romans 1:28 states, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do the things that are not fitting.” Moral depravity is here and being proselytized in our public school curriculum and all forms of media.

Genesis DVD and Origins BookBecause many have lost sight of God, they have taken a position of entitlement filled with pride. They continue to make their own laws and totally ignore God’s law. This is illustrated by the famous Niles Eldridge, the famous evolutionary paleontologist who wrote the book, Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life.  In celebration of Darwin’s 200th anniversary he stated, “But as human beings, we make our own laws to govern our conduct, laws based on ethics.” These kinds of ethics center on man who picks and chooses what is good and bad for himself. Of course, these choices are made with the understanding that natural man is a sinner as the Apostle Paul addresses in Romans 1:21: “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.”

Eldridge’s reasoning represents so many others in America and throughout the world that this has become a dangerous place to live. Because of man’s foolishness, we are moving quickly to a state of chaos, confusion, and destruction of civilization. This has been demonstrated by our public leaders, policies, and laws that have been instituted in the last 50 years. Our basic social structures are being attacked constantly. The institution of marriage was desecrated with the Supreme Court ruling in 2015. Sexual identity is now in question, innocent unborn lives are still being taken, respect for one other is falling to an all-time low, and most of all, respect for God, especially in this nation who had its origins built on Godly principles, has fallen to a new low. There is such a need for the good news of Christ as our Creator and Savior. We are warned of the consequences when we follow man’s ideas versus what God has said as the Apostle Paul warns us in Romans 1:18 that God’s wrath is being revealed to us from heaven because they have suppressed the truth because of their wickedness and unrighteousness.

The truth is that the almighty God has revealed himself in all of creation with “His invisible attributes [which] are clearly seen” because He has made it clear to them as is stated in Romans 1:20, “so they are without excuse.” If we lose sight of God as our Creator, the gospel of salvation is lost.


Getting the Message Out
We ask you to partner with us to take up the challenge to be light in a world of darkness. We need to remember Joshua who went into the promised land to take on the enemy with the Lord’s encouraging words, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Our ministry is dedicated to steadily challenging and confronting the naturalistic idea of evolution with our publications and outreaches touching thousands, including some in Colombia, South America. I have written a book titled Evidence for Creation: Intelligent Answers for Open Minds that challenges naturalistic evolution ideas and confronts the real meaning of science. We are using the concepts of this book to assist teachers in presenting evidences for creation in the schools of Colombia, South America. There is such a hunger for the truth of God’s Word in these schools and churches. We have already reached 2,800 people in 12 churches and schools. It has the potential to grow exponentially and is a real challenge with our limited resources.

We have followed God’s calling since 1988
and we can’t stop.
We have followed God’s calling since 1988 and we can’t stop. We must follow Him because the effects of naturalism are horrific. It will lead man to his own extinction. Look how the Nazis used Darwin’s natural selection to kill millions of Jews and whomever they declared to be unfit. I have written another book that deals with the Darwin-Hitler connection, Evolution’s Fatal Fruit: How Darwin’s Tree of Life Brought Death to Millions. It depicts man as the most dangerous creature on earth. As we have seen over and over again, man is not evolving but degrading himself into foolishness as described in Romans 1. We have impacted many people with this book and our CSI presentations on a national level.  

As we have seen in the past, God’s creation needs to be experienced so that all can see God’s glory. This is what our ministry does well. We have touched thousands of lives in the past 30 years with our hands–on programs like the annual Ice Age Fossil Adventure in Arcadia, Florida where we discovered at least three Columbia Mammoths that now are housed at our Creation Discovery Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Classes are held for families, children, and adults both at the museum and different off-site locations. This of course includes church seminars. The emphasis throughout our programs is that we have an exciting Creator who gave us this awesome creation to investigate so we can experience Him. This is exemplified in the elementary curriculum, Investigate the Possibilities that was coauthored with Dr. Carolyn Reeves. This curriculum teaches that once connection is made with the Creator and His Word, the deception of naturalistic evolution is dead.

Moving Forward Another 30 Years
We need your help as God has called us to touch lives with the creation message. This is God’s ministry and it does not belong to the CSI’s founder, directors, or staff. He put the calling on our hearts to follow Him all these years. This is how God works. Please pray for us and if God leads you to support us with a generous financial gift, we give God all the praise!  We know that for us to have another 30 years of ministry, God is the one who will direct it.

It is our goal to raise $100,000 to keep this ministry moving and providing for twice the amount of outreach through new and innovative programs. If God leads you, we ask you to join us with a
donation today.

For those who make a donation of $40.00 or more, we will offer the DVD Genesis: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle by Canadian Apologist, Calvin Smith. He vividly demonstrates how a biblical nation has fallen into Godlessness as he reveals what is happening in Canada under a liberal leadership. American Christians need to see this testimony so that they can be a spiritual light in a country that is heading into total darkness. Along with this DVD, we are also offering “The Question of Origins.” This book is written for those who need to evaluate what is being taught in our schools about origins and gives biblically-based intelligent answers to questions that students or a general audience have on this controversial topic. It is written in a manner so that all can understand and has engaging, colored illustrations that help explain difficult topics. These two resources make a great tool to defend one’s faith and better understand the conflict going on both in our schools and culture. It is important to know where the enemy comes from in this war against God.


Yours in Christ,
Tom DeRosa
Executive Director of CSI