2023 September Newsletter – Have You Considered That Viewpoint Discrimination Is the REAL Hate Crime?
Dear Friend of Creation Moments,
Lies and crimes go unpunished, and even rewarded. Truth is prosecuted and persecuted. We seem to be living in an increasingly upside-down world!
Groups like Voice of the Martyrs document that Christian persecution is on the rise everywhere. And while you may not be directly persecuted for your faith, you may well be persecuted for standing against the lies of increasingly tyrannical governments and thought-police.
Many observers are seeing similarities with what is happening now in Western Civilization and what happened in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Or what happened in Germany under the Nazis. Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum (WEF), prime influencers of the world’s elite, are being called out as trying to replicate a communist-style, high-tech totalitarian system in which a small group of elites gives orders, and normal citizens simply have to obey.
But we cannot roll over in the face of tyranny. That’s why there have always been Christian martyrs! As noted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, famous theologian and Nazi resistance leader, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.” Sadly, many of the churches in the West are doing what the churches in Nazi-Germany did by rolling over to tyranny on the horizon. And it’s been going on for quite awhile.
Courage is what’s needed! As Winston Churchill said, “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” Cowardice should be rejected. We need courage in our day. There is much fear being promoted on behalf of tyranny and totalitarianism. Instead, listen to the Bible and to the Holy Spirit within us. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). The Spirit given to us is “not… a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). (See also Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:22 and 1 Corinthians 2:16.)
For years, creation scientists have been prevented from publishing their work, denied government grants, ridiculed, kicked out of scientific societies, and fired from their jobs. And the Church has been largely silent. Eminent creation scientist and prolific writer Jerry Bergman, himself denied tenure and fired from his professorship at a state university, wrote a 477-page book in 2008 with extensive documentation of the history and case studies of this viewpoint discrimination and hate crime. The book – Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth About Killing the Careers of Darwin Doubters – was followed up by two more books documenting the persecution of creation scientists.
One example is Mark Armitage, who was fired from California State University for publishing his conclusions about soft-tissue remains (blood vessels, blood proteins, and other organic molecules) in a triceratops dinosaur horn. He questioned their supposed age of many millions of years. Yet, such “original bio-material” is increasingly being discovered in supposedly “prehistoric era” fossils. And evolution advocates are having to suppress the straightforward conclusions.
The original Jurassic Park movie, released in 1993, used advanced animatronics and CGI to bring dinosaurs and man together with the element of horror on an imaginary island safari park. As with most science fiction, there was a bit of a basis in scientific discovery. In this case, it was the increasingly common discoveries of original bio-materials, “soft tissue”, in fossils – including so-called “pre-historic” fossils. In the case of the movie, dinosaur blood which supposedly survived 65 million years in mosquitoes trapped in fossilized amber could be cloned into living reptiles.
Proteins, DNA, and other “soft-tissue” organic chemicals surviving for over 65 million years?! How can that be?! Think about it. Food goes bad; meat becomes rotten. The proteins and carbohydrates in plant and animal products degrade in the presence of moisture, heat, and radiation. Even the best-preserved freeze-dried, vacuum-packed and canned foods last only 25-30 years. The organic molecules break down.
Because their own explanations are unsatisfactory, evolutionists are having to suppress this evidence and censor research reports. They play the usual game we see to advance political lies and politicized science such as “climate change”. They repeatedly assert their point of view, don’t publish research with contrary opinions and censor work through “peer review”. They slow-walk responses, hoping people will forget about it, and prosecute, ridicule and intimidate! And they punish those who somehow slip through the system, such as Mark Armitage.
Sadly, viewpoint discrimination is on the rise for many avenues of biblical belief – whether it has to do with dissent on the basis of freedom of conscience, freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, standing for sexual morality, or standing for equal justice under the law. A tyrannical state apparatus wants loyalty to itself – and the God of the Bible gets in their way.
The Bible speaks of this phenomenon by calling it out as “scoffers” who must become “…willingly ignorant…” (2 Peter 3:5) or “…men who hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness…” (Romans 1:18). And Scripture advises that the wickedness of man will attack us Christians who are standing for truth as well as the actual “foundations” of godly truth.
“For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon their string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11: 2-3). Of course, the Psalm goes on to say that the Lord, though “trying the righteous”, will bring final judgment upon the wicked and will remember the righteous favorably. Made righteous through Jesus Christ, Christians are on the receiving end of worldly attack and ridicule. What can we do? The Bible tells us. It tells us to continue as salt and light to a dark and dying world – to continue to proclaim the truth of God’s Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And so we proclaim…
There is a Redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son,
Precious lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.
Thank you, oh my Father, for giving us your Son!
And leaving Your Spirit ‘til the work on Earth is done!
– Keith and Melody Green, 1977
We want to take seriously the work of the Lord on earth – until that work on the present earth is done! Thank you for giving generously toward our growing worldwide outreach and for standing with us in what is ultimately spiritual warfare – one where we, as part of that warfare, must continue to expose darkness to the light of God’s truth!
Yours in Christ,
Mark Cadwallader, Board Chairman
P.S. In light of what I described in this letter, I’m excited to bring you these two outstanding resources: Letter to the American Church by bestselling author Eric Metaxas and the newly revised The Mystery of the Dinosaurs DVD, updated with valuable information that can convince even the most hardened skeptics of the truth of creation science!
In Letter to the American Church, Metaxas tackles one of the most vexing questions of our day: Why did so many Christians in Nazi Germany remain silent in the face of such great evil … and why are so many American churches doing the same thing today? In this thought-provoking 139-page hardcover, Metaxas exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil before it is too late. He calls for Christian leaders to “speak unambiguously” against the massive anti-Christian forces seeking to “destroy the foundations” of our world today.
The second resource we’re bringing you this month is The Mystery of the Dinosaurs. This hour-long DVD has been expanded with the latest evidence that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time, just as the Bible teaches! The DVD also provides new information about preserved dinosaur soft tissue and the clotted blood cells found in dinosaur bones, revealing that many dinosaurs died by drowning! Even if you own the earlier edition of this amazing DVD, you’ll definitely want to add the new updated version to your creation library!
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Photo: Triceratops skeleton sold at auction in 2021. CNN. (Fair Use)
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