Letters to the Editor
I am a 14-year-old girl. I live in Ukraine and get your magazine Creation Ex Nihilo — I like it very much. A gift subscription was sent to us by American friends and we enjoy reading it at home with the whole family.
I like to read letters to the editor on page 5, and I would like to correspond with young Christians from Australia and other countries. Christians are everywhere in the world and it is so nice to feel oneself a member of the world Christian family.
This is a photo of a Norwegian Viking vessel I took in Oslo, Norway, during a business trip last May. The stem of the boat had fire-breathing dragons carved on it. Perhaps these animals are the same kind as described in Job 41.
Tom Coe, Washington D.C., USA.
[Some Bible commentators say the leviathan described in Job 41 may have been a crocodile. But of course sparks, smoke, and flashes of fire (Job 41:18-20) don’t come from the mouth and nose of a crocodile. — Ed.]
I thank God I had the privilege to hear Ken Ham and Dr Gary Parker in a creation science seminar in 1994. As an evolution-accepting Christian my eyes were then opened to the fallacy of evolution, and the confidence I can place in the infallible Word of God. With the books and videos I purchased I have been well equipped to question people's belief in evolution.
The fossil record indicates that as many as 4 billion plant and animal species have existed on earth since life began. Most of these species have disappeared without a trace, and relatively few have left evidence in the form of fossils.
... fossils almost always are only part of an organism, and individually, they contain only a bit of information about that life form. When all parts are considered together, however, the fossil record provides a rather complete picture of the development and evolution of life on earth.
If there is no trace of these critters, how do we know there were 4 billion?
If there is no trace, how do we have systematic collections of them?
How do we have knowledge of species about which there is no trace?
How do we form a 'rather complete picture' of the development of species by considering the fossils of organisms which have left no trace?
When I first came to the Lord, I had difficulty rationalizing creation versus evolution. After all, how could I be confident in the Word of God and salvation if I couldn't be confident God created the world in the first place?
Your magazine is such a wonderful witnessing tool that for the past two years I have been a double subscriber. One to lend, and one to treasure over and over again. Incidentally, lent copies rarely get returned — but that doesn't matter. It's a small price to pay for another soul in the Kingdom!