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Does Intelligent Design Matter?

December 4th, 2005

Christianity, from its beginnings, has always prompted thinking people to question whether “these things be so” (Acts 5:24; 7:1, 54; 17:20; 1 Peter 3:15). Now, there is a debate in American society that involves a fundamental Christian doctrine—the origin of the universe (John. 1:1-3; Rev. 4:11). The purpose of the below points are to explain why this debate matters.

Why Does this Debate Matter?

1. The gospel message includes intelligent design (Acts 7:48-50; 14:14- 17; 17:22-29).

2. The gospel provides a model of criticism against the General Theory of Evolution (Romans 1:18-25).
3. Christian worship includes and demands God as Creator/Redeemer (Revelation 4:11).

4. The question of origin is a thoroughly Christian doctrine (Colossians 1:16-17; Rev. 3:14)

5. Christianity is content controversial and formatted for question and answer (Q&A) (1 Peter 3:15; Acts 28:30-31; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

We do not believe that every Christian needs to become a scientist. We do believe, however, that every Christian must confess Christ before men (Matthew 10:32-33; Philippians 2:9-11).

-Robert M. Housby

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