Faith In Focus Forum The World Through Son-glasses

Living in Montana offers many opportunities to view evidences of a worldwide flood as well as dinosaur remains and many other fossils. The Faith In Focus Forum held March 30–31 in the Great Falls Church brought interested people from many miles away.

John Baldwin, Ph.D., Andrews University theology professor, showed how Earth’s story has been stolen by the evolutionary theory. He tied the first angel’s message in Revelation to the six literal-day creation story. Long time periods for each creation day diminishes other biblical truths—the worldwide flood, redemption at Calvary and the role Jesus serves in salvation and many other themes. Baldwin is a very personable professor, teaching by story illustration for the kids, and keeping his subject matter worshipful.

“Evidence plus faith equals assurance,” said Jere Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president, as he introduced the speaker. That sums up the subject that was presented.

One attendee said, “Even evidence can be misleading if the wrong interpretation is applied. There is always room for doubt, and doubt is not good evidence.”

Many appreciated Baldwin's honesty as he made his presentation. While presenting Biblically sound alternatives to evolution, he was quick to admit, "I don't have all the answers."

As a trained theologian, Baldwin's strongest appeal was to the Bible and to the cross. And rightly so, because when it comes to knowing the reality of God, our hearts see better than our eyes. As Jesus Himself once said, "Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed" John 20:29.

June 01, 2007 / Montana Conference