Due to the pervasive teaching of naturalism that life came about by chance alone and therefore must also have happened elsewhere in the cosmos, many assume the universe is awash with life. As a result, people have become ripe for deception leading to the popular cultural idea that older, technologically advanced aliens are visiting the earth. For someone who has never been in a church, read a Bible, or known Jesus as their Savior, such teachings can cause people to reject all thought of God as their Creator and Judge.
This presentation will examine the evidence that has convinced so many about extraterrestrial aliens and the spontaneous origin of life, and show that the belief in these concepts is baseless and without merit. Sadly, when people look at the heavens, they now tend to ponder what else might be out there. Instead, we should be considering, in awe, the One who made the majestic universe. For as Psalm 19:1 reminds us, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky proclaim the work of His hands.”
Multimedia Presentation by Chris Ashcraft at the Apologetics Symposium, Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA. January 11th, 2023.
About the Speaker:
Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools, and Adjunct Professor at Northwest University. Formerly, Chris was a biology research tech specialized in plant tissue culture, and genetic transformation technology. He was employed at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University and the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell Washington.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master is Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.
Chris moved from research science into the teaching profession to serve God in Christian education. His decision was motivated by the impact that secular science is having on people of faith. Today, close to 50% of Christian students lose their belief in God while attending secular schools. This tendency could be lessened if the Church was better equipped to defend the authority of Biblical teachings (1 Peter 3:15). To be prepared for these challenges, it is important that Churches provide regular educational programs on creation and other Bible apologetics.
This seminar was recorded during our Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell Washington (http://www.cedarpark.org/).
The NW Creation Network organizes numerous educational programs each year, which feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible and the Christian worldview. These events are open to the public and free to attend.
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