This month we will bring you TV programs to help you “Always be prepared to give a defense for the hope that is in you. But respond with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Our programs will show you how to disprove the main ideas of scientific materialism affecting people’s loss of faith in God today. Scientific materialism teaches that “unguided chemical evolution brought about the origin of life,” and second, that “unguided biological evolution is responsible for the development of life.”
Polls show that these two ideas have led more people to reject faith in God than has the idea that God shouldn’t allow people to suffer from disease or death.
Other polls have shown a dramatic rise in the religious unaffiliated, agnostic, or atheistic respondents—among college students in the 18-33 age range. The rapid growth of this group occurred precisely during the recent decade in which the New Atheists have gained prominence.
In fact, there are many indications from polls that college students have been deeply influenced by the message of the New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Stephen Hawking.
For example, Richard Dawkins has said, “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” How do you as a Christian answer this statement and present the Christian worldview?
You know that the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” But our Christian churches today have not presented the scientific evidence that strongly defends this biblical statement. As a result, we are losing our young adults.
In our 9 television programs with Dr. Stephen Meyer that are airing this month, we present the scientific evidence that God exists.
In our first program, we tell you why it was Judeo-Christian ideas that brought about the Origin of Modern Science.
In our second program we will tell you how the discovery of new scientific evidence showed The Universe Had a Beginning.
Our third program is entitled “The Unexpected Theistic Implications of Quantum Cosmology.” Here we will explain how new scientific discoveries have defeated the New Atheists’ novel mathematical theories about how the universe began from nothing.
Our fourth program explores how The New Scientific Discoveries Show that the Universe Has Been Finely Tuned for Life to Exist, and why the design hypothesis best explains this evidence. Scientists realize that if the universe shows evidence of being fine-tuned for life to exist, that evidence points to an all-powerful, intelligent designer.
In our fifth program, we will tell you about the alternative to God creating the universe, which the New Atheists call The Multiple Universe Theory, or Multiverse. Why does scientific evidence not support this theory?
In episode six, “Why the DNA in Every Cell in Your Body is Strong Evidence for an Intelligent Designer.”
Our seventh program will tell you more about DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.
In our eighth program, Dr. Meyer will tell you about The Cambrian explosion in the fossil record and other information explosions in the history of life that Charles Darwin Had No Answer for.
In our ninth program, Dr. Meyer will summarize why all of this scientific evidence points to The Existence of a God Who Has the Attributes of Transcendence, Omnipotence, Creative Power, Free Will, and Intelligence.
The scientific evidence that Dr. Meyer presents will refute the theory of Scientific Materialism held in secular universities. If you have missed any of these programs, you may watch them right now on our Watch page. If you have high school or college students in your own family, I believe they will be very interested in seeing these programs.
This series of programs began to air on our stations September 18, continues through October, and will end November 13.
Then, on November 20 we will begin a new series with Morgan Jackson from Faith Comes By Hearing. These programs stem from Jesus’ command to all Christians. Jesus said:
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
These verses found in Matthew 28 and Mark 16 are known in every Christian church. But statistics tell us that today there are 7,140 languages in the world, but approximately 4,000 languages do not have a Bible in their language.
This means that at least 1.5 billion people today have no Bible in their own language, and have never heard about Jesus or the gospel.
That is what our programs with Morgan Jackson will be about. His organization is working with over a million national churches around the world. Christians in these national churches are given Audio Bibles that they can take into areas they know about that have never heard the gospel.
In the last 6 years those of you in our television audience have provided Audio Bibles for close to 11 million people who are now in listening groups each week in 46 countries, listening to the Bible in 253 different languages. This is a project that I believe God has brought about.
This year we hope to provide Audio Bibles to over 12 million people who will be given Audio Bibles so they can hear the Bible in “listening groups.” Each week Morgan will take us to a different region of the world and tell us about the desperate need to bring people Audio Bibles in their own language.
I want to thank you for supporting our Audio Bibles programs. Also thank you for supporting our television programs airing in 200 countries and now especially Russia, Ukraine, India, Sweden, and to 500 million Hispanics in Mexico, the 9 countries of South America, the 6 countries in Central America, 65 million Hispanics here in the United States, and to 325,740 Spanish speaking people in Canada.
God has also opened the door for us to air our TV programs in 13 more cities on ABC, Fox, and NBC stations in the United States. Pray that God will provide for the airtime and use these programs to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus as Savior, while increasing the faith of Christians, and protecting and defending biblical truth.
We thank you for all of your prayers and gifts. Our staff has a prayer list that we pray for each day. We have seen God answer our prayers. Let us know if we can pray for your needs. Thank you for your partnership in this ministry.
Until the whole world hears,
John and Darlene