According to Todd Strandberg:
Because salvation is the most important issue for us to be spending our time and energy on, all Christian endeavors need to be productive in the area of winning people for the Kingdom of God. When it comes to soul winning, arguing about creationism simply does not carry any weight…
The Church has a proven history of using faith to triumph over science. When Christians switched to battling with the weapon of science, they began suffering one defeat after another.
With faith being given out freely to all who seek truth, Christians have no need to be in the business of mixing science with religion. With prayer, we have the ability to supernaturally win over even the most stubborn evolutionists. I think creationism is harmful because it distracts from what is clearly a better way to win people to the Kingdom of God.
It’s bearing false witness to claim that “creationism simply does not carry any weight” in soul winning.
What, so God’s Word in Genesis is evangelistic filler? No way—Genesis can be the hit single—as told by Ken Ham:
This is why we at Answers in Genesis [AiG] do what we do. We want to equip the church to stand on the authority of God’s Word from the very beginning and provide solid answers for the skeptical questions of this age..
And, praise the Lord, we often hear from people who have had their lives forever changed because God brought AiG resources into their lives. Recently I shared the story of a gentleman from the Netherlands who was seriously doubting the Christian faith. He had received teaching that compromised Genesis with millions of years and evolution, and he ended up leaving Christianity altogether. But, eventually, he found our website and was able to get solid, uncompromising answers to the questions that he had, and his faith in God and in His Word was restored…People all over the world like him are why we do what we do!
- Strandberg, T. (n.d.) Evolutionism vs. Creationism: A Pointless Debate. Rapture Ready. Available http://www.raptureready.com/rr-ec-debate.html. Last accessed 13th Sep 2015.
- Ham, K. (2015). Why We Do What We Do. Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/03/31/why-we-do-what-we-do-aig/. Last accessed 13th Sep 2015.