old-earth compromise. I was citing him for his expertise in New Testament scholarship, and the pointstill stand, despite his till stand, despite his
glaring blind spot about
Genesis. Be encouraged! Be very encouraged. What
you and your organisation
and team are doing is simply
excellent. You write with
wisdom, knowledge of the
Word and a sound, analytical
mind that does you and yours
credit. I have subscribed my
father to your mags (whiche loves).
e loves). He is an engineer
and mathematician and a man of God. He has taught
all us kids in the how/whys/
whos/whens of this world and
science and the mightiness
of the living God … reading
your magazine is a great
encouragement to him, as I
hope this email is to you!
Keep up the awesome
work. Keep running that race.
You will never know how
many lives and minds you
are changing and affecting.
May the Lord bless your
Jess Macdonald, Australia Creation 33( 3) 2011 5
Apple and Tree from sxc.hu
how they got where they are today.
I was so excited to read the article which
answers all the questions I had on these
Thanks and keep up the good work!!
New York, U.S.A.
Another reader asked why God could not
have created flightless birds, to which Dr
David Catchpoole responds:
Mutant offspring are an observable
feature of the fallen world—it makes
sense that flightlessness of New Zealand’s
feathered inhabitants arose after their
ancestors had arrived there post-Flood.
Otherwise, with the absence of Ice Age
land bridges to New Zealand, one has to
consider how did flightless birds get there,
yet no mammals or snakes? Post-arrival
flightlessness makes much more sense.
Flightless feathered friends
About a week before reading “The Colourful
Cassowary” (Creation 33(1): 20-23) I
finished a school report on flightless birds.
While I searched for information on ratites
(large flightless birds) I had to wade through
a lot of evolutionary material on how these
birds came to be.
I wanted to find out the Christian view
about these birds (if they were created without
flight or if natural selection played a part in
this process). I did a little research online but
I ran out of time and I had to turn the report
in without any information on their origin or
Second generation creation evangelist! You and your ministry have been a blessing to myself and my family with my parents ubscribing since I was s ry young. I now serve in ve the RAAF and really enjoy sharing your magazines with my co-workers. As I am currently on posting to complete an undergraduate university degree, the background I have from long exposure to your ministry has led to many interested questions from my mates, one of whom came to find me after a creation/evolution he was cussion because dis one who azed to meet some am creation ually believed in act it. had evidence for andire Fletcher Clastralia Au Redbacks and red faces! Oops! In Creation 33( 2), p. 34, in the article on spider webs, artistic licence undid us. A reader pointed out that a redback/black widow spider (pictured near the web) does not build orb webs. Somehow that sneaked through the checking process! Another reader noticed that the rainbow in the picture of Noah’s Ark (Creation 33(1) 28-31) had the colours in the reverse order. This was in the beautiful artwork supplied by the people responsible for the Hong Kong Noah’s Ark. Shock treatment needed? I would like to address those of your readers who believe the subject of Creation is merely a “side issue”. All you need to do is visit YouTube and search for “Creationist” or “Creationism”—choose any video with a large view count (some are in the millions), and take a look at the steady stream of venom and hatred being spewed in the comments. Your eyes will surely be opened; and the number of woefully under- prepared ‘religious’ folks offering their weak rebuttals will become apparent as well. If this doesn’t shock you into action, I can’t imagine what else is required. Fred Reiland Michigan, USA
Youth need answers!
Your magazines are very
good and I find them
encouraging. I don’t know
how anyone could deny
God. In one of your recent
copies ( 32( 4)), the editorial
is “Why is the church losing
its young people?” (It) was,
as a young person myself,
something I totally agreed
with. We kids aren’t given
enough answers! I think
that churches should preach
creation just like it preaches
other things. Really, evolution
is just a false religion isn’t it?
So keep it up—tell the truth
to all and do what God has
asked! (Matthew 24: 11–14)
(Fiona is 12 years old)