CREATION SCIENCE VIDEOS
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Following are some video presentations on the subject of creation science that are useful for evangelism and education. None of these is merely a lecture. Each features excellent visual graphics and is presented in a manner that will be interesting to a wide variety of audiences. The six most interesting and effective for evangelism and general viewing, in my estimation, are A Question of Origins, From Evolution to Creation, The God of Wonders, Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution I, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, and Where Does the Evidence Lead.
Let me emphasize that in recommending these video presentations we are not thereby recommending the organizations that produce them, which to our knowledge are New Evangelical at best. They refuse to earnestly contend for the whole faith of the Word of God. Instead, they pick a few things to stand for and treat the rest as “peripheral” and unnecessarily divisive to “the body of Christ” and restrictive to their cause. If the faith once delivered to saints were likened to a 12-string guitar, these New Evangelical organizations pluck only some of the strings, though with great vigor. They protest, “We are not churches,” but I don’t see anywhere in God’s Word that some believers are exempt to earnestly contend for “the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Which part of the faith? All of it and particularly that part of it that happens to be under attack at any particular time.
A QUESTION OF ORIGINS. This excellent video presentation answers the following questions: Did the solar system evolve out of the Big Bang? Can chemical compounds spontaneously evolve into life? Does evolution explain the great variety of life on earth? The visual graphics are exceptional. There are brief interviews with scientists. The video comes with soundtracks in eight languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Serbian, and Slovakian. Eternal Productions, 877-370-7770, www.eternal-productions.org
DARWIN’S DEADLY LEGACY. This video documents the social legacy of Darwinian evolution or “the survival of the fittest.” It traces Darwin’s views to Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, and Humanistic America. It includes interviews with Dr. Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution, Dr. Phillip Johnson, author of Darwin on Trial, Dr. Michael Behe, author of Darwin’s Black Box, and Ian Taylor, author of In the Minds of Men. It concludes with the powerful personal testimony of Dr. Richard Lumsden, former professor of biology and dean of the graduate school at Tulane University and Medical School, who was converted from Darwinian evolution to Jesus Christ. Coral Ridge Ministries, 800-988-7884, www.coralridge.org
EVOLUTION: THE GRAND EXPERIMENT. This powerful video presents evidence against some of the chief icons of Darwinian evolution, such as the fossil record, the evolution of the bird from a reptile, and the evolution of the whale. The video contains interviews with evolutionary scientists who admit that they lack evidence for their theories. the first class documentary is about one hour in length and has an accompanying book and teacher’s manual. Produced by Audio Visual Consultants and New Leaf Press, executive producer Dr. Carl Werner, www.thegrandexperiment.com
EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED by Ben Stein. This fascinating documentary exposes the gross discrimination of the evolutionary community (in the fields of scientific research, education, journalism, etc.) toward anyone that proposes that the world is the product of an intelligent designer. The latter are blacklisted, shunned, and ridiculed. The documentary ends with an amazing interview with the infamous Oxford atheist Richard Dawkins, who shares his suspicion that this world might have been seeded by aliens from outer space. www.amazon.com
FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE by Answers in Genesis. This video delves into the marvelous process of the growth of the baby in the womb. It deals with fertilization, implantation, embryonic development, and birth. The presenter is Dr. David Menton, who has a Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University, and it is illustrated with powerful photographic and video clips. Answers in Genesis, P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022. 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
FROM A FROG TO A PRINCE by Answers in Genesis. This video refutes the Darwinian theory of natural selection, showing that it can only account for small changes within species and not for life itself and the great difference that exists between kinds of plants and creatures. It can, for example, account for different kinds of beaks within the finch population, but it cannot account for the finch itself. The Darwinian position is stated by Richard Dawkins, a zoologist at Oxford University, who claims that the selective accumulation of lucky mutations can explain life. The counter position is expressed by Dr. Lee Spetner, biophysicist in Israel, Dr. Michael Denton, molecular biologist, Professor Werner Gitt, information scientist in Germany, and Dr. Don Batten, an Australian biologist. These scientists explain that in the process of “natural selection” within kinds, genetic information is either lost (as with a breed of dog that has only long hair) or is corrupted (as in harmful mutations); but new genetic information is never added. When asked for an example of an advance in natural selection that adds information, Dawkins was unable to reply. Answers in Genesis, P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022. 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
FROM EVOLUTION TO CREATION by Dr. Gary Parker. This video contains Dr. Parker’s excellent and interesting testimony of how God turned him from evolution to creation. Dr. Parker has a doctorate in biology and has authored textbooks on that subject. He describes some of the evidences in biology and geography that convinced him of the truth of the Bible. Answers in Genesis. P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022. 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
THE GOD OF WONDERS. This excellent video explores the wonders of creation and man’s conscience. It contains the testimonies of scientists and amazing facts from creation, including the vast starry universe, DNA, seeds, plants, birds, and fish. The photography is spectacular. Eternal Productions, 877-370-7770, www.eternal-productions.org
THE IMAGE OF GOD; HUMAN ORIGINS CREATION OR EVOLUTION? by David Aikman. This presentation looks at the skeletal artifacts, such as the Piltdown Man, used by Darwinian evolutionists to “prove” that man evolved from ape-like creatures. Creation scientists are interviewed for their perspective on the same artifacts, and they show that the evidence does not prove Darwinianism, that the supposed “ape-men” are either true humans or extinct apes. Answers in Genesis, 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org.
INCREDIBLE CREATURES THAT DEFY EVOLUTION I, II, III by Dr. Jobe Martin. The first video in this series contains Dr. Martin’s testimony of how he converted from evolution to creationism over a four-year period. The three volumes give some of the evidences from the complex design of the animal kingdom that convinced him of creation, including amazing facts about the bombardier beetle, the hummingbird, the giraffe, the gecko, the horse, bird migration, fireflies and glowworms, whales, and the ostrich. ExplorationFilms.com, 800-964-0439.
INHERENTLY WIND: A HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF THE SCOPES TRIAL. Dr. David Menton compares excerpts from the movie “Inherit the Wind” with the historic facts of the Scopes trial to show that Hollywood has viciously misrepresented Christians and the biblical point of view. In spite of its gross historic inaccuracy, Inherit the Wind is shown today in public school classrooms to impressionable students who are not aware that it is nothing more than anti-Christian propaganda. Answers in Genesis. P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022. 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
MOUNT ST. HELENS: EXPLOSIVE EVIDENCE FOR CATASTROPHE. In this video Dr. Steve Austin gives the results of his research on Mount St. Helens after its 1980 explosion. The presentation describes the explosion in some detail and then examines the geological phenomena that occurred, such as the formation of canyons, strata, and log deposits. Austin demonstrates that the evolutionary model requiring thousands or millions of years does not fit the reality of what has occurred right before our eyes in modern times on this mountain. Institute for Creation Research, P.O. Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021, 800-628-7640, www.icr.org
NOAH’S ARK: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX by Tim Lovett, John Whitcomb, and Ken Ham. In this interesting video presentation, Tim Lovett, a mechanical engineer, demonstrates how that ancient ship-building technology was sufficient to make the Ark strong enough to withstand the conditions it faced during the flood. This video debunks the attempt by British Broadcasting Corporation to discredit the biblical account of the Ark. Answers in Genesis. P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022. 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
RAGING WATERS, narrated by David Aikman. This video presentation gives evidence for a worldwide biblical flood from geological studies in Australia. Geologists Andrew Snelling, Graeme Watmuffand, and Philip Hohnen present evidence that Uluru, that rises up the heart of the red desert, was formed rapidly and recently in torrential flooding. Folded strata, ripple marks, marine fossils in high mountain ranges, and the rapid formation of coal, mineral ores and opals all point to a recent cataclysm, when Australia was swept by raging waters. Answers in Genesis, 800-778-3390, www.answersingenesis.org
UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE. This presentation argues for the intelligent design of creation from a scientific viewpoint. The scientists who are interviewed are not all Bible-believing Christians, but they argue that the complexity of life requires some sort of Higher Intelligence. One of the evidences featured in the presentation is the amazing flagella molecule, which is actually a complex microscopic rotary motor that spins at 100,000 rpm and drives a propeller-like tail. Another of the evidences is the DNA code that is more complex than any computer network. The presentation features astonishing high-quality graphics depicting the operation of molecules and cells. This is a very interesting, very convincing video. Illustra Media, www.illustramedia.com
WHERE DOES THE EVIDENCE LEAD? This presentation features excellent graphics and interviews with scientists to prove that life did not evolve according to Darwinian processes. It deals with molecular machines, DNA, the possibility of life evolving from non-life, and scientific evidence for intelligent design. Illustra Media, www.illustramedia.com
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