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28. Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Wrong?

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Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Wrong?

Dr. Andrew Fabich

I dont like food, I love it! Anton Ego in Ratatouille

We all like food. Some of us like food more than others. Food is more popular today than it was 20 years ago. There are even several TV channels devoted to food and a full-length animated film about food. Unfortunately, our love of food goes to many unhealthy extremes. So we have organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help oversee our food supply. The FDA is supposed to make sure our food is safe to eat, even providing guidelines on what to eat or what not to eat. Even with FDA approval, we have an abundance of safe food products. Occasionally, the FDA has to move things from the safe list to the unsafe list.

About ten years ago, the food battle waged against artificial sweeteners like those found in SweetNLow (i.e., the chemical aspartame). In addition to tasting bad, some claim that SweetNLow causes cancer. More recently, the FDA has appropriately recalled foods like beef tainted with deadly E. coli. Warnings have been placed on cigarettes, which cause lung cancer. In those instances, the FDA has acted responsibly by removing food products and labeling foods that are dangerous to eat. But there has been a shift in food battles lately. Todays food battle typically wages against seemingly wholesome foods containing corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum, and sugar cane seeds.1 What is common to all these seemingly wholesome foods is that they typically are genetically modified in the US their DNA has been changed. Currently, the FDA has no requirement to label foods made with these ingredients and there have been no recalls. But have they acted in a safe and responsible fashion? Or is there anything really wrong with these common all natural products?

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30. What Are Some Good Questions to Ask an Evolutionist?

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What Are Some Good Questions to Ask an Evolutionist?

Mike Riddle and Dr. Jason Lisle

A football coach recruited the best defensive players he could find. His strategy was to have the best defense in the conference. All through the season the opposing teams were unable to score many points. When the season was over his team posted a record of zero wins, ten losses, and two ties. How could this happen? The answer is they had no offense.

A Christian Game Plan

This is where many Christians are in their efforts to witness to unbelievers. The Bible instructs believers to have answers when challenged by any and all who oppose the Word of God (defense — 1 Peter 3:15). The Bible also instructs believers to bring down all strongholds and anything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (offense — 2 Corinthians 10:45). Sadly, while many Christians lack the knowledge to challenge unbelievers (offense), they also lack a defense.

What is meant by defense and offense in Christian witnessing? Defense means that the Christian can answer questions such as: How do you fit dinosaurs into the Bible? Where did Cain get his wife? How could Adam name all the animals in one day? What about carbon-14 dating? Does God really exist? Couldn’t God have used evolution?

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11. Where Did the Idea of "Millions of Years" Come From?

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15. How Should a Christian Respond to "Gay Marriage"?

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19. Does Astronomy Confirm a Young Universe?

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Does Astronomy Confirm a Young Universe?

Dr. Don B. DeYoung and Dr. Jason Lisle

One of the common objections to biblical creation is that scientists have supposedly demonstrated that the universe is much older than the Bible teaches. The first chapter of Genesis clearly teaches that God created all things in six days ("ordinary" days as defined by an evening and morning) and that human beings were created on the sixth day. This is confirmed and clarified in the other Scriptures as well (e.g., Exodus 20:811; Mark 10:6). And since the Bible records about four thousand years between Adam and Christ (Genesis 5:332), the biblical age of the universe is about 6,000 years. This stands in stark contrast with the generally accepted secular age estimate of 4.6 billion years for the earth, and three times longer still, 13.7 billion years, for the universe beyond.

This fundamental time discrepancy is no small matter. It is obvious that if the secular age estimate is correct, then the Bible is in error and cannot be trusted. Conversely, if the Bible really is what it claims to be, the authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), then something is seriously wrong with the secular estimates for the age of the universe. Since the secular time scale challenges the authority of Scripture, Christians must be ready to give an answer — a defense of the biblical time scale (1 Peter 3:15).

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