In government schools across the United States, perhaps there is no other class where Christian young people face more fierce opposition than a science course. Bombarded with evolutionary teaching and a secular worldview, young people need to be prepared with answers to questions from their friends, classmates, and even teachers.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a generation of scientists who love the Word of God and are committed to using it as their starting point? And who have answers for the questions of our day and are unashamed to stand boldly on the Bible?
Sadly, many young people are not getting answers to these questions. Their schools are telling them that it’s okay to believe in evolution/millions of years and in the Bible. But evolution and millions of years are simply the pagan origins story of our time—an attempt to explain life and the universe without God. And it contradicts God’s clear Word.
Here’s just one example of this contradiction.
According to evolutionary, long age ideas, death has been around since the very beginning of life. If God used evolution, death is the method He chose to use to create. But the Bible teaches that death is the penalty for sin (Genesis 2:17). Originally, God’s creation was perfect (Genesis 1:31). It wasn’t until Adam and Eve rebelled against God that death became part of creation. Evolutionary ideas and God’s Word can’t be brought together. They are utterly opposed to one another.
And yet many of our young people are being taught that they can believe in the secular ideas of our day, adopt parts of the religion of atheism and naturalism, and at the same time believe God’s Word. It’s syncretism (the blending of different religions), and God judged the Israelites when they added elements of the pagan religion of their day into their worship of God. God hates compromise!
We need a generation of young people who are willing to believe God’s Word, equip themselves with answers to the questions of our day, and study God’s creation for His glory, using His Word as their starting point.
And that desire to see young people equipped with answers and doing science for the glory of God is why we endorse Camp Infinity. It’s a unique camp, combining apologetics, biblical worldview teaching, and hands-on STEM activities. I’m pleased they want to “grow a love for God’s Word, Jesus Christ, and STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] in young people.”
If you have an academically inclined young person, I encourage you to consider Camp Infinity to encourage them in a love for STEM and their Savior, the Lord Jesus.
-- Ken Ham