By Deena Bartel-Wagner, Adventist News Network
During a week of church business, elections and exhibits featuring the practical application of the gospel to all the world, â€œYes Creation!â€ will be a major lecture series open daily to the public.
â€œIf evolution is true, Adventism is a joke,â€ says Clifford Goldstein. â€œItâ€™s that simple. There is no place for deep-time Darwinism within the belief of biblical creationism.â€
â€œThese seminars are sponsored by the Gen- eral Conference Faith and Science Council and the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI),â€ said Timothy Standish, PhD, a research scientist at GRI. â€œThis should be seen as a public affirma- tion of faith in the Bible and Creation.â€
This week-long seminar began Sunday, June 27 and will explore theological, scientific and practical information about biblical creation in easy-to-understand presentations. Twenty- five scientists, pastors, laypeople, theologians and graduate students from the United States, Africa, South America and Australia will discuss this vital topic in a variety of formats. Presenta- tions will be made in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. There will be a question and answer time.
Understanding the foundations of Adven- tist belief in the Creation is pivotal to other theological beliefs that contribute to a greater understanding of our relationship with God.
â€œYes, Creation!â€ is being presented in Room B311 of the Georgia World Congress Center, adjacent to the Georgia Dome. Sessions are from 12:10 to 1:50 pm and 5:10 to 6:50 pm daily. Each session will comprise three lecturesâ€”all of them unique, with none repeated. Copies of the seminar schedule and more information about creation is available at the GRI booth, located on Aisle 300, space 316 in the Exhibit Hall.