Episode 9

Published on:

1st Jan 2023

Genesis - An Interview with Dr. Terry Mortenson (Answers In Genesis)

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Understanding what the book of Genesis says about the origin of all things is foundational to understanding the Bible. If chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis are not the truth about the beginning of all things, how can we believe the rest of the scriptures? Especially when the New Testament claims that our creator is also our redeemer. Because if God is not our creator, how can he be our redeemer?

In an "evolving world," defending the Christian worldview is not easy, and many Christians lack the knowledge and confidence to mount a vigorous defense of the Bible. Unfamiliarity with God's Word and what it says about how everything came to be is not a justification for a retreat from the battlefield of ideas.

In this episode, our guest Dr. Terry Mortenson (from Answers in Genesis), will join us for an insightful discussion on how scriptures answer the many questions that a surprising number of Christians have about creation. Worldly ideas that contradict God's Word do not need to be a source of fear and confusion. The scriptures have the answers you need to have understanding and confidence in the only book that the creator of the universe authored just for us - The Bible.

Our Guest Bio: Terry Mortenson | Terry's Website

Dr. Terry Mortenson A speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis. B.A. math (Univ. of Minn.), M.Div. (Trinity Evang. Div. Sch.) Ph.D. (history of geology, Coventry Univ., England) Thesis focused on origin of geological theory that earth is millions of years old and how the church quickly compromised with that idea. Before joining AiG in 2001, served 26 years with Campus Crusade for Christ (almost 20 years in Eastern Europe both before & after the fall of communism). Since the late 1970s he has spoken on creation and evolution in 35 countries and has participated in 7 formal debates with PhD evolutionary scientists in 4 countries. Author of many articles and The Great Turning Point: The Church’s Catastrophic Mistake on Geology—Before Darwin (2004) Co-editor and contributor to 14-author Coming to Grips with Genesis (2008) Editor and contributed to 16-author Searching for Adam (2016) Married 46 years to Margie & they have 8 kids & 20 grandkids

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Alexander Ortiz

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I am passionate about helping people remain faithful to the teachings of the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. With this in mind, my family and I founded this ministry and have worked hard to equip believers with resources and knowledge to become more confident in their faith and the truth of God's Word.

We have seen the struggles that churches face when they do not remain faithful to the Bible and Jesus Christ. Conversely, we have also witnessed the impact a high view of the Scriptures and an accurate presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ can have on a church and its community. Our mission to open others' understanding of the Scriptures is vital for the Kingdom of God, even though it is not always a popular calling.

Christian Lopez

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Hey my name is Christian! I am a born-again believer of Jesus Christ who happens to own a business alongside my wife, capturing photo & video for weddings. We were recently blessed with a beautiful daughter in February of 2022 and can't get enough of our little baby girl, Luna. I am a musician who loves writing and playing music. Two other things I enjoy most are reading and studying the Word of God (the Bible) and leading other fellow believers in worship at our church. There is nothing like a good laugh, cup of coffee in the mornings and amazing food like; Thai, Indian, Spanish and dry cereal as a snack. One future goal I'd love to accomplish is to film an original short-film.