Creation and the Cross

By on April 9, 2011

By Dave and Mary Jo Nutting –

People sometimes ask, “Why do you do what you do? Why travel around the country and the world talking about Evolution and Creation? Why don’t you just preach the Gospel?” Well, the reason we do it is because we believe God has called us to it – and because we have seen Him use the message of Creation to change lives.

We realize that belief in Creation alone is not enough to save anyone. Salvation comes by believing the message of the Cross – that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world – that He is the only way to the Father. However, Evolution is a stumbling block that causes far too many people to doubt the Truth of the Bible, to question the very existence of God, and to reject or scoff at God’s plan of salvation. Sound, Biblical and scientific teaching about Creation and the Fall gives a firm foundation for understanding the nature of God, the condition of mankind, the reality of sin, the reason for Christ’s death on the Cross, and the Gospel message of John 3:16.

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Think about it: What is the Gospel in a nutshell? It is just this – the Creator of the universe died on the cross in order to save His sinful creatures. Mankind was created in the image of God for fellowship with God. Sin brought death, separation, and the curse into the world. Jesus Christ, the Creator of the Universe (see Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:1-3 and 14) took the penalty for sin upon Himself in order that we might be restored to life and fellowship with God. What Adam and Eve lost in the Garden, Jesus Christ gained back at the cross. One day He will come again to this earth to dwell among us – to reign and rule as King.

Academia, with all the supposed wisdom of this world, scoffs at this truth of Creation and the Gospel. Arrogant opponents of the Gospel sometimes call those of us who believe in Creation, ignorant, naïve, or foolish. They place a stumbling block before children, tripping up many who believe in Jesus Christ as Creator, Savior, and Lord, and hindering others from coming to Him in faith. Over the years, we have heard many statements similar to these:


“I wish you were here 5 years ago. My daughter was so active in the church. Then she went to college and was taught evolution. Now she won’t have anything to do with the church.”


“My son’s faith was stolen from him when he went to college.”


“Evolution is a fact. That means Genesis is false. If God can’t get the first book of the Bible right, how can I expect Him to get any other part right?”


AOI’s ministry is to teach the Truth of God’s Word, beginning in Genesis. We combat the lies of evolutionary dogma with sound Biblical and scientific evidence. We teach children and adults alike that trusting in God and His Word is the most intelligent choice they can ever make. What a joy it is to see Him use this simple message to change lives!

During this season of the year, as we focus on our Lord’s death and celebrate His resurrection, let us stand in awe of this One we call Savior – the very Creator of the Universe. May we bow before Him in simple faith, grateful thanks, and humble obedience – to worship Him and share His love with the lost and dying world.


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Creation and the Cross