A Christian distance-learning school in Indiana has launched a biblical creation apologetics program.
Evansville-based Master's Divinity School is hailing the program as the first of its kind in the world. At the bachelor's level, students can earn a degree in biblical creation apologetics. School president Dr. Dennis Frey says the master's course is much more difficult, but he notes that both courses are very detailed.
"This particular program is designed to prepare the pastor, the school administrator, the Christian school teacher, or just the layman, who wants to become a thoroughly trained apologist for biblical creation," Frey says.
The head of MDS believes the need for such a program is great because most Christians are uninformed about the truth concerning origin of life theories. "Specifically," he says, "we feel that particular program is so important because this is a neglected discipline in Bible colleges and seminaries."
According to Frey, Darwin's evolutionary theory is more than just a matter of popular bad science. "I know the negative consequences of the teaching of evolution in our society are not insignificant. They're very significant," he says. "They're tied back to the holocaust of abortion, and so many of our social ills in today's world have some indirect or very direct link back to the teaching of evolution."
The divinity school president says the MDS apologetics program prepares students to confront evolutionists with practical, Bible-based, and scientifically defensible evidence supporting the Genesis account of creation, Noah's great flood, and other related issues.
Master's Divinity School will celebrate its fifth anniversary in March. Frey says in fewer than five years of existence, the distance-learning school has grown to such a degree that its current student body numbers nearly 3,000 students.
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