by John C. Blatton


“The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith… These teachers… will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level – preschool day care or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new – the rotting corps of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism… ”  So stated John Dunphy of the University of Illinois in his article, “A Religion for a New Age” which appeared in the January/February 1983 issue of THE HUMANIST.

Dunphy – as have other humanists before him – has clearly defined the enmity which exists between the God-haters of this generation and true believers in Christ.

It is significant that Christianity is singled out as the object of the humanists’ wrath. This is because humanists recognize Christianity as the only obstacle to their plans for a godless society wherein dwelleth unrighteousness.  Thus we have seen a consistent effort on the part of our enemies to capture the minds of our youth by using our public schools to teach their anti-Christ doctrines.  Evidence of this warfare between Christianity and humanism abounds within our educational system, especially in its  preoccupation with and bias toward the teaching of evolution. This to the exclusion of even considering the scientific evidences against that theory.

But now, thanks to Eden Films of Elmwood, Illinois, Christian pastors and teachers have another effective tool to aid in their fight against the humanist influence in the secular classroom. ORIGINS – HOW THE WORLD CAME TO BE is a six-part film series presenting the creation science viewpoint. Narrated by Dr. Arthur E. Wilder-Smith, one of the world’s most acclaimed scientists, and featuring a host of other well-known scientists who hold the creationist position, ORIGINS refutes with hard scientific evidence several of the more notable arguments of the evolutionists.

The series carries a salvation message as a closing statement.  But its format is generally scientific in scope, and wisely considers the evidences for creation and evolution on their own merits. In this way the films are designed to appeal the honest, inquiring, intellectual mind, while at the same time presenting their message in terms easily understood by the layman.  The six thirty-minute films are entitled: THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE; THE EARTH, A YOUNG PLANET?; THE ORIGIN OF LIFE; THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES; THE ORIGIN OF MANKIND; and THE FOSSIL RECORD.

ORIGINS won the 1982 award from the Christian Film Distributors Association as the Best Film Series of the Year. In addition, film number three in the series, THE ORIGIN OF LIFE, won the award as Best
Documentary of the Year.

This series is a must for churches desiring to protect their people – young and old alike – from the onslaught of humanistic non-values and arm them with the truth. Once students see these films they’ll rightly question what they hear in the classroom.

Proverbs 11:9 tells us “…through knowledge shall the just be delivered. “This knowledge is God’s knowledge, “…for the Lord is a God of knowledge” (1 Sam 2:3). ORIGINS offers knowledge of God’s
creation. Ask your pastor to take advantage of its unique presentation by arranging for its showing in your church. ORIGINS is available from your Christian film distributor, or from Films for Christ, N. Eden Rd., Elmwood, IL 61529, (309) 565-7722.  We are in the last hours of this age. What we do to win souls and protect God’s people from the present danger will have eternal consequences. We must take advantage of every means that God has provided to carry out His work.

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