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This fantastic letter comes to us from Tom in response to our March 15 question about how an encounter with an RTB scholar (or, in this case, a resource) impacted his faith.
I had been struggling with the apparent disconnect between the young earth creation account favored by my church and all the information coming from the scientific community for several years. I was not able to come to an acceptable explanation. At times I questioned the validity of the Bible and even the very existence of God. I wasn’t vocal about this issue but it was beginning to impact my faith.
Our church has a small group study program where a few folks get together regularly to study the Bible and share their lives with each other. Although I had never shared the struggle I was experiencing, I had shared that I was interested in science. The leader of our group was not scientifically inclined but after one meeting he gave me a Reasons to Believe newsletter.
After reading it I ordered Creator and the Cosmos (and later several other books). My struggles with the disconnect between the Bible and science disappeared. Several years later I gave my testimony at a creation conference in our church. There is no question in my mind that it was the work of the Holy Spirit that caused all this to happen.
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