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Searching for the Truth on Origins
Series: V. Apologetics and Cults
Course: Searching for the Truth on Origins
Instructor: Roger Oakland
Enroll for: Grade Audit

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This Searching for the Truth on Origins course addresses the controversy surrounding the origin and history of life from the opposing views of both Creationists and Evolutionists. Evolutionists claim that their beliefs are scientific and accurate, declaring their theory as indisputable fact. Creationists maintain that their perspective is logical and is supported by observable evidence. The course discusses topics such as: how and when life began, the possibilities of life resulting from random processes, inaccuracies in evolutionary evidence of the fossil record, and the probabilities that our planet experienced a catastrophic flood as recorded in the book of Genesis. The course reveals the impact of the evolutionary view on human morality and spirituality, speaking from a biblical worldview and presenting examples from current events. Insights are given about the role that evolution plays in preparing the world for the future as foretold in the Scriptures. Finally, the studies conclude by explaining how the evidence for creation can be used as a tool for evangelism. Students of all ages will benefit from this comprehensive study, while enjoying a multitude of charts, graphs, and photographs.


The goal of this course is to expose the inaccuracies of evolution in its scientific, cultural, and spiritual aspects. Oakland presents the claims for both sides of the creation-evolution debate, allowing the student to digest the facts and sharpen his views of the truth on origins. The lessons are delivered in an understandable format and will appeal to students of all age groups and from various educational backgrounds. The instructor’s personal insights reflect a wealth of experience encountered firsthand from his travels around the world. The information is intended to strengthen the faith of those who already believe in the Creator, and to provide facts that can be shared with those who do not believe. The following are some of the topics that will be discussed:

    1. Creation: The Foundation of the Christian Faith
    2. The Origin of the Universe, Solar System & Planet Earth
    3. The Origin and the Progression of Life
    4. The Complexity of Life
    5. The History of the Earth
    6. The History of Life, Biblical Perspective
    7. Human Origins, The Evolutionary Perspective
    8. Human Origins, A Biblical Perspective
    9. Evolution's Effect on World Morally
    10. The Impact of Evolution on Society Spiritually
    11. The Rising Interest in the Supernatural
    12. Creation Evangelism

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