We received an overwhelmingly positive response to our exchange with the compromising chaplain, Rodney M. (see part 1 and part 2). But Robert S. from Australia criticized our responses. His message is printed in its entirety followed by a response by Gary Bates and Lita Cosner.

I agree with the Chaplain. Creationists are unnecessarily destabilizing the faith of young Christians, unjustifiably attacking Science and the many Christian Scientists who think differently from them, making the Gospel, the Christian Faith and the Church a laughing stock in schools and universities and alienating students genuinely interested in the Christian Faith. I thank the Chaplain for his courage and I condemn your unchristian maligning of his beliefs.

Dear Robert,

With all due respect, we don’t see how you could hold that view after reading the overwhelmingly supportive comments by Christians that have been published below both responses to Rev. M,. At the time of writing, yours is the only negative response. All of the aforementioned respondents were saying that they were excited when they found out that the Bible can actually be trusted from the first verse. Although you claim our view is a stumbling block, this seems to be a self-borne perception that is not grounded with much experience if the testimonies are anything to go by. Many commented how creation teaching actually opened their eyes to the truth of the Gospel and led to them becoming Christians.

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