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BCF Press Release



April 29, 2016

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Creation Scientist Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International lectures at The Baptist College of Florida.

On April 26-27, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville hosted the first on-campus Creation Conference in the R.G. Lee Chapel led by world-renowned Creation Scientist Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International. Sarfati holds a Ph.D. in Spectroscopy (Physical Chemistry) from Victoria University in Wellington, and has authored numerous books, articles, and resources focusing on the topic of creationism.

Sarfati led a special session for BCF students and faculty during the chapel hour on both days, while speaking to over 50 pastors on Tuesday and over 140 youth and students during the Tuesday evening presentation. In addition to the educational and scientific lectures on creation science and apologetics, conference attendees were given the opportunity to ask Sarfati any questions to further expand their understanding.

"The purpose of the conference was to show how, contrary to popular belief, the biblical account of creation is actually well supported by science, including evidences from biology, geology, astronomy, and anthropology," stated BCF Professor of Old Testament and Event Coordinator Rick Freeman. "Sarfati demonstrated how the genuine facts of science do not fit well with the theory of evolution, whereas they do fit nicely with the view that God created all things from nothing about six thousand years ago. The conference was well attended, and Sarfati's six presentations were well received. Many attendees expressed appreciation for the things they learned."

An expert in the field, Sarfati left students, pastors and youth with a distinct knowledge of why creationism is an important issue, and how to defend their faith using science. "Overall, I felt that the conference was great," stated BCF student Ben Crane. "I will definitely use Dr. Sarfati’s resources in the future."

For more information on upcoming special events, conferences and seminars, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.