The Creation Research Society Continues Another 50 Years – The Fundamentalists Followed the LCMS
Christian News, April 1, 2013
Congratulations to the Creation Research Society as it celebrates its Golden Anniversary.
The title page of the Winter 2013 Creation Research Quarterly (Volume 29, Number 3) says: “Haec Credimus For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh. -- Exodus 20:11.”
This issue reprints the lead story from the November 18, 1963 Lutheran News “Scientist Says Genesis Creation is Historical ‘The Creation Concept’” by Walter E. Lammerts, founding president of the Creation Research Society.
In 1963 few newspapers and magazines, other than Lutheran News, gave the Creation Research Society much publicity.
Hardly any publication other that Lutheran News would publish the CRS president’s “The Creation Concept.” Most of those who the organized conservatives in the LCMS today, who want Christian News to close, consider the great heroes of the LCMS’ “Battle for the Bible’ did not promote the Creation Research Society and publicly expose and protest against those in the LCMS promoting evolution. During the last 50 years the editor’s congregation has asked LCMS conventions to call for the removal of evolutionists from the LCMS clergy roster. Note “Evolution Tolerated in Concordia University System” in this issue.
This issue of CN reprints from the latest Creation Research Society Quarterly the “Statement of Belief” of the CRS. CN has often published it during the last 50 years. It is in the chapter on creation and evolution the CN editor’s Baal or God published in 1965. The Christian News Encyclopedia has some of the many articles CN has published by Dr. David Kaufmann who served for many years as the secretary at the Creation Research Society. He has suggested that Creation vs. Evolution debates be held at both LCMS seminaries and all schools in the Concordia University System.
This August 12-16 Dr. Kaufmann is scheduled to speak at a 5-day Bible and Christianity Today Seminar at Camp Trinity, New Haven, Missouri. Bible texts on the doctrine of Creation and the latest research that affirms creation vs. evolution. He will also lecture on “burn calories . . . not gasoline.” Kaufmann is the author of A Lutheran Catechism on Abortion and Homosexuality.
All Christian publications and blogs, particularly Lutheran, on this 50th anniversary of the Creation Research Society, should at least publish the Statement of Belief of the CRS and its address: Creation Research Society, 6801 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 www.creationresearch.org. More of the CRS were members of the LCMS than any other denomination. Long before today’s Fundamentalists began opposing evolution, affirming 6 24 hour day creation and the inerrancy of the Bible, the LCMS was insisting on the position taken by scripture. Martin Luther and the Lutheran Confessions the Fundamentalists followed the LCMS, not vice-versa.
May the CRS continue for another 50 years.