It’s a sign of the times: Can science and Christianity agree to disagree?

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Overcoming Gravity of the Heart

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – If one is to believe a stunning report put out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),* global warming will make our planet virtually uninhabitable for humans by the year 2040.

At the same time, a poll by Barna Group** reveals that 40 percent of Americans believe we are living in the biblical end times. With so much agreement regarding when the world will end, why is there such a line in the sand over how it began?

In their new book, Overcoming Gravity of the Heart, authors William M. Diamond and Robert W. Fredricks explore how the Bible explains creation, with a scientific bent. They leave no doubt that God is the creator of the universe, allowing for some degree of truth that wends its way through the alternative explanations provided by the scientific community.

With so much dissention over the subject of creation, Diamond and Fredericks wrote this book to enable believers to offer a rational view of creation events. If a believer expects to make an ironclad case for creationism, they need not only to understand the Bible but to have at least a rudimentary grasp of the big bang theory.

After all, the best starting point in any debate is to find common ground and come to a respectful understanding of the opposing point of view.

The authors explain the theories in question in a way that is both thorough and understandable to the layman. However, their intention isn’t to persuade anyone away from the inerrant truth of the Bible. “Our primary goal,” they say, “is to enhance and fortify believers’ faith in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.”

Beyond stating their case for creationism, the authors give a compelling overview of how the earth as we know it will come to an end. If one is to believe that God created the earth in six days, after all, one needs to believe His promised plan for its ultimate demise. But this news, for those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior, is worthy of celebration!

They will be with God for all eternity, which no one can argue is a very long time. Whichever side of the creation argument one chooses fades in the shadow of which side of the eternity fence they land on.

And swaying readers toward that eternal decision could be the ultimate point of this book on creation.




After graduating from the University of Miami, William M. Diamond worked as a certified public accountant. Now retired, he’s traded tax planning for golfing, cooking, reading, numismatics, art collecting, investment management, watching sports, and traveling.

He’s a member of the New Hope Church in Southwest Ranches, Florida, and has shared his love of Jesus as a Sunday school leader. He and his wife of forty-eight years, Patricia, are currently raising their eight-year-old great-granddaughter.

The late Robert W. Fredricks graduated from Central Bible College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, Missouri. He spent more than fifty years as a pastor of Assembly of God churches in Indiana and Missouri. He served as the seniors department director for more than fifteen years, leading retreats and evening events, as well as hosting bus trips to various parts of the United States. He had been married to his wife, Marjorie, for more than fifty-seven years, and they have two daughters, Cathi and Kimberly.

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