Lanny & Marilyn Johnson

LM-profileweb_000Lanny and Marilyn Johnson are former evolutionists with degrees in geology and biology. Creation teaching was instrumental in bringing them to a settled assurance that all of God’s Word can be trusted. In 1993, God led them to join Alpha Omega Institute and establish the Children’s Ministry to fortify children with the truth of the Bible and to help them avoid the pitfalls of evolution. They are well-known for their dynamic VBS programs with puppet shows featuring “Eugene,” an ornery but loveable lion. While continuing to minister extensively to children, their family programs and presentations for youth, college students, and adults are also very well-received.

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K-6th  grades

Talks designed to teach children (K-6th) the truth of God  and His Creation in terms they can understand. The abstract has been taken out  and subjects are simplified for children’s understanding. These lectures are  very suitable for the adult audience in a family presentation, and are followed  by a time of more technical question/answer or discussion time.

CREATION VERSUS EVOLUTION

This talk deals with the two  different ideas of origins of the universe and life. The main emphasis is on  the ideas of evolution and what is wrong with them. Subjects include:  Big Bang, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, “simple” cell, DNA, evolutionary  tree, missing link, mutations, variation in kind, and art work in science. One  goal is to teach children to recognize artwork (story) and ask “what’s the  evidence”. The evidence points to Creation as the best model of origins.

DESIGN

This talk gives evidence for the existence of God. We  see design in nature, and design points to an intelligent designer, not random  chance and accident. A look at how animals are designed and what they can do  points towards a Creator. Subjects are: Bombardier Beetle, Woodpecker, Sea  Anemone, Sea Slug, and Mallee Fowl. The evidence demands a Creator!

DINOSAURS-WHAT WE DO KNOW AND DON'T KNOW ABOUT DINOSAURS

We can study the fossils of dinosaurs and come up with a hypothesis about  their color, how they acted or behaved, and even what they ate. Today, most of  what is being taught about dinosaurs is taught as truth, not as a hypothesis  (an educated guess). With an emphasis to distinguish between imagination and  observational science, subjects include: fossils  (what can they tell us), art work versus fact, look at some of dinosaurs and  current stories about them, what do sharp claws and teeth mean.

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE

Evolution teaches that  dinosaurs died out 65 to 70 million years ago and that man has only been around  for 200,000 to possibly 3 million years. Therefore, according to evolution, man  and dinosaurs never lived together. This presentation challenges that idea with  descriptions of dinosaurs in the Bible, and other evidences of man and  dinosaurs living at the same time. Also discussed – problems with dinosaurs dying 65 to 75 million  years ago, and what happened to dinosaurs. A real favorite with all ages.

FLOOD

This talk deals with Noah’s flood.  Subjects include: conditions on Earth before the flood, age of man before and  after flood, size of animals before the flood, the Ark (size of boat and how  many animals it could hold), who built the Ark and why, could dinosaurs fit on  the Ark and what happened to the them, a promise (rainbow), and a message of  salvation through Jesus Christ.

ORIGINS OF MAN

This talk takes a look at the origins of man and a  look at evolutionary lack of evidence. Subjects include: we all look at the  evidence in different ways (same evidence- different bias), human evolution  chart, Neanderthal man, Ramapithecus, Java man, Australopithecus (Lucy), Laetoli  ash fields, Piltdown man, and Nebraska man. A goal here is to teach children to  recognize artwork and to ask the question, “What’s the Evidence?”.  The evidence does not point to evolution, but  to Biblical Creation as the better answer! With adult audiences also includes a  short talk about how old is the earth and problems with the dating methods used  today.

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Optical illusions are perfectly normal. Every person  with normal eyesight experiences them. We are simply deceived by what we see.  God warns us “(For we walk by faith, not by sight;)” II Corinthians  5:7.Satan will use anything he can to trick you into not believing in God  (false religions, evolution, etc.) But if we have faith in God and His word  (the Bible) you will not be deceived. “And ye shall know the truth, and the  truth shall set you free.” John 8:32. This talk looks at the wonderful  design of the brain and eye and shows how it is so easy to be tricked by what  we see. We need to stay focused on God and not let the world philosophies trick  us into unbelief.

LESSONS IN NATURE

Man has made many technological things; however when  we study nature, God had already created them. Also a look at some wonderful  creatures that use camouflage in various, amazing ways. One of the points to be  made in this talk is not to hide or camouflage our faith … “Neither do men light a candle, and put it  under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in  the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good  works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5: 15-16)

ASK THE ANIMALS

A shorter version of “LESSONS IN NATURE” topic above

DESIGN IN WILD GAME

In Romans 8 we learn that the whole creation  is suffering because of Adam’s sin. Even though we live in a world in which it  is a struggle to live, God, through His love and compassion has provided ways  for all of His creatures to survive. A look at provisional survival design in Grant’s  gazelle, deer, ducks and geese, and the Archer Fish.

Teen – Adult

DATING GAME

How old is the earth? There are two ideas … old or  young. This talk gives evidence of what is wrong with the evolutionary dating  methods that are taught as truth everywhere we look. The evidence actually supports  a young earth as found in the Bible.

FIBONACCI NUMBERS AND THE DIVINE PROPORTION, THE HAND OF GOD

Paul tells us in Romans, chapter one, the more you  look at creation, the more you’re going to see God. When we study the evidence  in the world around us it becomes obvious that Somebody made this universe. A  look at fascinating Fibonacci numbers and the Divine Proportion are just one  more example of the endless incredible design found everywhere in nature …  design that could never happen by the chance and accident of evolution. The  evidence it is clear that it is “God that made the world and all things  therein,” (Acts 17:24a). Only the hand of God could create such marvelous  wonders that we find around us!

IS THE BIBLE SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE?

The Bible is not a science textbook. It was  never meant to be. It was not written as a complicated, detailed story about  the natural world. It was written to explain God’s purpose and relationship to  man. Yet the Bible does contain a great deal of scientific truth. Many facts of  modern science and medicine were stated in the Word of God hundreds, and  sometimes thousands of years before being “discovered” by modern scientists.  This talk looks into what God has to say about the Laws of Science,  Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Geography, Geophysics, Geology, Hydrology, Medicine,  Meteorology, Oceanography, and Physics.

MIRACLE OF LIFE, part 1

God reveals that He  not only created us, but instructed man to be “fruitful and multiply”. This  talk takes a look at the male reproduction system (a very conservative approach  – no offensive graphics or terms) and why conception could never have even  taken place unless designed functions were not in place from the beginning.  “I  will praise thee; for I am fearfully and  wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right  well.” Psalms 139:14

BOTANY

When God created plants, He gave them abilities that defy the evolutionary  idea that they are simple forms of life. Plants have complex mechanisms that  point to a Creator. “Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and  thy thoughts which are to us–ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order  unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more  than can be numbered.” Psalms 40:5

ICONS OF EVOLUTION

These icons (so called “proofs”) of evolution have been shown to be wrong  many years ago … so why are they still being taught as truth in many textbooks  today? Some of the so called “proofs”of evolution presented are:  recapitulation, embryonic gill slits, embryonic tail bone, embryonic yolk sac,  vestigial organs, structural homology, molecular homology, “life in a test  tube”, “Darwin’s” finches, the peppered moth, horse evolution, and more.

DOES IT MATTER?

Many people have tried to compromise the ideas of evolution with the Bible. However, scripture shows that  the two ideas are incompatible. Does our worldview matter? A look at some of  the atrocities of the past based on evolutionary thought will show that ideas  do have consequences. As we will see, the  first chapters of Genesis are the very foundation and an integral part of the  rest the biblical record. If the foundation is undermined, it will not be long  until the superstructure built upon it collapses as well.

AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE 1 - MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHAEOLOGY

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and  every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” (Psalms 119:160). Are there any evidences to  back up the claims that the Scriptures are true? Is the Bible we have  today what the authors originally wrote?  Manuscripts – A look at the number of  copies of the New Testament, the time interval between when they were copied  from the originals, and the rate of distortion due to coping errors as compared  to other classical and historical literature. Also a look at the Old Testament  and the Dead Sea Scrolls give us confidence that what we have written today is  what was originally written. Archeology – Archeological discoveries constantly confirm what the Bible declared  long ago, and not one archaeological discovery has ever proven any Biblical  reference to be untrue.So many Bible cities, names and events have been  unearthed through archeology that the Bible is considered the single most  important historical document in existence.

AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE 2 - PROPHECY AND STATISTICS

A Bible prophecy is not just a prediction about the  future – it is a promise about the future.  Within the Bible are approximately 2500  prophecies, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no  errors. A look at just a few broad,  general examples of fulfilled prophecy and a look at messianic prophecies and  the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the  Messiah – showing that coincidence is ruled out by the science of  probability. Because the Bible proves to be such a dependable document, we  should expect that the remaining 500 prophecies dealing with the “time of the  end,” will also be fulfilled to the last letter.

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