Dr. Willis Newman, Esmeralda Newman, bible-teaching-about.com
Thank you for coming to this section of our website that deals with the vital questions of who are we, how did we get here, and why are we here? You can read the exciting articles and author biographies at the end of this introduction.
First, let me give a little background. There are two options regarding our origins: first, by some godless evolutionary mechanism, or second, God created us, our environment – and for the distinct purpose to bring glory to Himself. We believe the latter is true, and that we should proclaim it to the world.
St. Peter wrote, “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15).
Peter instructs us defend our faith, and to do so in a gentle and reverent way. This sets the attitude of the articles you will find here. We are not trying to “pick a fight,” but present the God of the Bible in all His glory through His creation.
One way to present God is explained by the Psalmist, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:18-20). This verse refers to what theologians call, “general revelation.” In other words, creation clearly discloses the existence of God, and demonstrates His infinite power, knowledge, and presence.
We have two wonderful and skilled men who will lend their extensive expertise to the examination of God’s creation in this site: Dr. Don DeYoung, and Dr. Gentry Yeatman. You can read their bio’s below. We so appreciate having these men as part of the team. I (Willis) will be adding some biblical content regarding the doctrine of creation.
Don is a physicist, astronomer, and leading academic and conference speaker and writer in the area of creation science. He was mentored by and has worked with the giants in that field, such as Henry Morris, and John Whitcomb. I first met Don in 1986 while I was serving as a missionary in the South Pacific.
Gentry is a retired medical doctor who will bring a rich focus on intelligent design as disclosed by our amazing bodies. Again, the psalmist pointed us in that direction when he wrote, “For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:13, 14). For more information on Dr. Don DeYoung, click on the link below.
Gentry is a good friend and fellow member in the church Esmie and I attend. He served 14 years as a military doctor, and contributed to several prestigious medical journals. You can Google his name (G.W. Yeatman) and read some of his work – actually, you will need to pay some of the journals to read the work.
We hope you will enjoy the articles, and that the information will give you greater confidence and security in your Christian Faith, and will provide tools to help you as you seek to bring others to salvation through Jesus Christ, and build them up in the Faith. Of course, this is all to the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom.
Health and Wellness
This section of the website is devoted to staying healthy while in service to Jesus Christ and His “Great Commission.” He taught His disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19, 20).
How does this verse connect with our health? I illustrate with a story from my days as a missionary in the third world South Pacific. A good friend of mine, the late Joe Hennessey, was a medical doctor. We teamed up to establish a medical clinic in the Kingdom of Tonga. Medical missions are a very effective evangelistic and missions method.
I recall that physically adjusting to a tropical climate was difficult. Infections lasted too long, and I impatiently spent too many days not feeling well – or else in bed trying to get over something. Dengue fever struck me one time. The local name was, “break bone disease,” because it felt like your bones were breaking! All along, I was fretting to get on with doing mission work.
Joe told me one day, “Willis, you need to quit being so impatient, and take care of your health. You are not much good to the Great Commission if you are sick or dead.” Wise advice!
Then my eyes opened up to the locals who lived around me. I was lucky. If I got too ill, and Joe couldn’t take care of me, I could always go back to Honolulu or Portland for the best medical care available. For the locals, however, they simply had to suffer and/or die from easily treatable diseases. Sadly, sometimes the indigenous healers provided treatments that are worse than the disease.
This brings me back to the purpose of this section: the good health of missionaries serving in third world countries. Secondly, our aim is to provide the best knowledge we can to those locals living in third world countries who do not have access to adequate medical treatment. This, of course, is strictly on a general informational and educational basis – not individual treatment.
The focus is on practical prevention and treatment that can be utilized with limited medical supplies and facilities, and in a difficult environment miles away from any doctor. We aim to provide a measure of medical expertise and relief to the person living in a little hut in a noisy village – but who has access to a computer and the internet.
The main writer for this section is Dr. Gentry Yeatman, a retired military medical doctor with experience in third world countries and difficult wartime conditions. His biography can be found in the section on Creation and Science.
Hopefully, others with medical credentials will be contributing in the future.
May God bless you, keep you healthy, and enrich your ministry to our Lord Jesus Christ.
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