METTLE Weekly Newsletter (2 of 2)

Book Report


Men of Science: Men of God


Great Scientists Who Believed the Bible





Henry M. Morris



Master Books, 1982









One of the most serious fallacies today is the belief that genuine scientists cannot believe the Bible.

But the truth is that many of the major scientific contributions wee made by scientists who were dedicated men of God.  In Men of Science, Men of God, Dr. Henry Morris presents 101 biographies and Christian testimonies of scientist who believed in the Bible and in a personal Creator God… scientists who were pioneers and “founding fathers” of modern scientific disciplines.

Suits high-school+



This resource builds faith that Christianity is the only consistent, logical, and true Religion.  The only reason why science exists at all is because learned men reasoned that a good God created an orderly universe that could be studied by our created minds.

An excellent, though dated, primer on the creation debate.





  1. The Biblical Origins of Modern Science
  2. The Test of Experience
  3. The Founders of Modern Science
  4. The Age of Newton
  5. Just Before Darwin
  6. Just After Darwin
  7. the Modern Period
  8. The Revival of Creationism

Appendix: Key Contributions of Bible-Believing Scientists of the Past



Praise Reports

  • My old alma mater, Nelson College, has asked me to be one of 4 motivational speakers next month to their current batch of Maori students.
  • The L’s (mum, dad + 5 kids) are back from their 7 week trip to Thailand, England and America.  “A million memories.”  Welcome home.

Prayer Requests

  • Our Children’s Commissioner (Dr. Cindy Kiro) has been up to her old tricks again.  On the 8th of August, she was heard on the radio by one METTLE Man to be saying that it is important to have society and the taxpayer cover the cost of childcare so that:
    • Adults can integrate into the job market – even though the cost of the childcare might be more than the adult could earn;
    • Children can learn to integrate into society by being with their peers (at childcare) so that they can in future successfully enter the job market.

The number one thing (in Kiro’s world) everyone needs to focus on is being in the job market!  Nowhere did she mention that there was any valuable learning to be done by adults or children in a family. Her message was subtly that children need to be separated from their parents for as many hours as possible – and the taxpayer should pay for it.  Pray against the insanity and anti-Christian philosophies that place the Almighty Dollar above Family.

  • An organisation called Freedom of Speech Trust (headed up by John Boscawen) has a Campaign to challenge the undemocratic censorship of the Electoral Finance Act.  They have an email newsletter, if you’re interested.  Just contact John at the link above to get added.


End Notes

  • METTLE is an acronym for Men’s Elim Team Together for Learning Experiences. We are primarily (but not exclusively) businessmen from Wellington Elim Church, who meet occasionally in the CBD to encourage each other in our daily walk with Jesus. This newsletter is our primary means of communication.  If you know of anyone who may benefit from these newsletters, you are welcome to forward them along. Similarly, if your circumstances are such that membership in this distribution list is no longer relevant, then hit reply and type UNSUBSCRIBE to have it removed.
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2 thoughts on “METTLE Weekly Newsletter (2 of 2)”

  1. London Times Obituaryof the late Mr. Common Sense\’Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn\’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don\’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn\’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; along with his daughter and son, Responsibility and Reason. He is survived by his 4 step-siblings; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I\’m A Victim.Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.


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