When the Lord Jesus looked upon the vast crowds who followed him from place to place, “…He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew (9:36).
Since 1853 The Open-Air Mission has gone out to where those same lost sheep are today and share with them the good news that there is a Saviour who loves them.
So few people today attend a place of worship. The majority of our population would never darken the doorstep of a church and so, “How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14b) Surely, there is a need to take the gospel to them, where they are. It is arguably more urgent today than it has been for many generations.
Sometimes people ask us: “what do you believe?” The core message of this website is best summarised by the well-known verse in the Bible.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
And, yes – the Bible says you can know for sure that you have eternal life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 1John 5:13
Our aim is to help people understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We are christians from different areas of the United Kingdom, with a few contributors from other countries. Each of us are active members of our local churches and passionate about the gospel. Our relationships with each other are informal and based upon our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, our commitment to the Word of God and shared belief in the transforming power of the gospel.
We are not establishing a formal structured ministry and have no interest in fund raising. We only wish to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and provide resources for other christians to do likewise.
Our prayer to God is that he will be glorified in the exaltation of his Son and people will come to trust him as their Saviour.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).
AiG teaches that “facts” don’t speak for themselves, but must be interpreted. That is, there aren’t separate sets of “evidences” for evolution and creation—we all deal with the same evidence (we all live on the same earth, have the same fossils, observe the same animals, etc.). The difference lies in how we interpret what we study. The Bible—the “history book of the universe”—provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things, and can be trusted to tell the truth in all areas it touches on. Therefore, we are able to use it to help us make sense of this present world. When properly understood, the “evidence” confirms the biblical account.
With over 7,200 answers to frequently asked Bible questions published online, approximately 85% of the questions we are asked already have answers available to you instantly.
Got Questions? The Bible has answers. We’ll help you find them.