Eyes2C is for those who want to know that the Bible can be trusted as ultimate Truth and also for those who want to increase their knowledge and confidence in teaching and sharing about our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ.
May the plethora of links allow you to easily and quickly seek out evidence for yourself and others that God has revealed Himself through the wonders of His Creation and through His inspired Word, the Bible.
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived—
the things God has prepared for those who love Him—
these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Happy Searching !
“Jesus said, ‘But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear’.” Matthew 13:16
This preview launch is for the purpose of gaining feedback. At the advice of some helpful pastors, we’re working on an intro video. We’re getting closer to a grand launch. The site’s goal is to be a help and a blessing to all who enter so the next generation can be equipped with knowledge & confidence that the Bible is true. God deserves to receive glory for His amazing Creation, revealed Word, and plan of salvation.
About site founder, Connie Rice:
My sister and I were not raised in church. but were taught biblical values. However, I did not know that God cared about me personally and certainly did not understand the extent of Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins or that I could have a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe. As a young adult, my worldview was based on life experiences. Being independent minded and fraught with emotional baggage, it was not until my second marriage faced serious problems that I finally got to the end of myself.
Although my husband, Steve, and I were both committed to each other, tension and arguments became a regular occurrence. A wall had built up between us and we had two young daughters to consider. One day, with the kids napping and Steve at work, I got down on my knees and cried out to God. Not even sure if He was listening, I gave Him my life, marriage, and kids, and asked Him to please fix the situation. I was unaware at the time that Steve had also been praying for God’s help. He had made a decision for the Lord as a preteen, but had not received any discipleship afterward and drifted from church.
In three days, the wall of tension was gone and we were able to speak with each other and work through everything. We both knew that God had miraculously intervened and so began looking for a church to learn more about this amazing God who cared. We began going to church every week, taking part in Bible studies, and falling more in love with Jesus and each other. We were baptized soon afterward. God called me into children’s ministry and Steve into sound ministry. My eyes were opened to a spiritual reality that I didn’t even know existed. Determined not to waste another day, Steve and I have been following and serving Jesus ever since. The Lord gradually corrected my faulty thinking through His Word, sermons, Bible studies, books, prayer, music, articles & through preparations to teach kids.
When our daughter was in elementary school, I saw things in her science textbook that I knew had been proven false and things from my own lifetime in her history textbook that were portrayed with bias. God had given me a passion for truth so I began researching evidence on my own, developing quite a library of books, DVDs, and magazines on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian history. I took advantage of Bible Institute classes offered through a partnership of The Master’s College (now University) and local churches. I enjoyed Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, and became more interested in the Creation vs. Evolution debate through an elective class taught by David F. Coppedge of both “Creation/Evolution Headlines” and “Creation Safaris” (also a gifted photographer). I later developed teaching series for preteens to give them answers before entering youth ministry so they could own their faith and have the knowledge & confidence to engage their world. They are not included here since I used clips from DVDs we owned as well as resources that were reproducible for teaching, but not allowed for public use. I will work on adapting the studies so PowerPoint slides and downloadable notes can be made available.
After 27 years, God has only reinforced His calling on my life to equip the next generation with His love and truth. The last 17 of those years has been through directing children’s ministry in three churches. The Lord has had me in a time of green pastures recovering from surgeries as a result of injuries the prior year. During that time, I completed the Creation Apologetics Teacher College through Mike Riddle’s “Creation Training Initiative” and became a member of the “International Association for Creation”. Eight years ago, a pastor suggested I start a blog. When a fellow children’s ministry leader suggested the same thing this past summer, I prayed and realized that the building of this website was God’s work for me while in recovery – a way to still serve Him. 🙂 Following God is life’s ultimate adventure – Steve and I continually seek God’s guidance and will follow wherever He leads us.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” Psalm 40:1-3
As missionary & evangelist, E. Stanley Jones, wrote, “Jesus appeals to the soul as light appeals to the eye, as truth fits the conscience, as beauty speaks to the aesthetic nature. For Christ and the soul are made for one another…”