Creating a Better World for All People
A Slide Presentation by Robert C. Frank
Professor Emeritus of Physics
at Augustana College
Civilization on Earth is Being Created
◼ God, with the aid of more than two billion
Christians serving as Christ’s Team, is in the
process of creating civilization on earth.
God’s Continuing Creation
◼ The quality of human life is rapidly improving.
◼ People are living healthier, happier, and longer.
◼ Transportation, communication, and medical
science are far superior to what they were in the
Our Rapidly Changing World
◼ With the aid of science, the kingdom of God is
growing to be very large as Jesus predicted in
his comparison to the mustard tree. Mt 13: 31-
32, Mk 4: 30-32, Lk 13: 18-19
◼ Christianity has spread over the entire earth.
Christians Participating in Creation
◼ The followers of Jesus are seen to be both
observers and participants in God’s awesome
◼ As their servant leader, Jesus taught his followers
to love each other, work together, and help
everyone lead better lives.
The Increasing Rate of Creation
◼ The rate of creation depends on past
accomplishments and the number of people
◼ As a result, in each generation, with more
people and greater teamwork, the quality of life
improves more rapidly.
The Bible and Teamwork
◼ The Apostle Paul’s description of the Body of
Christ is similar to descriptions of modern teams.
(I Co 12)
◼ There are also many other passages in the Bible
that support the concept of teamwork. See for
example Ro 15:5-6, 1 Pe 4:8-10, Pr 27: 17, Ep
4:16, 1 Co 1:10, Ec 4: 9-10 , , , ,
The Definition of a Team
◼ (Just as the parts of the human body are all
different but work together in a coordinated
manner,,each member of a team has different
abilities and responsibilities, but their activities
are coordinated so they support and don’t
interfere with each other. Everyone is working
toward the same goal.
Teamwork in Science
◼ Large scale teamwork in science began during
World War II. A large team of scientists and
engineers developed the atomic bombs that
ended the war in Japan.
◼ The development of the transistor in the late
1940’s may be considered the most important
invention of the 20th century because it led to the
development of the microchip.
◼ Large teams of scientists and engineers began
creating tiny electrical circuits embedded in solid
materials. They are called microchips.
◼ Microchips are now used in radios, TV, computers,
cell phones, tablets and control devices. Very
complicated electrical circuits are being made
smaller and smaller.
Science Made the Bible Available
◼ For the first 14 centuries of Christianity there
were no Bibles, only manuscripts.
◼ In 1440 C.E., the printing press was created with
the aid of science and shortly after that
Gutenberg produced the first printed Bible.
◼ Today, with the aid of science, nearly everyone
can read and have their own copy of the Bible.
Science as God’s Gift
◼ I believe God gave humans analytic ability and the
scientific method to make it possible for them to
help relieve suffering, have their own copy of the
Bible, and participate in creation.
The Rules of Life
◼ The Ten Commandments and the two
emphasized by Jesus form the rules of life that
Living in God’s Grace
◼ No one can ever get it all right. Christ’s death
and resurrection brought the assurance of God’s
forgiveness and successful teamwork cannot
occur without forgiveness.
Communication with God
◼ To be successful team members, we need the
wisdom, courage, forgiveness, and peace that
can only come through prayer.
◼ Wisdom also comes by reading the Bible which
is now available in many languages and
Our Triune Creator
◼ God is understood to be the source of all
◼ Jesus Christ is redeemer, spiritual leader, and
teacher of God’s assistants as they participate in
◼ The Holy Spirit is the unifier, forming and guiding
Christ’s Team with the help of the Bible and
weekly church services.
The Sunday Morning Gathering
◼ Weekly worship services not only provide
wisdom and inspiration, but also opportunities
for the team to practice and coordinate efforts.
◼ Sunday School is comparable to a learning lab
where children and adults study and practice
living the Christian life.
The Validity of Christianity
◼ The proof is the more than two billion Christians, a
third of the population of the world, who have
become Christ’s Team. They are God’s miracle.
◼ The fact that they have experienced love and
continue to teach others to love and care for each
other is a demonstration of the validity of
Christ’s Team Around the World
The Distribution of Christians Throughout the World
Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life/ Global Christianity, December 2011
God’s Assistants with Creation
◼ Construction workers
◼ Social Workers
◼ Medical Workers
◼ Sales Clerks
Strengthening the Team
◼ Christians need a goal that is clearly understood
by everyone and is inclusive rather than divisive.
Creating a better world for everyone is a worthy
◼ Congregations must also deliberately set up
programs to train leaders in team-based ministry
in order to coordinate their efforts.
You Are Needed on Christ’s Team
◼ Aided by science, Christ’s Team is creating a
wonderful new world. Become an active member
of a Christian church in your area today and help
improve the quality of life for everyone.
For Further Study
This book is designed to help
readers learn to think like members
of Christ’s Team.
The cover depicts Christians
around the world acknowledging
their team effort.