CREATION SCHOLAR Dr CLIFFORD WILSON PASSES. On April 5th, Brent Howard advised us his uncle Dr Clifford Wilson had passed away the previous night April 4, just short of his 90th birthday. Cliff was a late comer to the 6 day creation position, and this editor has fond memories of excavating at the Paluxy River Texas with him and travelling around Australia in the early days of creation work in this country. The hatred of many in the media for Christ the Creator showed strongly on one trip to Tasmania where a local Newspaper went to great trouble to announce Clifford would be speaking on how the world was created after a six day flood. But it got far worse when one regional paper went to extraordinary lengths to scour police reports worldwide so they could have both a paid advertisement for our meetings and on the same page, a news release about a totally different Clifford Wilson who had been arrested on rape charges. As Jesus said; “ Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven.” (Matt 5:11-12). Cliff was truly blessed on that trip and is even more blessed now in Jesus presence as a result of that incident. In his later years we asked Cliffs assistance in preparing several Easter Conferences dealing with the evidence for Christ in Archaeology, which was but one of Clifford’s many fields of study. Once Cliff came to the position Genesis was to be read as literal and God really did create in just 6 days, he became unshakable to the end.
Clifford was a renowned author with some 50 books published across a wide range of subjects from historical novels (The Search Collins, 1973), to the Occult and Eric Von Daniken ( Crash Go the Chariots 1972 , Crash Goes the Exorcist, 1974, Gods in Chariots and Other Fantasies, 1975), through biblical apologetics ( That Incredible Book, the Bible, Pyramid Publications, 1975, New Light on New Testament Letters, Baker Book House, 1975), and his favorite subject archaeology; (Rocks, Relics, and Biblical Reality, Zondervan, 1977).
His main works published during his relationship with the Institute of Creation Research USA (Dr Henry Morris) were The Ebla Tablets: Secrets of a Forgotten City, Master Books, 1977.and Monkeys Will Never Talk—Or Will They?, Master Books, 1978. His last works dealt with Biblical reliability (The Bible Comes Alive, 2000.)
Clifford was a personal encouragement to us and a great help to Creation Research in Australia in his role as Editor of the news paper New Life. We rejoice in the fact that Clifford long trusted Jesus Christ, not merely as Creator but as his own personal Savior and so the sting is taken out of his death and his remaining family and ourselves know we shall see him again with Jesus.
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