For Time and Forever
God's Wonderful Plan
By: Henry M. Morris
Publisher: Master Books

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Is all life a result of random processes? We plan our lives and daily routines, but is there a "Plan"? Does someone manage individual lives and the order of the universe?

The answer for people of faith, of course, is that God controls all things. The logical conclusion of that belief is that He also has a plan for each individual, and a plan for Earth itself. Man was created to have dominion over the planet, to care for it and its creatures.

In For Time and Forever, Bible authority Henry Morris explores the breadth of what it means to have purpose in God's creation. Besides debunking evolutionary myths, Dr. Morris also answers the heart cry of man: where do I fit? Does God have a purpose for me? Morris recognizes that since our time is short in term of life span, we must all work to fulfill the Great Commission; we must recognize the biblical truth that there is an overall plan of salvation and we must work to implement it.

Answering age-old questions like why do bad things happen? and is there a heaven and hell? Morris provides the framework for laymen and scholars alike to see their true purposes.

About the Author

Morris was born in Dallas in 1918 and grew up in Texas in the 1920s and 1930s. He graduated from Rice University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1939. He married Mary Louise on January 24, 1940, and they later had five children. After his graduation in 1939, and through 1942, he was a hydraulic engineer working with the International Boundary and Water Commission. He returned to Rice, teaching civil engineering from 1942 until 1946. In 1946 he wrote a short book entitled That You Might Believe, in which he made an effort to attack evolution. From 1946 through 1951, he worked at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded a master's degree in hydraulics (1948) and a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering (1950).

In 1951 he became a professor and chair of civil engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then served as a professor of applied science at Southern Illinois University, 1956—1957, and subsequently as professor of hydraulic engineering and in civil engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech, again serving as the department chair.

In 1961, Morris and John C. Whitcomb wrote The Genesis Flood, which advocated creationism and flood geology. In it he cited an influence by George McCready Price, a Seventh-day Adventist schoolteacher and defender of creationism in the early 20th century. In 1963 Morris and nine others founded the Creation Research Society. Morris resigned from his position at Virginia Tech in 1969. In 1970, he founded the Institute for Creation Research in Santee, California and his son, John D. Morris, took over the presidency of ICR when he retired.

While the greater bulk of his published writings address creation science and evolution themes, he also wrote Many Infallible Proofs, and The Bible Has The Answer, which are both works of general Christian apologetics.

On February 1, 2006, Morris suffered a minor stroke and was hospitalized. Morris was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility near his son's home in Santee, California where he died just a few weeks later.