Schooled by Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   4/22/2014

Ever since I was a kid I loved Math and Science.  But when I started taking science classes in high-school, I was discouraged when my teachers talked about evolution as if it were even possible.  To date the same evidence used to point to evolution more convincingly points to God.   

As I moving into college, I found rational scientists like Dr. Huge Ross from Reasons-to-Believe.  Dr. Ross wrote books like, “The Creator and the Cosmos: How the Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God” and “Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy” in which Dr. Ross set out to provide a solution to the bibles creation account with the scientific communities ideas that the earth was billions of years ago.  

Then I found Lee Strobe’s book “The Case For A Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God”.  This book points out that science has uncovered a staggering complexity behind the universe, fine-tuned with astounding precision that must have had a Master Designer. 

A few years later I found Dr. John C. Lennox, professor of mathematics and the philosophy of science at the University of Oxford, with his book “God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?” in which he points out the science has not removed the need for God which was the goal of evolution, rather science has revealed the impossibility of the world without God.  

In recent years, a lot of good books have been coming from the Intelligent Design perspective like by scientist Dr. Stephen C. Meyer with his research in DNA and his book, “Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design” and his latest book, “Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design” which discusses just how impossible it is for DNA to come into being on its own.   

Ken Ham 

This year I found Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which opened in 2007.   

A few months ago, I enjoyed the debate with Ken Ham and Bill Nye about the six literal days of creation vs. evolution/millions of years.  It was awesome.  For many years I have seen youth-earth scientist get beat up by the secular scientific community and their ideas of evolution/millions of years.  But not this time, Ken Ham began by exposing the way the secular scientific community hides the truth behind the term ‘science’ pointing out that they don’t reality know much of how the world began.  Observational science is what we can observe today, prove in the lab, while historical science is the study of what we think happen years ago and cannot be proven in the lab. The secular scientific community does not like to separate ‘science’ into things that can be proven and things that cannot be proven because it reveals their faith (and by faith, their religion) that they have put into their unproven assumptions.  

I was so intrigued by the debate that I bought several of Ken Ham’s books, including his newest book, Six Days.   

What an amazing book. Ken Ham does what none of these other great scientists like Dr. Ross, Lee Strobe, Dr. John C. Lennox and Dr. Stephen C. Meyer have done before. Six Days points out that there is no other reasonable explainable for the creation of the world other than just as it has been recorded in Genesis – in six 24-hours days.  

These other guys have done a great job pointing out that science reveals God, but they all try to incorporate the secular ideas of millions of years into the creation account.  None of them has been willing to say the current consensus in the secular scientific community is wrong, regarding millions of year, and then give the evidence as to why.  

Ken Ham debunks everything from the gap theory to the long-day theory to theistic evolution to progressive creation. I have never before seen such an astounding work regarding a defense of the Genesis historical creation account.   

Does It Matter? 

Most of Christianity has been convinced that the historical creation account does not matter, so who cares.  The secular scientific community has convinced the Christian Churches and Universities that this issue is not important, so even if you don’t believe in evolution, it does not matter you can still go along with millions of years and believe in Jesus.   

Ken Ham points out that if you believe that creation took place in millions of years, than death must have been in the earth before the fall of Man.  And this undermines the entire gospel, because Genesis tells us that death entered the earth because of sin.  Death is linked to reconciliation (The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ - Romans 6:23).   

So believing in millions of year inadvertently denies the reason for Jesus. Also, death could not be part of creation because death is an enemy of God (1 Cor 15:26). Therefore believing in millions of years makes it very difficult to understand God and His plans for the future of man and the earth.  It turn out that no one (secular or Christian scientists) has an answer to this problem – unless creation took place in six literal days. Apparently, it does matter.  

Now that I have discovered Ken Ham and the importance of what he is saying, I’m going to have to read several of his other books, like “How do we know the Bible is True” and “Already Gone” and “The New Answers Books 1-4” and “Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions 1-2” and “The Lie: Evolution”.

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