Who Won The Worldview Debate Between Ken Ham And Bill Nye?

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   2/13/2014

The debate last week between a creation scientists and an evolution scientists was one of the greatest in modern history.   Most of the media ignored it, but more people watched it on the Internet than watched the Presidential state of the Union address and the SuperBowl.  

So regardless of the media’s attempt to overlook this debate – millions of people are very interested.  

Ken Ham (Christian) is the President of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY.  Bill Nye (Atheist) is best known as the host of the Disney children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy.  

There have been several reviews of the debate, many point out that Ken Ham didn’t address the questions posed by Bill Nye during the debate and therefore Bill Nye won.  Watching the debate, I also felt that Ken Ham let Bill Nye get away with many unanswered questions which gave the appearance that Bill Nye was wining the debate.  

But if your watch Ken’s pre-debate interview with Ray Comfort or his post-debate interview, you will see that Ken Ham was not trying the win the debate – but to start a debate – a global debate regarding the evidence for the God of the bible and his creation story.  

The reason Ken Ham didn’t address each question that Bill Nye asked him was because he didn’t want to miss this opportunity to present the gospel story to millions of people watching.  It’s not that Ken Ham didn’t have an answer, in fact Ken Ham has answered every question of Bill Nye’s and many more in a book series called “The New Answers”, which give detailed answers to over 100 of the biggest questions facing Christianity. 

The problem in the world today is that the evidence for creation science is overwhelming, but it has been censored in the educational system, from k-12 all the way through most of the higher-educational institutions.   This is why so few people have heard about or studied it.  Ken Ham revealed some of the evidence and pointed out how the evolutionists have hijacked the terms like ‘Science’ to distorted the evidence for the creation story in Genesis.   

One of my favorite points in the debate was just after Ken Ham’s opening 30 min presentation, in which Bill Nye responded by saying – “I learned something”.   Get this, Bill Nye the Science Guy has never before heard the information that Ken Ham presented.   If Bill Nye, a prominent science educator has never heard the evidence for creation science then who else has?   

This is where Ken Ham won, by opening the door to an entirely new world – a world in which the evidence points to the creation story and this evidence it being kept out of the educational system because it is too powerful to disprove.  

Now that the door is open, that real question is do we want to know the truth?  Are we hungry for the truth or would we rather continue to hide the evidence that points to something that we don’t want to believe in?   

You see, Christianity contains a hunger for the truth, while Atheism cannot, rather they must hide the truth and deny that it exists.    

In Romans 1:18-20, it tells us that it is wicked to suppress the truth which is clearly seen in the creation of the world.  

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” 

And a few verses later we read that suppressing the evidence is exchanging the truth about God for a lie. This is what we are doing today in the public schools, exchanging the truth about God for a lie.

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie” – Romans 1:25 

In fact, it is a hunger for the truth or a love for the truth that leads to salvation and a love for the truth comes by "hearing the Word of God" (Romans 10:17).  Ken Ham planted a hunger for the truth in millions of people by exposing them to the Word of God that they have previously been censored from.

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 

The cat is out of the bag, as Ken Ham said in an article after the debate.  Ken Ham has exposed millions of people to the evidence for the creation story of Genesis.  What they do with it depends on their hunger for the truth.   

At the end of Ken Ham’s opening 30 min, he pointed out that children today are being taught the religion of naturalism and no other religion is tolerated.   This is the reason for the moral collapse we are experiencing today, students are being taught the religion of evolutionary naturalism by the schools that are supposedly religiously neutral.  This entire generation of Americans are being lied to. 

Here is the full video debate:


Here is the pre-debate video with Ray Comfort

Here is the post-debate video



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