I just read Ken Ham’s “Understanding the Times”. It is 12 bible verses that he uses to frame the spiritual condition of the world and the needed response of the church. He does a great job in describing his purpose in life as a Christian which is to exalt the Word of God so that souls can be saved. The bible verse in Timothy that says the church is “the ground and pillar of the truth has always been my definition of the church. He sees the church’s compromise over the millions of years over the 7 days of Genesis as the demonic Trojan Horse that has destroyed the church, especially young people. If that portion of the Word of God is treated as not true then how much faith can you have in the rest of it. The whole book becomes a book of bible stories no different from Paul Bunyan and the blue ox. So his fight is really over the word of God not being diluted. I came away with a nice appreciation for the man and his ministry.

He used some data showing how Christians are losing their children to secular thinking way before high school. I was in a middle school today. The kids were studying the Declaration of Independence. The worksheet referred to the colonists appeal to “the Supreme Judge of the world”. The teacher asked the students to define this “Supreme Judge” in their own words. Some just wrote down “Supreme Judge”. Some wrote down congress. Some wrote down the supreme court. Not one of them understood the “Supreme Judge of the world” to be God.

1 Peter 3:3-7  Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

This verse can put into perspective the pushback against any thoughts that point to God creating the world, the flood or coming judgment. This is the battlefield that Ken Ham fights on.

 

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Pastor a church in Sparta.
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