Donald Prothero proven wrong by Ken Ham

According to the award-winning evolutionist Donald Prothero:

So the strange saga of the Ark Park [i.e. the Ark Encounter Christian theme park] continues. Back when it was launched, grandiose and extravagant promises were made, and they set and bragged about impossible fundraising goals…

Now the groundbreaking has been postponed indefinitely—and it looks like it will never happen at all…

I’m sure the con man [Ken] Ham will continue to lead people on, but since his junk bonds have no guarantees, all the investors will be stuck with nothing. However, if he does have a lot of his financing tied to mortgaging his Creation “Museum,” it could bring the whole house of cards crashing down.

Whatever the true financial strength of Answers in Genesis, the Ark Park is dead in the water and sinking fast.

But Prothero was proven wrong; here’s the evidence from Ken Ham:

After months of anticipation and years of planning, it’s hard to believe this day is actually here. July 7, 2016, is a historic day—the Ark Encounter is finally open to the public in Northern Kentucky! We couldn’t be more excited to share this architectural and engineering marvel with the world.

I believe this project will be one of the greatest evangelistic outreaches of our day. Millions of people—many of them unbelievers or unchurched Christians—will come to Northern Kentucky to tour this family-friendly, Christian attraction where they will learn about Noah, his family, the animals, the Ark, the Flood, and most importantly, the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are excited to see how God uses this project to make an impact for eternity.

Quote sources

  1. Prothero, D. (2014). Ken Ham’s Ark is Going Down, Going Down, Going Down…. SkepticBlog. Available http://www.skepticblog.org/2014/06/17/ken-hams-ark-is-going-down/. Last accessed 27th Jun 2016.
  2. Ham, K. (2016). Ark Encounter Opens to the Public! Ken Ham Blog. Available https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2016/07/07/ark-encounter-opens-to-the-public/. Last accessed 9th Jul 2016.
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Creation evangelism that led people back to Christ

According to Todd Strandberg:

Because salvation is the most important issue for us to be spending our time and energy on, all Christian endeavors need to be productive in the area of winning people for the Kingdom of God. When it comes to soul winning, arguing about creationism simply does not carry any weight…

The Church has a proven history of using faith to triumph over science. When Christians switched to battling with the weapon of science, they began suffering one defeat after another.

With faith being given out freely to all who seek truth, Christians have no need to be in the business of mixing science with religion. With prayer, we have the ability to supernaturally win over even the most stubborn evolutionists. I think creationism is harmful because it distracts from what is clearly a better way to win people to the Kingdom of God.

It’s bearing false witness to claim that “creationism simply does not carry any weight” in soul winning.

What, so God’s Word in Genesis is evangelistic filler? No way—Genesis can be the hit single—as told by Ken Ham:

This is why we at Answers in Genesis [AiG] do what we do. We want to equip the church to stand on the authority of God’s Word from the very beginning and provide solid answers for the skeptical questions of this age..

And, praise the Lord, we often hear from people who have had their lives forever changed because God brought AiG resources into their lives. Recently I shared the story of a gentleman from the Netherlands who was seriously doubting the Christian faith. He had received teaching that compromised Genesis with millions of years and evolution, and he ended up leaving Christianity altogether. But, eventually, he found our website and was able to get solid, uncompromising answers to the questions that he had, and his faith in God and in His Word was restored…People all over the world like him are why we do what we do!

Quote sources

  1. Strandberg, T. (n.d.) Evolutionism vs. Creationism: A Pointless Debate. Rapture Ready. Available http://www.raptureready.com/rr-ec-debate.html. Last accessed 13th Sep 2015.
  2. Ham, K. (2015). Why We Do What We Do. Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/03/31/why-we-do-what-we-do-aig/. Last accessed 13th Sep 2015.

Beware of gender theory’s hostility to the Bible

Gender theory further holds that any distinctions between males and females (e.g., men acting as heads of their households, dressing in ways that are socially appropriate to one’s gender, and so on) are “constructs” that society forces them to abide by. If they “transgress” (gender theorists love that word) those social boundaries, the gender theorist argues, they are ostracized and punished…

So what does gender as a social construct have to do with any of this [discussion of The Curse in Genesis 3]? Gender theory was my area of study for my master’s degree in English. People who specialize in the area of gender theory typically make it their aim to justify sexual and gender-related behavior that the Bible condemns as sinful.

Quote source

Golden, S. (2012). Feedback: Are Gender Roles a Social Construct? Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/family/gender/feedback-are-gender-roles-a-social-construct/. Last accessed 30th May 2015.

Billions of years of evolutionist cop-outs

According to “ladyren”:

Sure they do [the notion that two very different life forms evolve from a common ancestor]. You just have to trace the trail back far enough.

Because if they did it just once, then the two that resulted would carry the DNA to do it again. And the chances of that happening were billions and billions and billions to one, and since there were nothing but billions and billions and billions of chemical compounds, it was an absolutely [sic] certainty that it would occur here on this planet—billions of years ago.

Time was not a factor—since the universe anywhere had nothing but time, and billions of planets where this could occur. It happened on this planet, it has, did, or will likely occur on others since the universe is loaded with planets with similar chemical arrangements as ours.

So, think big, and often.

But that thinking is not as convincing as the thinking of David Mateer:

We can clearly see around us that the world is full of design, information and diversity—it is a ‘millionaire’ world. Because evolutionists are committed to a naturalistic explanation, they conclude, ‘Isn’t evolution amazing? Look at what it has created!’ Yet common sense and observational science tell us that the very processes in which the evolutionist trusts are going the wrong way—losing information. Thus, it’s a mystery, and many resign themselves to, ‘Well, given enough time, anything is possible.’ This is not a solution, merely a cop-out.

Quote sources

  1. Ladyren (2009). Do plants and animals have a common ancestor? [response on internet forum]. Yahoo! Answers. Available https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080620144244AAYoq1L. Last accessed 30th May 2015.
  2. Mateer, D. (2002). Evolution: Bad Economics. Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/information-theory/evolution-bad-economics/. Last accessed 30th May 2015.

Sir Isaac Newton testifying to God’s existence

Isaac Newton published his discoveries about gravity and motion in 1687, in his masterpiece Principia. Some readers quickly concluded that Newton’s universe left no room for God, since everything now could be explained with equations. But this was not Newton’s view, as he clarified in the Principia’s second edition:

‘Our most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.’

Isaac Newton was not only a scientist but also a life-long biblical scholar. His favourite Bible books were Daniel and Revelation, in which God’s plans for the future are described. Newton actually wrote more about theology than science.

Quote source

DeYoung, D. (2000). Gravity: The Mystery Force. Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/physics/gravity/. Last accessed 27th Mar 2015.

Ken Ham exposes Bill Nye’s lack of evidence

You know, during the debate, I asked Bill Nye a question; I challenged him.

I said, give me one example—in fact I did this before the debate, I’ve done it a number of times since, I’ve done this publicly—Bill Nye, give me one example, just one—one where belief in millions of years, and evolution—molecules to man—is necessary to develop some piece of technology.

Show where me the belief in evolution is absolutely prerequisite to developing technology.

He can’t give one. There’s not one example.

Because the issue of origins has nothing to do with developing technology.

Quote source

Answers in Genesis (2014). Creation Stifles Progress? Ken Ham Answers Bill Nye and PopSci. Available http://youtu.be/pf1ILb4aWNU. Last accessed 27th Sep 2014.

The foolishness of politically correct evangelism

God says, you will believe everything I tell you, and preach and teach it to the ends of the earth till the end of this age (Matthew 28:20). I would be deeply ashamed to appear before Christ and say, ‘Well, I knew better than You, Lord. I revised, reinterpreted, or eliminated from your Word all the things that might offend people, in order to win them to You.’

Quote source

Whitcomb, J quoted in Ham, K. (2000). Half-born Christians? A Talk with Theologian John Whitcomb. Answers in Genesis. Available https://answersingenesis.org/ministry-news/ministry/half-born-christians/. Last accessed 6th Sep 2014.