Yesterday, I gave two presentations lasting one and a half hours each at a special music and teaching event in Cornwall, England, called Creation Fest. It is largely sponsored by Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa of California. This was a great ministry opportunity to share a message on the relevance of Genesis and then give another talk on creation apologetics to a large body of teens adults from across the UK (and other places in Europe).
I received numerous great testimonies. I had so many parents tell me how worried they were about their children because they were questioning God and the Bible as a result of what they were taught in school about evolution. Most kids in the UK go to the secular schools. I was pleased to meet a number of young people who said they wanted to know how to present creation apologetics as we do at AiG—they see the great need in the UK for this kind of ministry.
I was also thrilled to meet teens who asked their parents to purchase them books with needed answers to what they were being taught in school. So many families told me their pastor compromises with evolution and/or millions of years—even pastors of what are considered fairly conservative churches in their theology. Sad,but that is generally the case in the UK.
I met two seminary students who wanted to know how to answer their seminary professors regarding their compromise views on Genesis. They said when they challenged one of their professors with AiG material, and they were told “Ken Ham is not an intellectual.” They asked me how they should respond to that. I suggested they politely challenge the professor concerning how he could believe in thorns, cancer, brain tumors, and carnivory before sin—and God call all that “very good.” In other words, I suggested they not respond to the comment about me but challenge the professor on the basis of what Scripture plainly teaches.
Here is a photographic overview of our special time on Sunday:
Below is the itinerary for the rest of my speaking in England and Northern Ireland for this trip:
Tuesday, August 7
- 8 AM Pastor’s Breakfast, Holiday Inn, Chapel Lane, Great Barr
- St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Rd, Ipswich 7 PM—Relevance 8:30 PM—Science confirms the Bible
- Broughshane Presby Church, Ballymena 7 PM—Relevance 8:45 PM—Dinosaurs and the Bible
- Martyrs Memorial Free Presby Church, Belfast 8 PM—Relevance
- Newtownbreda Baptist Church, Belfast 11 AM—Relevance
- Ballygowan Free Presby Church, Ballygowan 6 PM—Six Days and the Authority of Scripture
- Whitehall Metropolitan Tabernacle, Belfast 8 PM—Death and Suffering