Gallup polls going back to the early 1980s have consistently shown that around 44 percent of Americans agree with the statement: “God created humans pretty much in their present form either exactly as the Bible describes it or within the last 10,000 years.” Of course, evolutionist activists are alarmed that the numbers remain so high, especially given their increasing evolution indoctrination seen in schools and the media (and museums).
The grassroots approach by creationist organizations to distribute materials and information throughout the country appears to have been an effective counter-effort to these evolutionists. One of the emphases I've always had at AiG is to pump out as much information as we can through the website, videos, radio programs, etc. Here is one example of how God is using the AiG ministry to impact the culture (AiG does not push legislation or going to court to bring about change), and the “testimony” comes from a surprising source. A supporter wrote the following to us:
Dear Ken,Well, there are a lot of people who work through the AiG ministry in different ways to impact this culture. Praise the Lord for all that is happening.
I thought you might find this interesting. At the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) conference on science education in Atlanta in November, there was a Friday afternoon talk by evolutionist Dr. Ken Miller of Brown University. During his presentation “Science under Siege? -- Teaching evolution in a climate of controversy,” he said that Answers in Genesis had a nice website (he put it on the screen), and he also gave the location of your Creation Museum.
Interestingly, Dr. Miller also said (paraphrasing): “Ken Ham is the main reason that so many people believe in creation in the United States.”
I think you would like this statement.
I am so glad that you showed up in Missoula, Montana, some 20 years ago [for a “Back to Genesis” seminar]. It was at that time that I learned the science behind the Bible.
– W.Z., North Carolina
We expect evolutionists to be even more active in using museums, magazines, and schools to push their evolution religion/worldview with greater zeal. They read the same Gallup polls that we do and are alarmed. Since the 1980s, evolution indoctrination in schools has been pushed more aggressively than ever, and yet that Gallup figure has not changed much at all.
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