“A Hero in My Life”

by Ken Ham on December 6, 2015

I recently received an encouraging email about a thirteen-year-old who visited the Creation Museum and who loves AiG resources. Her family recently joined my friend Buddy Davis for an exciting day of spelunking in Cumberland Caves in Tennessee (Cumberland Caves was the site of the filming of Buddy’s popular DVD Extreme Caving!). This day is always such an adventure, and this family described it as a “wonderful event.”


Now, for a school paper, she had to choose a hero to write about. Below you can read her essay; because I thought it was very sweet, I wanted to share it with you. Over the years, I’ve had many children say that the AiG speakers are their heroes and heroines. At first I was uneasy about these kind words, as we all have feet of clay and we are just fallible human beings like anyone else. But then I realized that I would rather these children look up to Bible-believing Christian leaders than to pagan film stars, pop singers, and so on. What a privilege and honor for us to know that children look on those who are teaching them the truth of God’s Word beginning in Genesis as their heroes! It’s wonderful to see a young lady who understands the importance of standing on the authority of God’s Word and who isn’t afraid to defend her faith.

Ken Ham, a hero in my life, is an author, speaker, and defender of the Bible. Mr. Ham has taught many people, including myself, to defend the Word of God as inerrant and true. One of the ways he does this is through a variety of resources which include, books, videos, conferences, and the construction of the Creation Museum and the future Ark Encounter.

Mr. Ham is the founder of the Creation Museum. It is filled with information and exhibits supporting the young earth described in Genesis in the Word of God. It takes visitors through the Seven C’s of History (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Christ, Cross, and Consummation), which helps them learn the facts to defend their faith. I find this extraordinary place very inuring and captivating because of the volume of evidence supporting the truth of God’s Word.

Ken Ham also reaches out to people through videos, articles, and books. These magnificent truths clarified some puzzling questions I had about the Bible. Some of the articles introduced ideas I had not even thought of before reading about them. Interestingly, Noah lived during the Tower of Babel and Adam could have written an autobiography. These articles introduce unique concepts that are completely possible, but are not expressed in any other literature.

Since learning these facts to defend my faith, I have been tested only once so far. Someone had posted something on Google+ about the future Ark. I commented back defending my faith and the Ark. This person was not a Christian and asked me questions about what I believe and why I believed the Bible is true. The facts I learned from Ken Ham and the Bible helped me defend my faith to this person. For the Bible says, “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it in gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15.

There are many reasons why I consider Ken Ham to be a hero, but I am most thankful for the ways he has taught me and many others to defend the Bible.

I encourage you to make a trip to the Creation Museum to see this “extraordinary place” for yourself. All this year we are featuring a special 2 Buy 2 promotion—buy two tickets, get two free! This promotion was specially designed to bring as many young people—like this young lady—as possible to the Creation Museum so that they can strengthen their biblical worldview and be equipped to answer the skeptical questions of this age.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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