Pat Robertson, of the TV show The 700 Club, recently made disparaging remarks against young earth creation (this is certainly not the first time he’s done so), calling it “nonsense” and “embarrassing,” affirming he believes the universe is over 14 billion years old. It’s sad to see so many Christian leaders compromising in this area. And since we’re so often attacked, misrepresented, and even slandered by those in the media, I thought I would share with you something very positive—a refreshing article from Decision magazine of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They recently interviewed me and profiled AiG and the Ark Encounter.
Here are some excerpts from that positive article:
For Ham, the question of Biblical authority leaves no room for compromise.
“My parents raised me to stand on the authority of the Word of God and to understand what the Bible really is.” Ham says. “That it is the Word of God and doesn’t just contain the Word of God. It is God-breathed. And so, this is God who is using different people to write down for us what we need to know. It’s the foundation of all of our thinking and the foundation for our worldview.”
“The battle that began in Genesis, chapters 2 and 3, is the battle between two foundations—God’s Word and man’s word,” Ham says. “It is very easy for us to listen to what human beings are saying and what the culture is saying and try to change God’s Word.”
For decades, the academic world has propagated human ideas like Darwinian evolution, which has rendered a society in moral chaos, Ham says. “Everyone does what is right in their own eyes” (Cf. Judges 21:25).
“When you look at the abortion issue, or issues of racism, or gay marriage, or the gender issue, they are all really the same symptoms of an underlying problem—we now have generations who have come through an education system basically devoid of the knowledge of God and are being taught a very naturalistic view of origins,” Ham says.
That’s why in 1994, Ham launched Answers in Genesis, an apologetics ministry aimed at training and equipping Christians to articulate a Biblical worldview that debunks evolutionary ideas about creation and amplifies the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“Our worldview needs to be judged against the absolute authority of the Word of God,” contends Ham, who has written extensively on Biblical doctrine.
I encourage you to check out the full article at DecisionMagazine.com.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.