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This is Ken Ham, author of the new book on effective evangelism, Gospel Reset.
All this week we’ve been looking at why Christians can’t accept millions of years.
Well, the biggest reason is that the gospel is founded in Genesis. Consider the origin of death. Jesus had to come and die because death is the actual penalty for sin! If death came before sin, there’s just no foundation for the gospel.
Now, the age of the earth is not a salvation issue, of course. You can be saved without believing a young earth because salvation is based on faith in Christ alone. But it’s a gospel issue because millions of years undermines the foundation of the gospel message!
Instead of putting our faith in man’s ever-changing ideas, we need to trust God’s Word.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.