Confused Colleges

by Ken Ham on December 7, 2002

What stood out most was a chapel service at a reasonably conservative Christian college. Some students told me that not all the faculty agreed with AiG's position on a literal Genesis.

I was sitting in an airplane (my main place of abode the last couple of months, it seems!) thinking about some of my recent experiences that I could share with you.

What stood out most was a chapel service at a reasonably conservative Christian college. Some students told me that not all the faculty agreed with AiG’s position on a literal Genesis. It was heartbreaking.

A student shared with me that he had just been on a mission trip to a Third World country. When someone there asked him about creation and Genesis, he had a lump in his throat-because of the college, he didn’t know what to say.

I thought to myself: how many other students have had their faith in the Bible undermined there?

Then after almost 3 hours of non-stop talking with some students, and feeling quite drained, I was blessed when one said to me, “Mr. Ham, I’m so glad I heard you speak today. After listening to you, I realized that AiG is defending the inerrancy of Scripture and proclaiming the Gospel.”

I hope these young people will now be able to judge what their profs say against God’s Word, instead of being intimidated by compromise teaching.

I praise God for all the students AiG has reached over the years, including Doug, who once shared a fantastic testimony with me:

I was raised in a Christian home, and never really worried about evolution until high school. [But then I] had a hard time squaring Scripture with science and quickly turned into a “theistic evolutionist.”

Once I ditched Genesis, it was easy to disregard the rest of the Bible. I thought the Bible was false … and I almost became an atheist. I “accidentally” caught you, Ken, on a local Christian station. My mind raced: “You mean God DID create the universe?”

My calling here on campus is to start Bible studies on Genesis. I am so fired up, Mr Ham, and you were a tool God used to prime my pump.

This ministry of upholding the authority of God’s Word-and its Gospel message-is changing lives! As we head toward the end of year, your prayers and gifts will help us proclaim the Creation/Gospel message with even more effectiveness.

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