ICR Needs Your Money To Defend the Truth

If you have any money left after responding to our earlier post (Ken Ham Needs You To Send Money Now!) we have just what you’re looking for.

The granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), is the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. They have this new post at their website: The Impact of ICR. It’s by Henry Morris IV, described as “Director of Donor Relations at the Institute for Creation Research.”

To put things in perspective, ICR was founded by Henry Morris (1918-2006). The founder’s eldest son, Henry Morris III, is carrying on the family business as ICR’s Chief Executive Officer. Another son, John D. Morris, is president of ICR, and is “best known for leading expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark.”

We assume that today’s author, Henry IV, is the son of Henry III, so he’s the grandson of ICR’s founder. Verily, ICR is a creationist dynasty. After Googling around, we learned that the youngest Henry has a degree in Business from Liberty University. Now that you know all that, here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us and scripture links omitted:

The Lord has been good to the ministry of the Institute for Creation Research. Over the last four decades, God has graciously increased the scope and influence of the ministry to truly global proportions, marvelously providing for our needs along the way. During that time, ICR has experienced periods of great joy, as well as seasons of trouble and deep need. But through it all, we have seen countless evidences of God’s provisional [sic] hand as we stood firm in the defense of His truth.

“God’s provisional hand”? Does he mean it’s temporary, or did he intend to say “providential”? That’s not important. Let’s read on:

From a business perspective, this is remarkable for a research organization whose primary “product” is information. But God does not operate within the confines of a business model, for “my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD”.

We see that young Henry paid attention in his business classes at Liberty University. His article continues:

But it still begs the question: Why is ICR still here, growing and thriving? Apart from God’s direct blessing, I believe the answer can only come from fellow believers whose lives have been impacted by ICR’s work. The following comments are characteristic of the hundreds of encouraging testimonies we receive each week.

A long list of “testimonies” follows. We’ll give you just a few so you can get the flavor:

• “As a biological scientist (Ph.D.), I had an overwhelming conflict with evolutionary ‘law’ as taught in our universities. ICR has resolved this conflict, praise God.”

• “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and He owns science as well. I thank God for ICR, showing a skeptical world that His perfect Word is true.”

• “I was a trained evolutionist, and I went to hear Dr. Morris fall on his face. He didn’t — instead, I fell to my knees.”

Impressive testimony indeed! Here’s young Henry’s final paragraph:

These represent only a tiny fraction of the countless testimonies ICR has received over the years, demonstrating (much more effectively than I ever could) God’s great and continuing blessing on our ministry. I hope it will encourage our supporters — as well as encourage new ones — to continue their faithful prayer and financial support, knowing that our “labour is not in vain in the Lord”.

Are you encouraged by those testimonies, dear reader? Well then, you know what to do. Send your money to ICR. All of it! Do it now!

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8 responses to “ICR Needs Your Money To Defend the Truth

  1. The Morris dynasty is four generations – Ken Ham must be jealous. He’s only one generation into his scam. Running a con for almost 50 years is remarkable, and must be a goal for Ham to aspire to.

  2. Ed says: “The Morris dynasty is four generations”

    I think it’s only three generations of creationists. The founder must have been Henry, Jr. (a/k/a Indiana Morris), because his son, the current CEO, is Henry III.

  3. Somebody help me out here. The Mighty Lord God, Creator and Master of all the Universe, sends forth these mindless robots at ICR and AiG holding out their tin cups . . . . .

    . . . . ’cause He needs some of my money?


  4. I really, really hate the misuse of “begs the question”; I see that a lot in journalism the last few years.

    Especially inexcusable for ICR–question-begging is what they DO.

  5. SC: Quite right you are. Founded by Jr… Well, the 49 years is still quite remarkable.

  6. Gabriel Hanna says:

    I really, really hate the misuse of “begs the question”

    It’s evidence of God’s provisional hand.

  7. I want to be a trained evolutionist, too. Is there a correspondence course I can sign up for? Do I have to take a test and get a license? Are there job opportunities, like companies needing trained evolutionists?

  8. I think I will give ICR some money. On one condition. That they spend one year refraining form whining about “Darwinism” and “Darwinists.” They can leave all existing anti-“Darwinism” rants on their websites, but any new material for one year must be directed exclusively to the DI and its horredous (in ICR’s opinion and ours) “big tent” approach, which refuses to name the designer or say what designs were built into biological systems, when or how.

    This would be a win-win for ICR. Not only will they get my money (and get to say “Even some ‘Darwinists’ support us!”), they will deliver a serious, possibly fatal, blow, to what has become the biggest thorn in their side.

    This offer goes out to AiG too. C’mon YEC activists, do the right thing!