Today’s letter-to-the-editor isn’t quite what you’re used to seeing here. In fact, it’s not really a letter-to-the-editor. It’s posted at the blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), who is described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
Nevertheless, it’s presented as if it were such a letter, so that’s how we’ll deal with it. Hambo gave it this title: Another Changed Life. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. But we don’t have to worry about our usual practice of omitting the writer’s name and city, because Hambo doesn’t provide that information. Okay, here we go, starting with an introduction by Hambo himself:
We receive many testimonies of how the Lord has used Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum to change lives. Here is an email we received recently. Praise the Lord!
Observe the terminology. Hambo doesn’t receive letters, he gets “testimonies.” And note that people don’t seem to be responsible for anything AIG does — it’s always the Lord who is doing everything. Hambo and his crew are just Yahweh’s puppets. All right, that’s the introduction. Here comes the letter Hambo received — oops, we mean testimony:
I have been praying for my sister to believe that the Bible contained, true truth. She is a Christian, but has always attended a liberal church … My prayers were answered last week at the Creation Museum. … [Ellipses are from Hambo’s blog.]
Prayers to believe the “true truth” get answered at the Creation Museum? Wowie! Before long that place will be competition for pilgrimage sites like Lourdes and Fátima. Let’s read on:
Right as we walked in the Bookstore, a video of Ken Ham was on, considering the Genesis account as real 24 hour days. By the end of the 5 minutes of watching she started questioning her lifetime beliefs.
Five minutes of a Hambo video was sufficient to trigger a life-changing experience! We continue:
We grew up in a non-Christian home and attended public school. Therefore, evolution was the only idea we had ever heard. When I became a Christian, I started attending an evangelical church and immediately believed everything in the Bible. So, you can see how different our spiritual lives have been.
Two sisters, two worldviews. But that was before the miracle of the museum. Here’s more testimony:
By the end of the day she was convinced that the Flood was a real world-wide occurance [sic] and that God created the world in 6 24 hr. days. Before we left the Museum she had purchased a book, CDs and pamphlets to take home and read and share with her church.
Truly a transformational experience! But she was probably ready for it, otherwise why would she go to the museum in the first place? Moving along:
My prayer now is that she will stand firm on the Word of God and the truth she has learned.
Indeed — the experience was for naught unless she stands firm. Pray that it will be so. One final excerpt:
May God continually be with you, your family and the work of the Creation Museum. Its message has reached another person and changed her life.
Deeply moving! Who will be the next to testify to the power of Hambo’s marvelous museum?
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