This is, without question, the keenest analysis we’ve ever seen of the problems facing America and the world in these troubled days. It’s by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, who runs the on-line ministry Answers in Genesis (AIG), and the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Hambo’s article is One Nation Under . . . ? It begins by presenting the most important question ever asked — the one that keeps us all awake at night:
At one time in the past, the people of the United States generally knew who ruled over the affairs of men — the Creator God of the Bible. They even put His name on their coins and currency. In just one generation that attitude has changed. What happened?
What follows are several paragraphs describing our problems — abortion, gay marriage, and the removal of Christian symbols from public places. Hambo says that these things are happening not only in America, but in other Western nations too. Then he gives several quotes from Obama, who gushes about how wonderful these things are. After horrifying us by cataloging all those nightmares, Hambo explains, with bold font added by us:
In essence this change reflects a shift between the world’s two opposing religions. Ultimately there are only two religions — one starts with God’s Word and the other starts with man’s word. America — and the whole Western world — once built its worldview predominantly on the Bible. Now a shift has occurred, as the West’s worldview is being built on man’s word. This change is reflected in a shift from Christianity’s absolutes to the relative morality of human opinions.
Wow — Hambo has hit the nail on the head! Something happened when the ideas of the Enlightenment became popular. We described that philosophical transformation here: Salem and Philadelphia: A Tale of Two Cities. Then he gets specific:
Fundamentally the secularists have captured the hearts and minds of generations of kids (for example, two-thirds of young people from church homes will leave the church by the time they reach college age). They have secularized their thinking by changing their starting point from God’s Word to man’s word — thus changing their worldview. After generations of such change, we now see the effect on the changing worldview of the whole culture.
Oh, how abominable! How did this happen? Here comes the answer:
The major way this change has occurred is through the education system and media, which teach that evolution over millions of years is fact, causing many young people to doubt and ultimately disbelieve the Scriptures.
Yes, oh yes! It’s all because of evolution! It’s Darwin’s fault! But all is not lost. At the end, ol’ Hambo tells us how to turn things around:
Whatever we once were we need to return to. The only solution for this nation (and every other nation) is to return to the authority of God’s Word as the foundation for our individual and cultural worldviews.
So there you are, dear reader. Not only do you know what’s wrong with our society, but you also know the cause — and the cure! Hambo has all the answers!
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