Our original opinion of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) was that he was nothing more than the proprietor of a roadside attraction — the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, a facility primarily of interest to those with a peculiarly primitive version of religion.
But the more we see of his postings at the website of his on-line ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), the more we’ve come to realize that our opinion is definitely not how Hambo thinks of himself. He really does imagine that he’s the ayatollah of Appalachia. He believes, like the Blues Brothers in the video above this post, that he’s on a mission from God.
Observe Hambo’s latest post at the AIG website: How God is Using Answers Bible Curriculum to Change Lives. Yes, God is using ol’ Hambo as a divinely chosen instrument. We can’t take too much of this stuff, but we’ll give you a few excerpts, and we’ve added a bit of bold font for emphasis:
I so wish you could be with me when I speak at various church conferences, Christian conventions, and so on. After I speak, numerous adults, teens, and children come up to speak with me — and the testimonies I hear from them in regard to how this ministry has impacted their lives are astounding.
Nobody in Hambo’s world merely speaks — they give testimonies. He goes on:
A man came up later and told me that he really struggled with Christianity, but it was the AiG ministry that God used to turn his life around.
It brings tears to our eyes. Let’s read on:
Something else I have noticed in recent times — more and more people are telling me that their church is using the new AiG Sunday school curriculum, Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC). Many families have also told me they adapted it for their home Bible study.
But we didn’t have the funds to do this, but we stepped out in faith to begin the process — and as we did, God’s people began supporting this project. We’ve never had more than what we need — but with a small dedicated staff who have worked so sacrificially, we were able to launch the Answers Bible Curriculum this year
Verily, it’s a miracle! He continues:
It’s still a step of faith as we continue to write and produce the curriculum. But now thousands of churches and families are using it — and it is impacting lives in an amazing way.
How wonderful — a new generation of creationists! Here’s more:
We won’t know until we get to heaven all the lives that have been impacted by this curriculum and by all the other facets of the AiG ministry.
He won’t know with certainty until then, but he seems confident that he’s on the right path. And now we’ll skip to the end:
In all this, our aim is (as it has always been) to equip God’s people and to lead people to the gospel of Jesus Christ so they will be in heaven with us.
See what we mean? He’s serious! Hambo really does believe that he’s been chosen to save Christianity — by remaking it into his own vision. To the extent that he succeeds, his followers will comprise a sect — possibly numerous — of culturally isolated, intellectually irrelevant creationists. Is that God’s plan? Is Hambo God’s instrument? Hambo seems to believe it.
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