We are pleased to bring you the latest news from the pen of none other than Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo’s thrilling article has an appropriately thrilling title — A Flood of Excitement! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Fifty-five years after the publication of the classic book The Genesis Flood — which really started the modern biblical creation movement — a full-size Noah’s Ark is projected to open in the summer of 2016 here in northern Kentucky.
This is the book he’s talking about: The Genesis Flood. One of its co-authors was Henry Morris (1918-2006), the founder of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), about whom we wrote Henry Morris: the Ultimate Creationist. The other author was John C. Whitcomb, who now runs Whitcomb Ministries, Inc., a minor player in the world of creationism, but he still has occasional creationist revival meetings. Okay, back to Hambo:
When the book’s authors, the late Dr. Henry Morris and Dr. John Whitcomb (who turns 90 this month), published their book in 1961, I doubt they could have ever foreseen what would result.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
Now, there were scoffers back then (as there are today), including from inside the church, who did not see the importance of such a book. … Drs. Morris and Whitcomb, however, understood something vital that many Christians still miss today. The message of salvation through Jesus comes from a Book: the Bible, the very Word of God. Back in the ’60s (and today), the teaching of evolution and millions of years resulted in generations of people not trusting the Book. Now, if this Book can’t be believed regarding its history, then how can it be trusted for its message of salvation — which is based in that history?
That’s a vitally important question, which we leave you to ponder, dear reader. Hambo continues:
The Genesis Flood laid the foundation for a new reformation: to call the church (and culture) back to believing the Bible’s authority. In hindsight, we can certainly see how God used their book to spawn a creation movement that has spread around the world.
Yes, that book and ol’ Hambo’s ministry are calling us back — way back — to that wonderful time before the rise of science and Age of Enlightenment. Here’s more:
Last month, a special event we called our “Hammer and Peg” ceremony was held at Legacy Hall inside the Creation Museum. AiG staff, board, and other officials used wooden mallets to hammer wooden pegs into big wooden beams (which were cut from the trees on the land where our full-size Noah’s Ark will be built). The ceremony signified the launch of the Ark Encounter themed attraction.
Even now, as we think back on that historic event, with all of those creationists pounding their pegs, it’s difficult to know what was more abundant — the tears of joy or the Drool of Idiocy. Moving along:
Having Dr. Whitcomb hammer his peg into a beam at our ceremony reminded me of Martin Luther almost 500 years ago, when Luther hammered his theses into the wooden door of a German church and proclaimed biblical authority. It started the Reformation.
An apt comparison indeed! Another excerpt:
Last month, Dr. Whitcomb gave a succinct but powerful message on biblical authority, and he also presented the gospel. I was honored to be standing next to him as he sat in his wheel chair and knocked his peg into the beam.
It must have been an awesome experience. And now we come to the end:
Be a part of this ongoing reformation that is spreading as God blesses, even with the rampant unbelief and compromise in the church concerning Genesis. The Ark Encounter is a key to this reformation, as I believe God will use it to help bring about salvation and personal revival in millions! Please pray that the life-size Ark and all its exhibits will be completed in the next two years.
We would normally conclude on a lighthearted note, but we are too overcome with emotion for that. Ol’ Hambo’s ark is on the way! Well, maybe. We shall see.
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