You have certainly heard of the recent Nepal earthquake. And no doubt you’ve been wondering how this natural disaster would be viewed by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). He’s the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, and he’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo just posted this on his blog: Nepal Suffering After Major Earthquake. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us and Hambo’s scripture references omitted:
We at Answers in Genesis have been saddened by recent news of a devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. This earthquake and its aftershocks have killed thousands, levelled [sic] buildings, and left countless thousands homeless and hungry. It even triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that resulted in fatalities.
Awwwww, that’s sweet. Hambo is saddened. Come on, Hambo, get to the good stuff! Patience, dear reader, it’s coming:
Now, the headline of an article in the New York Times declares, “Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable.” The author writes, “More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The forces have pushed up the highest mountains in the world, in the Himalayas, and have set off devastating earthquakes.”
You know Hambo disagrees with that. He says:
But starting from the history recorded in God’s Word we know that this earthquake is not the result of a crash 25 million years ago and slow and gradual processes ever since. Instead, when we start with the history recorded in God’s Word, we know that this earthquake is one of the tragic consequences of the Fall and the global Flood of Noah’s day.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s Adam & Eve’s fault! Hambo continues:
You see, God’s original creation did not contain earthquakes or any other natural disasters. When God saw all that He had made over Creation Week, He called it “very good”. The original creation was free from any death or suffering. It wasn’t until Adam and Eve rebelled against God that death and suffering became a part of our world. The death and suffering caused by this earthquake is a reminder of sin and the severe consequences that rebellion against our Creator brings.
Yes, Hambo, we see. Here’s more:
We know the collision of the two plates that created the fault line that caused this earthquake did not happen 25 million years ago. This collision of plates would have occurred during the global Flood of Noah’s day around 4,350 years ago. This global catastrophe — a judgment on man’s wickedness — completely reshaped the globe. It would’ve ripped the original, single pre-Flood land mass apart.
Does the bible say there was only one land mass before the Flood? If not, how does Hambo know? Was he there? Moving along:
The process that did this, catastrophic plate tectonics, likely caused by the breaking up of the fountains of the great deep, would’ve rapidly moved those newly created plates into near their current positions. They’ve been moving slowly ever since. The catastrophic moving and colliding of these plates is responsible for many of our mountain chains, like the Himalayas in Nepal and even Mount Everest. The fault lines around the globe that cause earthquakes are also grim reminders of the judgment of Noah’s day.
Uh huh, the Flud did it. Skipping some bible stuff, this is from the end:
It’s important to know that such tragedy is not God’s fault — it’s our fault because of our sin in Adam. God stepped into history in the person of His Son to rescue us from the problem we caused and the resulting separation from our God.
So there you are. All we can conclude from this is that there must have been a lot of sin going on in Nepal.
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