We continue to be impressed — perhaps dazzled would be a better word — by the knowledge and wisdom of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Hambo not only knows all things, both spiritual and scientific, here on Earth, but also in the heavens above. Verily, it’s an honor to be alive at the same time as such an intellectual giant. Look what he just wrote for the AIG website: Who Are the Real “Aliens”? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
You don’t have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars, as NASA and others are doing, to try to meet a (non-existent) alien.
[*Curmudgeon sheds tears of joy*] There you have it, dear reader, right in Hambo’s first sentence. There aren’t any aliens out there. Hambo knows! But what else does he have to tell us? We shall find out together:
You can meet one at the Creation Museum! Yes, the alien at the Creation Museum is a fictional one — and we make that very clear — yet we use this made-up alien to explain the gospel to the real “aliens”! Let me explain.
Breathlessly, we read on:
Answers in Genesis’ talented animators and other staff, especially AiG astronomer Dr. Danny R. Faulkner, have produced a new planetarium program for our museum called Aliens: Fact or Fiction? As museum guests sit in our state-of-the art planetarium, they will travel the universe and discover scientific and biblical answers to questions about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligent life. They’ll meet some new friends (including our friendly fictional alien) who have lots of questions, such as:
• Are we alone in the universe?
• Does life exist on other planets?
• Did your neighbor really see a UFO?
• Are there answers in the Bible to the question of aliens in our universe?
We can’t wait to see it! Hambo continues:
Visitors to the Creation Museum will learn why there may be water on other planets, but there can’t be intelligent beings because of the meaning of the gospel. You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any supposed aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin. But because the supposed beings are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation.
Adam’s sin also cursed the aliens — if there are any — and they’re all going to the Lake of Fire! Here’s more:
Jesus did not become the “God-Klingon” or the “God-Martian,” as only descendants of Adam can be saved. …. To suggest that aliens could respond to the gospel is wrong. The gospel makes it clear that salvation through Christ is only for the Adamic race — human beings who are all descendants of Adam.
We’re so special! Isn’t this exciting? Moving along:
Now, I’m not contradicting myself when I write the following, but I actually do believe in aliens! In fact, Christians were once “aliens.” God’s Word states [bible quote]. Once people become Christians, they are no longer “aliens” or foreigners in this world — they are citizens of heaven!
Gasp! It looks like Hambo thinks those godless evolutionists are “aliens.” He could be talking about you, dear reader. Another excerpt:
In 2014, when I wrote an article explaining why I didn’t believe in extraterrestrial aliens (using the message of the gospel as I did above), secularists wrote many articles mocking me. They included bizarre headlines like, “Creationist Ken Ham Says Aliens Will Go to Hell, So Let’s Stop Looking for Them.”
Egad — your Curmudgeon was one of those “secularists,” because back then we wrote Ken Ham: Aliens Are Going to Hell! Did we do wrong? This is our last excerpt from Hambo’s article:
In fact, “aliens,” those people who are not of the family of God, will go to hell if they don’t repent of their sin and receive the free gift of salvation. That’s why we at Answers in Genesis seek out as many “aliens” as we can so we can present them with God’s Word and the gospel. There are billions of “aliens” on planet Earth who need to hear the message of the gospel and be saved from hell. Yes, we will be showing museum visitors that even non-existent aliens can be used to bring the truth of salvation to real “aliens!”
So there you are. NASA is wasting their time and our money searching the havens for aliens. You, dear reader, may be one of the real aliens. And you’re doomed! But it’s not too late! Go to the Creation Museum. Do it soon. Do it now, while there is still time!
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