Ken Ham: Satan’s Primary Tool Is Evolution

Over at Answers in Genesis (AIG), they’re still babbling about the projected opening date for their “life size replica” of Noah’s Ark. They have a new post from 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.

This one is titled Ark Encounter Opening Day Announced This Morning. There’s not much news in it, but a few of ol’ Hambo’s remarks are worth mentioning. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

I truly believe that this project will be one of the greatest Christian evangelistic outreaches of our day. Ever since Satan’s first attack in the Garden of Eden as written in Genesis 3:1 (“Did God really say . . . ?”), our adversary has been attacking the Word of God and working to shake the foundation of the Christian faith.

Hambo is fighting the devil himself! Isn’t that amazing? He tells us:

I believe that in our Western culture, we are seeing atheistic evolution and the idea of millions of years being the primary means that the adversary is using to undermine the authority of the Word of God, and to all ages.

Get that? The theory of evolution — and the godless science that supports it — is the devil’s “primary means” of opposing God. Let’s read on:

At Answers in Genesis and the coming Ark Encounter attraction, we want to equip Christians and non-Christians to understand that God’s Word is true, that Noah really did build a huge Ark, that the animals really could have fit on board, and that the global Flood really happened as an outpouring of God’s judgment on a wicked generation.

That noble effort is certainly worthy of tax support from the state of Kentucky! Only the devil and his followers would think otherwise. Hambo continues:

At the same time, Noah’s Ark is also a picture of God’s mercy and salvation. God had Noah build an Ark of salvation — and those eight people who went through the one door were saved from the waters of the Flood.

Yes — mercy. As for all the other people on the planet, including newborn babies, cute little puppy dogs, butterflies, songbirds, and the rest — no mercy for them! They all deserved death by drowning. Here’s more:

We want people to know that God has provided an Ark of salvation for us, too — the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only door by which anyone can enter this Ark of salvation. One day each one of us will stand before our Creator for the final judgment! We are burdened to see as many people as possible go through the “door” of salvation.

Perfectly reasonable! Okay, that’s enough. Now you understand what motivates ol’ Hambo. It’s a worthy cause, and it certainly deserves your support.

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18 responses to “Ken Ham: Satan’s Primary Tool Is Evolution

  1. “God had Noah build an Ark of salvation — and those eight people who went through the one door were saved from the waters of the Flood.”

    Ham fails to mention the multitude of people whom their deity conveniently consigned to his holy deep six, men, women, children, even fetuses (for those of an anti-abortion mentality).

    Ham also plans to install new “inverted back stretching” machines on his ark, claiming Noah used such devices to keep him and his kin healthy during their voyage. People lie down on the stretcher, their ankles are securely fastened, their bodies are then inverted and their backs are stretched while being relieved of their heavy wallets and spare change that generously falls into a cache pot, all the while seeing Ham’s image cast on the ceiling and with his monotonous dialogue to keep them distracted.

  2. How does a building built of modern materials with no pretense of protecting animals from water show that pairs of animals would fit on board, let alone anything about a global flood?

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    In a sense, he is right. The information highway is doing two things: shedding light on the facts, and distracting people. This site’s “Creationist Wisdom’s” are most entertaining because they are written by those who are not Googiling anything, where they would find much of what they are saying is unproven. But many others are Googling and learning the truth, and moving away from a literal (Ken Ham version) of faith and Bible.

  4. As I said before if Hell is the absence of Ken Ham’s God, then please sign me up for Hell.

  5. michaelfugate says: “As I said before if Hell is the absence of Ken Ham’s God, then please sign me up for Hell.”

    I don’t think God’s presence would be a problem, but I’d rather not spend eternity with Hambo.

  6. @TomS: Don’t forget, there aren’t going to be any live animals inside, either.

  7. Wouldn’t a minute with Ken seem like eternity?

  8. “At the same time, Noah’s Ark is also a picture of God’s mercy and salvation.”

    I hate to go Godwin here but: On Ham’s reasoning Hitler was merciful because he didn’t put all the Jews in concentration camps.

    However, I guess the comparison is apt. Evolution denial. Holocaust denial. While maybe not equally morally repugnant, on factual grounds evolution denial is perhaps worse.

  9. @Mark Germano
    There aren’t going to be any live animals inside? That’s really weird. I was expecting that they would have a few, small tame animals. Chickens, gerbils, turtles?

  10. michaelfugate

    The Ark Encounter website has a floor plan which claims “large” and “small” animals in cages on the “second deck”. It looks nothing like an ark inside, but an arkish like shell with a proselytizing center.

  11. Breaking news from AiG: Ken Ham’s son-in-law Bodie Hodge has had a heart attack or something. It is apparently serious.

    https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/11/13/praying-bodie-hodge/

    Ham encourages his readers to pray for his son-in-law.

    Then he reminds them, once again, that the Ark opens July 7th next year.

    The inner dynamics and priorities of this family must be rather interesting.

  12. Did I miss something or did Hambone claim the devil knows more about reality than his god does?

    In other news, is the astonishing ark going to have a poster explaining about how six (or was eight) people cleaned up all the animal excrement? I grew up in farm country and I can well imagine what a job it would be to clean up after just a few of the collection of all the bloody animals in the world. (Not to mention how to keep some of the from eating the rest — and the Noah family too. Mmm, tasty. Thanks, god, for the meal.)

  13. @MarkG: “It looks nothing like an ark inside, but an arkish like shell with a proselytizing center.”
    You mean … like this?

    http://www.wekdordrecht.nl/attachments/Image/De%3D20Ark%3D20van%3D20Noach.jpg?template=generic

    At least the water this thing floats on does not come from creationist drool, but from the Alps and the Langres Plateau.

  14. As far as carnivory on the Ark, many of the Bible literalists claim that animals only became carnivorous after the landing of the Ark.
    It is interesting to think of the first animal which was killed for food – thereby making that baramin extinct.

  15. In re mnbo’s picture:

    Both clearly depict a bevy of sheep ready to be fleeced.

  16. Tom S,

    I think carnivores were on the Ark. Steven Spielberg copied Noah’s idea for the Velociraptor pen in Jurassic Park after Indiana Jones found it on Mt. Ararat.

  17. I truly believe that this project will be one of the greatest Christian evangelistic outreaches of our day. Ever since Satan’s first attack in the Garden of Eden as written in Genesis 3:1 (“Did God really say . . . ?”), our adversary has been attacking the Word of God and working to shake the foundation of the Christian faith.

    Ahem. Didn’t the Hamster try to sell the Kentucky legislature on granting him special tax breaks by arguing that this wouldn’t violate the separation of church and state guaranteed by both the state constitution and the federal one because his Ark Park was not a religious project? Not that that claim was ever very convincing.

  18. Christine Janis

    “It is interesting to think of the first animal which was killed for food – thereby making that baramin extinct”

    Chalicotheres?
    Deinotheres?
    Sthenurine kangaroos?

    All pretty meaty