Ken Ham Says The End Is Nigh

Be warned, dear reader — what you’re about to read will frighten you as you’ve never been frightened before. It was written by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He’s the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.

The ominous title of ol’ Hambo’s article is As in the Days of Noah. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and Hambo’s scripture references omitted. He begins with words that will grab your attention:

Does our wicked generation have any precedent in biblical history? Comparisons with Noah’s day are hard to deny. Judgment is coming — of that we can be sure. How should a believer react?

We warned you that this would be frightening. Then Hambo says:

Noah’s faithfulness in building the Ark and his trust in God give us an example of great faith, showing how his obedience to God actually condemned the rest of the world that had rebelled against their Creator. Noah built the Ark as God commanded, and then by faith he and his family went through the door of the Ark so they could be saved from the watery judgment.

Wow — Noah’s faithfulness condemned the rest of the world! We can’t help but feel that Hambo’s faithfulness condemns us. Let’s read on:

As we look at our Western culture today, I believe in many ways what we see reminds us of the days of Noah. “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” [scripture reference].

Hambo tells us what he sees as signs of our society’s wickedness:

Think about what we observe today in our Western culture:

• Wickedness is increasing as people become more and more self-centered and walk away from the things of God.

• Evil is spreading in hearts as more and more people abandon the originally created purpose and meaning of marriage and support the abomination of homosexual behavior.

• Millions of human beings are slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs — and it is legal. In America alone, since 1973, around 56 million children have been killed by abortion — making Germany’s Holocaust pale in comparison.

• People increasingly worship nature rather than the God who created the world. For instance, in Colorado, USA, after an elk was shot early in 2013, people gathered together for a vigil for the elk — even holding hands and singing “Amazing Grace” in a eulogy for it. Yet on the same day in the USA, nearly 4,000 children were murdered in their mothers’ wombs — and those at the elk vigil seemed to ignore this.

• We see increasing aggressiveness from the atheists as they mock Christians and try to demonize and marginalize those who adhere to the Christian faith.

• People in churches, including many church leaders, are compromising God’s Word in many ways and watering down the teaching of its authority.

• The Bible, prayer, creation, and the Creator God are almost totally eliminated from the government education systems.

That catalog of horrors, which none can deny, isn’t a complete list. Hambo saved the worst for last:

More and more legislation protects the teaching of the anti-God religion of evolution/millions of years in schools. The list goes on and on — truly we are in a time of great wickedness.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — evolution! [*End Drool Mode*] Verily, these are wicked times! Then Hambo warns us:

As in the days of Noah, the time will come when God closes the door of salvation and brings judgment to deal with mankind’s rebellion.

Egad! What’s to be done about it? Hambo tells us:

And just as God had Noah build an Ark that warned people of coming judgment and the grace of God in providing an Ark of salvation, we need to warn people of coming judgment (the final judgment by fire) and let them know that God has provided an “Ark” of salvation.

The final judgment by fire is coming! Hambo concludes with this:

None of us knows when the return of Christ will be. … So there is no time to delay. We need to take advantage of every opportunity to warn people now.

Hambo is warning us, dear reader, and time is running out. Will you listen to Hambo, or will you continue your wicked ways? The decision is yours.

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21 responses to “Ken Ham Says The End Is Nigh

  1. michaelfugate

    And visit my ARK PARK and you will be saved from God’s wrath! Want to get a seat closer to God’s throne – donate all your money to my ministry. Don’t delay – Jesus could come back soon.

  2. How should a believer react?

    Yes, the pain and agony will be relieved by making large donations to the Ham family’s retirement fund, oh, excuse me, the Ark project.

  3. “As in the days of Noah”?? YeeeHaaaw! I allus warnted to live fer nine hunnert yars!

  4. We were at the elk vigil and I don’t think that anyone there was worshiping nature or ignoring the issues surrounding abortion. It was simply a moment to remember a magnificent animal that harmlessly roamed our neighborhoods for several years and then was illegally killed by a couple of law-less Boulder policemen. This simply demonstrates that Ham can twist almost anything to conform to his warped world view.

  5. Derek Freyberg

    It’s a rerun from 2013.
    Surely we have gotten more sinful since then, or maybe Hambo has just run out of words to describe the iniquity he sees (or lazy, take your pick).

  6. Douglas E confesses: “We were at the elk vigil”

    As I suspected.

  7. 🙂 Wife and grandkids caught on news tape – I have credible denial!!

  8. As long as Ham wants to speak in not-so-well-veiled metaphors, maybe we should note that Ham’s “message” is no more seaworthy than his “ark.”

    And, of course, the “original” ark wasn’t seaworthy either; you know, the laws of physics and all that evil reality stuff.

    Not only that, the Flood never happened; and, besides, Ham wasn’t there.

  9. Hambone says “As we look at our Western culture today, I believe in many ways what we see reminds us of the days of Noah”. “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”
    Ol “Hambo singles out Western culture. One has to assume that he has less of a problem with cultures with highly dogmatic and violence ridden values handed down from the 6th century.
    Hambo has got our best interests at heart !

  10. Of course all of this doom saying is propaganda. It is interesting that Hitler was popular with Christian conservatives because he addressed the issues that never seem to change with them: immorality, licentiousness, the world is going to Hell in a hand basket, etc. All of this flies in the face of the fact that per capita violence (of all kinds, including war) has been declining for centuries. In other words we are becoming more and more civilized. And, as we are, we are becoming less and less religious.

  11. Whew, I’m sure glad someone is building an ark in preparation. Oh, wait, that chunk of concrete and steel with some wood tacked on won’t float. Tough luck Hambone.
    Anyway, the Doors said it better:
    I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer,
    because the future’s uncertain
    and the end is always near!

  12. Holding The Line In Florida

    So The Hamster joins the ranks of the multitudes that predicted the end of the world is well nigh. Better hurry up and head on over to the Bark, hmmm, I meant Ark Park and drop some of that needless money you have. Gotta be saved and you know how hard it is for a rich man to get into heaven!

  13. I’m reminded of a scene in the D-list movie, “Road House”” (and I’m going to paraphrase a bit):
    Homeowner seeking renter: “It’s not the money, mind you, but if I don’t charge you something, the Christians are likely to pray for my ruination. How’s $100 a month sound?”
    Dalton (Patrick Swayze’s character): “Fine.”
    Homeowner: “You can afford that much?”
    Dalton: “If it keeps you in the good graces of the church.”
    Homeowner: “Ain’t it peculiar how money seems to do that very thing.”

  14. The Hamster squeaks:

    The Bible, prayer, creation, and the Creator God are almost totally eliminated from the government education systems.

    Evidently he’s unaware not only of relevant Supreme Court decisions but also of the fact that “the government education systems” are managed not by the federal government (as he clearly means to say) but by local school districts. (Or perhaps he is aware of the Court rulings but considers them Satan-inspired and therefore not binding.)

    He then squeals:

    More and more legislation protects the teaching of the anti-God religion of evolution/millions of years in schools.

    That is, he’s not just a creationist but (as if there were any doubt) a young-earth
    creationist—meaning that he rejects even more of modern science than do the old-earth types—in other words, pretty much all of it beyond the bare necessities required to keep society from collapsing and the foreign üntermenschen from invading.

    And to think, people like him actually vote.
    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  15. The a Seattle Times travel section had their pick of trips for 2016. iron for Olympics etc. Under “also” was The Ark…arghhhhh

  16. Surely Ham has read the old testament. And he thinks we are more sinful today?

    We no longer kill people for the wide variety of mostly minor offenses listed in the old testament, we consider slavery to be immoral and illegal, we do not slaughter women and children as a routine part of any conflict, women are no longer considered possessions but have rights as independent human beings, we are no longer ruled by kings (mostly), and the list goes on and on.

    Ham considers abortion a great evil sin. He’s entitled to his opinion, but it isn’t mentioned at all in the bible. The bible seems to have the straightforward view, like almost everyone throughout history, that a person’s life begins at birth. “Drawing breath”, as it were. If abortion was such an abomination that it would bring the wrath of God, presumably he would mention it in the bible. The bible seems otherwise extremely comprehensive in the hundred of various acts that He considers sinful.

  17. Well, you know, Genesis, that text most loved of Ham, says plainly that it was not until God breathed the breath of life into Adam that he became a living being – “nephesh chayyah”, as the Hebrew says. Genesis 2:7.

    So it would appear that the Biblical understanding of human life is that it begins with the first intake of breath. I know of no text that states or necessarily implies otherwise.

    But of course, like all fundamentalists, Ham reads literally when it suits him, and metaphorically when it doesn’t, while quite often amending the words accordingly, or ignoring them altogether.

  18. Zzzzzzzzzzz.

    I’ve heard of ham in a sandwich, but a Ham in a sandwich-sign
    announcing [The End is Nigh] … What a visual!

    The ‘end’ has been ‘nigh’ for over 2000 years! Even Caesar lamented that he was tired of hearing the soothsayers of his time saying the end was ‘nigh’. I’ve slept through the ‘End of the World’ more times than I can remember! The next time they announce the ‘End of the World’ is coming next week , I’m setting my alarm clock so I won’t miss it again.

  19. I find pretty much anything written by Ken Ham to be very hard to read. It’s hard to compute that in this day and age someone can be so ignorant.

  20. @Cardinal Gary Road House is considerably better if you view it as a martial arts fistumups rather than a action/drama. There’s some pretty good fight choreography in there.

  21. I’m like, “what elk vigil?” Is Ham a total dumb idiot or what?