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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