This is a truly heartwarming post from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. The title will immediately grab your attention: “AiG Helped Save My Life”.
We’ll plunge right in without delay. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis. Hambo says:
We are always so encouraged when we receive testimonies from people whose lives have been touched by God’s work through us here at AiG. … We recently received a testimony from someone whose life was radically changed by the message of biblical authority, a biblical worldview, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I think you will find this testimony as encouraging as I did.
Don’t be confused by Hambo’s use of the word “testimony.” He’s not referring to a sworn statement in court. A specialized definition of that word, commonly encountered in a religious context, refers to a declaration of faith. What follows is Hambo’s quote from some “testimony” he received. The material in brackets appears in Hambo’s post:
I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done. More importantly, your group helped save my life. In 2012, when I was [in] college, I almost ended my life.
Wow — this is really gripping! What happened? Let’s read on:
I was listening to secular scientists, and the world, and how miserable it was. I realized that what I had been taught in church did not mesh with what I was listening to.
Gasp — that must have been horrible! The testimony continues:
It overwhelmed [me], scientists having facts to back them up, God seemed to be losing at every turn, and I genuinely wanted to give up. I felt hopeless.
Those Satanic scientists have facts to back them up! It’s an outrage! Here’s more testimony:
But then, after taking a semester off, I came across your website, found out about creation, and worldviews and stuff that I had never heard about or didn’t even know existed.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] It sounds like being lost at night on the stormy ocean and suddenly seeing a lighthouse. Moving along:
I started paying attention, and then you answered personal questions that I struggled with.
Hambo had the answers! Here’s the end of the testimony:
So, thank you for saving my life, all of you who work here. Whether you realize, you are all the Charles Darwin of creation, not in philosophy, but the face people will think of years to come. Praise God!
Hambo is the Charles Darwin of creation! Admit it, dear reader — that testimony brought tears to your eyes, didn’t it? Here’s how Hambo ends the story:
We praise God for this person’s testimony! We are humbled and thankful that God chooses to use us to accomplish His kingdom purposes. I encourage you to share our website and resources with everyone, especially the young people you know — you may just save a life!
So there you are — now go forth and spread the word. You too may save a life.
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