Ken Ham Says Adam Was Real — Really Real!

Did you know that the single most important person in the bible is Adam? You didn’t? Well, dear reader, this will certainly change your mind.

It’s from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed not only for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), but also for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, and for building an exact replica of Noah’s Ark. Verily, he is the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

Hambo’s very important essay is Adam — A Myth? Get Answers in a Brand-New Resource. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

One of the most attacked biblical figures of our day is the first man, Adam — the head of the human race. Increasingly secularists and, sadly, even many Christians (including seminary and Bible college professors), claim there never was a literal Adam. But a historical Adam is foundational to the gospel!

Adam is foundational! Hambo says:

Was Adam just a myth? Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin, a new book from Answers in Genesis and Master Books, seeks to answer this question. This timely resource, edited by AiG’s Dr. Terry Mortenson, features chapters on Adam, man’s origins, and supposed human evolution.

There are chapters on “supposed human evolution”? Sounds great! Let’s read on:

Sixteen experts present evidence that Adam was a historical person from Scripture, History, Theology, Paleontology, Genetics, Archeology, Ethics.

Wowie — sixteen experts! They have evidence from scripture, theology, and ethics? Amazing! Hambo continues:

An attack on Adam is an attack on the gospel. You see, if there never were an Adam, there was no first sin and there was no original sinner. And if there were no first sin and original sinner, then why did Jesus have to come as a man and die to pay the penalty for our sin [scripture reference].

Hey — that’s right! It all depends on Adam. You still have doubts? Hambo explains further:

After all, if man evolved over millions of years, death and bloodshed existed prior to sin, so why did Jesus die? Believing in millions of years of bloodshed and death before sin totally undermines the Scripture which says [scripture quote].

Adam is essential! And he was real! Hambo knows what he’s talking about. He says:

The gospel is grounded in literal history! I hope you’ll order a copy of Searching for Adam for your library. You will be encouraged to see that the evidence confirms God’s Word and the historicity of the first man, Adam.

At the end, ol’ Hambo gives us some interesting news:

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recently declared 2017 “the Year of the Bible” in Kentucky — [scripture quote]. He acknowledges the place of the Bible in the history of this nation and its material blessings. Intolerant secularists won’t like it, of course, but they can’t deny the place of the Bible in the history of this nation. Indeed some are already complaining since they want to eliminate the Bible and impose their “there is no God” religion on the culture.

The people of Kentucky are doubly blessed — for having such a holy governor, and for the presence of ol’ Hambo.

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21 responses to “Ken Ham Says Adam Was Real — Really Real!

  1. siluriantrilobite

    This is the second year in a row that Kentucky’s Governor Bevin has declared “Year of the Bible.” I guess one year just wasn’t enough. After all, we would never hear a word about the Bible here in Kentucky if the Governor didn’t make a proclamation.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Eddie Janssen

    I understood Eve was the original sinner.

  3. At least Hambo has made one logical connection; no Adam, Jesus death is in vain. The bigger question is why only after Augustine of Hippo did original sin become church doctrine?

  4. @Eddie Janssen
    As Ham explained, Adam was the headman. Eve was only a woman.

  5. Derek Freyberg

    “Sixteen experts present evidence that Adam was a historical person from Scripture, History, Theology, Paleontology, Genetics, Archeology, Ethics.”
    I can understand a claim to the historicity of Adam from Scripture, but I have a hard time with the rest – unless Ham’s idea of Theology is the same as “Scripture”. If there are Historical records from 4004 BC, I don’t think they mention Adam, or we would have heard about it endlessly; I don’t think any Paleontologist claims to have seen Adam’s rib, or any other bones; Genetics, as I understand it, contradicts the idea of the human population originating with just two people, or even narrowing to just Noah and his kinfolks at the Flood; what would Archeology have to do with it if Adam ran round nekkid with Eve in the Garden of Eden?; and Ethics? – really.
    But there’s no way I will invest the money to find out who Hambo’s “experts” are and what they say.

  6. According to the bible and Ken Ham, God wiped out all the humans on earth except Noah and his immediate family, presumably because those humans were sinning a little too much.

    So why was there still sin after the flood? Was Jesus just the backup plan?

    Contrary to Ham’s assertion, the bible makes much better sense if one views all of Genesis as tribal stories and myths.

  7. The Bible truly is a legendary book, a fabulous book.

    That is to say, it is a book full of legends and fables.

  8. @Derek Freiberg
    One might wonder how there is scientific evidence of Adam that persisted through Noah and the Flood. For example, genetics: there were only Noah, his wife and three wives of his sons with different genetics. Archeology: if the Flood was destructive enough to carve out the Grand Canyon, what remains of human activity from the times of Adam?

  9. I often think Mr ham is just taking the pi*s with all the sh*t he spews, but now I realize he is just working with alternative facts

  10. @Eddie Jennsen
    “I understood Eve was the original sinner.”
    Which might be strange as we have a patriarchal society. But them women folk need to bear the sins of the Adams’s.

  11. Ethics! Like the biblical sanction of slavery? However repugnant that is to the current declarations of men and women?

  12. Sixteen experts present evidence that Adam was a historical person from Scripture, History, Theology, Paleontology, Genetics, Archeology, Ethics

    I’m sure the archaeology portion would be full of surprising “facts” that no professional archaeologist would recognize.

    Creation “science” — same as always…

    (But I certainly wouldn’t buy the book to see what nonsense he’s peddlin’)

  13. “Adam was a historical person from …. Ethics.”
    I suppose that would be the ethics of incest, as I already realized as a 9 or 10 years old boy.

  14. Aside from the bible, there is no independent evidence for a historical Jesus, let alone Noah or Adam. Genetically, as Derek notes, there couldn’t have been just 2 human ancestors (nor would Noah’s family be sufficient); the genetic variation is just too great and creationists’ ad hoc hypotheses as to its origin have no mechanism in genetics. Like Ham, these Adam “experts” are oblivious to real facts and reason, hanging on to flawed ancient texts. Unfortunately, lies are now called “alternative facts” to give them more credence. The requiem for the Enlightenment seems to grow.

  15. Mike Elzinga

    @ Scientist:

    Unfortunately, lies are now called “alternative facts” to give them more credence. The requiem for the Enlightenment seems to grow.

    It is “interesting” how this newTrump administration has picked up on the tactics that ID/creationists have been using for decades. It is time for the press and the public to catch on to the toolkit we discovered by doing science. There is no such thing as “alternative facts.” There are facts and evidence; either a person knows about them or doesn’t.

    Kellyanne Conway may think it is a “fact” that nobody can estimate crowds at an inauguration; but the fact remains that there are people who can actually do it and get it right easily.

    Ken Ham may claim that Adam was a “fact,” but the massive amount of scientific evidence about the history of the universe rules out any such notion.

    This is an opportunity for the scientific community to single out the tactics of the ID/creationists and the Trump administration and show how scientific processes cut through the fog to get at what is closer to being true. The political forcast for next few years will likely require a rather continuous and severe fog advisory. ID/creationists will very likely see their much-hoped-for political opportunities in the next few years.

  16. An attack on Adam is an attack on the gospel. You see, if there never were an Adam, there was no first sin and there was no original sinner. And if there were no first sin and original sinner, then why did Jesus have to come as a man and die to pay the penalty for our sin?

    What, if there was no Adam, nobody ever really sinned?

    Even if you believe in substitutionary atonement, this makes no sense.

  17. @Mike Elzinga
    Yes, I heard KellyAnne Conway on MTP today. Very illusive, like a slippery pig refusing to answer the questions posed and instead emphasizing “alternate facts” as a viable alternative. Truly no different than what creationists and the dishonesty institute have been engaged in. It’s become difficult for people to distinguish what is fact and what is not from all the sources of media today as anyone can air or publish what ever they choose. That’s the whole point of the DI’s freedom of information and free speech claims as well, letting schools teach anything at all without penalty.
    Here’s an interesting take on it:
    Orwell, Hitler And Trump
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orwell-hitler-and-trump_us_58851781e4b070d8cad35b8c?hsj5jiau81lmims4i

  18. Rikki_Tikki_Taalik

    I love posts like this from Ham. It reminds of that cliche imagery of a man sitting up high on a branch of a tree happily sawing away at the branch at a spot between himself and the trunk.

  19. Mike Elzinga notes

    This is an opportunity for the scientific community to single out the tactics of the ID/creationists and the Trump administration and show how scientific processes cut through the fog to get at what is closer to being true.

    Already working on that: Cambridge scientists consider fake news ‘vaccine’

  20. “Contributing authors are Dr. William Barrick, Dr. David Croteau, Dr. Michael Naylor, Dr. Eugene Merrill, Dr. Tom Nettles, Dr. David Menton, Marvin Lubenow, Dr. Stuart Burgess, David Casas, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins, Steve Ham, Dr. Jerry Bergman, Don Landis, and Tim Chaffey, as well as Dr. Mortenson.”

    I have only Googled the first two on the list but they are the typical bible college graduates with PhD’s in Bible studies-related subjects. For example;

    DR. DAVID CROTEAU
    David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek at CIU
    Professor of New Testament & Greek
    B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., PhD., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The book is $19.99 and E-book $9.99 so waste your money if you want, I’m not.

  21. As a RCC kid I always thought of A&E as a metaphor for the animal man becoming aware and intelligent to become the human man! And the best person to lead the way was mommy (Eve). All Adam did was walk around naming animals and seeing which would be the most fun to have sex with!