A Great New Book from Answers in Genesis

Today you’re going to get an advanced lesson in creationism from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry: New Resource: What the New Testament Says About Creation.

Wowie — creationism isn’t only in the Old Testament. This is big news! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The beliefs of evolution and millions of years [Darwinist lies!] don’t just impact how we view Genesis chapters 1–11; they also affect how we understand the New Testament and vital biblical doctrines.

Pay attention, dear reader, this is important. Hambo says:

British speaker and director of AiG–UK Simon Turpin has written a brand-new book that addresses this issue. What the New Testament Says About Creation is a much-needed resource that highlights how the teaching of evolution and deep time impacts the New Testament.

Turpin is Hambo’s man in the UK. He must know what he’s talking about. But we can’t help wondering if Turpin’s pamphlet discloses the references to evolution that can be found in the bible. We wrote about one in the Old Testament here: Is Evolution in the Bible?, and another in the New Testament — see Is Evolution in the Bible? (Part 2).

Anyway, here’s where you can buy Turpin’s book from AIG. It’s a booklet, and it’s a whopping 96 pages long, published by — get this! — Answers in Genesis. That’s your guarantee of quality. We looked for it at Amazon, but for some strange reason it’s not listed there. Okay, back to Hambo’s post. He tells us:

With a careful exegesis of Scripture, Simon (who has earned degrees in theology) [Ooooooooooooh!] digs into various passages throughout the New Testament to see what they say about creation, the fall, the flood, the age of the earth, and more.

What a fantastic resource! Hambo continues:

It’s a great summary of the connection between the history in Genesis and the New Testament. You can order this brand-new resource from [we already gave you that link]. And for those that live in the UK, the book will be available on the AiG–UK store at [link omitted] to purchase in August.

The rest of Hambo’s post is about conferences and stuff, so we’ll leave him here. But don’t hesitate, dear reader. Buy AIG’s new book. You need it!

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16 responses to “A Great New Book from Answers in Genesis

  1. Ken says “Maybe if I read this book enough times it will make sense !

  2. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    New Testament, bastardization of Judaism and paganism.

  3. The Bible was written in the culture of the Ancient Near East, which did not have the concepts to discuss evolution.
    The Bible has been the subject of quote mining for many generations.

  4. Answers in Genesis: where too much creationism is barely enough.

    Someone (not me) should re-dub the Monty Python “Spam” sketch, replacing every mention of “spam” instead with “creationism”:

    Graham Chapman: I DON’T LIKE CREATIONISM!!!
    Eric Idle: There, there, dear. Don’t make a fuss. I’ll have your creationism. I love it! I’m having creationism, creationism, creationism, baked beans, creationism, sausages, creationism, eggs, creationism, creationism, and creationism.
    Terry Jones; You mean, you want creationism, creationism, creationism…….

    And so on, ad infinitum.

  5. Charles Deetz ;)

    So, let me guess … the new testament refers to events/stories in the old testament, therefor proving the old testament true. And if Jesus is involved, then it most definitely is TRUE.

    Personally, I’d give more credence to the miracles of Jesus than the new testament proving creationism.

  6. “an advanced lesson in creationism”
    Apparently this includes goalpost shifting – very appropriate at the day of the football finals in Russia.

    “What the New Testament Says About Creation.”
    NT –> creacrap.

    “how the teaching of evolution and deep time impacts the New Testament.”
    Creacrap –> NT.

    @TomS: we know that we’re in trouble if Monty Python has become an accurate description of what happens in reality.

  7. I have the impression Life of Brian give a more realistic picture of what Judea looked like under the Romans than what the bible believers would have you think. A forum of preachers orating every conceivable nuttiness that came up in them and performing “miracles” before a highly gullible public. One of them may well have been named Yashua. Or Brian.

  8. @FrankB
    … Lewis Carroll, Moliere, Jonathan Swift, George Orwell, …

  9. @Draken

    Yes, “Life of Brian” at times looked more vivid and “lived-in” than the kitschy Biblical epics that Hollywood turned out, back in the ’50’s, which made the Python team’s comic incongruities all the more fun.

    @TomS

    All great names, and satirists, those you listed. Writers like that made it possible to mock the stupidity of the human condition, and our misguided need for certainties. I wonder if this age is not just as punitive as theirs, though, bounded on one side by theocrats eager to persecute anyone who dares to mock the sacred; and, on the other, all-too easily offended cultural commisars, upset by people who don’t toe official party lines.

  10. Eric Lipps

    Of course, what the New Testament says about creation is as irrelevant as what the Old Testament does. It’s basically 4,000-year-old superstition repeated 2,000 years ago.

  11. ChrisS says: “I wonder if this age is not just as punitive as theirs, though, bounded on one side by theocrats eager to persecute anyone who dares to mock the sacred; and, on the other, all-too easily offended cultural commisars, upset by people who don’t toe official party lines.”

    Very good point! Neither kind of ideologist can tolerate deviation from their dogma — which they imagine that they alone have the wisdom to understand, and the authority to impose it on others. Whatever happened to the idea of freedom?

  12. @Cardinall ChrisS:: DONE!

    Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings wearing horned helmets. Whenever the word “Creationism” is repeated, they begin singing and/or chanting. A stooge and a reasonable person enter. The stooge is played by Eric Idle, the rube is played by Graham Chapman (in drag), and Ken Ham is played by Terry Jones, also in drag.

    Stooge: You sit here, rube.
    Rube: All right.
    Stooge: Morning!
    Ken Ham: Morning!
    Stooge: Well, what’ve you got?
    Ken Ham: Well, there’s egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and Creationism; egg bacon and Creationism; egg bacon sausage and Creationism; Creationism bacon sausage and Creationism; Creationism egg Creationism Creationism bacon and Creationism; Creationism sausage Creationism Creationism bacon Creationism tomato and Creationism;
    Vikings: Creationism Creationism Creationism Creationism…

    full text at the link 🙂
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oioan74KTLJFY65P_tuPp1rInY8UHan60vKq1gySlwM/edit?usp=drivesdk

  13. @Eric Lipps
    Let us be reminded that the creationists are known for Quote Mining.
    For example, when they tell us that Darwin recanted on his death bed, it is wothwhile to point out that he didn’t, as well as to point out that it is irrelevant even if he did recant.
    So, too, it is worthwhile to point out that it is an anachronism to find anyone in the Ancient Near East with an opinon about evolution. In so far as Helenic culture influenced New Testament times, we shouldn’t be surprised to find knowledge of the global Earth in those writings, but it happens to be that there is no interest in that. (References to “the whole Earth” seem to be simple hyperbole.) The only references to cosmology in the New Testament seem to be confused and unreliable. (For example, IMHO, any attempts to identify the “Christmas Star” with any real celestial phenomenon have turned out empty. So, too, if there were anything in the New Testament that related to evolution, it would of not be of any interest other than understanding of the culture of the times.)

  14. I have a question…..

    If the bible is the ONLY authority you need (per Ken Ham), then why does Ken have to keep writing (and selling!) books to augment it?

  15. “With a careful exegesis of Scripture, Simon (who has earned degrees in theology)…” Careful exegesis? Sounds like quote mining, alternative definitions, obfuscation, lying, twisted logic, whatever is necessary to come to a desired conclusion. And a degree in theology? What new, real knowledge about god is there to find, to write about? Fake, all of it.

  16. @Kosh: because you and I are too stubborn and stupid to accept Holy Scripture as explained by Ol’Hambo’s without his guidance.