This is one of the most important posts ever by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. So pay attention, dear reader.
At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry, we find Adam and Eve: Real People or Representative Hominins? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
It’s becoming increasingly common to meet Christians, especially leaders in Bible colleges and seminaries, who reject the historicity of Adam and Eve. [That’s outrageous!] One popular view, espoused by well-known scientist Dr. Francis Collins and others, is that Adam and Eve were just representatives of a collective of 10,000 hominins (that is, if they even existed at all). Yet this kind of thinking is far from the biblical view of the first humans.
Why is that important? Hambo explains:
Scripture hinges our current sin-bound state on the sin of the first man, Adam: [bible quote.] It also hinges our hope of the gospel on the literal fall of Adam and the consequence of death. It’s this that Jesus came to free us from. If there was no Adam and no original sin, why did Jesus need to come and die? Without a literal Genesis, the gospel falls apart.
Wow — the reality of Adam & Eve is essential! Without them, Hambo’s entire enterprise collapses. He tells us:
Why do so many Christians reject a literal Adam? Because, instead of trusting God’s infallible Word and allowing it to be the authority, they’ve allowed sinful man’s fallible interpretation of the evidence to be the authority.
Egad, that’s horrible! Is there any hope? Hambo continues:
But, rather than confirming evolutionary ideas about the past, new research in genetics actually confirms what we’d expect by starting with the Bible’s account of history.
That’s wonderful! How can we learn about this new research? Let’s read on:
This research on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, and what it means for the question of the historicity of Adam, is discussed by various creation scientists and theologians in a brand-new DVD from Evidence Press, DNA Battles: Were Adam & Eve Historical?
Hambo graciously provides a link to where one can buy that DVD. Here it is: DNA Battles. There we learn that the DVD features not only Hambo himself, but also Dr. Georgia Purdom, Dr. Nathaniel T. Jeanson, and Dr. Terry Mortenson. Wowie — they’re all creation scientists employed by Hambo! It must be a great DVD, and it costs only $14.99.
Now we come to the end of Hambo’s post:
Theistic evolutiUn [sic] and the attack on a literal Adam and Eve are spreading through churches — maybe even your own! [Gasp!] Get equipped to encourage others to trust God’s Word with the answers you’ll find in DNA Battles.
Okay, dear reader, you know what you have to do. Buy Hambo’s video and learn The Truth™!
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