Things are getting wild at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
In a recent post — Hambo Disagrees with President Biden — we discussed how he severely criticized the President of the United States over a gender issue. Now, in his latest post at AIG, he’s attacking a US Senator. It’s titled Reverend: The “Meaning of Easter” Is “We Can Save Ourselves”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
What is the meaning of Easter? For most professing Christians, that’s an easy one to answer: it’s a celebration of Jesus’ substitutionary death on the cross for us and his triumphant resurrection from death. … Well, according to a US senator and “reverend,” Raphael Warnock of Georgia, the meaning of Easter is “more transcendent” than that.
Wikipedia has an article on Senator Raphael Warnock, which says he’s “an American pastor and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Georgia since 2021.” Unfortunately, Warnock has enraged ol’ Hambo, who informs us:
In a now-deleted tweet, Sen. Warnock wrote,
The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.
That infuriated Hambo. He says:
In an attempt to make the Easter holiday “more transcendent,” (i.e., “inclusive”), this “reverend” [Those quotes imply “so-called reverend”!] denied the truth, power, and exclusivity of the gospel message. [Gasp!] It’s nothing short of heretical.
Wow — Hambo has accused a US Senator of heresy! After that he describes the sin of Adam & Eve and then, after a few paragraphs, he tells us:
So did God actually say that we are sinners who can’t save ourselves? That we’re hopelessly lost apart from Christ? That no amount of good works — like “helping others” — will merit us anything with God? Yes — absolutely yes, he did.
Aha! According to Hambo, we are unable to save ourselves if we try to do it by ourselves — and that’s the opposite of what Senator Warnock said. Now what? He ends his post with this:
I’ll leave you with some Scripture, as God’s Word — not man’s ideas (as he tries to be his own god) — is the ultimate authority and the only absolute truth: [We’re skipping six scripture quotes.] This “reverend” [Hambo’s scare-quotes] and prominent politician needs to study his Bible to understand the true gospel.
It’s as we’ve always told you — ol’ Hambo knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Compared to Hambo, a mere US Senator is a fool!
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