This is likely to scare you, but it’s definitely worth reading — well, some of it is. We’re talking about the latest from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). As you know, he’s the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Hambo’s new post at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, is titled How Can We Raise Godly Generations? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Gen Z — today’s young people — what do they believe? Well, in America, a whopping 74% believe morality is relative [Huh?], 1 in 6 identify as LGBT [Really?], and they are twice as likely to be atheists than preceding generations [Gasp!]. They’re surrounded by secularism, destructive LGBT and CRT ideology [What?], “deconstruction” and “exvangelical” stories, and voices loudly proclaiming progressive Christianity as the “true” version of Jesus. For those in Gen Z who profess true faith in Christ — how will they stand?
There’s a lot of jargon in that paragraph. Some links to Wikipedia articles may be useful, so here goes: Gen Z is Generation Z. Wikipedia says:
Generation Z (or Gen Z for short), colloquially known as zoomers, is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years.
Okay, back to Hambo. Having described the horrors of Gen Z he says:
And what about the generation (Alpha) coming after them? Well, we know that ultimately God is in control and it is God who saves people from every generation. But we must do what is our responsibility:
He then lists a whole bunch of things he thinks we should do, but it basically amounts to preaching and praying all the time. Regarding that, he tells us:
We must be purposeful, dedicated, and diligent, preferably from the time they’re born, to teach our children the ways of the Lord. Of course, this doesn’t guarantee their salvation — every person has to answer for their own sins — but it does give them a strong foundation, and God often uses faithful and godly parents to transmit the spiritual legacy to the next generation (that’s a common theme in Scripture and the reason parents are commanded to teach their children the things of God!).
That’s a lot of responsibility, but don’t worry — Hambo is going to help. Let’s read on:
You can discover more about transmitting a godly legacy to your children, grandchildren, and other children the Lord has allowed you to minister to at our upcoming Answers for Pastors & Christian Leaders conference [Link omitted!] (which is open for anyone to attend) at the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky, October 5–7, 2021.
Ooooooooooooh! What an opportunity! Hambo continues:
You’ll hear from Dr. Conrad Mbewe, Justin Peters, and me, along with special worship from Michael O’Brien. It’s going to be an incredible time of equipping you to equip the next generation.
Who could resist that? And now we come to the end:
The “early bird” price — which includes the conference and a seven-day pass to both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum — ends May 31, so be sure to register today.
And don’t forget to tell ’em that the Curmudgeon sent ya!
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