I read The Associated Press article “Noah’s ark of biblical proportions ready to open in Kentucky” (by Dylan Lovan) in the Grand Rapids Press this morning. There is one quote from this article that makes me so sad. Sad as a word doesn’t even begin to describe the depth of emotion and righteous anger I feel to defend the gospel of Jesus, much like Paul felt in Galatians. Here is the quote, from Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, the ministry that built the ark:
“I believe this is going to be one of the greatest Christian outreaches of this era in history” -Ken Ham
When did we start evangelizing people to Christianity using Noah’s ark? Is this what Jesus had in mind in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)?
I am so serious with this.
Rather than going off in this blog post, which my inner filter is telling me not to do, I ask that readers check out a previous article I did about Noah’s Ark and how to read Genesis. It was in two parts, the 2nd part is where you’ll find the meat of my argument against the view Ken Ham is peddling:
And no, this Scripture passage is not a direct shot at Ken Ham, but it ought to give all of us plenty to pause over. Paul was not messing around, and neither should we:
Galatians 1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
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