googlef87758e9b6df9bec.html A Sure Word: A Review: State of the Nation 2 with Ken Ham

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Review: State of the Nation 2 with Ken Ham

Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis , gave the group's 2nd “State of the Nation” address. All I can say is – he nailed it! Well, that's not all I can say.

He subtitled his address, “Reminders Removed,” a reference to Joshua 4:4-7 where men from each of the twelve tribes piled up stones in order to leave a reminder to their children how God had provided for them. Today in America, we have forgotten the Christian traditions upon which this nation was founded. Ham brought out many quotes of President Obama where the President said, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.” In many ways, the President is right; the reminders that we were once a Christian nation are progressively being removed. Prayer, creation, the 10 Commandments, the Bible, and the mention of God have all been removed from public schools. Things like the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage are now being eroded by practices like abortion, euthanasia, and gay marriage.

Ham expressed (correctly) that the increase in apostasy has followed increased compromise on the word of God. Much of this compromise involves an attempt to reconcile the Bible with man's opinion. This is a dangerous practice because whenever God's word opposes man's opinion, it is usually God's word that gets compromised

This watering down of the word has caused people to reject the Bible and their faith outright. After all, if the Bible is wrong on one point (such as the Genesis account of creation) then how can it be trusted on any point? This is a logical question and rather than trust the Bible over man's opinion, many people have chosen to reject the Bible. Ham referenced several times the new book, Already Gone where this phenomenon has been detailed.

As faith has waned, society hasn't become a neutral vacuum concerning religion. Rather, popular culture is becoming increasing hostile toward Christians. Such an attitude is in agreement with Matthew 12:30, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Rejection of God is replaced with secular humanism which worships the creation and mocks God (Romans 1:20-25). Ham played this shocking video of Professor Lawrence Krauss from Arizona State University:

Besides the shocking comments, I was almost as equally shocked by the laughter and cheers from his students.

But Ham doesn't spend an entire hour wringing his hands over how bad everything is. He details the situation but also offers the solution: a return to the Bible.

The video is a good watch and a must see for every Christian. I recommend everyone invest an hour of their time to see it.

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