Ken Ham has become the leading figure in Biblical creationism and rightly so. His Creation Museum and Ark projects are fantastic displays of Biblical testimony to an early earth creation. This little book is a proposition from Ham that the church is out of step with the presentation of the gospel in our day. He contrasts Peter’s sermon at Pentecost with Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill. The Jewish audience of Acts 2 was more knowledgeable of Bible doctrine than the Gentiles who heard Paul at Athens in Acts 17. Ham is proposing that America has changed from people who knew the Word of God to a people who do not, and therefore we should change our way of presenting the gospel from an Acts 2 model to an Acts 17 model. Personally I’m not convinced that there is as much difference in the two chapters as some like to think. Ham, of course, sees a need to re-teach Genesis as a starting point for the Biblically illiterate, and he also has curriculum to fill that void. I’m always a little saddened (as a pastor) when Ham portrays the local church as failing to teach the whole Bible, and also when he portrays young people as knowing more about what they need than does the church. But Ken Ham has done a terrific job of keeping creationism prominent in our day and for that I am extremely thankful. I can’t blame him too much for continuing to toot his own horn.
- The Local Church of Revelation — All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall [...]
- Cross, Creation and also Prophecy — There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would [...]
- Anointing With Oil — Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, [...]
- There is One God — For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5) This is such an age of conformity, unanimity, and ecumenical oneness that we can hardly speak of God except in all-inclusive terms. If one were to express that he believes his God to be the only real [...]
- In The Law of Christ — When Paul wrote that if we walked in the Spirit we would not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Gal. 5:16) and that if we bore one another’s burdens we would fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2), he was lifting us to higher ground than we commonly know. To the Romans he wrote, “for [...]