Crosstalk: May 30, 2017
Ken Ham is the president, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Ken is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America and author of numerous books on origins and apologetics.
Ken began this edition of Crosstalk discussing the increased attendance figures at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, details concerning their new exhibit on why the Bible is true, as well as a visit from Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Next, Ken addressed concerns regarding organizations that try and justify combining the theory of evolution with the Genesis account of creation. Ken's emphasis was on an organization known as BioLogos. BioLogos was founded in 2007 by Francis Collins (former director of the Human Genome Project) with funding from the Templeton Foundation.
John Templeton was a liberal who believed in evolution. Although he had a very gentle approach in terms of his demeanor, he called upon people to question the authority and trustworthiness of God's Word. He set up a foundation that has about 3.5 billion dollars in it. Some of the interest and capital is being funneled to numerous organizations whose sole purpose is to have this conversation about science as though science is going to save the world and it's the way to find God.
According to Ken, one of the purposes of the Templeton Foundation is to try and infiltrate Christian academia/Bible colleges and seminaries to get them believing in evolution. He cited one example involving the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This pro-evolution group was given a grant from BioLogos. Some of that money has gone to a science-for-seminaries program.
Ken described those who believe God used evolution to create the universe and world as 'theistic evolutionists'. However, those from that camp don't like that label. Instead, they want to be known as 'evolutionary creationists'. This puts evolution first and God's Word second. On the other hand, Ken wants to be known as a biblical creationist which involves putting God's Word first.
Right on the front page of the BioLogos website they are clear that they want the church to adopt evolution. So just like Malachi, Zechariah, Hosea, etc. where the religious leaders took the pagan religion of the age and combined it with God's Word (and anyone can see how it destroyed them), theistic evolutionists are doing the same thing. Evolution is really the pagan religion of our age that attempts to explain life without God. It's being added to God's Word. This undermines the authority of God's Word because it's an attack on the Gospel and the character of God.
In the end, does this discussion really matter when we just need to trust in Christ as our Savior? If the church decides to follow the lead of organizations like BioLogos, what are the consequences? Find out how Ken answers these questions and others when you review this critical Crosstalk broadcast.
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