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Ken Ham Says Christians Who Accept Theory of Evolution are Embracing Dangerous 'Religion of Death'

( [email protected] ) Jun 28, 2016 11:52 AM EDT
Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis CEO and President of the Creation Museum, has slammed Christians who support the theory of evolution, accusing them of compromising God's word and accepting a dangerous "religion of death."
Ken Ham is the Answers in Genesis CEO and President of the Creation Museum. Answers in Genesis

Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis CEO and President of the Creation Museum, has slammed Christians who support the theory of evolution, accusing them of compromising God's word and accepting a dangerous "religion of death."

"Christians who accept millions of years are mixing the religion of death with the religion of life - death came after sin, Jesus conquered it. Evolution requires death over millions of years, death is a 'friend' that produces life and death ends it all," Ham wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend.

"The Bible describes death as an enemy that will one day be destroyed - through Christ's death and resurrection we are offered life with God. Creation is a religion of life - death is a result of sin, our Creator paid the penalty for sin and offers the free gift of salvation - it's all about life. Christianity vs. secularism is really a battle between the religion of life and the religion of death," he added.

The Creationist has issued similar warnings in the past. In March, he argued that the foundation of Christian faith rests in a literal interpretation of the Creation account in the Bible, as found in Genesis 1-11, and argued that Christian leaders who do not interpret it literally are leading people astray.

"Genesis 1-11 is like the foundation to a house. The whole structure stands upon it - all of our major doctrines like sin, salvation, the coming consummation, marriage, and more are grounded in Genesis," Ham wrote on Facebook.

"Sadly many Christian leaders say Genesis isn't literal history and in doing so they undermine the foundation. No wonder such a large percent of church millennials don't defend marriage as for one man and woman. They no longer have a foundation to base their thinking on," he added.

According to a May 2014 Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans believe God created humans in their present form. Close to 31 percent supported the idea behind theistic evolution that humans underwent evolution with God guiding the process, while 19 percent said God played no part in the process at all.

However, the Catholic Church teaches that the creation story as written in the book of Genesis can stand along the scientific theory of evolution, and that the two are not mutually exclusive.

Ham is currently preparing for the opening of the Ark Encounter in Kentucky on July 7, which features a life-size replica of Noah's Ark and promises to be a "Christian family-friendly, world-class themed attraction."