Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis CEO and President of the Creation Museum, has warned that Billy Nye's new TV program will undoubtedly promote the "anti-creationist, anti-Christian agenda to appeal to the increasing secularism of our day."
"I am sure Bill Nye will see his new TV series as one where he can try to 'save the world' from those biblical creationists that he falsely believes undermine science/technology," Ham told Baptist Press when asked his opinion on Nye's new Netflix show, "Bill Nye Saves the World".
"I believe he will try to appeal to the millennials in particular that he is going to save the world from creationists. He also wants to save the world from what he believes is the most important issue of the day -- climate change," he continued
"I would say my guess -- it is only my guess -- is his new series is going to be a big emphasis on climate change and more of a leftwing social agenda," the Creationist added. "In my opinion it will be an anti-creationist, anti-Christian agenda to appeal to the increasing secularism of our day."
"Each episode of the series will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry," reads the show description.
In a statement, Nye explained his motive for returning to TV: "Since the start of the 'Science Guy' show, I've been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science. Today, I'm excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we'll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we'll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we'll change the world a little."
Ham suggested that the title of Nye's new show is ironic, as it will simply "lead people astray:" "I think there's some focus on him here, 'I'm going to save the world because I'm going to help people stop climate change ... because that's the most pressing problem,'" Ham said. "And of course ... our message as Christians is the most pressing problem is man's sin and rebelling against God. And Jesus has already paid the penalty to save us in this world; He's already paid the price for that. And it's Jesus who's going to save those who put their trust in Him, not Bill Nye."
Ham continued: "Bill Nye is anti-God. It's very obvious that he puts his trust in man and in secular academia. When you're promoting an anti-God, leftist socialist agenda, to the Christian, there's no value in that. It's going to really lead people astray."
Nye, an evolutionist, frequently spars with Ham, who most recently opened the Ark Encounter, a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, located in Kentucky. Nye frequently slams Ham's views of "Young Earth" creationism, which interprets Genesis to say that God created the earth just a few thousand years ago.
The pair first debated at the Creation Museum back in 2014, and deliberated again last month during a tour of the Ark Encounter.