For me, the debate of the decade was that between Ken Ham, Christian apologist and founder of the Creation Museum and president of Answers in Genesis (AiG), and Bill Nye, also known as “the science guy,” a strong believer in Darwinian evolution.
I was impressed at how Dr. Ham skillfully defended the creation account of the scripture without cowardly tossing scientific evidence to the dark in front of millions of viewers from around the world, 70 media representatives, and anchored by Tom Foreman of CNN.
The topic, which centered on “the viability of the creation model of origins in today’s modern scientific era,” gave Dr. Ham the opportunity to express his dissatisfaction with the gross misrepresentation of the biblical account of creation in our culture, where people are made to believe that creationists cannot be scientists; an agenda actively employed by secularists.
In furthering his arguments, Dr. Ham introduced Stuart Burgess, a professor of Engineering Design, from whose numerous research works came to the conclusion that scientific evidence fully supports creationism as the best escalation to origin. Dr. Raymond Damadian, an American Medical practitioner and the inventor of the MRI machine, also holds the creation account in Genesis as authentic.
Ken Ham’s defense of the biblical origin of creation using fact, figures, and time was second to none. He defended the gospel biblically, intellectually, and courageously.
As young believers, it is disappointing to see the timidity that incapacitates us in the defense, offense (not insult), and propagation of the gospel. Many Christians are quick to back down when their worldview is challenged and make the world believe that our faith is blind.
We have the most important tool, scripture (called “special revelation” by theologians), scientific facts, historical records, objective evidences and philosophical propositions to bring crashing down the incoherent and untruthful arguments of non-believers.
This Is A Call To Apologetics
Apostle Peter, in his first epistle, admonished us all to “regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) Yet this must not be done in arrogance or pride but with gentleness and respect in good conscience, so that “when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. (1 Peter 3:16)
The end of all apologetics is for the glory of God to be radiated through all His people for the joy of all believers.
Will you answer the call and be an apologetic warrior for His glory?