Ken Ham Says 'There Is Hope for Atheists' Despite Their 'Sheer Hatred Against Christians'

Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham in a video interview with Living Waters' Ray Comfort posted on Jan. 29, 2014.
Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham in a video interview with Living Waters' Ray Comfort posted on Jan. 29, 2014. | (Photo: Living Waters Youtube video screencap)

Creation Museum's Ken Ham has shared the testimony of one former atheistic evolutionist who became a creationist due to Ham's ministry, and argued that it shows there is "hope for atheists" despite what he called their "sheer hatred against Christians."

"When I read some of the atheist blogs, Facebook posts, and news articles that display a sheer hatred against Christians (really, it's a hatred against God), it can seem, humanly speaking, hopeless to try to reach these secularists with the truth of God's Word and the salvation message it presents," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.

"And yet, we can be encouraged to read of the incredible conversion of Saul (who severely persecuted Christians) in Acts 9 and realize that God's Word can penetrate even the most hardened heart," he added.

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He also argued that many atheists haven't heard a "clear, logical defense of the Christian faith" that would answer their questions, and said that that is part of the reason why AiG runs conferences and other outreach events.

The Creation Museum president, who is also preparing for the opening of his Ark Encounter theme park in July, shared the story of one of their new volunteers, Dona, who was a former atheist who became a Christian in 1993 after she attended one of Ham's seminars.

"I attended a Creation Seminar at Cedarville College [now Cedarville University], sat in rapt attention as Ken Ham told me 'the rest of the story,' and I realized that all of the fossil finds I believed supported evolution were, in all cases, misinterpreted. I was blown away," the woman wrote in her testimony.

"So, learning the truth about evolution preceded my realizing that God was real (after all!) and that the Bible was His Word. I became a creationist before I became a believer in Christ," she added.

Ham said that stories like that are a "great thrill" in his ministry, and pointed out that God can reach "even the most hardened heart."

"There is hope for every atheist, for the Lord 'is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance' (2 Peter 3:9). And 'blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3)," he added.

Ham has targeted atheists in a number of his blogs, and last week took aim at the "Sunday Assembly" movement, which celebrates community in a church-like environment, but without the belief in God.

"This philosophy — that everyone can make their own decisions and that no one should be told what to believe or where to get their rules — is a form of religious dogma," Ham wrote about the movement, which has been opening new Assemblies across America and countries in Europe.

"So, really, they aren't avoiding what they say they are. They have a dogma designed to suit their own religion. But as the devil does so many times, he takes what God ordains and perverts it. These 'nones' have ripped off marriage (by promoting gay 'marriage') and now 'ripped off the best stuff of church,'" he added.

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