Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham, who is getting ready for the opening of the Ark Encounter in Kentucky on July 7, has accused Christians who support the theory of evolution as being people who follow a "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.
Ham, who is also president of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, has been providing sneak peaks of what visitors can expect from the Ark Encounter when it opens next month featuring a life-size replica of Noah's Ark.
The Creationist has had strong words for Christians who believe in evolution on a number of previous occasions, arguing back in July 2015 that they are compromising on God's truth.
"One of the problems with compromise in one area of Scripture is where do you stop compromising? If Christians accept the idea of human evolution, then why not accept the idea that our sinful tendencies are really just evolved tendencies?" Ham asked back then.
In another message in March, he said Christian leaders who do not interpret the creation account in Genesis 1-11 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 in his post at the time.
"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.
Americans continue holding diverse views on the subject of human origins, with a 2014 Gallup poll finding that 42 percent believe that God created humans in their present form. Another 31 percent, however, 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.