God has another plan for our destruction

God has another plan for our destruction

The world’s craziest creationist – Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis  – has attempted to allay the fears of his blog readers that a giant asteroid might one day strike Earth and destroy all life.

He insisted that they should rest assured that the creator already has another plan in place.

Ham, founder of the floundering Noah’s Ark theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, noted in his blog post that concerns about an “asteroid apocalypse” is rooted in a belief that events that have happened in the past may happen again. He referred to a Discovery Channel video that simulates what it would look like if a 500-kilometer (310-mile) asteroid smashed into the Pacific Ocean.

According to the simulation, such an impact would destroy Earth and vaporise life.

This prompted Ham to ask:

Why is it that evolutionists are so concerned that humanity will someday be catastrophically destroyed? Well, according to man’s ideas about the past, life arose naturalistically and the universe is governed completely by the merciless laws of physics.

According to their worldview, evolutionists contend there isn’t anyone upholding or sustaining the universe. We are simply at the mercy of naturalistic processes.

Also, according to one evolutionary idea about the supposed dinosaur extinction event, a massive asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. If such an event happened once before, what’s to stop it from happening again and wiping out humanity this time?

Ham then wrote:

Those who start with the Bible, however, get a completely different picture of Earth’s future because we start with a different picture of Earth’s past.

According to God’s Word, the universe is not here as the result of naturalistic processes. God created the universe and has imposed order on it. The universe is not strictly governed by unfeeling natural laws. God upholds and sustains the universe that He has made (Hebrews 1:3). And we don’t need to worry that an asteroid will obliterate life.

The Bible has already told us how things will end – with judgment from God when Jesus Christ returns to Earth (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:11–15).

Those of us who have trusted in Christ as Savior have no fear of this coming judgment because our penalty for sin has already been paid by Jesus. But instead of fearing some hypothetical asteroid apocalypse, those who refuse to acknowledge Christ as Lord should fear this coming judgment, and it should bring them to repent and put their faith in Christ.

18 responses to “God has another plan for our destruction”

  1. Brian Jordan says:

    Hmm. It’s not only evilutionists who “believe” “that events that have happened in the past may happen again.”
    Else what price the “Second Coming”?

  2. Broga says:

    It is wrong to laugh at the afflicted but perhaps we may be excused when the affliction is self imposed by accepting religious beliefs and making no attempt to question them. And this buffoonery by Ken Ham is not without its amusing aspects.

    There is no point in being annoyed by this. The unfortunate Mr Ham is far beyond the reach of either reason or common sense.

    What is clear is that he has the faith hound’s terror of death. That must be kept at bay at all costs and they will grasp at any fantasy to still their terror.

  3. sailor1031 says:

    What Ham doesn’t consider is that maybe Yeshue bar Yussef is going to come back in the form of a 310-mile diameter asteroid named Amageddon. Remember that with doG all things are possible.

  4. AgentCormac says:

    And herein lies the crux of Ham’s ludicrous view on just about everything:

    ‘Those who start with the Bible…’

    Ah, yes. Start with that fantastical book of lies and suddenly you have to invent all kinds of absurdities to explain the realities of the world around you. You need to convince yourself and everyone else that all the irrefutable evidence with which you are presented is somehow wrong or has been put there to question your faith. You need to work backwards from the answer and find ways of making that inconvenient square peg of truth fit with your round hole of blind belief.

    If the subject under discussion wasn’t religion, Ham would be referred for psychiatric evaluation as he is clearly in denial of reality. But religion being religion, even the seriously insane are taken seriously by some.

  5. Cali Ron says:

    His blog readers need not worry about an asteroid, they should be more worried about the fact that they are reading a lunatic’s blog expecting answers that make sense. If they are lucky an asteroid will strike Ham and free them from his ignorance. As for the apocalypse, their imaginary god better not take too long or their won’t be any men left to rapture since man seems bent on destroying our planet first. Ham has ham for brains!

  6. Brian Jordan says:

    A bit o/t but tne NSS has jtoday linked to this excellent article which deals with the general problem of religion and concludes:
    “The End of Days, the Apocalypse, Armageddon, the Final Battle, Rapture, The Resurrection of the Dead, The Second Coming. These narratives, associated conspiracy theories, and the continued indulgence of them by commentators who accuse the satirists of racism or ‘Islamophobia’, are perpetuating a mystic and allure that should long ago have been undermined. It is not only right but absolutely essential to point out their absurdity”

  7. Missus_Gumby says:

    Hey, if the end of the world arrives with Pink Floyd blasting away in the background, it wouldn’t bother me too much. Especially if I fully consumed a nice bottle or two of whiskey and a giant spliff (or two) filled with a small asteroid’s worth of crumbled ‘special additive’ just prior to the impact event.

    There are far worse ways to go.

  8. barriejohn says:

    None of this is news to me. Ever come across Jack Van Impe (Impy)? I remember him and his lovely wife Rexella – always banging on about the “end times” – from my days as an evangelical Christian. You’ll love this!

  9. barriejohn says:

    It is already “the last time” (don’t know how many times I’ve heard that since the 1950s!):

    Beloved, the antichrists are here with us as predicted and are setting up their own government according to the order of their father the Devil. All the killings, maiming, kidnapping, political crises all over the world are signs of how the world will be ruled very soon immediately after rapture. That’s why the Scripture says, ‘woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath, but a short time,’ Rev. 12: 12. The present woes evidence the closing dispensation of the world.

  10. AgentCormac says:

    The following report is a few years old now, but some interesting figures in it that are relevant to this thread – such as 31% of Americans ‘expect the Earth to be struck by an asteroid’ before 2050, and that ’41 per cent say Jesus Christ will return’ by the same year. Yeah, right.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Seems as if we may have to wait a while:

    Second comings are always more difficult as you get older.

  12. Angela_K says:

    It isn’t an asteroid we should be worried about but all the religious nutters who are determined to destroy our planet by bombs, violence and over-breeding.

  13. Peter Sykes says:

    Brian Jordan:
    Thanks for that link, I shall be passing that all over the place!

  14. dennis says:

    “come on ASTEROID right here between my eyes” Please get here I am so tired of the end of times crap.
    the problem in TEXAS is that 90% of unaffiliated believers still believe in the end of times.
    90% is urban belief by me putting up with these poor delusional humans.

  15. Marky Mark says:

    “Hey, if the end of the world arrives with Pink Floyd blasting away in the background, it wouldn’t bother me too much. Especially if I fully consumed a nice bottle or two of whiskey and a giant spliff (or two) filled with a small asteroid’s worth of crumbled ‘special additive’ just prior to the impact event.

    There are far worse ways to go.”


  16. Robster says:

    No point worrying, there’s bugger all we could do about it. When did Jesus morph into a giant boulder?

  17. gegsieline says:

    If it was Jesus Christ or an asteroid I think we’d be better off with the asteroid.

  18. Vanity Unfair says:

    I think it’s impossible that an asteroid will strike Earth and eradicate all life. After all we have JHWH’s promise:

    Genesis ch8, 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
    22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

    I know that in ch9 the promise seems to have been moderated merely to a flood prevention clause but a lesser promise bespeaks a lesser god so that cannot be literally true and must be a poetic effect. So a crashing asteroid would have to be effected by a greater god than JHWH and that is, by definition , impossible. Therefore, we are safe. You cannot beat logic.