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Much controversy has been surrounded around Creation Science Evangelism (CSE) founder Ken Hovind since his arrest in 2006 and his somewhat newer changed views (rejection) on the Pre-tribulation rapture. We have been asked about Ken Hovind on many occasions and we reckon this interview of his son Eric may help some of those to draw more conclusions on it:
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While Ken Ham (AIG) and Ken Hovind (CSE) have differences it should be noted that Ken Ham has in the past defended Ken Hovind when being attacked by an atheists saying:
“Regardless of Kent Hovind’s legal issues, we have to say that this atheist is falsely maligning him—as he does me and other Christians on a regular basis. He is either deliberately lying about Kent Hovind’s blog postings, or he’s so blinded by his hatred of Christians that he can’t understand the simple literary technique that Hovind is using.”
We reckon there are many things we could agree on with Ken Ham and Ken Hovind and perhaps more so with Ken Hovind’s son than his father and some things perhaps not so much with all 3 of them.
Because Ken brought up Ron Wyatt (many years ago in above video) and we get asked about Ron Wyatt, we would have to warn about him: Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a diluted Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) who claimed to have seen Jesus dressed exactly like the SDA prophetess Ellen White described Him.
– BEWARE OF RON WYATT’S ALLEGED CHARIOT WHEELS (Friday Church News Notes, June 29, 2012, http://www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – The following is excerpted from “Ron Wyatt: The Indiana Jones of the SDA” by Wayne Jackson, The ChristianCourier.com, n.d.: “Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a nurse-anesthetist in a hospital in Madison, Tennessee, and a sensationalist pseudo-archaeologist whose work has been debunked thoroughly by professional archaeologists and respected biblical scholars. … [Wyatt supposedly discovered some 92 relics or sites, including Noah’s home, fences from Noah’s farm, anchor stones from Noah’s ark, Noah’s altar, Noah’s tombstone, wheels from Egyptian chariots in the Red Sea, the Ark of the Covenant, the tables of the Ten Commandments, and a sampling of Christ’s dried blood, supposedly proving the doctrine of the virgin birth by means of a ‘chromosome count.’] … Wyatt claimed to have discovered the exact place where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea on dry ground, before the waters returned and drowned Pharaoh’s forces. He contended that he explored the floor of the Gulf of Aqaba, using scuba gear. Supposedly, he discovered ‘chariot litter’ in the form of wheels, body frames, and the bones of both humans and horses, scattered over a lengthy area. … Wyatt claimed that he was using simple recreational scuba equipment when he discovered these wheels, etc., at a depth of some 200 feet in the Gulf. However, ordinary scuba apparatus is designed to accommodate only a depth of approximately 125-130 feet. … Pharaoh’s army was said to have been destroyed ‘in the middle of the sea’ (Exodus 14:23) which, according to measurements of the British Admiralty, is almost 2,800 feet deep in the midst of Aqaba. … Then there is the issue of the ‘bones’–of both horses and men–that Wyatt reputedly found. Recall that the destruction of Pharaoh’s army took place about 3,500 years ago. Compare this with the following facts. The Titanic went down in 1912 and 1,553 people were lost in the wreckage. In 1985, [a mere] 73 years following that Atlantic catastrophe, the submerged vessel was discovered and explored and the remains of not a solitary person–neither skin nor bone–was found. Everything had been completely consumed by fish, crustaceans, and the destructive effect of salt water (HRR, 179ff). … One authority suggests that the video tape Wyatt employed to show these underwater ‘artifacts’ appears to be a hoax; he challenged him to subject the items to a C14 dating test–if indeed he ever had an actual sample of anything (Zias, op. cit.).”
– It should be noted that Henry Morris, who did a lot of good for the cause of Christ, was the founder of the Creation Research Institute (CRI). But he was an ecumenist and rejected the biblical doctrine of separation. Because of this rejection Dr. Morris actually joined the Creation-Deluge Society that was founded by Adventists in 1938. Adventists were founded by Freemasons and Adventists have a different gospel. They teach many other false doctrines like Soul Sleep and Sabbath Keeping to name just a few of the many.
Ken Ham one of the founders of “Creation Science Ministries” and now called “Answers in Genesis” (AIG) also has done a lot of good for the cause of Christ, but like Morris he is an ecumenist and is new evangelical in philosophy as well.