41A Creation: Compare Cultures

“Now, when you compare the creation-based culture (like the Jews) with an evolution-based culture (like the Greeks), you’re essentially comparing America of yesteryear to the America of today.  And this is what is happening throughout Western culture.  This is the divide we are experiencing.  And that divide is widening quickly” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.98-99).

40A Creation: ABCs

“Paul began with the “ABC’s” (Always Been a Creator).  He explained that the one true God made the world and everything in it.  He’s the Lord of heaven, and He doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands.  He doesn’t need things, but rather he provides all things….  We do this so people can understand we’re all descendants of Adam, thus all sinners, and all in need of a Savior” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.96).

39A Creation: A Growing Chasm

“Many of our Christian leaders, Sunday school teachers, and parents have got a foot on both side of the widening chasm—straddling between the ‘Greek’ side and the ‘Jewish’ side….
They are all really ‘Greek’ in their thinking about this topic.  And I find the pastor is ‘Greek’ also because he went to a ‘Greek’ seminary….     Actually, the whole world is really ‘Greek’ to one degree or another.  All of us, to some extent, have been influenced by this ‘Greek way of thinking.
If you want to deal with this growing chasm in the culture, then the only solution is the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.  However, for this to effectively happen, the gospel must be presented in a way that those hearing the message will understand” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.88-91).

38A Creation: What God’s Word Instructs

“1. Contend for the Faith:  Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3).
2. Give answers for what you believe: …but in your heart honor 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; yet do it with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
3. Preach the Gospel: And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15) (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.87).

37A Creation: Not as Bad as it Was

“I don’t think the culture is as bad as it was in the days of Noah.  The Bible makes it clear that only eight people went through the door of the Ark to be saved….  Now we do have rampant sin in our culture.  And in many ways, I believe Romans 1 is a description of what is happening in our Western World….  Even though there is increasing Christian persecution throughout the world and the sin of abortion and rejection of God’s Word concerning marriage and gender is rampant, our culture is not yet like it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Remember, God would have saved Sodom if there were ten righteous people—but there weren’t even ten!”  (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.87).

36A Creation: Doing the Lord’s Bidding

“No matter what’s going on in the culture, we need to be doing what God has clearly instructed us to do. We’re to be about the business of the King, preaching the Gospel, giving answers, and contending for the faith (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15; Jude 1:3).  “…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence (1 Peter 3:15, NASB).”  (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.85).

35A Creation: Shine More Brightly

“In fact, it’s just the opposite! It’s when we find ourselves in the midst of a ‘crooked and perverse generation’ that we are to appear as ‘lights in the world’ (Philippians 2;15). Paul told the Romans that the truth about the coming of the Lord is motivation to ‘wake up’ and ‘put on the armor of light,’ not to sit around passively and let culture go to hell….  As things get darker in culture, the Church must shine all the more brightly in society. It’s an opportunity to work, not an excuse to ‘wait’ (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.84).

34A Creation: Different Worldview

“It’s a worldview issue that flows out of your foundation, either from God’s Word or man’s word. It’s a spiritual issue. Those with a man-based foundation will have a different worldview from those whose foundation comes from Scripture. This is why we view moral issues differently. What morally ‘right’ to one will not necessarily be ‘right’ to the other. Christians with a moral foundation coming from the God’s Word will often clash with those whose foundation is built on human reasoning” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.77-78).

33A Creation: Hate Speech

“Many in my generation would never have though there would be a time in our Western world when the Bible would be accused of being a book of hate speak and be so ‘outlawed’ from a culture. And yet, this is starting to happen in our Western world…. In these nations, when Christians speak up against gay ‘marriage,’ gender fluidity, or abortion, it is considered ‘hate speech,’ and attempts are being made to try to outlaw such speech” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.76).

32A Creation: Truth and Holiness

“Coming generations, for the most part, don’t understand the holiness of God and what sin really is. They are all confused. That’s why many think that if you are a good person, you can get to heaven. Many won’t oppose gay ‘marriage.’ They are so used to taking man’s ideas like ‘millions of years’ and adding that to God’s Word, so they take man’s ideas about marriage and add that to God’s Word as well They have been taught that one’s feelings determine truth, and it’s all about love. No! It’s all about what God’s Word clearly teaches. Most of our kids today are very ‘Greek’ in their thinking because of the indoctrination in secular beliefs” (Gospel Reset by Ken Ham, p.76).