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Evolution the Religion of Death says Ken Ham

Ken Ham Calls Evolution ‘Religion of Death,’ Opposite of Christianity ‘Religion of Life’ – Christian Post

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Christian Post; Ken Ham Calls Evolution ‘Religion of Death,’ Opposite of Christianity ‘Religion of Life’Christian Post.

In a couple of additional comments, Ham contrasted the death aspect of evolution with the life aspect of Christianity and Jesus Christ …

Ken Ham in front of a near completed Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, in a photo posted on June 7, 2016.

Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham is blasting the Theory of Evolution as a “religion of death.”

“Evolution is a supposed process involving death, death and more death — death is a necessary part — death for everyone — it’s a religion of death,” the outspoken Young-Earth Creationist said in comments posted on Twitter Tuesday morning.

In a couple of additional comments, Ham contrasted the death aspect of evolution with the life aspect of Christianity and Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

“Secularists accuse God of genocide ’cause they won’t acknowledge our sin’s responsible for death, but Christ overcame death at the cross,” continued Ham.

“Evolution’s a religion of death — evolution kills everyone. Christianity is a religion of life — through death and resurrection God gives life,” he added.

Ham’s comments come not long after the grand opening of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, that “features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, noted the Ark Encounter’s website.

Last month, Ham invited Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to tour the ark. During the tour, Ham said “I was able to personally share the Gospel with him very clearly. On the first deck, I asked him, before a crowd of people including many young people, if I could pray with him and was able to pray for him there. Our prayer is that what he saw will have an impact on him and that he will be drawn to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is clearly presented at the Ark.”

After his tour, Nye criticized the ark in an interview with The New York Times, saying that it’s going to lead to a generation of children being “scientifically illiterate.”

The Ark Encounter has garnered controversy not only for its interpretation of the Genesis account of the Flood, but also for a state tax incentive an atheist group claimed was an unconstitutional government support of religion.

that Answers and Genesis won a major victory in its legal case against the state of Kentucky after a federal judge ruled that officials violated the group’s First Amendment rights by denying it participation in a sales tax incentive worth millions.

 

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Thousands of Muslims Converting to Christianity in Bangladesh … – Christian Post

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Christian Post: Thousands of Muslims Converting to Christianity in Bangladesh …Christian Post

Even though persecution against Christians in Bangladesh is on the rise, so is the number of Muslims converting to Christianity in the south Asian nation.

Just as in other countries where the population is dominated by a Muslim majority government, Christians in Bangladesh are at risk of being killed or persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

But while nearly 90 percent of Bangladesh’s population of 165 million people is Muslim, Christianity is gaining traction.

According to the human rights organization Christian Freedom International, it is estimated that as many as 91,000 Muslims across Bangladesh have converted to Christianity in the last six years, even though apostasy in many Muslim cultures is punishable by death.

Pastor Faruk al-Ahmed, a Christian convert from Islam who has been preaching since the mid-1990s, personally attested to the rise of Christianity in his own community in Northern Bangladesh during an interview with the British news site Express.

“When I began my ministry in Kurigram, there was only one traditional Christian family and one Muslim background family,” the pastor explained. “Now, almost 1,500 believers from Muslim backgrounds are glorifying God in this area.”

“Persecution will come more but the believers and I are ready to face it,” al-Ahmed added.

The number of Christians in Bangladesh is estimated at 1.6 million, which comprises around 1 percent of the country’s total population.

Despite reports that Christianity is growing in the country, CFI emphasizes that Christians are forced to keep their worship activities secretive to prevent “retaliations” for their faith.

from the Christian persecution watchdog ministry Open Doors U.K. states. “Sometimes, even historic or Mainline churches face opposition and restrictions in putting up a cross or other religious symbols.”

 

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Four Ways the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Twists Christianity – PJ Media

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Joel Osteen

PJ MediaFour Ways the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Twists Christianity. PJ Media. Then he quotes from a paraphrase (The Message) of Deuteronomy 28:1-13 and applies it to Christians today. I have to give God permission? What is He, some kid? Osteen and the Prosper …

Over the past 40 years I have encountered and debated the merits or deficiencies of a theology that I did not know had a name. Its supporters call it the “Word of Faith” teaching; it’s detractors call it the “Prosperity Gospel.” Its most popular adherents are famous televangelists, authors, and public speakers such as Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, and T.D. Jakes.

Much of its theology is traceable to the late Kenneth Hagin, and many of his ideas stem from E.W. Kenyon in the early 20th century.

The theory goes like this: Since God spoke the world into existence, and if we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we too can speak things into existence. A popular notion is that you can have whatever you say! So, if you are living in poverty or suffering from illness, you can change the situation by declaring something positive and claiming a promise from the Bible (never mind the context or the intended audience for the promise).

Charles Capps, in his book The Tongue, A Creative Force, (1976) said, “You can actually alter the spiritual and physical world by the words you speak. You see there is more to it than just saying it. The words must originate from the inner man when spiritual power is released through words … spirit words can control both the spirit world and the physical world. Because the words themselves have power, they will work for either God or man in the same manner” (pp 117-118).

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