The founder of TV’s 700 Club hurts the cause of Christ when he mocks Christians who take the Bible literally, says creationist Ken Ham.
“Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church,” writes Ham, who leads the Answers in Genesis ministry and operates the Creation Museum in Kentucky. In a lengthy post on Facebook, Ham charges that “people like Robertson compromise the Word of God with the pagan ideas of fallible men!”
Reacting to statements Robertson made on his popular TV program, Ham wrote: “Well the secularists love Pat Robertson today! A number of them are posting a section from CBN’s 700 Club program today (Tuesday) on YouTube and on various websites. They love it that Pat Robertson has once again used his 700 Club program to engage in name-calling as he attacks those of us who take Genesis as literal history (as it is meant to be taken—as Jesus takes it).”
“If you watch the CBN 700 Club program” clips being posted across the Internet, wrote Ham, “you will hear Pat Robertson claim that: ‘The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this earth that we live in only has six thousand years of existence.’
“So,” says Ham, “Robertson has called all of you who believe God’s Word as written in Genesis as ‘deaf, dumb and blind.’”
Robertson further expressed “his utter ignorance of science as he equates radio carbon dating with millions of years!” continued Ham. “He just has no idea! Carbon dating has nothing to do with millions of years—he’s using the wrong dating method to even discuss millions of years. Yes, it's his ignorance that abounds.”
Ham then quotes a clip in which Robertson declares: “There was a point of time after the earth was created, after these things were done, after the universe was formed, after the asteroid hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs, and after all that there was a point of time that, there was a particular human being that God touched. And that was the human that started the race that we are now part of. I think prior to that who knows what was here."
“So,” answered Ham, “he appears to be saying there were other human beings before Adam, but only one that ‘God touched’ who started the human race! He doesn’t know his Scripture! For instance, in I Corinthians 15:45 we are told Adam was the “first man.” There were no other men before him.”
Ham also took issue with Robertson’s statements, “To deny the clear record that’s there before us makes us look silly” and “There’s no way that all you have here took place in 6,000 years. It just couldn’t have been done. It couldn’t possibly have been done.”
“Sadly,” answers Ham, “it’s Pat Robertson who makes Christianity look silly, which is why the atheists love him today. What a travesty! This man uses his position on a major Christian TV program to help the atheists mock God’s Word!
“Really Pat Robertson? You mean there is no way God, the infinite Creator, could not have created the universe in six days just six thousand years ago? God could have created everything in six seconds if He wanted too! And it's not a matter of what you think anyway--it's a matter of what God has clearly told us in His infallible WORD!”
Publication date: May 15, 2014