Monday, December 16, 2013
Review: Six Days by:Ken Ham
About the Book:
Discover how many evangelical leaders, willingly or unwittingly, are undermining the authority of God's Word by compromising the Bible in Genesis Learn how allowing for an old/universe of billions of years unlocks a door of compromise
Heed the wake-up call to the Church to return to the authority of God's Word, beginning in Genesis.
Today, most Bible colleges, seminaries, K-12 Christian schools, and now even parts of the homeschool movement do not accept the first eleven chapters of Genesis as literal history. They try to fit the supposed billions of years into Genesis, and some teach evolution as fact. Our churches are largely following suit.
Ken Ham, international speaker and author on biblical authority, examines how compromise starting in Genesis, particularly in regard to the six days of creation and the earth's age, have filtered down from the Bible colleges and seminaries to pastors and finally to parents and their children.
About the Author:
Ken Ham is the president/CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis - U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America. Ken’s emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations have made him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators.
Ken /Ham, owner and creator of AiG-- Answers in Genesis has created the perfect commentary on instructing us on the importance of instilling the actually teaching of the Bible in our children. You say-well I do that all the time by teaching them with all the "Bible stories" of the Bible such as Jonah and the whale, Adam&Eve, etc.
Ken says that many of us were taught "Bible stories" coming up in our households but many of them sound far fetched and really unbelievable not literal, in which they are meant. But to say this is to say we really don't believe them, really and we don't believe God's word. And in doing this we are leading our children to eventually or quite possibly to leave the church when they are older or even worse doubt God. It places a doubt there that maybe everything else stated in the Bible holds no truth as well.
The author states that teaching our children apologetics--an answer or reasoned defense--is a determent to their very souls. He also states that they church has fallen short on this as of late and this needs to be addressed in the home as well as in our churches. We expect these so called "Bible stories" to speak for themselves when in actuality we should teach our children that the Bible should be taken as the literal word of God, not symbolism.
I myself as an older child an even as an adult have had trouble believing some parts of the Bible. We are so ready to believe that the murderous act of Cain when he killed his brother Abel but not that a big fish swallowed a man only to spit him out later on.
This book really hit home for me so I'm really going to find resources to help teach my children a little better than I have been teaching.I really never realized that I could possibly be doing this very thing. We owe it to ourselves, our children, and mainly to out Lord to consider that maybe we are helping in this breakdown of communication. The author has also tried to clear a fewof this so called misconceptions that we may have later on in the book.
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This book is an excellent way to begin again!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free in exchange for my honest review from Master Books and New Leaf Publishing Group.