Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Ken Ham
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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken is the speaker on the daily ‘Answers with Ken Ham’ and is the author of numerous books, including, ‘One Blood for Kids: What the Bible Says About Race’.
Ken believes the church should have been leading the way on the issues of racism and prejudice. This hasn’t happened because so much of the church hasn’t taught the true history in Genesis, they’ve ignored it or compromised it through the ideas of evolution and millions of years.
The Bible makes it clear that all of us are the descendants of Adam and Eve. Biologically, this means there’s only one race. When you start with Genesis 1-11 as the foundation for your worldview, dealing with the issue of racism is much easier. After that you can use observational science (the science of genetics) to show that it confirms biblical history on this topic. In fact, when the Human Genome Project mapped the human genome back in 2000, they found that there’s only one race.
On the other hand, Darwin’s view espoused in his book, ‘The Descent of Man’ is an inherently racist one. He teaches about lower races and higher races, those who were primitive and others who were advanced. For example, he taught that the Australian Aborigines were a lower race closer to the apes.
This program also deals with the term ‘race’ vs. ‘people groups’, why human skin has a wide range of skin tone, atheists trying to undermine the impact of Ark Encounter, news regarding a special upcoming conference at the Answers Center, Christmas activities, Ken’s biblical explanation regarding slavery, and much more including input nationwide from Crosstalk listeners.