Skip to comments.Creationist lecturer posits Adam, Eve and dinosaurs (Kent Hovind alert)
Posted on 05/18/2006 11:15:07 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
One of the nations most popular and controversial proponents of creation science is coming to Morgan County.
Dr. Kent Hovind, a former high school science teacher and the founder of Creation Science Evangelism ministries, will address creationisms religious and scientific origins. Hovinds seminar is sponsored by the Morgan County Baptist Association, and Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Pastor Paul Miller said evolutions origins are based on Satan, not science.
"The very beginning of the Bible says in the beginning God created," said Paul Miller, youth pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church. "Throughout history, the devil has had a well-thought-out strategy to attack the word of God. Through what I call modern and postmodern times, the devil has orchestrated this thing such that people think we evolved."
Hovind posits that evolution has been consistently disproven by science, a claim hes willing to put money on. He has pledged $250,000 to anyone who can provide empirical evidence of evolution. Hovind said only three people have taken him up on his offer, and none walked away with the money.
Hovinds description of evolution is as follows: time, space and matter came into existence independent of God. Planets and stars formed. Early life forms reproduced, and major changes occurred between these life forms. According to Hovind, many of evolutions supporters dont understand the theory.
"They think any kind of change at all is evolution," Hovind said. "Theyll point out that dogs and wolves have a common ancestor, and I would agree. Thats called microevolution, and there is no argument about that. Now does that mean that dogs and bananas have a common ancestor?"
Hovind, who calls himself Dr. Dino, also believes that Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans once coexisted.
Hovind said reptiles known as dinosaurs were actually called dragons by early man, and most of these creatures were hunted and killed. Some, like the Loch Ness Monster, remain, he said.
Bringing Hovind to Morgan County was a matter of faith for Miller.
"God just laid it on my heart to expose the lies of evolution," Miller said. "We both sense apathy among Gods people regarding Gods word, especially creation. We need to stand on the word of God."
Although Hovinds seminar will touch on evolutions alleged scientific failings, Miller said he ultimately hoped the lectures would touch attendees minds and hearts.
"The goal would be that through the discovery of Gods creation, folks would come to know the Lord Jesus Christ," Miller said. "We dont want to hide the fact that thats our goal."
Hovinds seminars will be held Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morgan County High School auditorium. Admission is free. He will also speak during Shiloh Baptist Churchs 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday. He will also answer questions in the churchs sanctuary at 9:45 a.m.
For more information on Hovind and Creation Science Evangelism ministries, go to www.drdino.com
There was an expedition that was done to the Congo by some Young-Earth group to try and find Mokele Mbembe (a Lochness type thing), since by showing it exists they would prove people lived with dinosaurs.
It is a shame that the IDers have made this an Atheist vs Believers kind of thing, I think that was very dishonest of them. On the other hand, the left has been making it a Evolutionist vs Morons thing, oh well, it all comes down to ad hominem these days...
Dave, the Loch Ness monster is a fairy tale. Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?
He is confusing his belief with scientific evidence.
I still believe in Santa....
Did you read what I wrote? I never said I believed in Nessie (we're on a first-name basis, she and I).
Do I believe that we've found conclusive evidence of living dinosaur descendents, no. Do I believe that it's completely impossible that dinosaurs might still lurk somewhere on the globe? It would surprise me, but not shock me. Reports such as "mekele membe" (river-blocker) and other such things make me wonder. Creationism is not contingent to such ideas, but it would be more in line with creationist ideas than evolutionary ones. We found an entire colony of animals that were heretofore undiscovered; tree-hoping kangaroos mate? Obviously, we haven't explored the entire globe yet to say for sure that none exist.
Oh no, no, not at ALL.
What did it look like...can you provide proof?
Not confusing, blending. It's only forbidden for creationists, though. People who believe in evolution, a framework with foundations in or correlations with naturalism/humanism/atheism, are perfectly welcome.
I have living evidence of dinosaur descendants in my house: two Jardine's parrots. They're little T-rexes with feathers. When they're cranky and hungry, the resemblance is uncanny.
So did dinosaurs go extinct, or did they evolve into birds? And what evidence do we have of that besides some similarities in physical features? We cannot observe something that allegedly happened millions of years before we were born, much less our human ancestors. We can only infer from evidence, which is sketchy at best.
Evolve a sense of humor.