Perhaps you have not been notably successful in winning friends and acquaintances to the life-changing belief in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. You might have wondered why the Christian church in general seems to be losing ground in its battle with the evils of the secular world. Not only does this book identify the reason for such problems, it also offers an effective solution. When you read Ken Ham’s logical analysis of the situation and the straightforward way in which he proposes to correct it, you will likely say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
At an ever-accelerating pace, society is putting its stamp of approval on practices that just several decades ago were not only frowned upon, but were outright illegal. Whereas once the Christian church had a significant impact on society, today almost every vestige of our Christian heritage is being eradicated. After spreading like wildfire, from a tiny handful of believers to the four corners of the world, Christianity today is in retreat at an even more rapid rate than that by which it spread.
There must be a root cause for this reversal that the Christian church is overlooking—a fundamental flaw in our approach. Why did Christians once exert influence on both social customs and laws of government, but today are finding that even in the United States, the so-called land of the free with a constitution that guarantees the free exercise of religion, their rights are being flagrantly violated?
Ken Ham gets to the bottom of the problem in this book. He shows how we have been simply fighting the symptoms of overlooking the root cause. Why have we not been able to convince the world of the evils of abortion, divorce, homosexuality, pornography, and drugs? Mr. Ham has identified the real crux of the matter. The cause is so subtle that even most of the large religious denominations have been deceived and have failed to recognize it.
With public education and even seminaries teaching that evolution, as well as the law of gravity, is a scientific fact, students have decided that there must be a naturalistic explanation for everything so they forget all about God. Anyway, they knew that His Ten Commandments put a crimp on their sexual lifestyles, so they were quite eager to escape from such constraints. They adopted the new morality; if it feels good, do anything you can get away with without being caught.
If there is no Creator, there is no purpose in life. There is thus no one watching over us to whom we must someday have to account for our actions. So, we come to the root of society’s problems. When God the Creator is removed from the picture, there are no absolutes; there is a loss of respect for law and absolute principles, and man is set adrift in a purposeless universe, guided only by his fickle passions and the situation of the moment.
Mr. Ham shows that Genesis, in particular, is a dependable account of actual events that are supported by solid scientific evidence. Furthermore, he shows how the questioning of this foundational book of the Bible, even by many Christians, has led to the degeneration of society so that the only moral codes it accepts are based upon “survival of the fittest,” “do your own thing,” and “if it feels good, do it.” There are no moral absolutes.
This book is must reading for all Christians. It gives them much needed answers to the common questions of the unbeliever and advice for parents who must prepare their children to face a rebellious secular world. Mr. Ham calls upon a wealth of experience in answering questions during years of lectures throughout both America and Australia.
Luther D. Sunderland
Author of Darwin's Enigma:
Ebbing the Tide of Naturalism
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