Ham calls Robertson's comments "destructive teaching."
Ken Ham of the Creationist Museum is slamming televangelist Pat Robertson because of his recent comments that the Bible does not support the theory of a young earth. Robertson, answering a question from a viewer on The 700 Club, said the existence of dinosaurs is evidence that the earth is more than 6,000 years old.
“Look, I know people will probably try to lynch me when I say this, but Bishop [James] Ussher—God bless him—wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said it all took 6,000 years. It just didn’t. … And you go back in time, you’ve got radiocarbon dating, you’ve got all these things, and you’ve got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas. And so there was a time that these giant reptiles were on the earth, and it was before the time of the Bible.”
“So don’t try to cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years. That’s not the Bible. That’s Bishop Ussher,” Robertson continued. “And so if you fight revealed science you’re going to lose your children, and I believe in telling them the way it was.”
Ham made statements published on his Answers in Genesis website and on Facebook responding to Robertson’s comments: “Not only do we have to work hard to not let our kids be led astray by the anti-God teaching of the secularists, we have to work hard to not let them be led astray by compromising church leaders like Pat Robertson. Pat Robertson gives more fodder to our enemies.” Ham was referring to the secularists and atheists who applauded Robertson online for his statements.
“Such leaders — including Pat Robertson — have a lot to answer to the Lord for one day,” Ham lamented. “Such leaders are guilty of putting stumbling blocks in the way of kids and adults in regards to believing God’s word and the Gospel.”