Ken Ham responds to ‘secularists’ who mocked Creation Museum lightning incident

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 26, 2013 18:40 EDT
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Creation Museum founder Ken Ham
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The fact someone was zapped by lightning at Kentucky’s Creation Museum shows “we all need salvation,” according to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis.

The founder of the Creationist-themed museum has responded to those poking fun at the incident, which occurred last week.

“It has been quite amazing (and in a way humorous but sad) to see the many secularist comments/blogs (some quite ridiculous) on the person who was shocked as a result of a nearby lighting strike at the Creation Museum,” he wrote Monday on his Facebook page.

A worker at the museum’s zip line had touched a piece of equipment that had been charged by a lighting strike. His suffered superficial injuries.

“The Christian right is constantly telling us that natural disasters, storms and personal tragedies are examples of God sending a message to us that we’re not doing his will. So what will the message be now that God apparently struck an employee of the Creation Museum with lightning on the job?” wrote Ed Brayton of FreethoughtBlogs.

Ham claimed that Brayton was way off.

“Well first of all, we certainly do say that ‘disasters’ and ‘personal tragedies’ are the result of God’s judgment–God’s judgement BECAUSE of our sin in Adam! Romans 8.22 makes it clear the whole world groans because of our sin,” Ham wrote. “The fact we get sick and die is because of God’s judgment on sin! But praise the Lord, God had a plan from eternity to save us from the consequence of our sin–He paid the penalty for our sin and offers us a free gift of salvation (Romans 10:9).”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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