Ken Ham slammed megachurch pastor Andy Stanley as a false teacher on the “Todd Starnes Show.” Friday.
The CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter took Stanley to task for his Easter Sunday sermon at Atlanta’s North Point Community Church when Stanley told his congregants that they shouldn’t believe in the resurrection solely based on the Bible’s teaching.
“With his Easter message, he said this before as well, that we don’t know, or shouldn’t be saying that Jesus raised from the dead because the Bible tells us so, and we have to understand why he’s doing this,” Ham said.
The Bible scholar went on to explain that Stanley, and pastors like him, are working to divorce Christianity from the authority of Scripture.
“To me, what he’s doing represents the major problem with the Church,” Ham said.
Stanley has also claimed that Darwin’s theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity.
In opposition to Stanley’s claims, Ham asserted that the Bible is God’s word and that it is inseparable from the Christian faith.
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God,” Ham said. “It’s God’s word that convicts. It’s God’s word that is sharper than a two-edged sword.”
Ham called on the Church not to abandon God’s word, but rather to teach Christians how to answer those who attack its integrity.
“What we should be doing is teaching the answers to these skeptical questions showing we can defend the Christian faith instead of capitulating and trying to divorce the Christian message from the Scriptures,” The Creation Museum founder told Starnes’ audience.
Ham explained it is important to stand up against Stanley’s teaching because “ultimately there’s only two foundations or two religions, God’s Word or man’s word.”
He added, “When you disconnect your worldview from your foundation of God’s Word, you’re left with man’s word, and what are you going to see?” Ham asked, “Well, everyone does what is right in his own eyes.”
Watch the short video clip attached of Andy Stanley. He is a teacher with a large flock in Georgia. How should we respond to what he is teaching in this clip?— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) April 12, 2023
God’s Word has a severe warnings for those of us who are teachers. God instructs us that teachers/leaders are going to… pic.twitter.com/8wgoBnOyc3
This is the second of two posts I’m making about the teaching of Andy Stanley because I have a burden to warn people to be like the Bereans “examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11).— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) April 13, 2023
I have attached a short video clip where Stanley says we… pic.twitter.com/EAzdYydTeF