Revised & Expanded for this special 25th anniversary edition, Ken Ham once again takes the lead in pointing out the looming precipice too many church leaders are rushing towards: a denial of the full authority and accuracy of the Bible from its very first verse.
In addition, Ken powerfully shows how the ideas of evolution and millions of years are driving young people away from the Christian faith, and provides solid, biblical solutions to turn things around.
Published in 1987, this book took a bold stand which became prophetic. Ken warned the church about the destructive effects of compromise with evolutionary/millions of years ideas. He warned that compromise in Genesis would undermine Scriptural authority in the culture and erode confidence in the infallibility of God’s Word. Today, Christians (and those considering the Christian faith) increasingly doubt the Bible’s reliability.
- Compromising Genesis has led to a generational loss of an acceptance of the absolute authority of the Word of God, and leading to an exodus of young people from the church
- Why Genesis remains critically important in presenting the Gospel
- This slippery slope of reinterpreting Scripture to redefining biblical doctrine
- Discover how your handling of the biblical account of creation impacts your understanding of all of Scripture and your worldview
The issues are of critical importance when you realize that today we have Christians not only confused when it comes to Genesis and the age of the earth, but now even the reality of Hell, Adam as a real person, and Christ’s own words about creation, marriage and more are debated in the pulpits across the world. One compromise just leads to another – and it has to end if we want to leave a legacy of faith to future generations.
The Lie was a great read. Very challenging.
This book should be required reading. Though I have always been a believer in Genesis 1:1, this book reinforced those beliefs and gave me information with which I can support my faith. The cover was great! Ham uses real life examples of people that have been affected by the Answers in a Genesis ministry, like students and professionals. Sections of the book also present thoughts about evolution and how those thoughts can lead to other troubles.
Ken Ham once again takes the lead in pointing out the looming precipice that thousands of church leaders are rushing toward; a denial of the full authority and accuracy of the Bible from its very first verse. Originally published in 1987, The Lie took a bold stand which became prophetic. Ken warned the church about the destructive effects of compromise with evolutionary/millions-of-years ideas. He warned that compromise in Genesis would undermine Scriptural authority in the culture and erode confidence in the infallibility of God’s Word. Today, Christians increasingly doubt the Bible’s reliability. So then do those who are considering placing their faith in Jesus, the Creator.
The issues are of critical importance when you realize that today we have Christians not only confused when it comes to Genesis and the age of the earth, but now even the reality of hell, Adam as a real person, and Christ’s own words about creation, marriage, and more. One compromise just leads to another—and it has to end if we want to leave a legacy of faith to future generations!
Ken Ham’s book The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years, in itself is no lie at all. Now for those who would enjoy a good battle in arguing points about evolution vs. creation, this is not the review for you. I am a firm believer in the divine Word of God because of personal experiences that cannot be refuted by anyone; therefore, if the Word of God says it I believe it because it has been proven true over and over again in my life. That being said, Ken Ham’s scriptural backing along with his historical research has made this book a strong resource for me and surely others wanting to dive into the divine truth about our world and educate themselves. With an amazing history behind him (which is run through at the end of this 25th anniversary edition book) and what seems an amazing progressive future ahead Ken and Answers in Genesis, his ministry, is opening the eyes of many creationists and evolutionists alike.
I liked this book for more reasons than one. It is an interesting and simple read making it easy for students to begin investigating the topic, in-depth, as early as junior high school. It also has many other resources in its bibliography to expand the study to include the perspectives of other authors, historians, and others writing on the other topics included such as abortion, biblical authority, and religion. As an educator, I teach the importance of coming to a conclusion of your own and investigating on your own, instead of blindly believing what you hear. This book allows you to do so as it presents all sides of the argument, making them plain to see and provides enough for you to think things through yourself. I have no doubt that if you are seeking a book discussing evolution vs. creation you will not be disappointed.