Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Kenneth
Smooth and Seductive Speculation
The serpent is a master
at twisting the Scriptures in order to leave man’s righteousness
and ascendancy intact while leaving Christ on the cross, though praised
to the skies. And Kenneth Ham makes up things and says they are Scripture.
This Ham is definitely not kosher.
Ham makes the argument that Cain married his sister, a daughter
of Adam and Eve, that incest was fine in the beginning, and that there
would have been no biological complications. He argues Cain had no
other way of receiving a wife. This is the common doctrine of nominal
Christendom. However, it has no Scriptural basis. Indeed, the theory
is pure speculation and consequently anti-Scriptural, as all speculations
and opinions of men are.
Ham isn’t aware that Cain did indeed
have someone to marry – someone
of a breed that was very intelligent and persuasive, with a track
record early in the game to prove it. Cain, who was of the evil
one (1 John
3:12), married seed of the serpent, who was a man, though not a
son of God, not a “living soul” (Read The
Origin and Identity of Satan).
How can a living soul bring death, as the serpent
did to Adam and
Eve, who were living souls? And how can we expect a living soul
to lie, deceive, and call God a liar?
“Everyone hating his brother is a murderer. And you know that
no murderer has everlasting life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15 MKJV).
be a living soul is to be a child of God. To be a man is not to be
a living soul, not without the Spirit of God. Without the
of God, man is a beast (Psalm 73:22; 1 Corinthians 15:32).
The serpent, a man without the Spirit of God, couldn’t praise
or honor God. Being earthy, he could, by his nature, only oppose
the spiritual domain
and its King. His mission was to make the son of God lower
than he was, a slave to self, sin, and the world, deposing Adam, a
earth over him.
There is the earthly life of all creatures – microorganisms,
insects, mammals, reptiles, fishes, birds, and men, contrary
to the life from above of a son of God. There is a difference
in this world
between lesser beasts and subtle beasts, the most subtle being
men. And there is a difference between mere men (subtle beasts)
of God who are living souls and who name all the creatures,
including men, as Adam named them.
Ham isn’t a son of God.
He’s religious, as serpents
are well known to be. He knows God’s words, His acts, and
some of His ways, as serpents do, according to the Scriptures
However, the serpent’s smooth and familiar ways are contrary
to God, as Jesus said God had determined from the beginning:
“You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father
you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide
truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie,
he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John
Kenneth goes on to speak of Jesus Christ and His act of
salvation. The spirit of Ham’s words are fruit of the serpent,
who counterfeits. His words confirm what we say of him, and
of the serpent and his ways,
though only those with ears to hear and regenerate hearts
to perceive can appreciate the truth we speak. An excerpt
“This wonderful solution to the problem
of sin and death is beyond anything we finite humans could ever imagine.
God made another Adam!
in the person of Jesus Christ, the perfect sinless son
of God, came to earth to be a man born of a woman—a perfect man—man
as God intended man to be. Paul calls Christ the ‘last
Corinthians 15:45). The ‘God–man’ died
on the cross of Calvary and ‘became sin for us,’ and
then was raised from the dead, so that we might have a
new representative head. Only as we are united to him do
we have the gift
of eternal life with our Creator.”
make another Adam – He
is the Last Adam, the Lord from Heaven. Yes, He came as a man born
of woman, but this was
no creature taking on human form - it was the Creator Himself.
“Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was
manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed
among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory” (1
Timothy 3:16 ESV).
By overcoming death for us, the Lord God made the way, not for Him to
be a perpetual living sacrifice, but for us, in our mortal bodies, to
become living sacrifices to Him:
“I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which
is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world,
transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what
good and pleasing and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2 MKJV).
we take up the
cross and die, there is no union with Christ, and
therefore no salvation. Ham’s false gospel leaves out this
crucial necessity, making it Satan’s gospel, a counterfeit
of the true that leaves men in their sin and darkness. Satan comes
many true words and an appearance of godliness to deceive those whose
hearts aren’t after the Truth.
“And just think of what Jesus Christ has done for us. He became
a man (but is also God) and will remain a man, God and man in two distinct
natures, but one person, forever, so we will have a Savior.
wonderful message! What a wonderful Savior! What a blessed redeemer!
What a God of grace and mercy! Oh, how we should praise
for those of us who do love and trust and serve Him, we will praise
Him forever and ever.
This is why we send missionaries to the Australian
Aborigines, and the New Guinea natives. This is why we are commanded
gospel to ‘every creature.’ This is why we can talk
about our brothers and sisters in Christ. And this is why we
need to be able
to answer questions such as, ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’ without
speculating that God created any (non-existent) ‘other
that there were ‘soul-less humans’ at that time.”
aren’t saying the serpent didn’t have a soul,
though we say he didn’t have the Spirit of God. While Adam
was a living soul, having the life of God, the serpent was not
a living soul, not
having the spiritual life of God. Who can have fellowship with
God but someone with His Spirit? Adam had fellowship with God
succumbed to temptation. Having sinned, he became a dead soul,
as God had warned, fallen from His fellowship and now like the
In the quote above, notice the words highlighted
in the excerpt for this discussion - “every creature.” The
translations I have here vary: from “every creature” to “the
whole creation,” to “all the creation,” to “all
people,” to “to
everyone,” to “everyone in the world.”
If those words applied to fallen sons of God only (since Ham says, “Only
Adam and Eve’s descendants can be saved.”), why
the underlying Hebrew word, “formation”?: “G2937 from
G2936; original formation (properly the act; by implication the
or figuratively): -
creature, ordinance.” Why not “every man
I say it’s because those Scriptures speak of a variety
of creatures (men), and not just one kind. Cain had no problem
marrying a creature
from the beast’s (serpent’s) lineage. Why would he
have a problem with it? After all, the Bible says he was of the
evil one… that
is, of the beast/serpent, the man who took over the world from
Ham trashes the Gospel of Christ’s salvation
for all men, some
of whom he unwittingly classifies as “soul-less humans.” Ham
also promotes the self-righteous and diabolical doctrine of never-ending
torment for the “soul-less humans” (who can’t be
saved) and for all those who don’t receive Christ in this life.
On his site is published an article,
the author of which, Tim Challies, is another false teacher posted on
The Path of Truth.
And is Christ a man with a distinct nature apart from God?
“So as we now know no one according to flesh, but even if we have
known Christ according to flesh, yet now we no longer know Him
if any one is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have
passed away; behold, all things have become new. And all
things are of God…” (2 Corinthians 5:16-18 MKJV).
“I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world. Again
I leave the world and go to the Father” (John 16:28 MKJV).
is no distinction in nature whatsoever between God and Christ. “He
who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). But Ham has
the Lord Jesus Christ in the perpetual form of a sinner because he
worships sinful man, namely and firstly himself.
examine the spirit of Ham’s words. His “praise” is
typical Reform/Andrew Murray-spirited stuff. It’s empty and
pretentious, a common example of artificial piety, of anti-Christ “Christlikeness.”
is wonderful that God became our Savior, but Ham presents God’s
doings as though God, as a man like us, managed to do something
stupendously unselfish. Ham makes God in his own image, and knowing
marvels at what God decides and does, as if He were a man. Man
is man, altogether corrupt and incapable of righteousness in
the smallest matter,
while God is God, for Whom all things are possible.
As Jesus said, “With
men these things are impossible, but with God all things are
possible.” Ham presents the Lord
as a mere man who did the impossible.
Ham knows nothing other than the first Adam, and attributes godliness
to the powers of fallen man. Truly, is Kenneth Ham not doing something
similar to the serpent’s argument to Eve?
“And the serpent said to the woman, ‘You shall not surely
die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall
opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil’” (Genesis
Ham presumes to insure his way to Heaven by his pretentious
God? I’m praising You and confessing You before men! See
how good I am! You see it, don’t you? People, don’t
you see how holy and righteous I am? Surely, I’m among those
predestinated for Heaven.” I think Ham is actually fearful,
even if unconsciously so. Little does he know that the flesh profits
nothing. But flesh
Ham makes assumptions without Scriptural foundation.
He dismisses speculation while speculating himself. This is contradiction
it any wonder the Lord was angry with such, and still is? Truly,
sooner see someone cold as ice, yet real. The Lord certainly
Revelation 3:15-19 MKJV
(15) I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I
would that you were cold or hot.
(16) So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will vomit you out of My mouth.
(17) Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and
have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched
poor and blind and naked,
(18) I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so
that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be
that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint
your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
(19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be
zealous and repent.
Victor Hafichuk and Paul Cohen