Young earth creationist Ken Ham lashed out at televangelist Pat Robertson over his claim earlier this week that someone has to be "deaf, dumb and blind" to believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, accusing Robertson of compromising "the Word of God."
"Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church -- people like Robertson compromise the Word of God with the pagan ideas of fallible men!," Ham wrote on his Facebook page. "Pat Robertson is not upholding the Word of God with his ridiculous statements -- he is undermining the authority of the Word. And any attack on the WORD is an attack on the person of Jesus Christ, who IS THE WORD!"
Ham, who runs Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry that takes the Bible's Genesis account of creation literally, broke down the comments Robertson made on CBN's "The 700 Club" earlier this week in a point-by-point analysis.
Creation Museum head Ken Ham speaks during a debate on evolution with TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye, not shown, at the Creation Museum Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Petersburg, Ky. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Stone)
In addition to accusing Roberson of expressing "his utter ignorance of science," Ham wrote that the televangelist "makes Christianity look silly."
But Ham took particular exception to Robertson's claim that there is no way that the Earth could have possibly come to fruition in such a short time span.
"Really Pat Robertson? You mean there is no way God, the infinite Creator, could not have created the universe in six days just six thousand years ago?," Ham rhetorically asked. "God could have created everything in six seconds if He wanted [to]! And it's not a matter of what you think anyway -- it's a matter of what God has clearly told us in His infallible WORD!"
As TheBlaze previously reported, Robertson unleashed his critiques on young earth creationists Tuesday, saying that they are mistaken in their views about the age of the planet.
“The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence, it just doesn’t, I’m sorry,” Robertson said.
He added, "I think what we’re looking at is that there was a point of time after the Earth was created, after these things were done, after the universe was formed, after the asteroid hit the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs -- after that, there was a point of time that there was a particular human being that God touched -- and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of."
Watch Robertson's comments below:
(H/T: Christian Post)