Ken Ham, President of Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, recently spoke with a Muslim reporter for an Asian news network who asked Ham whether he is going to Hell because of his Islamic faith, to which Ham responded that all who are not born again are on the wrong path.
Ham said in an article for Answers in Genesis that the interview with the reporter from Channel NewsAsia took place at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, and that he faced some “aggressive questioning,” also on social issues like gay marriage and abortion.
“As a Muslim, the reporter wanted to know if I believed he was going to Hell. I answered by quoting Scripture and Jesus, who said: ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ (John 3:3),” Ham shared. “I explained that whether a person was a Baptist, Presbyterian, Hindu, Muslim, or so on, if a person was not born again, then that person will not be with the Lord but separated from Him in a place the Bible calls Hell. I was able to explain the Gospel in detail to him,” he added. The Young Earth Creationist, who supports the traditional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, also said that people accept same-sex marriage because of sin. “The more that generations are taught evolutionary ideas, the more they will doubt and disbelieve the Bible — and the more they will abandon Christian morality/doctrines,” he argued.
The Creation Museum president added that he and the reporter spoke for “quite a while,” and noted that the Channel NewsAsia report is scheduled to air sometime in 2017.
“The Lord certainly gives us some interesting opportunities to share the message of God’s Word and the Gospel to others,” Ham reflected.
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, was also recently asked to explain his belief regarding Muslims and Hell in an interview with the TV show “Good Morning Texas” last week.
Jeffress, who in the past has said Islam was “inspired by Satan,” said in his latest interview that “any false religion ultimately is a deception of Satan, to try and keep people from the only way to Heaven, which is through faith in Jesus Christ.”
He also said “there are very few who are going to Heaven,” given Jesus’ warnings about following the narrow path.
Ham has mostly focused on warning about the growing secularism in America, and has told Christians that it is their responsibility to share the Gospel with non-believers.
“Jesus tells us to ‘lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest’ (John 4:35). We should recognize that the growing numbers of secularists are a mission field with whom we have the responsibility and privilege of sharing the Gospel (Matthew 28:19),” Ham wrote back in June.
“Our hearts should break at their lost state, and we should be encouraged to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13–16) as we share the Good News of the message of Jesus Christ with a broken, hurting world,” he added.