Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham recently talked to a Muslim reporter for an Asian news network, and their conversation eventually touched on the afterlife.
Curious, the reporter asked Ham if he would be going to hell because of his Islamic faith. Ham, who is also president of Christian attractions such as the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, did not mince words, telling the reporter that all those who are not born again through Jesus Christ are headed towards the wrong path.
Ham shared this incident in a post for Answers in Genesis. He said the interview with the reporter from Channel NewsAsia was held at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, where he was swamped with "aggressive questioning" concerning social issues such as 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 said.
As for his stance concerning gay marriage, Ham said the only thing he supports is the traditional definition of marriage. He said marriage should only be between one man and one woman, and those who accept same-sex marriage, despite its legalisation in America, are engaging in sin.
Ham expressed concern that the situation will worsen in the years to come. "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 said.
The Creationist said he talked to the reporter for "quite a while," and that their interview will be aired in the network 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 said.