So right away, you know not to trust it. No details are given, we are simply told that “a major study he commissioned by a respected researcher unveils for the first time in a scientific fashion the startling reasons behind statistics that show two-thirds of young people in evangelical churches will leave when they move into their 20s”. That’s actually a nice result from my perspective…so it’s too bad that I can’t believe what he claims.
Also, since it is Ken Ham, he knows exactly what the problem is and what we need to do to keep more kids in the faith.
The book explores a number of reasons for the findings, but Ham sees one overarching problem that is related to how churches and parents have taught youth to understand the Genesis account of creation.
Ham — who believes in a literal six-day creation that happened 6,000 to 10,000 years ago — says the church opened a door for the exodus of youth, beginning in the 19th century, when it began teaching that “the age of the Earth is not an issue as long as you trust in Jesus and believe in the resurrection and the Gospel accounts.”
I get it. His “study” is actually propaganda for his “museum”.