We have recently received several inquiries as to why we would re-post any articles from the Dr. Dino ministry or even have any association with them in light of what happened with Dr. Kent Hovind.
I wish to take this opportunity to share with you why we have decided to associate with their ministry.
Shortly after the launch of Creation Revolution, I was asked to consider posting articles from Dr Dino. I was very hesitant as I had followed the ministry of Kent Hovind and the subsequent issues he had with the federal and state government. While I agreed with some of what he taught, I completely disagreed with his stance on paying taxes and submitting to the government authorities that God has placed over us.
But I was told that the ministry now being run by Kent’s son, Eric, had changed and corrected a number of those issues. Being like a Berean, I went to the source and had a very candid phone conversation with Eric Hovind that lasted nearly an hour. I was honest and open with Eric and expressed my concerns about his ministry and using any of their material. Eric assured me that he was not going to make the same mistakes that his father made. For example, it is now being run as a 501c3 non-profit ministry. He has taken the ministry in a whole new direction including changing the name to Creation Today in an effort to distance themselves from past issues. Their website has also been changed to CreationToday.org.
Eric challenged me to place the new ministry under my scrutiny before making a decision on whether or not to use them and their material. I did that and have to say that I was pleased with the progress and direction he has taken the ministry and as such, made the decision to use them as a resource.
Eric has hired Paul Taylor to work him to help him take Creation Today to that new level. I’m familiar with Paul and his work with the creation ministries in the United Kingdom and I fully believe that Paul will be a great asset to Eric and his ministry.
All of us have the freedom to like and dislike anybody and any ministry, but if you are basing your expressed opinion upon the old ministry and Eric’s father, I urge you take a second look at the ministry and if need be, contact Eric directly as I did. Be honest and candid with him as I was. Perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised and actually like the new ministry. If not, that is still your prerogative, but I would hope that you would be willing to give Eric and Creation Today a second chance and think about what Christ said in Mark 11:24-26:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
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