About a week before Christmas as a man walked down the street, he noticed a sign in a store window that said, “Merry Xmas!” Being an algebra teacher, he walked in, found the store owner and said, “Excuse me, sir. Is there some sort of prize for the one who can solve the equation?”

With knitted eyebrows, the owner gave the teacher a puzzled look and asked, “What equation are you talking about, sir?”

The teacher replied, “Why, the one in 12-inch letters in your front window.”

The store owner looked at the window like a calf lookin’ at a new gate.

The teacher continued, “Your sign says, ‘Merry Xmas.’ I teach algebra. I can solve the X for you. It’s Jesus! Andrew told his brother Peter about Jesus when he said, ‘We have found the Messiah which is, being interpreted, the Christ.’ It’s pretty simple, sir. Jesus Christ is what is missing on your window. Is He missing from your heart, too?”

Eyes wide open, the store keeper looked like he had seen a ghost. Finally, he lowered his head and softly said, “Yes, I’m afraid he is. I wish I could find him.”

The teacher reached in his pocket and pulled out a New Testament. In a matter of minutes the algebra teacher led the man to Jesus.

The store owner said, “I think I’ll get some soap and water and fix that sign right now! Thanks for helping me find the answer to the equation. It is easy to solve now that I think about it. Jesus has been missing from my life for a long time. Thanks for stopping.”

How about you? Is Jesus missing from your life? Is He missing from the life of someone in your family or your neighbor? Have you led ANYONE to Jesus this year? We are about out-a-year, ya know. Let’s find somebody soon. If ya can’t get a big one, then get a little one. Somebody is HOPING that somebody will care enough to tell them.

Psalm 142:4 “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”

Merry CHRISTmas!
Kent Hovind


  1. Allen Clark December 21, 2012 4:17 pm Reply

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!! Thank you so much for what you do. God Bless you!!

  2. Kent December 21, 2012 4:45 pm Reply

    Thanks Hovind, I have never wonder why you say X-mas, but I see that they wanted to take Christ away and replace it with gift and santa.

    Thanks for a great story and a reminder.

  3. Tanya December 21, 2012 4:48 pm Reply

    Very true and He is in my heart, Christmas would not be the same without Him. Have a Merry Christmas Mr. Hovind. God bless you from Tanya

  4. Donald Aye December 21, 2012 7:34 pm Reply

    Our prayers to you and yours, your imprisonment weighs on us here. If there is a possibility in these circumstances to have a Merry Christmas, it is our wish for you and your family. Many future blessings, may God grant your freedom very soon, we love you Kent Hovind!

  5. BAS December 21, 2012 8:06 pm Reply

    Christ-Mass is a reference to the blasphemous Roman Catholic Mass. Christ-Mass just like the pre-trib rapture is not in the Bible. In 350 AD Pope Julius I declared December 25 the official date and in 529 AD Emperor Justinian declared Christmas a civic holiday. Should Christians obey the Pope? I think not brother Hovind.

    2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    the 25th of December is a Pagan Un-holy-day that the Roman cult Christianized. And while I’m here I may as well correct you on your futurist interpretation of the book of Revelation. The Pope is the man of sin/Antichrist and his number is 666. VICARIUS FILII DEI the title for the Pope when you calculate the value in Roman numerals it comes to 666. THE LITERAL MEANING: VICARIUS – substituting for, or in place of FILII – means son DEI – means GOD. The Pope says that he is in the Place of God on earth and that he can forgive sin. He is the Antichrist!!!!!!!

    I think we agree that the Catholic religion is Antichrist so why look to the future for what futurist call THE Antichrist. Dispensationalist theology again is the answer. You have seen through the pre-trib rapture, now you just have to see through futurism, which hides the true identity of the true Antichrist. Futurism is a Jesuit doctrine and a product of the counter reformation.

    Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    Come out of who? Rome brother Hovind, Mystery Babylon is Rome and Christmas is a Mystery Babylon Un-Holy day. Come out of her brother.

    Peace be unto you

    • O. Ryan Faust December 27, 2012 5:03 pm Reply

      Nice post, BAS. A little intense, perhaps, but all factual. I’m sure Dr. Hovind is aware of the issues you brought up.

      It would be nice if Christ’s people abandoned the pagan idea that Yahushua (Jesus isn’t his real name) was born on Dec 25th. I have, but many (including my own wife) cling to “Christmas” just out of tradition.

      I like to think of the winter holiday as an American holiday no different than Holloween. It’s got Santa Clause, reindeer, elves and an entire myth surrounding it. The spiced cider, hot chocolate & cookies and having the family over for gift-giving is nice too.

      Maybe we should start saying “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas” since associating Christ with it is an error that shouldn’t be perpetuated.

      I wonder if sincere, born-again, on fire Christians will ever celebrate Messiah’s birth in September; when he was ACTUALLY born.

      There’s so much our Lord will set straight at his return.

      Until then, we are to be a reflection of his love. That is the light that will bear fruit unto his kingdom to those living in darkness.

    • Lidiya December 29, 2012 10:38 am Reply

      I don’t agree with you that the pope is antichrist because read Rev. 13 (also carefully. in verses 11-18 in Rev. it talks about “another beast” which is antichrist’s helper, who in the other parts is described as the false prophet (like in Rev. 19: 19-20).
      He fits in more for the description of the pope, I think. The false prophet will be the spiritual leader of the world, while the antichrist will be the political leader. the satan, of course, will be their boss (Dan. 8: 24-“…but NOT by his own power…”and Rev.13:4-“…they worshipped the DRAGON which gave power unto the beast…”).
      Plus, I think that it doesn’t matter much when we celebrate Jesus’ birth. I’m Ukranian and we call this day another name- in Ukraine, of course (and the name has nothing to do with the pope), and we celebrate it on Jan. 7th. But it says in the Bible:Rom.14:5-6-“one man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it…. ” So don’t go into detail. If you don’t want to have a good time on Christmas, than no one makes you, but the Bible gives you no right to judge your Brother. I think it doesn’t make us more holy if we make a big deal out of smth small. Really, God gave us much more important themes to think about than to argue about when and if we should celebrate Christmas. You think you guys that do not celebrate this holiday get salvation for this and we who celebrate it, don’t? c’mon get real! Don’t be as the pharisees were (Mat. 23: 23-33),who “strained at a gnat”(ver.24) because you can read what Jesus thought about them. Sorry for jumpin’ at you but next time first read the Bible then use it to prove smth wrong. I can think a lot about stuff but if the Bible says the opposite, then I’m wrong,huh?

    • Darrell January 7, 2013 10:01 pm Reply

      Amen to that! It has been 30 years since I celebrated the pagan mess. It is good to hear of others who see the need to come out from among them and be separate! God bless you!

    • Kathy January 13, 2013 4:19 am Reply

      I totally agree with you BAS ! !

    • Lex January 25, 2013 7:38 pm Reply

      More like peace be with you BAS. Most fully fledged Christians know that 25 December is a pagan holiday, come on! Peace be with you because your message is very sharp and aggressive. Watchman Nee says that we should have a spirit of gentleness. not to mention that according to the bible, the fruits of the Holy Spirit are peace and joy.

      Considering all that Kent Hovind has done for the Kingdom, and the fact that you seem angry about Catholicism; I take Kent’s side. All he did was write a message about how a man saw a soul won, and how the name Christ was removed from the term Christ-mas. And you felt compelled to totally rip into somebody who is probably more qualified than Bill Gates, has maybe preached more sermons than Charles Spurgeon, has seen as many souls won as Billy Graham, has raised and nurtured children, seen them married off and have grand children, not to mention built a whole adventure theme park all in the name of Jesus.

      I tell you something BAS, I bet Kent prayed for you after reading your message. I’ll pray for you too right after I’ve finished typing this. And by the way, a whole number of things in the west are Romanized, should I not celebrate my birthday in June simply because that month is named after some roman emperor? should I discredit the system of time that we have in terms of AD and BC, was this system not set up by the Romans?

      To be honest, I did go through a phase of not having a Christmas tree pal because of some one like you who slammed everything about Christmas! But ya know what, I got a Christmas tree the following year because I’m not a pagan, and I don’t plan to become a pagan any time soon.

      I love Christmas, The songs, the presents, the family time, the food!….. If you think the Pope is the anti-christ then you could be right, you could be wrong, but whatever the case, don’t let him steel your joy! your whole tone was wrong. If you thought our man Kent was deceived then you should have told him in love. As if he doesn’t know that the 25 December is a pagan holiday pal.

      Anyway, I pray that this message helps you, and I pray that you have a fruitful and peaceful life, following Christ Jesus, Gods Holy anointed Son. I’m not sure if you have ever said the sinners prayer/ the prayer of salvation (not trying to patronize you), but seriously, just in case you haven’t, John Chapter 3 verse 3 says: “You will not see the kingdom of heaven unless you are born again” and Romans 10:9 says ” confess with your mouth, Jesus Christ is Lord, and believe in your heart god raised him from the dead, you will be saved”


      Lord Jesus, I know that I have sinned
      Please for give me of my sins
      I believe that you died and rose again for my sins
      I turn away from my sin today
      Come in to my life, be the lord of my life

      May God bless you BAS,


      west yorkshire

  6. Tracey Byle December 21, 2012 9:05 pm Reply

    Merry Christmas Dr Hovand through your creation teaching we saw unchurched friends come to faith in Christ. We look forward to the day we can all celebrate together – you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers over the holidays.

  7. mac Fourie December 21, 2012 11:08 pm Reply

    Dear Pastor, thank u for what u and your family do for the Holy Trinity. Your father opened my eyes to the Word. I’m just sad that I do not have any of your literature and CDs, except for one extremely damaged and very old CD of your father as a young man, for have no income for the past couple off years. Whites are not readily employed where we live. Well I Pray that we meet in heaven. On your arrival please ask for me, I will do likewise. Maranatha. your humble South African friend. Jesus bless u all!!


  8. Jenya December 22, 2012 8:03 am Reply

    Thank you for this great reminder!
    I’m continually praying for you. I wish I could come and visit you one day. After all, God has brought you so close to Montreal…
    Have a blessed Christmas, my friend!

  9. Yuri December 22, 2012 10:20 am Reply

    Thank you Kent. I hope that the more I hear your new sermon of creation. Merry CHRISTmas

  10. Debbie F December 22, 2012 11:59 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind, your videos are SO helpful! May God use your life right where you are at present, & free you ASAP, yet in CHRIST we ARE INDEED FREE!Praying!

  11. Sam Andrews December 23, 2012 5:59 pm Reply

    Thank you for your message. When are we going to see you debating again? I miss them so much…..!
    I love your debates you are the only one I listen to because you get right to the point.
    What is the latest on your release? and when you get out, are you going to be doing more debates?
    Hope you and your family have a great Chritmas, we are praying for your early release.
    Take care Mr Hovind

  12. Mariusz K. December 24, 2012 4:44 am Reply

    Hello Mr. Hovind,
    God bless you for you’re work you’ve done, but now I have a question, not about Christmas, but I don’t know where else should I put it.
    My question is about the conditions before the flood, because as far as I now you think there was a canopy of water above the atmosphere. But the increased pressure and higher temperature would make this climate extremely difficult for cooling the organisms bodies, for example human. The same thing is today in tropical jungles. The air there is hot and wet, and this makes difficult for sweat to evaporate. Therefore, it is very hard to cool the body and many says that such environment is simply cruel. I don’t know what to think about it then.

  13. Pastor Terrell King December 24, 2012 8:27 am Reply

    God bless you brother Kent!

    Very encouraging. I will be out on the streets this Christmas week to give the answer to the equation to as many people as possible. No doubt I will again be using some of the incredible things I have learnt from your seminars over the years.

    We continue to pray for your release Peter-style,
    Pastor Terrell and family, London

  14. Thomas Matos December 24, 2012 9:31 am Reply

    I enjoy your videos. Your work has been a blessing. However, it perplexes all of us as to how you can support a pagan holiday and place our Messiah in a festival he was never a part of to begin with. It is an abomination to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel.
    Jer 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
    Jer 10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
    Jer 10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
    Jer 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
    Our prayers are with you, brother.

    • Lidiya December 29, 2012 11:01 am Reply

      Thomas Matos, I’m not Kent, but I think I know the answer to your arguement.
      Just read Rom. 13:5-6. Also have in mind that Jeremiah was the prophet for Israel, although we use his prophesies for us today. But there he was warning Israel NOT to go after strange gods of this world and not to use occoult like some witchcrafters use to predict different stuff. This has NOTHING to do with Christmas or any other holiday.First of all, Jeremiah lived long before Jesus was born. Secondly,as I said, I don’t find a word that says “Christmas”or smth about it in those verses. If you read the Bible you can find a lot of holidays God commanded Jacob’s children to celebrate, like the Passover in honor for God’s miraculous rescue from the Egypt’s slavery. So why can’t christians celebrate the day when the Father sent His Only Begotten Son to our earth to save the world from everlasting death? (John 3:16)

    • Diane Wilson January 4, 2013 10:21 pm Reply

      It doesn’t perplex “all of us”. I fully understand that it is a pagan holiday. However, I don’t feel convicted for putting up a Christmas tree and sharing time with my family. Why do other “Christians” have to tear down or judge someone for something they feel no conviction over? Honest truth if God told me to never put up a tree again I would. Christ wasn’t even born in December. We celebrate Christ every day. One day where the house is decorated and gifts are given is not hell and damnation. just sayin’

    • Chloe January 7, 2013 8:30 pm Reply

      Hi Thomas,
      I understand where you are coming from, because we also believe that Christmas (along with many other “Christian festivals”) are NOT Christian festivities. It is true that they are pagan and that the Bible warns against some of the practices that Christmas promotes, etc, and for this reason many families, along with ours, choose not to celebrate the 25th Dec. I know someone who wrote a big article on it and sent it out to hundreds of people.
      However, I recently began to realise that if we pick on small matters such as Christmas, instead of focusing on heart issues such as salvation and whether or not we are having a relationship with Christ, we can miss the whole point. What if the guy who led that shop-owner to the Lord had stood on Christmas as you do? He probably would have given the whole shop window a wide berth, or else tried to stay off the subject of Christmas! The fact is, Thomas, that the Algebra teacher who celebrated Christmas led an empty soul to the saving knowledge of Christ, and you didn’t.
      The man who I mentioned before who wrote a whole article on Christmas and posted it out to everyone has lost his whole ministry’s point. By honing in on a topic that is not “important” (in the fact that it will not effect whether or not you get to heaven), he has lost the audience of hundreds of people who he may have been able to lead to good doctrine or Christ Himself, simply because he tried to hit the wood, and not the nail.
      So although I agree with you, I would encourage you to see what is eternally important. You may choose not to celebrate Christmas, which isn’t a bad decision, but what spirit are you doing it in? Are you judgemental of other people because of it? And are you effectually leading lost souls to Christ?
      For example, we all know that for a man to have long hair is clearly against Bible teaching (“It is a shame for a man to have long hair”) but… Hudson Taylor grew a piggy tail so that he could win the lost Chinese to Christ! Was it more important that he remain a good “Englishman” with short hair and have a ministry that produced no “fruit”, or was it more important that he become “like” the Chinese, to some extent, so that he could more effectually win them to Christ? I’m not sure of the complexities of this argument (ie, so how did he eventually teach them not to have long hair?) but I do know that God took care of all of that later on. The fact is that Taylor had a fruitful ministry and was able to lead many Chinese to Christ because he forsook his English ways and became like the people he learned to love for and work with. You’ll notice that this same style of missionary work running through Mary Slessor, Amy Carmichael and others caused their missions to be successful too. Missionaries who tried to make the people become like them, instead of adapting themselves to be like the people, often lost their cause and certainly didn’t see the fruits that others like Hudson Taylor did. So it is all worth some reconsideration.
      I myself only began to reconsider it recently. It doesn’t mean that you should start to celebrate Christmas… it just means that you should focus more on leading people to Christ rather than things that are menial in eternity.
      My thoughts, anyway! :)

    • Kathy January 13, 2013 4:21 am Reply

      I wonder the same thing!

  15. Lincoln December 24, 2012 10:34 am Reply

    How r u kent??

  16. Jesse December 24, 2012 7:10 pm Reply

    Hey Kent,

    Merry Christmas, I just wanted to send a quick comment of best wishes and just let you know that we are going to share your seminars with some Spanish speaker this season which they are quite excited about because they were unaware that there is a scientific understanding of creation.

    I hope that you are doing well. God bless.

  17. Berislav Curic December 25, 2012 6:55 pm Reply

    Merry Christmas! Sretan Bozic!

    I have one good news (I’ll make it short), my brother (36) who had terrible problems with his eyes and vision for he last few years finally took my advice and underwent to an oxygen therapy in hyperbaric chamber. The results are spectacular for now, we don’t know if that’s going to last or if it’s just a temporary improvement, but after all the expert doctors who were on his case gave up on his condition (yes, we consulted many doctors from different parts of the world) we are happy to see a real and major improvement – from 10-20% vision up to let’s say 80% :)

    Thank you brother Hovind for your assistance in connecting strings of knowledge, and God bless us everyone!

    Berislav Curic, Croatia

  18. josey December 26, 2012 2:59 pm Reply

    God Bless Doctor Hovind, God is still using you!

  19. Lori December 27, 2012 5:09 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind, greetings to you. Through the years I have prayed for you and watched your progress. I am sorry for all your troubles thqt you have endured. I remember how your tapes helped teach so many about God’s handy work and I am grateful for your teaching. I just wanted you to know you really impacted alot of people in my life personally so I have taken your troubles to heart and wont stop asking for justice. If the enemy realized the impact you have on the lost in prison, you would have be out on day one. God bless you abundantly and may you go home to your family sooner than expected. Merry Christmas to you sir.

  20. Lidiya December 27, 2012 5:42 am Reply

    Hello! This story is funny! Really, why do people put the X ? It is as if they lost smth. Merry Christmas to u too, Brother Hovind! I’ve sent u a long snail-letter. When you get it let me know, OK?

  21. Roger from Norway December 27, 2012 12:57 pm Reply

    And a happy new year to you brother Hovind :) Rejoice! Dont worry about the surroundings! God has got you covered with His Grace ;)

  22. Chris December 27, 2012 11:16 pm Reply

    Merry CHRISTmas Kent, I really hope you are released soon. But if not, know that God has you there for a reason. You have done so much already for the people out here, your videos have brought knowledge and understanding to so many who otherwise would not have got it! God bless you and your ministry.

    I would also say that for all his faults, Eric is doing a great job with his Creation Today show, he has had a great teacher!

  23. Divan December 28, 2012 12:58 pm Reply

    Hello,dr.hovind I am 16 years old and I am from south africa.I am sitting at my aunt and am watching one of your 7-day seminar dvd’s (the age of the earth) for probably the 50th time I love your work and hope you get out soon…Divan

  24. Scott Scheule December 30, 2012 10:45 am Reply

    For the record, from Wikipedia’s list of common misconceptions:

    “Xmas” is not a secular plan to “take the Christ out of Christmas.” “The usual suggestion is that ‘Xmas’ is … an attempt by the ungodly to x-out Jesus and banish religion from the holiday.” However, X stands for the Greek letter Chi, the starting letter of ???????, or “Christ” in Greek. The use of the word “Xmas” can be traced to the year 1021 when “monks in Great Britain…used the X while transcribing classical manuscripts into Old English” in place of “Christ”. The Oxford English Dictionary’s “first recorded use of ‘Xmas’ for ‘Christmas’ dates back to 1551.” Paul Brians adds, “so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts.”

  25. Jones and Marjanne van ,t hul January 1, 2013 2:01 pm Reply

    Dear brother Kent ,
    Psalm 35, THE last 3 verses., Gods grace is over your life!,
    We pray that you Willl full of His love and joy and peace.
    Much love From Holland

  26. Bart January 2, 2013 3:36 am Reply

    Thanks and greatings from Holland (Rotterdam)

  27. Reese January 3, 2013 10:35 am Reply

    Dear Brother Kent,
    I hope many will read this entire note and that whomsoever will allow The Lord to minister by His Spirit to the reader.

    I may not have done anything that would land me in prison, but when we do something that displeases The Lord, we pay a penalty for that sin. But forgiveness is the heart beat of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Brother Kent The Lord has truly blessed you with an insight in the lie of evolution and to Him be all the Glory and Praise. I see you have a large following and if you will allow me to explain the lie behind christmas. Did you know that 97% of all christains believe in the doctrine of christmas and that it is a pagan ritual. If any who reads this note, by the mercies of God do a search for yourselves and you brother Kent should do the same and with the many that look to you, well here is another area you can reach and bless many to be in right standing with our Lord and be set free form this masive lie of the wicked one.
    A search on the origin of christmas will lead you to the truth and the truth will set many free. Note: This lie of christmas was pass down from the spirit of Saturnalia around the 4th century.
    I beseech you brother Kent and those who read this note for your sake, that you may be found spotless at His coming. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into all truth and be careful when the time comes that when we stand before our Righteous Judge that we can not say we were not warned. People of God we are in a time that we need to seek The Lord in so many other areas that we the body have fallen into many lies that are in the “church”. If you hear His voice harden not your heart against the truth once you have been illuminated.

    It has been years since we have watched your videos and my family was truly blessed. I am sure many don’t understand when we do something wrong knowing Christ and the price we have to pay for that mistake or (sin). But we serve a God who gave us His son Jesus to forgive us when we repent of any wrong doing we do. But in His forgiveness we learn not to go down that path again as long as we seek Him with our whole heart.
    May The Lord lead us and may we give The Lord a way into our hearts so that we truly can walk as one in the Holy Spirit who is here to “giude us into all Truth”.
    We must open our hearts and walk with Him in all truth regardless of what other say in the Body. Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for WIDE is the GATE, and BROAD is the WAY, that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go IN thereat: (14) BECAUSE STRAIT IS THE GATE, AND NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW ARE THEY THAT FIND IT.
    ….”Today if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your heart”….
    In His service

  28. Joy January 3, 2013 11:14 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Kent Hovind:
    You are a blessing to me and my family. We are praying for you. I praise God for raising you up in these last days. Thank you for speaking God’s truth. I know that it is costing you a lot, but remember; God will never leave you nor forsake you. May the LORD continue to use you wherever you go? And may the LORD return you to your home very soon. This is my prayer.

  29. Maia Singhmor January 4, 2013 2:01 pm Reply

    Hello Dr. Hovind!
    My family met you in Anchorage Alaska quite some time ago. You have been a part of our family for years through your seminars as we used them for our home school science. We can’t wait for your release, it will be a happy day in our house! So thankful for what you have taught us… I was brought up without God and believed Darwinism growing up… while making the conversion in faith, it was the most incredible thing to share my faith with my two sons and have so much science and information to back it up. They actually fell asleep to your seminars for years when they were younger. They are more grounded than I could have ever hoped at 15 and 16 years old. Part of that is thanks to you! God Bless your ministry… I know His timing is everything… Keep the Faith.

  30. Trevor January 4, 2013 3:54 pm Reply

    If at all possible I pray for your freedom Mr. Hovind. I think with God, since anything is possible, you can have your cake and eat it too. Meaning, you can be both physically free, and still serve God’s purposes. I hope you get restored to you whatever loss, even if you think it is minor, I do not pretend to know what you think, your lack of freedom has cost you.

    And I ask for your forgiveness if any part of my letter has brought pain to you.

    I don’t know how, but I understand how sometimes being imprisoned just reading something can stir so many memories, thoughts, and emotions, so that’s why I ask forgiveness, and because mercy is precious.

  31. Nathaniel Jackson January 6, 2013 8:23 pm Reply

    Dear Brother, You wouldn’t believe the blessing your work have brought to us here…all the way in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago to be precise. May God continue to strengthen you as your persecution for his cause continue. your reward is in heaven my brother…as hard as it may be…please bear these trials with pride knowing that they come because you bear the badge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We love you tremendously…may God bless and strengthen you and continue to use you for his purpose.

  32. Greg Moore January 7, 2013 6:49 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind, Are you allowed visitors? We are not too far from Berlin.

  33. Chloe January 7, 2013 7:24 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind, thank you so much for everything that you have done for Christians and Atheists alike all over the world. Actually, as I am typing this, my family and I are all watching/listening to one of your seminars! Before we were given a copy of your older seminars (thanks to your “right to copy” policy) we never knew what to think about dinosaurs. Your seminars not only showed us where dinosaurs came into the Bible, but also strengthened our faith in Creation and armed us with the knowledge of what is wrong with Evolution and how we can combat their false theories. May the Lord bless you and strengthen you, as you have done for us.

  34. Rosalind Babb January 7, 2013 11:24 pm Reply

    Dear Dr.Hovind,
    If I could, I would wrap my arms around you and tell you how proud I am to be a believer just like you.I would tell you that I am encouraged by your strength of faith.Bless you and your family with abundant life. You have done much outside the prison but much more inside. God YHWH knows best. Reunion soon Father I pray, for this godly man.

  35. SCOTT STROUD January 8, 2013 5:49 pm Reply

    What do you now about this video on youtube( People claim it’s yours and that your ministry been hijacked what do you say on this matter.
    And I quote “Watch a new trailer from KENT HOVIND’S first film (AFTER THE TRIBULATION) since he’s been in Prison. Paul Taylor and Creation Science Evangelism want to hide this film from it’s viewers. Please help us spread the word about this film! Kent Hovind’s ministry has been hijacked! This film is powerful and there scared this extremely important message will get out! ” What Do you think is my question?

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) April 5, 2013 2:00 pm Reply

      This is not a production of the ministry.

  36. SCOTT STROUD January 8, 2013 5:59 pm Reply

    here is some more verses in the KJV 1 Thessalonians 5:9
    King James Version (KJV)
    9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ

    Proof #1: Revelation 19:11-21 doesn’t mention a resurrection.
    The rapture is a resurrection of those “in Christ” (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Isn’t it a little bit odd that in Rev. 19:11-21, which is the clearest picture of the second coming of Christ, there is no mention of a resurrection? The rapture will be the biggest event since the resurrection of Jesus where hundreds of millions of Christians will be resurrected and translated, yet there isn’t any mention here. Don’t you think it deserves at least one verse? The rapture isn’t mentioned because it doesn’t happen at the second coming.

    Proof #2: Zechariah 14:1-15 doesn’t mention a resurrection.
    This is an Old Testament picture of Jesus returning to earth at the second coming. Again, no mention of a resurrection.

    Proof #3: Two different pictures are painted.
    In the Old Testament, there were two different pictures painted of the Messiah—one suffering (Isa. 53:2-10, Ps. 22:6-8, 11-18) and one reigning as King (Ps. 2:6-12, Zech. 14:9,16). As we look back on these scriptures, we see they predicted two separate comings of the Messiah—the 1st coming as a suffering Messiah and the 2nd coming (still future) as a reigning King.

    In the New Testament, we have another picture added. Again, we have two pictures painted which don’t look the same. These two different descriptions of Jesus’ coming point to two separate events we call “the rapture” and “the second coming.”

    Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day.
    Concerning the return of Jesus, the Bible presents a day we can’t know and a day we can know. Matthew 25:13 says Jesus will return at an unknown time, while Revelation 12:6 says the Jews will have to wait 1,260 days for the Lord to return. The 1,260 days begins when the Antichrist stands in the Temple and declares himself to be God (Matt. 24:15-21, 2 Thess. 2:4) This event will take place at the mid-point of the seven year Tribulation (Dan 9:27). The Antichrist has authority to rule for 42 months, which is 1,260 days (Rev. 13:4) and will be destroyed by Jesus at His second coming (Rev. 19:20, 2 Thess. 2:8). The known and unknown days must happen at different times, meaning they are two separate events.

    Proof #5: A door open in heaven (Revelation 4:1).
    The door in heaven is opened to let John into heaven. We believe John’s call into heaven is prophetic of the Church being caught up at the rapture (see proof #6). In Revelation 19:11, heaven is opened again, this time to let the armies which are already in heaven out. This is the Church, which has been raptured at a previous time, following Jesus out of heaven at the second coming.

    Proof #6: “Come up here.” (Revelation 4:1).
    A voice called for the apostle John to “Come up here,” and immediately he was in heaven. This could be a prophetic reference to the rapture of the Church. The words “Come up here” are spoken to the two witnesses who are killed in the middle of the Tribulation, who are resurrected and ascend into heaven (Rev. 11:12). Therefore, the phrase “Come up here” could mean the Church is raptured in Rev. 4:1. The word “Church” is mentioned 22 times in Rev. 1-3, but is not mentioned again until Rev. 22:17.

    **Proof #7: The 24 elders have their crowns.
    After John is called up into heaven, he sees the 24 elders with their crowns (Rev. 4:4-10). We know that Christians will receive their rewards (crowns) at the rapture (2 Tim. 4:8, 1 Pet. 5:4). We will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous (Luke 14:14). The elders couldn’t receive their crowns unless the resurrection (rapture) has taken place.

    Proof #8 Holy ones are already with Jesus in heaven (Zech. 14:5, Rev. 19:14).
    The armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, follow Jesus out of heaven at His second coming (Rev. 19:14, Zech. 14:5, Col. 3:4). These are not angels because Rev. 19:8 tells us the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. In order to come out of heaven we first have to go in, indicating a previous rapture.

    Proof #9: Kept from the hour of testing (Rev. 3:10).
    Revelation 3:10 says we will be kept out of the hour of testing which will come upon the whole earth (the Tribulation). Some have wrongly believed “keep” means to keep through, or protect through the Tribulation. Suppose you approach a high voltage area with a sign that says, “Keep Out.” Does that mean you can enter and be protected? No, it means you are forbidden from entering the area. But this verse also says He will keep us from the hour of testing. It is not just the testing, but the time period. If a student is excused from a test, he still may have to sit in the class while others take the test. But if he is excused from the hour of testing, he can go home. The Church will be called home before the hour of testing.

    Proof #10: Angels don’t resurrect people when they gather them for judgment.
    When the angels are sent forth to gather the elect at the second coming (Matt. 24:29-31), some have wrongly interpreted this as the rapture. There is one huge problem with this interpretation. If we are resurrected at this time, why would we need angels to gather us? In the resurrection, we will be like the angels (Matt. 22:30), able to travel in the air at will. Obviously, these people who are gathered are not resurrected, therefore it can’t be the rapture. No one would claim the wicked are raptured at this time, yet Matthew 13:39-41, 49 says the angels will not only gather the elect, but also the wicked. This gathering is not a resurrection.

    Proof #11: Both wicked and righteous both can’t be taken first.
    First Thessalonians 4:13-17 says the righteous are taken and the wicked are left behind. Matthew 13:30, 49 says the wicked are taken first and righteous are left behind. This points to two separate events, the rapture and the second coming.

    Proof #12: Jesus returns from the wedding.
    When Jesus returns to earth at the second coming, He will return from a wedding (Luke 12:36). At the rapture, Jesus is married to His bride, the Church. After the wedding, He will return to earth.

    Proof #13: Jesus will receive us to Himself, not us to receive Him (John 14:2-3).
    Jesus said He would prepare a place for the Church in heaven, then He would come again to receive us to Himself. Why would Jesus prepare a place for us in heaven and then not take us there? At the rapture, He will come to receive us to Himself, “that where I am (heaven), there you may be also.” If the rapture occurred at the same time as the second coming, we would go up to the clouds and then immediately come back to earth. That would contradict John 14:2-3.

    Proof #14: The one who restrains is taken out of the way.
    In 2 Thess. 2:6-7, Paul says “the one who restrains will be taken out of the way” before the Antichrist can be revealed. We believe this refers to the rapture because the Church is clearly the biggest obstacle to the Antichrist becoming a world ruler.

    Proof #15: The separation of the sheep and goats (Matt. 25:31-46).
    If the rapture occurred at the second coming, why would the sheep and the goats need to be separated immediately after the second coming? A rapture at the second coming would have already separated the sheep and the goats. With a Pre-Tribulation rapture, the people saved after the rapture will need to be separated after the second coming.

    Proof #16: Who will populate the Millennium?
    If the rapture occurs at the second coming and the wicked are cast into hell at that time, who will be left to populate the millennium? Only people in their natural (non-resurrected) bodies will be able to have children (Matt. 22:30). With a Pre-Tribulation rapture, the people saved after the rapture who are alive at the second coming will populate the earth during the Millennium

  37. SCOTT STROUD January 8, 2013 6:33 pm Reply

    KJV 1 Thessalonians 5:9
    9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ
    Revelation 6:17 (KJV)
    17 For the great day of his wrath is come and who shall be able to stand?

  38. Celeste January 13, 2013 8:51 pm Reply

    We watched one of your first DVDs tonight at church. It still preaches, Sir! Thank you for your ministry! Please know that we will be praying for you this year.

  39. ben cubberley January 14, 2013 2:51 am Reply

    Kent I pray for you regularly. You may not remember but you singed my bible when I was around 8 years old. Slowly I became a wicked person and fell away from God. Sex, drugs, rock and roll became all consuming to me. But even in my agnostic times it was your words of wisdom that always made me KNOW that that world view is false and destructive. I’m not a perfect person now, but I LOVE to show your videos to my evolutionist friends and I truly thank you for the positive influence you have had in my life over these 20 plus years. Id love to meet you again and have you sign my bible again as you are truly the most influential evangelist I have ever heard speak. God bless you and your mission.

  40. Samuel Melton January 14, 2013 9:47 am Reply

    I am a veteran from western Ky. My wife and I watched your seminars, all of them, finally. I felt as if the whole time I was just using a wet stone on my mental sword. Thanks so much for citing your work and having such a great attention to detail. God has blessed you with such great gifts, it’s no wonder the government of these United States of America, is scared of the words that proceed from your mouth.

    I look forward to standing with angels on that day. When we ride down on Satan and his followers. I only hope to catch a glimpse of Satan as he bows his knee and his tongue confesses what his heart once knew.

    Amongst evolution, I believe also the gov’s decision to strip us of a resourceful crop (hemp) is also agenda fitting. Lowering self sustainability as well as stripping a super food!

    Your brother in Christ,

  41. frank w January 14, 2013 4:30 pm Reply

    mr hovind your teaching has been used by God so much in my family and myself and friends life,i wish i could be your bunky boy i would be lovin it,we always think about you and watch the dvd’s and tell people to check them out,i called chuck smith’s daily radio show asking about you,he said how much he loves you! we all do sir and cant wait for your soon release. frank w

  42. Coen January 15, 2013 5:40 am Reply

    Hello Dr. Hovind

    Thank you for your works and aspecialy the seminars. I copy them for over 7 years now and share torrents on the net. They helped me a lot finding thruth. The Lord brough us the sword and i learned for over 4 years ago to pray luke 14;25 and doing so all days for al those years. I am rock solid in the Lord Jesus Chist and i see in the day and in the night so to speak. I am not fallen!

  43. Coen Deckwitz January 23, 2013 11:15 am Reply

    Hello Kent Hovind,

    I know this is totally off toppick but i like to share this with you.

    The biggest enemy you have is you! people are there own enemy in there behavior and there actions ans there desicions, in worst case you can fall in this fallen world. with or without Yeshua haMashiach. But Lucas 14;25 says set yourself aside. set your worst enemy aside i read or in most translatations hate yourself only then can you become a true follower of Yeshua haMashiach. and olso wen you are fallen as an christian, G-d uses fallen men to preach his word, how do you make tasteless salt tastefull again lucas 14;34 referring to set yourself aside. It works and does miricles. i bring it in my prayers every day for over 4 years now. i am poor and weak and i see that the satan is in the chruch but Yeshua haMashiach says you think you are poor but you are ritch and you think you are weak but you are strong. wen i pray for someone who attacks me i pray in complete love for that individual and miricles happen.

    Kind Regrads,
    God Bless and peace be upon you,

  44. Ericson Michel January 28, 2013 11:19 am Reply


    I’m from Brazil and i’m watching your videos!!! Come to Brazil please! How can this be possible? Please contact via e-mail.

  45. joe January 29, 2013 2:49 am Reply

    praying for you my brother

  46. Chris January 29, 2013 6:33 am Reply

    Hello Dr. Hovind!
    We’re still praying for you from Greenland and hope to hear you teach and preach in person one day!
    Guutip Pilluaqqulisit! (God Bless You)

  47. Dennis Butcher January 29, 2013 8:31 pm Reply

    Kent, I can’t express enough what your teachings have done for our family. It has changed my son’s life and we watch your CSE sessions whenever we get together. We continue to pray for your safety and hopefully an early release. May God bless you and your family always.

    In His name,

    Dennis Butcher
    Calimesa, CA.

  48. Lidiya February 3, 2013 2:33 pm Reply

    Hello, whoever can answer for Brother Kent Hovind.
    I would like to know if he got my letter or not and if i can send him another letter i have already written… I live way over the ocean in Ukraine and am anxious to know if he got the snail-letter i have sent him for Christmas and how long it took the letter to get to Mr.Hovind. I will be grateful if i got this information. You can write on my e-mail [email protected]

    • Lidiya February 18, 2013 10:17 am Reply

      Ok i got the letter from Mr. Hovind this Friday and i am Very excited about it!

  49. Eric N February 6, 2013 10:25 pm Reply

    Hope you’re doing well man. Thanks for the countless debate videos.

  50. Reason February 12, 2013 4:23 am Reply

    You know that in 0-33 CE, during the life of Jesus and for many years afterward, the inhabitants of the part of the world where Jesus live spoke Greek. In Greek, Christ is spelled with an X. So X, and Xmas were used because the early Christians used Greek and were persecuted, so you’d see things like Xmas used to worship under the radar. You guys need to get educated at a real university or college, and then apply the same academic standards to what you write in order for people who are really educated to not raise the bullshit flag and discount everything you say. Peer review and publication may be painful, but if your work survives the cut, it is solid.

  51. Devolution February 17, 2013 8:46 am Reply

    I was saved in 2001 at a Kent Hovind seminar in Monroeville Alabama. It was at New Life Church and School. I sat un-spellbound through the whole thing, I mean I literally felt like I were waking from a dream.
    That was the effect of hearing nothing but Truth for two hours. However at the end of those two hours I was still not convinced that Evolution was not true because of ” Carbon Dating”. Elemental dating methods were supposed to be undeniable proof that millions of years really happened at all. Dr. Hovind had not mentioned carbon dating the whole time so I was determined to talk with him after the service. I found him at the table where his DVDs were and asked him my question. He gave me a mini seminar on dating methods and that sealed it. I no longer had any intellecual excuses for not believing in God and His Christ.
    From that day I was a Kent Hovind fan and devoured every thing he put out. I went to Jay Florida to see him a couple of years later and debated paper airplane design. Then later I went to Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola Florida. He was there that day acting as tour guide for a class of second graders. I asked a few questions when I would think of one and I showed him a couple of my paper plane designs. That was just before ” They” thew him in prison. Some time later I went to Gonzales Florida to see one of Erik Hovinds seminars and got into a disscusion about Fallen Angels and Nephellim.
    I am glade there will not be a pre-tribe rapture as that will alow time for Brother Hovind to be released and I will get to talk with him again.
    Pray for the Saints. Douglas

  52. Jake Strickland February 18, 2013 8:06 pm Reply

    HI Dr. Hovind. I hope you’re doing ok. How about an update on your current situation. We haven’t seen any news since before Christmas. Hope everything is alright with you and your family. -Jake

  53. Angus February 20, 2013 5:02 am Reply

    Dear Ken,
    It was through your videos that I became a young earth creationist. A friend and I were so obsessed with your videos we would study them constantly and I would prepare for days pages and pages of answers for anyone who disagreed with me. Once we even called you by phone from Australia just to hear your encouraging words.
    For nearly a decade I sought to correct anyone who I felt under the false idol of evolution.

    Then something happened.

    About 5 years ago I was reading Genesis 1 for what must’ve been the thousandth time even though I had committed it to memory. The first verses started screaming at me

    ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    I began to shake, I realized my idol was your work an I had let it cloud what God might be trying to tell me. Gen 1 is concerned with our perspective, it is not a science book but an appeal to man which he created to know him and know eternal life. It is God making the first move on our broken relationship.

    My chains had fallen off, I don’t know if evolution is any sort if reasonable explanation of origin. What I do know however is young earth creationism is a misuse of Gen 1. Wherever YEC finds its origin I’m quite sure it isn’t Gen 1.

    Later I discovered your incarceration for failure to rend to Ceaser. The sort of money I could only dream of in my humble situation.

    Goodbye Ken, when you’re out my friend (now studying at LaTrobe to become a science teacher) and I will give you another call.

    Angus Olsen

  54. Lars February 22, 2013 5:32 pm Reply

    Mr Hovind
    I miss You
    Thanks to Jesus,
    through you,
    Im saved.
    May the Lord Bless You


  55. Anthony February 27, 2013 2:17 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I am a huge fan of yours and I just graduated from St. Norbert college in De Pere, WI with a bachelor of arts in history. I am 22 now, and I was fortunate that my family and every school I have been to taught me to love God and follow him. I hope to go get my masters in theology at Franciscan University in Ohio. You have inspired me to make presentations to my peers about the lies of evolution and the NWO. I hope to win their souls over to Christ soon, but the deception runs too deep for many I fear. They truly scoff at God’s word and they have deep hatred for Christianity and Christians. I feel like I am in a prison, and I’m not even locked up like you. The whole world is turning against the loyal Christians, and we need you more than ever. It’s almost like they planned to put you away at this urgent time, just so we wouldnt have you helping us when the end of time approaches. I am persecuted on a daily basis by my own friends about my belief in God. I fear for the souls of many during this dark, godless period of history. Much love Dr. Hovind, you are truly an inspiration to every Christian. The tribulation draws nigh.

  56. christel March 3, 2013 6:38 am Reply

    Hi. I’ve been watching your videos the last couple days. Your ideas are very much like mine. Just so you know, the 3bible something website won’t let me watch anything, and the drdino link won’t let me watch more than about 10 mins. of the videos on a few subjects. Exodus, and 2 more. I watched all day yesterday and today, so I don’t remember the names. And I love science. I’ve always thought evolutionists made a much longer time than what was required for the geological changes. Love your work. Only a couple things you’ve said are open to genuine controversy. Of course I haven’t seen all the videos yet. If you can fix that, I’d love to see them and if I still have more questions, I’ll contact you. I wish I could donate, but I could use some donations myself. This shack will fall on us soon. We have to build a new house. Write me back if you wish. If not, I don’t care. :) love you in belief would be nice to know you actually got this though.

  57. Dale March 6, 2013 4:47 pm Reply

    You may not remember me, Dr. Hovind.
    Back in the late 70’s you were sent by God himself to be a Science Teacher, then my Principle, and more than anything one of Gods most effective Role Models to me as I learned many, many, MANY wonderful truths from you as a kid. I OFTEN think back on those times of learning with GREAT fondness.
    No question about it, God has put His perfect Spirit on you and nurtures you EVERY day.
    Be encouraged!!! He is taking care of EVERYTHING!!!
    I can’t wait to see you some day again.

    Jesus is our ROCK!
    Dale P.

    p.s. – There were THREE “Dales” in those day’s at school. My brother, Doug, looked a lot like me.

  58. Coen March 9, 2013 9:06 am Reply

    Hello Kent,

    I continue to pray for your release from prison.

    I found another text where Jesus says to hate yourself like in Lucas 14;26. In John 12;25 The Lord says: “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal”.
    I pray this now for over 5 to 6 years every day with speaking words.
    I have got a couple of friend and my mother and a Rabbi who do these hars words from the Lord also.
    My pastor where i go to church, the Potters house, admits the Lord loves me and that he can’t do his tricks with me and that i am with knowledge of his deeds and i tell him often that i do not want to fall in his ways of sin and that that is not by my strength but because of the prayers that i am tasteful for the Lord and that he doesn’t spit me out and trows me in an unclean place, so that i do the sin in witch my pastor wants me to join in with him so my pastor gets power over me. you see that this is another way of looking onto the sin of where Christians are involved in. I don’t know exactly what Christians do, but i have seen a change in caracter and behavior and success and a form of defeat and anger and i see that there spiritual walk comes to an halt and that thy have invluance on people outside of the church and that does people are angry with the people in the church.
    What happens when i pray the way i pray is not that everything is roses and sunshine, but you get tasteful for the Lord again and you can walk on his narrow path again and go to the small door. Not because we can but because He makes is possible.
    I have got a daily prayer what i pray every day and what helps for me on my website It is in my Dutch language but maybe you can translate is with google translate if you are interested.

    I just want to share this with you because i thank you for all the work you have done for the lord with all the video’s you made on creation and evolution.
    It made me grow in my first years of being a Christian.

    You can rejoice in the Lord for all the work you have done for Him and His Kingdom.

    God Bless you and peace be upon you Kent Hovind

    Kind Regards,

  59. Xenia March 20, 2013 7:53 am Reply

    Thank you very much… I am from Russia, but I saw your vedeos several times. You are a very good man, who help me to save my soul. God bless you… ?????? ??? ???????!

  60. Troy Bowman March 20, 2013 3:27 pm Reply

    Kent – I ordered the DVD Creation Seminar series. I have enjoyed watching your show on cable and I am excited to dive into your DVD series. Keep strong in the faith and God Bless!

  61. Reinder van Til March 21, 2013 11:21 pm Reply

    Hmm, you better watch Doc Marquis on Youtube to find out all about christmas.

  62. Zacharias March 24, 2013 3:27 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Kent Hovind!

    I have watched Your videos in Youtube and I’ve got impressed very much about them. To me it was a shock and sorrowing to hear that You’re in prison. The sentence sounds surprisingly hard. Difficult to connect this with Your presentations in internet and especially with the encouraging letters from the prison You write and post here (thank You very much about them, too). I watched also the video in which one christian was got a letter from You (and red it to us), and also prayed for You. There You told the hard condotions there, and this made me worried about Your situation.

    I wish You strength and light from Jesus Christ there! I have prayed and i will pray for you. I hope You will be released asap.

    Blessings, strenght and hope for You!!!

  63. Bert Javond March 27, 2013 1:47 pm Reply

    No news for so long…
    Please update.
    Praying for you.

  64. Lani Niederecker March 31, 2013 8:40 am Reply

    God bless you Mister Hovind. Is there anything we can do to help you?? My church is very active and I’d like to put them to work helping you in your situation. We pray hard for you!! HAPPY EASTER!! Love from Texas

  65. Melissa Bryant April 4, 2013 2:32 am Reply

    Thanks Kent, for not losing heart over being imprisoned.

    I sent you shells (while my family were missionaries in Scotland) for Dinosaur Adventure Land. We came back to America at the end of 2005 and, unfortunately, I haven’t done much Bible research since.

    I know the underlying reason you were imprisoned was because you proved that evolution was an atheist religion. So many teachers 1st amendment rights were stolen from them over this.

    I only hope you were able to remove your things from DAL before it was confiscated. I pray God will use you more to shine a light on wickedness in high places.

    God bless the truth!

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