What is happening? I saw you in the news! July 25

July 25, 06

Trial by media

As most of the world now seems to know, due to the planned media blitz by the IRS, my wife and I were arrested 12 days ago in a highly publicized raid on the church ministry. The three “charges” against my wife and I are ludicrous as will be shown in the next few weeks but I have been advised by counsel not to discuss the case openly yet. There are, however, several things the world needs to know before rushing to judgment, condemning me as an evildoer or lawbreaker.

People who love truth need to know that the IRS has gone through other grand juries that saw the facts and refused to indict me so the IRS called a “secret” (I think the IRS calls it a ‘special’) grand jury just to get me. No witnesses were called for our side. Even when they got the “indictment” notice the IRS did not simply call me to come in or send a $.37 letter. No, they brought in a swat team to drag my sick wife out of bed and handcuffed her in her nightgown. They refused to let her get dressed, put on a robe or even go to the bathroom even though she begged for these simple courtesies. The agents rushed her and I into a squad car then into a freezing cell for 3 hrs! The fact that judges and local sheriffs and even juries blindly assist the IRS in breaking the law is no marvel since they fear the IRS’s Gestapo style tactics as well.

Since this is an active case, I cannot discuss it openly (even though I would love to share the truth and clear my name- that will come in the next few weeks) there are a few simple observations that should be made. It is great to know that God knows all and will protect and provide for His own! If He allows His children to suffer wrongfully or go to jail, like Joseph in Gen. 37, or even be killed, like millions of Christians over the centuries, it is great to know the final chapter of the Bible. I read it and we win!

If the charges are dropped or we win in court, will the media publish that? I have said for years that people who love God should cancel their subscription to the liberal paper and support missionaries with the money. Will the pastors and other Christians who have spread malicious rumors about me repent, apologize and undo the damages? Read James 3:5-8! Will God be angry with them as He was with Job’s “friends?” “My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.” Job 42:7. Will they send gifts like Jobs friends in verse 8 to the ministry to help repair the damage their unfounded gossip has done?

A few facts to consider about the IRS raid on our church on 7-13-06

  1. We are still going strong. The daily radio program continues to attract more listeners and Dinosaur Adventure Land is still flooded with visitors.
  2. There is a long standing joke that any attorney could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich!
  3. People get accused of things all the time, that doesn’t mean anything.
  4. The church ministry and my wife and I obey all laws about taxes as far as I can tell and that is what many lawyers and tax professionals who have examined our ministry have told me.
  5. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty; except by the IRS and some Christians.
  6. The IRS has taken all the church ministry donations for the year and called it Kent Hovind’s personal income. This is silly. Any church with 30+ staff will need a large operating budget. That does not mean it all belongs to the pastor as personal income!
  7. To charge a bookkeeper with wrongdoing for simply withdrawing money to pay normal ministry bills is silly.
  8. People who already know my wife and I well, will know we love God and his work and will not believe the liberal media.
  9. People who hate me because of my message exposing their stupid evolution religion will gloat over the IRS raid and assume I am guilty no matter what the truth is.
  10. It is interesting to me to see the atheists that could never stand up to me in a debate on the evolution topic are yelling the loudest over these unproven charges. I think they are cowards!
  11. I have said many times, “If you are taking lots of flack that proves you are over the target!” This recent flack just proves we are right on target in the message on creation and just strengthens my resolve to keep preaching.
  12. My philosophy of not wasting much time on critics, anti-Hovind web sites (or false charges) stems from the parable of the sower in Mt. 13 and Lk 8. The sower did not waste time shoeing the birds away. He just kept planting. While the birds eat 10 he can plant 1,000. Don’t waste time on the critics. God will be the final Judge!”
  13. 99.9999% of the world does not know or care about what happened so keep winning souls, don’t spread gossip or bear false witness against a brother and forget the birds.
  14. Read the book of Acts and see if it is normal for Christians to be treated this way.

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

More as I am allowed to share it later,

KH

50 Comments

  1. chris jason July 25, 2006 10:35 pm Reply

    Brother Kent,

    I sent Eric A long e-mail I hope he gives to you and Jo.
    I just want everyone reading this to know I stand Behind
    the Hovind family all the way!I know for a fact that Kent
    is a honest,strong,caring Christian and his only use for
    money is to win more souls for the Lord!!
    If the IRS wants to hear how a persons life can change
    by hearing brother Kents message,let me testify loudly
    and clearly to them,(in Christian love of course!)
    Kent,please always remember the people like me who
    are a new person in Christ because you boldly proclaim
    his message!!
    I will be praying for you,Jo and your family,

    Lord Bless and keep the faith,

    Your friend in Christ,

    Chris Jason

    http://www.christiancreationassociation.com

  2. Charity July 26, 2006 1:36 pm Reply

    Dear Brother Kent and Sister Jo,
    You are in my prayers and the prayers of my family. We have loved and admired you for such a long time. You live the Word of God in everything that you do and it shows. I was reading a news story the other day about illegals in this country and the billions of dollars the IRS has lost on them and it made me think how sad it is that they would go after a man of God and a true American, rather than go after blatant criminals. Our country has really gone downhill but even so, Come Quickly Oh Lord.
    Matthew 5:
    44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

    47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

    I want to lift your family up in prayer and I am putting you on my prayer list. You have been an inspiration in my life and I want you to know how important you and your family and ministry are to me and mine.

    Love in Christ,
    Charity

    http://freedomtoschool.proboards29.com/index.cgi

  3. A.J. Massar July 26, 2006 3:25 pm Reply

    Dear br. Hovind,

    A few passages out of the book of Acts,

    Ac 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God, and the prisoners heard them.
    —–
    35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, “Let those men go.”
    36 And the keeper of the prison told these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore depart and go in peace.”
    37 But Paul said unto them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison. And now do they thrust us out privily? Nay verily! Let them come themselves and fetch us out.”
    38 And the sergeants told these words unto the magistrates, and they feared when they heard that they were Romans.
    39 And they came and besought them and brought them out, and entreated them to depart out of the city.

    Our prayers are with you and your wife,

    The Lord Bless you,

    Ad Massar, Netherlands

  4. lastdaystruth July 28, 2006 6:36 am Reply

    MAN EVOLVED FROM DINOSAURS!

    It must be true, I read it in the Pensacola News Journal. I quote- “scientists who refute his belief that man did not evolve from dinosaurs but, rather, lived alongside them.” July 27 Michael Stewart. Is everybody that works for the devil a MORON? I think so! We are praying for you Dr. Hovind and trust that the Lord will vindicate the righteous.

    Scott

    http://lastdaystruth.com

  5. Geocentric Bob July 30, 2006 2:11 pm Reply

    Even Saul himself was too hardheaded to see the truth. In Persecuting Christians he failed to see the prophecy of Messiah the Prince and when Jesus should come by reading and believing Daniel 9:25. If Saul was there to see Jesus on the Mount of Olives he could have heard what we read in Luke 19:38-42. There could have been no other time for the Messiah the Prince to come, but here he was on his way to persist in his persecutions, when Jesus himself met him on his journey and rebuked him in Acts 26:14. Jesus said, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” and “I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.”

    Apply it here and you have unsaved people with power such as Saul to go about persecuting Jesus.

  6. KellyTheComputerGuy August 2, 2006 10:37 pm Reply

    Bro Kent,

    I pray that the Lord will see you and your family through these trying times. I back you completely and know all about how the government collects income taxes ilegally. I recommend Irwin Schiff’s book “The Federal Mafia, How the US Governement illegally collects income tax”, i’m sure youv’e read it.

    I wanted to let everyone now that I called DAL today and they said that they moved everything that was in the buildings out to large tents. I am driving 8 hours this weekend to go to DAL and wanted to make sure I could see all the indoor exhibits. I can’t wait to see Bro. Hovind’s seminars in Bonifay.

    Kelly The Computer Guy

  7. NoDeity August 3, 2006 2:41 am Reply

    As a market anarchist (a.k.a. anarcho-capitalist), I was prepared to offer support to Kent Hovind in this matter. After all, if it’s his property, then he should be allowed to do with it as he sees fit. However, according to the newspaper article in the Pensacola News Journal, Mr. Hovind claims that it’s God’s property. Well, if that is true, then it seems reasonable to me that Mr. Hovind should be required to produce proof of permission from God before he is allowed to do anything with property that is not his own. Can you produce a contract to that effect, Mr. Hovind?

    http://www.graveyardofthegods.com/forum/

  8. Tim August 3, 2006 2:19 pm Reply

    Bro Hovind,

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. I grew up in a Christian home and was saved at a young age, My dad is a Independent Fundamental Baptist Preacher. A number of years ago a homeschooling family that we were friends with gave us some of your videos on Creation, we were greatly impressed with them, and rescently we started a Thursday night Bible study at my dad’s Church, and we show your dvd Creation series. There isn’t really anyone that comes to Church regularly, due to the previous couple of pastors there might never be. Your series has been very helpful to us all in the area of not only what we believe, and why we believe it, but also what evidence there is to prove Creation.

    Our prayers are with you and your wife during this time of trial.
    Keep up the good work!

    In Christ,
    Tim Zechman
    Valley, Nebraska

  9. hevnbown August 3, 2006 8:39 pm Reply

    Dear Brother Kent…just wanted to let you know that you (& your loved ones) have been on our prayer list ever since we first got your DVD’s. Even my son has been praying for you since he was 4 or 5 (he’s now 6). I praise God for you & the work you do in HIS name. I pray that HE grant you victory in your battles that the name of Jesus would be continually lifted up by you through your ministry. If there is some way I can help otherwise, call me.

    Rev. Jeff Miller

  10. chester1 August 3, 2006 11:30 pm Reply

    God Bless you Kent Hovind. Those of us that know you know that you have done nothing wrong and knew it the instant we heard the news. I pray that this will work together for good, for all things work together for the good for those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose….as you are! You were the first person who shed light on how to defend my faith….God Bless you and your ministry. Those anit-Hovind sights and any anti-creation sites really are sad…all they know how to do is belittle people.
    Lisa

  11. trust August 4, 2006 7:06 pm Reply

    Hi Dr Kent Hovind and Jo,
    we have never met but I have watched your videos many times. I had been a christian for many years but those videos changed my life. I now share your videos with anyone who asks for them. I hope to meet you some day if you come to canada. I pray that god will be with you through your ordeal. May God bless you both
    trust canada.

  12. DanN August 4, 2006 9:38 pm Reply

    Bro. Hovind,

    It is so depressing to see how the corrupt powers are persuing you. Sadly, it is to be expected for those that speak for the Lord are never liked by the dark power of the world. You are in my families prayers as is your family and ministry. Thank you for the insiration you have give me. To all who are reading this, let this be an example that there is much work to be done. Let’s get the word out that God has a salvation plan and it is He who will judge the world.

  13. peaceful1 August 5, 2006 12:00 am Reply

    Dear Brother Hovind,

    What’s happening lately? Know that my family and I love you and are praying for you and your loved ones.
    Your radical example of leadership for CHRIST has inspired me…Thank you, may our LORD Bless you!
    I’m also praying to accomplish a vision of a DAL here in CA. I’ll need your expertise advise.

    Again, I thank GOD for your ministry and for all the things you do! Hang in there!
    I have sealed these words in my heart:
    “Obey GOD no matter what and leave the consequences to Him…no better place to be
    that in the center of GOD’s will…” -Pastor, Charles Stanley.

    Can relate to that?…Hopefully I’ve encouraged you as you have do so many times

  14. peaceful1 August 5, 2006 12:38 am Reply

    Dear Brother Hovind,

    What’s happening lately? Know that my family and I are praying for you and for your loved ones.
    I thank GOD and I thank you for your radical example of leadership for CHRIST. It inspires me
    to continue in the battle as well.

    I’m praying also to accomplish a vision of a DAL here in No.CA.
    We’ll need your expertise advise.
    Receive a big hug from us! We love you and care about you!
    Be encouraged! Blessings!

  15. A. Loewen August 5, 2006 4:18 pm Reply

    “Life is not a matter of having a good hand, its a matter of playing a poor hand well.” While I’m not a gambler I believe this to be true, it’s not what you do with a good situation that makes a difference. It’s what you do with a bad one that makes the difference. Hope this encourages you and have a good day!

    From and admirer.

  16. hevnbown August 5, 2006 6:44 pm Reply

    Hang in there Bro. Hovind….remember the servant of Elisha in 2Kings ch.6 where Elisha was surrounded by his enemies and his servant feared & told Elisha? And Elisha prayed the LORD to open his servants eyes & behold, his enemies were surrounded by horses & chariots of fire, more than his enemies. So you are surrounded by ministering angels sent from our Father above. Heavely Father, in JESUS NAME I pray, bless your servant Kent & his wife & loved ones & strengthen him physically, mentally, & spiritually for the path you laid before him to trod that he may bring honor & glory to your HOLY NAME.

    Bro. Jeff

  17. Russel August 6, 2006 7:11 pm Reply

    We praying for you down under. Hang in there.
    Sounds like America is heading towards our religious vilification laws, how sad.
    Brother Blanchard

  18. Chris August 7, 2006 1:04 am Reply

    Brother Hovind,

    I too am grieved in my heart to hear of your current situation with the IRS etc. I have been following your circumstances for some time now (off and on) and would like to know if there is more that I can do to assist you in these matters? I have had you in my prayers for some time now and I understand this to be the most important thing that I can do for you but is there more that I can do?

    I have wondered this many times in the past but to be honest with you, I have not wanted to get too involved for fear of persecution myself. I do not fear for myself really but I have a wife and three young children that I fear for. I fully realize the ill begotten authority of the IRS at this time. (There may be many like me.)

    Incidentally have you heard of and/or considered the Fair Tax Bill? (HR25) This will take care of all such cases, as yours and I believe it to be the answer to many of our woes. (Both to our Country and us as Christians.) Please do not consider this as a shameless political plug. It is certainly not intended as such.

    Anyway, may God bless you and yours and I continue to pray for an expedient and just conclusion for you and your family in this matter.

    Chris

    P.S.

    http://www.fairtax.org is a site for the bill I mentioned above.

    http://www.romeosathletics.com

  19. kstrydom August 8, 2006 4:42 am Reply

    Dr Hovind, I have battled for years trying to understand God’s love in light of popular science and history. I wondered if people struggled with the leeches the doctors of old prescribed for remedies!

    Your ministry has deepened my knowing God and I am so grateful to you and your family and team. My daughter and I went to a “Dinosaur Park” here in South Africa (where we live) recently and it was so much fun hearing her speak the truth around the lies on exhibit. She is so happy to know that God made these wonderful creatures for us to live alongside – and she wants to have a pet Triceratops in Heaven! She’s watched all your DVD’s and loves number 3 the most. She’d like to find Dinosaur bones for Jesus one day.

    We have missed out on your coming here this August as a result of the persecutions against you, but it has highlighted the need to keep you and the important work you do for our Lord in our prayers daily.

    Dr Hovind, as I continue my exploration of the world God has made and the history of His people, I feel set free that God is fully in control and His will WILL be done.

    There are many of us here who have been so blessed by your work.

    Much love to you and your wife.

    K

  20. AshleyLaraBryan August 8, 2006 10:12 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind, Jo, Family & the CSE Ministry:

    You are all lifted up in our prayers! We pray and hope that everyone is casting their fears upon our Mighty Saviour.

    Proverbs 29:25
    Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust in the LORD means safety.

    Jesus Christ WILL redeem you. HOSANNA!

    In Jesus Christ’s mighty Name – Amen!

    Thank you (from Australia) for your ministry and your kindness in NOT copyrighting your material. Because of this children get to hear the Lord’s message through you.

    yours in His service,

    Ashley, Lara & Bryan

  21. DrJoe August 8, 2006 4:18 pm Reply

    It has been a great privilege for our family to be personally acquainted with the Hovinds. We love and appreciate his ministry and have supported CSE for years. We abhor the tyrannical abuse and injustice that Dr. Kent, Jo and the entire CSE staff has endured. Our prayer is that truth would be vindicated and that God’s grace would abound to them now and in the days to come.
    In Christ’s love and care,
    Dr. Joe Sweet

  22. ksjim August 9, 2006 11:49 am Reply

    Bro Kent,

    My wife and I met you at DAL, in May, while on vacation. It is so sad to think of our government, who’s foundation was set upon Christian principles, has nothing better to do (e.g. look for terrorist and fight a war) than harass Christians simply trying to carry out the Great Commission! My family and many in our church family are praying for you during this time!

    Bro Jim

  23. Officer Ben August 9, 2006 2:17 pm Reply

    Keep fightin’ the good fight. I was told about this situation by a friend whom had bought into the bull. I immediately recognized this tactic of fishing for a grand jury to get an indictment, and was able to set here straight. These guys should be held accountable for these false accusations and character assassination. We’re prayin’ for ya’ll. Of coarse you know the Mainstream media won’t clear your name once these charges are proven false.

    http://none

  24. crazy1rue August 9, 2006 3:30 pm Reply

    I really admire your response to this whole pullava! (I think thats how you spell that word !)
    It is a sad day when innocent people are targeted by authorities in such a way. However as you said it, You are RIGHT ON TARGET !! I pray that God strengthens you in doing his work and that your ministry will power on. In fact may this bit of publicity not be detrimental but may it let more people know about your site so that they can visit it and find out THE TRUTH !!

    Take care !

  25. Lisawadlington August 9, 2006 5:39 pm Reply

    Dear Brother Hovind,

    I was sad to hear about the troubles you are faced with at this time. I had some trouble getting onto the BLOG (whatever that means) SMILE. A very nice man in your ministry set my password for me personally. I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    I don’t know quite how to go about this, but I would like to just tell you what your ministry means to me. Your program, the insight that you give, the things that you make people think about makes sense to me.

    I have had alot of time to reflect on my life, and I always believed in God, I have always believed that Jesus died for me on the cross. I did not know however that he died for my sins. I realized this after my youngest son died seven weeks shy of his seventeenth birthday.

    I had alot of questions but I never doubted GOD for even just one minute. When I had to make the decision to take my son off of life support, GOD was with me. It often irked me when people would come up to me and say that you’re so strong at his wake and at his funeral. If they only knew who held me up. I am just as weak as anyone, but with the living waters I was able to go on.

    My life has not been perfect and I am not a perfect person, but there is a perfect GOD and I see that when scientifically you can show me that my hope has not been in vain. God gave us all the proof of his existence. When I needed that proof you were there to further his cause and that cause is my salvation.

    My son died from a flu virus. He was healthy, he was strong, he died suddenly of an enlarged heart due to a flu virus, Officially Myocarditis. This tragedy took place in only 48 hours of him having the flu, it was not in the realm of possibilty for me to say the least.

    There is one thing however that comforts my heart. Less than two weeks before my son passed he asked me, ” Mom, tell me again what it’s going to be like in heaven.
    I told him as I had told him before that Heaven would be so wonderful that we could not imagine it. In my feeble attempt to explain heaven, I told him to imagine what a little inch worm would do if he came into our house. First of all he would not be able to see everything that we could see. He could not see all of the amenities nor appreciate them. Heaven is just something that you cannot explain. But anyway, he had a big smile on his face and ran back into his bedroom and I later found out after his funeral that he had been talking to his friends about God all this time. I didn’t know that he had so many friends, ( At that time his friends were just a nuisance to me. Teenagers and all. (Smile). But these were his true friends. I had one young lady that went to school with him say to me that whenever she had a problem that he would ask her, ” Did you pray about it”. MY sister told me, that a few months before he passed, he asked her, “how do you pray”. I did not know how to take that. I felt like maybe he was just asking how does she go about prayer.

    I feel Brother Hovind that I have gotten off track. What I really wanted to impart to you is this. I’m in Milwaukee, WI. My daughter introduced your ministry to me because she watched you on television. Through God and you efforts as a man of Gods true word we have become closer to the Lord. We have a personal relationship with him and your struggles are not in vain I hope that my words will give you and your family more strength, hope and love. God loves you, you have reached one of his children.

  26. TM August 10, 2006 3:42 am Reply

    Brother Kent,

    I thank Our Lord God for all of His gifts and one of them is your ministry. I personally watched your seminars many many times for recent years. From the first time I watched them I’ve found your seminars very helpful. They are great blessing for me personally and for people who love God with their heart, soul, mind and strength.

    I believe this knowledge must be brought in all nations. That’s why we are in the process of preparation your seven seminars for translation into Ukrainian language in order to spread them to libraries, universities, television, etc. around all nation of Ukraine.

    I wish and pray God bless you and your family
    and keep you out of any evil,

    Thanks God for you ministry!

    T.MOBIL, UKRAINE

  27. danzman August 10, 2006 6:48 am Reply

    Dear brother Hovind and family,

    Looks like they are trying hard to destroy your credibility. Be encouraged, the message is as indestructible as the One Who gave it to you. I pray that you might come out of this situation more determined and more influential.

    God has used you for His purpose in my life and as a result, I have the opportunity to share some of it on our church’s youth conference, starting this August 21, in front of some 250 youth. God bless you.

    Daniël, the Netherlands

  28. johndonnelly August 10, 2006 7:52 pm Reply

    Dr. Kent, I am amazed at your faith at this terrible time.Your wife handcuffed-that is totally despicable my friend. These people have no decorum ,no civil way of doing things. The basic human rights were not afforded you.I think of Paul here and his arrest when at least he could say he was a roman citizen! Even then the Roman officer respected him but in Escambia it is not like that.
    Have you the necessary resources if the case goes against you?
    Rest assured of my prayers in this whole wicked affair. Never mind the so called Baptists of your own ilk who seem to be heckling you.
    I wish you peace in the Lord Jesus at this hard time. Gice regards to your lovely wife

    John Donnelly (Th.D)
    Naas Ireland

  29. lootsd August 11, 2006 7:57 am Reply

    I believe in a young earth since 2000, but your videos meant so much to strengthen my believe. I was so exsited to see you in South Africa and realised exactly how ripe the harvest is in South Africa. It is quite a dissapointment that you’re not coming anymore, but I know this is just a feeble attempt by a despirate enemy to stop the Truth from reaching millions.

    Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I look forward to your eventual visit to South Africa. Your wonderfull message WILL be delivered by yourself in South Africa, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

    SHALOM

    http://lootsd.blogspot.com

  30. Markos August 13, 2006 11:46 am Reply

    Dr Hovind

    Satan is scared of you and all at CSE because you are standing against him and his plans. Satan hates you and will do all he can to crush all that you have done! But a true Chrisian does not fear Satan, such as you. Satan can do all he wants, God will be the ultimate judge. Keep fighting the battle and spread the truth. God bless all of you for your courage, love and hard work. My prayers are with you all. Jesus is coming soon!

    Markos Tofarides

  31. sebastian August 14, 2006 12:18 pm Reply

    Ken,

    I’m really sorry that tar and feathers are out of fashion. You’d *really* qualify!

    -seppo

  32. Starve_The_Beast August 16, 2006 11:14 pm Reply

    Dr. and Mrs. Dino,

    We are praying for your safety and quick release. I would also like to say that your IRS battle is not in vain. Until July 25th, I knew almost nothing about my Constitutional rights, and even less about the IRS. Since I heard about your arrest, I’ve studied tax information 24/7 and I can now say that I’ve drawn my own line in the sand – I will no longer fund the beast through illegal taxation.

    Words can’t express the positive effects your ministry has had on my life. All I can say is a heartfelt: Thank You.

    P.S. IRS Commissioner, learn from the Christian persecution in Sudan and China. The more you clamp down, the more people are willing to stand up for the Truth. By illegally arresting an honest American, you have caused many more honest Americans to investigate an issue they previously knew little about.

    Fellow Americans. If you have not done so, please support the Hovinds by educating yourself on the facts.

    1) Read the Constitution – focus on the taxation clauses
    2) Read the Bill of Rights – focus on the 4th/5th regarding paper privacy and not being a witness
    3) Go to the IRS website and type in the word “voluntary” into their search engine
    4) Go check out the We the People organization and Famguardian
    5) Start writing letters in support of the Hovinds to Congressmen, newspapers, everyone you know
    6) Pray, pray, and pray some more
    7) Keep reading and spreading the Word.

    Wes

  33. Paley August 17, 2006 10:43 am Reply

    Why do you act like you have been unjustly perecuted? You are a Christian man, yet you have forgotten one of the Ten Commandments ” Thou shalt not steal”. Stealing from the government is still theft. Withdrawing church money to pay your own bills is known as fraud. It’s simple. You can qoute scripture all you like, but the fact is, you have broken the law, and should pay for your sins.

  34. conway269 August 18, 2006 10:40 am Reply

    I found this web site while I was wondering around the net and it’s got alot of stuff on little known tax laws like sec 861 I think it would be very beneficial for you to read It’s pretty interesting, to bad I’m Canadian and can’t use any of this but you should be able to Dr. Hovind

    God Bless
    Cam/eph514

  35. baliset August 21, 2006 4:10 am Reply

    I find it difficult to believe that a blog by Kent Hovind would ONLY attract comments from supporters. Thus, I correctly conclude that comments are being censored to only portray one side. Are you brave and honest enough to permit critics to post, so long as they are civil and focused in their responses? I hope you are, and await the moderation of this post as proof of your good faith. Similarly, I will take the rejection of my (and other critical) posts as evidence of deception.

    http://baliset.blogspot.com

  36. ObadYahu August 21, 2006 6:53 am Reply

    Hi there

    My name is Victor and my wife’s is Chrisna. We are South African. We were looking forward to your visit to South Africa and the seminars you would have presented at His People Church in Cape Town.
    It was with great sadness that we learned about what happened (IRS, etc.). We would just like to extend a word of encouragement to you and your family. You are doing great work for YHWH’s kingdom. We really enjoyed your DVD seminars and will be buying your debates as well some time. A lot of the people in our “cell” group have learned that we have the facilities to copy the DVD’s and now they are “demanding” more and more copies for themselves and people they know! :)We believe we have your consent on this as you said it is free and has no copyright.

    So please keep doing what you are doing. It seems that it must be the right thing for you to get so much heat. Maybe one day we might have the opportunity/privelege to meet you.

    Shalom in Messiah
    Victor and Chrisna
    South Africa

  37. lukasaurus August 21, 2006 3:13 pm Reply

    Thank you for this Bro. Hovind.

    I or many people at my church in Sydney have not ever doubted your innocence. It’s great to see such a well written rebuttal that refuses to stoop to low tactics such as personal abuse. The same cannot be said about your critics unfortunately.

    Will be in prayer for you
    Luke
    http://forums.kjbchurch.com

  38. Stephen Norton August 21, 2006 4:42 pm Reply

    Brother Hovind-

    I appreciate your devotion to the cause. I’m rooting for you. Stand in there and fight!

    Stephen Norton

  39. jbaatjes August 22, 2006 4:30 pm Reply

    Dear Kent

    While we are sad that these actions have been instigated, we are sure that there will be a good outcome. You have our support and we are praying for you, regardless of the outcome. This exciting message of creation needs to be spread to the ends of the earth and that is surely being done over here in New Zealand.

    We are also praying for those who are persecuting you and as in Romans 12:14 we bless those who persecute us and do not curse them. We can take great courage from this chapter in Romans, expecially from verses
    17 to 21.
    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=52&chapter=12&version=31

    May God Bless and Keep you and your family

    John – Auckland, New Zealand

  40. bachman August 23, 2006 5:43 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    Keep fighting the good fight. I am at a Christian college which comprimised long ago about the age of the Earth, and you have been an encouragement to me. Here, your actions, views, and worldview would probably be labeled as “fundementalist” or “extreme.” Labels mean nothing, and I thank God for the work you have and are doing. The legal charges brought against you if anything proves what you have been saying all along about the IRS and other government institutions. I’ll pray for your family and use this as a conversation starter to maybe help people realize how far they have fallen. I hope you and your family take heart and start a precedent that other Christians can follow.

  41. kjbpatriot1611av August 26, 2006 5:10 pm Reply

    Bro. Hovind,
    I pray that the IRS and judges not prevail over you and your wife.
    Nazis are in charge again with their fourth Reich.
    Please take a listen to this audiofile: http://truthdefender.homeunix.com/~hutch/OhioSupremeCourtJudgeConference.mp3
    This is a real eye-opener and should be heard by all that want an insight into the judges and their mindset.
    This is a public/private meeting but you will have a hard time listening to them without a bucket next to you. It’s disturbing to know what these men and women think of us and the power they wield.
    God bless you and we’ll keep the prayers going upward.
    Dean

    http://truthdefender.homeunix.com/~hutch

  42. baliset August 29, 2006 5:20 am Reply

    Ah, I see. There are actually no comments from supporters (let alone critics) on this site. All the comments are written by “Dr” Hovind’s staff. Sorry for thinking you were a Christian, instead of a disgraceful coward who lies for personal gain.

    http://baliset.blogspot.com

  43. Belteshazzar September 5, 2006 8:25 am Reply

    PATIENCE:
    “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isa. 40:31

    PERSERVERENCE:
    “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
    -Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
    -For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    -And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
    -But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” II Timothy 4:1-4

    PRESERVATION:
    “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
    -The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:11-12

    POWER FROM ON HIGH:
    “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
    -Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
    -And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. II Cor. 10:4-6

    “oya, oya, waling, waling, wet ti el.” = “the enemy of mine enemy is my friend” -Ancient Mayan Dialect

    Look up! Lift up your heads! For your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 9:38

    Keep In The Word.

  44. jmarktinsley September 6, 2006 5:55 am Reply

    Dear Brother and Sister Hovind,

    Your teaching has made a big impact on my life. God has used you in the island of Cyprus. One of my friends was saved after he watched your seminar series and started asking questions. God did the rest. Many of my friends here who are still lost, have found answers (with the Lords help), after watching your tapes. I cannot understand why this is happening to you both, but I know that God is still on the throne and His eyes are upon you both. When I was 12 years old (I grew up on the mission field), I was playing on a hillside with some young friends, when a group of older boys came and started bullying us. I was scared of these thugs and I knew I couldnt beat them, but I looked beyond them and I saw my Dad standing about 200 feet away watching what was happening. I suddenly got really brave! I ran up and shoved the biggest one and I knew if things got out of hand, my Dad would come rescue me. Who does that remind you of? Brother and Sister, Ive never met you, but I love you both in the Lord and across the miles, on a tiny island, there is someone praying to a Holy God for victory in this fiery trial.

    Rev. Mark Tinsley Limassol, Cyprus http://www.cbm-odbc.org

    http://www.cbm-odbc.org

  45. AaronM September 15, 2006 12:46 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,

    You are truly above reproach.

    God Bless

  46. jacques zietsman September 21, 2006 5:36 am Reply

    Hi dr.Hovind and family.Here in south africa we are quite blissfully unaware of the trails that you have been facing lately unfortunately.I was only recently introduced to your materials by a family member.I am a believer but i never knew how dinosaurs and the bible fitted in together until about a week ago.I usually avoided the subject alltogheter as i believed that there was not really enouch evidence to prove that dinos really existed.(BOY WAS I WRONG).Thank you for your persistence and courage to come out in the open and challeng the false teachings of the world.Do not fear for God is with you and His rod and staf will lead you and protect you. just as in psalm 23.i have already started spreading your materials that i have to others and i believe that the good that you have done far outweighs the bad publicity that you might be getting now.The scoffers will swallow their words and their tongues if they know the God that is standing in front of you protecting you.The bible says the rocks will cry out if no one else will bear His praises.
    It will be futile for them to try and silence you.Its not about you its about God.Shame on them for thinking they are above Gods rule. Praying for you and your fam.keep us posted when you can.Lots of love jacques

  47. geedad8 January 8, 2007 2:57 pm Reply

    i am looking for the site where Kent is sending his updates from jail.

  48. John November 7, 2009 12:18 am Reply

    I believe the federal government thinks they can scare every American into what they want, their agenda! Irs is nothing but stealing money from honest Christians!! Down with bad laws! We the People make up the Government!!!

  49. Chuck Kent November 28, 2009 11:51 pm Reply

    Dear Kent, and family, I and our small church have been so blessed by your very clear presentations of the truth of creation…and, your lucid exposure of the mindless pawns of atheism. In fact, I wonder if that is the reason behind this satanic interruption in your lives, and ministry? The world will put up with it’s own better than with those who so convincingly challenge their agenda. May I make the comparison of Jesus whom the Pharisees murdered because of their impure hearts?! The truth sets only pure hearted people free, and many of those involved with atheistic evolution are not pure hearted…thus, they cannot “see God!” Those with pure hearts are those who defect from Satan’s program. The clearer Jesus made the truth of who He really was, the angrier Satan’s agents became!

    We are going to rview some of your CDs in Sunday School starting tomorrow, and I was hoping for a recent report of how you are doing, and what’s going on with you. Our prayers are with you brother, and all of your family and friends. Blessings, Chuck

  50. Jon Kuhn May 23, 2012 6:09 am Reply

    Dear Dr Kent.

    You have been a blessing to me through your ministry. I live in Estcourt, Natal, South Africa and my wife and I are pastoring a small church with my dad and mom in-law who planted the work in 1982.

    I have appreciated your DVD’s so much as they have made the Word of God become alive to me. I have duplicated them and handed them to others who have come to Christ through your ministry.

    I know that God is going to turn your situation around. If you ever come to South Africa, I would love to meet you personally.

    Blessings, Jon

    http://www.mccmidlands.co.za

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