Updates

If you have ever seen the Wizard of Oz movie you will remember the feeling you felt when it was revealed that the “great wizard” was just a little man behind the curtain pulling some levers. We will all be shocked judgment day when we see how puny Satan really is. Isaiah talks about this. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14

We praise God for many souls saved during the last few months! We get letters and emails nearly every day from people who were saved watching the DVD’s or videos about creation. The legal battles continue with the court date set for Oct. 17 and the motion to travel to be ruled on soon.  While the time home has been nice for me and the family I would rather be out preaching.  Satan means it for evil but God always uses things for good. [See Genesis 50:20] God is the master at taking everything Satan does and getting glory for Himself out of it. Satan never figures it out. He is a loser in the end. He is just a little man behind the curtain trying to make himself look huge and powerful. Fear God not the man behind the curtain.

Dinosaur Adventure Land (DAL) continues to have lots of visitors Thursday-Saturday and we continue to look for a campground to use for Camp Creation. Home school classes start this Wednesday also. It is not too late to sign up.

The radio program continues to attract listeners from all over the world M-F 4:30-6 pm on drdino.com. Please tell your lost friends to listen in. We have had several get saved live on the program and many saved after getting their questions about evolution answered from God’s Word. Contact Richard at truthradio.com if you want to advertise on the program and help spread the gospel.

Bible quiz day is September 23 at DAL. First quiz at 3 pm and a quiz on Genesis 1-11 at 4 pm. Come visit!

Alan Johnson spent the week translating more slides into Spanish. We hope to have parts 1-5 available soon.

More later.

KH

Sorry!

I’m new at this blog stuff and did not realize that there were over 70 comments in que waiting for me to do something with them.  I will try to watch this better.  There is a newsletter coming out soon to update all on the latest here at CSE.  I will post it here as well in case you don’t receive our free newsletter.  Kent Hovind

August 18, quick CSE updates

August 18, 2006

It’s a boy! Well, he is not here yet but due to modern technology (which has nothing to do with evolution) Eric and Tanya Hovind discovered yesterday that child #3 for them is a boy. After having two wonderful girls, Stephanie, soon to be 4 and Angie age 2 ½ this was exciting news for Eric and Tanya. This one will bring the total to 5 grandkids for Jo and I. All live within 100 yards and come see “grandpa” and “granny Jo” every day. What a joy! We enjoyed raising our three but this grandpa stuff is much better!

Dinosaur Adventure Land continues to have visitors every day even with school starting back last week. Our DAL home school classes begin in a few weeks so stop by the bookstore and sign up if you want to come.

Construction and remodeling will begin in a few weeks on “Camp Creation” in Ellisville, Mississippi. Call Dan Vallis, 850-479-3466 ext. 123 if you want to help. He will need painters, framers, finish carpenters, yard workers, trail blazers to clear nature trails and general grunt workers anytime over the next few months. Bring your family and stay in the dorms for a few days if you like.

Other news, the court date over the IRS battle has been moved to Oct. 17 now so keep praying please. Costs of defending ourselves against these bogus charges have been astronomical! Thank you to those who have donated to the “legal defense fund.” You can call in a credit card donation or donate on line.

Eric continues to travel and preach but nearly all my September meetings have been cancelled so if you know of any church, school or group in northern Florida that would be interested in having a creation seminar on short notice please call Marlissa at ext. 113. I must confess though that after traveling hard for 17 years the stay at home break has been great! I am getting things done on the honey do list and seeing more of my wife and family than I have in a long time.

The CSE 101-104 series has been, and continues to be, a blessing to thousands since it was taped in 1999 but now, after months of delay and technical problems, college class CS 201 is finally nearing completion. This new series has much more information to help those wanting to be better prepared to defend their faith against those who believe in evolution. Watch the web site for scores of other new products as well.

We also need a full time web master to come join the ministry team.  Call Glenda at ext 110 for an application.

All for now,

Kent Hovind

Creation Camp

We have located a camp in Mississippi that is ready to use (after some fixing) and for sale now.  We are going to assist a sister ministry get it and get started ASAP.  We need about $50,000 now and about the same amount over the next 6 months to get everything ready.  Our ministry will be hosting Creation Boot Camp there as well as scores of week long creation camps in the future.  We will also be putting hundreds of our duplicate museum items there on loan to help them get a Creation Museum and Creation Book Store started.  If you would like to help with artifacts or help financially in this outreach for the Lord send donations to our ministry and mark it “Creation Camp.”

The time left to serve the Lord is growing short!  It is time to pull out the stops and give our all for Christ’s kingdom!

In Christ,

Kent Hovind

Design the bus

Thanks for all the great ideas sunbmitted for the bus.  The judges have narrowed it down to about 6 designs but would like to extend the time to get new ideas to add to the mix.  Please send in your ideas to Glenda@drdino.com.  We will probably not spend the money on the bus until the political storm blows over in a few months so there is still time to get your ideas in.

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

Help us design the bus!

Design the Bus competition! Three weeks only!

Wanna help spread the gospel and earn a great prize at the same time?

Last year a friend of the ministry donated an awesome motor home to the ministry for us to travel to meetings in. (There are 12 of us in it now as we travel home from preaching in Peoria) We have really enjoyed traveling to meetings and being able to take family or staff with us but…… the bus paint job seems a little plain and does not advertise for the Lord or our ministry as we travel so…. We are looking for a cool paint scheme idea.

If you have artistic talents or just good ideas, you can help. We would like the design to be bright, crisp, sharp, jump out and grab your attention, involve all four sides of the bus yet each needs to “stand alone”, and include a creation theme with dinosaurs and/or Noah’s ark and people, modern or biblical type dress, interacting together, our DAL logo and our web site. We are not 60’s Hippies but still love bright colors. One option is to use the existing paint job as a base and have sections where it looks like it is being ripped open to reveal the scenes. This bus will be a rolling evangelistic billboard as we travel as well as while parked in front of DAL in Pensacola.
Click here to see a few ideas, some sample clip art and the size of the bus.

To win the prize your design ideas must be submitted in electronic format in a way that is able to be used without being redesigned by us. We would like to be able to separate components of the pictures as well. Contact Dan Valles in our art department for details.

The winning design will receive a complete set of our DVD’s (Seminar, Debates and Topical-$350 value) plus a lifetime pass to DAL for the entire family! (a priceless value) Design ideas will be posted on our web site for everyone to vote on and final judging will be August 4th.

Even if you don’t have real artistic talent your rough ideas sketched out would be welcome.

July update

7-7-06

I’m sorry it has been a while since I gave an update. It’s been busy and hot here! DAL is overrun with visitors this summer. My travel has been hectic as well. We have had many guests on our radio program the last two months. If you ever get CD’s of our radio programs, May and June would be ones you should not miss! Many of these guests have written books or produced DVD’s available on our web site.

Here is who we had so far: (big breath…) Chris Pinto of Adullam Films and creator of the awesome Megeddo DVD series, Ray Comfort of Living Waters Publications and author of evangelism books, Brian Young of Creation Instruction Association and author of several books on our web site, Dr. Jobe Martin of Biblical Discipleship Ministries and creator of the three part Incredible Creature That Defy Evolution series, Frances Clements of Soul Seeds Productions producer of great creation videos for preschoolers on our web site, Bill Sardi of Knowledge of Health.com and author of several books on Health available our web site, Dr. Dennis Swift of The Dinosaur Institute and author of the great new book Secrets of the Ica Stones on our web site, David Daniels of Chick Publications and author of Did the Catholic Church Give us our Bible?, Vance Ferrell, author of Evolution Cruncher(now Evolution Handbook), Russ & Jan Allen of Lightbugs Publishing, Jake Macaulay of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Ministries, Paul Abramson of Creationism.org, Dr. Robert Gentry of Earth Science Associates and author of Creation’s Tiny Mystery, Don Richardson of World Team Missions and author of Peace Child, Bruce Malone of Search for the Truth Ministries and author of several great creation books, Dr. Chuck Missler of Koinonia House and author of many books and DVD’s defending the Bible, Dennis Petersen of Creation Resource Publications and author of Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, Dr. Jack Cuozzo author of Buried Alive, and Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research and prolific writer of creation based books.

More great guests to follow in July. I have been in Peoria for several days but Robert Sagor did a great job with the radio program. I should be on the air live July 6th.

August 8-23 my son Eric and I will be going to South Africa where the hosts have scheduled 6 debates and scores of speaking engagements all over the country.

Oct 31- Nov 9 is the Creation Cruise to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Greece. There will be a creation evolution debate on the cruise ship as well.

That’s it for now.

Kent Hovind

County and Camp update 5-23-06

There are several possible properties in Mississippi we are looking at for a creation camp site. No definite plans yet but keep praying. One great advantage of the places we are looking at is, they have no permit or inspections department. They actually allow the church to manage its own affairs as our founding fathers intended! If we get one of these places we will need lots of money to start building ASAP.

The county battle is still going but the judge has not yet reversed his order so we are set up in tents and going on with our calling to serve God. Come visit!

Kent Hovind

Go for it!

Dear Brother Hovind,

I enjoyed the new newsletter and will keep an eye out for a camp site. I’m sorry to hear about your son-in-law. I had an idea about what you should do about the county permit problem. Since the county doesn’t seem to understand the history of the church-state relationship nor do they seem willing to accommodate the sincere convictions of the church I suggest that you get the permits under duress. This shows they are breaking the law several ways. This will give you plenty to get them on after you get the instant problem solved. It is illegal to obtain a signature under duress yet they have the guns and won’t hesitate to use them. Proceeding under duress preserves your right to sue them for this clear violation of their limited jurisdiction.

While you are going through their process you can continue the legal process all the way to the Supreme Court. This will cost about $60,000 total, most of which is already spent by now in the lower courts. I will support you in this and I’m sure many more who love your ministry and freedom will support you as well. This case needs to be taken all the way since the county has broken so many laws already. I love the abatement you filed with the court. That explains the problem so well. Keep up the great work!

Richard www.richardsayshome.com

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