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Who Is Kent Hovind

Who is Kent Hovind?

Moderator - I am watching his 17 hour DVD collection on creationism. He is probably one of the best Bible teachers I have ever heard. It's answering many questions I have had. Beyond this DVD collection, I had never heard of him before.

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Where did Kent Hovind teach for 15+ years?
---Arthurjeremypearson on 10/10/12

His knowledge of science is about high scool level "MikeM"
Even if his knowledge is about highscool level he seems to be easely able to unmask drs. in science by simple logical thinking. many for instance even think yhat he goes to far explaining the excistance of the dinosaurs. but living in west Africa i have seen the pteradoctal and an animal not specified in his studies-both should be extinct 70 bilion years ago). in the villages i preach. then again, that will make me a crazy freak according to some.
---Andy on 5/4/09

If he was put in jail for tax evasion, that makes him someone who we know the NWO hates and therefore he most probably is a truth-speaker, or on the right lines at least.
---frances008 on 2/3/09

I dont care if kent is a high school teacher or whatever..he was able to connect the dots...and according to's a big big help from above...mabe his theory is not all that great..but he tries to explain the bible and if i can try to understand evolution then i can definitely understand creationism and support it...
God Bless...
---Charles on 2/3/09

Does Kent Hovind have a valid degree?
He got a religious based degree in "Christian Education" from Patriot Bible University. "Christian Education" is an evangelism course, a religion degree. He does NOT have a degree in ANY physical science. In addition he has been busted for the iRS for not paying taxes, and is currently being sued by several parties, a (one a university) for slander, and fraud.
His knowledge of science is about high school level.
---MikeM on 4/19/08

I believe that God created our Current earth, plants, animals, and man in seven time periods, and did not use "evolution" to do it. However, I am not a "Creationist", most of whose goals seem to be construct "science" in an attempt to make the age of modern earth about 6000 years. I went along with these Christian attempts to reconcile some men's understanding of the Bible record with science, until I realized that Christian's often are willing to put theology before truth.
---harold on 6/30/07

I Googlized Kent Hovind, and not all sites are complimentary. He doesn't have the greatest scientific repuation--which means nothing; today's crackpot is tomorrow's genius in science.

Whether evolution or direct creation was the process is a non-issue to me. God is still behind it.

Maybe what looks like long evolution to us is instantaneous in God's sight--and only He sees things as they really are, anyway.
---Jack on 6/30/07

"And that those previous life forms came from a rock. Evolution is a fairy tale."
Where do you get this definition from?

According to his Age Of The Earth DVD (2002/3), Hovind says the teaching of evolution is the reason for increase of violent crimes, STDs, out of wedlock births, divorce, teen suicide and lower SATs. But the charts are not up-to-date, violent crime is only up to 1990 and crime has decreased. The STDs (or Gonorrhea) which has decreased only goes to 1985.
---Corey_Schlueter on 6/16/06

Mod, To answer your question, "If you believe the morning stars are angels, then who are the sons of God?" I am guessing that both are referring to the same group of beings. (I believe) Sons of God is used to refer to angels in other passages, so it is the morning stars that I am not sure of. But in any case, they were there at the foundation of the earth.
---tofurabby on 6/16/06

"Do you really believe you came from a rock?" That is not what evolution says. It says we evolved from previous life forms. The Bible states that humans came from dirt, a non-living matter.

Moderator - And that those previous life forms came from a rock. Evolution is a fairy tale.
---Corey_Schlueter on 6/16/06

I just watched his DVD on dinosaurs. He said four or five times that the animal on the beach was probably a basking shark, but he worded it in such a way one could believe it was a dinosaur. It did show dinosaur cave, rock and potery drawings of dinosaurs throughout the world. His theory is that the dinosaurs lived with man, but were much smaller after the flood. I don't know as I am not convinced either way at this point.
---Moderator on 6/16/06

Seems like the issue you have with Ken aren't related to creationism, but his government theories which don't discredit creationism. As a side note, I thought as a Libertarian you would believe some of his government comments you mentioned.
---Moderator on 6/15/06

Mod, Then the question I will ask is who are the "morning stars" or "sons of God" referred in that verse (Job 38:4-7)? They could not have been men because they "sang together" and "shouted for joy" when God laid the foundations of the earth. They had to be some sort of created being that existed prior to Gen. 1:2 because they were here from the foundation.

Moderator - If you believe the morning stars are angels, then who are the sons of God?
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

Sorry Mod, it was in quotations:

"who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"

God is asking Job who it was that laid the foundation of the earth at the time when the angels shouted for joy.

Moderator - I don't see angels in these verses?
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

He is well-known for repeating the claim that the remains of a basking shark found by Japanese fishermen off the coast of New Zealand were actually those of a plesiosaur. (sea-monster) Scientists have since proven it was infact just a large shark.
---Mike on 6/15/06

Mod, the answer is at the end of the previous verse, "who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" The angels were there when God laid the corner stone; fastened the foundation; laid the measures thereof; stretched the line upon; laid the foundations. Even the questions before it answer your question. They all are compounding on one another. If you were correct, then the last question would not relate to the 4 before it.

Moderator - Please quote the scripture. I can't tell what is scripture versus comments in the above. Thanks.
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

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Hovind claims to possess a masters degree and a doctorate in education from Patriot University in Colorado. Patriot University is accredited only by the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions, an accreditation mill that provides accreditation for a $100 charge. The school's catalog contains course descriptions but no listing of the school's faculty or their credentials. Name It and Frame It lists Patriot University as a degree mill
---barbara on 6/15/06

In 2002, he was charged with one count of felony assault, one count misdemeanor battery, and one count assault and burglary.
---barbara on 6/15/06

5.-All this infromation is from a religious site and is repeated on other non-science religious sites. It is repeated from BOTH science and religious sites. His popularity has to do with personal charm, preaching to those that have an established presupposition. I think we can dispense with Mr. Hovind.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

4.-Our wars,Civil, WW1, WW2, Korean, Vietnam, etc were all planned in advance by our government - AIDS was developed in a Maryland laboratory. Many diseases, such as West Nile Fever, Gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, colitis, Type I diabetes, and collagen-vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's, were developed as "joint effort by the money masters and governments of the world under the guise of biowarfare research."
---MikeM on 6/15/06

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3.More on Hovind and his beliefs;-The government purposely blew up the World Trade Centers on 9/11- The bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building in 1995 was also planned by our government- The 1969 moon landings never occurred, and were filmed in the CBS studios.- Airplane contrails, the vapor you see created by aircraft at high altitude, are actually chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere by our government for some unknown purpose
---MikeM on 6/15/06

2.The construction of an integrated stratigraphic framework is firmly established, allowing detailed, stratigraphic correlations across the planet. Pliesticine sediments are the same in Africa as they are in Kansas. Hovind does not know this, avoids this, or hopes his followers dont know this.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

1.Another bit of misinfromation is the age of the earth. One cannot truncate the timeline based on subjective beliefs. Many methods are used for dating, and only 'some' variations are found. Its true, Carbon decay has variations, but crossed with argon and other sciences confirms dates. Truncating the timelinebased on feeligs is silly. intercalibration, that is from from different methods-and even sciences are consistent.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

Mod, you state "That scripture is just stating that God is the creator and who is Job to question God. Please read the whole chapter." You are right about what it is stating, but it is how he states it. He is not speaking in metaphors, he is literally asking Job, Where were you when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Because they were there.

Moderator - They were there before Job is the point being made. Beyond that what time reference do you believe they are referring to?
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

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Hovind claims the sun is shrinking, he claims a 100 years of data. Creationists have stated this again and again. That is one example of misimfromation. Some refutations are, (Science, 208, 1980, p. 51-53) and Parkinson, Morrison and Stephenson (Nature, 288, 1980, p. 548-551) ALL evidence show the hydrogen as constant. In spite of absolute refutation of this Hovind goes on with this. ALL the measurements of the solar radius and data does not support a shrinking solar radius, yet Hovind persists in this.

Moderator - By how much does he state it is shrinking? By a very small amount correct?
---MikeM on 6/15/06

My apologies Mod, So the claim would be that Satan was created within 6 days and would have fell some time before Adam did. My argument is that Satan was created prior to the 6 days. The angels rejoiced over the initial creation of the heaven and the earth "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?... When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
(Job 38:4-7 KJV)

Moderator - That scripture is just stating that God is the creator and who is Job to question God. Please read the whole chapter.
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

2.I have seen some of Hovinds video. Hovind flails away with a barrage of misinformation and distortion. Creationists never give up on an argument, no matter how irrational. I would dismiss Mr. Hovind as a harmless crackpot, but he does have a magnetic personality and enjoys huge fundamentalist support. I am almost ready to throw the other glove into the ring.

Moderator - Name the misinformation. I have studied fossils my whole life and couldn't find any misinformation on his DVDs on that topic.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

1.Evolution does not rule out the existence of a creator. It does not take a position on the subject, Hovind creates a false duality. creationism only imposes dogma on science. Evolution is supported by an overwhelming amount of factual evidence. Creationism has no scientific support. It exists only as spurious attacks on science, I think Hovind knows this.

Moderator - Actually its evolution that has no scientific evidence and creationism has the scientific evidence. Do you really believe you came from a rock? That is a fairy tale.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

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One simple thing to refute is this point by Hovind, who says 1000's of examples of symbiosis defy an evolutionary explanations. Why teach students that evolution is the only explanation? This statement is not supported by any factual evidence. Symbiosis is a technical subject that the average person is not familiar with. Hovind is aware of this, and attempts to hoodwink the public, as non-exist. no example of symbiosis defy evolution.

Moderator - Symbiosis is a kindergarden word at least where I went to school. How is anybody being hoodwinked by the use of the word?
---MikeM on 6/15/06

Hovind also had this to say on his website: "In Exodus 20:11 and Exodus 31:17, God says He created all things in six days... The phrase "and all that in them is" included Satan, the angels, stars, space, earth, plants, animals, and man... Since everything was made in the six days, then obviously Satan was also made then." I dont agree with him that Satan was created and fell that quickly.

Moderator - Ken, never states Satan fell within six days, he states he was created within six days. You would be disagreeing with the Bible; not Ken.
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

I have seen and read some of 'Dr' Hovinds charm and self-righteousness does help promote the illusion of credibility. Hovind speakes in a vacuum to the chior, those with little education in science. He is a preacher, his science statements are first grade, so easily refutable, but in a total vacuum. Point by point he can be refuted, but as Orwell put it, "ignorance is power, sometimes is overcomes all opposition, over and over again."-1984

Moderator - He has a degree in physics, therefore your statements seem to be a false witness.
---MikeM on 6/15/06

Kent Hovind (Dr. Dino) is great if you follow the young earth creation model. The problem is, he has to make up a lot of far fetched ideas to reach his points and to debunk science. He has to put logic and reason aside to fight against the "Evil Scientific Conspirators." God is the author and creator of all things, both physical and spiritual. The rocks and fossils, etc testify of Gods workings, glory, and judgment across time and space.

Moderator - I am watching the DVDs right now and see no example of that whatsoever. Unless you have watched the materials yourself, I would be careful of false witnessing.
---tofurabby on 6/15/06

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MikeM - Ken was a high school teacher in Physics for 16 years. Last time I checked that is a science degree. His Bible degree came later as extra education. Of course he could get law suits as he is stepping on toes by teaching the Bible. I would recommend listening to his DVD collection. He makes swiss cheese out of the evolution camp unless to use your words you want to flee for the hills when a true intelligent conversation is in process :)
---Moderator on 6/15/06

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