HOVIND-- A FRAUD AND A TAX REBEL
HOVIND IS IN THE BIG HOUSE
the article below I told you that Kent Hovind was headed for a show down with
sin and righteousness and judgment. This man played money moving tricks which
even the most sin-tolerant jack boot Fundamental Baptist will have to find frightening.
money from the bank to yourself in $9500 increments is as red handed as being
caught on the video camera shooting the teller.
Kent will soon be out of the blather and bluster and bull shooting business, and
we are delighted, for this means the man might actually be born again:
12:8 (KJV) But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then
are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hovind may well be a son of God, but he will soon be a son of God on an extended
vacation at the courtesy of the tax payers he ripped off by refusing to participate
in America. Let us NOT hear any rubbish about Kent being a martyr, for he is worthy
of the penalty. He has mocked at the law, and he has exalted tax rebellion in
his videos an creation. He has given the enemy cause to blaspheme, and I am only
too please to see him get his come uppance.
Peter 2:18 (KJV) Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only
to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
19 For this is thankworthy,
if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it
patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this
is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ
also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Lord Jesus paid his taxes without complaint, and he also told us to render to
Caesar what is Caesar's. The thing that is so gross about this is that Hovind
thinks he has the right to hoard riches (his "for the ministry" lie
is damned to hell bull), while the rest of us fund the Republic. I pray that the
tax base will soon benefit from the auctioning off of all of Hovind's assets.
you jerks out there who contribute to Hovind's defense and needs are devils.
OUR ARTICLE ON TAX REBELLION
PITIFUL TIME OF HARVEST-- May 2004
Hovind, highly esteemed speaker on evolution, and a defender of the King James
Bible and Creationism-- was raided by the IRS recently.
was predictable, for brother Hovind has been exalting Tax Rebellion
in his speaking engagements and videos. Many saints have seen the video of him
extolling tax rebellion. Virtually every tax rebel I have known, and I have known
some, justify their rebellion as if they are doing God a great service. They also
like to make law abiding tax payers look like jerks. And then, they ask us to
pray for them as they fight off the IRS, seeking out tax attorneys who specialize
in defending tax rebels, and in the end, they define the deal they cut with the
IRS as a great victory for the Lord Jesus Christ.
17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be
sent against him.
journal, must break fellowship with brother Hovind. Even if he "beats the
rap" with the IRS, he is, nevertheless, teaching rebellion against the king.
We have heard all the Libertarian, militia, and extra-biblical rationalism for
this, and we reject it out of hand. Jesus paid his taxes, and every saint must
follow his example.
12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to
catch him in his words.
14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master,
we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the
person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute
to Caesar, or not?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing
their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may
16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image
and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
17 And Jesus answering
said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the
things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
dare say the vast majority of adversarial scholars, who are mocked by brother
Hovind during his lectures, pay their taxes, including on "gifts" which
total more than $10,000. These men will now, all of them, dismiss brother Hovind,
for their obedience to the example of Jesus, though in unbelief, is greater than
let me say this-- When you want to defend creation, or when you want to exalt
the Creator, simply teach the Truth from the Word of God. I believe we are learning
to guard our pulpits more jealously as this man flames out. We need fewer special
conferences on prophecy, revival, and creationism. We need more old time Bible
teaching by the pastors God gave us-- the common men who are called of God to
are all the devils who used to drive the Charismatics into libidic frenzy? Two
locations, history would tell us: (1) In the war zone, for devils love war and
death. (2) In Fundamental Baptist ministries where gatherings are marked by rage,
screaming, running wild, and in tempting men to destroy their ministries with
porn, protest music, tax rebellion, gun lust, flag waving, and a hundred other
distractions. Kent Hovind may very well have a devil driving him along. I believe
that tax rebellion results in possession with devils. I have a video of a deliverance
session in which a tax rebel clearly has been possessed with a devil.
is a news source on the event
did some more research on Kent Hovind. I have to report now that Kent Hovind is
a fraud. His claims as to his education are highly irregular. He has a mail order
doctorate from a university that lists no faculty and is accredited by the American
Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions, an accreditation mill that
provides accreditation for a $100 charge.
is said to be in deep trouble, way beyond what was reported above, as to his ethics,
lies about his alleged poverty, and rebellion against paying tax. This man, like
all other tax rebels, wants the rest of us to pay for the benefits of living in
the USA while he pays nothing. All this while it is reported that he is raking
in one million dollars a year for his alleged nonprofit ministry. The millions
were deposited into his personal banking accounts. http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/hovind-decision.html
filed bankruptcy knowing he was lying and was not bankrupt at all, according to
debtor having failed to file his federal income tax returns for at least the years
1989 through 1995, having resisted collection efforts by the IRS, and having provided
false information in his schedules and statement of affairs in connection with
this case, I find that the debtor filed this petition in bad faith and as such
the petition is subject to dismissal for cause under the provisions of 11 U.S.C.
am sorry that the enemy is the source for this information, but I am tempted to
believe it after hearing his comments about paying tax on his videos. http://pharyngula.org/index/560/
The "university" where Kent Hovind received his alleged doctorate:
6915 Palmer Park Boulevard Colorado Springs, Colorado
80915 (719) 597-7512
"Claiming to be a ministry of Hilltop Baptist Church,
the college charges between $15 and $32 per credit and offers degrees through
the doctoral level. Their catalog contains no information on the school's faculty
or their credentials. Patriot claims accreditation by the American Accrediting
Association of Theological Institutions (see Chapter 3), an accrediting mill associated
with Christian Bible College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Advertises or has
advertised in Pulpit Helps."
have also come to realize that Hovind, in all his videos, does not state the evolutionist
position on anything so that he obligates himself to give a serious answer. Every
citation to the evolutionist theories is given as a springboard for mockery. Duane
Gish, who has real earned degrees from real universities, does the opposite. He
cites noted scientists who promote evolution, and then Gish shows the biblical
and scientific ways in which the evolutionist's notions fall down. I have seen
Gish do this in debate, and it was not easily answered by the PhD defending evolution.
suggestion: Throw your Hovind videos away. If you try to salvage them to use in
defense of creationism, your unsaved friends will eventually learn that Hovind
is a tax rebel, and the Gospel, and YOU, will be a joke to your friends. You could
actually be helping them turn against the Gospel.
Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, NC has stopped using Hovind's seminar and has
removed his stuff from its library because of his lack of character. This is a
church that has had creationist conferences with Dr. Duane Gish and the like before
and has been using Hovind's teaching materials. Yet even they don't want him anymore."
Regarding Kent Hovind's
alleged doctoral dissertation-- Quote from the web site:
discrepancies were obvious upon inspection.
(1) The dissertation is NOT 250 pages in length. [ See Hovind's
claims below ] Patriot University sent Mr. Evans a dissertation that is
101 pages in length, including the dedication. The pages of Hovind's thesis are
NOT numbered, so my references to page numbers start with the "Dedication" page
being number one. There is no table of contents, but on pages five and six Hovind
describes a thesis that has 16 chapters. The thesis that Mr. Evans received from
Patriot University was a four-chapter thesis.
Recently, Hovind attempted to explain the discrepancy in an email exchange with
dissertation was originally about 100 pages. I continued adding material and it
grew to 250 pages. Over the last 10 years I have constantly been adding material.
It is now many hundreds of pages and will be put into book form as time permits.
(1-16-00, Skip Evans email)
This is a ridiculous statement. A dissertation does not continue to grow and (gasp)
evolve beyond the completion of the degree. The thesis topic may be pursued, but
the additional material is not added to the bound, completed, microfilmed, archived
(2) The dissertation DOES NOT deal with the subject of "The Effects of Teaching
Evolution on the Students in our Public School System". NONE of the four chapters
of the Patriot University document addresses this subject, and - IT IS NOT EVEN
ONE OF THE SUBJECTS MENTIONED IN THE TWELVE "MISSING" CHAPTERS!!! I agree that
this would be a legitimate subject for an advanced degree in education, and that
there might be methods to pursue it. However, there is no empirical evidence that
Hovind did anything of the kind.
Hovind appears sensitive to criticism of Patriot University and implies that despite
its small size and the fact that it is a correspondence school his education is
legitimate and so is his degree. What I will show in the rest of this review is
that the quality of this thesis, which was apparently accepted by Patriot University,
falls WAY below what would be accepted at ANY regular university OR legitimate
distance-learning facility. Neither the content nor the writing quality is Ph.D.-calibre
by any stretch of the imagination.
There is only one committee member, a Dr. Wayne Knight. Normally, a thesis must
pass muster with 3-5 committee members, all of whom make suggestions and ultimately
"sign off" on the thesis. Even the undergraduate honors theses at my institution
require the signatures of two faculty members.
Misspellings are rampant. A careful, knowledgeable editor/adviser would never
allow a student to get away with misspelling "Caanan", "Voltair", "Nyles Eldridge",
Madelyn Murray "O'Hare" (just like the airport), "Shintu" (the Japanese religion),
"peersuaded", "centrifical" (force!!!), "aught" (to!), "disippated", "immerged"
(from the slime), or "epic" (as in geological!). "It's" is used as a possessive
pronoun. There are several non sentences. This is especially interesting since
the course catalog of PU offers courses like "Refresher English" and "Mechanics
THE THESIS HAS NO TITLE.
are no references or footnotes. A few partial citations are included in the body
of the thesis, but they are not in standard form, and are incomplete. In at least
two places (pp 65-66) the citation simply notes that there is a book title to
be added. This has no place in a final version.
The single illustration, the electromagnetic spectrum, is cut out of a science
textbook and taped on; it does not fit the page. Additionally, there are substantial
formatting errors typical of a draft, but not a final, version. The final version
is printed on a dot-matrix printer, an absolute no-no, even in 1991.
The Ph.D. is in "Christian
Education", not "Education" - that's what the title page says. The coursework
for the two degrees is substantially different, but as late as 1-10-00, Hovind
still seems loath to advertising the "Christian" aspect of his degree. Curious
that a Christian would leave that part out!
At this point Hovind would surely cry "sour grapes", though these conventions
of format and style are typical, minimal and reasonable for a "real" Ph.D. It
becomes more evident that this thesis fails as a Ph.D. dissertation when one examines
As stated earlier in this review, a thesis is supposed to be a body of ORIGINAL
research. A thesis contains original and new data or theories that ADD to the
body of existing knowledge. This fundamental requirement, more than the length
of a thesis, differentiates a thesis from a high school theme or term paper. PU
says very little about the doctoral dissertation except "Minimum of 150 typewritten
pages; a popular writing style is permitted for the dissertation" (1998 PU Catalog,
19). From the content of this particular thesis one can conclude that either Patriot
University has substantially lower standards for content and style (than conventional
degree-granting institutions) for its Ph.D., or that Hovind's thesis adviser never
read the dissertation. A chapter-by-chapter description follows:
read more, go to the web site linked above. The author is not sympathetic to creationism,
but Kent Hovind has made a real fool of the Word of God by giving our enemies
ammunition to shoot at us all.
HOVIND'S DEFENSE OF HIMSELF DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION:
Question: Is Kent Hovind a scientific person who is qualified to deal with evolution
and creation on the level of such people as Duane Gish, Ken Ham, and John Morris?
"Every once in a while
someone will ask me the question, "Where did you get your degree?" While I am
not the least bit ashamed of my education, I have learned by experience that they
could be asking the question because they have come to the point where they cannot
attack the message I bring against evolution so they wish to attack me personally
instead. This is called an ad hominem argument. They mistakenly think that by
belittling the man they have answered his points and won the debate. When the
opponent in a debate begins using ad hominem attacks, it is an obvious signal
that they are losing the debate on facts and must resort to other means to try
to save face or divert attention. It is also interesting to watch how the evolutionists
will spend much time and effort scrutinizing a subject like my degree or credentials
yet won't spend 2 seconds scrutinizing how ridiculous the evolution theory is!
They truly strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. Matthew 23:24
to the degree question. I took advanced math and science classes at East Peoria
High School graduating in 1971. I earned my first 60 (+ or -) credit hours majoring
in math and science at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois. I then
transferred to Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan where I double
majored in education and the Bible and graduated in 1974. (I took 18-20 hours
each semester plus summer school to graduate in 3 years.) While I taught math
and science in Christian schools for the next 15 years I took courses at several
Bible colleges in my spare time. I finished my Masters (1988) and Doctorate (1991)
degrees in education from Patriot University. At the time it was small Christian
university in Colorado Springs that offered an extension program for people involved
in full time ministries. I was taking courses from Patriot University (established
1980) while it was a ministry of Hilltop Baptist Church and offered a Ph.D. in
education. I spent many years working on my degree and learned a lot - as anyone
who has watched my debates with evolutionists or seminar series will testify.
after I graduated, Patriot became independent of the church, moved their offices
into a house and dropped the Ph.D. in their education program. Some ill informed
scoffers have even circulated a picture of the house where they are now located.
I don't understand their logic but evidently they think this somehow discredits
me. Patriot allowed students to give offerings to the school instead of a regular
tuition payment. Some scoffers have laughed at this idea yet they don't seem to
realize how many thousands have gone through secular schools without using any
of their own money via grants, scholarships or their parent's savings. Some have
ridiculed the size of the school. If Harvard offers a Ph.D. degree program with
only 3 or 4 students (this happens at many schools- sometimes with only 1 student),
does the small number automatically mean they are not "earning their degree" or
that they are attending a "diploma mill" school? Of course not! Nearly all schools
offer classes by correspondence. My 250-page
dissertation dealt with the subject of the effects of teaching evolution on the
students in our public school system.
My 20-year study of the creation evolutionism subject led me to start Creation
Science Evangelism in 1991. I now speak over 700 times each year on the subject,
have had 40+ debates and have been a guest on over 3500 radio and television talk
shows. My itinerary is available from my office or on my web site, and any evolutionist
interested in a public debate any place they chose is welcome to contact me to
arrange a time while I am in their area. Since they think I don't have a degree,
they can call me Kent, Mr. Hovind or even "hey you," if it will make them feel
better. Since they don't think I am "properly educated" it should be easy for
them to demonstrate how wrong I am and how much evidence there is for evolution.
I should be a pushover, but I am willing to debate them anyway and run the risk
of publicly embarrassing myself. I hope this helps answer your question.
If you are looking for someone with advanced degrees in science, I do not have
them and have never claimed that I did. If you would like the names of scientists
who support the young earth creationist position you may want to contact the Institute
for Creation Research at 619-448-0900 or www.icr.org. They can supply you with
a list. I only claim to have many years experience in studying the subject and
the common sense to know that the universe is too complex to have happened without
an incredibly smart designer (whom I happen to know personally as my savior).
way, Darwin's only degree was in theology yet he is often called a great scientist
in textbooks today. Who and what determines who gets to be called a "scientist"
and why don't these scoffers put the same effort into correcting textbooks that
call "Reverend" Darwin a scientist?
the source of this, with the 250 page claim edited out: http://web.archive.org/web/20010816220051/http:/www.drdino.com/FAQs/FAQmisc13.jsp
This is taken
from the Wayback Maching Archive because it seems that Hoving changed the page
to hide this defense.
HOVIND IS ENTHRALLED WITH RON WYATT
was a fraud and said Ellen G. White's writings were his inspiration and caused
his discoveries. Ellen G White, along with Ron Wyatt, was a Seventh Day Adventist.
Why would a Fundamental Baptist KJB only apologist turn to the SDAs for his research
on Bible based archaeology? You need to read the page posted by Answers In
Genesis in which they deal with Kent Hovind's soft headed approach to the
Geocentric Theory, which is hogwash science, and about Kent Hovind on his absolute
faith in Ron Wyatt. For your information, the Geocentric Earth belief says that
the sun, and the whole universe, revolve around the earth. And, the farmer hauled
another load away.
ARTICLE ON RON WYATT
WE DO NOT LIKE HOVIND'S JOKE ON THE "BLONDASAURUS"
In his video lectures,
Hovind holds up rubber models of dinosaurs, and one of them has blond hair. He
then makes demeaning jokes about dumb blondes. This is beyond the modern politically
correct issue. It is degrading to women who have blond hair and is a crass example
of his cheap heritage and mail order degree. Men of real learning-- men of God--
do not mock at women, blonde or otherwise.
the whole story on Wikipedia.
If you are so utterly stupid as to intentionally
evade paying your income taxes, this could easily be YOUR story. This is a very
dumb way to use your life. Christ paid his taxes, and you cannot expect God to
protect you from prosecution if you do not pay yours.
err is one thing. It is almost impossible to not make mistakes doing your taxes
if your life and work are the least bit complicated. The tax forms and code are
a nightmare. If you call the IRS with the same question ten times, it is highly
likely you will get five or six different answers. But, the IRS knows that, and
they are always willing to make arrangements for you to correct errors. In fact,
the only person I know of who was investigated by the IRS had around $150 paid
back to him.
I have H&R Block do mine. Block was a Jew, and they know how to deal with
complicated money issues. Why take chances on my limited ability to understand
the tax code?
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