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Creation Museum

Posted in Christ and Culture,Christian Theology,Origins by sosipater on May 29, 2007

The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened yesterday with fanfare, including walking and flying protestors.  What is the Creation Museum you might ask?  (that is, if you haven’t clicked on the link already).  Here it is from their website.

The Creation Museum presents a “walk through history.” Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life.

A fully engaging, sensory experience for guests. Murals and realistic scenery, computer-generated visual effects, over fifty exotic animals, life-sized people and dinosaur animatronics, and a special-effects theater complete with misty sea breezes and rumbling seats. These are just some of the impressive exhibits that everyone in your family will enjoy.

I can’t wait to go!  For some further takes on the museum, I highly recommend this article from Russell Moore, “Closed Minds at the Creation Museum”.  Here is a snippet,

I suspect, in the end, that the humility of the Creation Museum’s presentation is precisely what worries some Darwinists. Some previous generations of creationists have spoken in ways that made it seem that the scientific data is on our side, that the debate can be won using the very same playing field as naturalism itself with an appeal to raw general revelation. The Creation Museum exhibits offer very little triumphalism of this sort. The exhibits quite often ask the questions “what if” and “could it be.” The exhibits honestly acknowledge that every viewpoint rests on some authority, with this viewpoint interpreting the data through the authority of divine revelation. The Museum designers also seem to understand that the debate with Darwinism will not be won ultimately with brute facts, but with an alternative narrative, a narrative that rings truer than the Darwinist story of a nature accidentally but perpetually red in tooth and claw.

I think this may be a point that we, as Christians, miss most of the time.  While our society clamors for the next thing to occupy their time, the next movie to grab and soar their imaginations, or the next thrill to move their heart, we have the person, story, and excitement that they are missing.  His name is Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God.  But we have got to get around to telling them about Him, not just why their stories are wrong.  To see another article about the Museum that is somewhat funny to me, because the author’s bias is not too hidden, check out this article in the Times UK.  Happy Dinosaur hunting!

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  1. daxw said,

    Funny how the protestors don’t consider it “unreasonable” to hold a “rally for reason” outside the museum. I wonder if any gov’t schools will go there on a field trip? Praise God for Ken Ham and his ministry. I will have to make an effort to go there in the next couple of years.


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