My family and I took a trip to see the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky in March 2017, and I had meant to post some pictures from that trip on here…. and never got around to it. But better late than never, right? So here goes!
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Widespread layering of materials does not fit with the notion of slow & gradual processes, but it is perfectly consistent with the global Flood described in Genesis.
The “7 C’s” of God’s Eternal Plan
Arguments for a Global Flood: God destroyed all flesh.
Arguments for a Global Flood: Noah had to bring birds
Arguments for a Global Flood: God promised it wouldn’t happen again
Arguments for a Global Flood: it covered the highest mountains
Me in front of the Ark Encounter
The Ark Encounter
The Ark Encounter from the side
Smaller animals on the Ark may have been kept in cages like these
Where science has had many theories, it turns out the Bible was correct all along!
Bible has been upheld by history repeatedly.
Love this quote: the Bible isn’t technically a science/history textbook, but whenever it talks about those subjects, it’s accurate!
Part of their bug collection. . . that’s a nice-sized grub, isn’t it?
Bug collection: beetles & grubs
The fossil layers don’t point to different ages; they just go from sea level to mountain level as the Flood waters rose
Carbon-14 is estimated to have a lifespan of only 60,000 years. But it’s still around after supposedly millions?
Some things that changed after the Flood
How Noah’s Flood would have impacted the climate afterward
A global Flood would have triggered a cooler atmosphere, leading to the Ice Age
The flood would have also triggered greater snowfall, leading to the Ice Age.
Radioactive dating isn’t exactly reliable . . .
There is evidence for both Mars & Earth of a global flood.
There is evidence for a global flood on Mars. . . similar evidence to one on Earth!
Earth has the same evidences as Mars for a global flood, but scientists reject it for Earth while accepting it for Mars
Contrary to popular belief, fossils have to be formed quickly.
Which explains the smooth bends in these rock layers better? Millions of Years, or the Flood?
Walking through the “Garden of Eden” – which includes some dinosaur friends!
And another dinosaur friend.
Giant dragonfly fossil. Imagine having that fly by your head!
The sediments in the Grand Canyon must have been laid down rapidly. And there’s evidence radiocarbon decay has had different rates, so measuring time by it is not going to be accurate.
If the earth were millions of years old, then helium shouldn’t be left in these crystals.
The Flood covered the highest mountains.
Notice the label in the bottom left. This “pocket bible” is larger than most of our regular-sized Bibles today!
Living Quarters for one of Noah’s sons and his wife.
This mammoth skeleton greeted us as we walked into the main Museum entrance
The evidence matches best with the worldview that accepts the Flood
Could the legends of dragons be rooted in reality?
The “Father of History” wrote about dragons. . . could they have been dinosaurs?
If the Flood actually occurred, the catastrophic event would have formed mountains
Noah and his family praying
A picture of what Noah’s Ark may have looked like
There is no indication that carnivores and death existed before the Fall
Noah most likely took “kinds” onto the Ark, not individual “species.” This is the estimated number of land animals that would have been on the Ark in that case.
Part 1: The Old-Earth perspective
Part 2: The Old-Earth Perspective
Paraconformities are a problem for evolution . . . but not if you believe in the Flood!
Would Noah have had to keep the Polar Bears cool?
Amazing sculpture of a “Pareisaur”
Amazing dinosaur sculptures!
Don’t remember what these “prehistoric creatures” are. . . but they’re cool to look at!
Another amazing sculpture.
Coal: formed over millions of years? Or as a result of the Flood?
Radiohalos may be additional evidence for rapid decay
How might Noah have taken care of the reptiles & amphibians?
Sin brought consequences.
How Noah might have taken care of the smaller animals
These layers are bent smoothly, which would make sense if they were bent quickly while still wet
Storage shelves on the Ark
Sad story of an evangelist-turned-atheist because of misunderstanding the Genesis account
Evidences of the Flood in the Grand Canyon
How Noah may have handled ventilation
How Noah may have handled fresh water & waste
How Noah may have distributed water to all the animals
The last exhibit in the Creation Museum was dedicated to the Gospel
33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Matt. 5:33-37, NKJV
The phrase Jesus is examining more closely is actually likely a combination of two Old Testament verses: Continue reading
He was probably only about seventeen years old when his hometown of Jerusalem was torn apart by raids and war and siege. Even though he had remained committed to God in the midst of an increasingly unfaithful culture, he faced the consequences of his people’s disobedience along with everyone else. Did it feel unfair?
The survivors were forced on a 500 mile trek to Babylon as prisoners. There he must have presented himself well, because he was selected along with the very best for a special 3-year training program. At least he wasn’t alone – three of his friends from back home were also selected. His captors gave each of them a new name and introduced them to a whole new way of life – the way of Babylon.
3 Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! 4 O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts. 5 You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the Lord. 6 They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord!’ But the Lord has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed.
A short time ago, my family received a ministry letter in the mail. The writer told stories of how he had observed an unintentional breakdown of Scriptural authority in various people and contexts in recent months. I could relate 100% to much of what he was describing: people chipping away at God’s Word (but without any malicious intent), and teaching that it really didn’t matter how you interpret certain parts. The Church, he pointed out, is much lacking in clarity.
I’ve seen it myself. About a year ago I had some discussions with both a pastor and a former pastor, whom I found to be lacking clarity in theological areas that I personally find centrally important. Their willingness to entertain different perspectives without any commitment, their hesitancy to thoroughly explore those different perspectives, and their near-condemnation of my own strongly-held position (mainly because it is strongly held), was surprising to me. I felt as though they were trying to persuade me that I didn’t need to put as much faith in God’s Word as I do! Continue reading