Jesus said: Build a museum that proves Creation...
By now many of you have heard that Ken Ham has spent 11 years and $25 million dollars to help the poor and feed the homeless... oh, what's that? Oh right. Let me start that over...
By now many of you have heard that Ken Ham has spent 11 years and $25 million dollars to build a museum dedicated to proving Creation.
"People will get saved here," Ham said of the museum. "It's going to fire people up. If nothing else, it's going to get them to question their own position of what they believe."
Ham is ready for a fight over his beliefs - based on a literal interpretation of the book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament.
"It's a foundational battle," said Ham, a native of Australia who still speaks with an accent. "You've got to get people believing the right history - and believing that you can trust the Bible."
Among Ham's beliefs are that the Earth is about 6,000 years old, a figure arrived at by tracing the biblical genealogies, and not 4.5 billion years, as mainstream scientists say; the Grand Canyon was formed not by erosion over millions of years, but by floodwaters in a matter of days or weeks and that dinosaurs and man once coexisted, and dozens of the creatures - including Tyrannosaurus Rex - were passengers on the ark built by Noah, who was a real man, not a myth.
That's great, but again, let me ask: Were you there? No. Neither was I. Neither were scientists. Isn't that enough to maybe reconcile your beliefs with the fact that maybe God used evolution to create us? What about the 2 accounts of Creation in Genesis? Will your faith crumble if you found out for instance that Creation didn't happen exactly as it said in the Bible?
Mine won't. The Bible doesn't have to be 100% inerrant in order for me to believe. I'll stick with the more clearer and relevant statements, such as "Blessed are the meek" and "Love thy neighbor as thyself" and follow Jesus example of humbly serving others.
Maybe I'm wrong... but I'm not going to spend $25 million to find out.
On a side note, anyone find it funny that Rev. Jerry Falwell compared the museum, when open, will be "a mini-Disney World"? Does that mean Southern Baptists shouldn't go?