Those familiar with the message of the Creation
Museum know that it will feature a ‘walk through history’ based
on the ‘7 C’s of History.’ Many, however, may not know just
exactly what those 7 C’s entail. So, let us explain …
‘The 7 C’s of History’
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‘The 7 C’s of History’ is a catchy phrase that
helps people remember the big events that have affected (or will affect) the
universe: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation.
God created in six normal-length days around 6,000
years ago. His completed creation was ‘very good’ (Genesis
1:31), and all the original animals and the first two humans (Adam and Eve)
ate only plants (Genesis
1:29–30). Life was perfect, and not yet affected by the Curse.
God told Adam that he could eat from any tree in the Garden of
2:8) except one—the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. He warned
Adam that death would be the punishment for disobedience (Genesis
2:17). Instead of listening to the command of his Creator, Adam chose to
rebel, eating the fruit from the tree (Genesis
3:6). Because our holy God must punish sin, He sacrificed animals to make
coverings for Adam and Eve, and sent the first couple from the garden, mercifully
denying them access to the Tree of Life, so that they would not live forever
in their sinful state.
Adam’s sin ushered death, sickness and sorrow into the once-perfect
5:12). God also pronounced a curse on the world, changing it completely
8:20–22). As a result, the world that we now live in is merely a decaying
remnant—a corruption—of the beautiful, righteous world that Adam
and Eve originally called home. The good news is that, rather than leave His
precious handiwork without hope, God graciously promised to one day send a Redeemer
who would buy back His people from the curse of sin (Genesis
As the descendants of Adam and Eve married and filled the earth
with offspring, their wickedness was great (Genesis
6:5). God judged their sin by sending a global Flood
to destroy all men, animals, creatures that move along the ground, and the birds
of the air (Genesis
6:7). Those God chose to enter the Ark—Noah and his family, and land-dwelling
representatives of the animal kingdom—were saved from the watery catastrophe.
This earth-covering event has left its mark even today. From the thousands of
feet of sedimentary rock found around the world, to the ‘billions of dead
things buried in rock layers’ (aka ‘fossils’), the Flood reminds
us even today that our righteous God cannot—and will not—tolerate
sin, while the Ark reminds us that He provides a way of salvation from sin’s
punishment. The rainbows we experience remind us of God’s promise never
again to destroy the earth with water.
After the Flood, God commanded Noah and his family—the only
humans left in the world—and the animals to fill the earth (Genesis
8:17). However, the human race once again disobeyed God’s command
and built a tall tower, which they hoped would keep them together (Genesis
11:3–4). So, around 100 years after the Flood waters retreated, God
brought a confusion (a multiplicity) of languages in place of the common
language the people shared, causing them to spread out over the earth. From
these various groups are descended all the tribes and nations in the world today.
Despite what you’ve been led to believe about our seeming superficial
differences, we really are all ‘one blood’
17:26)—descendants of Adam and Eve through Noah and his family—and all,
therefore, in need of salvation from sin.
Our salvation comes through Christ, the Creator God who stepped into history to become a man.
Our salvation comes through Christ
, the Creator God who
stepped into history to become a man who would do what the first Adam did not
do—live a perfect life in obedience to the Father (1
). He was the Redeemer who had been promised 4,000
years earlier and who came to save the world from sin by dying on the Cross
and rising three days later—paying the death penalty for those who
receive His free gift of eternal life (Romans
Those who have repented and placed their faith in the finished
work of Christ look forward to the consummation of all things in the
future, when the Curse will be removed and God will provide the new heavens
and the new earth for His children. There will be no death or mourning or crying
or pain (Revelation
So, that’s a summary of the message our guests will experience as they make
their way through the museum. We’ll also be providing details of how true
science confirms that biblical account of history, and we’ll be answering
the skeptical claims leveled at the Bible time and again. Our hope is that
this museum will challenge non-Christians to receive Jesus Christ as Savior
and Lord, equip Christians to better evangelize the lost, and exalt Jesus
Christ as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.