Which God Are We Talking About?

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Since the secular paleontologists visited the Creation Museum recently and it was covered by major media outlets like the New York Times and the Associated Press, there have been a plethora of articles associated with their comments about their museum visit.

Many media outlets reprinted various versions of the AP article—others wrote different articles—and there have been numerous bloggers writing about it. And, of course, as is usual, the majority mock AiG’s stand on the Word of God. To them, Darwinian evolution can’t be questioned, and they don’t understand why we can believe the account in Genesis. They think we are going against proven scientific fact!

As is usual, most of them don’t understand that there is a big difference between observation in the present (e.g., observing the properties of metals or looking at the structure of a cell through a microscope) and interpreting the facts of the present in relation to the past. And really, when their starting point is that the Bible’s account of origins is not true or there is no God or we have to accept man’s interpretation of the past over God’s Word, then no amount of “facts” will convince them.

A columnist for a Kentucky news source out of Ashland wrote a column on the Creation Museum. He admits he has never visited the Creation Museum, but he knows we are wrong anyway. His starting point determines that no matter what he saw, we would be wrong because we take God’s Word in Genesis over the words of fallible man. The columnist tries the usual ridicule that we’ve seen many times before: to align us with people who supposedly believe in a flat earth (though, I have never met any such people).

However, I wanted you to consider his statement:

You never knew God was such a trickster, did you? Well, I don’t think so. I respect Him far too much to believe He would stoop to such a ruse.

So, which god is he talking about that he seems to imply he believes in? Well, it cannot be the God of the Bible. After all, the omniscient God, who doesn’t tell a lie (God is not a man that He should lie, states the Scriptures), tells us clearly how He created. Not only that, but the Creator Himself quotes from his own Word in Genesis in many places (e.g., Mathew 19), showing clearly it is real history.

The point I want to make is that those who say they believe in God as this writer does, but mock God’s Word in Genesis—are they talking about the same God? The God of the Bible is not the god of evolution that many talk about. Now, it is true that there are many Christians who hold to evolution and are truly saved—but they are being completely inconsistent, as the God of the Bible did not use evolution, but created as He Himself told us.

It all comes down to our starting points. Do we start with the revealed Word of God, or do we start with man’s fallible word? That is the basic battle. Here is the excerpt from the columnist:

I’ve not visited the museum, but I have to admit I’m impressed anyway. Not that I’m persuaded to buy into the young-Earth theory, just astonished at the scale of the exhibits based on sham science, the sophistry of the creationist apologists.

By the way, if the Flat-Earth Society ever opened a museum, I would not feel obliged to go there before stating unequivocally that we are living on a globe.

Scientists overwhelmingly subscribe to the evolutionary theory, of course. It’s not a belief, not a creed, but an understanding of a body of knowledge gathered and analyzed over the years.

To believe the young-Earth model, you have to believe God not only worked his six-day wonder while planting overwhelming evidence in favor of evolution.

In other words, if He did do the entire job in six days, he crafted his creation in such a way as to persuade the careful observer that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. And when he created dinosaurs and people within days of each other he made it appear that the saurians preceded humans by 65 million years.

You never knew God was such a trickster, did you? Well, I don’t think so. I respect Him far too much to believe He would stoop to such a ruse.

You can read the entire article.

Furman Family Visits

Three generations of the Furman family of Pennsylvania were with us last week at the Creation Museum: Bill, Corey, and Elijah. Here is a photo of the four of us in the bookstore of the Creation Museum.

Furman Family

Bill, the grandfather, went on one of the very first tours of Australia that I conducted (about 20 years ago). His son Corey has served in Iraq, which we acknowledge today as we come upon another patriotic holiday in America–the 4th of July. They also had lunch with CCO Mark Looy on the patio of the museum café (see photo)–Mark visited Bill several years ago at his home in Pennsylvania and enjoyed catching up with him this week.

Bill Furman

Quartet Visits Creation Museum

A singing group came to the Creation Museum yesterday and sang for us in the main hall. They are the Revival Quartet from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, California. They are in the area to sing for the Ludlow Hills Baptist Church and were brought to the museum by their hosting pastor, Murray Douglas, a huge fan of the museum.

The group has 100 concerts scheduled for this summer, including 6–7 weeks of camps. Last night they sang in Indianapolis. Here is the photo of the group taken at the museum yesterday with our newly displayed mastodon in the background:

Revival Quartet

Hate Mail

As well as the overwhelmingly positive comments (great testimonies, salvation testimonies, etc.) we often receive, we do get hate comments on almost a daily basis, but they represent a small minority of people in this country.

Here is one that tries to link us to the Taliban!!!

. . . you people are ruining religion for the rest of us with your idiocy. how can you not see parallels with how the taliban think and operate and how you the religious right do. Scary.

Devotion

Tag

(2 Corinthians 4:18) While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

All we see, we tag as temporary, but what we see in the Bible—heaven, redemption, the power of the Cross and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ—we tag them eternal.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

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