The atheist group that has been behind the vehement attacks on our Ark Encounter project recently complained about a Bible-themed display in a park in Newark, Delaware. According to a photo in the Blaze article, the display contained several verses from Genesis about the Flood of Noah’s day as well as a black and white drawing of an Ark. Two atheist grandparents complained about the display to their local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU). AU approached the city and “demanded the removal of the Noah’s Ark display based on the claim that its religious message was a violation of the establishment clause.” After an investigation, the city complied and the display has since been taken down.
After the sign was removed, the Delaware Valley Chapter of AU then posted this on their Facebook page on November 3, “Another AU victory in keeping government from promoting religion!” This clearly shows their agenda—to keep any mention of God or Christianity out of the public arena. Despite our Christian heritage in America, AU is trying to obliterate all signs of God from our culture. As atheist groups like AU continue to be vocal and win “victories” like this one, we can only expect religious freedom to continue to decrease. We need to understand that when an atheist group like this has a Christian display/message removed, they have successfully removed the Christian religion and are now imposing their religion of atheism on the culture! Just because they remove a Christian message does not mean there is a neutral situation—there is no neutral position. One is either for or against Christ! They are against Christ and want to impose their religion on the whole culture.
I encourage you to continue to stand boldly on the Word of God and to preach the gospel to our dying culture. Atheists, like those at AU, need to understand that there is a God and that He is their Creator and therefore they are accountable to Him. Because of Adam’s sin, everyone sins and the penalty for sin is death. But these atheists need to know that Jesus paid the penalty for sin, and if they will “confess with their mouths the Lord Jesus and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead, they will be saved” (Romans 10:9). It is the message of the gospel—beginning in Genesis—that will change hearts and minds.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.