Nothing New Under the Sun

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. . . there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

In recent times, as the construction of the life-size Ark project is well under way by Answers in Genesis, atheist groups, secular bloggers, and secular media have been spreading all sorts of false information/misinformation in attempts to deliberately denigrate the ministry of AiG and hinder the Ark project.

Well, I’m reminded there is “nothing new under the sun.”

When we were building the Creation Museum, we had the same sort of opposition from the same types of people.

For instance, secular groups and secular media were spreading reports about the Creation Museum, such as:

  • It wouldn’t open and was just a scam.
  • That if it did open, attendance would be so small it would close soon after.
  • People wouldn’t come because they wouldn’t be interested in such a facility.

Recently, there have been many secular bloggers and secular media reports maligning the Ark project by claiming:

  • It wouldn’t open and is just a scam.
  • That if it did open, attendance will be so small it would close soon after.
  • People wouldn’t come because they wouldn’t be interested in such a facility.

There is nothing new under the sun.

We can report that over 2.3 million people have visited the Creation Museum, and visitors this fiscal year are 31% ahead of last year—the popularity of the Creation Museum is growing.

Our detailed research projects a minimum of 1.2 million visitors the first year the life-size Ark project opens. Interest in this project even exceeds the phenomenal interest in the Creation Museum.

As I read Nehemiah, I’m reminded that the enemies of God have used the same tactics on others as they do on us:

Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, and burned ones at that?” Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Yes, what they are building—if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!” Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives. Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from your sight, for they have provoked you to anger in the presence of the builders.

So we built the wall. (Nehemiah 4:1–6)

Yes, there is nothing new under the sun.

And so the Creation Museum was built—and people have flocked to it and continue to pour in—much to the consternation of those who oppose it.

And the Ark project continues to be built and will open in 2016. And people will flock to that, too.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. (Psalms 2:1–4)

For information on the Creation Museum, go to CreationMuseum.org.

For information on the Ark project (Ark Encounter) go to ArkEncounter.com.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

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