This article was taken from the Bethlehem’s Blessings section of the Creation Museum site. Bring the entire family and be transported back in time. Experience our unforgettable live nativity as you uncover the historical account of the humble Christ’s birth.
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If you haven’t been to the Creation Museum before, you may wonder what Christmas has to do with creation. Creation is described in Genesis; the birth of Jesus is in the Gospels. You may think the Creation Museum is about scientific evidences and Genesis, and Christmas is about the “warm and fuzzy” stuff of Christianity—specifically the birth of Christ. Actually, you might be surprised.
The New Testament makes it very clear that Jesus is the Creator (John 1:1–3; Colossians 1:16–17; Hebrews 1:2, 8–12; 1 Corinthians 8:6). The Gospel of John opens with:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Colossians 1:16 states:
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
The wonder of Christmas is that the Creator Himself became human and that He entered the world so humbly, as a little baby who would be laid in a feeding trough for animals. As John puts it, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).
What is surprising for many first-time museum visitors is that the Creation Museum is really about Jesus. Sure, scientific explanations are presented throughout the museum, but the account of Jesus’s life and death is the culmination of the museum presentation. In the Last Adam theater, we meet Mary, who tells of the angel appearing to her with the news that she would give birth to the Son of God. Then the story dramatically unfolds as His purpose in coming, as the sacrificial Lamb of God, is revealed.
The entire story from creation through Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection must be told to share the true history—His Story—of God’s plan of salvation. This is what the museum is all about—we are not just on about creation, but we want to see people won to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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