The Persecuted Museum

The Persecuted Museum


by Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries

            No doubt, many of you have known for some time about the opening of the new AiG Creation Museum in the Cincinnati, Ohio area on May 28 of this year.  If not, hopefully most of you know now given all of the publicity the opening of the museum has received over the last several weeks.  For those who have not heard about this new 60,000 sq. ft. testimony to Biblical creation, I thought I would include a short description of the museum from Answers in Genesis themselves as follows:

“The Creation Museum will be upfront that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice, and in every area it touches upon.  We’ll begin the Museum experience by showing that “facts” don’t speak for themselves. There aren’t separate sets of “evidences” for evolution and creation—we all deal with the same evidence (we all live on the same earth, have the same fossils, observe the same animals, etc.). The difference lies in how we interpret what we study. We’ll then explore why the Bible—the “history book of the universe”—provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things.  After that, we'll take guests on a journey through a visual presentation of the history of the world, based on the “7 C’s of History”: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation. Throughout this family-friendly experience, guests will learn how to answer the attacks on the Bible’s authority in geology, biology, anthropology, cosmology, etc., and they will discover how science actually confirms biblical history.”

            What is interesting about the opening of the Creation Museum is the level of resistance to its existence.  People were present to protest at the museums opening, planes were flown overhead stating the museum was propagating lies, university professors are circulating petitions against the museum’s content, as well as the myriad of negative press coverage the museum has received.  Why all the fuss?  As Ken Ham has stated “one creation museum against the monolithic evolutionary establishment shouldn’t be anything to worry about unless evolutionists are afraid of letting people ‘hear the other side.’”[1]

            I believe this shows us that our culture of tolerance is not tolerant when it comes to us attacking their main religious belief, which is philosophical naturalism.  Declaring the Bible is the absolute authority (particularly in regards to how the universe and ourselves were supernaturally created by Jesus) is not a message our culture appears to be tolerating.  Religion is OK if it helps you, but not the Biblical worldview starting in Genesis.  Yet, it was Jesus Himself who stated “But if you do not believe his (Moses) writings, how will you believe My words?” (Luke 5:47).

            If you would like to visit this new Creation Museum, you are invited to join JCM as we have put together a series of bus trips starting August 2 of this year.  You can find out more details on our website under “Upcoming Events”.


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