Who among us doesn’t look back with fond nostalgia on the golden age of horror comics? Titles such as the one pictured above were eventually banned, but in your Curmudgeon’s case the ban came too late — much too late. MMMRRRRUUUHAHAHAHA!
We were naturally reminded of those beloved texts when we read this article from the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. It’s titled A Tour of the Creation Museum: Biblical Authority and Relevance Rooms.
The Relevance Rooms? Yes — enter, if you dare! But first, click on this: Sound of evil laughter. Now you’re ready. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
One of the primary goals of both Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum is to emphasize the authority of Scripture in every area of life. Since the Bible is God’s Word, and since He cannot lie or make mistakes, then it follows that His Word is true from beginning to end. As such, the authority of Scripture is stressed at the Creation Museum very early in the walkthrough.
Only the bravest among you are still with us. That’s good. Let us continue:
After examining the two different starting points — God’s Word or man’s word — guests enter the Biblical Authority Room, which illustrates reasons why we should believe God’s Word to be true. … Six biblical figures are depicted in poses consistent with their descriptions in Scripture … . Opposite these figures are signs and a video designed to focus one’s attention on the Bible. The video ensures that people will be saturated with Scripture in this room.
That was the Biblical Authority Room. Let’s move on:
As guests continue toward the next room, they are presented with some of the many attacks that have been launched against Scripture. Far more than any other book, the Bible has been the target of skeptics and critics. These assaults against the Word of God began with the serpent in the garden. Since that time, God’s Word has survived attempts to question, destroy, discredit, criticize, poison, and replace it. One of the greatest attacks of our day centers on the biblical teaching about the age of the earth. Christians need to recognize that the teaching of millions of years is actually an attack on the Word of God and an attempt to undermine its authority.
A few of you have run away, screaming. Quite understandable. The rest of us will continue … into an even deeper chamber:
The Biblical Relevance Room shows the significance of God’s Word in our lives and includes a partial history of how the Scriptures have been compromised through the ages.
The final portion of the room shows how various people within the church have undermined the authority of God’s Word by attempting to harmonize it with ideas like millions of years and evolution. A video and three-dimensional display explains the catastrophic compromise that took place during the Scopes Trial and the efforts people have put forth to use this incident against biblical creationists.
We’re about to leave the Biblical Relevance Room, but before we do:
As visitors exit this room, they are left with a somber reminder of the dangers of compromising God’s Word with man’s ideas.
We’ll skip the paragraph about someone who abandoned his faith. It’s just too frightening. Here’s the final paragraph:
Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum call the church to a reformation — by making Scripture alone the authority for every believer’s life, including our understanding of history and science. The Biblical Authority and Relevance Rooms give visitors a vivid description of the importance of holding to the Bible as the ultimate authority in one’s life, which along with sharing the gospel is the main purpose of the Creation Museum.
The last sentence tells us that there’s more to come:
The next rooms will show some of the consequences of the compromise noted in the Biblical Relevance Room.
That’s where we have to leave our journey … for now. But there’s the dark promise of more to come. We’ll end with one more Sound of evil laughter.
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