Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A New Noah's Ark Theme Park

I consider this project wasteful. How many homeless people could they house for that forest full of wood they used to build this new ark? 100 million dollars? Wow. Notice the different "pre-historic" animals they are populating the ark with? Mammoths and others did exist but it makes you wonder? Hopefully they won't stick some dinosaurs in there like the Creation museum. Warning video is ABC News and throws in some global warming propaganda. [the climate has always changed]


Anonymous said...

Hello BB,
IMHO, the Noah's Ark theme park is a brilliant idea. This replica hopefully will get people back into learning about God, the Old testament and into reading their Bible's to become saved/ "born again" by the Holy Spirit. This will truly enrich their spirituality and turn them away from the brainwashing indoctrination of evolution taught in schools today. Of course you have the "freethinker" atheists coming out in protest over the Biblical Story of Noah's Ark as being immoral and highly inappropriate for children.

‘The Biblical Story of Noah’s Ark Is Immoral’: Atheists Reveal Fiery Protest Plan Against Creationist Ken Ham’s Bible Theme Park

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As Jesus said in John 12:8: “You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous 4:52,

Not to burst your religious bubble concerning the public school system as the only source of evolutionary drivel, we must be very discerning concerning the times in which we live. Bethel Bible College, a private Christian college, currently have professors on staff, teaching their students (most of whom have parents paying big bucks for their children's educations) evolution as a fact, not a theory. These professors use the Scripture "a day is as a thousand years" in the New Testament as proof that the creation account in Genesis is false. Let me repeat the source of this false teaching; an extremely expensive Baptist Bible College who claims to know and teach the Word of God, in context as well as being 'born again' teachers, staff, as well as students.

And personally, I am not worried about all of those unsaved folks, the atheists, protesting the truth of Noah's ark for their eyes and hearts have been blinded. I am more concerned with the 'house of God, those folks who are supposed to know goes 'the church', so goes the culture for brainwashing also occurs in fundamental Christianity.

Bible Believer said...

I have seen the same changes too within the seminaries, where they teach almost an evolution attached to creationism, evolution is symbolized by biblical language. This is what most churches teach now, intelligent design hooked to evolution. If one studies enough of nature even let's say the whole pantheon of birds and the colors of their feathers, the fact that all this evolved is nonsense. How did the birds evolve to read magnetic fields and stars to chart their courses of migration? It makes no sense. The dinosaur thing bugs me but I know normal folk aren't asking questions like why weren't any dinosaur fossils dug up in the Middle Ages and why we seemed barraged with that stuff from the late 1800s?

Anonymous said...

Noah's Arc being built is a mockery of God's judgment upon the earth in the flood. They are making light of God's just punishment for the wicked abominable people on the earth. Next it will be a whole theme park of Armageddon or God's Day of judgment. Creation museum or whatever it is called raised $14 million of the $79 million they want to raise for this project. It is despicable, no better than prancing around the golden calf.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they dig up dinosaur fossils during the Middle Ages? Maybe because the people were to busy fighting wars, etc. Remember, in the Middle Ages there weren't people interested in animal bones. They were only interested in human bones that were considered "relics" to be worshiped. ;)

Anonymous said...

Yes, amen Bible Believer. Our family attended a Baptist mega church in the big city and on that particular Sunday morn, the pastor man refuted the Genesis account of the definition of day being a literal 24 hour period, with his truth of 'the gap theory.' He said there was 'sin' before the fall as the gap theory states and that those of us who are literal Bible believers are 'way off' concerning the 'context of the scriptures.' And the following Sunday, he invited a PhD Doctor of Science to give the sermon from the pagan pulpit system to the unthinking congregation, once again, reinforcing the 'head pastor's' false teaching of the 'gap theory.'

Personally, I am not worried about sending our children to a state college to receive a higher education for most born again parents have already taught their children from our Holy Scriptures (we do not believe it takes a village to raise a child) as one leader in a Baptist church shared with us), fully knowing that state colleges are going to teach, preach, and try their hardest to indoctrinate our adult children. However, when we hear the fruits coming from graduates of colleges that claim to be Bible colleges, faith based colleges, and religious colleges teaching evolution and their non-Scriptural theories as truth, I would have to say that "the pride of life in sending your child to a bible (?) college" is very concerning and sad.

I may be a little forward here, for in our area of the U.S., many of us sit in the presence of those parents who brag and boast of their children attending "this or that Bible college," and I won't even address the mysticism/pagan practices they are also learning there.

Anonymous said...

Were dragons of old really dinosaurs? Have people throughout history seen dinosaurs, even drawing them, before their fossils were ever found? Is Satan the serpent involved with dinosaurs? Did God destroy them because of this? Then again, maybe God created dinosaurs.

There is John 1:3 "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." Could Satan have genetically manipulated creatures God made? And of course you can go off into the gap theory of Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Was there an earth before our current creation week 6000 years ago? How long did Satan exist before man came along? What was he up to? A lot of speculation about the past. Note, I don't believe in evolution.

Abigail said...

In support of previous posters who have run into the frustrating claim that it is possible to blend the truth of creation with the lie of evolution , I offer these verses to back up your faith. In Genesis 1:11-12, God created the plant world. Verse 13 tells us that He did this on day 3 of creation. Not until the next day, day 4, did God create the sun. Those who try to make the God-less, masonic theory of evolution comfortably coexist with the truth of a literal 7 day creation twist the scriptures to make the 7 days eons long. However, I have yet to see a plant that can live without the sun for a single year, let alone a thousand years or a million years. The days in creation are literal days, defined for us as evening plus morning. Don't let world-lovers confuse you and cause you to doubt the truth with their "oppositions of science falsely so-called" (1 Timothy 6:20). Keep standing strong in the truth and don't feel the need to compromise your faith in God's word to make it conform to Satan's lies. "...for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?" (2 Corinthians 6:14-15). Don't be ashamed to be different and separated from the world and its prideful false science. May God help us all to cling to His truth in these treacherous times of deceit!

Anonymous said...

There had to have been sin before the fall. Satan was in rebellion before Adam and Eve fell.

Romans 5:12 "“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Yes, sin entered into this present creation through Adam. But wasn't Satan's fall sinful? What else would you call it?

I am a literal bible believer and I believe that there could have been a gap between genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Not that there absolutely was, but that there could have been. But no gaps between the days of creation. The creation week were literal 24 hour days 6000 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this lovely., the museum has a dragon bookstore for all to enjoy. I guess they weren't creative enough to find a different name other than the devil himself. Found it on their website;
The Dragon Hall Bookstore, rich in dragon lore and legends, offers the latest from Answers in Genesis—videos, gift books, technical books (including Bible dictionaries and reference books), curricula and translations, plus items related to the museum.

What happens when you mix truth with error? You get a different Gospel. The word of God says let him be cursed. Did Adam name dinosaurs? No, because there were no dinosaurs. Even scientists have found a manipulation of fossil bones by adding chicken bones to create a new species. No authenticity, just fraud.

Bible Believer said...

I saw a sentence in one article that keeps bugging me..where he talks about Christ being a "door" [the universal cosmic christ]

Now I see this too..

"The Ark Encounter takes advantage of the latest environmental technologies to be good stewards of creation. Additional future phases for the attraction include a pre-Flood walled city, the Tower of Babel, a first-century village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded petting zoo, and other attractions that uphold the truth of God’s Word."

He's going to build a tower of babel? What next build a giant golden calf?

With the dragons, I'm massively creeped out by them tossing the latin around

I believe the dinosaurs are based on fraud, not everyone has to agree with me on this one. this is an area I am open to new evidence, but I agree about the manipulation of fossil bones, a lot of the dinosaurs make no sense, like the T-Rex with it's teeny little arms. Maybe I read too much of Clues Forum, but the posting on dinosaurs got to me, and I think they are on to something major with NASA. I always thought the space videos and other things looked fake.

They basically named their book store, Devil's Hall.

Bible Believer said...

"However, I have yet to see a plant that can live without the sun for a single year, let alone a thousand years or a million years."

Hmm very interesting....I plan to go read that in my bible again.

I get tired of them trying to smush evolution into creationism too. That is the most predominant view in Christiandom. Evolution never made sense to me, even the colors of different birds have no evolutionary foundation whatsoever. A lot of science is false. Yes some is TRUE, but what they are passing off as scientific isn't always. Evolution has too many holes. The expectation that tens of thousands of variety of animals should just arise out of muck, and all "evolve" to be different, is nonsense.

Bible Believer said...

I believe a gap is possible too but not between the days of creation as well.

Abigail said...

In my experience, entertainment and the gospel just don't mix. The entertainment part ends up obscuring the message. Maybe some true Christians get caught up in the idea of "winning people to the Lord"(I hate that expression--we don't win anyone to the Lord; we merely have the privilege to observe the miraculous work of God's Holy Spirit in doing so, and it is RARE in these days, despite the prideful who notch their belts to keep track of their "winnings"!!!). Maybe some sincere believers think that putting people in a happy mood will make them come to the truth. Jesus never did this. The apostles never did this. In fact, Jesus and His followers tended to make people very UNcomfortable with their approach. The thing that is supposed to attract people to Jesus is what all these fake Christians can't fake--selfless love and honest, Biblical living. The message of the gospel itself is not fun. It is a message for the humble and the broken-hearted, not for fun-loving, world-loving people out for a diversion that makes them feel spiritual.It is a message requiring serious thought and "counting the cost" (Luke 14:28) and quietness of spirit.

This Noah's Ark thing also has other dangers because they are trying to recreate history that we don't know all the details about. If they inadvertantly promote false teachings (I'm thinking of the dinosaurs, the appearance of the Tower of Babel, the racial appearance of Noah's family, the types of animals selected) and these mistakes alienate people or later get exposed, this taints the gospel message that they have attached to their other "facts" and people may decide it is also in error.

Finally, on a personal note, I went many years ago to the Noah's Ark show in Lancaster, PA, thinking (This was back in the day when I was still trying to live my faith within the IFB church system) that it would be a wholesome, uplifting, spiritually significant experience. The Holy Spirit within me hated it, but I thought something was wrong with me, that I was too rigid or critical. The only part of the show I remember (other than the expense which was significant!) was the worldy portrayal of Noah's neighbors. Those actors were having a good time demonstrating sin. The women, particularly, dressed and danced and interacted with the male actors in a sexual way that I found shocking. The men demonstrated violence and drunkenness and lust. I assume this more modern Noah's Ark and Tower of Babel scenario will be even worse because fake Christian society has become immune to and immersed in filth.

Grammy G said...

I want to make a comment about this facility. Whether or not you agree with everything they do, I have a testimony of what it did just last summer for our family. This place is a clean and tasteful facility and I don't think they would even stoop so low as to portray sin to the degree the play spoken of above did. They have taken great care in depicting the sins of the world so as not to be offensive or inappropriate. It is a family affair.

We went last summer with our JW son and his kids. He was seduced by his now wife into that cult. As we were walking along and praying for their eyes to be opened to the truth, my 11 year old granddaughter, seeing Lucy the ape says "Grammy! Look! There's Lucy" pointing, to an ape display. After a good bit of discussion about evolution learned in Ohio schools, I was able to tell her how God created her in love, not a cheap carbon copy of an ape or anyone else. How He wonderfully and lovingly created her different from everyone else and we compared thumbprints. I was able to quote Scripture to her as well. Later we found a book in the store that showed how God created us uniquely beautiful at a very reasonable price of $5.95. She had the most beautiful smile on her face and I could see how God made that moment possible right then and there. Our son paid attention to the displays and you could see it was having an effect on him. Sadly he is still in the cult, but not going to meetings as often and we continue in prayer.

I don't think we compromised the Truth by going to this facility. I think it was an answer to prayer in many ways and opened a door for further dialogue. I think the founders and workers hearts are in the right place and every employee we met wasn't there doing a JOB, but realized it was a ministry and seemed to enjoy their calling. Whether or not you agree with young or old earth, I am amazed at God either way. If the Ark (which I agree is a little monumental) is able to change the course for people to believe, it will have served it's purpose. I agree, there could be some imagination used in the building of it just as there has been through out the ages in the making of crosses and pictures of Jesus. THe artists weren't evil or in some way deviant. Their intentions were good, but their imaginations were used to depict something of which is described in the Word, only it requires imagination to bring it to life. This brings about a very good question that has been pointed out in other posts, just not in this way. Is it idolatry to make anything as described in the Bible for our earthly use? Either to be used to show the world we are Christians (such as the cross), or for educational purposes? Are they not carved images? Take a look in your own home at the number of carved images you have. Birds, dolphins, trees, dogs, cats, etc. If we are going to buy these for our own decor and pleasure, we must be careful not to justify it while questioning the intentions of another. This I know for a fact-I have 3 adult children, raised in an imperfect Christian home, who did missionary work in Haiti with me, left home and became non-Christian (JW, Universalist, Buddist) after attending college because of the indoctrination of professors and peers. Much could be said about this and each has their reasons, but they have made a choice. If the creation Museum is able to cause even one person to question the false teachings that have spread across the land and dig deeper for the Truth through the reading of God's Word, isnt if serving a Godly purpose? Sadly, we disagree about many things as Christians that have nothing to do with Salvation and the worth of one soul to the Lord.

Anonymous said...

The problem I see with this project and with other ministries focused solely on the topic of "Creationism" is that although the work they do is good, it only goes so far. They are "johnny one-notes". They are ecumenical and do not address issues of sound doctrine and the uncompromised Gospel which offends Roman Catholics, etc.

To have a project like this ark, they can't afford to offend those who claim to be Christian yet have false doctrine and a false gospel.

They would be better off putting their funds to the few remaining groups who actually share the Gospel to the lost. Yes, this might pique the interest of some people, even atheists, but what does it go from there? They might believe in God, but what about Christ?

I agree with BB - these funds and efforts to support this monstrosity are misplaced. But it just goes along with the sloppy thinking of so-called evangelicals of today.

Even Henry Morris who is widely respected for his work defending creationism was clearly ecumenical. He had an overinflated view that creationism was the end all of everything. It is only a part and it is not the part that saves any soul. It is not the Gospel. If it is taught without the sharing of the gospel, it is lacking.

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous to argue points that cannot be proven. The gap theory isn't all that ridiculous. It is possible God created the world over a longer period of time without evolution being part of it. Genesis 2: 18-20 paints the picture that Adam somehow named every creature on the planet before Eve was created. After God who knew that none of them would be a suitable partner put Adam to sleep to create Eve. It would be impossible to name every creature in a literal 24 hour day. It would also be odd for Adam to feel loneliness in that span considering he had God to commune with. I have always accepted that somethings we are not meant to know until we leave this world. Since I am a firm believer that evolution is completely false and impossible, the only absolute becomes that there is a God who created the world and humankind. The amount of time He took is irrelevant. Every person always argues that their point is correct and absolute and it slips into a subjective essay. While most of the world uses science and false science to advance their propaganda, there is still a use for it. God created us in His image which gives us an innate desire to create and explore. We want to search for truth and answers but get deceived easily into lies that keep us blinded.

Anonymous said...

All of the animals Adam named were brought to him. The bible doesn't talk about Adam naming insects or fish. He named certain animals. Remember, Adam would have been perfect in his abilities. Don't think of current human ability. There would have been fewer kinds of animals than the variety we have today. For instance, Adam would not have had to name all dogs, wolves, foxes, coyote, just the original animal that these animals sprang from. It would be possible. Just because you can't imagine it doesn't make it impossible.

Also, the creation, or re-creation days were literal 24 hour days. Why would God need a long time? There is no language in the Hebrew to suggest any gaps.

Eve filled a role for Adam. A helper and wife. Adam had a natural God given need for a female. God said that it was not good for man to be alone. Even tho Adam had God he still had this God given desire in him for a wife.

Anonymous said...

To Abigail (who is shocked by the modern filth in this world),

Dear, you must have not read a real Bible ever! Maybe one for children but not the REAl one! Probably you're asking yourself whatever could I mean? Well, the Bible describes sexual encounters, horrific wars, battles, and battle wounds. In detail descriptions of suicides, a prophet praying to God that a bear kill children (and the children WERE killed by a bear!), etc.

I think some christians want to white wash everything and in the process they have become fundies that can't comunicate with the unsaved and lead them to Christ!

P.S.: I TOO do not like overly sexual and graphic plays and movies but to think that is a modern problem, boy o boy, how wrong YOU are!

Anonymous said...


Are you not just speculating that Adam did not name every animal? Where is that mentioned in the Bible? It seems you have just chose to believe that to fit your theory of a literal six day creation. Why would God need a long time? Why would he need 6 days? He could have easily created it all in a blink of an eye.

Anyways, my point was only made not to create any discourse but to point out that all (including myself) have presuppositions about all issues. This issue cannot be proven and it has nothing to do with salvation.

Anonymous said...

From KJV:

Psalms 90:4: "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night."

2nd Peter 3:8: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this ONE thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

(Can't find a KJV online that has cross-references, but NASB does, & it shows Psalm 90:4 as a cross-reference to 2nd Peter 3:8, meaning, Peter probably had Psalm 90:4 in mind when he penned his verse.)

So God had that verse put in the Bible twice. "At the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses let every matter be established" (& that's in the Bible 3 times! Deut. 19:15; Matt. 18:16; 2nd Cor. 13:1).

So do we let the Bible "interpret itself," or do we let "tradition" interpret?

Our time: 24-hour days.

God's time: 1-day "IS" ... "as a thousand years"

So when God was doing His creating before Adam, was God operating in man's timeframe or His own timeframe?

Since Adam wasn't even here yet, I would think God was operating in HIS timeframe, & not the timing of mankind to come later.

As for the plants needing sun before 1,000 years passed, maybe the Lord had them in "incubator" mode, "on hold" until he created the sun. Or maybe they were nightshade plants (lol, j/k on that!)

Agree Adam would not have had to name every little critter, since animals were created "according to their own kind." So all he would have had to name were each "kind."

Frankly, I don't care whether it was 24-hour creation days or 1,000-year creation days. (It's one of those things Christians will probably toss around 'til Jesus comes.) However, I do tend to believe what the Bible says rather than what preachers may have said for a long time. And if the Bible interprets itself via cross-referencing Scriptures, why not believe it?

And, btw, the 1,000-year-days idea is not some fairly new Bible Colleges teaching. I first heard it in the late 1970s. I always thought it made good sense, especially because of the Psalms & Peter verses. But hey, if it was 24-hour-days/men's timeframe, fine. It's not something I'm going to argue about.