Saddam Failed

This is a portion of a photo (cropped out), taken in my recent trip to the Creation Museum.  In case you are not able to read the card above, it says…

SNATCHED FROM SADDAM’S CLUTCHES…Before he was removed from power in 2003, the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered all Torah scrolls destroyed throughout Iraq.  But several scrolls, such as this fragment, were saved from destruction. Efforts to destroy God’s Word have met similar resistance throughout history.This scroll, written on sheepskin, tells the entire story of Noah, from Genesis 4:21 to 10:13.  A Hebrew University scholar identified both the paper and the script as approximately 300 years old.

–David Lemmons

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A Visit to the Creation Museum

Diane and I enjoyed a visit to the Creation Museum last Friday. I have posted before regarding this place and you can read that post by clicking H-E-R-E. From that post you can retrieve some of the details that I will not mention here. The website for the museum itself is found H-E-R-E.

We were at the door at 10:00 a.m., the advertised opening time. Already a line had formed to purchase tickets, but at least the waiting was inside in the cool, (perhaps you can see from the ticket above that it took us 34 minutes). I was amazed all day at the size of the crowd. It is certainly encouraging to me that there were this many people interested in learning more about creation and how to give answer to the evolutionists. However, quite honestly, it was just a bit inconvenient to stand in lines all day. I am not sure if Friday is an especially busy day or if they are all about the same. There were professional security people to help us park our car and get inside. All of the personnel here were very nice and friendly.

I’ve read from one of Ken Hamm’s blogs that a big day at the museum is about 3800 and that already in their first ten weeks they have had 150,000 visitors.

My sweet wife has a slight (did I really say SLIGHT) problem with claustrophobia. As a result, we sort of took the JET tour through portions of the exhibit. Some of them were dark and confining and pretty much like being inside a cave. Nonetheless, we spent about 5 ½ hours there, counting our lunch time in “Noah’s Café.” Sometime I would like to return and take the TURTLE tour.

The entire museum is quite impressive. A multitude of facts are paraded before your eyes in various media. There are endless video monitors suspended from varying angles, armed with 1 to 3 minute video presentations. These monitors are close-captioned also, which is convenient when there are so many viewing the displays (noise from whom sometimes prevent the audio from being received completely). The flood portion of the tour is a shining point of interest and attractively constructed. How refreshing and DIFFERENT it was to be touring through such an expansive and expensive facility centered on ORIGINS and be presented with an alternative to atheistic or theistic evolution! I enjoyed it thoroughly!

The “Men in White” Theater has its own surprises for those entering in and I would certainly recommend that you enter. I’ll not go into the details, but I am confident it will be something you have not experienced before. Even with standing in line a few minutes it surely was worth the effort.

Before my visit I was advised that the Planetarium would be worth the extra $5.00. I am thankful that I accepted that advice and stood in line for it. It surely helped to give this old feeble mind a little better concept of the vast distances and sizes of outer space. I am sure there is no device known to man today to do such adequately, but this must have come the closest I’ve ever come to it so far. It was something else!

However, to me it is a source of amazement and confounds me no end how such men as the ANSWERS IN GENESIS men can be so intelligent and wise in matters relating to origins and be so foolish with regard to salvation matters. They do have a brief (less than 30 minutes) video regarding salvation at the end of the tour in their “Last Adam Theater.” Their presentation leaves off baptism as if Jesus HAD NOT connected it in His own words of Mark 16:16. We are saddened by that lack of understanding of such an easily understood statement from our Lord.

I am made to rejoice, however, as my overall impression that such a place as this exists in our land to stir the thoughts of people BACK TO THE BIBLE.

–David Lemmons