When considering explanations for the creation of our universe, it’s difficult to know where to go for accurate information. If you’re willing to consider various theories, including the possibility that a divine Creator is responsible for all the beauty we see around us, it’s an even greater challenge. Most of us don’t have much of a choice anymore. We take our children to museums where we are bombarded with evolution, stories of an old earth, and a conscious exemption of God, unless it’s to talk about human “myths.” Unfortunately, we receive these same messages on television, in school and the workplace, and sometimes even in church. There is a conscious effort in our society to ensure that upcoming generations have no faith in the Biblical accounts of creation, sin and redemption.
So what’s a parent to do? Perhaps you are a Christian and you just aren’t sure how to defend your faith from a scientific standpoint. Or perhaps you’re not a believer, but you are willing to consider the possibility that the earth and all that’s in it didn’t just evolve from a few specks of bacteria.
At the Creation Museum, part of a 100,000 square-foot complex near Cincinnati, visitors can walk through fascinating state-of-the-art, family-friendly exhibits that share the story of mankind from creation through modern times. As you travel through the museum, you begin to develop a greater appreciation for the authenticity and authority of the Bible. Hard evidence from scientific fields such as astronomy, geology, physics, biology and anthropology support Biblical accounts of historical events – dating all the way back to creation. Visitors will be thrilled by all the wonderful things they can learn about our world if we take the time to study all the evidence and they will be amazed at how the evidence lines up with accounts passed down through the Bible.
As a Christian parent, I greatly enjoyed the Creation Museum because the exhibits are designed not just to assert Biblical truths, but to show how these Biblical truths are evident throughout science, history, anthropology, medicine, and so many areas of our lives. As a writer, however, I was trying to put myself in the position of a non-believer or even a Christian who just wasn’t sure about all the Biblical accounts of history. This wasn’t difficult to do because I talk with a lot of people who say they are believers, but yet they still believe the earth is billions of years old, for example, or that we possibly could have evolved from some lower life form. I believe the designers of the Creation Museum have done an excellent job appealing to all groups of people – and it’s difficult to come away without a realization that perhaps our science teachers – and others in positions of authority – aren’t telling us everything.
One thing I enjoyed most about the museum is the fact that they present an account of history based on scientific evidence. Yes, some of this i s even the same evidence used by evolutionists, but it is interpreted differently. Many evolutionists approach science with a pre-conceived bias that they already know what the answer is so they’re not really looking for the truth, but instead they’re trying to find a way to support what they already believe. It’s circular reasoning. Scientists at the Creation Museum have addressed this issue and allowed the evidence to speak for itself.
Another aspect of the museum we enjoyed was the fact that they do present the story and purpose of mankind. Why does man exist? Why does sin exist? How are we supposed to treat one another? What is our purpose in life? These are among many of the difficult questions addressed at the Creation Museum. After touring the exhibits inside the museum, there is a beautiful flower-lined walking trail outside that leads to a petting zoo. The walking trail is a great place to reflect on the exhibits and even discuss some of the concepts with your family.
Whether or not you believe in a Divine Creator, I would highly recommend a visit to the Creation Museum. It was refreshing to visit a museum that wasn’t afraid to allow the science to be interpreted without the prejudiced eyes of those who have an agenda to push evolution. Since most of us have been raised in secular classrooms, your beliefs might be challenged. You will learn something new. Your eyes will be opened to scientific truths that have been hidden. And I believe you will come away with a new understanding and appreciation of Biblical truths.