• Is American on the Brink of Disaster?

    Is American on the Brink of Disaster?

    We’ve become a country divided. Political Chaos. Racial Tensions. Global Terrorism. “Fake News.” What does the future hold for our country?

    A country founded on spiritual principles, America has minimized the importance of God and Christian values. According to the Bible, a nation that denies and defies God will ultimately suffer His judgment. (Gen. 12:3)

    In The End of America?: Bible Prophecy and a Country in Crisis from author and theologian Jeff Kinley, Jeff explores the rapid decline of America as a Christian nation, God’s prophetic plan for America, and the Christian’s responsibility to our great nation.

    Topics include:

    • America a “Christian Nation”?
  • Cosmo Hurts Kids campaign fights to protect children

    Cosmo Hurts Kids Campaign Fights To Protect Children

    Victoria Hearst’s Cosmo Hurts Kids campaign fights to protect children from the mag’s harmful pornographic messages. Granddaughter of publishing titan William Randolph Hearst is making her own mark in the magazine world by taking on COSMOPOLITAN’s adult content.

    Miss Victoria Hearst is making news by actively fighting against the magazine that was the flagship of her famous grandfather’s publishing empire. Miss Hearst insists that the messages displayed on the cover and in the pages of Cosmopolitan are damaging to children, and that the Cosmo of today bears NO resemblance to the wholesome family magazine her grandfather purchased in 1905. Victoria isn’t the only one who is concerned about Cosmo’s harmful effects.… Read More...

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    Government versus Christianity

    We may argue from a theological position and, I agree, much of what is permissible in this country in sinful. It sickens me. But let’s look at these things from a Constitutional perspective. The country was founded on the principles of freedom & liberty which were put in place to accommodate a wide variety of religions and political viewpoints. There is an inherent double edge to the American political system that was established.

    Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god.… Read More...

  • What Is Christmas?

    What is Christmas? This article shows the surprising connection between Christmas and the creation of the world.

    Note: This article is featured in this booklet, which shows the surprising connection between Christmas and the creation of the world.

    In December, many Christians celebrate a holiday called Christmas.1 What is Christmas? During this season, there is particular emphasis on an event that occurred around 2,000 years ago in the town of Bethlehem in Judea (today called Israel).

    Christmas commemorates the birth of a baby—an event recorded in the Bible in such New Testament passages as Luke 2:1–20 and prophesied about in Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 7:14.

  • Do Varves, Tree-Rings, and Radiocarbon Measurements Prove an Old Earth?

    The BioLogos Foundation has published a popular-level article by old-earth geologists Gregg Davidson and Ken Wolgemuth presenting arguments for an old earth. One such argument involves counts of sedimentary laminations (“varves”) within the floor of Japan’s Lake Suigetsu. Their article claims that the very large number of Lake Suigetsu varve counts is strong evidence for an old earth. Creation scientists would argue that most of the lamination couplets are not true annual events. In fact, a plausible explanation for the couplets was presented in the young-earth creationist literature one year prior to Davidson and Wolgemuth’s article. Davidson and Wolgemuth, however, present a new “spin” on the argument: they claim that the correlation between these “varve” counts and radiocarbon dates (as well as tree-ring counts), proves that the Lake Suigetsu varves are true annual events, thus presenting an unanswerable argument for an old earth.… Read More...

  • Christmas Town Expands at Museum; Ark Announces Special December Prices and Hours

    Editor’s note: This article was adapted from a news release that was recently distributed to the media.

    The Creation Museum has expanded dates for its highly anticipated annual free Christmas celebration known as Christmas Town—running daily Dec. 16–23 and 26–30 this year. At the same time, 45 minutes away, the popular new Ark Encounter, decorated with bright lights, will stay open late on the same dates as Christmas Town, with Ark admission half price after 5 p.m. and free parking. At the Creation Museum, admission is only $5 after 5 p.m. on those Christmas Town dates.

    In addition to the beautiful light displays (tens of thousands total) decorating the scenic Creation Museum gardens, returning features include a live Nativity, an outdoor drama highlighting the story of the Magi, and other biblical characters throughout the gardens.

  • Christmas Timeline of the Biblical Account

    When December hits, many familiar questions surrounding the birth of Christ come to mind. For example, some ask about making Christmas sermons relevant, the origin of Christmas and if it was pagan, the star of Bethlehem, the “inn” where Jesus was born, and many others. Of course, these are important topics, but it is also important to understand the timeline of events surrounding the birth of Jesus.

    The Christmas timeline of the biblical account is called into question by many skeptics. They claim the nativity accounts of Matthew and Luke do not line up, and therefore the accounts should be discarded.

  • How Did Infectious Diseases Get on the Ark?

    Though you might not see an exhibit dedicated to it when you visit the Ark Encounter, there was an enormous “elephant” on board the Noah’s Ark: germs.

    We live in a germophobic society, so it’s ironic just how many germs must have actually made it on board the Ark. Even though there are mostly good germs, many people tend to focus on only the bad germs—pathogens that seem to exist only to make us sick. So skeptics of the biblical account question whether pathogens (e.g., syphilis) were present on the Ark.

    There’s nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child.

  • Alabama’s Underwater Forest

    Remnants of a cypress forest were recently discovered off Alabama’s coast.
    What climate changes could explain such a massive rise in ocean level?

    Sixty feet (18 m) beneath the green
    waves of the Gulf of Mexico, about
    15 miles (24 km) off the Alabama
    coast, lie the remnants of an ancient
    forest of giant cypress trees.1 For hundreds
    of yards (meters), the stumps
    follow the lazy meanders of what
    appears to be an ancient river channel
    that flows down from the coast,
    near the place where two present-day
    rivers spill into the sea through the
    Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

    How did a forest ever grow here, and
    when did the ocean level rise enough to
    bury a forest and river?

  • Charitable Gifts Using Life Insurance

    The greatest investments are made in the hearts and lives of people for eternity. These are the investments that keep on giving—sometimes for generations! Now, did you know that your life insurance policy can be used to make an eternal impact in the kingdom of God? You can give the gift of life insurance to a Christian charity or organization and be a partner in accomplishing God’s mission.

    One of the primary purposes of life insurance is to provide for family in the event the insured passes away prematurely. Life insurance is often used to protect against the loss of an insured’s income, to provide needed liquidity to an insured’s estate, or to replace an inheritance.

  • The Documentary Hypothesis: Moses, Genesis, and the JEDP?

    In the past few hundred years, the Bible has been under severe attack by scientific and philosophical skeptics of all sorts. In this scientific age the most-attacked book of the Bible has arguably been Genesis, particularly the first 11 chapters. Long-age geology, big-bang cosmology, secular archaeology, liberal theology, and philosophical attacks on miracles in the Bible have deceived many people to believe that the Bible is not true and therefore cannot be trusted.

    One of the major attacks on the Bible in the past three hundred years has been directed against Moses and his authorship of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).

  • Announcing the Arrival of a Zebra Foal at the Ararat Ridge Zoo

    In the early morning hours today (December 2, 2016), a new creation was born at the Ark Encounter’s Ararat Ridge Zoo in Williamstown, Kentucky. Five-year-old Zillah, one of the zoos two Plains Zebras, gave birth to “Baby Z,” a male foal in the zebra exhibit enclosure. Zoo officials knew Zillah was pregnant, but due to the long gestation period, they did not have a specific due date. Zookeepers arrived Friday morning to find the foal already standing and following his mother around their yard. According to head zookeeper, Matt DeVoe, “Both are doing well, and the young striped equine is nursing as designed while mom is attending and recovering nicely.”

    Plains (or Grant’s) Zebra (Equus quagga) are part of the horse kind along with horses and donkeys.

  • Why Do Some US Earthquakes Occur in Unexpected Places?

    Three seconds after 1:51 p.m., August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Virginia.1 With an epicenter 3.7 miles under the ground, located some 41 miles northwest of Richmond, the ground shaking was felt as far away as New York City and even in Toronto, Canada.

    In Washington, DC, only 83 miles from the epicenter, visitors inside the observation deck atop the Washington Monument were thrown about by the force of the shaking; falling mortar and pieces of stone caused minor injuries, though all the people inside exited safely.2 Damage occurred throughout the metropolitan Washington area, but the Washington Monument was among the significantly damaged structures.

  • Keep “Christmas in Christ”

    Christ, More Than an Adornment

    One of the wonders of December is the nostalgic display of Christmas lights that brighten up the cold evenings of the Northern Hemisphere. Sharp colors of green, red, blue, yellow, and white hang from the gutters, window sills, and surrounding trees of the old and new homes alike, giving them that yearly spark that has the power to turn a bad day good and an anxious heart into the deep retrospective realms of childhood memories. We embrace the sentimental feelings of Christmas that seem to resurface about the same time every year. It is a time when families are brought back together and the distinctive of each family member’s personality is brought alongside the gift or food item to be shared.

  • Scriptural Geology, Then and Now

    The scriptural geology (SG) movement is described by historians as a reaction among both scientists and theologians to the long-ages models being proposed by geologists in the early nineteenth century. Specifically, it occupied the period of 1820 to 1860 after which time the movement essentially died out until revived by George McCready Price and the modern creationist movement of the twentieth century. Possible reasons for the precipitous decline of scriptural geology after the 1850s are explored. Historians have noted remarkable similarities between scriptural geology (SG) and the modern creationist movement (popularly known as young-earth creationism or YEC). Most of the basic issues have not dramatically changed in the last 150 years and more.… Read More...