Overview and basics of Biblical Creation for Christians. Strengthening believers understanding that the Word of God is true, all of it - including the Biblical Creation account from Genesis.
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Basic and Introductory Videos
The Creation Account
In today's world, the issue of what the Biblical Creation account in Genesis 1:1-31 actually means can sometimes be controversial and confusing. Its meaning as a foundational requirement to understanding the Bible and to the success of every Christian's spiritual growth is often under-rated. Understanding the Creation Account, now more than ever, is vitally important to understand in an ever-increasing world of skepticism and doubt.
With the opening of the Ark Encounter theme park by Answers in Genesis, an ever more prevalent debate on just how all the geologic layers all over the earth, along with all the fossils were deposited. This question is fundamentally important to our understanding of scripture, and the history of the earth because how we answer the question of origin of the geology, fossil record, and the age of the earth is how we view ourselves in the light of scripture, and whether or not we view scripture as the authoritative Word of God.
Dinosaurs! The very topic brings to mind ancient forests filled with these larger than life now extinct reptiles. Every youngster knows about dinosaurs! The idea of dinosaurs being extinct isn't a new one, neither is the cultural stigma that automatically connects dinosaurs and "millions of years" together. But is this really true? Evidence has emerged over the last few decades that indicates dinosaurs and humans actually coexisted, that ancient legends of dragons may actually be ancient accounts of humans interacting with dinosaurs.
Astronomy and Physics
The issue of distant starlight and time has been a thorny one for biblical creationists for some time. The question: 'How do we fit approximately 14 billion years of processes we see in the universe, with a biblical age of the earth in the thousands of years? Also a major problem for Christians has been whether or not we should accept the Genesis historical account of Creation, or if we should try to make Genesis fit with the Big-Bang theory?
Fossils and Geology
The phenomenon of soft dinosaur tissue has been around now for a little more than a decade, and yet, evolutionists, like the person who first discovered this, self professed 'Christian evolutionist' Dr. Mary Schweitzer, have yet to find an evolutionary-based explanation for the soft tissue. The soft tissue, organic molecules that can't last more than (by evolutionist thinking) a few hundred thousand years, is far more abundant than first believed, and has literally sent evolutionists into a panic (see 60 Minutes video below).
Why Biblical Creation is Important
The question has often been raised in Christian circles as to why the issue of biblical creation versus evolution, or origins, is important to the Body of Christ. Quite frankly, while being more than just an interesting exercise in how science relates to the Bible, it's a divine command given under inspiration by the Holy Spirit, by the Apostle Peter to Christians (1 Peter 3:15). So, the reason it's important is because it defines who we are as a species and our relation with our Creator. Are we just "highly evolved primates", or are, as Scripture tells us, created "in the image of God?"
The question of the just how we got here, and if Darwin's theory of evolution had anything to do with it has been hotly debated for over 100 years by Christians, among each other (see theistic evolution), and versus atheists who reject the Genesis account of Creation.
Creation Ministries, Museums
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).
INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH (ICR) wants people to know that God’s Word can be trusted in everything it speaks about—from how and why we were made, to how the universe was formed, to how we can know God and receive all He has planned for us.
Research: As a research organization, ICR conducts laboratory, field, theoretical, and library research on projects that seek to understand the science of origins and Earth history. ICR scientists have conducted multi-year research projects at key locations such as Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, Yosemite Valley, and Santa Cruz River Valley in Argentina, and on vital issues like Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE), Flood-activated Sedimentation and Tectonics (FAST), and other topics related to geology, genetics, astro/geophysics, paleoclimatology, and much more.
Education: As an educational institution, ICR offers formal courses of instruction, conducts seminars and workshops, and presents lectures, as well as other means of instruction. With 30 years experience in graduate education, first through our California-based science education program (1981-2010), and now through the degree programs at the School of Biblical Apologetics, ICR trains men and women to do real-world apologetics with a foundation of biblical authority and creation science. ICR also offers a one-year, non-degree training program for professionals called the Creationist Worldview. Additionally, ICR scientists and staff speak to numerous groups each year through seminars and conferences.
Communication: ICR produces and/or publishes books, films, periodicals, and other media for communicating the evidence and information related to its research and education to its constituents and to the public in general. ICR’s central publication is Acts & Facts, a full-color monthly magazine with a readership of over 250,000, providing articles relevant to science, apologetics, education, and worldview issues. ICR also publishes the daily devotional Days of Praise with over 500,000 readers worldwide. Additionally, the scientists and staff at ICR publish various books and videos on medicine, history, apologetics, theology, and science. The three radio programs produced by ICR can be heard on outlets around the world, and we make our materials available through multiple social media outlets.
Today, situated on its Dallas campus, the Institute for Creation Research continues to expand its work and influence in each of these three areas of ministry, endeavoring to impact the lives and ministries of pastors, teachers, students, and families with the wonders of God’s creation.
CREATION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL (CMI) is a group of non-profit ministries in several countries. Though each is a legally and financially autonomous body, we have formally unified our efforts as a federation of ministries under the banner ‘CMI-Worldwide’ that helps to ensure unity, harmony, and efficiency of outreach.
Our role is to support the church in proclaiming the truth of the Bible and thus its Gospel message. We provide real-world answers to the most-asked questions in the vital area of creation/evolution, where the Bible is most under attack today—Genesis.
We are apolitical and non-denominational (as an organisation, not as individuals within it). We try to confine ourselves to matters as defined broadly by our Statement of Faith, and try to not get involved as a ministry in other controversies or issues within Christendom, no matter how important we, as individuals, might regard these.
THE CREATION MUSEUM is a state-of-the-art museum associated with Answers in Genesis that allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed millions of guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky.
The Ark Encounter is associated with Answers in Genesis, features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.
Located in Glen Rose, Texas.
Dr. Carl Baugh, founder.