When prominent and influential people who claim to be Christian make such decisions and ignore what God has said:
Former President Jimmy Carter toured Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter on Friday, but told reporters that he was not necessarily endorsing Ham’s views, as he personally believes in evolution.
“The earth is four billion years old, … but I don’t see a conflict there,” Carter told reporters, referring to the conflict between Christianity and evolution. “And as a scientist, I believe in evolution.”
he goes on to say:
But all things are possible through the divine power of God. And whenever there is a conflict, I turn to the words of Jesus Christ,” he said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “If God created it four billion years ago or six thousand years ago, it doesn’t matter to me.”
God does not make a choice between his creative act and evolution possible for how he brought everything into existence. He said it very clearly that he spoke and it was. He never said anything about using a process. Not in any book of the Bible where he mentions creation and since the Bible is the only book written by God and which gives us his revelation to us about himself and what he has done, there is no other source of information to turn to in order to declare that the Bible got it wrong.
Ham also desires for the attraction to provide visitors with the message of salvation.
“A major reason for rebuilding the ark today is to proclaim the message of salvation—that just as Noah and his family had to go through the doorway to be saved, we also need to go through a doorway,” he outlined in 2014 when construction first began. “The Lord Jesus is our door—the only way to be saved.”
Sorry Mr. Ham but we do not need the ark to proclaim the message of salvation. We have the Bible for that and we have Jesus, along with his servants who do the proclaiming not some inanimate object. What can a 510 foot ark do that the cross, the symbol of salvation, hasn’t done for the past 2000 years?
This is also sad to hear:
As previously reported, Carter, 91, teaches Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. However, in addition to being an evolution adherent, in an interview with the Huffington Post last July, Carter asserted that Jesus would approve of same-sex “marriage,” and really, “any love affair.”
“Would Jesus approve [of] gay marriage?” host Marc Lamont Hill asked.
“I believe Jesus would,” Carter replied. “I don’t have any verse in Scripture. I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else.”
Jesus would not approve of anything his Father did not like.Mr. Carter is a bit off in his theology and thinking.