If you’re fascinated with the opening of the “Creation Museum”:http://www.creationmuseum.org/ (like I am), you really ought to check out some of the features on Beliefnet.
They have a photo gallery of the museum’s exhibits (which aim to disprove evolution and prove that the world was created in six, 24-hour days).
They also have several “video interviews”:http://www.beliefnet.com/story/219/story_21921_1.html with Ken Ham, the president of Answers in Genesis, a ministry that calls for a literal understanding of the Book of Genesis. Answers in Genesis opened the $27 million museum.
In one of the videos, Ham (that’s him) explains that the theory of evolution Ã¢â‚¬â€ and the public schools that teach it Ã¢â‚¬â€ are responsible for a growing willingness to question the Bible’s authority. He says:
If you reject there is an absolute authority and you reject the Bible as God’s word, if you believe that you are the result of natural processes, then who owns you? No one. To whom are you accountable? No one. Who sets the rules? You do. In other words, morality becomes very subjective and moral relativism would pervade the culture.
It’s not that evolution is the cause of moral relativism. It’s not that evolution is the cause of social ills or abortion or whatever. But in this day and age, evolution is one of the main teachings that stops people from believing that the Bible is true. And if you don’t believe that it’s true, you don’t believe it is the absolute authority. If Genesis is not true, than you have no basis for Christian doctrines, anyway.
If you’re not an atheistic evolutionist but a theistic evolutionist, if you say “I believe in evolution but I believe in God,” if it’s the god of the Bible, well, then, there is a problem. Because the Bible teaches man came from dust, woman came from his side. The Bible teaches something different.