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Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark
Dec. 9, 2011 - A team of explorers led by Daniel McGivern has used satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar technology to
identify what they believe is the remains of Noah's Ark near the top of Mount Arafat in Turkey.
- "The mountain is treeless. The mountain is volcanic with gases. There is no conceivable way that you could have an object that big on a
mountain," McGivern said.
- Source: CBN
Life-Size Noah's Ark Opens in Hong Kong
- July 15, 2011 - As part of the construction of a huge suspension bridge in Hong Kong, an island in the middle
of the bridge incluldes a Noah's Ark theme park with a full-scale ark and nearly 70 pairs of animals.
It is an amazing story. An 8-year-old girl planted the idea with a drawing of the ark. Developers and Christian
organizations helped the government plan the project. It was built according to the Bible's instructions-- 300
cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high.
- Screens show animated films that demonstrate how the original ark could have been constructed and how it
might have been ventilated. The exhibits also teach that the story of a major flood is nearly universal
throughout the world's ancient cultures.
- Source: CBN
The Search for the Historical Adam
- Jun. 3, 2011 - A new debate in evangelical circles revolves around the views of prominent
atheist-turned-Christian Francis S. Collins. Having led the historic project of mapping the complete sequence of
several billion DNA subunits in human genes, Collins was appointed director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Collins believes that the genetic evidence suggest that modern humans emerged from primate ancestors
as far back as 100,000 years ago, long before the apparent Genesis time frame. This goes against the biblical
account that God directly created adam and Eve. It also questions the human species's unique status as
made in the "image of God." In addition, it casts doubt on the Christian doctrine on original sin and the Fall, the genealogy of
Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, and Paul's teaching that links the historical Adam with redemption through Christ
(Rom. 5:12-19; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 42-49; and his speech in Acts 17).
- Collins, one of the most eminent scientists ever to identify as an evangelical Christian, staunchly defends
Darwinian evolution even as he insists on God as the Creator. And he now stands at the epicenter of a dispute
that increasingly agitates fellow believers.
In his 2006 bestseller, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Collins asked
if Genesis might be presenting "a poetic and powerful allegory" about God endowing humanity with a spiritual and
moral nature? He said, "Both options are intellectually tenable."
At the end of the article there is an appeal for leading evangelical thinkers in science and Scripture
to jointly work out an accord. If not, this problem "could produce a huge split right through the heart of conservative,
orthodox, historic Christianity."
- Source: Richard N. Ostling - Christianity Today
- No Adam, No Eve, No Gospel
A position paper from Christianity Today
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