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  • The H Family

    March 16, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Mr. Ken Ham, president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter, (which, by the way, if you haven’t gone to the Ark or the Creation Museum, they’re something worth visiting. They are absolutely top-of-the-line museums.), once stated that everyone seems to know when a day doesn’t mean a day (in reference to a literal 6 24-hour day Creation), but nobody can tell him when a day does mean a day.

    In the the same vein, it seems everyone knows when a miracle is not a “spectacular supernatural miracle.” Can anybody say when a miracle is a “spectacular supernatural miracle” then? And how do we know? What is the difference? What objective authority is appealed to? There has to be one, absolute objective standard. Unfortunately, fallen man’s mind is not it. What about the Resurrection, the hallmark of our Christian faith? If all the other miracles of God’s Bible can be explained away supposedly by natural causes, then what basis do we have to assume the Resurrection was different? The events are in the same Book, written by the same Author. Of course, Christians should not believe the Resurrection was just a natural occurrence, so we need to consider seriously where this thinking leads. Jesus inspired Paul to write,

    “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain: ye are yet in your sins…if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable”(1 Corinthians 15:17, 19).

    Is this what we want to be?