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Rebuilding Noah’s Ark: getting the facts straight

Rebuilding Noah’s Ark: getting the facts straight

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First published: 12 May 2015 (GMT+10) Re-featured on homepage: 29 August 2016 (GMT+10) Re-featured on homepage: 5 April 2018 (GMT+10)
The long-running denial of the authenticity of Genesis (and hence the whole Bible) by atheists, skeptics, and liberals took a new turn in 2010. This was when British Museum curator Irving Finkel claimed that he had translated a Babylonian tablet dating from around 1750 BC which contained an account of the Flood wherein the Ark (according to Finkel) was circular in shape, and was a giant coracle. He further claimed that this legend was part of the Babylonian Atrahasis Epic,1 and that it predated the Genesis account by a thousand years and so was the original Flood story on which the Genesis account was based. See our 2010 article “Watering down” the Genesis Flood. Read More

Do I have to believe in a literal creation to be a Christian?

Do I have to believe in a literal creation to be a Christian?

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By this I mean believe that God created the world in six normal days, that there was then a real rebellion against God by an actual Adam and Eve, followed by the entry of death, suffering and carnivory into a once-perfect world, and that the first chapters of Genesis are a literal, historical account of all this. So does one have to believe this to be a Christian

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Do Creationists Have to Resort to Secular Ideas to Explain Geology and Astronomy?

Do Creationists Have to Resort to Secular Ideas to Explain Geology and Astronomy?

This week’s feedback deals with the place and limits of ‘scientific’ explanations within the biblical worldview. Dr Don Batten and Shaun Doyle respond.

Richard M., a frequent antagonist from the United States, writes in response to the article The illusion of millions of years:

Dear CMI In this article, you say that “Computer modeling and sedimentation experiments indicate that such a Flood can easily explain the rock layers.” The only way that you can draw any conclusion, especially your foregone one, from such experiments is to make uniformitarian assumptions.
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Soldiers and Scoffers: Defending Creation

Soldiers and Scoffers: Defending Creation

Creation Ministries International offers a public challenge: This week’s correspondence illustrates some of the reasons why CMI exists: to give aid to believers in the war of ideas where they are, and to stand as a public challenge to scoffers. CMI’s Dr Don Batten and Dr Tas Walker respond. Neville L. from Australia writes: I am writing for your assistance, please. Maybe Don Batten or someone else (if Don is away) might be able to help. Read More