Why Start with Gods Word?
As you enter the Biblical Authority Room, there is a series of five images that show lifes big questions. These images are the same ones previously seen in the Starting Points Room. The verse indicates that, if you start with Gods Word, answers are available to help us make sense of the world.
Gods Word Offers Hope
A sign on the left wall as you enter the Biblical Authority Room reads, For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4).
Gods Word is True
A variety of statements declare that the Bible is true and supported by fulfillment of hundreds of prophecies and archaeology. Above all, God Himself declares His Word to be true.
Cloud of Witnesses
An inspirational video of numerous people reading selected passages of Scripture that testify to the perfections of God and His Word.
The Old TestamentGods Word given through prophets
Three key figures from the Old Testament, (Moses, David & Isaiah), each testify to the truth of Gods Word.
The New TestamentGods Word given through apostles
Peter and John stand next to the empty tomb and Paul is at his desk in prison, writing one of his epistles.
Gods Word Has Triumphed against Every Attack
A large wall panel discusses how the Bible has triumphed against every attack throughout history. Categories covered are: First Attack Question Gods Word; Attempts to Question; Attempts to Destroy; Attempts to Discredit; Attempts to Criticize, Attempts to Poison, Attempts to Replace, and The Latest Attack Question Biblical Time.
This display gives an impressive account of how Gods Word has been attacked over and over, but has withstood every attack, and it will triumph against the most modern attack by believers in billions of years of time.
Scripture alone is the ultimate authority. Here you will see Martin Luther nailing a challenge on the church door. You will also see that the church upheld the biblical view of time throughout most of history.
We have Gods Word in our hands
See a display case that will display a medieval Greek New Testament and a Torah that is several hundred years old, to other old and rare displays.
A replica of the Gutenberg press will be on display. The Gutenberg Press was one of the instruments used to fulfill Christs claim that His Word would be spread to the ends of the earth.
Here, you will see a timeline depicting some of the key people in the past 400 years who opened the door to questioning and finally abandoning Gods Word. The exhibit starts on a high note, with Martin Luther who stood firmly on Scripture, and descends to Charles Templeton, an evangelist who later renounced his faith and wrote a book against God.
Gods Word on public trial
See a scene depicting the famous Scopes Trial and watch a video of actual coverage of the trial back in 1925.
Farewell to God
Meet Charles Templeton, an evangelist contemporary with Billy Graham. Later in his life, he was influenced by secular views of time over billions of years and the naturalistic teachings of evolution. In the end, he abandoned his faith in God and authored the book A Farewell to God.