Though it's been years in the making, we're just weeks away from the opening of Ark Encounter. This will take place on July 7th in Williamstown, Kentucky. The Ark Encounter will be the largest timber-framed structure in the world. Joining Jim to discuss the opening of this massive exhibit was Ken Ham. Ken is the president, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. And the highly acclaimed Creation Museum and the soon to open Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America and is an author of numerous books on origins and apologetics.
For a life size replica to become a reality, everyone had to come to a consensus concerning the appearance of the Ark and the measurements. The reason the measurements are an issue is because the Bible talks about cubits as it deals with the Ark and not inches and feet. Making matters even more complicated, Ken noted that throughout history there have been cubits of varying length. They settled on a 20.4 inch cubit known as the 'Hebrew long cubit'.
Ken described the reaction of some secular individuals who didn't realize the Ark was so massive. In fact, after seeing the Ark, some who have doubted that all the animals could fit inside have commented that perhaps they were wrong. As this program moved along, Jim had Ken discuss the following:
--What did former president Jimmy Carter think about the project?
--Do we know how long it took Noah to build the original Ark? How long did it take Ken?
--What does it look like inside?
--Has all opposition to the project been from people outside the Christian faith?
--How is the Ark Encounter going to enable Christians to defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Christ effectively?
Ken provides the answers on this fun and fascinating edition of Crosstalk.