Jesus wasn’t just some mythical figure who Christians believed existed 2,000 years ago. And he also wasn’t just a good teacher or example for us to follow. No, the Jesus of the Bible is God in the flesh, the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies, and the only perfect sacrifice for our sin who defeated death by rising from the grave. And we want to equip Christians to defend that truth.
Cutting-edge technologies will enhance your understanding of the city that witnessed so many key events recorded in Scripture.
We’re very excited that one of the world’s largest (and certainly the most up-to-date) models of first-century Jerusalem is coming to the Ark Encounter. It will be absolutely massive and divided into three pieces so guests can walk around and enjoy the intricate details. Cutting-edge technologies will enhance your understanding of the city that witnessed so many key events recorded in Scripture. While marveling at the incredible model, guests will encounter teaching on the historicity of Jesus and events in the Gospels, the establishment of the church, the accuracy of the Bible confirmed by archaeology, and the importance of the Great Commission. Acquiring a deeper knowledge of this city will help people gain a better understanding of Scripture. It’s going to be so powerful and a wonderful addition to the Ark Encounter (and ties in wonderfully with the Borderland: Israel at the Time of Jesus exhibit at the Creation Museum).
Now this fully funded exhibit needs a building to house it. So, our designers came up with a great plan: combine the much-needed Welcome Center and bus drop-off area with the Jerusalem model building. This will create a “walled city” area and open the Ark grounds up for future expansion (including the Tower of Babel attraction we’d love to build if it all works out the way we hope). It’s all very exciting!
The new Welcome Center is the focus of our end-of-year campaign for 2022. And I’m thrilled that, thanks to generous supporters, we can offer a matching gift offer again this year. Every donation made towards the combined Welcome Center and Jerusalem model building will be matched (through December 31), dollar for dollar, up to $8.5 million!
Every donation made towards the combined Welcome Center and Jerusalem model building will be matched (through December 31), dollar for dollar, up to $8.5 million!
We’ve already raised over $3 million towards our $20 million goal (praise the Lord!). Well over 10 million guests have toured the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter since their opening—what an impact! And this new exhibit will attract even more guests, helping us to impact even more people, by God’s grace.
Will you join with us in reaching believers and unbelievers (we believe nearly 1 in 3 of our guests are unbelievers) with the message of the truth of God’s Word and the gospel?
Your gift is matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $8.5 million. Thank you for your support and, above all, your prayers as we step out in faith to add the world’s largest indoor model of first-century Jerusalem to the attraction featuring the world’s largest timber frame structure: a 510-foot-long ark!
You can give today at AnswersinGenesis.org/donate.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.