“The Lord Jesus is our door—the only way to be saved.” Ham told reporters on Friday that he welcomed Carter’s visit.
Carter signed a hard hat as a souvenir marking his tour of the ark.
“We welcome the visit of such a statesman and we don’t take it as an endorsement,” Ham stated. I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief.
However, in addition to being an evolution adherent, in an interview with the Huffington Post last July, Carter asserted that Jesus would approve of same-sex “marriage,” and really, “any love affair.” “Would Jesus approve [of] gay marriage? Bibles for Iraq is a project to put Arabic and Kurdish audio Bibles into the hands of Iraqi and Syrian refugees—many of whom are illiterate and who have never heard the gospel.
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— Former President Jimmy Carter toured Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter on Friday, but told reporters that he was not necessarily endorsing Ham’s views, as he personally believes in evolution. but I don’t see a conflict there,” Carter told reporters, referring to the conflict between Christianity and evolution.
“And as a scientist, I believe in evolution.” “But all things are possible through the divine power of God.
And whenever there is a conflict, I turn to the words of Jesus Christ,” he said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.“If God created it four billion years ago or six thousand years ago, it doesn’t matter to me.” Carter was visiting the site, to open to the public on July 7th, to support Le Roy Troyer, a friend whose construction company served as main architect for the project.As previously reported, the Ark Encounter is a theme park in Williamstown that features a full-scale replica of the ark that God instructed Noah to build to escape the coming flood, as outlined in the book of Genesis.“As the largest timber-frame structure in the US, the 510-foot-long full-size Ark is designed to be family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly,” the website for the theme park outlines.Ham also desires for the attraction to provide visitors with the message of salvation.“A major reason for rebuilding the ark today is to proclaim the message of salvation—that just as Noah and his family had to go through the doorway to be saved, we also need to go through a doorway,” he outlined in 2014 when construction first began.