Did the museum-creators forget what the Bible is all about?
“Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story.”
God’s word seems to have been watered down in the new Museum of the Bible, according to a press preview of the Washington DC monument to Christianity due to open Nov. 17.
“The museum doesn’t encourage visitors to take the Bible literally or to believe that the Bible has only one correct form. And on floor after gleaming floor of exhibitions, there is very little Jesus,” the Washington Post reported.
“This isn’t the evangelism that the billionaire Green family first promised a decade ago when they set out to build a museum dedicated to Scripture.”
The museum’s mission was to “bring to life the living word of God” and “to inspire confidence in the absolute authority” of the Bible.NewsMax
Shift to tech and toward neutrality
“The museum has fence posts — limits,” said Steve Green, the museum chairman and the CEO of his parents’ Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. “It doesn’t overtly say the Bible is good — that the Bible is true.
“That’s not its role. Its role is to present facts and let people make their own decisions.”
The museum boasts of “an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life.” NewsMax
Left out some facts
According to TheBlaze.com, some critics have pointed out that Jesus seems to be oddly absent from the museum’s many displays on the “history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.”
Writing for The Washington Post, Michelle Boorstein, Julie Zauzmer, and Sarah Pulliam Bailey note, “Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story. Visitors walk through a multi-room saga of the Old Testament, and they can visit a re-creation of a 1st-century village in Galilee where actors will tell them what the villagers think of this controversial preacher Jesus. They can watch a movie about John the Baptist. But the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is almost absent.” ChristianHeadlines