hamilton_ramos — 2017-09-15T11:59:44-04:00 — #1
In a resource from vyrso I came upon the mentioning of the following:
Has anyone visited the place? how was it? any other places like it recommended?
Do you think that Christianity related museums, parks, etc. are good and valid ministry?
Just curious. Blessings.
gao_lu — 2017-09-15T18:36:00-04:00 — #2
I would love to see it. Haven't yet!
I have been to the Creation Museum pre-Ark Encounter and thoroughly enjoyed that. I think it has a powerful testimony for God and the Gospel.
Years ago I visited a Tabernacle reconstruction somewhere in PA I think. I was a teenager and found that gripping. It switched on a light for me to seeing the OT in real life instead of just stories.
After I was married I went to visit the South Dakota Black Hills Passion play by Josef Meier near Spearfish (not to be confused with the motorcycle event). I was worried it might not be a good thing. I was afraid to tell people we planned to go. After seeing the play that all changed. I was deeply moved and told everyone who would listen about it. Sadly I think it is now closed.
I have traveled most of my life and travel most months out of the year around Asia. But never yet have I been to Israel. Hopefully someday. The Holy Land Experience might be second best.
hamilton_ramos — 2017-09-15T19:06:52-04:00 — #3
I went to Haifa Israel once, and I missed the visit to the holy land.
There is a mobile ed course on archeology and the NT by Dr. Craig Evans.
It seems they found the more probable place of Jesus burial, etc.
It would be awesome to visit the Holy Land with persons that know about his work so we get to see the real historical places so to speak.
Many years ago I also visited the pyramids in Egypt. I read long ago that they were actually built by Enoch, strange theory, but actual study show that they are older than Egyptian culture, have you heard anything about such theory?
gao_lu — 2017-09-15T19:15:45-04:00 — #4
I have heard that theory but not pursued it. Google turned up this interesting bit.
bkmitchell — 2017-09-15T19:24:08-04:00 — #5
I have not visited the place.
I have been to Scripture manuscript exhibits and fond that to be a very good use of my time and money.
If a Christian, in theory, can go to Disney Land/World, Six Flags, Coney Island, Secular Movies, Concerts, and political events it is hard for me to understand what the issue is with them going to something that is Christian related?
Is it a good or valid ministry? I think that will largely depend on how one understands and defines the term ministry. This may also depend on the particular 'Christian' event/place, too?
gao_lu — 2017-09-15T20:53:59-04:00 — #6
"The Holy Land Experience was born in the heart of a Jewish believer named Marvin Rosenthal."
Marv is of Zion's Hope fame, if you ever got that magazine.
hamilton_ramos — 2017-09-16T14:23:05-04:00 — #7
It is interesting to know how exhibits would help you, do you write down what is found to look it up on the net? or what do you do?
Some groups have criticized the turning of Gospel expansion to forms of entertainment, that do not really help with the deep needs of salvation persons have.
Some others say that luring persons by entertainment means to then try to give them the good news of salvation is a non acceptable ministry method.
I was just curious to see what different believers think about it.
I would like to be able to experiment different worship ways in a non-denomination place, so you can get to experience first hand what other groups are about, but I do not think many places do that, because some would be afraid that those of charismatic bent, would offer something that would detract from other ways of worship.
I can visualise a place that would allow you to experience different "christianity" flavours so tho speak, then even have mini shops to help people experience modern tools like L7, so that one can tie scripture exhibits with original language research, and the like.
In the Holy Land Experience, some of the cast perform Jewish type dances, and is really cool, not many times one can see that kind of performance.
Having some of the most important thing to say to the world, I do not understand why there is no more Christian edutainment type of theme parks available.
Peace and grace.
bkmitchell — 2017-09-17T05:58:51-04:00 — #8
I assume most people have hobbies or interest that they are enthusiastic about and one of my interest is in visiting exhibits, museums, and libraries that house Biblical manuscripts and Torah scrolls. This is a matter of personal interest in paleography and philology. I also find it to be a very moving experience emotionally and sentimental. Oh, and I find to be good wholesome fun. This is why I personally find to be a good value for my time and money. There are some people are interested in digitally and photographically archiving manuscripts and artifacts from the past and I am thankful when they do so.