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Biblical Creation Film Tops US Box Office


Two Adventist scientists among the experts involved in this one-of-a-kind project

Is Genesis History?, a documentary film featuring Adventist scientist Dr. Arthur V. Chadwick, was the number one box office draw in US theaters on Thursday, February 23, according to Rentrak, a leading audience measurement service. Over 143,000 people attended showings in about 700 theaters across the United States. This was an exceptional weekday attendance for any movie. Because of this remarkable performance, encore showings have been scheduled for Thursday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 7.

Is Genesis History? explores topics ranging from science consistent with the biblical account of creation to the Genesis flood and the way in which Hebrew language is used in the first book of the Bible. It features a wide range of experts in fields ranging from geology to biology and archaeology. Among these, Dr. Chadwick, of Southwestern Adventist University, describes his research on dinosaur fossilization.

“I’m really honored to be featured in a film this successful”

Commenting on the film’s performance, Dr. Chadwick said, “I’m really honored to be featured in a film this successful. Let’s pray that ultimately the data we were able to share is enough to open minds to the profound truth contained in Genesis and the rest of the Bible.” Dr. Chadwick was filmed at the dinosaur dig he leads each summer at Hanson Ranch in Wyoming. At this location, his team of volunteers and scientists has unearthed a massive dinosaur graveyard, revealing important information about how dinosaurs died and were fossilized.

More information about Dr. Chadwick’s research can be found at: http://dinosaurproject.swau.edu/

Another Adventist scientist involved with the production is Leonard Brand, PhD., of Loma Linda University. Dr. Brand served as a consultant to the producers, drawing on his extensive experience as a Bible-believing Christian and as a scientist. “Treating the Bible as a reliable source of information about the past has opened my eyes to things that I would not have otherwise noticed.” says Dr. Brand, “In fact, the Bible has made me a better scientist than I would have been if I had ignored the history it records.”

Is Genesis History? is hosted by Del Tackett, a software engineer who served as director of technical planning for the National Security Council at the White House during the George H. W. Bush administration. Since then, Dr. Tackett has extensive experience in education and media. Many will be familiar with him from his role in Focus on the Family’s Truth Project.

To find out more about Is Genesis History? visit: http://isgenesishistory.com/

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