My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Answers In Genesis Inc, Petersburg, KY, USA
Whatever your position on the creation/evolution debate, I believe that AIG is entirely sincere in their beliefs. They are ultimately promoting the authority of the Bible, and I find that to be a noble cause. A lot of people do not believe in mixing science with faith, but I believe that the scientists at AIG are doing what we are told to do in Romans 12: they are using the abilities that God gave them in service to Him. The focus of AIG is on the book of Genesis, and particularly the creation account, but they are an apologetics ministry that deals with many issues concerning the Bible. When I have a question concerning scripture, I usually check the AIG website first for the answer. However, I devote a lot of time to study, and I always look at both sides of an issue. Thus far, I have not been impressed with the opponents of AIG.
I receive mail and email from AIG, but it is not overwhelming as with other charities; most of what I receive is newsletters that I registered to get.
I judge this organization based on what I see. Their scientists have the credentials, but those that I have seen display humility. At the Creation Museum, I was impressed that the scientists/speakers were so accessible. At the Stargazers Night event, Dr. Jason Lisle was willing to take as many questions as we wished to ask.
I donate to various charities often, but I have been most impressed by the personal interaction with AIG. Each time I have donated, I have received a hand-written thank-you note. One staff member even offered to pray for me, and then responded to my request with a hand-written note. Every staff member that I have dealt with has been entirely pleasant. In my view, AIG reflects Christian love and values.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have donated to AIG a couple of times, and the personal thank-you notes I received made me feel as if I am making a difference. I recently visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky and listened to a couple of their scientists speak. The whole experience was life-changing for me. I regularly use the AIG website for the study of apologetics; the website contains a wealth of information, which has been invaluable to me as I seek to expand my knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Perhaps add some information to the Creation Museum exhibits. My husband had questions about the 6000-year number, and about theistic evolution, and he did not see the answers in the museum.
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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?
I believe in the authority of the Bible, and so I believe in the mission of AIG.
Why did you make your donation at this time?
I have used the AIG website so frequently and gained so much from it, that I feel I should give something back.
What would you tell others about this organization?
It has been a joy for me to deal with AIG. All of the staff members that I have dealt with are friendly, humble, and helpful. For these reasons, I believe this organization does well in reflecting Christian values. For me personally, it was well worth the 8-hour drive to visit the Creation Museum. If you are someone who believes in an evolutionary view, I would encourage you to try and approach AIG with an open mind. If you come to it with hostility, you will probably walk away with just that.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?