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Mr. Otis E. Kline Jr.

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President

The Foundation Advancing Creation Truth
P.O. Box 684
Glendive , Montana 59330
United States

Company Description: The Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (FACT) brings you face to face with creatures and the pages of the Bible and shows how they have a compelling and...   more
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Creation Dinosaur Excavation
www.creationstudies.org, 9 Nov 2007 [cached]
Join us as we partner up with Otis Kline, the director of Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (F.A.C.T) for a special, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Kline, Otis E. is the ...
creationsciencehalloffame.org [cached]
Kline, Otis E. is the president of FACT - Foundation Advancing Creation Truth.
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Otis Kline started his career as a banker becoming vice president & trust officer before resigning to pursue many years of entrepreneurial endeavors. From helping to pioneer the Hansen Fossil Research Station in eastern Wyoming in 1995, to becoming president of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth in 2000, he has pursued a full time calling in creation ministry. Under his leadership the FACT foundation moved to Glendive, Montana where land was acquired for fossil excavations. In 2009 the foundation completed construction of the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum, which is the second largest dinosaur and fossil museum in Montana as well as the largest in the United States to display fossils in the context of biblical creation. With fossil excavation experience since 1991, he has been the lead excavator on a fully articulated Thescelosaurus garbani and he and his team recently completed excavating a large Ceratopsian dinosaur having skeletal features new to paleontology.
Faith in fossils: Glendive man plans dinosaur museum to teach 'creation truth' - billingsgazette.com
www.billingsgazette.com, 10 Dec 2004 [cached]
GLENDIVE - Otis Kline is hoping to build what he says will be the second-largest dinosaur and fossil museum in Montana, complete with a theater, laboratory and 13 full-size dinosaur replicas.
This would be a dinosaur museum with a twist, however.
Kline wants to use the fossils to teach visitors a strictly biblical account of creation, to "absolutely demolish," as he says on his Web site, "evolutionism's nonsense."
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Mainstream scientists are as certain that the earth is billions of years old as they are that it is round, but Kline says he believes that the earth is 6,500 to 7,000 years old.He believes that the other planets, the moon, our sun and all the stars are as old as the earth, and that dinosaurs were among the animals that trooped, two by two, onto Noah's ark.
Kline, the founder of FACT - Foundation Advancing Creation Truth - already has a 37-acre fossil camp just outside Glendive's city limits, where groups of like-minded amateurs can help with excavations and learn about creationism.
In a statement of beliefs on the FACT Web site, Kline says the Bible is "completely free from error in the original manuscripts."And of all the stories in the Bible, Kline said, none have come in for more ridicule than those in Genesis, which tell of the creation of the universe and the peopling of the earth.
The words of the Bible ultimately have to be taken on faith, Kline said, but if the events in Genesis can be shown to be true, everything else in the Bible "can be taken on much greater faith."
Kline's endeavors were inspired by a dinosaur fossil field trip he made in the early 1990s to Alberta, Canada, led by another creationist, Dennis Petersen.
"I could see how it changed people's lives when they could actually see the truth of the Bible," he said.
Kline said he and his wife were land developers in Arizona before moving to Montana's Bitterroot Valley in 1980, where they worked in health care.Over the years he hunted a lot in the Glendive area, often enough to know that the region was rich in dinosaur fossils.After doing several digs on private land in the area in recent years, he decided to move to Glendive in the winter of 2003.
He bought his 37 acres and already has made a find or two on the property.He said a group of people interested in creationism who came to the site last summer helped him unearth parts of a triceratops, including a pelvic bone, a piece of the nose horn, ribs and a chunk of frill.He has another promising hillside that will be excavated this summer, and three groups have registered to take part in those digs.
Kline also likes the Glendive area because the layers of mud and shale in the Hell Creek formation seem to point to a massive flood - the Flood described in Genesis.He considers it proof of a "young earth" theory that dinosaur fossils are found in the same strata as the fossils of figs, flowering plants and sequoia needles.
How do the dinosaurs fit into the Bible?Kline points to Job 40:15, which speaks of "the behemoth" that "feeds on grass like an ox."
"I believe there were dinosaurs put on the ark," Kline said."There was no rule that said they had to be mature."
Only fossils of the dinosaurs remain because the Flood so altered the earth that dinosaurs could not survive in the new environment, Kline said.He expressed the same certainty when he described God creating the stars and planets all at once on the fourth day of creation.
The stars and planets were brought into being fully functional and mature, just as Adam and Eve were created as adults capable of producing children, Kline said.The Bible says the stars and planets were created to mark the seasons and to serve as signs for people on earth, and that's all they are, Kline said.
"Of what use would a sign be if it took a thousand light years, or whatever, to reach you?"he asked.
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But Kline sees danger in the teachings of science.
"When you visit a major natural history museum today," he says on his Web site, "you will see wide-eyed elementary and preschool children (not to mention their parents and teachers) being funneled into an abyss of scientific deception.No matter whether it's the study of animals, earth science, or astronomy, the wonders of God's creation are prostituted for evolutionism."
Visitors will face no such dangers at the museum for which Kline hopes to break ground next spring.His foundation has purchased land for the museum on Merrill Avenue just north of the I-94 interchange.Various businesses have donated building materials, architectural services, labor and equipment, Kline said, and fund-raising continues for the rest of the two-story structure.
He said the total cost has been estimated at $1.6 million, of which $750,000 would be spent on the dinosaur exhibits.He plans to have 13 full-size dinosaurs made of fiberglass, resins and other materials, molded from casts of the original fossils.
There would also be an exhibit area where ranchers and other landowners could display, on loan or as permanent donations, dinosaur bones and other fossils found on their property.The museum would also have a laboratory and what Kline calls a "rest of the story" theater.
Kline is a Southern Baptist, but he said the museum and fossil camp will be open to all faiths, to anyone who wants to find biblical answers to the questions raised by science.
"We felt that the Lord really had a ministry he wanted done here," Kline said.
Did Dinosaurs Coexist with Humans? An Interview with Darek Isaacs :: christianity.com
mrc.christianity.com, 7 July 2010 [cached]
It was led by Otis Kline, the founder of the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, a museum based on biblical creation. He found a huge ceratopsian dinosaur, which is like the Triceratops with the horns coming out of the face, but this one isn't a triceratops because the horns don't come out the front, they actually come out to the side a bit, like a bull.
Honorable Mentions - Creation Science Hall of Fame
creationsciencehalloffame.org, 28 Aug 2012 [cached]
Otis E. Kline is the president of FACT - Foundation Advancing Creation Truth. Otis Kline started his career as a banker becoming vice president & trust officer before resigning to pursue many years of entrepreneurial endeavors. From helping to pioneer the Hansen Fossil Research Station in eastern Wyoming in 1995, to becoming president of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth in 2000, he has pursued a full time calling in creation ministry. Under his leadership the FACT foundation moved to Glendive, Montana where land was acquired for fossil excavations.
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