Noah's Ark & the Great Flood
Noah's Ark & the Great Flood
The story of Noah’s Ark is one of the most intriguing stories known to mankind. It can be found in around 200 different accounts around the world on almost every continent.
Many today believe Noah’s Ark and the flood are just a myth or some altered version of ancient beliefs. Of all the stories in the Bible, Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood are the most controversial.
Is it all true and did it really happen? How did it happen? And if it is true, is there evidence for the existence of Noah’s Ark?
Climb aboard and stay tuned as we will be answering these questions. I believe you will be fascinated and touched by the amount of evidence that exists for the truthfulness of Noah’s Ark and the Bible’s account of all that took place surrounding this catastrophic event.
The Great Flood account is mentioned in writings or oral traditions found all around the world.
The Great Flood Account is referred to in around 200 accounts. These flood legends are common across a wide range of cultures, extending back into Bronze Age and Neolithic prehistory. These accounts depict a flood, sometimes global in scale, usually sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution. They are found on virtually every continent and share very similar themes. This is so because Noah’s descendants stayed together until God confused their languages at Babel and they scattered as found in Genesis 11. As the various people groups spread around the globe, the story of the Flood was shared, until it became distorted and embedded in their respective histories.
The oldest known recording of a global flood is the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh from the eighteenth-century BC.
The Biblical Account of Noah and the Great Flood is the Most Complete and Trustworthy Account
The most significant, complete, and trustworthy account is found in the Bible in Genesis chapters 6–8. Noah and the Great Flood are mentioned 47 times in the Bible. With references in 9 different books of the Bible such as Genesis, 1 Chronicles, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Matthew, Luke, Hebrews, and 1 Peter & 2 Peter. This means Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jesus, the Apostle Peter, and other biblical writers all attest to the truthfulness of this catastrophic event as literal and real.
What is very notable is the fact that Jesus referenced Noah and the Flood 5 times in the Gospel accounts. This is weighty evidence to the reality of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood because Jesus referred to it as being a literal event, not some myth or fairy tale.
The creation of the universe, along with Noah and the Great Flood are the most attacked writings by critics.
Why is this so? I believe it’s because creation deals with the fact that we have a divine Creator to whom we must give an account. Sinful humanity desires to be the lord of their lives and refuses to submit to their Creator. In order to justify our sinful lifestyles, we attempt to eradicate our Creator so we can do as we please. This is the root source of evolution. It denies the existence of God and tries to explain the universe’s existence by random chance. However, everywhere we look we see intelligent design.
According to God, Every Person Knows in the Depths of Their Hearts that God Exists.
Therefore, there is really no such thing as an atheist. Romans 1:18–21 addresses why no one is truly an atheist. It says: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened.”
As It Was in the Days of Noah, So It is Today
This same attitude of rejecting our Creator was prevalent in the days of Noah. This is the main reason God sent the Great Flood.
Today, many choose not to believe the Creation and Great Flood accounts because they try to understand them using the natural laws of science. However, these events were supernatural events and superseded natural laws. In fact, the whole Bible is full of supernatural events we call miracles because God is supernatural and is involved in His creation. Whenever God moves, it is supernatural. When we understand and believe these truths, then the events of creation, the Great Flood are very believable.
Moreover, those who claim there is no evidence for the Great Flood do so using their preconceived belief that there was no flood and explain away the evidence using eons of time to do so.
In fact, the creation of the universe was one of God’s greatest miracles. It was completely supernatural and when He was done, it was a mature, fully functioning system that had apparent age to it. Adam and Eve were created as mature adults, the animals, plants were as well. This was also the case with the stars, and everything else. They had apparent age, and everything was mature and fully functional. They did not evolve. That is why we see no evolution in the fossil records.
Why Did God Send the Great Flood?
Now, why did God send such a catastrophic flood upon the earth?
Genesis 6:5–8 tells us why: Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. 6 So the Lord was sorry that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 Then the Lord said, “I will wipe out mankind whom I have created from the face of the land; mankind, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Places of Interest
1. Noah’s Ark National Park
2. Noah’s Ark Location
3. Noah’s Ark Visitor Center
4. Drogue – Anchor Stones
5. Noah’s Home
6. Noah’s Altar & Corrals
7. Mountains of Ararat
8. Mount Ararat
9. Wall of Heaven Site
10. Crow Won’t Land Site
11. Village of the Eight
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