I believe that the ark that the bible speaks of has been found I will supply a link below, click on the Ark picture
This lesson comes from the 6th, 7th, and 8th chapters of Genesis
In this section we shall examine the worlds greatest disaster and see if science can go hand in hand with the Bible.
As always, we will use our whole minds in a real attempt to prepare ourselves to give an answer for the hope that we have.
And that hope is that a real God is in control of everything and His love covers us all
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth,
And daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair;
And they took them wives of all which they chose.
I believe that the (sons of God) were Godly folks with way to much life.
Folks who after say... 500 years with the same woman in the same routine day in and day out.
They gaze over at a group of young 100 year old babes and give in to pleasure.
We have the same God today as did John who in the 1st chapter of his gospel wrote...
"we have been given the right to become (sons of God)."
Many teach that angels are what is being spoke about here and that a super race of evil hybrid leviathans are produced.
Several problems with that idea... 1. Angels don't have body's... 2. Reproduction is always after its own kind... 3... Bad angels are called demons...
4. The Bible calls them Men in the next verses " the Same became mighty men "
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And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Here we see that God is fed up with men and their long lives.
His plan is to reduce the life span to around 120 years.
Then He mentions something about how big their body's were...
Notice that He does not say that there were short people in the earth.
The changes that God had planed for the Earth were going to directly effect the height and health of man.
But the changes would take some time to effect everyone, hence the words " and also after that ".
As in... Noah and his sons were giants but their children's children would eventually be shorter.
" the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown "
The context for (the same) appears to be (giants). the verse is saying that these folks were looked up to as great men
some say the context for (the same) is (children)... to me, its the same... their still men and not
(Demon created evil leviathan)
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
God recorded His anger and judgment in this section, God was so fed up with man's continual sin that,
Destroying the world and starting it over with a few new rules was the only way.
In the next verses we will see just how that was done and who was God working through.
We shall look at Earth's topography and artifacts alongside the Bible
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Once again we are limited to our imaginations when it comes to how these boys looked. But we know where they eventually settled after the flood Some believe they were different shades to start with.
Others believe the vitamin's and food from the area's they settled, plus time caused our visual differences. I think it was more a combination of the both.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; For the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
There had to be thousands and thousands of people doing whatever came to mind.
Sounds a lot like today... should we not be learning something from this story.
He is Holy... He is creator... He is boss... He means business when He says sin is bad.
Evidently we don't learn from this lesson and at some point in the future,
God has reserved a day that will catch us by surprise again.
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
The cubit is a measurement from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.
Just how big was Noah... I believe he was giant
How big was the ark if Noah's cubit was twice as big as ours?
One can only guess that answer.
Certainly it was just the perfect size for the job God had in mind.
The ark only needed to float and God's hand would keep them safe.
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; And every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; And thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
Try to imagine what it would be like if God made that speech to you.
And you were tasked with the duty to build an ark to save a sample of all flesh.
With you and your family being the human sample charged with repopulating the earth.
Every detail of every person and animal that there would ever be was packed tightly into that ark.
God our creator protected the cargo in that ark as it floated on the water for a whole year.
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
Only two of each unclean kind were brought on the ark, only two dogs were brought.
Those two dogs became all the different versions of dogs that we have today.
Still there are a few folks that believe God put two of every version of dog onto the ark.
I believe God put exactly what He said, and exactly what was needed on the ark.
O yea, the fish just stayed in the water.
And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; For thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: And of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; And every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Only one week left before the flood and God asks Noah to bring seven each of the clean animals
And to gather 2 of all the unclean animals and also his family.
And God says to Noah " Come thou and all thy house into the ark "
Where would God have to be in order to say "come"
That's right... inside the ark
I noticed that most other translations have changed that word to "go" but it would be safer if God was with them inside the ark.
And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, Into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Noah was faithful and did all that God commanded of him.
God called all the animals to the ark... two unclean and seven of the clean animals.
Then Noah and his family prepared to enter.
in Noah's 600th year of life the flood was to come
And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
(All the fountains of the deep were broken up) Just what does that mean and is there any physical evidence to testify that this could be true?
The answer to that is yes; the whole earth is cracked all over; some of the cracks are at the bottom of the oceans and others are out in the open.
looking at it and using our whole minds, what thoughts surface about this?
Psalms 24 v2 (KJV) For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods
First there were flood waters to start then God placed the land on top of them
(The windows of heaven were opened) I believe that this verse may telling us that the
Ice above the earth was going to be removed... or broken up and eventually completely fall down.
1. The pressure change when the ice broke could have caused the fountains to burst or
2. The streams of hot pressurized water squirting from the cracks under the weight of the land could have hit and broke the ice
I am in favor of the last possibility because it is the order its found in scripture
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
With the Lord protecting them, their survival would be guaranteed.
For forty days and nights it rained and rained.
Not only would Such a flood destroy all animal and human life,
But it would also strip the land of all trees and plants as well
We should be able to see the evidence of this flood In the form of mass graveyards all over the world
And of course there are mass graveyards all over the world just as the prediction demands
You would also need to find massive coal beds laid down in layers through -
Hydrological sorting with this size of a flood.
This is also true as we have just such coal beds all over the world as well.
Seashells and clams are found at the tops of all the mountains in the whole world as well
The clams are often found fossilized in the closed position which shows rapid burial
Sediment up there is proof that the mountain's were covered by water at one time
There is absolutely no reason to doubt the word of God because His story is extremely plausible
There are a few more predictions that could be made from the text of the Bible such as the size of things...
The Bible says there were giants in those days, so I predict that there should be some evidence of that as well in the bone graveyards
And of course there is, huge animals and insects have also been found showing a picture of a completely different world altogether.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; And the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth. And the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth And all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
The topography from the old world was different then the surface of our world today
There is no sure way to determine just how tall the hills and mountains were back then, but at one point the water stretched to 15 cubits
(220 feet very roughly) Above the tallest one.
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; And they were destroyed from the earth And Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.