THE RESULTS OF THE SUBSURFACE IMAGING PROJECT OF
FIGURE 1. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF AN OBJECT, SHAPED LIKE A SHIP, IN THE ARARAT MOUNTAINS, EASTERN TURKEY, 1959, (PHOTOGRAPH: LIFE MAGAZINE SEPT 5, 1960).
The noahsarkscans.nz website was setup by John Larsen in 2017, to report on the results of the deep penetration resistivity scans of the remains of Noahs Ark. Recently a new website has appeared with a similar name, which has absolutely no connection at all with the resistivity imaging work of Noahs Ark and has no association with this work.
On the 11th September 1959, whilst studying around 10000 aerial photographs Captain Ilhan Durupinar from the Turkish army, noticed an object which was shaped like an Ark in a photograph which had been taken from above the Ararat Mountains in eastern Turkey (Fig. 1). He believed that the shape of the object could not have been formed by nature and after calculating the length and the width he concluded that the ark shape was possibly the remains of Noah’s ark. The location and the dimensions all matched those of the Ark.
As a result, an expedition was sent into the Ararat Mountains the following year and the boat shaped object which had been identified in the aerial photograph was located. The report of their findings was later published in Life magazine on the 5th September 1960.
Having read the Life Magazine article in 1960, Ronald E. Wyatt, an anaesthetist from Tennessee, believed that the site required further investigation. During the 1980’s Ron Wyatt succeeded in scanning the structure with the use of ground penetrating radar and other equipment.
Even although the penetration depth of radar is limited, the data from these scans revealed what appeared to be vertical wall structures within the hull shape, with a symmetry and layout that Ron Wyatt believed was characteristic of a man-made object. (Fig. 2 and 3).
FIGURE 2. THE RESULTS OF THE RADAR SCANS (IMAGE COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE)
FIGURE 3. A RADAR PRINT OUT FROM ONE OF THE ARK SCANS
(PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE)
On one occasion, the radar equipment picked up what appeared to be a square shaped object within the ships remains. The specimen was dug up by the Turkish military at that time and later analysed by Galbraith Laboratories in the United States. The laboratory testing confirmed that the specimen contained organic carbon indicating that the material was not rock but was once composed of living material consistent with petrified wood. (Fig. 4).
FIGURE 4. THE SPECIMEN OF MATERIAL, CONTAINING ORGANIC CARBON, RETRIEVED FROM THE ARK SITE. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
Ron Wyatt also found a metallic object next to the Ark which had the shape of a large rivet and was surrounded by what appeared to be an equally large metal washer. (Fig. 5). Part of the metal was tested by Teledyne Allvac laboratories in the United States where the results showed it to contain a complex alloy of metals including Aluminium. Aluminium is never found in its pure form in nature. It is entirely a man-made metal.
FIGURE 5. THE RIVET SPECIMEN (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
Several metal detector surveys were carried out, on multiple trips to the Ark. By placing rocks at each location where metal was detected and then joining these points up using yellow tape, Ron found that the metal was distributed in a uniform grid like pattern. (Fig. 6). No metal was found in the ground outside of the vessel.
FIGURE 6. TAPES SHOWING THE POSITIONS OF THE METAL READINGS. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
After studying the results of his work, Ron Wyatt concluded that the object was the remains of a ship which exactly matched the Biblical description and dimensions of Noah’s Ark. From the evidence which he had collected, Ron believed that this vessel had initially landed further up the hillside and that at a later date it had become engulfed in a mudslide or a lava flow, which had carried the boat down the mountain to where it is positioned now. The movement of the Ark down the mountain appeared to have been stopped by a large rock outcrop which had impaled the right side of the ship and held the vessel in position, where it then became buried by the mud and was preserved.
In October 1990, Ron Wyatt accompanied by Richard Rives, attempted a mini excavation using modified shovels to gently scrape the outer surface of weathered material away from the exposed ribs of the ship (Fig 7). When that task was completed, the different colour of the newly exposed rib material could be more clearly seen, in contrast with the darker soil matrix around it. (Fig 8.)
FIGURE 7. THE MINI EXCAVATION (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
FIGURE 8. THE RESULT OF THE MINI EXCAVATION, WITH THE LIGHTER COLOURED RIB MATERIAL, CONTRASTING AGAINST THE DARKER MUD MATRIX (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
The mini excavation site uncovered ten ribs in total within the scraped area. (Fig. 9).
FIGURE 9. PLAN OF THE RIB POSITIONS EXPOSED IN THE MINI EXCAVATION (IMAGE COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
Even today these evenly spaced rib indentations along the sides of the ship are still visible, especially towards the rear of the ship where the picture below was taken. (Fig. 10). However the complete shape and depth of the structure that lay beneath the ground had until 2014 remained largely a mystery.
FIGURE 10. RIB INDENTATIONS (PHOTO JOHN LARSEN)
In late 2014, the Turkish government granted permission to John Larsen, to allow the site of this buried object to be scanned using the latest deep penetration resistivity ground imaging technique.
This was the first time that equipment which had both the resolution and the capability to scan to a much greater depth (38 metres) has been used on this site. With this depth of penetration it was now possible to view the complete shape and three dimensional structure of the ship which still remains beneath the ground, and which was beyond the reach of ground penetrating radar.
Resistivity imaging is a technique that was developed during the 1920’s, for deep oil and mineral exploration. More recently new equipment has become available with vastly improved resolution capabilities, to the extent where now it has become an effective tool in the field of archaeology.
The data obtained from a resistivity scan, contains hundreds of individual measurements of the resistance of the subsurface ground material at different positions and depths, without the need for excavation. Because different materials have different electrical properties, any variations in the composition or the structure of the ground which appear within the scanned area, can be measured and seen on the images which are compiled from all of the data that is collected.
The following images that are shown below, are the results of the resistivity data that was collected on the Noah’s Ark site in 2014. This first view is a side elevation of the entire length of the object, looking at the right side, and in this instance penetrating 34.8 metres, below the ground surface. (Fig. 11). The different colours in the image display the variation in resistance throughout the ground. The boat shaped outline of the hull that is seen above the ground can be seen in this image to continue below the ground surface also.
FIGURE 11. THE RIGHT SIDE ELEVATION VIEW OF THE RESISTIVITY PROFILE (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
To give a reference point to this image, the line that is drawn on this same image below, identifies the position of the present day ground level, which lies on each side of the ship. (Fig. 12).
FIGURE 12. THE GROUND ELEVATION RELATIVE TO THE SCANNED BOAT SHAPED OBJECT (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
Looking at the hull shape in three dimensions the resistivity images show that the front section which lies beneath the ground resembles the form of a ship which is symmetrical and with the shape of a deep hull design. (Fig.13 and 14).
FIGURE 13. A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF THE HULL SHAPE, LOOKING UPWARDS AT THE FRONT LEFT SECTION OF THE BOW. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 14. ANOTHER VIEW OF THE 3D IMAGE LOOKING UP AT THE FRONT LEFT OF THE SHIP, AND PLOTTED AGAINST A BLACK BACKGROUND. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The Bible tells us that God commanded Noah to build three decks within the Ark.
“WITH LOWER, SECOND, AND THIRD STORIES SHALT THOU MAKE IT.” (GEN 6:16)
Resistivity imaging has the advantage that individual levels of resistance can be isolated and viewed separately from the rest of the data. When the resistance of the material that has the appearance of the inner decks of the ship is viewed by itself, three distinct flat surfaces of material can be seen to exist within the hull shape, which extend across the width of the inside of the ship (Fig. 16).
FIGURE 16. A CROSS SECTION ALONG THE CENTRELINE OF THE SHIP, SHOWING THE MIDDLE AND UPPER FLAT DECK SURFACES WITHIN THE REAR SECTION OF THE HULL (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The uppermost surface is seen as a layer of material with a thickness, of approximately 3.2 metres, which equals 6 cubits in the ancient measurement system. The middle layer measures 4.7 metres in thickness, whilst the third and lowest flat surface, can be seen positioned at the bottom of the inside surface of the hull shape. (Fig. 17).
FIGURE 17. THE SAME IMAGE OF THE UPPER AND MIDDLE DECK FLOORS, WITH THE DECKS HIGHLIGHTED. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
Each of these three surfaces are parallel to each other. They are also orientated in straight lines and aligned at the same angle (approx. 12 degrees), which the hull shape now rests on.
These three flat surfaces, are consistent with what would be expected to be seen, if three decks existed within the hull of a ship, and the floor of each deck was composed of the same material as the inner framework of the ship’s hull.
The resistivity values change abruptly at the boundary between the deck material and the infilling material. This can be seen by the tightly packed contour lines of resistivity, which follow the boundaries between each of the deck layers which are seen in these images. This indicates that the material which occupies the space between each of these deck floors is quite different from the deck material.
At the end of the middle deck space, towards the rear of the vessel, can be seen what appears to be a vertical wall which is orientated at exactly ninety degrees to the floor of the deck. The resistivity of the material composing these wall structures, is the same as that of the deck floors (Fig. 18).
FIGURE 18. THE END WALL TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE VESSEL ON THE MIDDLE DECK, IS POSITIONED AT EXACTLY 90 DEGREES TO THE FLOOR.
When the resistivity image of the ship is viewed in three dimensions, the floors of the three flat deck layers can be seen to cover the full width of the vessel, and do not extend beyond of the edge of the hull outline.
No similar flat planar layers of material have been found outside of the boat shape, even although the cross sectional scans covered an area projecting 116 metres in width, and included the ground on each side of the vessel. These flat deck layers are unique and are only found within this ship.
The Bible records the exact dimensions of the Ark, which God had commanded Noah to build:
“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.” (GEN 6.15)
The Biblical description of the size of the Ark, does not say whether these measurements are to be understood as either the internal or external dimensions. However the internal cargo capacity was the most essential measurement from a construction perspective, which Noah required.
The cubit measurement which Noah used in constructing the Ark, would almost certainly have been passed on to the descendants of the survivors of the flood, who established the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Chaldea. History records that both Egypt and Chaldea used the same cubit measurement as that used to construct Noah’s Ark even although they were completely separate kingdoms from each other which appeared after the flood.
The ancient cubit has been identified as measuring 0.5235 metres (20.6 inches). The pyramids in Egypt, Solomon’s palace in Israel and statues found in Babylon were all built according to this same unit of measurement.
By converting the length of this ancient cubit into metres, the dimensions of the Ark would be as follows:
LENGTH: 300 CUBITS = 157 METRES (515.9 FEET)
BREADTH: 50 CUBITS = 26.2 METRES (85.7 FEET)
HEIGHT: 30 CUBITS = 15.7 METRES (51.6 FEET)
THE LENGTH = 300 CUBITS
From the survey data on the ground surface the visible edge of the hull shape from the stern to the bow measured 157 metres (515.9 feet = 300 cubits). (Fig. 19).
FIGURE 19. THE LENGTH OF THE SHIP. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
This is also shown in the images of the resistivity scans which show the side elevation of the complete length of the ship. The scale shown on the horizontal axis on this image (x axis), confirms that the length of this shape is a little less than 160 metres. When the inclined angle which the hull is resting on (approx. 12 degrees), is taken into account, the length of the hull shape comes to 157 metres, (Fig. 20).
FIGURE 20. THE LENGTH OF THE SHIP AS SEEN IN THE RESISTIVITY IMAGES. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
THE WIDTH = 50 CUBITS
An inspection of the sides of the hull, show that the rib indentations which can be seen along the sides of the ship, lie on the outside of the rim of the hull shape. (Fig. 21 and 22). This means that the total external size of the ship was much larger and that the 157 metre (300 cubits) measurement of the hull length is actually its internal dimension.
FIGURE 21. THE REAR VIEW OF THE SHIP. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 22. THE RIBS CAN BE SEEN HERE POSITIONED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RIM OF THE HULL SHAPE. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The damage caused to the right side of the ship by its impact with the rock outcrop has distorted the right side and caused that part of the hull to bulge outwards. This makes the present shape of the ship, appear to be wider than it really is. (Fig. 23).
FIGURE 23. LOOKING AT THE REAR OF THE SHIP, SHOWS THE BULGE IN ITS RIGHT SIDE. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The subsurface resistivity images of this area revealed that the top part of the hull on the right side has broken away from the main section of the ship. This part of the hull has also tipped outwards forming the bulge shape that is now seen. Figure 24, shows a cross sectional image across the widest part of the hull shape. The intact section of the hull, which includes the left side and centre of the vessel, can be seen here to be considerably more resistive than the separated section of the right side. This would be expected, because in a timber ship the amount of damage which the right side has sustained, would almost certainly have cracked the hulls structure in that area, making it more permeable to water and increasing its conductivity.
FIGURE 24. THE BROKEN AWAY SECTION OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HULL IS SEPARATED FROM THE CENTRE AND LEFT SECTION. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
In Figure 25, the right side of the hull shape is shown repositioned, and moved back into its original place, where it again joins onto the main hull section, and is symmetrical to the left side.
Measuring across the width of the hulls internal cross section, between the inside surfaces of the hull in this reconstructed image, the measurement of the internal width of the hull shape can be seen to be in the order of 26.2 metres (50 cubits).
FIGURE 25. THIS RECONSTRUCTED VIEW OF THE HULL, HAS MOVED THE BROKEN SECTION OF THE RIGHT SIDE, BACK INTO CONTACT WITH THE MAIN SECTION OF THE HULL. THIS GIVES AN INTERNAL WIDTH OF 26.2 METRES (50 CUBITS). (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
THE HEIGHT = 30 CUBITS
If the length (300 cubits), and width (50 cubits), are the internal dimensions of the Ark, then we should find that the measurement of its height, should also equal the vertical internal measurement, of the heights of each of the three decks combined.
Much of the roof of the upper deck of this vessel appears to have either collapsed or been removed. However portions of the central section still appear to be intact, especially towards the back of the ship.
In the resistivity image which shows the lengthwise cross section of the hull close to the centreline of the ship, the height of the lowest deck from the floor to the ceiling, measures 7.8 metres, which is exactly 15 ancient cubits. (Fig. 26).
The middle deck height does not extend as high as the lowest deck, and its floor to ceiling height is 4.7 metres. This is exactly 9 ancient cubits. The uppermost deck has the lowest height and measures 3.2 metres. This height is 6 ancient cubits.
The fact that the heights of each of the deck spaces matches a whole number of cubits provides another piece of evidence that this structure is manmade and built at a time when this cubit measurement was used.
When the total combination of these three deck heights are added together, (3.2+4.7+7.8 metres), the total vertical internal deck space comes to exactly 15.7 metres, which is exactly 30 cubits.
These measurements of the length, width and height of this hull shape, directly match the description given in Genesis 6.15 of the Ark. There has never been a timber vessel constructed on the earth of these proportions, except the Ark which Noah constructed.
FIGURE 26. THE THREE INTERNAL HEIGHTS OF EACH DECK SPACE, WHEN ADDED TOGETHER EQUAL 15.7 METRES (30 CUBITS). (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
Early in Ron Wyatt’s investigation of this site, he had found what he believed to be the keel of the ship embedded in the ground further up the mountain. He believed that this was where the ship had initially come to rest as the flood waters receded, and that sometime later the Ark had been caught in the mud or lava flow, which had torn the main section of the hull away from the keel and carried it down the mountain to where it is positioned today.
The central resistivity images that penetrated to the bottom of the hull, also show this bottom section of the hull shape is missing.
Towards the centre of the ship, a large area of high resistance also exists. When Ron Wyatt conducted his radar scans across this area, he concluded that a central corridor with a length of 128 feet existed here which appeared to be free from any wall structure. The same result can be seen here on the resistivity survey, which shows a large central area (purple colour), with a resistance high enough to possibly be an open cavity. The length of this area measures approximately 40 metres on the resistivity scans. (Fig. 27).
The bottom edge of this cavity is inclined on a 35 degree angle, relative to the decks of the ship and slopes downwards like a central stairway, where it connects the upper, middle and bottom decks.
Halfway down this stairway shaped area at the same level as the floor of the middle deck, the angle of this stairway area flattens out to the same angle as the middle deck floor, forming what appears to be a horizontal landing. The angle of the stairway shaped area’s floor then resumes, and descends down towards the floor of the bottom deck.
There are no other structures or walls within the stairway shaped area and its orientation is aligned perfectly with the lengthwise direction of the ship.
FIGURE 27. THE INTERNAL AREA OF HIGH RESISTANCE (PURPLE COLOUR) (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 28. THE SLOPE OF THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THS AREA WHICH HAS THE APPEARANCE OF A CENTRAL STAIRWAY. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
On the inner side of the ship, equally spaced protrusions can be seen which Ron Wyatt believed were a part of the ships structure that had collapsed leaving the stumps of the timbers exposed. (Fig 29, 30 and 31).
FIGURE 29. RON WYATT STANDING IN FRONT OF THE INNER SIDE OF THE ARK, WITH TWO OF THE PROTRUSIONS ABOVE HIM (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
FIGURE 30. A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROTRUSIONS (PHOTO JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 31. RON WYATTS CONSTRUCTION OF HOW THE RIB AND JOISTS WERE ARRANGED. (IMAGE COURTESY OF THE RON WYATT ESTATE).
One of the cross-section resistivity scans that was achieved in 2014, was positioned directly over one of the ships ribs. The image from this scan showed that an object of similar resistance to the rib material, (blue colour) was connected horizontally to the rib and positioned exactly where the protrusion is seen inside the hull (Fig. 32).
FIGURE 32. 2014 CROSS SECTION RESISTIVITY SCAN OVER ONE OF THESE PROTRUSIONS. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The three dimensional resistivity images which were produced by the scans show the shape and the profile of some of the ribs beneath the ground. (Fig 33).
FIGURE 33. A 3D RESISTIVITY IMAGE CUTTING THROUGH THE REAR OF THE SHIP, AND SHOWING THE SYMMETRICAL CURVATURE OF THE RIBS ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The lower section of each rib can be seen to have a semi-circular profile to both its lower outer and inner surfaces. They are also tapered with the thickness of the rib increasing in size towards the centreline of the ship, (Fig 34).
FIGURE 34. A VIEW OF ONE OF THE RIBS ON THE LEFT SIDE AT THE REAR OF THE HULL. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
In Figure 35, two circles (yellow), are superimposed over the contour lines which follow the rib profile, in order to highlight the semi-circular shape of the lower section of the Arks hull.
FIGURE 35. THE INNER AND OUTER SURFACE PROFILE OF THE RIB, IS SEMI-CIRCULAR. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN)
Figure 36 shows one of these ribs, towards the back of the ship. The thickness of the upright portion of this rib measures 5.6 metres horizontally. Towards the centreline of the ship where the size of each rib is at their greatest, the rib thickness increases to approximately 14 metres.
FIGURE 36. THE DIMENSIONS OF ONE OF THE RIBS TOWARDS THE BACK IF THE SHIP. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
The massive size of these timbers must be kept in perspective with the overall size of the ship which required just such a structure to maintain the strength of the hull.
This semi-circular profile, has the unique feature in the fact that a circle is the shape that encloses the greatest area, with the smallest circumference. This means that the semi-circular hull design can produce the greatest displacement of water, (i.e. the greatest potential buoyancy), with the smallest surface area and is known to achieve the smallest wetted surface area of any shaped hull.
In modern ships this type of lower profile is often combined with slightly steeper upper sides, as are seen in these images of the ribs. When this shape of hull is also accompanied with a fin type of keel, the result is a hull shape which possesses a very low centre of gravity, combined with a high angle of heel. The angle of heel is the maximum angle that the hull can be tipped over to before taking on water.
In the areas of the ship where the hull has not been damaged, the same curvature of the ribs is seen on both the left and the right sides of the ship. (Fig 37, 38 and 39).
The material composing each rib is slightly more conductive on its outer surface compared to further inside. This is exactly what would be expected to be found when a material such as timber is buried in mud and begins to petrify.
The outer surface of the material which is in direct contact with the mud, naturally begins to petrify first. However the innermost section of the timber is more protected, is able to resist the advance of the petrification the longest. This variation in the level of petrification will produce a difference in electrical conductivity throughout the timber, just as it is seen here.
FIGURE 37. THE RIBS ARE SYMMETRICAL ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES OF THE SHIP. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 38. A 3D VIEW OF THE RESISTIVITY IMAGE LOOKING INTO THE INSIDE OF THE HULL, ON ITS LEFT SIDE, THE CURVATURE OF THE RIB CAN BE SEEN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE IMAGE. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
FIGURE 39. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HULL, THIS 3D RESISTIVITY IMAGE LOOKS INTO THE INSIDE OF THE HULL. THE CURVATURE OF THE RIB, CAN BE SEEN IN THE CENTRE TO RIGHT SIDE OF THIS IMAGE. (IMAGE: JOHN LARSEN).
he results of this investigation has found that this object in the Ararat Mountains, which has the shape of an immense ship is composed of a material which has a completely different resistance compared to the surrounding mud or rock. Within this object three flat layers which have the appearance of decks were observed and the internal dimensions of the length, width and height of this ship were found to be identical to the dimensions found in the Bible which describe Noah’s Ark.
The three dimensional shape of this object and the presence of petrified timber and metal rivets within the hull are not features which can be explained by natural rock erosion. Each of these pieces of evidence point to this object as being man-made and of ancient origin.
In the history of the earth there is only one ship which has ever been constructed from timber of these gigantic proportions, and matches every feature which has been found on this site. That ship is the Ark which God commanded Noah to build.
THE PRESENCE OF THE ARK PROVES THE YOUNG AGE OF THE EARTH.
The remains of the Ark now sit at an elevation of approximately 2000 metres above sea level. Fossils of coral and shellfish which are buried in marine sediment, cover not only the Ararat Mountains but also the entire earth and testify to their burial by water. Conventional geological maps of Eastern Turkey and geological reports, state that the sedimentary rocks and fossils found in the Ararat Mountains date from the Eocene age. These same geological reports, also state that they believe that following the deposition of the sedimentary rocks and fossils by water, the sea level gradually diminished in this area until the early Miocene age, by which time any last trace of water had finally vanished. Since that time this area has never been submerged by water again.
But evolutionists claim that the earth is billions of years old and that the early Miocene period when the last trace of the water which had covered the Ararat Mountains finally vanished, was supposedly in the order of 20-24 million years ago. How can this age be true?
It would be a physical impossibility for a ship the size of the Ark to drift into the Ararat Mountains and run aground 2000 metres above the present elevation of sea level without water being present. Yet the Ark is not millions of years old. The fossils and sediment on top of which the Ark came to rest, had to have been deposited by the same water which carried the Ark into that area.
The only conclusion that can be made then is that the Biblical account of the creation of the earth by God and its inundation be a massive global sized flood as it is described in the Bible, is correct. This would place the true age of the earth at around 6000 years as the Bible teaches and matches the evidence which is seen.
The Bible tells us that the flood came as a result of man’s corruption and rebellion against God. The violence and evil that resulted on the earth at that time finally reached a stage where God could wait no longer. By warning Noah to prepare the Ark, God provided a means for those who would turn away from their sin to escape the coming deluge.
The Bible tells us these events will be repeated as we near the time of Jesus Christ’s return.
“BUT AS THE DAYS OF NOE WERE, SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE. FOR AS IN THE DAYS THAT WERE BEFORE THE FLOOD THEY WERE EATING AND DRINKING, MARRYING AND GIVING IN MARRIAGE, UNTIL THE DAY THAT NOE ENTERED INTO THE ARK, AND KNEW NOT UNTIL THE FLOOD CAME, AND TOOK THEM ALL AWAY; SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE.” (MATT 24:37-39).
At the time of the flood the Bible tells us that:
“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.” (GEN 6:5).
Has the corruption of this earth then yet reached to the same level as it was before the flood? In the last century the rise in wars, violence and crime within the earth, has reached unprecedented proportions. At this same time the world has become saturated with many different religions, which all reject the Bible and deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who gave his life for our sins.
Within the “Christian” churches, the level of apostasy has become so advanced that now the chief foundational doctrines of Baal worship which was practised by the pagan nations during the Old Testament times, have infiltrated the churches and replaced the Bible.
During the Old Testament times, the nation of Israel stood out as the only nation which worshipped a singular God and His Son (ref Proverbs 30:4). The God that Israel served was a God of holiness who has no trace of evil in Him. By contrast though, the pagan Baal religion followed a Trinity “god”, which possessed a dual nature of good and evil.
God does not change and in the New Testament of the Bible it tells us that:
“THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS; WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL, TO BE TESTIFIED IN DUE TIME.” (1TIM 2:5-6).
Over the centuries the pagan doctrine of the Trinity was given “christian” titles, and accepted by the fallen churches. The pagan ceremonies of Christmas and Easter were also adapted to suit the apostate “Christian” churches.
The Bible prophesised that before Jesus Christ would return that there would be a “falling away”. This can now be seen to have been fulfilled, with nearly every so called “Christian” church now openly acknowledging that they serve the “Trinity”, instead of the God of the Bible who created all things.
The New Testament covenant which God established through his son Jesus Christ, promises that those who receive it will have God’s law put in their minds and written in their hearts.
“FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD; I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MIND, AND WRITE THEM IN THEIR HEARTS: AND I WILL BE TO THEM A GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE TO ME A PEOPLE:” (HEB 8:10).
However nearly every church today derides Gods commandments and teaches their congregations that they do not need to keep God’s law in order to be saved. The Bible calls those people who transgress Gods commandments, “workers of iniquity”, and warns of their rejection by Jesus Christ when he returns.
“NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. MANY WILL SAY TO ME IN THAT DAY, LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME? AND IN THY NAME HAVE CAST OUT DEVILS? AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.” (MATT 7:21-23).
God commanded his people to rest upon the seventh day of each week and to keep that day as the Sabbath. The seventh day of rest stands as a memorial of God’s creation of the earth in six literal days, and His rest upon the seventh day.
The Sabbath rest on the seventh day of the week, is the fourth commandment of the Ten Commandments and was especially sanctified by God and commanded to be kept holy. Today the fallen churches no longer keep the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week as God commanded, but honour the first day of the week (Sunday) as their day of worship instead. Sunday was the day of worship for the pagan Baal religion during the Old Testament times.
Truly the wickedness that existed before the flood during the days of Noah, is being repeated before our eyes today.
The discovery of Noah’s Ark, stands as a testimony to the accuracy of the Bible, which declares the patience and mercy of God, who will wait for as long as possible for people to turn from their sins and seek forgiveness.
God has set in place an irrevocable plan to remove every trace of sin and defilement from his creation forever. It is the responsibility of every person to decide whether they will seek God’s forgiveness and follow after righteousness or not. Jesus Christ has personally paid the price for our sins himself by his own life and has promised that:
“ALL THAT THE FATHER GIVETH ME SHALL COME TO ME; AND HIM THAT COMETH TO ME I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT.” (JOHN 6:37).
Please take the time to consider what Jesus Christ has done for each of us. Seek God’s mercy and kindness and turn away from all evil.