I heard on a “scientific” television show a lie that was made with such convincing rhetorical device that I felt sorrow for the ignorant who would believe the lie. It was this: That there is no way Noah’s ark could have survived the forty days and nights of the flood, for the ark was not built well enough to survive the torrential, hurricane like storms. There are many apostate sources that are trying to change the actual account in order to draw the faithful from His Church.
Below is the Genesis account of the flood that God caused upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. God’s Word in Genesis only speaks of the water flooding the earth. There is no mention of storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any kind of bad weather. The first mention of wind is when God made a wind to cause the waters to recede. Once again, God didn’t make a torrential wind – just a simple wind.
God’s word says that “the fountains of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped.” That is another important distinction – the fountains of the deep were involved in bringing water to the surface of the earth for this historical flood, coupled with rain from the heavens.
When reading the Bible it is important to read what it actually says and not give God’s words an apostate’s twisted meanings. In the Mark scripture below we see the first sentence: “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.”
This is an account of an actual storm when Jesus walked among men on earth. Apostles were on a ship with our Lord Jesus, and while Jesus was sleeping “there arose a great storm . . .” You will notice that when God means a storm of wind, and waves beating a ship – that is exactly what is said in God’s word.
When the apostles woke Jesus for help, he calmed the storm and admonishes them for little faith. “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” Hear! Hear! The wind and sea obey our Lord not only in this Mark account, but also in the Genesis account of Noah’s ark. Keeping the ark safe is absolutely something the Lord would be able to do.
Through many historical texts from different areas of the world the Genesis flood is recorded. The Apostate groups that try to discount the possibility of Noah’s ark know that they cannot discount the reality that the flood happened, so they try to twist the Genesis account with lies to draw people away from the truth of the scriptures.
We are living in dangerous times because the minds of men are so easily swayed by the apostates who are found in all walks on this earth – even in the apostate churches we find in existence today. I pray all will read the scriptures with prayer for understanding the truth.
Genesis 7:16 – 24 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. 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. 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.
Genesis 8:1 – 11 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged (lessen); The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
“Mark 4:37 – And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And He (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
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