In the days of Noah the whole population of the earth was wicked and the thoughts of men were only evil
and God lamented that he had created man. The only righteous man left on earth was Noah.
Genesis6:5And 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.6:6And it repented the LORD that he had
made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.6:7And 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.6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9These are the generations
of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with
God.6:10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was
filled with violence.6:12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the
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.
How patient was God to wait until there was only one just man
and his family left on earth before he meted out his judgement. Also notice that through Noah and his example that
his whole family was acceptable to God. God instructed Noah to build a large ship (Noah's Ark) and that when it was
finished he would bring a great flood to destroy the earth and all the inhabitants.
Can you imagine the ridicule that Noah would receive from building a large ship on
the dry land and that it had never rained on the earth before. It took Noah and his family approximately 100 years
to build the Ark. Do you think you would loose faith in God's word after that amount of time past?
Genesis6:14Make thee an ark of gopher
wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with
pitch.6:15And 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.6:16A 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.6:17And, 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.6:18But 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.6:19And 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.6:20Of 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.6:21And take thou unto thee of
all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gatherit to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for
them.6:22Thus did Noah; according
to all that God commanded him, so did he.
7:1And 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.7:2Of 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.7:3Of fowls also of the air
by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the
earth.7:4For 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.7:5And Noah did according
unto all that the LORD commanded him.7:6And Noah was six hundred
years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7:7And 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.7:8Of clean beasts, and of
beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the
earth,7:9There went in two and two
unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.7:10And it came to pass after
seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
The water or rain that God caused to pour out on the earth for forty days and forty nights
came from the protective water canopy above the atmosphere. It was so much water that it covered the earth
completely like in the beginning. The only living were on the Ark with Noah floating in the large sea of water that
covered the surface of the earth.
Genesis 7:11In 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.7:12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and
forty nights.7:13In 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;7:14They, 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.7:15And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and
two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.7:16And they that went in, went in male and female of
all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.7:17And 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.7:18And the waters prevailed, and
were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.7:19And the waters prevailed
exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were
covered.7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.7:21And 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:7:22All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land,
died.7:23And 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.7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the
earth an hundred and fifty days.
How was Noah and the others going to survive on this ocean with a limited amount of food on board. We know today
that the sea level has not varied much over hundreds and thousands of years. Since the water canopy above the earth
was not there any more, and the earth was not a greenhouse with the canopy gone, the north and south poles became
very cold. This fact allowed the evaporated water from the ocean to freeze and remain at the poles of the earth and
allowed dry land to reappear.
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 asswaged;8:2The fountains also of the deep
and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;8:3And
the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were
abated.8:4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month,
upon the mountains of Ararat.8:5And the waters decreased
continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the
8:6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the
ark which he had made:8:7And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the
waters were dried up from off the earth.8:8Also he sent forth a dove
from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;8:9But 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.8:10And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the
ark;8:11And 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.8:12And he
stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
8:13And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the
first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and
looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.8:14And in the second month, on
the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
8:15And God spake unto Noah, saying,8:16Go
forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.8:17Bring forth with
thee every living thing thatiswith thee, of
all flesh,bothof fowl, and of cattle, and of
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be
fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.8:18And Noah went forth, and
his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:8:19Every beast, every
creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of
9:28And Noah lived after the
flood three hundred and fifty years.9:29And all the days of Noah
were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
We are all descendants of Noah from Adam. We are all from one race and only the evolution of man, from the
creation of man, has changed our appearance and caused a change in our physical appearance. This change
in our physical appearance has been responsible for thevarious races as we know
them today. The environment, sun, heat, cold, shelter, diet etc. has caused
these changes in appearance but we are all God's creatures and endowed with the yearn for
freedom and good conscience.
You will now see the gradual decrease in the lifespan of people from the flood to the present time
due to the removal of the protective water canopy. The verse below is attributed to Moses. A score is twenty
Psalm 90:10 The days of our yearsarethreescore years and ten; and if by reason of strengththey befourscore years, yetistheir strength labour and
sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
This massive full size
bibllical replica of Noah’s Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold its
wonder. It was built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the
literal truth of the Bible.
Huibers did the work mostly
with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son, Roy. Construction began in May
2005. On the uncovered top – deck not quite ready in time for the opening – will come a petting zoo, with
baby lambs, chickens, goats and one camel.