4 Men

On our way back today from our first Prophecy Road Show in Delphi, Indiana, we took a 3 hour ‘out-of-the-way’ diversion to visit The Ark Encounter, http://www.arkencounter.com    Aside from some misquoted Bible verses, it was a great experience! It really puts in to perspective the phenomenal, or rather impossible, task given to Noah and his 3 sons. Viewing it from the outside, then walking all three floors on the inside, I was totally struck with the enormity, design, engineering, and assembly of this ‘plan of salvation’. 

After we arrived home late this evening, I thought of the hundreds of architects, engineers, designers, carpenters, laborers, woodsmen, crane operators, bulldozers, trucks, etc, required to build this massive model of the original. Then, I thought of the original. Designed, cut, hauled and built by Noah and his 3 sons. But with one significant difference. It was built with God’s help, and could not have been done any other way. It was God’s plan of salvation, presented by 4 men. 

Some 3,000 years later, four different men presented to the world God’s plan of salvation. They were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Christ was the ark, the work of God to save all who believe. Just as Noah and all his family were preserved from God’s condemnation of the world by being in the Ark, so all who put their trust in Christ, being “in Christ” are free from condemnation, Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” And, just as 8 people stepped off the ark into a new world, so all of those who are in Christ are a “new creature”, 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

4 thoughts on “4 Men”

  1. That is really neat! It’s in Kentucky, right? Has Bill Nye come to take the tour yet? 🙂
    I believe there is one somewhere, being built to be sea worthy. I cant remember where or who though.
    The atheists say it is not possible. If you watched the debate between Ken Hamm(the ark pictured was his idea I believe) and Bill Nye, Mr. Nye claims it was tried before. I am only guessing but think he is referring to an attempt made around 100 years ago. It didn’t work, he claims, because at the size of the ark, wood will bend and flex in all directions so much so that it would come apart quickly.
    However, I personally believe this previous attempt was DESIGNED to fail. Remember, 100 years ago, Darwinian evolution was coming into its own and quite a lot of so called “experts, Ph.D.’s, and scientists”, were VERY eager to dis-prove the bible.
    I think the ark they are attempting now is being done by honest believers and will be done right and work beautifully. For all I know, it might already be finished and have sailed, so to speak. It has been a little while since I heard of it.
    I have NO doubts that Noah and his four sons spent 100-120 years building an incredible ship using the measurements God gave them. Which, by the way, just happen to be the same size for a sea-faring vessel to absolutely have the most stability on rough and deep waters. I have been told that the navy actually studied and tested Gods measurements given to Noah, and they just happen to be THE MOST stable dimensions for a ship on the ocean.
    The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God….Psalm 14:1

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