Scripture: “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith,” Heb 11:7.
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We have arrived in a new world now that we have moved to the times of Noah. The great flood which covered the whole world had taken place. “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,” Gen 7:19-20.
Despite what men say, the whole earth was flooded and there is evidence still of that having happened for seashells and fossils of fish have been found high up in many mountains of the world, even in the Himalayas! The Bible is true despite the foolish notions of men!
1. God issued a warning of coming judgment to Noah. In like manner, God warns today of coming judgment. “But when he (John/Baptist) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Matt 3:7.
2. It is right to fear God’s wrath. Back then, the majority rejected God’s warning. So it is still today! “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it,” Matt 7:13-14. There was only ONE door into ark!
3. Noah started doing that for which no one else could see any reason. “ . . being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark . . .” We speak of and believe in that which no man has seen! Thus they reject what we say.
There was no sea where Noah built his ark. He has no need of a boat! The ark did not look like any boat that men may have built. It was like a very long box! That is what the word ‘ark’ means.