Has Noah’s Ark Been Found?

Several news reports yesterday announced that a team of explorers from Noah’s Ark Ministries International claimed that they may have found Noah’s Ark. There has been a slew of reactions from both believers and skeptics. There is also an interesting video online which shows researchers inside of a wooden structure, presumably high up on Mt. Ararat.

Could this be Noah’s Ark?

I have been asked whether or not I believe this is truly Noah’s Ark. Although I definitely believe the Biblical account of the worldwide Flood and Noah’s Ark, I have typically been skeptical when I hear the Ark has been found. This time is no different.

I have my doubts as to whether or not the Ark still exists. After all, it was (is) a wooden structure built approximately 4,400 years ago. It served its purpose of keeping Noah, his family, and the animals alive. Following the Flood, it wouldn’t surprise me if much of the Ark was torn apart for shelter, firewood, etc. At the same time, it’s hard to imagine that 8 people would use that much wood for those purposes. So as long the Ark was enveloped in ice and preserved then it’s possible that it could be found in modern times.

It will be interesting to see what follow up expeditions to the site yield. I would love it if this truly is the Ark and would have a desire to take a trip there myself.

The skeptics would be squirming to find an explanation. They have already dismissed it as impossible because they think it’s simply a fairy tale and they claim there never was a worldwide flood. Although it would easily be the greatest archaeological find, many skeptics and critics would still mock God’s word. The truth is that their unbelief is not a result of a lack of evidence, because there’s plenty of evidence which supports the Bible. The fact is that their unbelief is due to an unwillingness to acknowledge their Creator and they suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).

Christians already have the greatest evidence they need in the pages of Scripture. Since the Bible is God’s inspired word, and God cannot lie, then the Bible cannot be wrong. So when it talks about Noah’s Ark and a worldwide Flood, then we can be sure these things are factual.

Enjoying God’s Creation

These trees make me look small.

As I thought about what to post today, I could hear the birds chirping outside on a beautiful sunny morning. It was just a small reminder of the wonders of God’s creation.

I love going for walks and looking at the things God has made. At this time of year it’s great to watch how quickly the little buds on the trees transform into leaves. Everything “greens up” so quickly.

Last year Casey and I had the wonderful opportunity to go hiking through the Redwoods. These majestic trees cannot help but inspire awe. However, we have to maintain a proper perspective. As incredible as these trees are, we should be in awe of the God who made them. His attributes are on display throughout His creation (Romans 1:20). 

Make it a point to get out and look at what God has made and thank Him for it. Although our sin has brought so much ugliness and suffering into this world, there are still remnants of beauty. Just imagine what the new heavens and new earth will look like. It will be a place with no more death, sin, and suffering and we will live with God (Revelation 21:3-4). I hope to see you there.

Thanks for reading.