Recently the Ark Encounter theme park opened in north central Kentucky. It is right along I-75 south of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a life size replica of what is believed to be Noah’s Ark as recorded in Genesis 6-8, but despite this architectural marvel, being the largest wooden structure in North American and possibly the world, there is plenty of criticism being leveled from Christian and non-Christian groups alike.
Basically, the Ark Encounter provides visual evidence that an ark made of wood with Gen 6 dimensions, could have had enough room for 8 people, the animals, birds, insects, along with food and waste storage. It could have been very stable, and floated over the surface of a global flood. This visual park will show that it is possible. I encourage all to go at least once, for it might challenge your thinking a little.
And here lies the problem: It does challenge the preconceived notion that the first 11 chapters of Genesis are myth and fable. And that is why it is controversial. It will challenge the way people understand the world. And that is exactly why it was built in the first place. But I must ask, for those who oppose this, if you are secure in your understanding of the world, what then do you have to worry about? Besides, the more you criticize it, the more attention the Ark receives. And more attention means more people willing to go to see what the fuss is all about.
So, fuss about! God may use it to draw people to Him!
Pastor Terry, his wife and family came to Suedberg in 2003. There have great times, good times, and well, not so good times. But through it all God has been good. This blog will share the goodness of God as seen in the midst of the great, the good, and the not so good of our world.