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Noah’s Ark Replica Being Built to Validate Bible’s Authority

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The ark, which Biblical experts tell us was 500 feet long and 80 feet high, will be the centerpiece of a $155 million religious theme park spearheaded by Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry devoted to the literal telling of the old testament

Project manager Mike Zovath says the park (as well as the ark), appropriately named “the Ark Encounter,” is being built in order to solidify the authority of the Bible.

“The message here is, God’s word is true,” explained Zovath. “There’s a lot of doubt: ‘Could Noah have built a boat this big, could he have put all the animals on the boat?’ Those are questions people all over the country ask.”

Answers in Genesis is also the ministry behind the Creation Museum, a controversial public attraction, which opened in 2007 and presents Bible stories as fact in an attempt to rebut the theory of evolution, with exhibits like Adam and Eve standing alongside dinosaurs.

Instead of attempting to discredit evolution and promote creationism, the new theme park aims to allow visitors to experience the ark and the time in which it was constructed.

“The ark is really a different approach than the museum,” Zovath told The Associated Press. “It’s really not about creation-evolution, it’s about the authority of the Bible starting with the ark account in Genesis. When you get to walk through the boat and see how big this thing really was… our hope is people start seeing that this is plausible, that the account could be believed.”

In addition to the massive ark, which will reportedly feature authentic details like straight-sawed lumber, wooden pegs and both live and animatronic animals, the park will house a replica of the Tower of Babel and an old world-style village as can be found in the Old Testament.

According to Answers in Genesis, the park should open in April 2014 and will be a great source of revenue for the state of Kentucky, creating 900 jobs and bringing $119 million into the state over the course of 10 years.

The Ark Encounter park is estimated to attract 1.2 million visitors in the first year alone.

via Christian Post

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8 Responses to “Noah’s Ark Replica Being Built to Validate Bible’s Authority”

  1. Edward Woelke

    To further authenticate the bronze age myth, they should actually try to cram two of each species in the world on it plus enough food for each animal for six months…see how THAT goes! Oh yeah, then try to sail the thing!

  2. Edward Woelke

    Oh yes, the answer is that the Bible uses the word "created kind" rather than species, which means that Noah didn't need to wrestle with each particular species of lion, puma, tiger, leopard, cheetah, and so on…He just needed two cats.

  3. Anonymous

    And those two cats -evolved- into all the cat species we have today! All around the world!
    As did all those dogs, and squirrels and bears and opposums. Each evolved from the basic "Kind".
    It's amazing how that word can't be rationalized out of the conversation! :)

  4. Joe Tanglewood

    I like that statement that christians believe noah only needed two cats, rather than each type of cat because that was the created kind. Well, that leaves you in a quandry because if it really was just two cats that evolved into all the other types then we indeed have evolution. You cannot have it both ways. For years christians argued that evolution is wrong. There was no big bang. Who the hell says God didn't create the big bang and who says God doesn't believe in evolution? Things evolve. We already know this is a fact. I love it when people suddenly decide to take on the monicker but change the context in an effort to stay current but without giving in. Some now believe dinosaurs existed, after berating us for years that they didn't. Make up yer mind people. Stop taking information that cannot be verified by ANY historians of the time as truth, absolute truth, all while arguing the actual physical scientific evidence. Science is not trying to disprove god! It only removes ignorance from the equation. If ignorance is removed then you are one step closer to truth.