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The Ark Encounter Is A False Teaching

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The Ark Encounter Is A False Teaching

The Ark Encounter Is A False Teaching

We had the opportunity to visit The Ark Encounter which is a replica of Noah’s Ark located in Williamstown, Kentucky. I have been eager to visit the attraction since its completion in 2016. As I look back on our experience, I was not sure what to expect. I suppose my initial thoughts were just the sheer size of the ark itself. I never looked up the details, I hate to spoil surprises.

This article provides a comprehensive review of The Ark Encounter, while explaining what is being taught at this attraction. We go into detail and explain why these teachings are false. Unfortunately, due to the amount of false teaching taking place at The Ark Encounter, all details could not be explained in this single article.

Due to that, we have produced numerous Bible studies to combat these untruths and help you understand what the Bible says concerning Adam and Eve, and Noah’s Flood. These untruths have great ramifications Christians should understand.

This visit, I will now share with you…

Note: All images photographed at The Ark Encounter.

The Ark Encounter: Dinosaurs Existed With Adam And Eve

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden as depicted at "The Ark Encounter"

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden as depicted at The Ark Encounter

Unfortunately, once we stepped foot inside the ark, the exciting experience quickly turned into a Biblical nightmare. Within each level of the ark, there are various points of interest to read and view. We noticed each point of interest drilled into the mind of the visitor the belief system of The Ark Encounter, not necessarily Biblical fact.

As we moved through the Garden of Eden section, which really had no business in “Noah’s Ark,” we saw a picture of Adam and Eve standing in the water with Dinosaurs off in the distance.

We all looked at each other in dismay at the imagery.

There is no Biblical or historical documentation to support such a belief. There is no Scripture we can point to that says Dinosaurs walked with Adam and Eve. These are simply the beliefs of young earth creationists who wrap Creation and world history into a 6,000-year window. They must depict such scenes in order to make their theory seem believable, (see: Is The Earth 6,000 Years Old?).

I should not have to tell you flesh-eating Dinosaurs could not have existed with mankind in the flesh. Man would have simply been exterminated, and in very short order. Further, Dinosaurs date millions of years in age, something the Bible does not disagree with when properly understood, (see: The World That Was, The First Earth Age).

Were Dinosaurs Sacrificed For Adam And Eve’s Sin?

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with Dinosaurs on an altar as depicted at "The Ark Encounter"

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with Dinosaurs on an altar as depicted at The Ark Encounter

As we moved further into the Garden of Eden display, there is a picture featuring Adam and Eve hiding, and baby Dinosaurs being cooked on an altar.

The caption reads,

“First Sacrifice God Provides A Substitute”

First off, nowhere in the Bible did God require Adam and Eve to perform a sacrifice due to their sin. Nor were Adam and Eve to be sacrificed themselves and in need of a substitute, much less baby Dinosaurs roasting on an altar, and who did the roasting?

The Ark Encounter provides Genesis 3:7-8;21 as documentation for the depiction (see above photo). However, these verses have nothing to do with Dinosaurs, much less any sacrifice on an altar.

Turn your Bible with me to,

Genesis 3:7-8
7 “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”

8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”

Clearly, these verses have nothing to do with Dinosaurs and sacrifices being required by God, they simply cover the sin of Adam and Eve.

Genesis 3:21
21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

God, our Heavenly Father used animal skins to make clothing for Adam and Eve. Obviously, several animals must have been killed by God since He is the one who provided the clothing, but how did this turn into sacrifices and burning baby Dinosaurs on an altar?

The graphic scene in no way, shape, or form is Biblically accurate. It was simply one of the uncountable tactics used by The Ark Encounter to mold the mind of visitors into accepting their belief system.

Were Adam And Eve The First Of Mankind?

As we continued our tour in the Garden of Eden section, evolutionary concepts were placed into the mind of unknowing visitors. We were led to believe Adam and Eve were the first people on earth. Of course, this is a commonly held view among Christians, though it is not Biblically accurate.

This teaching stems from not properly understanding the Sixth Day of Genesis, where God created all of the races.

After the Sabbath Day, God created Adam for a specific purpose. Adam and Eve were the family of the 12 Tribes of Israel who were to pass down God’s Word from one generation to the next. This would also be the family that brought about the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.

The Ark Encounter teaches the various races were created by Adam and Eve. They assume Adam and Eve possessed genes that contained various “skin tones” which allowed them to have children of different races. This not only introduces evolution into their explanation of the Bible, but it reduces the difference in race to “skin tone”.

We can clearly see with our own eyes, the differences in race are not just “skin tone,” but various facial and other features that are specific to each race. To reduce race to just “skin tone” robs each race of their own unique identity and heritage.

The Ark Encounter simply introduced their “skin tone” theory in order to explain how all of the races came to exist. Their theory is not logical, it is not Biblical and is void of all rational. Common sense should tell us one pure race of people cannot evolve and produce children of an entirely new race of people.

Did Noah Bring Dinosaurs On The Ark?

The level of indoctrination continued to escalate as we moved from one display to the next. Within The Ark Encounter, there are various cages depicting how the animals could have been stored and cared for on Noah’s Ark.

Unfortunately, it was not just animals in cages, but Dinosaurs as well. Dinosaurs were not just mentioned, they were almost the main theme.

We saw large Dinosaurs in cages.

Dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark according to "The Ark Encounter"

Dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark according to The Ark Encounter

We saw small Dinosaurs in cages.

Large or small, they had them all

Large or small, they had them all

We even saw Pterosaurs in cages.

This is a pterosaur on display inside Noah's Ark

This is a pterosaur on display inside Noah’s Ark

Why all the graphic and bold depictions of pre-historic creatures?

To convince the visitor it was not only possible for the Dinosaurs to have lived with Adam and Eve, but to make it appear as if Dinosaurs could have been transported on the Ark and survived Noah’s Flood. This was done in an effort to explain their young earth and global flood theories.

The Ark Encounter explains Noah would have selected young Dinosaurs as they were much smaller than their adult counterparts.

Unfortunately, they once again left the Bible out of their logic. God told Noah, the animals, not Dinosaursshall come unto thee“, meaning God sent the animals to Noah, Noah did not select them, he merely collected what God had sent, (Genesis 6:19-20). Their explanation simply adds to the Scriptures which we have been instructed not to do, (Revelation 22:18-19).

The Ark Encounter: Animals Evolved After Noah’s Flood

1,398 species evolved into over 40,000 according to "The Ark Encounter"

1,398 species evolved into over 40,000 according to The Ark Encounter

At this point, we were not sure what was more disturbing. The graphic imagery of Adam and Eve next to grilled baby dinos, Dinosaurs in cages or the next display, the use of evolutionary principles to explain Noah’s Flood.

The Ark Encounter underwent great effort to explain how all of earth’s animals could have fit on the Ark. They explain Noah only needed to collect 1,398 vertebrate “kinds“, they cunningly use the word “kinds” in place of “species” in order to make their theory “work“. I will explain in a moment.

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The reader should understand there are over 40,000 different vertebrate species in existence, so how could Noah only take 1,398 of them and we have 40,000 today, (not including marine, insect, microbe or plant life)?

God told Noah to bring the animals after their “kind,” this is where The Ark Encounter introduces evolution with a Biblical twist, (Genesis 6:20).

They state,

 “Kind” is a broader category than species, and usually includes many species.

That is not true.

The word “kind” (Strong’s: H4327) in Genesis 6:20 literally means, “species. You can verify this in the Strong’s Concordance.

Coyotes Wolves Dingos Dogs Came From Single Male and Female According To - The Ark Encounter

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The creators of The Ark Encounter blatantly used a generic and “broad term” definition in order to explain their theory. With their new found “definitionthey explain Noah only needed 6,744 total animals from 1,398 “kinds” and with those animals the entire earth was repopulated as we know it today.

This means and they actually teach that all of the dog breeds, wolves and foxes evolved from a single male and femalecanine kind“.

They use this logic for every species of animal.

To use their words with respect to bears,

The various bears of the world belong to the same kind. The two bears on the Ark were the ancestors of the many bears in the world today, including polar bears.

Two Bears On Ark Are The Many Bears Of Today According To - The Ark Encounter

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The Ark Encounter teaches this is due to “design features” or “mode-of-life changes” within the animals that enable them to evolve into different species of bears, dogs, and so on.

I should not have to tell you this is a fabrication of the truth. They are blatantly using the concept of evolution to support their theory.

How many Christians realize this is one of the ramifications when one believes in a global flood, (see: Was Noah’s Flood Global?)?

We noticed The Ark Encounter focused on dogs during the tour as it is widely known that dog breeds have largely changed within the last 200 years. This does not mean new breeds formed or changed on their own, it means breeders have mixed and matched dogs of various breeds to acquire certain features in the breed they are raising.

Evolution was taught with a Biblical twist

Evolution was taught with a Biblical twist

Biblical Creation Model according to - The Ark Encounter

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These are not “design features” as The Ark Encounter teaches.

It is well documented the mixing and matching of various breeds has introduced numerous health issues in today’s dog breeds. We do not see such chronic health problems in the animal kingdom which negates their point.

The Ark Encounter has introduced evolution with a Biblical twist in order to explain the Flood of Noah.

When God was done creating mankind and the animals on the Sixth Day, He said, “it was very good“, (Genesis 1:31). There is no room to believe or insert that God allowed His Creation to evolve.

The Ark Encounter simply stole a page from the evolutionary handbook and has presented it as Biblical fact in order to teach a global flood.

Did Fish Survive Noah’s Flood In Water Layers?

They teach marine life survived Noah's Flood in "water layers"

They teach marine life survived Noah’s Flood in “water layers”

The Ark Encounter teaches fresh and saltwater marine life could have survived a global flood in “water layers“.

They explain,

Freshwater and saltwater do not necessarily mix together, so freshwater layers may have existed within the global flood, allowing the freshwater creatures to survive.

Marine Life Survived In Water Layers - The Ark Encounter - Close Up

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That is true to a degree, freshwater is lighter since it does not contain salt as seawater does, so freshwater “floats” above seawater. However, considering their global flood scenario, it seems probable the waters would have mixed together which would have destroyed most marine life.

Nevertheless, The Ark Encounter teaches theoretical fresh and saltwater layers could have enabled marine life to exist in their own specific water environments. This immediately should make one wonder how whales, as one example, would have survived as they live in saltwater environments and must surface for air.

Considering the fact that Noah’s Flood consisted of freshwater from rain and springs, how much freshwater would have been over the seawater surface in their global flood theory, (Genesis 7:11)?

29,029 feet, enough to touch the top of Mount Everest.

This would have trapped saltwater creatures below a freshwater surface depriving the deep of air, light and nutrients. Their theory raises more questions than answers.

However, they have a backup theory, they explain,

Many fish, such as salmon, striped bass, and Atlantic sturgeon live in both freshwater and saltwater during their lifetimes. In most families of fish there are both freshwater and saltwater varieties, which may imply that the original marine creatures were more capable of tolerating both types of water.

Their entire theory is made out of thin air. “May imply” in their statement is pure speculation and they once again introduced evolution to fit their theory. If “water layers” are not possible, then “the original marine creatures” evolved into the marine creatures of today concludes The Ark Encounter.

We constantly noticed this evolutionary tactic being used in order to explain their theories.

What about using the Word of God, what about common sense?

Had there been a global flood, the lakes of the world would be filled with salt, but that is not the case.

Did Insects Survive Noah’s Flood On “Vegetation Mats”?

The creators of The Ark Encounter even had an explanation as to how insects could have survived a global flood.

They explain mats of vegetation could have existed outside of Noah’s Ark. As the Flood waters began to rise, the insects could have climbed on these vegetation mats to escape the Flood. There was no mention of how snails, slugs, and microbes like bacteria could have survived such an environment.

God’s Word tells us this theory is simply not true.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Genesis 7:23
23 “And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.”

Had Noah’s Flood been global, this verse indicates everything outside of Noah’s Ark died, all marine life, every insect and microbe would have perished. Every organism would have died except for those people and creatures on the Ark. This verse alone simply erases the last two theories of The Ark Encounter.

The Ark Encounter: Noah’s Flood Formed The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - Vishnu Temple, Wotans Throne and Freya Castle

The Grand Canyon’s extensive and colorful layering took time. – NPS

The Ark Encounter even had a section dedicated to the creation of the Grand Canyon. They teach the Grand Canyon was formed over a very short period of time, during Noah’s Flood. They continue by explaining each layer of rock within the Grand Canyon was formed by the sentiment of the Flood (including the fossils) and the great canyon itself was carved by the receding water. They explain this was due to ‘continental lift‘ which we will explain in the next section.

Grand Canyon - Bright Angel Layering

Grand Canyon Layering – NPS

Common sense should tell us a single flood, global or not, would never have created the extensive and multi-colored rock layering we find at the Grand Canyon.

In the very least, the layering would have been caused by numerous flooding events that brought various colors of debris to the region, including standing water, assuming all layers were formed by water to begin with.

Additionally, the entire earth would have extensive layering throughout which is not the case.

Considering their teaching, how did raging waters stir up enough rock, dirt, and silt to create the Grand Canyon, but been still enough to maintain “water layers“?

We should also consider other environments before we accept such teachings. In the state of Tennessee, we find solid rock under very little surface dirt. This is made apparent by the rock that has been blasted away for roads and other construction or natural areas of erosion.

Had a global flood caused the extensive layering at the Grand Canyon, why do we not see this extensive layering in Tennessee or even the Rocky Mountains?

Were Mountains Formed By Noah’s Flood?

If there was a global flood in the days of Noah, where did the water go after the flood?

The creators of The Ark Encounter teach the earth had no hills or mountains to speak of during the time of Noah. They maintain the earth was essentially flat from a topographical perspective.

Of course, the Bible tells us this is simply not true.

Please turn your Bible with me to Genesis 7 where God begins to unleash the Flood of Noah.

Genesis 7:19-20
19 “And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.”

20 “Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”

As we can clearly read, there were certainly “high hills” and “mountains” during the days of Noah. The Hebrew word used for “hills” and “mountains” is H2022 which means,

a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively): – hill (country), mount (-ain), X promotion.

So their premise is simply not true, and with that premise, it brings forward their theory as to how the Flood waters receded from off the earth…

The creators of The Ark Encounter teach, due to the amount of water during the Flood of Noah, a great shift of earth’s plates occurred, ‘continental lift‘. They explain this not only created the continents of today, but brought up the mountains from the ocean floor to create the mountain ranges of today. This is the logic that is used to explain how the Flood waters receded from the earth.

They sum up the question, where did the water go?

By simply saying,

“The water is in the oceans of today”.

This theory is not based on Biblical fact or science, it is manufactured from the minds of men in order to explain their global flood teaching.

God’s Word already told us, “mountains or ranges of hills” were present in the days of Noah, and His Word will tell us how the water receded.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Genesis 8:1
1 “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;”

God, our Heavenly Father made a “wind” to pass over the earth and the waters “asswaged(Strong’s: H7918) which means, “abate a flood, make to cease”.

Genesis 8:2
2The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;”

God simply stopped the rains and the fountains of the deep which brought about the Flood to begin with. Due to this, “the waters returned from off the earth continually,” (Genesis 8:3). Simply meaning, the waters evaporated and were absorbed back into the earth where they came from.

Nowhere in Scripture are we told that ‘continental lift‘ or plate shift occurred due to Noah’s Flood. These are made up theories. An event of this magnitude that would have caused mountains to form would have certainly been placed in the Bible by God, but we find exactly the opposite from Scripture. Further, it is unfounded in earth’s history.

Their entire theory is contradictory to the Bible.

God’s Word declared,

  • There were hills and mountains before the Flood
  • God stopped the Flood: the rains and fountains of the deep
  • God sent a wind to dry up the waters

The Ark Encounter: Noah’s Flood Caused The Ice Age

They teach Noahs Flood caused the Ice Age

They teach Noahs Flood caused the Ice Age

As we continued our tour of The Ark Encounter, we discovered they also discuss the ice age. There was just one problem. They place the time of the ice age after Noah’s Flood.

Not only do they teach Noah’s Flood caused the ‘continental lift‘ we discussed earlier, but they teach the Flood caused the ice age as well. There is no basis in the Bible for such a belief. God never said He would raise up continents and cause an ice age due to Noah’s Flood.

In fact, after the Flood, God made an everlasting covenant that He would never again curse the ground, (Genesis 8:21). Had God or the Flood He brought about caused an ice age, it would have certainly been a curse on the ground and made God a liar, blasphemy!

I believe the creators of The Ark Encounter manufactured the timing of the ice age in an attempt to explain how Wooly Mammoths and other creatures are found frozen in Siberia. Had a global flood occurred, it would have washed away these creatures that were supposedly killed by the flood, but they are there today, frozen. Due to that, they placed the ice age after Noah’s Flood to account for these frozen creatures.

How Did The Animals Survive After Noah’s Flood?

Foreward: We completely explain and document our position in a yet to be released Bible study.

Scripture tells us after the Flood of Noah, the animals left the Ark and went on their own to repopulate the earth, The Ark Encounter agrees.

However, had the flood been global, Scripture already explained everything outside of the Ark died, (Genesis 7:21;23). This brings about a major problem for young earth creationists.

What did Noah’s animals eat after they left the Ark?

If everything outside of the Ark died in a global flood, there would have been no plants or other animals for them to eat. Noah’s animals would have survived the flood to go die in the wilderness of starvation. Of course, The Ark Encounter never addresses this concern.

In no way shape or form can we be led to believe Noah provided for these animals outside of the Ark. That would have required fencing and barns, something the Bible never mentions. The only structure Noah built after leaving the Ark was an altar to God and he later planted a vineyard, (Genesis 8:20;9:20).

God simply told Noah,

Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. – Genesis 8:16-19

Obviously, life did exist after the Flood, outside of the Ark, otherwise, Noah’s animals would have been unable to:

  • Breed Abundantly
  • Be Fruitful
  • Multiply

This simple fact erases the possibility of a global flood and re-enforces a regional flood.

How Were The Continents Repopulated?

If Noah’s Flood was global, we should ask ourselves, how did mankind, animals, insects, and microbes return to each continent and island after leaving Noah’s Ark?

The creators of The Ark Encounter teach a land bridge existed in the bearing strait connecting Russia to Alaska. They claim the ocean levels were 180 feet lower after the Flood than they presently are today. Of course, they stole most of this theory from evolutionists.

Further, if the ocean was 180 feet lower after Noah’s Flood than it is today, where did the 180 feet of global water come from that now covers “the bridge“?

I found no explanation for this.

How mankind, animals, insects, and microbes ended up on the various islands is not explained either, they simply state,

‘They got there somehow’.

Truly disturbing.

Are We All The Descendants Of Noah?

The more we walked through The Ark Encounter, the more untruths surfaced. They teach Noah’s family re-established life on earth which became the races of today, this is an evolutionary concept. Essentially an Adam and Eve redo.

We should understand Noah was “perfect in his generations,” (Genesis 6:9).  This word “perfect(Strong’s: H8549) means,

Without blemish, without spot

While “generations(Strong’s: H1755) means,

“Posterity” which is “all future generations of people”.

This simply means Noah’s family was of one pure race, the descendants of Adam, who had not intermarried with the Fallen Angels or any other race for that matter, (Genesis 6:1-4, Jude 1:6). This is important to understand as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came through Noah, and this genealogy remained pure to Christ,

Without blemish, without spot“, (1 Peter 1:19).

That is aside from the point.

If we use common sense, we should understand it would have been impossible for Noah and his family to have produced, for example, Chinese babies, that went off and established the Chinese race.

Teaching such a thing makes a mockery out of God’s Word and is an insult to the intelligence of the listener. Further, it robs each race of their own unique identity and heritage.

Where Are The Dinosaurs?

They display Giants fighting men and Dinosaurs

They display Giants fighting men and Dinosaurs

As we documented earlier, The Ark Encounter teaches that Dinosaurs were aboard Noah’s Ark which means Dinosaurs also left the Ark.

So where are the Dinosaurs?

They explain, the world was far different after the Flood and the Dinosaurs could not adapt,

“They simpled died out”.

If we are to embrace a global flood that destroyed everything, then the world would have been different to every single creature on the Ark, not just the Dinosaurs. So other creatures should have died out as well, but that is not the case.

Once again we find their theory is not logical, it is simply another manufactured theory to push forward their belief system.

Ending Our Visit

To say we left The Ark Encounter disturbed in an understatement. In fact, roughly halfway through the tour my wife and friend had to sit out having seen enough. I pressed on with the kids so I could capture enough information to fully grasp all of their teachings in order to share with all of you.

What I originally thought was going to be a great experience to share with our readers turned into a Biblical nightmare.

After our visit, we sat down and had lunch. I had to admit that I felt a little defeated. The Ark Encounter complex cost over $100 million dollars to construct, thousands and thousands of people are walking through this exhibit yearly and being told that is the truth. The attraction already has plans for further expansion which added to the disheartenment.

Here we are eating lunch together talking over our experience.

We began to ask ourselves,

  • Why are Christians teaching evolution to explain the Flood of Noah?
  • Why are theories being made up that are not supported by the Bible?
  • How many non-believers are being created due to a lack of common sense and logic?

When we went home, we all brainstormed to create this article. During the writing process, I quickly realized I could not explain everything that was required to completely document what we saw and refute it with the Bible in this article. This has led to the creation of several other Bible studies and articles that we will share with our readers in the coming months.

Ensure you read all of this material carefully and search the Bible while doing so. If you find this article or the Bible studies helpful and informative, please share them with your family and friends. We cannot compete with multi-million dollar facilities, but that is not the purpose is it?

Our purpose is to share God’s Word with you, your job is to ensure we have taught correctly by verifying our teachings in the Bible and then passing on that information to enrich and help the body of Christ, (Acts 17:11).

Our purpose is to share God’s Word with those who will listen.

Thank You.

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  1. Dude! You need to watch on youtube Bill Nye Tours Ark Encounter. It was the most cringy video i have ever seen. The guy that made the Ark Encounter decided to invite Bill Nye… This “Answers in Genesis” pasture is so dumb. There is no other way to put it. It is no wonder Bill Nye is athiest. I really don’t blame him! He thinks all Christians think there was an ice age 4,000 years ago and dinosaurs were on the ark! Check out the video it will make you cringe. The pasture that tours Bill Nye and just denies simple science & evidence. When seeing a dinosaur on Ark Bill Nye asks “What became od the dinosaurs? & the pastur literally says “they disapeared”…. It is so bad

  2. I was raised in kentucky and was blessed to have been told about the world that was while i was young., hate to see such bilblical ignorance ruin what could have been a inspiring
    experience.thanks for saving me the trip

  3. Just one (of many) illogical things said in this article… “God told Noah, the animals, not dinosaurs “shall come unto thee“, uh…. are dinosaurs not animals? So many assumptions in your article is really not even worthwhile.

    • Barry, appreciate the feedback. Sure they are, but we are being specific here. What sort of animals did God tell Noah to bring aboard the ark? We outlined it in the study.

      Gen 8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

      There is no room for giant reptiles here.

      We have a Bible study that will be released shortly covering Genesis 6:20 in part. I am going to place some of it here to draw the point.

      This word “Fowl” is Strong’s word: H5775 and it means,

      a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collective: – bird, that flieth, flying, fowl.

      The next word we are going to look at is “cattle” which is Strong’s word: H929 and it means,

      From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collectively): – beast, cattle.

      “Cattle” covered the large land animals. God told Noah to bring cattle aboard the ark as it was the largest animal in the region where Noah lived. We should note “cattle” in Hebrew is “behêmâh”, not “behemoth”. God used the Hebrew word “behemoth” to describe to Job one of His Creations that was large in stature, though it did not live in our present age.

      Rather this “cattle”, is a large “quadruped” animal.

      “Quadruped” means,

      an animal that has four feet, especially an ungulate mammal.

      Four feet, not two feet as many dinosaurs had.

      “Ungulate” simply means;

      a hoofed mammal”.

      Dinosaurs did not have hooves and they were not mammals.

  4. Madeline Fisher

    March 26, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Genesis The Creation of the World
    Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    Strong’s H1961: was
    הָיָה hâyâh haw-yaw’ to exist that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): – beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.
    Therefore, “And the earth BECAME without form, and void; etc. Was there another world before this one in which dinosaurs roamed? If the earth were RE-created in six days, the dinosaur remains would still be available to be found in the “new world”. I don’t claim to be an expert on all this, but “Is Genesis History?” is an interesting study (YouTube).

  5. I was disturbed by the content from “The Ark Encounter” article when I first read it almost a week ago, and rereading it causes anxiety. How many folk have gone to this exhibit and taken up these lies and false doctrine??!! It’s heartbreaking. I was taught a lot of this when I was a youngster at the pentecostal church my Mum went to. Between that and the healing prayer sessions where they’d push you on your forehead to make you fall backwards as if you were touched by God… it makes me feel so naseous. There are so many that have been deceived and have left God because what is taught in churches makes no sense and doesn’t come from the Word of God. Thank you for the article and for the future Bible studies you will write to counter this misinformation. I will be sharing this as much as my network reaches. Thank God forever for Wisdom and Understanding of His Word!

    • I think they do a lot of those off-base practices at all of their women’s retreats and weekends too. I know so many people who are spiritually mislead in their church functions where they “prophesy” “heal” “deliver” and “speak in tongues” only it’s unintelligible garble. It’s sad and the really frustrating part is they don’t listen because they put too much stock in the religious system and the crowd they keep company with. If it sounds different than what they know then they think it’s wrong. I remember when I started learning the in-depth, accurate truth I thought, “What am I getting myself into, I never heard this before.” But it was answering all my questions that no one else did and brought up more questionsins at a level I wasn’t aware existed. The Bible taught correctly is the most fascinating subject that ever was or will be.

  6. I feel sorry for you Brandon, I’m here in Spain and I’m watching for a signal which led us to the next stage. I am a father of four and indeed happy but there is such deception in the world today, I’ve read 26 people of the richest have the same wealth than half of the world (3800 billion people)
    This apple is rotten and is pretty sad but i feel the end is a few generations left if at all.
    Excuse my English and thank you for your teachings.

    • Rodrigo, you are certainly welcome. It is encouraging to see people from around the world find this site and the studies contained within it. We thank our Father for that. You keep plugging along, stay in the Word. I know our Father is proud of those who seek to live by His Standard.

  7. I’ve seen this kind of thing before, unfortunately. Outside of Gravette AR there’s a small town with a Bible theme park that purports to show you what life was like in Israel during Christ’s time, replete with actors playing the roles of the apostles and other Bible characters, acting out scenes from the Bible. At various times throughout the tour, the actors would stop acting, and start preaching to the crowd. In every case, they were pushing the rapture theory, i.e., “Become a Christian so God can fly you away before the great tribulation strikes” was the main theme. We were sorely disappointed. Long way to go to have the rapture theory pushed on you.

  8. Thank you so much Brandon for all your insight. I had been planning a trip their this summer for my family but now I will not be doing that. It is a shame the way evil is being taught in every aspect of our lives. I will be looking forward to this study.

  9. Very good and well needed study Brandon. I do pray that as this and your other studies are shared on this that Christians will come out of Babel and into the light!

  10. They do not understand the 3 world ages, nor do they understand the 6th day creation our Father did of all the races. They did use Amish craftsmen to build the wood ark, but the Amish did not have input into the exhibits. It is a commercial scheme, so anything commercial I see the hands of the Kenite involved. The Dead Sea scrolls contain the book of Enoch, so I checked into that, although not canonized into our Bible, the Ethiopic did; so obtained it in English.
    Thanks, Brandon

  11. Brian, Brilliant article, my only thought was that I have always believe that God let the waters of the flood cover the entire earth, now I have to go reread everything, ha ha.. I am so pleased that you have put forth the effort to help right a wrong. I look forward to reading the rest of your articles.
    Sincerely, Rebecca

    • Great article Brandon. FYI cable news networks of late are advertising & encouraging family vacations to go and visit “The Ark Encounter” big time! Hopefully, people will read your eye opening article before wasting their time & hard earned money visiting this “fairy tale encounter.”

      • Your interpretation of the Bible is bewildering. You advocate an old earth age or two with a previously destroyed creation, you don’t take the opening of Genesis literally, and you are not looking for the rapture. I pity you on a number of levels.

      • Morning John. It sounds like you have some studying to do, and you must have skipped right over this documentary. The earth is old, there is no doubt about it. Two old earths? That was not my website you were reading.

        I encourage you to get out in nature, go see some things. Then ask yourself how the earth could only be 6,000 years old. It is just not true John and the Bible agrees with an old earth. (see: The World That Was, The First Earth Age, Is The Earth 6,000 Years Old?)

        Concerning Genesis, of course the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was not a tree. It was Satan. The Tree of Life is Jesus, I think most people understand that. Nothing bewildering there. (see: Did We All Come From Adam And Eve, Adam And Eve In The Garden of Eden)

        Finally, of course there is no rapture. God is going to Seal the Saints with His Word so they can stand for Him during the Tribulation, (Rev 7). They are not raptured, nor are His most faithful going to be abandoned by God. The rapture theory does not make logical sense, and the Bible firmly denies such a teaching. (see: The False Hope Of The Rapture, What Is The Rapture?)

        It is only bewildering if you do not bring God into your Bible studies. I wish you the best in your studies sir.

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