There will never be another global Flood. That was God’s promise to us in Genesis 9:15, when He gave us the rainbow as a sign of His covenant with man and all living creatures.
The Bible makes it clear, however, that there will be another global judgment: next time by fire. As God’s Word states, it will be the Final Judgment as: “the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:12).
Today, we don’t need another Ark to save animals and people from a global Flood. But we do need another kind of Ark, and to take people on what we are calling “a voyage of discovery.”
More than ever, people need to discover the truth of God’s Word beginning in Genesis and the saving gospel of the New Testament. That is especially true today for teens and millennials (including those inside the church). Our culture needs to take a voyage of discovery and discover that:
- God’s Word concerning the history of the universe and all life is true.
- God’s Word concerning man’s sinful state and his need of salvation in Christ is true.
Just like the angel in the book of Revelation, we need to be preaching the gospel and warning people about the judgment to come:
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water” (Revelation 14:6–7).
In this secularized time, I believe one of the best and most effective ways to reach tens of millions of people with the gospel message is to build another Ark—a gospel-focused life-size Ark—and show the world that science confirms the Bible. God’s Word is true, and we all need to come to repentance.
Other than the Cross, I believe Noah’s Ark is the greatest reminder of the soul-saving gospel. Just as Noah and his family had to go through the one Ark door to be saved, so we need to go through the one door, Jesus Christ, to be saved. Jesus said: “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9).
By God’s grace, on July 7, the life-size Ark, one of the greatest Christian outreaches of this era, will open to the public. This huge ship will take visitors on a very special voyage:
- to experience the most authentic reconstruction of Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions in the Bible
- to get an idea of what it was like in Noah’s day
- to get answers to questions about the Ark and Flood
- to be taught about the truth of God’s Word, beginning with its history in Genesis
- to be challenged concerning the need for every person to go through the “door” (Jesus Christ) and be saved from the coming judgment, and live for eternity with their Creator and Savior.
Because of our conviction that we need to reach the masses with an evangelistic message—the most important message in the universe—we have started an unprecedented national media blitz.
To reach the masses with an evangelistic message, AiG has launched an unprecedented national media blitz.
You may know that AiG has a decade-long history of utilizing the mass media in a high-profile way, in both Christian and secular outlets, to promote the various initiatives of this Bible-affirming ministry. Because the Ark Encounter is every bit the quality of a major attraction in California (like Universal Studios) or Florida (like Disney World), yet with an unmistakable and bold Christian message, I believe it’s vital we do our best to convince people across America and around the world to visit.
In the spirit of leveraging every available media by which to effectively communicate the Ark’s opening date and help families plan their summer trip to the Ark Encounter, on New Year’s Eve we launched an aggressive national branding campaign to bring awareness of the amazing, huge Ark. It began on the Fox News Channel at Times Square, and then we went on to many other major media outlets, both Christian and secular. (You can read about this large media campaign.)
When the secular media ask me (constantly) about the purpose of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and now the Ark Encounter, I tell them that our message is simply this:
The history in the Bible is true, and the gospel based in that history is true!
We also share with the media this gospel verse: “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
So, the voyage begins . . . again . . . on July 7! Help get the word out, plan your trip, and purchase advance tickets when you visit ArkEncounter.com.