A mind-blowing full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark is nearing completion in Williamstown, KY, displaying the remarkable grandiosity of the all-wood colossus.
While Noah and his family spent 100 years toiling on the ark, Ken Ham and his construction team — including dozens of Amish carpenters — will have taken five years by the time they are finished in July and it opens to the public.
“We want to reach millions more about the truth in the Gospel, the words of God,” said Ham, who is also the founder of the Creation Museum located 40 miles from the Ark. “I believe that the Ark of Noah is the greatest reminder we have for salvation.”
At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high, the replica is so big it actually shatters previous records — becoming the biggest all-timber structure in the world, according to Ham.
To mount the massive construction, Ham employed several dozen Amish carpenters to apply their traditional carpentry skills to meet the Genesis specs. The interior of the ark will have three stories and 130 exhibits, including animal specimen and statues of Noah.
The Ark Encounter website hopes the project will dispel the aura of childhood fantasy that is associated with the Ark story. “We consider the fairy-tale ark that appears in the drawings, kids’ books and toys, looking like a bathtub with the giraffes’ heads sticking out and modern animals on board, to be dangerous. The biblical account of the Ark and the Flood is not a fun story about an old man and lots of cute animals. It’s about God judging an exceedingly wicked world while sparing a righteous man, his family, and representatives of the land animals from destruction.” Read the rest.
Editor’s Note: Chad Dou, my journalism student, wrote this for God Reports.
What a stupid waste of trees and wood.
It’d be very cool to walk through. It’d give a much better sense of scale.
Amazing! I’ve always wanted to visit the Creation Museum. Hopefully, this record-breaker will draw people in and help them see God in the universe.
I haven’t visited it myself. I would love to, but it is pretty far away.
I lived in Toledo until moving to Memphis 4 years ago. I went to the Creation Museum once, and it was quite an experience. I hope to go back and see the ark before long!
Oh, yeah! I hope you’ve read his books about Creation vs. evolution. The Creation museum website has a full bookstore. Have you heard of his book “Already Gone.” Dealing with you, it’ll be very useful!
Did you see the debate he had with Bill Nye over Creation vs. Evolution?
I did a review of it a while back. Here’s the link. There’s also a link to the debate in the article.
Wow your journalism student wrote that? Neat!
He gets a little help from me
Pray for him. He’s not saved yet
Just prayed for him. Praise God for you love and outreach!