Noah built the Ark about 4,300 years ago. This event was both a judgment and a message of salvation. The Flood was a major geological, anthropological, and biological event in the history of the earth and humanity. If the Flood really happened, which it did, then most of the fossil record is the graveyard of that event. Yet evolutionists use the fossil record as supposed evidence of millions of years as part of the evolutionary story in regard to earth and life. Secularists claim the Ark Noah built couldn’t have fit all the land animal kinds as the bible teaches. They therefore say this event never happened. But the bible makes it clear the building of the Ark and the Flood of Noah really did happen in history.
If the events of the Ark and Flood are true, then all humans are descendants of Noah (who build the Ark) back to the first man Adam.
To deal with these issues and more, Answers in Genesis decided to build a life-size Ark based on the dimensions in the bible and fill it with exhibits answering the attacks people level at the bible’s account of Noah’s Flood. The building of this Ark was done to remind people of the truth of God’s Word and call them to salvation.
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37)
Regardless of how Christians may interpret Matthew 24 in regard to eschatology, there’s no doubt that this verse refers to the rebellion and judgment of Noah’s day. Christ used the catastrophic Flood that occurred over 4,300 years ago to warn of impending judgment. Many Christians believe this verse also alludes to the coming final judgment when Christ returns and makes a New Heaven and New Earth.
What was it like in Noah’s day? Genesis 6:5 states, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
I believe it has been the right time to build a full scale model of Noah’s Ark!
Why was it the time right to build another Ark? Well, today there is great rebellion against God and His Word in the land. With increasing homosexual behavior and a growing acceptance of abortion and other moral evils (gender transition etc), God’s hand of judgment is being seen as He withdraws the restraining influence of His Holy Spirit.