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Was the ark built by amateurs?

Perhaps you have heard someone say something like this, “The Titanic was built by professionals but the ark was built by amateurs.” What they mean is that sometimes people without professional training or skills can do a better job than those who do have training.

But is the statement true? Was Noah just an amateur when God told him to build the ark? We really don’t know because the Bible tells us nothing of Noah’s occupation before the flood. It is possible that he was a professional shipbuilder and that God gave him this occupation to prepare him to build the ark.

Tim Chaffey and K. Marie Adams have written the Remnant Trilogy, a fictional account of Noah’s life before the flood, and they tell of Noah becoming an apprentice to a shipbuilder at the age of 40 and devoting his life to this job. When God finally told him to start working on the ark he was well prepared to carry out this task.

The Bible tells us very little about what life was like then, so naturally most of their work in fiction, but they are careful not to contradict anything the Bible actually says. At the end of each book of the trilogy there is a section in which they discuss what the Bible says.

If you want to read this series you can buy it here:

https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/noah-remnant-trilogy/

And yet even if Noah was a professional there is a sense in which he and his family were amateurs. The word “amateur” is derived from the French word for “love”, meaning someone who engages in an activity because of love, not just because of what he can gain from it. All Christians should be amateurs in this sense. We should serve God because we love him, not just for the rewards we will receive.

The worst pandemic

Here is something I read on Facebook.

The worst pandemic

by Ken Ham

A gay news source wrote an article about me with this headline: “Thousands of people are dying from coronavirus every day, but this Christian fundamentalist is raging over two gay cartoon ducks.” Read the rest of this entry

Spending money

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Spending money

by Ken Ham

The amount of money (hundreds of millions of dollars) already spent on the US 2020 elections, and what will be spent, makes the amount spent on building the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum pale in comparison. Read the rest of this entry

Pray for the Ark Encounter

The organization Answers in Genesis is building a full sized replica of Noah’s ark.  It is almost complete and is scheduled to be open to the public on July 7.   You can learn more about it here:  arkencounter.com.  Christians need to pray that it will accomplish its objective of proving that the world wide flood described in the Bible actually took place.  Here are some specific requests posted on the Answers in Genesis site. Read the rest of this entry

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