Noah’s ark would provide us no protection from the judgments of God today. It wouldn’t matter if archaeologists found the original and refurbished it, or if we took the instructions in the Bible and built a new one. The ark that Noah built was designed for salvation from a specific judgment at a specific time in the earth’s history. Fortunately, hardly anyone today thinks that Noah’s ark would provide deliverance, so people are not wasting their time pursuing it.
Unfortunately, people are pursuing church today which is just as useless as an instrument of salvation for us as Noah’s ark. The apostles’ church, that is, the church we read about in the New Testament was designed for salvation from a specific judgment (or set of judgments) at a a specific time in the earth’s history. Attempting a reconstruction of that church will do no more good than an attempted reconstruction of Noah’s ark. Each vessel was an instrument of God designed for a specific time.
Noah’s ark and the original church are useful to us as types of God’s deliverance for us who live in the days of the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 10:1-11; Romans 15:4). Yet people are forever trying to imitate the forms of God’s prior salvations instead of their spirit (Hebrews 11:29). It is the spirit that prevails; the flesh profits nothing (John 6:63).
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.