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Building Of The Ark

There's a Biblical theme park based on a full sized reconstruction of Noah's Ark. Why did God tell Noah to build the ark himself instead of miraculously materializing it for him?

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I want to visit the Ark.---Samuelbb7 on 10/22/16

I am serious.

Are you pulling my leg?

Turkey has allowed people on the mountain to examine that 'edge' object of something sticking out in the snow?

The last I heard 10 years ago, Turkey isn't allowing any investigation teams to take a 'hands on' approach.

We were only using satellite images of what we think is Noah's Ark.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/23/16


How would it help your children if you did all their homework?
---Steveng on 10/23/16


Well Nicole we agree on free will and you make some good points.

I want to visit the Ark. But I think the money would have been better spent to build a Clinic. But it is not my money.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/22/16


I wholeheartedly agree with Rita and James.

For we know that the ark took a long period to build, and while Noah was preparing it, he was preaching to the world, which shows us the longsuffering of God, spoken of in I Peter 3:20.
---Jamea7799 on 10/22/16


Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: Noah could have stopped caring for the animals at any time he wanted, but he was obedient.

My point was that Noah would have had to participate, regardless of how many steps he had to do, and how many steps God did.
---StrongAxe on 8/20/16




//Yet God COULD have built the ark, and instructed Noah to go in//

Yes, and instructed Noah to maintain it as He instructed Adam to maintain the Garden of Eden. Gen 2:15

//which he could do, or not. The only difference would have been the number of steps Noah had to do on his own.---StrongAxe on 8/19/16

Noah could have stopped caring for the animals at any time he wanted, but he was obedient.

Many steps up to the boat and inside the boat until leaving the boat.

Noah could have stayed in the boat as a house when it finally docked on land. But he left as instructed. Gen 8:15-19
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/19/16


Nicole_Lacey:

You wrote: I believe God wanted Noah to build the ark instead of Himself building is because God ALWAYS wants our participation in our own Salvation.

Interesting.

If God miraculously made the Ark Himself, would He also FORCED Noah go enter the Ark? No.

Yet God COULD have built the ark, and instructed Noah to go in - which he could do, or not. The only difference would have been the number of steps Noah had to do on his own.
---StrongAxe on 8/19/16


I believe God wanted Noah to build the ark instead of Himself building is because God ALWAYS wants our participation in our own Salvation.

Just as when God gave the Jews a NUMBER of instructions to leave Egypt before He divided the Red Sea to save them.

If one of the instructions (Exodus 12) wasn't followed, not everyone was Saved.

God respects our FREE WILL.

If God miraculously made the Ark Himself, would He also FORCED Noah go enter the Ark? No.

If Noah didn't intend to enter the Ark, he wouldn't build the Ark either.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/15/16


By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Hebrew 11:7

From the above verse I would really have to agree with Rita.
The same faith that Noah showed would have saved others if they had believed Noah message, as he is called "a preacher of righteousness."
II Peter 2:5
---James on 8/15/16


NurseRobert and Leon, thankyou for your polite and encouraging comments.
---Rita_H on 8/15/16




You mean that God didn't already know Noah's faith and obedience, Rita?
---Cluny on 8/14/16


Yes indeed Rita. The entire Bible (Gen.-Rev.) is first about God & then mankind (us) choosing to obey or disobey Him. In the case of Noah, he choose to faithfully obey God which resulted in he & his whole family being blessed. But, as we know many Bible people chose to disobey God & subsequently reaped the consequences of their disobedience. So it is the very same for us external "Bible people".
---Leon on 8/14/16


Good answer, Rita..
---NurseRobert on 8/14/16


It is more than likely that God was testing Noah's faith and obedience.
---Rita_H on 8/14/16


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