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Noah’s Ark ((FOUND)) by the Chinese…or Has it?

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

The purported discovery of the remains of Noah’s ark have surfaced once again and a Chinese Christian Ministry exploring the region of Mount Ararat, Turkey since 2004 believes they have found petrified wood that maybe Noah’s Ark.

Soon after this announcement photographic evidence surfaced showing the Chinese supposedly sitting inside a wood beam room alleging that is was ark and too photos of the Arks brown wood exterior.

Fast forward May 1st 2018. We believe since the original announcement 14 years ago there has been nothing to support such a claim. We are not sure if the group staged this for more donations or if someone in the Ararat region set up an elaborate money making prank. Either way the Ark has not been discovered.

What lead up to this discovery was truly amazing. And chronicled in the rare, Chinese import titled Days of Noah. Shortly after this was released the “discovery of Noah’s Ark was announced. This 2 hours DVD is incredible. You’ll see rare footage and a telling of the Noah’s Ark hunt like no other.

We will report on this matter with future updates. 

Is Genesis an Historical Account or a Fable?

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Are the first 10 chapters of Genesis historically valid?  The topics to explore this question that we will be reporting on are Noah’s Ark, Giants Humans, Ooparts (out of place artifacts), Ancient Technology and Anomalous Fossils.

Noah’s Ark
People are fascinated with this topic.  Are the evolutionists interested as well? Would Noah’s Ark found prove Genesis 7?

A group of evolutionist bloggers were asked, “What if a 600-foot wood boat, carbon dated to 5,000 years, were found atop Mount Ararat Turkey just where the Bible states it is, would that be proof enough?”  Their response was a resounding, “NO!” and they continued, “It only proves that a giant boat is atop of a mountain, period.” I asked myself, Does it really? Well, technically they are correct. However, what would such a stupendous find like that really mean?

 

Giant Humans
Another proof I believe is finding and displaying giant human remains. I’m talking about the over 10 foot tall kind. The Bible indicates we started 6,000 years ago tall and strong and have trimmed down thru environmental de-evolution since. I believe fossilized evidence of a skull 36 inches in circumference would build a case for the creation account found in Genesis. But the critics still maintain that this only proves that one or some humans were of extraordinary size. Nothing more. But again I have to ask, what does a giant human really mean? Does it again point to Genesis or evolution?

 

Ancient technology
Anytime you dig up something too advanced for the time it was found in, to me enforces the idea that man before and after the flood had enormous intellects and sadly dumbed down over the last 4500 years.

When anything odd or advanced is unearthed, the fragments of ancient technological wonders have been assigned by some kind of alien intervention, but most dismiss these artifacts altogether. What does it all mean?

Conclusion
When you begin to add it all up: Giant People, Noahs Ark, Ancient Technology and Anomalous Fossils, does it seem to suggest a monkey-like creature with stone tools? Or does it fit better with world of genius giants wiped out by a caticlismic flood and then to rise again in prominence leaving behind evidences we see today of their greatness only to after lose it’s almost super-natural abilities by succeding generations who did not inherit these qualities?  If the first few pages of Genesis, a book found in the Old Testament, is an accurate historical record of our beginnings, then we have a grand adventure awaiting us to explore.

The Unveiling of The Invitation

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

We met at the airport…for the first time. Elfred Lee nonchalantly picked up off the stainless luggage carousel a long black PVC tube that held the 4 x 8 ft. canvas original painting. Looking more like a bazooka than a painting, I was amazed he had gotten through airport security.

The Westvale SDA church in Syracuse, N.Y. had invited Elfred for this important weekend, which would culminate in the unveiling of The Invitation

The audience hung on every word as Elfred recounted his rescue as a child from a WW2 Japanese prison camp where he first learned to draw. When he shared the 35mm slides of his expeditions up Mt. Ararat in search of the famed Noah’s Ark, recounting the testimonies of the Ark eyewitnesses he had interviewed, the audience showed no interest in letting Lee quit his presentation. The excitement grew as the time neared to finally see Noahs Ark captured on canvas.

Evening of April 18, 2004 finally arrived.  The people were seated;  As the black cloth dropped to the floor, the audience let out a simultaneous gasp. Unexpectedly they rose and gave their approval with a standing ovation.

When they took their seats, Elfred spoke. He pointed and described the symbolism hidden in the painting and reason for certain design elements. Lee ended his tour of the painting with this last symbol “Notice Noah’s shadow?”, Lee said. “It’s the shadow of a cross.” Continuing he said, “Noah was a carpenter, so was Christ, Noah made a way of salvation for the people, so did Christ.”  Profound and they’s more…so much more.

People milled about asking question after question to Elfred. Dozens of inspired audience members purchased their copy of The Invitation and headed home. What a night.

The Invitation – Noah’s Ark – Phase Two

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Elfred in Front of Invitation may 2003 500k.jpg The painting was in motion and nearing completion.  There is a high financial risk to create art. But I believed people needed an accurate painting of Noahs ark instead of cutesy versions with giraffes and elephants sticking their heads out of flimsy reed boats.

Little cartoon paintings didn’t do justice to such a massive event in our planet’s history where all life was destroyed by thousands of volcanoes, massive tidal waves, earthquakes and storms that tore through the Earth. This worldwide graveyard of fossils needed their silent story told.

Elfred back painting invitation sepia may 2003 500k.jpgAfter receiving and watching the video update that Elfred sent I discovered that his talent knew no bounds as he effortlessly painted with a paintbrush in BOTH hands. Animals sprung to life as he captured that last moment in time before the door to life forever closed on the ancient world. Every object took on new depth of meaning and significance as Elfred shared some of the symbolism hid everywhere in the painting. Our excitement grew, realizing that this wouldn’t just be beautiful and accurate, but it had the potential to touch hearts as they saw the history of Genesis and gospel proclaimed in art.

Noah’s ark Explorer Captures The Ark on Canvass

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

It was Christmas 2000 and I was excitedly dialing San Diego, California. “Hello, is this Elfred Lee?”, I asked. Artist Elfred Lee was the perfect choice for the project to see Biblical stories and concepts depicted in an intelligent, realistic and interesting way. Elfred was not only an artist but also an explorer who had searched the Middle East for Noahs Ark. He would bring realism and depth to “The Invitation“ a painting of Noah pleading with the onlookers to enter the ark. Lee would perfectly accomplish this goal of giving credibility to the Biblical story.

On March 15, 2001 Elfred Lee and I signed a contract to begin this magnificent painting that would would take 3 years to complete this 4 x 8 ft. masterpiece but Elfred always tell people “it took 40 years”  because this painting was the fruit of a lifetime of research and exploration.

Elfred’s credentials were fundamentally important to this painting. From 1969 to 1985 Elfred had been on 4 separate expeditions up Mount Ararat, the biblical resting place of the Ark. During that time he was also introduced to 2 actual eyewitnesses who had claimed seeing the ark. Separately these men recounted their unique experiences and like a crime scene artist, Elfred sketched both the shape and position of the ark. Though these men had never met nor spoken to each other, the resulting sketches matched completely and became the basis for the ark design used in The Invitation.