With nothing to do during my Christmas and New Year's vacation, I desired to do something interesting. A short trip to the nearest mall to buy some stuff solved the problem. While going around the mall, the kid in me brought me to the toys section. I then saw this puzzle that allows you to make scaled ships. I bought one and enjoyed my time putting things together. I went back to the mall the next day and bought another. I proudly took pictures of my "toys" including my scaled Noah's Ark that I bought a couple of years back from the Answers in Genesis online store. God made me realized several things about the superiority of Noah's ark. Let's compare my three toys.
The U.S. Spruance Destroyer.
Designer and maker: U.S.A.
Time of use: 1990s
Size: 171.7 meters (L), 16.8 meters (W)
Power device: 4 LM-2500 gas turbines w/ 86,000 total horsepower
Max. speed: 33MPH
Full displacement: 8,040 tons
Armed with missile launchers. Can get directions using modern satellite technology. Able to carry one big helicopter and other equipments for sea battles. About a hundred staff on board. Used for sea battle. No one knows how many were killed by this ship in the battles it had engaged in.
Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier.
Designer and maker: Former Soviet Union
Time of use: 1980s to early 1990s
Size: 306 meters (L), 73 meters (W)
Power device: 4 gas turbines w/ total horsepower of 200,000
Max. speed: 31MPH
Full displacement: 67,000 tons
Number of crew members: around 2,500
This carrier can accommodate a number of war planes and helicopters. Armed with ballistic missiles and directed by modern satellite guiding device. Has aided the former Soviet Union in several sea battles, thereby instrumental in, who knows how many, deaths of enemy military personnel.
Designer: God Almighty
Maker: Noah and his family (and probably with several hired people that he also preached to but never believed him)
Time of use: between 2500 BC and 2300 BC
Size: 300 x 50 x 30 cubits or 510 x 85 x 51 feet
Power device: none except the air that blows during the rains.
Max. speed: Depends on how strong winds and waves were
Full displacement: No one knows, but based on the size of the ark, we're pretty sure it's heavy.
Number of crew members: 8 (Noah, his sons... Shem, Ham, Japeth, and a wife for each of them)
The ark carried animals of every kind, not every variety of each kind. Scholars who studied the flood events estimate around 16,000 animals, dinosaurs (not the fully grown) included. From the description in Genesis, we know that the ark had no rudder to guide their direction. God was in control of their journey anyway so there really was no need for a rudder. It also did not need a lot of crew members as God all along was with them, giving all the help they needed. The ark was not used to destroy lives. Instead, it was made available by God so that people could be saved from the flood He was sending to cleanse the world of it's filthy sins. Finally, there is no need for Noah's ark in our time as God promised that He will not anymore destroy the world with a global flood. Jesus is the Ark and the captain of our salvation that God the Father has made available 2,000 years ago for all sinners who would like to evade God's wrath to come. We only need to repent of our sins and trust Jesus' ability to save us and we're already assured that we are sailing our way to life eternal in Heaven.
Dennis Aglosolos, the Director of Living Waters - Asia, will be answering questions.