My daughter has learned the story of Noah's Ark from her church-based pre-school. I was brought up to believe in the literal story of Noah's Ark in that it was an actual world-wide flood and two of all animals on earth were saved. As an adult I have a hard time believing that, but don't have an alternative explanation to give her. I would really like to hear from people who do believe in the literal interpretaion. How is it possible that Noah's family could build a boat big enough to fit two of each animal on earth - and how were they able to gather animals from other continents? If there are less literal Christian interpretations of this story, I would like to hear these as well.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 9:46 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
This should help with whether the flood was global or even real at all: http://www.watchtower.org/e/20080601/article_01.htm
There are a great handful of sites and articles on the internet that show how all the animals needed to produce all the known species on earth right now could EASILY have fitted into the ark. It was far bigger than most picture. The ark was a collosal rectangluar box with 3 floors and covered in tar. It took 40 years to build and was quite up to the job at the end of it.
What reassurred me most when I learned about the flood and the ark was seeing that Jesus accepted and taught it as unquestionable fact. I would never doubt him. xxx
Answer by Greymulkin at 10:27 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by okmanders at 10:31 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:33 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
I'm not sure what it is you are wanting to tell her, but here are some other verions of flood stories
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:07 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
As a Christian mother its pretty important that you impress upon your children how great God is and how anything is possible with Gods help. God loves us and will help us when we need it. In a more logical sense I suppose more of the world was trees back then so much more wood would be available. Noah and many other men of the day worked with wood and construction and already knew how to do such projects quickly. People back then worked longer hours so he would have been working alot more than I would on it. Also you could talk to the teacher giving the lesson. Your daughter may not be asking questions in class. It could help you to ask too. You are never too old to learn....
Answer by amber710 at 3:18 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:33 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
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O.K. So not a question but something every women needs to hear!!!!!