Enter the “Ark” of Salvation Today

by Ark Encounter on March 29, 2018

One of the most popular photo stops during our guests’ visit to the Ark Encounter is the Door. As we prepare to celebrate Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection this weekend, learn more about this powerful spot inside our life-size Noah’s Ark.

Group Inside the Ark Door

When God told Noah to build the Ark to survive the Flood he would send upon an exceedingly wicked world, he instructed Noah to put one door in the side of the Ark.

. . . and put the door of the Ark in its side. (Genesis 6:16)

Noah and his family entered the Ark through that one door to be saved from the watery judgment.

Enter the Ark, you and your whole family, for I have found you righteous before me in this generation . . . So Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives went into the Ark because of the waters of the Flood. (Genesis 7:1, 7)
Outside the Ark Door

Noah and his family entering the Ark through the door reminds us of the good news of Jesus Christ.

Just as God judged the world with the Flood, he will judge it again, but the final judgment will be by fire. We have all sinned against our holy Creator and deserve the penalty of death. Unless God forgives us of our sins, when we die we will be separated from him forever in what the Bible calls the second death (Revelation 20:14).

However, God has provided the means of salvation for us by sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to die as our substitute on the Cross. Jesus endured the penalty for our sin and conquered death by rising from the grave. Every one who asks for his forgiveness and trusts in him will be saved from the second death and live with him for eternity.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

The Ark’s door reminds us that we need to go through a door to be saved. Jesus Christ is our one door to salvation (John 10:9), the “Ark” that saves us from God’s judgment for eternity.

Inside the Ark Door

Have you placed your faith in Christ alone to save you from your sins? If not, we urge you to turn from your sins (repent) and call out to God for his merciful forgiveness. Enter the door of salvation today.

When you visit the Ark Encounter, take a picture with your family in front of the Ark’s door to preserve this reminder of the importance of salvation.