What can we learn from Noah's Ark Regarding Salvation? Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Pastor_Bob, 40 minutes ago. Watch Thread View attachment 443 Pastor_Bob Administrator Administrator Joined: Jul 15, 2002 Messages: 3,405 Likes Received: 35 There can be no doubt that Noah had a deep-seated faith in God. He built the ark just as God had commanded him. Noah believed God when He told him that He was going to send the great flood. Noah had enough faith to take the initiative to get himself and his family into the ark even though they were the only ones on the planet who did so. Here are a few lessons about salvation that I glean from Noah and the Ark: 1. The Bible says that Noah, by the simple fact that he obeyed God, "condemned the world." Hebrews 11:7 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. In others words, Noah took advantage of the opportunity to seek safety in the ark. Everyone else had equal opportunity to do so as well. If they no choice in the matter, no invitation to come aboard the ark, then how could it be said that Noah "condemned" them? 2. Once a man accepts or rejects the offer of safety in the ark, his decision is a lasting decision. Genesis 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. I am a firm believer in the eternal security of the believer. Just as Noah willfully entered into the ark by faith, so we enter into salvation by faith. Once we do, God shuts the door. No one can get out unless and until God says. We now for sure that Noah did not leave the ark until God told him that he could. Genesis 8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 3. There was only one door into the ark. Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. This totally eliminates salvation by any other means than by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). I'm sure there are several more types pictured here, but these three came to mind.