I would like to offer a reply to Todd McCarty's letter of 10-3 AD 2003.
First of all I would like to apologize for my lack of proofreading. Prior to typing my letter of 10-2 A.ID. 2003, I was reading "Messages from the Desert," and I had Iraq on my mind and stated that Mt. Ararat was in Iraq rather than Turkey. That proves once again, everyone falls short of the glory of God.
Mr. McCarty, The Word says in Genesis 8:4 "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat." That's what God says, and I'm going to believe God.
I believed in God before I saw the Noah's Ark video. Some folks could hike to the top of Mt. Ararat, walk right up to the ark, encased in ice, without a scratch on it, with the words" Noah was here, 7-17 A.D. 2000 B.C." carved in the hull and say it was a hoax, because they are looking for a hoax.
Lee Strobel, an atheist newspaper reporter for the Chicago Tribune, set out to investigate the Bible. His wife had been reborn and he wanted to prove her wrong. To make a long story short, he investigated the Bible so thoroughly that on 11-3 A.D. 1981, he invited Jesus Christ into his heart and became born again himself.
I have his testimony cassette if anyone would care to listen to it. Or, it can be ordered from Coral Ridge ministries. All the folks involved with the supposed hoax of Noah's Ark could be one step away from conversion themselves, if not already reborn. God chooses us, we don't choose Him. Also, I still believe what I saw on the video was the remains of Noah's' ark.
I am reviewing all my cassettes trying to find the one that states "the skin of our teeth" segment that I mentioned on my last letter to the editor. God willing I can find it and write down the details so you can research it at your leisure.
All the folks who want to erase the name of Jesus Christ and all the scriptures from all the federal buildings in Washington D.C., and remove all the crosses and Ten Commandments monuments in the world will tell you that there is no God.
If God is not, what's the bother? Everyone over the age of five knows that Santa Claus doesn't exist. If they want to remove hoaxes, I would think they would get rid of Santa and the Easter bunny.
I have a friend who sticks closer than a brother, Jesus Christ.
George R. Anderson