Dr. Mariottini has more words of wisdom regarding the fake ark discovery that has recently been in the news. Bottom line, those who discovered it run a theme park that has much to gain by having the ark in the news, they won’t release the evidence to the public, and this can have a damaging effect on the credibility of Christians.
“But what will the secular world say about the credibility of Christians who accept any new discovery as a proof that the Bible is true? What happens when these claims prove to be a hoax, as the most recent discovery of Noah’s Ark demonstrates? The secular world becomes less and less willing to accept the claim of Christians and less prone to accept the claims of the Bible.
Again, I want to remind some Christians of the words of Christ. Some Christians are like Thomas who refused to believe that Christ had risen from the grave unless he saw the nail marks on his hands and put his fingers on Jesus’ wounds. The need to see and touch in order to believe is what drives people to Mount Ararat.
But Jesus said to Thomas: “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me” (John 20:29).
It would be nice to find Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat, but I truly believe that nothing is there. If the Ark were to be found on Mount Ararat, many people would find another reason not to believe the claims of the Bible. The truth is: any false claim of discovery does not help the cause of God. Christians do not need to find Noah’s Ark on top of Mount Ararat to know that the claims of God on human life are real.”