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Was Noah’s Ark Discovery a Hoax? NAMI's Movie Documentary Reveals Live Footages

( [email protected] ) Oct 16, 2011 09:09 AM EDT
“Days of Noah 2 Apocalypse” was released at the beginning of 2011. Produced by The Media Evangelism Association (TMEA) and Noah’s Ark International Ministry (NAMI), the film documents live video footages of what's highly believed to be the remains of the Noah’s Ark from the Bible.
An explorer looks at wooden beams inside a compartment of a structure that his team claims might prove the existence of Noah's Ark, on Mount Ararat NAMI / AFP / Getty Images

“Days of Noah 2 Apocalypse” was released at the beginning of 2011. Produced by The Media Evangelism Association (TMEA) and Noah’s Ark International Ministry (NAMI), the film documents live video footages of what's highly believed to be the remains of the Noah’s Ark from the Bible.

Beginning from August till September, Hong Kong-based Chinese Christian ministry TMEA has held evangelistic conferences in Sydney Opera House, Australia, Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Exhibition Hall, and Taipei International Conference Center.

Noah’s Ark Ministry’s Seven Year Expedition Timeline

In 2004, NAMI sent the first Chinese expedition team to Mount Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark. That November, a press conference was held, announcing the discovery of a structure that could possibly be the remains of Noah’s Ark at 4,200 meters above sea level on Mount Ararat.

Then, Hong Kong Noah’s Ark expedition team teamed up with Turkish archaeologists, geologists, deep-sea and mountain climbing experts; in 2007, they’ve discovered an enormous wooden stone wall, of which they’ve obtained samples and the measurements. The entire process of discovery was video-taped on film.

In 2009, an expedition team consisting of Chinese and Turks once again climbed Mount Ararat and descended into a 4,000 meter deep glacier, where they’ve engaged in excavation and successfully discovered an enormous wooden structure. The news of their discovery was released in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Holland through press conferences, which brought wide-spread attention and responses.

“Discovery of Noah’s Ark” – A Controversy in the Chinese Church

Since TMEA and NAMI announced their discovery of the large wooden structure buried 4,000 meters under the ice glacier on top of Mount Ararat to be Noah’s Ark, as recorded in the book of Genesis from the Bible, this has become a subject of controversy, which was discussed upon by scholars and ministers from the Chinese Christian churches. Many of them doubted the validity of the discovery, and some Chinese scientist and pastors published articles criticizing “Noah’s Ark International Ministry” as fabricating the discovery and opposed using the discovery as the theme for evangelism crusades.

However, NAMI's supporters have initiated “Convoy the Ark Crusade” that affirm the discovery as a constructive and historical act and point out the fallacies of the joint statement “Critique of the Claim of Noah’s Ark Ministries” issued by World of the Bible Ministries Randall Price and Don Patton.

Are the Remains of Noah’s Ark Real?

TMEA produced “The Days of Noah 2 Apocalypse” movie documentary, in which video evidences are shown to give the public the chance to judge with their own eyes. They’ve also invited Chinese church pastors and scholars who have seen the film to give recommendations. The more notable Chinese Christian figures are Rev. Patrick So Wing-chi, Rev. Enoch Lam, Rev. Daniel Ng, Rev. Francis Choi, and others.

Movie trailer can be watched at “Days of Noah 2 Apocalypse” official website: www.NoahsArkMovies.com