The Ark and the Extent of the Flood, Plus Some Quotations from NDE Accounts

The Ark and the Extent of the Flood, Plus Some Quotations from NDE Accounts March 30, 2020


Philly MOA Hicks
Edward Hicks, “Noah’s Ark” (1846), Philadelphia Museum of Art


As Messala said to Ben Hur, “It goes on, Judah.  It goes on.”  Here are two new items that have appeared today on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:


In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel: Genesis 7: The Flood

Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article originally appeared in In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel (2014) by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen.

Abstract: The Ark is a symbol not only of protection for Noah’s family and the creatures he gathered, but also a portent of a new Creation as it floats as a mobile sanctuary “upon the face of the waters.” Drawing on statements in Church and scientific publications from people of faith, the authors argue for a local (rather than global) flood.


Also a brief new video from Hales Swift on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:


“The Words of Mormon in the Context of the Loss of the 116 Pages”

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 13: He Works in Me to Do His Will (Enos-Words of Mormon)”




J. Steve Miller, Near-Death Experiences As Evidences for the Existence of God and Heaven: A Brief Introduction in Plain Language (Acworth, GA: Wisdom Creek Press, 2012):


I suddenly became aware of hovering over the foot of the operating table and watching the activity down below around the body of a human being.  Soon it dawned on me that this was my own body.  I also heard the doctor say that he thought I was dead.  (Later he confirmed saying this, and he was astonished to learn that I’d heard it.  I also told them that they should mind their language during surgery.)  (26)


I saw the most dazzling colors, which was all the more surprising because I’m color-blind.  (26)


What I saw was too beautiful for words.  I was looking at a magnificent landscape full of flowers and plants that I couldn’t actually name.  It all looked hundreds of miles away.  And yet I could see everything in detail.  It was both far away and close.  It was completely three-dimensional and about a thousand times more beautiful than my favorite holiday destination in spring.  (27)


I saw both my dead grandmother and a man who looked at me lovingly but whom I didn’t know.  Over ten years later my mother confided on her deathbed that I’d been born from an extramarital affair. . . .  My mother showed me a photograph.  [It was] the unfamiliar man I’d seen more than ten years earlier.  (27)



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