Ever since Darwin published his infamous On the Origin of the Species in 1859, science and theology have been at war over the theory of evolution. The irony is that evolution and all its aspects—natural selection, survival of the fittest, genetic mutations—all appear in the Bible as clear as day. In fact, even a “missing link” explanation that science has still not uncovered appears in there as well. Is it found in some lost book, obscure passage, cryptic verse, or esoteric translation? No, it appears in an entire story that everyone knows—the story of Noah’s Ark. And once I point out the metaphoric meaning of the story, you’ll wonder how on earth you never noticed it before. How? The church didn’t want you to notice. Because the truth takes power away from them and puts it where it rightfully belongs—to you.

Most people—even devout Christians—don’t realize that Jesus was not the first Biblical character born of an immaculate conception. In the Book of Enoch, an ancient Jewish religious work traditionally ascribed to Noah’s great-grandfather, Enoch, Noah was said to be immaculately conceived as well. (Interestingly, in researching this article, I just learned that Enoch claims that during the end days, time will speed up. I knew nothing about this passage, but wrote about my own experience of time speeding up here.) Some believe that angels were responsible for the delivery. Others believe it was ancient aliens who crossbred primitive humans with their own DNA to create the more intelligent modern humans, the generalization of which forms the basis of all myths about the intermingling of gods and humans.

In regards to the point I’m making here however, suffice to say that the divine conception just relates to the purity of Noah. And metaphorically speaking, someone who is pure is closer to God, and therefore an archetype for truth and how we should model ourselves. In short then, Noah, much like Jesus, is depicted as the embodiment of truth and represents the path that we should all follow—a path of righteousness and truth. Being divinely conceived, he also represents a more advanced breed from which all life on earth would be descended from, as all lesser humans were to be eliminated from the flood.

In my yet unpublished novel-trilogy, The Layman’s Answers to Everything, on which this blog is based, the concept of Noah’s ark being an allegory for evolution is explored in detail. It’s all about the survival of the fittest. Evolution, according to Darwin and accepted by mainstream science, occurs when a genetic mutation in an organism is favored for its survival. It is then passed on. Eventually, those organisms with this mutation will be better equipped to survive, eliminating those without said mutation. Major events like disease epidemics, natural disasters, and climate change speed up the process—immediately favoring those organisms that are better able to adapt to their surroundings. There you have it. Evolution 101. Lifted, almost exactly as it appears in the story of Noah’s ark—once you decipher the metaphors.

Noah—the pure essence of the light as we have established, was commanded by God to build an ark. Interesting that the word “ark” was chosen instead of the simpler, “boat” or “ship.” Where else is the word “ark” the popular translation for something that appears in The Bible? The ark of the covenant—the chest carrying the Ten Commandments, the holy law of the Jewish people. So the ark that Noah is commanded to build in order to save himself, his loved ones, and the animals around him, wasn’t really a boat, but a covenant between himself and God. It’s an agreement to follow God’s laws—laws that were designed to challenge a person to develop self-control, willpower, modesty, gratefulness, and strength of character. In short, these laws help people to grow and adapt.

The message is that if we abide by the principles that God has laid out (the ark), we will be more able to survive the inevitable challenges of life (the flood), and to move on to the next level (Mount Ararat where the ark landed). We will not survive because God will save us—he could’ve easily teleported Noah along with his family and the animals to safety—but because we will have made ourselves strong enough to handle whatever is thrown at us by building our metaphorical ark.

In the Bible, it said that Noah “walked with God.” This was before the flood. So already, Noah had grown himself and was prepared. He was of a higher order. The floodwaters represent the new energies that come about as the world evolves. (In kabbalah, water is said to be the physical representation of pure energy in our realm.) When the earth is bathed in these symbolic waters, it grows to another level, taking everything that lives here along with it—whether they’re ready or not. These changes usually come with growing pains, and changes, in the forms of great cataclysms. Those who are able to adapt to this New Earth will thrive, those who don’t, will fall, severing their line from future generations.

The trick is to be proactive—to challenge yourself on your own. Use your gut instinct and grandest visions to pull you forward, or else you will be pushed. The great spiritual awakening happening today is an example of us moving forward, while the fall of the World Trade Center, the uncertainty of the world economy, and failings of world governments are examples of being pushed. Their times are coming to an end because in the new Earth, there will no longer be a place for them. Those who have proactively evolved themselves can see that. Those who haven’t, can’t, and so are fighting it.

This is what the story of Noah’s ark is really about. It’s intent is not to say that you need to be good or God will punish you, but that when major global changes occur—and they will—only those that have raised their spiritual levels significantly (in line with God’s covenant) will be strong enough to survive. Only these organisms will have vessels (the ark) that are malleable enough to adapt to the new world’s challenges and be able to go with the flow. These global changes then, separate those who have already evolved from those who have not—creating a worldwide survival of the fittest. And that, in a nutshell, is how evolution occurs.

If we were all able to grow on our own, we wouldn’t even need cataclysms to separate us. We would all be Noahs and like him would just be able to grow with the flow. That flow is towards harmony and peace—a unity of positive thought and action. This collective energy would cause the frequency or vibration of the planet to elevate, and we would all evolve together without the need for calamities. We are all creative beings. Individually we create the events of our lives. Together, we create the events of this world.

All seemingly random devastations caused by nature are really caused by us. They’re caused by the part of us that is resisting growth—because growth is scary, it is the unknown. Most of us prefer to stay where we are, in our comfort zone. We don’t want to change, and so, the change is forced upon us because the only thing that’s constant is change. Without change there can be no growth, and if you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Everything that happens on this world happens in order to advance our spiritual evolution. Once we can all see the big picture, the events of our times all begin to make so much more sense. Why is our materialistic world seemingly crumbling? Because it is all an illusion. The more you have, the more you believe it takes to make you happy. But it is he who needs the least to be happy who is the strongest, because there’s less that can be taken away from him to make him unhappy. Why is our ineffective government failing? Because once we realize we are all one, and everything we do for each other benefits the whole, there will be no need for government. We are all connected. Just as your right hand smashing your left wouldn’t give you an advantage, so too does hurting a segment of the population actually cause global pain. We must all rise up together or we haven’t truly risen.

These changes that have already seemingly been occurring faster and faster will begin to happen faster still. But it is this change that quickens the evolutionary process. Life is much more malleable than we have come to believe. When forced to adapt, most organisms do so as long as they are at a spiritual level—or vibration—that can support it. Those that aren’t at this level don’t have the energy that brings about cellular mutations. They are therefore unable to adapt quick enough, and inevitably, become extinct. Most of these adaptations happen very quickly, which is why we haven’t found much evidence of missing links. It is not a gradual change that occurs over hundreds of thousands of years as scientists have theorized, but due to the great earth changes, occurs within only a few generations—or within just one individual if he or she has an advanced enough vibration.

The randomness of genetic mutations is another area where science has fallen short. They are by no means random…

To read the rest of this article and find out what the Bible has to say about evolution that science hasn’t figured out yet, click here: http://thelaymansanswerstoeverything.com/?p=2418

Author's Bio: 

Marc Oromaner is a spiritual author and speaker who teaches how we can discover our destiny using clues found in the media and in our lives. His book, "The Myth of Lost" (www.themythoflost.com) deciphers the hidden wisdom of the hit TV show and explains how we can use this wisdom to overcome our own challenges.

Marc's twenty years of experience working in advertising and promotion has given him a unique insight into what makes products--and people--tick. He graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television & Radio and went on to complete a two-year advertising copywriter program at The Creative Circus in Atlanta. Working in on-air promotions at Lifetime Television and CBS News, and then in advertising with clients such as NASA, The New York Botanical Garden, and Affinia Hotels, Marc developed a talent for uncovering the soul of a brand. This skill was sharpened after he began studying at The Kabbalah Centre in New York and exploring many other spiritual philosophies including The Law of Attraction.

Today, Marc lives in New York City where he combines his background in advertising and spirituality to help people and brands find their path in an increasingly convoluted world. His blog, "The Layman's Answers To Everything" (http://thelaymansanswerstoeverything.com/) points out the patterns that run through all great stories including our own. These patterns are clues which are meant to guide us towards a life full of love, light, and fulfillment.