In the first half of the program, author and publisher, Larry Stone, discussed his extensive research into Noah's Ark. He stressed that the tale of Noah is not merely a Biblical story, since it can also be found in the Koran, and that there are hundreds of similar accounts of the legend throughout ancient cultures around the world as well. To those who believe the story happened as it is told in the Bible, he said, the event is suspected to have taken place around 5,000 years ago. Regarding the animals on the ship, Stone noted that researchers of the Ark story have surmised that approximately 16,000 creatures would have been required to satisfy God's orders to save "two of every kind," since 'kind' may not have necessarily meant specific 'species.' Since most of these animals would have weighed less than 200 pounds, he argued that the logistics of such a project were actually not as complex as it might seem.
Stone also detailed various instances, in the modern era, of people looking for the Ark at Mt. Ararat in Turkey, where it is believed to have settled after the flood. He shared one particularly intriguing story about an oil explorer, named George Green, who commissioned a helicopter to fly him over Ararat in search of the ship in 1953. Allegedly, the mission was a success and he took high quality pictures of the ancient boat resting on the mountain. Green would go on to show these photos to prospective investors in the hopes of funding a future expedition to the mountain. Later, on a trip to Guiana, Green was found murdered and the contents of his briefcase, which were likely the Noah's Ark pictures, went missing. While it remains increasingly difficult to travel to Mt. Ararat in search of the Ark, Stone noted that locals claim that "God will reveal the Ark to an unbelieving world" just prior to the End Times.
In the latter half, professional Angelologist and international author, Chantel Lysette, detailed her interaction with the archangels and explained the nature of the divine realm as well as how heavenly beings manifest here on Earth to offer guidance. She traced her relationship with divine forces back to childhood, when she would receive guidance from unseen voices that protected her from harm. Later in life, she recalled, her spirit guide introduced her to the archangels which led her to "work with God's messengers." According to Lysette, as she spent more time with the archangels, these beings became more human to her and she saw their specific personalities on display. To that end, she shared the story of being on a flight and listening to the angels bicker about who was best at keeping the plane in the air.
Lysette marveled that the process of summoning an angel for help is much simpler than we have been led to believe. She revealed that merely asking, in a straightforward fashion, for assistance from the angels will draw their attention. "All you have to do is, with an earnest heart, ask the angels to come into your life," she said, "and if you are serious about it, they will come." However, Lysette emphasized that the angels will expect the person to make changes in their life that will further their own spiritual growth. She also differentiated between angels and archangels, noting that the former are tasked with specifically interacting with humans while the latter are "more like helpers," who carry out tasks in heaven. During her appearance, Lysette also shared insights into whether demons are really part of the divine realm as well as the nature of Heaven.
The Bitcoin saga took another strange twist on Thursday as Newsweek Magazine published an article claiming to reveal the true identity of the mysterious creator of the much-discussed cryptocurrency. Following the publication of the piece, Los Angeles resident Satoshi Nakamoto saw his home swarmed by reporters seeking to interview him.
After choosing one journalist to share his story with, Nakamoto and the reporter attempted to flee the scene, but were chased into downtown Los Angeles by the envious horde of newshounds. The day culminated with Nakamoto denying any involvement in the creation of Bitcoin. It remains to be seen whether his refutation of the story is true or merely an attempt to deflect the massive attention that has become focused on the 'Father of Bitcoin.'
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