News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

UK News

Noah's Ark replica here to help Britain through Brexit, says owner

by Cara Bentley

The boat is 70 metres long, open to the public every day and designed by Aad Peters, a Dutch TV and theatre producer.

Inside is a museum, telling famous stories from the Bible, such as the judgement of Solomon, Moses and Adam and Eve, through woodcraft.

It was meant to visit Germany but made a last minute change of direction to England, explained Mr Peters.

He said: "I thought that we have to go to England because I want to make a statement that you guys are not alone. We're here as friends, as brothers, and the Ark is also a sign of hope."

"What makes me sad about England is the mistrust which creates all the discussions. You don't see each other anymore. You get into 'this one on this side' and 'that guy and that side'. We have the story here on the ark from King Solomon and I always believe that if the Bible doesn't give a picture to you today, why should I read the Bible?"

Mr Peters said the story of Solomon threatening to kill a baby in order to find out who the baby's true mother was, found in 1 Kings 3, is a challenge to today's Remainers and Leavers to simply get along with each other as well as the rest of Europe.

"In the Brexit stuff, don't forget to love each other, don't forget to see each other because you might 'kill the baby'. That Bible story is an amazing story, even in this complication of England or the relationship between each other.

"I'm not saying I'm for or against Brexit, I don't care it's up to you guys, but I care if you don't see each other anymore and then we kill the love."


Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.