By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark to save his family . . .
— Hebrews 11:7
In Noah’s day, vast multitudes were invited to come into the ark. As many as would, Noah invited to come and join him, but they would not. However, when the great fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the floodwaters came upon the earth, I am sure they beat upon the sides of that ark and cried out to be admitted, but God had shut Noah and his family in, and there was no opening the door then....