ACCURATE BIBLE KNOWLEDGE!
Noah’s flood. It cut through the earth’s surface like a hot knife through butter.
In watching the TV news the other day about the floods, there was picture of a road being cut in two to the depth of several metres … with a vertical cut both sides. “Amazing” I thought “the power of moving water! And this with only a limited depth of water to do it.”
I thought “Mmmm! That was the ferocity of the world wide flood of Noah … it carved out the Grand Canyon in the USA.”
And this has been scientifically verified by true science (1Tim 6:20)
Many people today, including some Christians, believe that Noah’s flood was only a local one. They suggest that it took place somewhere in Mesopotamia but it didn’t spread over the whole globe.
As always, let’s “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2Tim 2:15)
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY HAVE AN ARK?
Surely, God could have told Noah and his family, to walk to another locality if he was going to send a local flood. He could have covered many kilometres eg 15km a day adds up to 4,500 kms over ten months.
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY HAVE A MONSTROUS ARK?
Why would you go to the trouble to build an ark of the size of a couple of football fields in length and three stories, if you could just ‘shoo’ the animals over the hill to a non-flooded region?
In addition, if the flood was only local, why would you get every type of animal on the earth and put them on board. Surely, only the local animals would need to be saved. If that were then the case, you wouldn’t need a very big ark at all.
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY HAVE THE BIRDS BROUGHT ON BOARD?
As we all know, birds have wings and they can fly. Some of them can fly hundreds of kilometres in one day. They could have easily flown away to safety at the first few rain drops that fell.
Jesus Christ himself says in Matthew 24:37-39 that all men and not just some, were killed. Was he lying? Hardly, because Jesus Christ was without sin (2 Cor 5:21).
In addition, if the flood was local, why couldn’t have those people on the edges escaped to safety.
IF THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL WHY ARE TWO DIFFERENT GENEALOGIES GIVEN?
The genealogies of Adam and those of Noah are completely separate (Genesis 4:17-20,21-24,25-26; 5:1-31; 10:1-32). There were pre-flood people from Adam and there were post-flood people that came from Noah.
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY WOULD GOD SAY THAT HE WOULD NEVER FLOOD AND DESTROY
“And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis 9:11)
If the flood were local, why would God say that he would never again send a local flood? It wouldn’t make any sense! If it is the case, then God has lied because since then there have been countless local floods all over the earth!
NOAH’S FLOOD ONLY A PARTIAL JUDGMENT ON THE EARTH?
If so, then the coming judgment of the Son of man will only be local also. Did the Lord mean this? Will some escape the Lord’s judgment? Not likely.
We read in 2 Peter 3: 3-6,7 of the scoffers about the universal flood of Noah and the upcoming universal fire of judgment of the earth.
“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” (2Peter 3:6-7)
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, HOW COULD THE WATERS RISE ABOVE THE MOUNTAINS BY 15 CUBITS
OR EIGHT METRES?
It would be impossible. As water finds its own level, you couldn’t have water being contained in the air above a mountain without any constraints. It would simply flow over the mountain. Water can’t cover a local mountain and leave the rest of the world uncovered.
THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY WOULD IT GO ON FOR SUCH A LONG TIME?
Answer? It wouldn’t. Noah, his family and the animals were on board for 377 days and nights. One must ask the question – “Wouldn’t this be a rather long time for only a local flood?”
IF THE FLOOD WAS LOCAL, WHY WOULD NOAH DRIFT AROUND FOR SEVEN MONTHS AND NOT EVEN SEE THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN?
Answer? It was not a local.
We read in Genesis 7:19-22,23
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the
earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.”
Can you see the terms used – all flesh, every living substance, upon the earth, whole heaven. There is only one conclusion and that is, the flood in Noah’s day was global, worldwide and covered the whole earth. Any other explanation doesn’t stand up to logical reason.
Babylon, Greece, Polynesians, Egyptian, American, Hindu, Greenland, English, Mexicans, Peruvians, Australian, Europe, African cultures have flood traditions similar to that of the Bible.
SKEPTICS AND CRITICS WANT NOAH’S FLOOD TO BE LOCAL?
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” (2 Peter 3:3-6,7)
CONCLUSION: WHY DENY A GLOBAL FLOOD?
Just as the depraved in Noah’s time scoffed at a judgment by water, ungodly men today do not want to face the coming prospect of judgment by fire. This is why they deny that Noah’s flood was worldwide.
“DE-MIRACLE-IZING THE BIBLE”