The Flood Holds the Key

2 Peter 3:3-8 tells us that people who scoff at the Bible are "willingly ignorant" of the Creation and the Flood. In order to understand science and the Bible, we must not be ignorant of those two great events in Earth's history.

·         Over 250 Flood legends from all parts of the world have been found. Most have striking similarities to the Genesis story of a man building a boat to save his family, and the animals.

·         Noah's ark was only built to float, and safely carry its cargo - not to sail.

·         The ark has been proven to be large enough to hold all the required pairs of animals, people, and food with room to spare (625ft long, 104 wide, 62 high). It wasn't until 1850 that someone built another ship that big!

·         God told Noah to bring two of each kind, not of each species or variety. Noah only had two of the dog kind which might have only included the wolves, coyotes, foxes, etc. The kind grouping is probably closer to our modern family division in taxonomy. This would greatly reduce the number of animals on the ark.  Animals have obviously diversified into many varieties in the last 4,500 years since the Flood.

·         Noah did not have to go and get the animals. God brought them to him (Gen. 6:20, "shall come unto thee").

·         The mountains, as we have them today, did not exist until during the Flood when "the mountains arose and the valleys sank down" during the total upheaval of the earth’s crust at the time (Ps. 104:5-9, Gen. 8:3-8).

·         The water in the oceans right now would cover the earth 8,000 feet deep if the surface of the earth were smooth.

·         The continents were not fully separated until 100-300 years after the Flood (Gen. 10:25). The people and animals that came off the Ark had time to migrate anywhere on earth by then.

·         The top of Mt. Everest (from 26,000-29,000 feet) is made up of sedimentary rock containing fossils of seashells and other ocean-dwelling animals.

·         Sedimentary rock is found all over the world. Sedimentary rock is laid down only by running water.

·         Petrified clams in the closed position (found all over the world, including Mt. Everest) testify to their rapid mud-burial while they were still alive.

·         Bent rock layers, fossil graveyards, and poly-strata fossils are best explained by a cataclysmic Flood.

·         People choose to not believe the Flood because it was the judgment of God on sin (2 Pet. 3:3-8), which will also occur in the future, but then by fire.