Category Archives: Noah’s flood

Stonehenge – monument to ancient man

Stonehenge is one of the best known ancient sites in Britain.  The remains of significant construction at what is now the bluestone henge on Salisbury plain date back to around 3,000 BC.  Prior to the existing stones, archaeologists have found evidence of older circular structures as well as the remains of people buried at the site.  Some of the human activity in the site date back as far as 8,000 BC.  Fascinatingly, chemical analysis proves the cremated remains of non-locals were carried in leather bags to the site and interred.  The Stonehenge (past and present) doesn’t reconcile with either a global flood or the literalist creation 6,000 years ago. Continue reading

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Noah’s local flood – common early teaching

Before the 1960’s, the Christadelphian community accepted a variety of views on Noah’s flood.  Robert Roberts famously explained he thought it was local (but killed all humans) based on observable science.  Similar views were held by others.  The below article which sets out that the Flood was local and didn’t impact people in Africa (Testimony Magazine 1934).  Claims of a global flood being the only acceptable Christadelphian position are modern novelties. Continue reading

Flood geologists struggle with geology

Flood geology is the endeavour by Christians to try and explain geology through the prism of Noah’s global flood.  Unfortunately over the last 50 years of this pursuit, these geologists (of sorts) have continually disproven the global flood they seek to establish.  Most damning of all is what should be the copious evidence for the greatest disaster and death event ever.  Leaving that aside, these motivated flood geologists have continually disagreed with each other and demonstrated the impossibility of reconciling a worldwide inundation with the geological record. Continue reading

Vegetarianism and Creation

We received the following question from a reader and brother.  Rather than lose the question in a mess of other discussions we thought it worth a special response.  While the question may have been raised before it pretty much escaped our notice.  The question was:

Dear COD

I have tried to show throughout this book that we must let the Bible speak for itself. We must not twist it, to make it mean what we think it ought to have said. We must let it make its own message clear to us.”[1] 

I did ask the question on another post about how an EC would interpret the verses that appear to identify a change in diet, to becoming carnivores, before/after the flood. The language appears quite clear to me. Perhaps this provides an opportunity to answer that question?” Continue reading

Why Our Technological World Could Not Arise in a Mere 4000 Years

Young earth creationists claim, with no thought whatsoever, that the entire world was flooded approximately 4000 years ago, and that our present society arose since that time. This idea is based upon two very mistaken ideas. The first is that humans are infinitely inventive, and the second is that a small number of people can bring a world of technology with them. This essay will dispute that notion. Continue reading

Problems with a worldwide flood

Following is from an article by Robert Moore on the Ark.  He points out that a global flood won’t work due to the number of animals required, the constraints of genetics, diseases & parasites, sanitation, fresh air and a host of other major problems (like even loading the animals!).  The article was written in 1983.  The number of species and the genetic problems have only grown since then.  See his full article here. Continue reading

The “vapour canopy” doesn’t hold water

One of the difficulties that a supporter of the global flood theory faces is that there is seemingly not enough water in the world today to flood the entire planet. To explain this, a canopy of water is sometimes proposed. This canopy has been proposed to take one of three forms: vapour, liquid or ice. The idea is that this canopy once surrounded the entire world prior to the flood during the days of Noah. This theory is said to have the following explanatory power: Continue reading