but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground Gen 2:6 NRSV
Historically this was understood to mean as indicated in the KJV that there some heavy humidity which provided the water, because it wasn’t raining. The only other occurrence of the word translated in the KJV as “mist” is in Job 36:27 – where mist is clearly the meaning. However cuneiform evidence (both Akkadian and Sumerian) now indicates the word could be understood to mean either the annual floodwaters or an underground spring. as also stated in Brown Driver Briggs Continue reading
We have previously made the point that geology proves literal creationists (especially young earth types) are incorrect AND that Noah’s flood was not global. The science is used every day to extract billions of dollars of fossil fuels. Creation science is useless in industry – as it doesn’t match the facts. Below is the story of a once high profile Young Earth Creationist whose work in the oil industry changed everything (bonus points for the reference to bro Alan Hayward’s book at the end). Continue reading
via Ken Ham’s Darwinism: On The Origin of Species by Means of Hyper-Evolution Following Noah’s Flood :
Remarkable how those who take Noah’s Flood as global then are forced to invent rapid speciation, missing links and a fantastic scheme of “evolution” which contradicts the detailed evidence.
A literal reading which accepts a global flood cannot account for the facts. Around the world there are an incredible number of man-made structures which predate the flood – including many of the Pyramids. Rock paintings around the world were not washed away. The ceremonial burrows of Stonehenge and Avenbury remained. There are even three trees which are know to have pre dated the flood. The physical evidence is dwarfed by the DNA evidence (being the diversity everywhere). The global flood is a simple example of where a literal interpretation is unsustainable.
Creationists are pretty fixed on some things. God definitely did not use evolution to create. There are missing links which disprove evolution. Noah’s flood was literal and worldwide. Any science disproving their claims is an atheist conspiracy to undermine Biblical truth. Then when they start trying to explain the details of how stuff then works the contradictions begin to pile up incredibly fast. They even become hyper evolutionists. Continue reading
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
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