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
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:
“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.”
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
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
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
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
Bro Roberts considered the flood to be local (but to have killed all humans bar Noah and family). His comments are reproduced below:
“Considering the comparatively limited extent of the human family at the time, and that it was confined to one small district of the globe, it would seem reasonable to conclude from the principle already looked at-the divine sparingness of means-that the flood was co-extensive only with the Adamically-inhabited portion of the globe.
There are …facts that compel such a conclusion: and as all facts are of God, they must be in agreement. The animals of New Zealand are different from those of Australia. The animals of Australia, again, are different from those of Asia and Europe. These again differ entirely from those of the American continent: All differ from one another: and the fossil remains on all the continents show that this difference has always prevailed. Now if the flood were universal in the absolute sense, it is manifest that these facts could not be explained, for if the animals all over the earth were drowned, and the devastated countries were after-wards replenished from a Noachic centre, the animals of all countries would now show some similarity, instead of consisting of totally different species. The animals taken into the ark in that case would be the animals of the humanly populated district. Only a comparatively small district in relation to the face of the world at large.”
Roberts, R. “The Visible Hand of God”, The Christadelphian (18.205.308), 1881
Bro Alan Hayward believed in old earth creation (but not theistic evolution) and had this to say about the Flood in his book “God’s Truth”:
“Of all the miracles recorded in the Bible, the biggest by far is the Flood. It is also the one that has provoked the greatest amount of disbelief.
In this particular case the objections are not unreasonable. They deserve careful consideration. If the Biblical Flood ever took place, it ought to have left some traces. Where are they? Continue reading