When People Ask Why The Story Of The Flood Is So Important
“There is a great effort on the part of so-called modernists to change religious beliefs and teachings of the past to conform to modern thought and critical research. They de-emphasize the teachings of the Bible by modern critical methods and deny the scripture is inspired. The modernist teaches that Christ is not the Son of God. The modernist denies the doctrine of the atoning sacrifice by which all men may be saved.“
“Can we say there was no Garden of Eden or an Adam and Eve? Because modernists now declare the story of the flood is unreasonable and impossible, should we disbelieve the account of Noah and the flood as related in the Old Testament?
“Let us examine what the Master said when the disciples came to him as he sat on the Mount of Olives. They asked him to tell them of the time of his coming and of the end of the world. Jesus answered:
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
"For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
"And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matt. 24:36-39.)
“In this statement the Master confirmed the story of the flood without modernizing it. Can we accept some of the statements of the Lord as being true and at the same time reject others as being false?
“When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him and they discussed the matter of the death of her brother and the resurrection. "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." (John 11:25)
“Both of these statements, the one regarding Noah and the fact of the flood and the one in which he declared himself to be the resurrection and the life, were made by the Lord. How can we believe one and not the other? How can we modernize the story of the flood or refer to it as a myth and yet cling to the truth of the other?”
(Howard W. Hunter, “Where, Then, Is Hope?” )
It's A Dog's World
According to a new report, American dog breeds are all the result of adaptation that has occured in the 500 years since European arrival.
Why is this significant? It’s another validation for the kind of adaptation that occurred with the representative animals aboard the Ark. From these animals on the Ark, with the amazing power of their God-designed DNA, they became all the varieties of dogs we now observe.
Just like the dogs in America adapted in a short five centuries, these animals (including giraffe, elephants, cats and horses) adapted to the changing environment in the world after the flood.
And isn't it interesting that not a single dog in America has become anything other than a dog. No speciation, no evolution, just God's amazing creation at work.
Physicists Report Says
Ark Would Float
A report from the University of Leicester verified that the Biblical ark would have floated. One of the authors of the study, Thomas Morris, stated, “You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work. We’re not proving that it’s true, but the concept would definitely work.”
Their analysis of the bouyancy of the ark calculated that, “Using the dimensions of the ark and the density of the water, we were able to calculate its buoyancy force, which, according to Archimedes’ principle, is equal to the weight of the volume of fluid the object displaces. This meant we were then able to estimate the total mass the ark could support before the gravitational weight would overcome the buoyancy force, causing the ark to sink, which we calculated as 50.54x10^6kg.”
This led to the conclusion that, “ the ark would support the weight of 2.15 million sheep without sinking” said the researchers.
Nobel Prize Awarded for
A recent article provides a glimpse into the “marketing” being used to convince the world of evolution’s viability as a legitmate scientific THEORY.
But they put it best in the article:
“Essentially, it’s the same selective breeding process humans have used for thousands of years to develop better crops, just accelerated in the lab.”
They have accelerated the process of natural selection (selective breeding), utilizing the amazing adaptability designed into organisms by our Creator, and call it evolution.
Evolution is a failed theory, while natural selection is a proven scientific process, completely supported and embraced by faith in scripture.
Again, a situation where it is important to benefit from the science, the evidence, but not the conclusions of those with an agenda that is anti-Creator.
A Day Is A Day
In the account of the creation given in Genesis, it is important to understand that the grammar of the text clearly speaks of creation in six literal days... The Hebrew word yom (יוֹם), or “day,” always refers to a distinct 24 hour solar day when it is used in reference to evening and morning or when used in reference to a stated number of days.
The formula, "it was evening, and it was morning, one day", further indicates that day follows night, since light was created (and separated) out of darkness.
The idea of a literal six days of creation is also the foundation for the weekly Sabbath itself: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy" (Exodus 20:11).
The notion that "day" refers to an indefinitely long period of geological time is a modern invention. Attempting to reconcile the evolutionary “theory” with the account of creation given in the Bible actually undermines the message of the gospel itself, since it puts death, disease, and suffering before the fall of Adam and Eve and the death that then entered the world (Romans 5:12).
There are those who believe that the fossils, and the evolution old-earth scientists claim they represent, can be reconciled with the biblical record by claiming that the "days" referred to in scripture are actually "ages". But, this does not provide the justification they seek. However long the days were, there was no death in the earth until the fall. While calling these days ages, and claiming that perhaps they represent "millions of years" may allow their uniformitarian methods to build mountains of sand. They do not allow for the death of animals, and the subsequent fossilization of their bones.
As discussed in the book, A Flood of Hope, evolution is a theory of death. Evolution has, as its engine, the death of organisms. Survival of the fittest has as a basic precept, the death of the weak. Prior to the fall (a planet-wide event) there was no death and therefore no engine for evolution.
It is clear that Jesus believed in the literal creation of Adam and Eve (Mark 10:6), just as he believed in a worldwide flood during the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39).
Sands of Time
Old-Earth scientific models can’t account for the massive sand deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. They are too massive to have come from river deposits. They are too far offshore, and too deep.
As we know, it was the retreat of flood waters that accounts for the massive sand deposits found there.
The sad part of the story is that because uniformitarianism said “it couldn’t be there”, the massive deposits of gulf oil were missed for decades. This was just one more time where anti-Creator bias led to confusion. Oil is typically found in association with sand deposits, and because these scientists said the sands wouldn’t be there, nobody bothered to look for the oil. But the sand was there, and the oil was there.
Now they’re trying to figure out how the Whopper Sands got there, ignoring the Biblical Flood as a viable explanation, in spite of its logical connection.
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