Sunday, March 8, 2015

Why I Believe There Was a World Wide Flood

  The flood that happened after God had Noah build the ark was something I never questioned but in our current time this event gets questioned regularly and even many who claim to be Christians choose not to believe in a world wide flood. That is pretty baffling to me and here is why.....

God's word says there was a world wide flood:

Genesis 6:17
"For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die."

Isaiah 54:9
"“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you."

Genesis 7:4
"For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made." 

Genesis 7:17-21
"Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered."

2 Peter 3:6-7
"through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men."

As we can see God's word says that the earth was destroyed by a world wide flood. If God's word says it then that is good enough for me. But that is not all the evidence we have - not at all!

Archaeology points to a world wide flood:

 When you start looking at archaeology there is evidence for the flood all over the world. The way the layers and fossils are in places like the Grand Canyon is wonderful evidence of a world wide flood. There are fossils of sea creatures in the weirdest places - a world wide flood explains that perfectly. When digging down in cities in the middle east area there is evidence of civilization way down and then there is this really thick mud layer and then evidence of other civilization that is very different above it. The way it is points perfectly to a world wide flood that changed basically everything.

Stories in Cultures all over the World speak of the flood:

These are really fun to read about. As we were studying other countries (and many of them NOT being Christian nations) it was so fun to hear their little twist on the story of Noah, the ark, the animals and the flood. I encourage you to do a little research on this - it is pretty fun.

I recommend visiting Answers in Genesis for more facts about the flood.

I would love to hear your thoughts!


Jennifer said...

My family loves AIG and also ICR. I'm so thankful for their commitment to stand for the word of God.

Abbi said...

Me to! It is wonderful to have them as a resource.


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