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The Testimony of Noah

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(From Google Images)

If we are trying to be honest about how the Bible interprets itself, then certainly a “high hill” like Mount Olives would conclude a global flood was necessary, if it were indeed covered with water. Moreover, the testimonies of both Jesus and Peter in the New Testament seem to point to the global nature of the flood, since it is being compared with the future prospect of Jesus’ judgment over the whole world. So, ‘honesty’ plays a part in how we view what the Bible says about the events which it describes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Genesis Flood, Noahic Flood

 

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The Testimonies of Jesus and Peter

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One of the problems of a local flood is that it doesn’t seem to have an adequate argument in reply to how the Genesis Flood is treated in the New Testament. One can understand an argument that all mankind or all the animals and birds may be understood in terms less than universal, just like all in Matthew 3:5 couldn’t mean every last person in Judea. The Bible often uses superlative terms as a literary exaggeration, and is meant to be taken as a metaphor—something like what we would say today when we wish to express the importance of an upcoming event, namely: “Everyone is going to be there!” Certainly every last person in the neighborhood, city, work location, school or to whatever the context of our statement refers, is not going to be there. Most or many will be there, but not all. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Genesis Flood, Noahic Flood

 

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What Was the Sin of Genesis 6?

In Genesis 6:1 we find that the men began to multiply on the face of the earth and that “daughters” were born unto them. One might ask why this is significant. How could men multiply at all without “daughters” of other men being born, so men could marry them and produce families? This is the manner in which men multiply. So, why would Genesis 6:1 make this point? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Genesis Flood, Noahic Flood

 

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Pre-Flood Society Was Too Noisy

In the ancient tablets of the Atrahasis Epic we are told that a great flood destroyed nearly all of mankind with a flood. The reason given was that men were just too noisy! There are many differences between it and the Genesis Flood account, but because they are both accounts of a great flood, and in each a hero was saved in a large boat, it is considered by scholars to describe the same event, and generally I agree, but what should we make of those differences, particularly the reason for the flood. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Biblical Critics, Genesis Flood

 

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The Genesis Flood & the Morality of God

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God has a plan, and he works all things out according to that plan. He hasn’t changed his mind from Eden to today. He is and always has been willing to pay the price to bring that plan into existence. The crucifixion is proof of that in that he takes responsibility for our errors, whether through ignorance or evil intent. Often we are willing to compromise our moral behavior to acquire or achieve something we value more. God is not. Some of us would unabashedly blame God, accusing him of monstrous behavior over his judgment of mankind during the days of the Genesis Flood, but would we be justified in our perception of him? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Genesis Flood, naturalism

 

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Did the Jews Copy Other ANE Records?

The Bible Among the Myths  (Image from Google Images)

The Bible Among the Myths
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Years ago, it had been a common belief among Ancient Near East (ANE) scholars that the Genesis Flood narrative was copied from other ANE cosmogonies. For example, the Gilgamesh Epic, which records a flood that killed everyone except for those on the boat, is older than the Mosaic account in Genesis. Is this evidence of Moses having copied the earlier record? It may not be evidence, but without something to show where Moses received his information, the critics may have a legitimate charge, at least on the face, but what lies beneath the cursory read? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Genesis Flood, naturalism

 

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How Did the Animals Get Onto the Ark?

One of the most comical experiences I’ve encountered while studying the events surrounding Noah’s Ark is reading about all the problems, which the critics are so eager to point out concerning the multitude of species the Ark was supposed to have saved. How were they gathered into the Ark, and, considering how labor intensive it would have been for eight people to care for all of them, how did they do it? One thing is quite clear: the critic is all about finding problems. He or she is not about finding solutions! So, if you are listening to the critic, you are taking in only half of the story. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Genesis Flood, naturalism

 

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