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Local Flood in Noah’s Day?

During a debate, a young-earth Creationist once asked an old-earth Creationist, “Do you believe in a global Flood?” The old-earth Creationist responded, “I believe in a universal Flood.” “What do you mean by ‘universal’ Flood?” the young-earth Creationist asked. The old-earth Creationist replied, “It flooded Noah’s little universe – You know, the valley that he lived in.” To which the young-earth Creationist responded, “Then tell Noah to move!” Does the Bible favor a “local” flood or a global flood? Here are a few points to consider: The Bible indicates that the mountains arose, and the valleys sank down (Ps 104:5-9 ; Genesis 8:3-8), so the mountains were smaller until after the Flood. This means that the valleys in existence before the Flood were probably not very big either. How then could there be such a thing as a “local” flood? If that were the case, it would be more like a small lake, not a flood! Another point is that, if the earth’s surface were smooth, the water in th

Archaeology Supports Noah's Ark

Many have argued over the interpretation of Genesis 8:4 - 5 which reads: "And the Ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen." The main argument used is based upon tradition -- the Ark landed on Mount Ararat. However, the Scriptures give it the plural "mountains of Ararat." The Greek actually denotes the whole mountainous region of Turkey, so the Ark could have landed on any one of the mountains. So when an areal view of a boat-shaped object in the mountains of Turkey appeared in Life Magazine , an amateur archaeologist named Ron Wyatt became intrigued, and decided to investigate. What he found is absolutely amazing! There have been many who have tried to downplay his research, so I thought it would be interesting to let the readers decide for themselves