We believe in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution even though we were not there when they were written because we see their effects, so why is it so hard to believe in the Bible, particularly, the Great Flood? The evidence is all around us!
God tells us, 4b “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.”
God spent four entire chapters detailing the account of the Great Flood. The import of this event is beyond comprehension, but, let’s give it a try:
- The Flood sets up civilization from Noah’s three sons.
- The geography of the world was remade by the Flood.
- Our atmosphere and weather are consequences from the Flood.
- Natural disasters are part of those consequences.
- Our solar system contains evidence of the Flood.
- The world is on a timer because of the Flood.
Jesus believed in the Great Flood. His remarks are recorded in both Matthew and Luke. Let’s look at both:
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:36-39
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27
Jesus not only believed in the event, He likened His Second Coming to that event! He did the same thing with Jonah by tying His resurrection to that “story,” thus validating it as an actual event:
39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:39-40
It is ludicrous to think that Jesus would tie these two major events to fictitious stories.
There is much evidence around us concerning the Great Flood. To name a few:
- The mid-Atlantic ridge that runs between The American continents and Europe/Africa is part of a larger ridge that goes around the Indian ocean and circles the Pacific continents. It’s where the world nearly split apart.
- The violent rupture and the steam pressure from those eruptions was sufficient to blow water and chunks of mantle into space. The face of the moon is pocked with enough water to fill the Caribbean sea. Mars has evidence of water on it, and Saturn’s rings have water crystals that may have come from earth.
- Many asteroids in space have traces of earth’s mantle in them.
- The 12 major rivers of the world have only enough silt deposits at their mouths to account for 4500 years-about the the of the Flood!
- Surface reefs found one mile down in the Pacific Ocean account for the dropping of the entire floor, as does the double shelf found along the continents.
- The warping of the earth is evidence of the Flood. Our earth is still trying to reshape itself from that cataclysmic event.
- The earth is off-axis and is continuing to drift. This drift began in 2345 BC–about the time of the Flood.
There is much more evidence. I am working on a PowerPoint presentation that includes creation facts and flood facts. Be looking for it soon…
Jesus believed the great Flood happened. If we believe Him for salvation, why would we doubt anything else He said?