The Truth About Noah and the ‘Worldwide Flood’


Indeed, ignorance of the Bible will lead somebody to ‘wrestle’ the word of God!

(2 Peter 3:16) As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

Note that the unlearned are the ones that ‘wrest’ or twist the word of God. In our world today, in spite of the advancement in knowledge and technology, there are some sectors of human society that live in their own chosen world understanding only their own adapted language. These are the imaginary people that believe that God is imaginary. Their brains are neither flexible nor elastic. A rubber band can be elastic to accommodate a bundle of money not normally intended for it to bind. So long as it has not reached the point of its perfect elasticity, you can always rely that a rubber band is accommodating. But what is frustrating is that there are people lesser in degree of elasticity than a rubber band without brains! They have read in the Bible the word ‘earth’ and because of their ignorance, they readily presumed that it pertains to the whole planet earth; and because of their ‘non-elastic mind’, they have this to say:

“THERE WAS NEVER A WORLDWIDE FLOOD THAT COVERED MOUNT EVEREST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS”

Nowhere in the Bible can you find any verse that speaks of a ‘worldwide flood’. What is in the Bible are the following informations:

(Genesis 7:10-12) “And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”

(Genesis 7:17-20) “And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”

Nowhere in these verses mentioned can you find a hint of a ‘worldwide flood’. The flood was ‘upon the earth’. All throughout theses verses the word earth was used. The earth or ‘erets’ in Hebrew, means:

‘erets

eh’-rets

From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): – X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world. (Dictionaries of Hebrew and Greek Words taken from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance by James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D., 1890.)

The word ‘erets’ may mean ‘partitively, a land, a country, a field, a ground, etc. Notice Genesis 1:10, which says;

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”

The dry land that God caused to appear on the surface of the waters which He called “seas”, He called earth — ‘erets’! Note that the ‘earth’ here does not include the seas.

The flood that happened in the time of Noah flooded the ‘erets’ and not the seas… Of course, YOU DO NOT FLOOD THE SEAS! So, this is not a worldwide flood as these imaginary idiots claim. I hope they will not be offended because they are imaginary.

The Bible has a unique language. It was written to be read, first by the people of the then known world. In the time of the apostle Paul, he said:

(Colossians 1:23) “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister…”

banauetalaga1.jpgHere, he used the past tense of the word ‘kerusso’. Paul is confident when he wrote to the Colossians that he was able to preach the Gospel to ‘every’ creature which is under heaven. At about the same time that Paul was preaching the gospel to the known world (the world of the Roman Empire), the famous Rice Terraces in Banaue, Mountain Province in the Philippines is being built by the Ifugaos, one of the aborigines of the Filipinos.

The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 feet) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banaue_Rice_Terraces)

But Paul did not reach the Philippines, or the Americas, so, having flexibility in mind in understanding the language of the Bible we can discern that what the apostle Paul means when he said he “preached the gospel to every creature under heaven”, is to the people only of the known world then. Incidentally, the Philippines was discovered only in the sixteenth century by the Europeans led by Ferdinand Magellan.

When the Bible classified the bats (Leviticus 11:13,19) as belonging to the ‘oph’ (Hebrew), it means that it is classified with those “as covering with wings” or those “that flieth”.

ôph

From H5774; a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collective: – bird, that flieth, flying, fowl (Dictionaries of Hebrew and Greek Words taken from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance by James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D., 1890.)

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Detractors of the Bible say that it is not scientific because science classifies bats as belonging to the mammalian group. They rely very much on science, and for them science is the final authority of what they believe. This author is not against science, but human science is not as exact as ‘divine science’ in the Scriptures.

(Daniel 1:4) “Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.”

Human science has classified plants and animals only on the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

At any one time in history, there are millions of different kinds of plants and animals in the world. In 1753, a scientist in Sweden named Carolus Linnaeus thought of an orderly system for classifying plants and animals. He grouped all organisms according to a two-part name (binomial). The first part of the name is the “generic” grouping or genus. The second part is the “specific” grouping or species. Scientists today still use this basic idea of his system, but modern classifications systems are much more complicated having many levels of hierarchical organization. For example, taxonomic systems group organisms according to structure and physiological connections between organisms.(http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/classify/classify.html)

 

Before these times, the acceptable classifications for bats, because they fly, is that they belong to the ‘ophs’ or the fowls, or the birds. The book of Leviticus was written almost 2500 years before classifications in human science came. Note that the classification introduced by Linnaeus employs two basic ideas: the ‘generic’ and the ‘specific’. The classification used in the Bible is exactly generic, and therefore, in a way, scientific! After all, the word mammal is not in the Bible! The word mammalia was coined by Linnaeus only in 1758!

Mammalia (1773), coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neut. pl. of L.L. mammalis “of the breast,” from L. mamma “breast,” perhaps cognate with mamma.

(http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=mammal&searchmode=none)

 

The book of Leviticus that records the existence of bats was written by Moses in around 1512 BC, more than three thousand years before Linnaeus was born!

When the apostles were commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples and ‘teach all nations’, the Lord Jesus Christ knows, and the apostles understood it, that He speaks only of all nations of the ‘known world’. It is impossible for the apostles to physically reach the Americas or my country, the Philippines. The apostles do not have the slightest idea that there are countries existing that time, like the Philippines and the Americas! The phrase “all nations” does not necessarily include all nations of the world or the whole earth.

When the Bible mentioned that the whole ‘erets’ was flooded, it does not necessarily mean that the whole world, including the seas, were flooded! Remember that the word ‘erets’ was used in the Bible, not only to mean the planet earth, but also the dry land.

ararat.gifMost probably, Noah lived not far from where Adam and Eve lived. He is about the tenth generation from Adam. Adam and Eve lived not far from Eden after being expelled from the garden of Eden. Eden is within Turkey. So, the probability is that the flood happened within Turkey. The highest mountain ranges in Turkey are the mountains of Ararat. It was where the ark rested.

(Genesis 8:4) “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”

The mountains of Ararat are at the extreme eastern part of Turkey. The ark of Noah did not go too far from ground where it floated because it was not meant to travel, but to float.

The idea of a worldwide flood did not come from the Bible, but from people who do not understand its language!

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120 thoughts on “The Truth About Noah and the ‘Worldwide Flood’

  1. Perverts always a pervert that pervert the Grace of GOD in CHRIST into a twisting devilish lies!
    Perverts, Your not Biblical!

    Scripture: “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.”
    Titus 1:15

    What you perverts,with imaginary thinking, have does not fit the scriptures!

    Unlearn and Relearn!

    • Hahaha I don’t think the Eliseo Soriano does not know or does not have any idea about Science. Water seeks it own level(fluid dynamics).And the bible says All The Mountains Were Covered. The tops of all the high mountains under the entire heavens were at least 20 feet beneath the waters surface (Genesis 7:19-20). It would be absurd to think that a flood covering the highest mountains of the Middle East would not affect the rest of the world. In addition, the waters remained at this awesome, mountain-covering height for five months! (Genesis 7:18-24, 8:1-5).
      One thing I have noticed. He introduce himself as an intelligent being by putting down those people who dis agree with him but to anybody who understand science and the bible he seems to be otherwise.

  2. RE: Flood.

    What the skeptic was referring to was the ABSENCE of scientific/geological evidence of a great flood on rocks, mountains, etc, or what you refer to as “ERET”.

    using the “Sea is already wet therefore cannot be flooded so therefore no Global flood” defense is asinine and idiotic. did the sea levels remain the same during the flood as you are implying when you say that only the “earth” or land was flooded.

    • Try to read the blog in its context. Were you just reading the first half of the blog? Bro Eli gave further details of his answer as he continues his post with most probable answer based on the bible.

      “When the apostles were commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples and ‘teach all nations’, the Lord Jesus Christ knows, and the apostles understood it, that He speaks only of all nations of the ‘known world’. It is impossible for the apostles to physically reach the Americas or my country, the Philippines. The apostles do not have the slightest idea that there are countries existing that time, like the Philippines and the Americas! The phrase “all nations” does not necessarily include all nations of the world or the whole earth.”

      True! “The idea of a worldwide flood did not come from the Bible, but from people who do not understand its language!”

    • mr. samuel… you must be a scientific person, for you look for scientific evidence. Here are some points to consider… there is the so called high and low tide, due to magnetic pull, this happens when the moon is upon the area where the high tide occurs, this means where ever the moon is full there is high tide! on the contrary the other side of the world have low tide… this occurs simultaneously! another point… “WATER CYCLE”… water from the earth evaporates and absorb by the clouds… then it goes back to the earth in form of rain… you cannot flood the ocean, because of the fact!

  3. Once again, i have another reason to be proud for being a Filipino. The only sensible preacher in our time is my countryman and iam proud to declare that to everybody. after all, you can see the proof. more power Bro. Eli.

    • am also proud..if ur confused about d bible ask from bro. eli,he’ll answer ur questions USING d bible and u can even compare his answers scientifically and spiritually..that will satisfy and answer ur doubtness..

  4. Water Can Move Mountains (Rapidly)

    Four million people per year visit the Grand Canyon and ponder at the incredible forces which cut this chasm out of the earth. Did the small river at the bottom carve through the many layers of sediment over eons of time or did a catastrophic event carve the canyon more rapidly? These are the competing explanations for the origin of the Grand Canyon. But how could a flood have accomplished so much? As the following examples show, moving water has enormous erosion capabilities.

    In the spring of 1983 the spillway tunnel of the Glen Canyon Dam had to be operated to allow drainage of water from Lake Powell. When one of the spillways was fully opened the flow pattern changed and blocks of rock were seen hurtling out of the spillway exit. The water became red with dissolved sandstone and there were noticeable earth tremors. The spillway was immediately closed for inspection. The survey team discovered incredible erosion damage to the spillway tunnel cause by cavitation of the flowing water. In a matter of minutes, flowing water had penetrated the three foot thick, steel reinforced, walls and ripped holes into the surrounding bedrock. A 150 foot diameter hole had been cut into the rock requiring 63,000 cubic feet of concrete to repair the damage.

    In the scab lands of eastern Washington is an even more dramatic example of the incredible erosion force of rapidly flowing water. An ancient lake was blocked at the end of the ice age by an ice dam in northern Idaho. When the water breached the dam it ripped through Montana, Idaho, and Washington leaving 16,000 square miles of scarred terrain and deeply cut valleys. At one location the flood cut a 50 mile long trench 6 miles wide and 900 feet deep through solid rock! An estimated 10 cubic miles of Columbia Plateau basalt was eroded in a matter of hours by this single event. The process by which moving water can cause such extensive damage is illustrated above.

    Could the Grand Canyon have been carved out by a similar catastrophic events and processes? Many qualified geologist are coming to believe this is exactly what has happened. These geologists have proposed that a large area of the Southwestern United States was covered by water which apparently broke through a natural dam and very rapidly eroded much of the Grand Canyon to its current depth. The water for this massive erosion came from gigantic lakes left on the plateau when the worldwide flood receded.

    There are many other examples of moving water accomplishing massive geological changes. Yet all of these local examples pale in comparison with the effect a worldwide flood would have in regional geological features. If there were a worldwide flood, the illustrated destructive forces would have been in operation during and subsequent to this event. The result would be the rapid accumulation of very thick sedimentary deposits over massive regions. During such an event, valleys would be filled with sediment thousands of feet thick.

    Neither the inability of moving water to produce the massive geological features nor the lack of evidence for a worldwide flood prevents geologists from accepting the Biblical flood account as reality. Could it be a philosophical version to accepting that which is supernatural in its origin? Would a geologist who accepted a worldwide flood for the formation of our planet’s geologist features be welcomed into the present science community? Or would this “politically incorrect” interpretation cause him to be ostracized? To accept a worldwide flood as a factual event would profoundly affect other areas of science, including biology, paleontology, and anthropology. Would such an interpretation be allowed by the scientific community?

    “My secret identity” == curious with everything

    • Never mind. I’m not interested with your identity. 😀 But I hope Logic and your science coincide not to mention your knowledge about the bible.Do you know Fluid dynamics? Water seeks it own level.The bible says All The Mountains Were Covered. The tops of all the high mountains under the entire heavens were at least 20 feet beneath the waters surface (Genesis 7:19-20). It would be absurd to think that a flood covering the highest mountains of the Middle East would not affect the rest of the world. In addition, the waters remained at this awesome, mountain-covering height for five months! (Genesis 7:18-24, 8:1-5).What about All Air-Breathing, Land Animals Killed. The world’s entire population of air-breathing, land animals died, except those taken into the ark (Genesis 7:21) – “everything on Earth” (Genesis 6:17) – “all living creatures of every kind on the Earth” (Genesis 9:16). If only those animals in a specific geographic location died, it would seem unnecessary for God to protect pairs in the ark for the express purpose of preventing their extinction. Surely there would be representatives of their kinds in other areas. If, on the other hand, there were some unique kinds of animals in the local flood’s path, then it would seem more logical for God to send representative pairs out of the area, rather than to the ark, as He did. The Bible is clear that all the air-breathing, land animals perished during the flood, except those preserved with Noah – from which all modern animals are descended.

  5. Probably one of the biggest arguments about the flood is: Where did all the water come from? Actually, it came from three sources.

    1) Water in the form of rain.
    2) The water just under the earth’s crust.
    3) From God.

    And then there is the question: Where did all the water go? You can read about this here. Deep waters Now of course because that link leads to a scientific site, they are going to put their scientific spin on where that water came from. And how long it’s been there (like they could really test for that, this is a of course, just a guess on their part).

    Because the water is down there, and science does not believe in the global flood, they will say that to bring up that water it would boil the earth because there would be a lot of lava to come up with it. They would be right. The extreme pressures caused by the flood raised the boiling point of the water to go into this mineral. You see, science thinks that the water came up from there. then went back down, when actually, God created more water for the flood.

    Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

    The key phrase in figuring out where the water came from for the flood is: windows of heaven. Now most people, just like myself, just think of this as a storm with clouds that opened and allowed rain to fall. Not so. This was the very first time rain, or any water, had fallen from the sky. This is one of the reasons why Noah was made fun of for building the Ark. But why did the water have to come through the way of windows of heaven? After doing a word search on this phrase, I found that what comes through the windows of heaven, comes directly from God. And since there are no windows in our sky, this most be a reference to what separates the physical world from the spiritual.

    Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    Being that blessings come straight from God, the windows of heaven phrase can only mean that this is some type of portal in which things from God come through. But was windows of heaven phrase just a replacement word for the word storm? No. Storm is mentioned 19 times in the word of God. And the first time is:

    Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

    So from this we can conclude that the first water that fell on the earth did not fall as it comes from a storm, like how it works today. But is there a verse that shows how this could be done?

    Isaiah 28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

    This verse, in Isaiah, shows that God has the ability to cast water down by His hand. This maybe also why windows of heaven phrase is used. For God’s hand had to come through the windows of heaven portal (an opening access between our world and heaven) for God’s hand to cast down water for the flood. But for God to be able to do this, there would have to be a connection between God and water.

    Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
    Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

    Ms. Terry == also curious with everything

  6. Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
    Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

    So in these verses we see that water can actually flow from God. So what we have so far is: The windows of heaven opening, and water flowing from God, through this portal, that separates our world from heaven, to flood the earth. But science will say: What about physics? Would not that much water, falling in such a short period of time, generate enough heat to almost cook the earth? Of course it would. But, with the windows of heaven and God becoming personally involved in the flooding of the earth, what law of physics would apply to God? And since no known scientific law would apply to God, God is able to do what is needed. This is why God was personally involved in creation and the flood. And also why science cannot explain creation or the flood and can only try to disprove it.

    Ms. Terry == also curious with everything

  7. The promise of God. After the earth had been flooded, and Noah was off the Ark. God made a promise:

    Ge 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
    Ge 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
    Ge 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
    Ge 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
    Ge 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

    This promise is reconfirmed by this finding: Deep waters. This water cannot be brought up because to do so would broil the earth. I believe this was done so that when we found this water, it would be a testament to God’s promise to never flood the earth again. Also, science can’t explain how it got there so deep and in so hot of a mineral. Here’s my comment on how this happened. When water is put under pressure, it’s boiling point rises. In other words, it would take more heat to achieve the water to boil. The higher the pressure, the more heat it takes. So when the earth was flooded to 5.5 miles, there was extreme pressure at the bottom. But, that’s not the end of it. Some of our deepest oceans are 6.6 miles down. Ocean trenches are the deepest part of an ocean. The deepest one, the Marianas Trench in the South Pacific Ocean (6.6 mile down). That would be 12.1 miles down to the deepest part of the ocean during the flood. We’ll round it off to 12 miles to make the math easier.

    According to scuba diving books, every 33 feet you descend in water, doubles the atmospheric pressure. There are 5,280 feet in a mile. So 5,280 times 12 = 63360 feet, which equals 1920 atmospheres (63360 divided by 33). 1920 atmospheres equals 28,216.2066837 psi. Now the average boiling point of water at 30.00inHg is 212.15 F. So if you times 30.00inHg times 1920 atmospheres equals 57600.00inHg. The boiling point of water at this atmospheric pressure is 106820.27 F. And also keep in mind that salt in the water will raise this even higher. But we will keep this simple. Wadsleyite, the mineral that holds the water that receded from the flood, stays around 1832 F or more. So 106820.27 F is well within range for the water from the flood to go into this mineral without boiling away.

    Ms. Terry == also curious with everything

  8. Genesis 7:11 11. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were “all” the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Notice the word “all”. God knew it would take all the waters currently on the earth to flood the earth, after all, during the creation. The earth was completely flooded with water.

    Ge 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    And land did not appear until: Ge 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
    Ge 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    So if the earth started out covered in water, why would it be so hard to recover it with water?

    The great deep is in reference to the water mentioned earlier that could fill thirty of our oceans. The windows of heaven were opened is a reference to something in a solid state (the crystalline hydrogen canopy). Now some people say: How could Noah’s boat stay afloat in all this? Genesis 7:1 1. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. God said for Noah to come into the Ark. Not go into the Ark. Which means God was with him for the forty days and nights. Then some people ask: How did they feed all those animals. Remember when Daniel got thrown in the lions den? And what did the lord do to the lions to keep them from eating him? He did the same for the animals on the Ark.

    Then some people ask: What happened to the Dinosaurs? God said he took two of every kind right? Well when they got off the Ark, the world was a very different place. There was no longer enough food around to support all the animals. So the ones that required the most food died for the lack there of.

    Then some may ask: How did the dinosaurs fit onto the Ark? Simple, they were babies!

    “My Secret Identity” == curious with everything

  9. Genesis 7:11 11. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were “all” the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Notice the word “all”. God knew it would take all the waters currently on the earth to flood the earth, after all, during the creation. The earth was completely flooded with water.

    Ge 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    And land did not appear until: Ge 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
    Ge 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    So if the earth started out covered in water, why would it be so hard to recover it with water?

    The great deep is in reference to the water mentioned earlier that could fill thirty of our oceans. The windows of heaven were opened is a reference to something in a solid state (the crystalline hydrogen canopy). Now some people say: How could Noah’s boat stay afloat in all this? Genesis 7:1 1. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. God said for Noah to come into the Ark. Not go into the Ark. Which means God was with him for the forty days and nights. Then some people ask: How did they feed all those animals. Remember when Daniel got thrown in the lions den? And what did the lord do to the lions to keep them from eating him? He did the same for the animals on the Ark.

    Then some people ask: What happened to the Dinosaurs? God said he took two of every kind right? Well when they got off the Ark, the world was a very different place. There was no longer enough food around to support all the animals. So the ones that required the most food died for the lack there of.

    Then some may ask: How did the dinosaurs fit onto the Ark? Simple, they were babies!

  10. Brother Eli,

    Pls explain 2Peter3:6 “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: ”

    was that a local flood or a global flood?

    I believe in God’s Wisdom.

  11. Bro. Eli,

    If that was indeed a local flood, how come NT speaks of a world? In contrast, a “local” destruction was specifically mentioned by name “sodom & gomorrha”.

    2 Peter 2:

    5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

    6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

    7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

  12. atheists are atheists. they believe they know more but the fact is THEY KNOW LESS. i think that the atheist belief is a direct INSULT to fine human intellect. we human beings are capable of thinking ABOVE the kind of thinking atheist have. atheists believe in the concept of mercy and compassion toward another human being and they call it “humanity” yet they fail to have a plausible explanation of WHAT BENEFIT DOES THEIR HUMANITIES CONCEPT HAS TO AN INDIVIDUAL HUMAN PERSON. atheists listen to this, WHY ARE YOU SO CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE HUNGRY CHILDREN IN SUDAN? WHAT PERSONAL BENEFIT WILL YOU HAVE IF YOU FEED THOSE HUNGRY CHILDREN ON AN ATHEIST PERSPECTIVE? physical matter is not all there is. WHY DO WE FEEL MERCY? WHERE DOES THAT FEELING COME FROM? maybe you atheists have an answer. i will wait.

  13. Bro Eli,

    If local flood was true, then destruction by fire will be localized as well? Is it logical?

  14. An additional evidence of the Deluge BEING GLOBAL and not local is the literally thousands of FLOOD STORIES from AROUND THE WORLD. One enterprising historian, Dr. Aaron Smith of the University of Greensboro, North Carolina, became obsessed with classifying all the flood accounts. “As a result of years of labor, he has collected a complete history of the literature on Noah’s Ark. There are 80,000 works in seventy-two languages about the Flood, of which 70,000 mention the legendary wreckage of the Ark” (Werner Keller, The Bible as History, 1980, p. 38).

    It is hard to believe that if the Flood were only a local event, there would be 80,000 different accounts of it from around the world that describe it as UNIVERSAL in scope.

  15. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global.

    there is hardly a doctrine in the Bible more clearly stated than that of the global Flood. In chapters 6-10 of Genesis, the words and phrases used to describe the Flood can be interpreted in no other legitimate way.

    Of course, some of the words, such as ‘all flesh died’ (7:21) might be interpreted as meaning all living things within the local area, as some modern ‘scholars’ claim. But when a word can have more than one meaning, the context must define its true meaning. And in Genesis 6-10, the context is one of a global Flood! More than 30 times, words and phrases of global scope appear. In each case, the primary meaning is one of totality, but when they are all together, the meaning is crystal clear.

    Compare this clear teaching with the teachings of Christ and the New Testament writers, and the conclusion is inescapable. Trying to salvage the local flood idea makes nonsense out of New Testament doctrine.

    For example: the local flood theory logically implies that the Indians in North America, the natives in Africa, the Scandinavians, the Chinese, etc., were not affected by the Flood. They escaped God’s judgment on sin. If so, what could Christ possibly have meant when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘all’ men (Matthew 24:37-79) in the days of Noah? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global.

    Hi zs.

  16. Many Christians today think the Flood of Noah’s time was only a local flood, confined to somewhere around Mesopotamia. This idea comes not from Scripture, but from the notion of ‘billions of years’ of Earth history.

    But look at the problems this concept involves:

    If the Flood was local, why did Noah have to build an Ark? He could have walked to the other side of the mountains and missed it.

    If the Flood was local, why did God send the animals to the Ark so they would escape death? There would have been other animals to reproduce that kind if these particular ones had died.

    If the Flood was local, why was the Ark big enough to hold all kinds of land vertebrate animals that have ever existed? If only Mesopotamian animals were aboard, the Ark could have been much smaller.1

    If the Flood was local, why would birds have been sent on board? These could simply have winged across to a nearby mountain range.

    If the Flood was local, how could the waters rise to 15 cubits (8 meters) above the mountains (Genesis 7:20)? Water seeks its own level. It couldn’t rise to cover the local mountains while leaving the rest of the world untouched.2

    If the Flood was local, people who did not happen to be living in the vicinity would not be affected by it. They would have escaped God’s judgment on sin.3 If this happened, what did Christ mean when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘all’ men (Matthew 24:37–39) in the days of Noah? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come.

    If the Flood was local, God would have repeatedly broken His promise never to send such a flood again.

    Belief in a world-wide Flood, as Scripture clearly indicates, has the backing of common sense, science and Christ Himself.

    Therefore, Noah’s Flood covered the whole earth.

    Do u agree zs?

    • bro if u refering to our time it cod be,,but noah’s time and our time are very different,,pls wait for bro eli respond and u will see the answer,,remember noah is about tenth generations from adam and eve

  17. Few doctrines in Scripture are as clearly taught as the global nature of the Great Flood in Noah’s day. Genesis clearly teaches that “the waters . . . increased greatly . . . and the mountains were covered” (Genesis 7:18-20).

    Through the centuries, few Christians questioned this doctrine. The Bible said it, and that was enough—until the late 1700s that is. For the first time the globe was being explored—the extremely lofty Himalayan Mountains were surveyed, capped by Mt. Everest at 29,035 feet in elevation. Did the waters cover them? Is there enough water on the planet to do so? The questions seemed so far-fetched that many European churchmen dismissed the idea that the Flood was global, adopting the local flood concept which still dominates Christian colleges and seminaries today. Like dominos, other doctrines soon began to fall—the young age for the earth, the special creation of plants and animals, and the inerrancy of Scripture.

    We now know, of course, that the earth has plenty of water to launch a global flood. It has been calculated that if the earth’s surface were completely flat, with no high mountains and no deep ocean basins, that water would cover the earth to a depth of about 8,000 feet. But is there enough water to cover a 29,035 foot mountain?

    The key is to remember that the Flood didn’t have to cover the present Earth, but it did have to cover the pre-Flood Earth, and the Bible teaches that the Flood fully restructured the earth. “The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” (II Peter 3:6). It is gone forever. The earth of today was radically altered by that global event.

    That Flood accomplished abundant geologic work. Eroding sediments here, redepositing them there, pushing up continents, elevating plateaus, denuding terrains, etc., so that the earth today is quite different from before. Today even mountain ranges rise high above the sea.

    Mt. Everest and the Himalayan range, along with the Alps, the Rockies, the Appalachians, the Andes, and most of the world’s other mountains are composed of ocean-bottom sediments, full of marine fossils laid down by the Flood. Mt. Everest itself has clam fossils at its summit. These rock layers cover an extensive area, including much of Asia. They give every indication of resulting from cataclysmic water processes. These are the kinds of deposits we would expect to result from the worldwide, world-destroying Flood of Noah’s day.

    At the end of the Flood, after thick sequences of sediments had accumulated, the Indian subcontinent evidently collided with Asia, crumpling the sediments into mountains. Today they stand as giants—folded and fractured layers of ocean-bottom sediments at high elevations. No, Noah’s Flood didn’t cover the Himalayas, it formed them!

    Thus we find the Biblical account not only possible, but also supported by the evidence. A pre-Flood world with lessened topographic extremes could have been covered by the Great Flood. That Flood caused today’s high mountains and deep oceans making such a flood impossible to repeat. This is just as God promised, back in Genesis.

    I hope you don’t misinterpret zs.

    • hmmm i somehow agree with you coz until now its still a question in my mind as to why are there fossils of clams in the mountains….i use to collect clams before.. and i really wonder why i find some of them in the mountains and there are corals too!

  18. THIS IS INTERESTING…

    My interest got caught of course when reading the article by Bro. Eli.

    But it got more interesting when people who are just ‘starting’ to critic Bro. Eli’s articles showed what they ‘think’ right now are ‘valid’ arguments.

    🙂 I tell you… I tell you… 🙂

    I hope Bro. Eli will be able to read their questions. For sure he’ll give them what they might be looking to read/hear.

    Stick Around!

  19. Dear Bro Eli,

    Regarding the flood that happened during the time of Noah, how was it possible for the ark to contain such number of animals that for me seems too small if we consult the scriptures of it’s depth and width?Another thing is, how was Noah able to store food sufficient for all those animals?Lastly, did the flood reach America?I really need enlightenment for these questions of mine, and I trust that with the help of God you will be able to answer these questions, using the Scriptures as a guide…thanks be to God…

  20. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;I Corinthians 1:27 (KJV)

    Can,t wait for Bro Eli to answer his critics!

  21. it was very different from what i believe before… now i know..i hope that my friends will read also this article… fantastic :)!!!

  22. I therefore conclude that by the way Bro. Eli answered those imaginary people is scientiffcally and biblically true. If someone didn’t believed God’s existence are foolish. Supernatural things that is happening proves that there is GOD.

  23. You know Greg, at FIRST GLANCE it seems that some of them were giving valid arguments. But this is not the first time I see this scenario. And over and over again many of Bro. Eli’s listeners have seen how Bro. Eli proved what is meant by being ‘SENT’ by God.

    (Over those which uses the wisdom of men to try to disprove the statements of Bro. Eli.)

    Like you, it’s so interesting to read what Bro. Eli have to say to them. (more so, LISTEN to what he will say about this!)

    🙂

  24. If the Flood was local, why would birds have been sent on board? These could simply have winged across to a nearby mountain range. Cel D2 🙂

    Of course the mountains would be flooded because Ararat is the tallest in the vicinity and where did you get the word nearby? Can you give me a proof that if it is a local flood, there are nearby mountains?

    • Birds rarely fly in pairs, or never. They fly either in solitude (ex. albatross) or by groups (ex. ducks and sparrows). I assume then that only two albatrosses and two wilds ducks were on board during the Deluge. So where are the birds’ partners??? Hmm???

      That’s right, they “winged across” to a nearby mountain range. They flew and flew and never turned back.

  25. {alvin M: “Can you give me a proof that if it is a local flood, there are nearby mountains?”}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: Why do you require me to prove something that I do not believe in? I’ll give you mountains of proofs SCRIPTURALLY/BIBLICALLY and SCIENTIFICALLY that Noah’s flood was GLOBAL.

    {alvin M: “Of course the mountains would be flooded because Ararat is the tallest in the vicinity and where did you get the word nearby?”}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: And where did you get the word “local” anywhere in the scripture with regard to the flood? Let’s not be fanatics … Let’s base our stand on the WORD of GOD. I’ll give you a hint, Brother Alvin… Look at the rainbows… Now, think of the Asian tsunami last December 2004. God can not lie… but men and angels make mistakes….

    Greetings to the brethren!

  26. {alvin M: “Of course the mountains would be flooded because Ararat is the tallest in the vicinity and where did you get the word nearby?”}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: And where did you get the word “local” anywhere in the scripture with regard to the flood? Let’s not be fanatics … Let’s base our stand on the WORD of GOD. I’ll give you a hint, Brother Alvin… Look at the rainbows… Now, think of the Asian tsunami last December 2004. God can not lie… but men and angels make mistakes….

    Greetings to the brethren!

  27. {alvin M: “Can you give me a proof that if it is a local flood, there are nearby mountains?”}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: Why do you require me to prove something that I do not believe in? I’ll give you mountains of proofs SCRIPTURALLY/BIBLICALLY and SCIENTIFICALLY that Noah’s flood was GLOBAL.

  28. you always say that verses should be interpreted in the proper context. In this case, you break that rule.

    The context of the flood was for God to BLOT OUT all of humanity because of their wickedness. Earth could mean “land” or “world”, sure…. but in this context, it easily falls into the category of “world”.

    bro. eli seems to have common views with http://www.answersingenesis.com.

    Again, were the people in China and the rest of Asia spared? or there weren’t people there yet? Obviously, marsupials of australia were spared as well since none of them are mentioned….. cause the writers of genesis didn’t know that there is such a continent in the first place.

    http://www.religioustolerance.org

    http://www.evilbible.com

  29. — Let’s base our stand on the WORD of GOD. I’ll give you a hint, Brother Alvin… Look at the rainbows… Now, think of the Asian tsunami last December 2004. God can not lie… but men and angels make mistakes…. Cel D2—

    well first of all, I would like to say that you are flooding to much comments on this article. and this website is global so you are creating a global flood first in your mind and then in your answers.

    But I can’t see your point in telling the rainbow and the tsunami in your post. I seem to have a glimpse of it but I am not exactly sure. The word “nearby” came from you and I am asking for a proof that there are nearby mountains that can dwarf Mount Ararat. Then you didn’t answer, you just posted a reply that where is the word local. The question you asked only shows you are avoiding to answer in the first place.

    You say — I’ll give you mountains of proofs SCRIPTURALLY/BIBLICALLY and SCIENTIFICALLY that Noah’s flood was GLOBAL. —

    Yet I can’t find even a mushroom size proofs. By the way, Miss Universe finalists always say that they will promote world peace. Yeah right..

  30. The Bible, the Christians’ Holy Book, is both an exact and a spiritual science. I have three things to say on the implications of making haste, speculating, and ignorance of the bible.

    First, what I understand from this post is that it imparts a basic truth, that people tend to make haste on understanding what they read without challenging themselves of the implication of such action and finding out whether an idea they tend to share and insist to be the truth is a lie for it creates conflict to another basic truth.

    Second, we should never speculate and think of what ifs but rather we should focus on what is, the status quo and what is written, provided all of which are the truth, a fact and has a basis.

    Lastly, Peter 3:15-17 says, And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you, speaking of these things as he does in all his letters. In them there are some things hard to understand that the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, just as they do the other scriptures. Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled and to fall from your own stability.

    Therefore, people who are involved in the sharing of ideas about the things in the bible is susceptible to destruction. The bible imparts too that anyone who dares to give his opinion about biblical passages more so, lead groups of people, all of them shall be responsible of the consequences of such action. And by doing so, an unfounded faith is established. Some thought that by teaching the gospel, they are doing a good thing without understanding that the bible also says that doing a good thing does not necessarily mean that you are doing the right and holy.

    Actually, the issue of worldwide flood, of how the flood took place and its boundaries, was mentioned in this article to prove a point that there really are implications of giving a false idea that becomes a source of debate, confusion and more fallacy. Indeed, this shouldn’t have been the case should these people read more and understand what the bible imparts about the flood.

    What makes the flood event part of the bible? Because God said so and he does it. God cannot lie! And if He mentioned about it, like that of salvation, it is tantamount to a realisation, that he meant what he say. There is really salvation that is to happen and there is a path leading to it. That is why we need to read, per Revelation 1:3.

    In conclusion, it would have been practical, logical, and biblical should those false preachers have kept their ideas to themselves rather than to lead themselves and other soul in peril.

  31. free radicals said above that:

    “It is hard to believe that if the Flood were only a local event, there would be 80,000 different accounts of it from around the world that describe it as UNIVERSAL in scope.”

    I say:

    This is a typical example of an idea and speculation that might have resulted from learning from another unlearned person about the bible or from himself.

    Actually, when the bible says that there are souls in the ark, would mean that the story will primarily be told by Noah’s family and be passed on from generation to generation. When you pass a story, it may result to the above idea. But to have a genuine account, the bible was written with a divine guidance.

  32. answer to Cel D2 🙂

    What is expected to Noah is to primarily follow God’s instruction. Obedience was the key to his salvation.

    Why would I clean the house when the instruction is to cook rice?

  33. {elman: What is expected to Noah is to primarily follow God’s instruction. Obedience was the key to his salvation. }

    Cel D2 🙂 says, “Read Genesis 6:5,11-12. Were there other people who deserved salvation just like Noah? For example: the local flood theory logically implies that the Indians in North America, the natives in Africa, the Scandinavians, the Chinese, etc., were not affected by the Flood. They escaped God’s judgment on sin. If so, what could Christ possibly have meant when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘all’ men (Matthew 24:37-79) in the days of Noah? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global. ”

    {elman: Why would I clean the house when the instruction is to cook rice? }

    Cel D2 🙂 says, “How many years/decades did it take Noah to build the ark? And how many days/weeks/months would have taken Noah to move from “his location that was to be flooded” to another “location that was not to be flooded” IF AND ONLY IF THE FLOOD WAS LOCALIZED? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global. “

  34. Well, it has been on and on.

    The exchanges of ideas is good to see.

    I’m sure Bro. Eli can enlighten us more on these.

    Maybe not here in this ‘comments thread’, but again… whereever, it’s a good thing we’re discussing righteousness.

    Fernan

  35. {Alvin Matias: …you are creating a global flood first in your mind and then in your answers.}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: Give Biblical support for “your local flood idea”. Just answer these valid questions: If the Flood was local…

    1) why did Noah have to build an Ark? He could have walked to the other side of the mountains and missed it.

    2) why did God send the animals to the Ark so they would escape death? There would have been other animals to reproduce that kind if these particular ones had died.

    3) why was the Ark big enough to hold all kinds of land vertebrate animals that have ever existed? If only Mesopotamian animals were aboard, the Ark could have been much smaller.1

    4) why would birds have been sent on board? These could simply have winged across to a nearby mountain range.

    5) how could the waters rise to 15 cubits (8 meters) above the mountains (Genesis 7:20)? Water seeks its own level. It couldn’t rise to cover the local mountains while leaving the rest of the world untouched.

    {Alvin Matias: Yet I can’t find even a mushroom size proofs.}

    Cel D2 🙂 says: I agree… indeed you can’t even a mushroom size proof for a LOCAL FLOOD. The rainbow is a reminder of God’s covenant Genesis 9:12-15… have you been to Navotas or Malabon bro. alvin? God can not lie….

  36. Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Eccle 7:16 KJV

    Expect the unexpected!

  37. I’ve read some articles written by modern day geologist and scientist about their idea of the flood in the days of Noah. They are creationist scientist they believe in the Bible and that God created every living creatures and Adam and Eve are the common anscestor of the kindreds of man. They also believe that there were only 8 souls that were saved during the deluge and also the air breathing creatures that are with them in the ark.

    Indeed nowhere in the Bible can we read about “worldwide flood” they only came about the idea of a universal deluge because of their findings and discoveries in the rock strata of earth across the continents which they believe that the event that has caused it was the flood during noah’s time, namely:

    1) their belief about pangaea or super continent is that the continents of today were not separated as it is today by just looking at the eastern border of south america and the western border of africa it can give us an idea that such continents was once connected to one another otherwise migration or scattering of people to different areas of the globe would be difficult in primitive times. They cited Methuselah’s name means that the water would come on the day of after his death, and a paticular biblical personality whose name means dividing or separation of continents. Is it accurate with respect to direct biblical knowledge? The flood of Noah might have caused the gradual separation of the super continent Pangea. For the people to cross between continents there were land bridges before the land masses were separated far away from one another.

    2) Their understanding of the flood instead of local to where the ark was but global because of the account in Genesis 7 which gave them the idea that the water rose to cover tall mountains otherwise some creatures would have survived the torrents. They are also aware of the fact that the ark was neither mobile nor meant to travel, but to stay afloat so to keep noah, his family and the animals safe from the torrents. Gen 7:20 probably gave them the idea to suppose that the flood was global because the animals of the same kind were found buried in different areas miles apart. Fossilized creatures are scattered in separate continents as they are discovered or dugged today.
    Gen 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
    Gen 7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
    Gen 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
    Gen 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
    Gen 7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

    3) The body of waters such as the falls found in different areas of the world, many scientists associate it with the flood of Noah because average rain fall wouldn’t be adequate to sustain the volume of the waters cascading from enormous falls such as Niagara and Victoria Falls. They believe that such vast and natural water shed could be traced back from the waters that have risen too high that are not yet been drained to this time.

    4) In the earth’s rock strata. Several burial sites of organism spanning the different continents today were dugged around the globe which includes the Polar Regions, creationist scientists supposed that the flood have caused quick or rapid burial (fossilization) to air breating creatures that most of the animals died like with great fear of drowning and their heads positioned upward. There are fossilized mammoths found in North America and there are also mammoth burial sites found in Africa and Arctic regions.

    5) Scientist believed that because of Noah’s flood there were no deserts during the early days right after the flood waters subsided as the environment was supposedly moist. The collapse in water canopy (Gen 8:10 and the windows of heaven were opened) in the atmosphere caused sun rays to deeply penetrate the soil in the earth’s surface with prolonged and continual exposure to the heat of the sun and inadequate rainfall have caused the formation of vast arid land areas found in africa, middle east and american continent. They claimed that such collapse in water canopy causes the down pour in the days of Noah eventually caused drastic changes in earth’s temperature. In that from the perrenial mild climate in the entire world, specific areas upon the earth can either experience extremely cold or warm climate in a particular time of the year.

    6) Without the flood of Noah scientist concluded that it would not be possible to find fossils of organism living in water such as jelly fishes, mollusks, shell fishes and others in mountain peaks and hilltops!

    7) Some scientists consider that the massive distribution of sediments across continents may be attributed to the deluge of moving water referring to the flood in Noah’s day; moving flood waters have contributed to the formation of canyons found in North and South America.

    8) Noah’s flood also triggers ice age which have caused some drastic changes in earth’s temperature from mild and moist climate to extreme coldness and warmth in the climate within specific areas. Scientists perceived that the triggerring of ice age and extreme coldness have harshly affected cold-blooded organisms such as reptiles including but not limited to the extinct dinosaus that such cold-blooded animals failed to adapt to the drastic climatic shift. Excavated dinosaur fossils from almost visible part of the earth’s rock strata according to them speak of the quite recent extinction of dinosaurs due to the onset of cold climate. This is in contrary to the naturalist scientists or evolutionists claim that the dinosaurs have long become extinct before the man’s emergence upon the earth.

    9) Probably the reason why the salty body of water such as the ocean or sea need not be flooded because it may affect the level of salinity of the water required by the organisms that inhabit the naturally saline environment and for the fact that salinity in sea water when reduced or dilluted a bit would modify or alter its capacity to preseve its cleanliness or sanitation.

    10) Some scientist made a report that there were satellite and plane pilot’s sightings of the ark of Noah atop Mt. Ararat. That strenghten their faith because of the allegedly preserved Noah’s ark at a peak of the Mt. Ararat. They even publicized a aerail view photograph taken from the mountain peak of Mt. Ararat which shows a wooden object covered by blocks of ice as that object could be a portion of the ark. Reportedly there was even a risky but painstaking exploration that was conducted and the team has reached the spot where the ark is suppossedly perched the ark was covered with ice. Personally, I believe that the ark can really be preserved to this date with that high altitude, cold temperature and glacier environment at the peaks of Mt. Ararat.

    11) The creationist scientists too often attribute their archeological findings with the events accounted in the books of Moses, the Genesis in particular with respect to the flood. They also believe that the parting of the waters in red sea as it is accounted in the book of Exodus. Relics have been found in that region such as ruined chariots and some Egyptian artifacts which were supposedly the ones worn and carried along by pharoah’s armies and captains as they follow the escaping Israelites.

    My question to Bro. Eli is there accuracy in or what degree of precision has the attribution of some scientific studies and findings to Biblical account in the Book of Genesis? How credible are their reports as summarized above? Does it conform or oppose to the truths in God’s Word?

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    -Round-Eyed

  38. this time samuel MAY have a good point in saying and i quote: “The context of the flood was for God to BLOT OUT all of humanity because of their wickedness. Earth could mean “land” or “world”, sure…. but in this context, it easily falls into the category of “world”.”. he may be referring to Gen. 6:6-7 “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” but to my dismay, he again FALSELY ACCUSED the bible by saying and i quote him:”The context of the flood was for God to BLOT OUT all of humanity” and suddenly contradicts himself by saying and i quote him:”because of their wickedness”. obviously ONLY WICKED HUMAN BEINGS DIED OUT ACCORDING TO HIM BUT ALSO ACCORDING TO HIM GOD BLOTTED OUT ALL OF HUMANITY. IS NOAH AND HIS FAMILY WICKED? samuel, are you in your proper senses?

  39. this question is directed to samuel. you said and i quote:”Obviously, marsupials of australia were spared as well since none of them are mentioned….. cause the writers of genesis didn’t know that there is such a continent in the first place.”. my question to you is HOW SURE ARE YOU THAT THERE ARE MARSUPIALS ALREADY IN AUSTRALIA WHEN THE GREAT FLOOD OCCURRED IF YOU DONT BELIEVE THAT SUCH GREAT FLOOD EVER OCCURRED AT ALL? samuel, i think you should be sure of what you believe in because you dont make sense at all. YOU SOUND SO ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT THERE ARE MARSUPIALS ALREADY IN AUSTRALIA AT THE TIME WHEN THE GREAT FLOOD OCCURRED AND YET AT THE SAME TIME YOU DONT BELIEVE THAT SUCH GREAT FLOOD OCCURRED AT ALL! remember, your thoughts are being read all over the world and for me ITS REALLY A SHAME IF MY THOUGHTS ARE FOUND IGNORABLE. i did’nt said your thoughts are ignorable im just saying please make sense of what you are saying.

  40. atheist, where are you now??? i hope that some of you are Open minded

    Your imaginary knowledge will never withstand against the knowledge given by our God to Bro. Eli,

    Bro. Eli your the Best!

  41. Samuel said:
    Again, were the people in China and the rest of Asia spared? or there weren’t people there yet? Obviously, marsupials of australia were spared as well since none of them are mentioned….. cause the writers of genesis didn’t know that there is such a continent in the first place.

    This is a valid question – I supposed. If we are going to believe the bible (which I really do) – mankind starts from that place called Eden and spreadout to the nearby place. People tend to stick together which I believe that those places (China and rest of Asia…) don’t have people yet. The flood came first before the building of tower of babel which spread out the man according to the bible.

    Since we’re not there personally to see for ourselves but the bible give us details and things for us to think. We might not know all the answer now but we have to believe what the bible say: “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.” – Isa 34:16

    We cannot measure something infinite with our finite mind.

    For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isa 55:9

    I hears someone said:
    For those who believe no explanation is needed but for those who don’t no explanation can suffice.

    I’m getting excited for Bro. Eli’s answer.

    Cheers.

  42. { Cel D2 says 1) why did Noah have to build an Ark? He could have walked to the other side of the mountains and missed it. }

    Impertinent. I just told my answer in my previous post. You say, that he should have walk the other side of the mountain is highly impertinent. Not because it is a local flood means you have the luxury to walk on the other side of the mountains. Maybe the term local to you is like the size of Navotas. So you keep on repeating the same old redundant question. And let me asked you again for the second time and I know you will just avoid such question as you have avoided it many times. Is there any mountain near that can dwarf Mount Ararat? so you can just walk on the other side of the mountain you are claiming. Ok let me ask you again because I don’t know if I should do this in a nursery way. Is There Any Mountain Near That Can Dwarf Ararat? Ok I’ll repeat the question again children. Is… there…. any… mountain… near… that… can… dwarf… Ararat….?….So your conclusion that if it is a local flood Noah can just walk on the other side of the mountain is absurd and a sesame street question. He just can’t and won’t because there are no mountains near that can be bigger than Mount Ararat. And by the way Mount Ararat is 16, 873 ft and Mount Lebanon is 10,540 ft, Hermon 9232 ft. Sinai is 6888 ft. Ebal is 3100 ft. Mount of Olives is 2657 ft. Zion is 2541 ft. And Nebo 2706 ft. It’s a good thing that you are not Noah because if it so happen, you will just walk on the other side of the mountain and eventually drowned because you didn’t just simply obey what God said. So maybe you can try Mount Everest because it is higher than Ararat and eat snow there and freeze to death and all the animals with you. By the way the distance of Mount Everest and Mount Ararat is 2500 miles long. Maybe you can try walking a hundred miles long with your dog (not the whole animal kingdom, just your dog together with a bag of Pedigree) and see for yourself the agony and pity you would inflict on your self. Just joking but I suggest you try it.

  43. “Cel D2:-)” and “my secret identity” seems to clash in terms of sedimentary rocks found on top of the mountains that were seen by geologists.

    “Cel D2:-)” point was that – At the end of the Flood, after thick sequences of sediments had accumulated, the Indian subcontinent evidently collided with Asia, crumpling the sediments into mountains. Today they stand as giants—folded and fractured layers of ocean-bottom sediments at high elevations. No, Noah’s Flood didn’t cover the Himalayas, it formed them!

    Thus we find the Biblical account not only possible, but also supported by the evidence. A pre-Flood world with lessened topographic extremes could have been covered by the Great Flood. That Flood caused today’s high mountains and deep oceans making such a flood impossible to repeat. This is just as God promised, back in Genesis.

    “my secret identity” mentioned: If there were a worldwide flood, the illustrated destructive forces would have been in operation during and subsequent to this event. The result would be the rapid accumulation of very thick sedimentary deposits over massive regions. During such an event, valleys would be filled with sediment thousands of feet thick.

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    >>>>>>>>>What then can the bible say about those ideas about sedimentary rocks?

    I understand that the waters exist first before the earth:

    6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

    7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    There you go with your sedimentary rocks. But what about the buried animals in other parts of the world and high Himalayas Mountains and the like? Answer, migration plus earthquake, etc!

    Of course assumptions can lead to more fallacy like what the other posters commenting here. Let’s ask bro Eli about this.
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    “Cel d:-)” said: …Gor example: the local flood theory logically implies that the Indians in North America, the natives in Africa, the Scandinavians, the Chinese, etc., were not affected by the Flood. They escaped God’s judgment on sin. If so, what could Christ possibly have meant when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘all’ men (Matthew 24:37-79) in the days of Noah? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global.

    I say, the flood was localised since the verse was talking about the hearers of the warning and did not pay much attention to it.

    What was written is that it will happen right after the gospel has been preached to all nation that no man can find excuse of his works.

    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    After the so called “rapture” (laymans’ term) does the end begins? Actually no, Jesus Christ will reign a thousand years together with those included in the “rapture” first afterwhich the end will come, right?

    The point here is that the hypocrites can’t say out loud but rather insinuates here that people tend to get killed even if they are just innocent bystanders. Some may have not heard the good news but then, they were swallowed by the great flood?

    Let me just say, that even if you die in anyway, God the Father has His way of judging you.

    ______________________________________________

    I just read above:“For those who believe no explanation is needed but for those who don’t believe, no explanation can suffice.”

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    Matthew 24

    36″No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

    37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

    38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

    39and 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.

    40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.

    41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

    42″Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

    43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

    45″Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    After the so called “rapture” (laymans’ term) does the end begins? Actually no, Jesus Christ will reign a thousand years together with those included in the “rapture” first afterwhich the end will come, right?

    The point here is that the hypocrites can’t say out loud but rather insinuates here that people tend to get killed even if they are just innocent bystanders. Some may have not heard the good news but then, they were swallowed by the great flood. They question God’s plan and intellect which is immeasurable.

    Let me just say, that even if you die in anyway, God the Father has His way of judging you. But it does not necessarily follows that there was a great flood that swept the planet earth.

  44. Some cannot accept that the planet earth can be flooded while others cannot believe that Noah’s experience was just a localised one.

    What satisfies your concern when you believe that Noah’s experience was a worldwide flood?

    How come many of us insists of this idea?

    Would these belief affect us all? Of course it will!

    For atheist, they really question God’s sense of mercy and judgement the reason why they turned away from God so much that they thought, it is them who gives mercy if they wanted it too.

    With this thought in mind, plus the discipline contributed by the so called scholars and learned men, not of the bible, but solely on the facts they themselves made a law, some people becomes intellectually and emotionally affected thereby not accepting the existence of a God!

    With many a theory that the planet earth can be flooded, it does not necessarily mean that it happened during Noah’s time.

    We can provide assumptions and create stories for all we care, but the truth remains, the bible was stating a world an earth, not the whole planet earth, specifically a part of the planet earth where the experience happened to those people concerned.

    They were given a warning but did not took heed of it save Noah. Every details given by God, he followed.

    Genesis
    6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
    7:5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.

  45. They were given a warning but did not take heed of it save Noah. Every details given by God, he followed.

    Genesis
    6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
    7:5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.

  46. @ quiel’s post 43

    Like the main article, namimilosopo ka rin, ikaw ata ghost writer nung flood article eh. Mankind except for Noah’s family DAW kasi he was righteous DAW. kaya nga may ark eh. please don’t waste time in childish banter.

    “YOU DO NOT FLOOD THE SEAS”. This is a good argument if you believe that the flood that covered the “land” is… uhm, above sea level, or just an over-sized puddle near mt. ararat…. in which case, that can hardly blot out humankind.

    you revel in your own inadequate comprehension skills and make a long post out of it. sayang lang oras.

    @ quiel’s post 45

    If you believe in real scientists (not the creation scientists that get their science diplomas in bible colleges), fossil records, carbon dating, evolution, marsupials have been around for millions of years. No mention of it is found in the bible because, none of the writers have seen one.

    I’ll spell it out for you again. please read carefully:

    I do not believe that the Bible Flood ever happened, and the time that it ALLEGEDLY happened (according to the bible, approx 5000-6000 years ago) MARSUPIALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN AROUND FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS in Australia, China and other places.

    The point is: Noah’s big boat cannot account for the hundreds of marsupial species found in Australia and other parts of the world, never mind that it was never mentioned.

    Unless you insist that Noah and the flood happened millions of years ago… then fine.

    Elman, I do not question god’s motives for the flood because:

    1) I do not believe he exists.
    2) I do not belive that the bible flood ever happened.

    What I question is the fanatical belief despite it’s contradictory to scientific findings and facts (not creation scientists please, the real ones). I question the logical paradox behind an omnipotent/all-knowing creator and the blunders that caused him to “restart” creation by blotting out humanity (except for Noah and his crew–this is for quiel cause he/she is sloooooow).

    Stop trying to reconcile science and the bible. just say science is all BS and the devil’s work anyway and be done with it.

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    Atheist: those who do not believe in Zeus, Poseidon, Bathala, Thor, Yahweh, Vishnu, Ganesh, Krishna, and possibly Tikbalangs, Dragons, Fairies, Santa Clause,
    Dwendes, unicorns and other myths.

  47. To samuel and to the other atheist

    Given that there is no god, without accepting,

    As an atheist, why do you care?

    I think, with your faith and belief, your principle in life is that you do not account to anyone or “anything”, save yourself.

    If you feel you are not responsible, obligated, or even accountable to anyone, why care?

    Of course, you can care or you don’t care for all you want but the fact remains, you cannot accept that a god can let people die by just saying so, even the innocent ones. And if that god is the source of all mercy, why this things happen. Yes a god can do that but the question is, which God? Is it Allah, Bathala, Jesus Christ, etc?

    I think you have learned about a god, his principle, those things he do which man can comprehend, excluding those we cannot comprehend, the wrong way.

    And you are just parroting the same questions the “old atheists” has been asking or stating since time immemorial.

    I myself asked, which god are people talking about when they pray? Is it The God that cannot lie? (Siya ba yung Dios na di makapagsisinungaling?) Does He have separate, different law, principle, sense of justice and mercy compared to those gods?

    Can you lie? Of course even I can lie. Then why should i believe you, or vice versa, if you and me can lie?

    There will come a time that you will not even believe yourself, and if that time comes, I hope you’ll seek and find Him, to whom you will put your hope, and trust with.

    But to get back to your question:

    What I question is the fanatical belief despite it’s contradictory to scientific findings and facts (not creation scientists please, the real ones).

    I question the logical paradox behind an omnipotent/all-knowing creator

    and the blunders that caused him to “restart” creation by blotting out humanity (except for Noah and his crew–this is for quiel cause he/she is sloooooow).

    My Answer:

    1 and 2. Can anyone prove that the science they are talking about is the real truth? Would it be the whole truth when there is still left to discover? Has anyone discovered the fullness of earth or what not man can do? Can they cure cancer, AIDS, etc.?

    Can they grow hair on men?

    What is your example of scientific findings contradicted by biblical verses?

    Is it not you who has a fanatical belief? I am asking you too because you stopped believing in God, you stopped seeking the truth. You insinuate that you have no value in you. Is it not you who is living in a make believe. You have your own world where spiritual beings are non existent. Is that the world you are insinuating as the “reality”?

    Personally, I see no value in persons like you, walang kuwenta. Tell me, what good is believing that you are just you, you know science, and you will just die, sooner or later.

    Because the life you are insisting, the life without God, is a life that can be compared to that of an animal. I see an askal ( a street dog) that wanders around our place, it was seen by drunkards and killed it, turned into pulutan ( appetizer). And what shall I say to the drunkards, hey, please, do not kill the animal, because it’s wrong? Because it’s inhuman? What makes you human? Is it because of force of nature? Isa ka lang bang singaw tapos paghinipan ng hangin, mawawala na? Are you just a fart, everybody notices til the smell disappears. Do you eat meat? If you eat meat, then you have no mercy. For all you know, the life you have is tantamount to the life of the meat or even the plant you ate last night. If you seek mercy, then don’t eat, let yourself die starving since it is you who can give mercy.

    What good will that makes us to believe in you? You will die too, and you will leave people behind you wandering even wondering more what comes next after this life. I will die too, what good is knowing you, knowing me?

    Of course you don’t care. But since I learned that God wants all man to be saved, that means he values every human being. And Jesus Christ said, respect men. So, I think otherwise now, I still see value in you, because of my faith and belief. By the way, who is that God? He is not the combination of gods or ideas by people, even those who don’t believe in Him. Or maybe, because of combination of beliefs, like karma, serendipity, etc. In this compounded, complex, adulterated beliefs and faith, I think it is lucky for you to realize that you are going further away from the truth. I said this because many people I talk to has no idea of such because they don’t care or even bother to think about it.

    >>> If you do not believe in God, why ask of what He did about Noah’s time? Why ask of what He can do?

    Can you differentiate The Merciful God bro Eli speaks of from the merciless god that you know.

    I cannot see the logic of asking further about a none existent thing.

    I just read above:“For those who believe no explanation is needed but for those who don’t believe, no explanation can suffice.”

    But in regard to my belief, He is existing and He is The Almighty God I learned compared to the god you know.

    What I can share to you is that, and i know you believe it too, that the pyramid was standing because of a good foundation and materials used. But the pyramid is not that close to my faith, because no one can tell if the pyramid will soon succumed to the laws of wear and tear. But my faith, since it was founded on the pillar and the ground of truth, it will stand the test of time, remain til the end.

    Our faith has no loopholes.

    Daniel 12:

    1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

    9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

    Since you are commenting here, I hope you feel this verse:

    Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

    My basis is the Bible. Now just like what bro Eli says, if we talk outside the bible, we are just talking nonesense and just story telling.

    Come back to reality, accept our God.

  48. Try to know our God first by listening to our doctrines one at a time.

    You will know how merciful The God we call our God.

    You will learn to sort and get rid off of the information about the gods of people who in some ways formed you to be an Atheist in heart and in mind.

    Now, after listening to our doctrines from the first to the last portion, it will all be up to you then to decide whether to remain an atheist or be a true Christian member of the Church of God, Paul preaches.

  49. For Elman

    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

    Elman said “just say science is all BS and the devil’s work anyway and be done with it.” So u balieve that there is devil the god of this world that blinded your mind.

    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  50. last post were meant to samuel not elma. my apology to elamn

    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

    to samuel:
    said “just say science is all BS and the devil’s work anyway and be done with it.” So u balieve that there is devil the god of this world that blinded your mind.

    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  51. to cel d2: do you mean during noah’s time there are already chinese,indians in north america etc. you mean diff.languages? consider the verse Gen.11:1-9

  52. to “my secret identity”: Grand Canyon needs 40 million years to developed.Gen.1:24-25 dinosaur’s was created first before men. Jurassic period began about 200million years ago and lasted 55 million years.Gen.1:12 plants and trees created first before dinosaurs. Before the first man was created it rains! Gen.2:5-6. how old do you think noah now, from our time?

  53. It is expected that others will disagree to what someone is saying…

    who you are calling big boat….i think it is definite to call it an ark or a ship…

    Maybe at the first place…they don’t BELIEVE in GOD…you will expect that they would not believe in the word of GOD and all of it’s content at all… I’m just giving a piss thinking out of it…

    It’s kind of a sad feeling…they RAISE their SWORDS to the ONE who made them…

    Even though i should rather say…think and think aloud…do not sought on your own understanding…Here a fizz to think…

    Do you think you had just POpped out to this WORLD…with no REASON at ALL…

  54. To den,

    our main point in why we are here is first and foremost, tolerance. The hindus and other religions have their own creation stories. They too are sorry that WE don’t believe on who created US. They too believe that we are all ungrateful scum who do not even thank their gods who breathed life into us.

    You know what it’s like to be an Atheist. you ARE SURE that Zeus, Thor, Poseidon, Vishnu, Ganesh and the other THOUSANDS of dead gods are not real. you know them to be fakes and yet you didn’t even have to study each and everyone of their holybooks.

    You are an atheist in respect to all these gods, we just went one god further.

    They too think of you and me as the spawns of their own versions of satan. we too deserve punishment for not believing.

    Tolerance for all humanbeings.

  55. elman,

    Do you really believe that the arc needed decades of work before completion?

    Since God wants all men to be saved, don’t you think Noah preached for decades before the Great Flood came?

    Do you really believe that a Great Flood concentrated in Turkey won’t overflow to the entire continent, if not the entire planet earth?

    PS

    No clash of idea between cel d2 and myself. You just misunderstood the scientific language of those sentences.

  56. Hola antonio!

    Como esta usted? What carbon dating methods did you use as basis to come up with millions of years ago? Where in the Bible can you find a time frame measured in terms of millions/billions? I can rea a thousand years in the Scripture but never millions of years. Let’s be Biblical antonio. If your first name was felipe, more so must you stick to the Bible.

    [antonio : Grand Canyon needs 40 million years to developed.Gen.1:24-25 dinosaur’s was created first before men. Jurassic period began about 200million years ago and lasted 55 million years.Gen.1:12 plants and trees created first before dinosaurs. ]

    Gracias antonio!

  57. In reply to antonio #59: do you mean during noah’s time there are already chinese,indians in north america etc. you mean diff.languages?

    cel D2 🙂 replies, “Aren’t we living now in 21st Century? Do we have to pretend that we don’t know the terms to be used for certain groups of people who live in various countries in the world? What is easier for you to understand: people who live in the northern/southern hemisphere of the globe to the western side of tralala mountain ranges, the names of which are obsolete already by year 1500, etc.etc. OR simply say, chinese,indians in north america etc. Think outside of the box felipe antonio.

  58. “Cel D2:-)” and “my secret identity” seems to clash in

    terms of sedimentary rocks found on top of the mountains

    that were seen by geologists.

    There is a clash because your points has something to do

    with sedimentary rocks too.

    whether there were earthquakes that formed the mountains,

    where the sedimentary rocks were found, or via the

    worldwide flood happened assumption that can cause very

    thick sedimentary rocks, it boils to one thing that

    sediments were there since water has been existing even

    before water was separated from the earth, based on

    genesis 1:6-11.

    On which I think you will also agree since you mentioned

    that, “if the earth started out covered in water, why

    would it be so hard to recover it with water?”

    I just know too that you believe in localise flood and

    cel d believes in worlwide flood.

    But what about the buried animals in other parts of the

    world and high Himalayas Mountains and the like? Answer,

    migration plus earthquake, etc!

    Of course assumptions can lead to more fallacy like what

    the other posters commenting here. Let’s ask bro Eli

    about this.

  59. Let me just repeat what cel d:) assumed when he/she compared the judgment day with the Noah’s experience.

    Cel d:-)” said: …for example: the local flood theory logically implies that the Indians in North America, the natives in Africa, the Scandinavians, the Chinese, etc., were not affected by the Flood. They escaped God’s judgment on sin. If so, what could Christ possibly have meant when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘all’ men (Matthew 24:37-79) in the days of Noah? A partial judgment in Noah’s day means a partial judgment to come. Scripture does not stand if the Flood was not global.

    Now, my answer to cel d;) was that the flood was localised since the verse was talking about the hearers of the warning and did not pay much attention to it.

    The warning was given by Noah most likely to that area or group of people which he has capacity to reach around the vicinity. And if we consider this area, we cannot conclude that there will be partial judgment to happen when the end comes.

    What was written in comparison is that the judgment day will happen right after the gospel has been preached to all nation that no man can find excuse of his works.

    It was compared to Noah’s experience when the hearers did not follow what was commanded to them through a warning. As obviously stated too from

    Matthew 24:36-51

    also from

    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    After the so called “rapture” (laymans’ term) does the end begins? Actually no, Jesus Christ will reign a thousand years together with those included in the “rapture” first where those people left will still be witnessing the rule of Jesus Christ, afterwhich the end will come, right?

    James 4:17 (KJV)
    17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    My stand is there was a localised flood. And if you are looking for a worldwide flood, there has been one before the earth part appeared during creation!

    The point here is that the hypocrites can’t say out loud but rather insinuates here and blames it to the worldwide flood during Noah’s time that people tend to get killed even if they are just innocent bystanders. Some may have not heard the good news but then, they were swallowed by the great flood. They question God’s plan and intellect which is immeasurable.

    Let me just say, that even if you die in anyway, God the Father has His way of judging you. God wants all men to be saved.

    But it does not necessarily follows that there was a great flood that swept the planet earth during Noah’s time.

  60. “my secret identity” has a point in his questions, but let me ask him, are those questions part of what you believed in?

    His question below with quotation marks are followed by my answers after a dash:

    “Do you really believe that the arc needed decades of work before completion?”
    – was that mentioned in the bible? what was clear is that Noah was commanded to make the arc and God knows how long Noah can finish the arc and accomplished all that He commanded, up to the time the flood came.

    “Since God wants all men to be saved, don’t you think Noah preached for decades before the Great Flood came?”
    – If you are a preacher, have you reached the whole area of Africa to preach the gospel? I believe a lot of people has not been reached yet given the technology today.
    – The knowledge we learned through listening comes in whenever we are asked like this one. That is one of the reasons why we can’t be fooled by people with questions like these with a purpose to distort the truth! I am not saying that you are one of them
    – So what if He preached in decades and he just accomplished an area where the flood happened?
    Genesis 7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

    The flood only affected those areas.

    “Do you really believe that a Great Flood concentrated in Turkey won’t overflow to the entire continent, if not the entire planet earth?”
    -is this statement based on your faith?
    -haven’t you considered the assumptions by our co-posters above?
    -when it overflows, are you insinuating that it would create a great flood too? Are you sure that Turkey’s area can be compared to the land area from Noah’s time and his location?

    PS

    “No clash of idea between cel d2 and myself. You just misunderstood the scientific language of those sentences.”

    My basis is the Bible. Now just like what bro Eli says, if we talk beyond what the bible states, we are just talking nonesense and it is better for us to stop. Magkwentuhan na lang tayo! Let’s just tell stories and keep the bible out of this nonsense.

  61. -My basis is the Bible. Now just like what bro Eli says, if we talk beyond what the bible states, we are just talking nonesense and it is better for us to stop. Magkwentuhan na lang tayo! Let’s just tell stories and keep the bible out of this nonsense.

  62. to”my secret identity”: Do you believe the dinosaurs?how old is it? Do you believe diamond?do you know how many years it takes to make a simple carbon into diamond? if not, John 3:12 “If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

  63. i dont know what samuel is talking about, i mean i just quoted what he said then analyzed his statement and found contradictions with them and then he said and i quote:”Like the main article, namimilosopo ka rin, ikaw ata ghost writer nung flood article eh. Mankind except for Noah’s family DAW kasi he was righteous DAW. kaya nga may ark eh. please don’t waste time in childish banter.”. I THINK YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS HAVING CHILD BANTERS HERE BECAUSE ALL I SAID COMES STRAIGHT FROM YOUR POST HERE. samuel, is it not YOU that is “namimilosopo” and not me like what you are accusing me? im just giving you a taste of your own medicine. do you want me to show you what intense analysis is all about? the flood that is the topic of this VERY SENSIBLE blog is what we call an EVENT and and event has essential elements in it among others are OCCURRENCE and TIME ELEMENT. when samuel said and i quote him:”marsupials of australia were spared as well since none of them are mentioned….. ” samuel is talking about MARSUPIALS ALREADY EXISTING AND CONTINUED TO EXIST EVEN AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF THE FLOOD. i consider what he said as an event since the existence of those marsupials occurred and in fact, even samuel consider it to be an event otherwise he will not mention it for his argument. using his “marsupial point” as a basis for his argument THAT THE FLOOD NEVER REALLY OCCURED, he IGNORED the fact that such event has a TIME ELEMENT for he commented and i quote him:”and the time that it ALLEGEDLY happened (according to the bible, approx 5000-6000 years ago) MARSUPIALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN AROUND FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS in Australia, China and other places.” samuel even used the bible to approximate the time THOSE MARSUPIALS ARE EXISTING AND STILL EXISTING AT THE TIME WHEN THE FLOOD OCCURRED. samuel even said and i quote:”(according to the bible, approx 5000-6000 years ago)” HE AGAIN FALSELY ACCUSED THE BIBLE OF SOMETHING THAT IT DID NOT EVEN SAID”(according to the bible, approx 5000-6000 years ago)” samuel, HOW DARE YOU QUOTE THE BIBLE OF SOMETHING IT DID NOT SAID!!! I AM CHALLENGING YOU SAMUEL TO PROVE YOUR STATEMENT”(according to the bible, approx 5000-6000 years ago)”! WHERE IN THE BIBLE CAN YOU FIND WHAT YOU ARE ACCUSING THE BIBLE THAT IT SAID SUCH??? I DARE YOU TO PROVE IT.

  64. i think i have one thing more to samuel because he said and i quote:”ikaw ata ghost writer nung flood article eh”. I THINK THIS SAMUEL IS BLIND BECAUSE HE ACCUSES THIS BLOG TO HAVE A GHOST WRITER LIKE WHAT HE IS! HAVE YOU NOT READ NEXT TO THE TITLE OF THE BLOG THAT THE WRITER WHO WROTE THIS BLOG WAS BRO. ELI? I THINK SAMUEL LACKS ENOUGH CRITICAL ENTHUSIASM FOR THIS KIND OF BLOG FORMAT FOR HE OR SHE SEEMS TO DISPLAY CARELESSNESS AND SHEER IMPULSIVENESS WHENEVER HE OR SHE COMMENTS ON ANYTHING.

  65. samuel, lets put science on a level playing field. i agree with you that NOT all scientist agree on anything whether they be evolutionists or creationists but you must agree with me that ALL scientists use a UNIFORM body of VERIFIED knowledge subject to logical refinements as determined by conditions existing at the time those verified knowledge is ACCEPTED as a scientific FACT right? on that premise, as i am presuming that you are intelligent, i will ask you: IF SCIENCE IS A PROGRESSIVE SET OF VERIFIED KNOWLEDGE (meaning science actually is an accumulation of TESTED and RETESTED procedures THROUGH physical materials), WHAT LEVEL OF SCIENCE ARE YOU USING TO VALIDATE YOUR ARGUMENT? IF THE SCIENCE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS THE ACTUAL ABSOLUTE TRUTH, THEN I WILL ASK YOU, WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF LIFE? WHY DO WE HAVE TO LIVE THIS LIFE? WHY IS IT THAT UNTIL NOW SCIENCE HAS NOT YET DETERMINED HOW TO PREVENT DEATH AMONG HUMANS? WHY IS IT THAT UNTIL NOW SCIENCE IS VERY MUCH UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE EXACT MEASUREMENT OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE OR THE SMALLEST ELEMENT OF MATTER? HOW SURE IS YOUR SCIENCE? IF YOUR SCIENCE IS PERFECTLY CERTAIN? WHY IS IT THAT THERE ARE EVOLUTIONIST AND CREATIONIST SCIENTISTS? WHY CANT THEY JUST AGREE ON THE SAME SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS USING THE SAME SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST LOGICAL EXPLANATION SAMUEL?

  66. I beg to disagree with your tolerance principle samuel!

    As Christians, we do not tolerate lies and imagination to corrupt the doctrines from the bible.

    We can allow assumptions here merely to raise a point but not necessarily accept it unless otherwise proven biblically correct.

    As I said before, the church mentioned by Paul in the bible which is the Church of God where we learned to enjoin ourselves to be members; and our faith are founded on the pillar and the ground of truth, it will stand the test of time, it shall remain forever.

    Why samuel say this: “You are an atheist in respect to all these gods, we just went one god further”?

    What is ultimately wrong with your principle, is that you learned to consider that other religions are true and even other gods are existing just to prove a point!

    But let me remind you, for your information. What makes our principle different is that should there be any other gods, we do not care because we have our God the Father who is above all things and power; and Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator that shall answer for us come the day of judgment.

    We ca be given all sort of questions under the sun and can still come out with biblical reasoning and always come to understanding, because we have the Spirit that guides us. We do not resort to storytelling just to prove a point.

    Whilst you as an atheist, you do not have any god but yourself. Why then should we believe you?

    Now, if an atheist insists that there is no God and say that they themselves can be merciful, this is what I can say, that with their belief, it just insinuates that they cannot be held responsible; they do not feel obligated; or even be held accountable to anyone, more so, to the Creator. Their belief insinuates that they are always capable of not following an order. And we know how chaotic a society can be without order, even the planets. They will just bump to each other and won’t even care.

    Atheists are the ones who have fanatical belief. They based their fate in “science” and to the extent of what their mind can reach. But aren’t there still left to discover like the fullness of earth or what not man can do? If they lack this technology, is this the real/whole truth they tend to proclaim being an Atheist?

    The life they insist, the life without God, is a life that can be compared to that of an animal. I see an askal (a street dog) that wanders around our place, it was seen by drunkards and was killed, turned into azucena (a delicacy). And what shall I say to the drunkards, “hey, please, do not kill the animal, because it’s wrong”? And because it is inhuman? What makes an atheist human? Is it because of force of nature? Isa ka lang bang singaw tapos paghinipan ng hangin, mawawala na? Are you just a fart, everybody notices til the smell disappears. Moreover, do they eat meat? If they do, then they are merciless too. For all they know, the life they have is tantamount to the life of that meat or even the plant they ate the last time. If they are seeking for mercy, they might as well starve to death. I said this because atheists insinuate that mercy toward others is their own decision to make.

    Personally before, I see no value in persons like an atheist, walang kuwenta. Because what good is it believing in science alone when they will just die, sooner or later. What good will that makes us believe them? Both of us are mortal beings, we die too.

    Of course they don’t care about what I say. But I learned that God wants all men to be saved, that means he values every human being, and Jesus Christ said, that we should all be respecter of men.

    My basis is the Bible. Now just like what bro Eli says, if we talk outside the bible, we are just talking none sense and resorting to story telling.

    Come, i enjoin you to return to our reality, accept our God, our Creator. Learn from your own Maker.

  67. Hey samuel, it has been a very exciting throwing of comments here in this post this past few days.

    One point of coming here is to learn something new.

    Just to share, I have been trying to solve my jigsaw puzzle of life before I became a member of ADD(Church of God Int’l).

    With every pieces of the puzzle, sometimes one fits as I place it on the board but the colors does not much. Sometimes, I force those big pieces in a small space. At the end, the colors does not much, there are big pieces covering small spaces, but I thought I have completed that part of the board and ready to complete the other side of that one whole big jigsaw puzzle.

    But now I learned that I have been using two big jigsaw puzzles pieces together with those other small ones. And I have been following a set of rules of a Rubik’s cube to finish my jigsaw puzzle. And had been listening to those who watches me, those who, indeed, has no idea what the picture on the puzzle looks like.

    I thought that Jesus is the person of three Gods. I thought that being gay is tantamount to condemnation to hell. I thought that my religion is the only true religion and everything outside of it are all anti-Christs. But we were taught that we do not need religion to be saved, we only need to believe!

    And believing these, a lot of questions pops up to my mind. It is unfair that god created me to be “gay” but I am not happy and yet I am bound for hell. It is so unfair! If Jesus is the only God, why was it that in the bible, one talks to the other as if there are two individuals, one speaks and the other listens? Why are there so many gods even in literature?

    I am on my way to finish my jigsaw puzzle. I have the right jigsaw puzzle board, the reality and my life too; I have the jigsaw pieces comprises of the truth that I need to accept, learn to complete my being; and the right direction, the bible and His divine guidance.

    As I am currently playing the jigsaw puzzle, I can now distinguish the size and even the color of the piece I am holding, unlike before.
    Some pieces of the puzzle has been correctly placed too.

    Should I find it hard to put a piece, there is someone who can direct me, bro Eli Soriano, with the help and mercy of our God.

    And I am not the only one playing the puzzle, there are a lot of us, together, putting the small and big pieces in its right and proper places.

  68. you know elman, these people(samuel included) will never accept statements of faith like what you are telling them BECAUSE THEY DONT BELIEVE IN A GOD WHICH THEY CANNOT SEE! anything that is BEYOND their percieved REALITY PARAMETERS will NEVER be recognized as REAL or EXISTING. for them, reality is restricted only to what they can SEE, HEAR, SMELL, HOLD and MEASURE, in other words, THEIR INFLEXIBLE MINDS COULD ONLY ACCEPT THINGS THAT CAN BE ACCEPTED BY THE METRIC SYSTEM. they FAIL to realize that THERE ARE REALITIES BEYOND WHAT THE METRIC SYSTEM CAN MEASURE OR AS CAN BE PERCIEVED BY HUMAN SENSES. if you elman could notice in this fiery exchange of comments THAT THESE PEOPLE REALLY ARE CONFUSED, LOST and EXTREMELY DISORIENTED just like samuel and there is a reason for that elman, THESE PEOPLE DESPERATELY NEEDS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE TO FILL UP THE HOLE CREATED BY THE LIMITS OF THEIR BEING(PHYSICAL FLESH) but i am certain elman that these people WILL fail because THEIR SEARCH WILL PROVE TO BE FUTILE IF THEY WOULD ACT ONLY WITHIN THE FRAME OF MIND WHICH THEY CURRENTLY HAVE. samuel, dont tell me its been over and done already in your heart, I KNOW THAT YOU TOO IS SEARCHING FOR THE REASON FOR YOUR BEING FOR I BELIEVE YOU ARE A RATIONAL PERSON. IT MAY NOT BE ABOUT THE ISSUE ABOUT GOD ANYMORE, IT COULD BE AN ISSUE OF CONCIOUSNESS AND BEING. WHY DO WE KNOW WE EXIST SAMUEL? DO WE REALLY HAVE TO LIVE THIS LIFE? WHAT FOR?

  69. Neutrinos are elementary particles denoted by the letter ν. Travelling at or close to the speed of light, lacking electric charge and able to pass through ordinary matter almost undisturbed, they are extremely difficult to detect. Neutrinos may have a minuscule (but non-zero) mass, too small to be measured at this time.

    Recent results from Fermi Lab’s MiniBooNE experiment have brought into question neutrino oscillation [1]and thus the assertion neutrinos have mass. Without mass, neutrinos, like photons, could travel at the speed of light.

    Neutrinos are created as a result of certain types of radioactive decay or nuclear reactions such as those in the sun, in nuclear reactors, or when cosmic rays hit atoms. There are three types, or “flavors”, of neutrinos: electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos; each type also has an antimatter partner, an antineutrino. Electron neutrinos or antineutrinos are generated whenever neutrons change into protons or vice versa, the two forms of beta decay.

    Most neutrinos which pass through the Earth emanate from the sun, and more than 50 trillion solar electron neutrinos pass through the human body every second.

    SOURCE:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino

    SAMUEL, WHAT LEVEL OF SCIENCE ARE YOU INTO?

  70. NEUTRINOS ARE ABLE TO PASS THROUGH ORDINARY MATTER ALMOST UNDISTURBED, THEY ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO DETECT. samuel may be wondering, SO WHATS THE POINT? the point is THERE IS A POSIBILITY THAT SPIRITS CAN EXIST FROM AN ATHEIST PERSPECTIVE. IM NOT SAYING SPIRITS DO EXIST, IM JUST SAYING ITS NOT IMPOSIBLE FOR SCIENCE TO RECOGNIZE ITS EXISTENCE. SCIENCE, AFTER ALL, IS AN EVER CHANGING BODY OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE. EVEN SAMUEL IS VERY MUCH UNSURE AND UNCERTAIN WHERE HIS SCIENCE WILL TAKE HIM. SO FOR SAMUEL HEAR THIS, DONT BE SO HASTY IN GIVING ABSOLUTE CONCLUSIONS. THAT IS THE REASON WHY I AM ASKING YOU, WHAT LEVEL OF SCIENCE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? am i making sense here now samuel?

  71. i am proud to be one of the lucky person in this world to have met bro. eli, this article is one of a kind, and nobody in this world could ever say it unlike bro. eli. may the Lord continue to shower you with knowledge from the scriptures to share not only to your countryment, but also to fellow people in other countries. Thanks be to God for giving us this kind of teacher.

  72. hi quiel

    Actually, it is God who wants all men to be saved. Let us not give up on them. If we will not talk, they would not even have a clue that there are people who speaks logically, spiritually speaking. That there are people of God who cares.

    And may the Atheist come to their senses that it is them that is left to decide whom to believe in.

  73. to cel D2: FOR YOUR INFO.IF YOU KNOW SOME BASIC MATHEMATICS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE IN NOAH’S GENERATION THAT THEY CAN COVER THE WHOLE WORLD.

  74. antonio,

    Why bring a pair of every living creature (beast or fowl) into the arc? Are u saying that those fowls never flew outside Turkey? Or those animals never went out of Turkey? I f they did, why bring a pair of every living creature (beast or fowl) into the arc?

    By the way, antonio, statistics is not basic math, for your info, just in case the word “stat” is not in your grade school level vocabulary.

    Hi PA.

  75. Hello Bro. Eli

    This is one of your mesmerizing topics.As always I do agree with your biblical and logical thinking,I remember watching a scientific portrayal of what really happened in the flood of noah epic,I dont know what date exactly when it was shown,but it was a national geographic presentation i think, and there some scientists dispute that the flood was global,it was only regional or local,and why it was enormously popular and known throughout was because some people were nomads and came to know the story thus it spread further.is this true bro.eli. Anyways,I AM STILL AT AWE!!! with the topic you raised last pasalamat ng kapatiran,PRAISE GOD AND ALL GLORY BELONGS TO HIM,GOD BLESS YOU BRO.ELI. WE LOVE YOU

  76. I’d like to say that there are many people in this planet who do not believe in God,and yet,they like to play God.These are called megalomaniacs,they deny the existence of God these atheists if we’d analyze them with the way they speak and the way they held themselves in a pedestal.They do not pursue any laws of God and Religion,they are law among themselves,they obfuscate the truth,and what dims the truth for them?their Ego!! Some would say we, the followers and listeners of Bro. Eli are fanatics, I DON’T THINK SO, AND I BEG TO DIFFER WITH YOUR POINT,WHOEVER SAID THAT,IS THE ONE WHO IS A FANATIC.We can’t be considered fanatics,how so?because we discern,we analyzed,we think, and further more we are not blind followers, we listen first and and we judged what we hear,a fanatic or a zealot listens to no reason,does not deliberate,and often is unconscionable,and I, by the grace of God, say amen to the teachings of bro. Eli.

  77. First off, I’ve just finished reading a few articles and I have to say, that for someone who is professing bible knowledge these articles lack the biblical foundation and understanding of a grade schooler.

    What I mean to say is, you talked about Noah’s flood and you go on about a worldwide flood and the word used for earth but the word used doesn’t change the context of anything, Most people understand that when the word earth is used it is speaking of the land or ground that’s not an issue but even if it was that doesn’t have anything at all to do with the world being completely flooded.

    I just think before one attacks an undeveloped culture that they should at least be able to make a coherent point or at the very least speak something that would provoke a tangible response.

    Just my thoughts.
    I’m not an athority on the subject but I do know that the bible teaches that the Holy Ghost reveals the scripture to us and I just happen to believe God and his Word.

    Steve

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  80. I came into Bro El,i’s blog rather late, but as I go over the varied comments, the pros and the cons, I feel happy that there are many commentators here as compared to other ‘worldly’ blogs that dwell more on modern tattoos, pornography, etc. At least here, even the so called ‘atheist to my surprise are also reading the bible and they even cite many verses. It is a good start for them and we believers of the TRUTH as preached by Bro Eli and Bro Daniel should be happy. ROMANS 10:17-So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of GOD. Thru this blog I have faith that the so called unbelievers will eventually realize that Bro Eli and Bro Daniel are instruments used by GOD to spread the GOSPEL and the TRUTH that many will be saved. The story of Noah and the floods is incidental to the exchange of comments that might led ‘unbelievers’ to return to GOD’s ways. The simple truth that there are fossils of water creatures in the mountains and high places not reached by ordinary floods are beyond the explanation of scientist. The ‘prism’ effect of the RAINBOW, a very clear manifestation of GOD’s covenant is similarly beyond the grasp of scientist. Many people, and humbly, I say I am one of them, had many times been under the most trying and difficult situation of life and death, yet the ONE TRUE BIBLICAL GOD that we believed in [thanks to Bro Eli and Bro Daniel] is always there with a helping hand, to save. There is GOD, and I pray that others will not be placed in a similar predicament, calling GOD for help and salvation, before believing in the ALMIGHTY GOD. We in the CHURCH OF GOD International are lucky and fortunate enough to be given the likes of Bro Eli and Bro Daniel as leaders. We always pray for their safety, health, and strenght, in flesh and spirit, that they may continue with their mission, against all risks to their life, health, and personal needs. WE LOVE AND GLORIFY YOU LORD GOD.

  81. Let us subject to God’s wisdom.

    Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

    Proverbs 26:12
    King James Version

  82. There was really a Great Flood that covered the whole earth of long ago in entirety because I have been in Tabriz, Iran and we saw embedded sea shells on the sides of eroded mountain peaks and even on the sides. I thought somebody could have gone into picnic and left the shells up there but the shells are only preserved because they were embedded and only exposed when the mountain sides eroded. Additionally, aside from the shell years of embedment, the place is too far from the sea and to my surprise the shells of different kinds are all around the different places even on the slopes of the hills. One Iranian told me that long ago the place was under water but he could not tell when. So, I can only conclude that the Great Flood is true. Another proof of evidence are the existing salt lakes around the world for example one in Urmiyeh in Iran also that you have to ride in a boat or a ship to cross over to the other side. I have not been there but those that went told me including the Iranians living near the place. I am not a scientist nor any one that have knowledge how salt lakes are formed but in my opinion, evaporation cannot dry up the place of enormous volume of water that could have been the remnants of the Great Flood wherein the big volumes of water accumulated and settled in low places forming lakes or like a sea in different places of the world. The water in my knowledge is extremely salty and non-habitable to ordinary marine life. I can only assume that no fresh water spring is available in the salt lakes.
    One thing I am sure of is “God with its infinite Wisdom, Intelligence, Power, Might, Mercy and Lovingkindness deserve all the Glory, Praises and Honor forever for all His Wonderful Creations for the benefit of mankind. Amen.” We owe that much from Him.

  83. To Rhina #92,
    There are many peoples that are instruments of God though we can say not aware of the Bible but doing and practicing good that are stored in their hearts. I say this because I have been a stranger in several countries working abroad in years and as what I observed there are good kind people I met in those places of different nationalities offering goods, food, services and assistance for free not expecting anything in return just having this kind of principle that whatever they do they have done to themselves, there are also atheists I met along the way but though they don’t believe in the existence of God but they do good whether for the show or not I don’t know but in my curiousity although they don’t believe but they do good and their principles are good enough which is better than peoples that are godly in form but their practices and habits are different from their outward appearances. You know Rhina I strongly believe that atheists doing good cannot be condemned because when I asked one of them who holds a high position, a Consultant in our Company with high degree of knowledge education and experience, you know what I found his questions proved his ignorance of the Words of God. What we can only do is pray for them as we do for sinners and request for God mercy to open up their hearts and mind to come back to the fold of God. There are many things in this world that are really hard to understand and we can just leave them up to God.

  84. Indian Mythology says Matsya (Fish in Sanskrit) was the first Hindu Prophet, called Avatara of Vishnu.

    According to legend, the mantri to the king of pre-ancient Dravida, Satyavrata who later becomes known as Manu was washing his hands in a river when a little fish swam into his hands and begged him to save its life. He put it in a jar, which it soon outgrew; he successively moved it to a tank, a river and then the ocean. The fish then warned him that a deluge would occur in a week that would destroy all life. Manu therefore built a boat which the fish towed to a mountaintop when the flood came, and thus he survived along with some “seeds of life” to re-establish life on earth. This land or kingdom of Dravida that was ruled over by Satyavrata or Manu might have been an original, greater Dravida, that might have stretched from Madagascar and East Africa to Southernmost India and further to Southeast Asia and Australia.

  85. The article makes sense and is scientifically true! Now my belief that a world wide flood never happened and the flood actually happened within a region only has a biblical proofs! Because as I read the chapters about this great flood, you might think of how Noah was able to put all the species of animals in pairs? Was he able to go on tour around the globe? If so, after the flood, was he able to distribute the species of animals around the globe as it is right now? It is logical to think that the flood only happened on a certain region and he was only able to gather animals within the region he lived in. Because if a world wide flood actually happened, why is it that there are different species of animals in different parts of the globe like Kangaroos in Australia, Panda Bears in China, etc.. If a world wide flood actually happened, these creatures will all perish also and no way can Noa gather all the species in pairs from all parts of the globe and after the flood no way can he redistribute them all around the globe not even if he lived that long. Thanks be to God!!!!

  86. to celd2

    brother eli is correct about local flood. because in GENESIS 2:6 there is only one whole land (not partially as of now), why do i say that there is only one whole land @ that time? because the verse says that one cloud is set to water the whole earth….so if one cloud is needed..therefore only one land has to be watered….that’s why the verse did’nt say that several clouds watered the whole earth.

    the theory of pangea is definitely Biblical

    so then, creatures most likely are concentrated in one place only…therefore God is very very wise than human to flood only the portion where it was intended to be flooded, isn’t it?

    why will God flood those portions of the whole earth where there will no be intended to be flood of.

    therefore logically and biblically what was happened is a local flood.

    don’t ask how about those birds flew to other side of the land? because that’s impertinent because God can use other medium for them to die instead of flood…..

    dont ask why Noah did not go to other places which they will be saved from flood because God is the one commanded him to build an ark and aboard all animal species….are you questioning what God have commanded noah? you’re an anti Christ if that so…..

    all living things died aside from what aboard in the ark. so there is no contradiction when Jesus comes.

  87. I just wonder: Why do Atheists openly criticize the Bible “only” when in fact, Muslims, who also believe in their own god (with Jesus and Noah as some of their prophets) also have their own religious scripture, the Qur’an…Could it be that they can easily attack Christian belief as Christians would never kill an atheist only for mere stupid opinion.. Therefore, Atheists do not touch the Muslim god as Muslims may instantly declare a Jihad and wipe all Atheists off the earth! Atheists were are your balls? I can’t wait for your stand on other major denominations including Islamic! Muslims are great in number too (second to Christianity) and perhaps you could convert Muslims who are god-believers too.

    People, as you can see with the site called godisimaginary.com, only the Bible is being criticized by the author to disprove God and his existence.. Atheists beliefs are biased.. they criticize Christians because it is the most comfortable thing to do so.

  88. I would like to note that what you said about Colossians 1:23 is incorrect in that Paul wrote “was preached to every creature under heaven” you are correct to say that Paul would be a fool to think that he could preach the word to every creature on the earth seeing as he could not possibly do this; however, the quote is “was preached to every creature under heaven” the correct response is not presume that he is saying he himself shall preach to every creature rather it “was preached” this implies general revelation, the idea that every creature has seen God’s truth, as the epistles state that “no man is without excuse”(please excuse me as I do not have the biblical reference for I am human)this leads me to believe that Paul means general revelation and according to the laws of hermeneutics this is what I believe to be the original meaning and not your over implied meaning.

    I feel your argument is intriguing; however, I am always skeptical of a man’s word and that you have an absolute hatred for those who do not agree with you.

    What binds us as Christians is Christ and Christ alone and we should look upon the theological differences we have with others as just that a difference and in that way show them the love of our creator who was our substitutionary sacrifice and the way you attack people who believe in a global flood is a poor showing of Christ’s love. I appeal to your sense of love for Christ so I urge you to show compassion to those whom you might disagree with.

  89. I could give you something to think.. 🙂

    2Pet.3: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
    7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
    … See More
    As you can see, that world that was overflowed with water , has PERISHED. “BUT” the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

    Romans.12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  90. It’s not logical for God to flood the whole world when the unrighteous men that are mention in the Genesis is just in one part of the world. It is very clear in 2 Pet.3:6 that some assumed it to be worldwide flood.

    2Pet.3: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
    7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

    As you can see, that world that was overflowed with water , has PERISHED. “BUT” the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
    The purpose for GOD to flood is for the ungodly men will perished in the place where Noah is present.

    Romans.12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

  91. the flood was not global, and its not local either. God flooded the world, the known world or countries during that time. not including countries that was never known or discovered that time like the Philippines.

  92. regarding the worldwide flood.. it is idiotic to a person who could not differentiates a piece of land.. country or field from the word EARTH. when you say earth means the globe or the whle world mr soriano.

  93. it seems to me that GOD has not perfected his will.. a simple reason he cursed his creations. burned, the earth flood as you are saying killing great numbers of humankind. he sent his only begotten son… why all of these?? God is a failure.

  94. I am just a commoner, and I am very thankful to God that there is somebody (Bro.Eli) who tackled this matter seriously. I do have question about that flood before, maybe because of what I heard from non-believers, but upon reading this article, questions answered Scientifically and Biblically speaking, I left not in doubt. It just that we had to be opened or be elastic (as rubber) as Bro. Eli said above when we read words from the Scripture. Read first before we complain.

    Very well explained. Thanks be to God.

    Response to Altheos Dejesus:

    It seems Mr. Altheos did not read the whole article that is why he commented and assumed that earth is equal to world/globe and later shows his disbelief to God. It is sad to think that when someone cannot comprehend certain event in the Scriptures, he will believe not to Creator. When in school, when you cannot comprehend your teacher’s lesson, you still believe in her and study hard by listening and research. Is it not possible to do the same in religion?

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