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theophilus

Local flood and local fire?

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Genesis 6-9 tells the story of Noah. Mankind had grown so evil that God decided to send a flood to destroy them. Noah and his family were the only righteous people left in the world so God told him to build an ark to save his family and to take into the ark one pair of each kind of animal to save them from extinction.

 

Some Christians believe the flood was not really world wide but confined to the local area where Noah lived. If you are one of them I would be interested in hearing your opinion about something Peter wrote.

 

Scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

 

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

(2 Peter 3:3-7 ESV)

 

He said that in the past the world was deluged with water and perished and that in the future the heavens and earth that now exist will be destroyed with fire. If only part of the earth perished in the flood does that mean that the fire that will come in the future will only burn up part of the earth?

 

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Below is information explaining a possible local flood:

http://www.godandscience.org/apologe...ocalflood.html

I think the fire in the future will devour the entire universe.

 

I read the article, the first paragraph seemed like a stretch to me. God separated the earth from the water, that was the first time there was any earth, so the earth was not flooded before that point. Plasm 104:9 doesn't seem to fit with the creation account.

 

Then there's other things that make me think a world wide flood occurred.

#1. Why couldn't Noah travel some place else.

#2. Why did the water take so long to recide? 47 days I think it was. At day 40 the tops of the mountains could just be seen.

#3. There's good evedance of world wide flood. Examles: closed oyster she'll on top of mount Everest, Dino eggs on the higher parts of the grand canyon, all those fossils....

#4. What is the reason for reason for interpreting Scripture that way?

 

I should probably not make this into a debate, but.

 

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I read the article, the first paragraph seemed like a stretch to me. God separated the earth from the water, that was the first time there was any earth, so the earth was not flooded before that point. Plasm 104:9 doesn't seem to fit with the creation account.

 

Then there's other things that make me think a world wide flood occurred.

#1. Why couldn't Noah travel some place else.

#2. Why did the water take so long to recide? 47 days I think it was. At day 40 the tops of the mountains could just be seen.

#3. There's good evedance of world wide flood. Examles: closed oyster she'll on top of mount Everest, Dino eggs on the higher parts of the grand canyon, all those fossils....

#4. What is the reason for reason for interpreting Scripture that way?

 

I should probably not make this into a debate, but.

 

Yeah, it could have been a global flood. This is one source which provides evidence that it was a local flood which I thought would be good to discuss.

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Yeah, it could have been a global flood. This is one source which provides evidence that it was a local flood which I thought would be good to discuss.

 

I guess it's more important to know that all life except Noah's crew were destroyed because of their sins.

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I guess it's more important to know that all life except Noah's crew were destroyed because of their sins.

 

Yeah, that is the most important part, I agree.

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