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Have you ever wondered what it was like when Noah first stepped off the Ark? Imagine the changes!
It had been over a year since God shut the door and placed His seal of protection on the eight humans and the animal cargo that He sent to the massive wooden structure. Once the thick door closed, the earth shook, and the fountains of the great deep burst forth. Beneath the shoreless ocean’s raging surface, the face of the planet totally changed.
Every person, every land animal, and every bird outside the Ark perished in God’s awesome judgment of mans’ sinful rebellion that started in the Garden of Eden. Now, even Eden was no more.
Superheated water had exploded up through the ocean, high into the sky. It mixed with rain in pounding torrents. For five months the Ark floated freely. Then it came to rest on the submerged mountains of Ararat.
“Building our thinking on God’s Word is the only way to understand God’s world correctly. Scientists who deny the Bible can’t explain the Ice Age, but the worldwide Flood of Noah’s day provides the key that unlocks its mysteries. How can we hope to explain the history of the world if we reject the one infallible account given by the one true God who was there? I hope this issue of Answers will inspire you with the power of God’s Word to make sense of our world.”
Ken Ham, President/CEO, Answers in Genesis–USA
During the next seven months, Noah and his family continued to care for the animals that God had sent to replenish the planet. The water receded and vegetation spread across the desolate, broken earth. Noah sent out birds, and undoubtedly he and his family scanned the sky and landscape. Genesis 8:13 says that they even removed the covering of the Ark, probably basking in as much sunlight and fresh air as they had opportunity.
Finally, God told the Ark’s passengers to depart, and to be fruitful and refill the earth. The animals left as they had entered; one kind after the other. In thanksgiving to the Creator, Noah prepared a sacrifice, and God was pleased.
God then gave the rainbow as a reminder that He would never again send a flood to cover the entire earth.
But what happened after the rainbow? What about the years between the end of the Flood and the dispersion at Babel? What changed in the land, sea, and animals after the Tower of Babel?
In this issue of Answers—by using God’s Word as their absolute foundation—creation scientists and other researchers reveal what led to the Ice Age, what happened around the world as it spread, and how long it continued.
Friend, prepare yourself. The timing of the Ice Age is extremely important in understanding the rest of history, and there is tremendous evidence that it was both recent and rapid.
All for Him,
Dale T. Mason, Publisher
P.S. As this issue was at the printer, we learned creationist pioneer Dr. Duane Gish had passed away. In our next issue, we will recall the legacy of this godly man famed as a creation debater and author.