Was Noah’s Flood Local?

Popular Ark Misconceptions

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Part 1



This is Ken Ham, president and CEO of the life-size Noah’s Ark south of Cincinnati.


The idea that the Flood of Noah’s day was just a local flood has been gaining popularity with many Christians. Where does this idea come from?

Definitely not from the Bible! It is a forced interpretation—an attempt to fit millions of years into the Bible.

But a local flood has many problems. How were all the mountains covered with water? Why even build an Ark? The animals, and even Noah and his family could have just moved out of the area.

Also how could every land-dwelling thing be destroyed? And God said He’d never send another flood like it, but there have been hundreds of local floods since then.

The idea of a local flood ignores the biblical teaching about the global nature of this event.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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