The Flood of Noah’s day (2348 BC) was a year-long global catastrophe that destroyed the pre-Flood world, reshaped the continents, buried billions of creatures, and laid down the rock layers. It was God’s judgment on man’s wickedness and only eight righteous people, and representatives of every kind of land animal, were spared aboard the Ark.
Did Noah experience a local flood which left only a few sediment layers, as floods do today? God’s record is clear: the water covered the entire globe and killed all the animals on earth. Such unique conditions are the only way to explain worldwide fossil-bearing layers thousands of feet deep.
Geologists repeatedly discover the catastrophic effects of local flooding on the earth’s surface, resulting in the same conclusion each time: that substantial amounts of water can have the same geological effect in a short period of time (even laying down rock layers) that hypothesized millions of years of slow water flow would have.
Like people today, almost certainly the people of Noah’s day were busy enjoying the pleasures of life and did not believe or care that judgment was coming. In 2 Peter 2:5, Noah is described as a “
preacher of righteousness.”
Psalm 104:6–9 sheds important additional light on the geological effects of the Flood. “The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which You established for them” (vs. 8).
Are current, slow geologic processes the key to understanding earth’s past, or was history marked by a global, earth-shaping catastrophe?
Flood legends abound globally across many distinct cultures. These legends point to the reality of the global Flood and the integrity of the account in Genesis.
Was the Genesis Flood merely a localized event or was it a global catastrophe that judged and destroyed the world of that time?
How should the Ice Age, glaciers, and wooly mammoths be understood within the framework of the Bible’s history?
The purpose of the articles in this series is to raise ideas about Noah, his world, the Ark, and the Flood in ways that most people have not considered before.
Responding to Hugh Ross’ local flood arguments and naturalistic assumptions, while making sense of a biblical, global flood.
The Scriptures are silent on the issue of whether there were any volcanoes or earthquakes in the world before the Flood, but we do know there were mountains.
How could neat uniform sedimentary rock layers be deposited during the Flood cataclysm with all the fast-moving waters?
Geologists are uncovering evidence that meteors struck the earth throughout the Flood. Could they even have played a role in starting the Flood?
You can’t separate the truth about God’s work in the physical world from spiritual truths without drastic consequences.
Forests in Antarctica? This frigid, forbidding continent is full of surprising evidences for the worldwide flood.
What evidence do we see that a global Flood devastated the earth’s surface during Noah’s day—on a scale unlike anything we see today?
Sometimes nature gives us a glimpse at the possibilities during the flood. Such a glimpse was provided by a recent ice storm on the mountains of Hawaii.
Secular scientists see evidence of global catastrophe on Venus and Mars. So why can’t they admit the evidence on earth?
Christians need not be intimidated by “scientific” pronouncements that deny the clear words of Genesis. Evidences for the Flood are everywhere if your assumptions don’t blind you to them.
Where is all that water [from the Flood] now? Our planet is covered in 70% water, so the water from the Flood is still here, making up our oceans!
According to God’s Word, the great Flood of Noah’s day was the most devastating catastrophe in history. Noah’s Flood ripped apart the earth. We’re not talking about boulders but whole mountains. In some places, slabs the size of cities slid dozens of miles in minutes.
We can only imagine what happened after the Flood! Consider five major examples of catastrophes that reshaped the planet.
As Christians we need to consider the account of the Flood (and other judgement passages) in light of what the Bible states about God and humanity.
People often refer to rock layers as though the earth is made of solid rock, impervious to water. Thankfully, this isn’t true.
Some Christians claim Noah’s Flood was local, and it doesn’t really matter what we believe about it. Does this view hold water?
We’ve always heard that oil and water don’t mix, but sometimes water and water don’t mix.
Animals can show up in the oddest places and make evolutionists scratch their heads as is the case with the newly discovered monkey fossils.
Misunderstandings are on full display when it comes to the biblical account of the Flood. Are you guilty of any of these ten common misconceptions?
The Flood is impossible because one of the Grand Canyon’s layers was deposited in a desert. Or so evolutionists claim. Do the facts back them up?
These beautiful bows remind me of my parents’ teaching of what the Bible says about God’s purpose in giving us the rainbow.
We do not reject any evidence that is found, whether it is an ancient tool or fossilized bones. What we often reject are the interpretations of this data.
There are at least three problems with Hugh Ross’ local flood model which render it physically impossible. This is in addition to numerous biblical issues.PDF Download
Dr. Danny Faulkner analyzes Dr. Walt Brown’s determination of the date of the Flood within his hydroplate model using the orbits of two comets.PDF Download
Have you ever been “tongue-tied” when asked to provide geologic evidence that the Genesis Flood really did occur, just as the Bible describes?
Genesis records the details of the Flood in a sequence we would not expect. That’s for a reason.
Who cares about the details of the Flood? This flippant attitude opened the door for attacks on the historicity of Genesis.
Critics assert that two different dates are given for when the earth was dry after the global Flood. Michael Belknap, AiG–U.S., explains.
Two tropical cyclones were simulated with the NCAR WRF model to determine if warm sea-surface temperatures would cause them to intensify into hypercanes and follow similar storm tracks as the originPDF Download
Abruptness of ancient oceanic alterations fit the Flood.
A hypercyclone was simulated over the Arabian Sea to test enhanced precipitation over the Middle East and explain evidence for greater vegetation in the past.PDF Download
Old-earth creationists such as Hugh Ross claim Psalm 104:6–9 refers to the Creation Week, but a closer look shows otherwise.
Certain features of the “Upper Cretaceous” period correspond closely with the biblical account of the Noachian Flood around day 150, and uniformitarian explanations for “chalk” are inadequate.PDF Download
The uniformitarians believe that the couplets in the Green River Formation are varves, but evidence militates against this interpretationPDF Download
Amid the otherworldly Death Valley of California, geologists are seeing a 1941 stream diversion carve out the land before their very eyes.