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Whether the Flood of Noah was global or local in extent is a crucial question. This is because ultimately what is at stake is the authority of all of God's Word.
In the depths of the world’s ocean, catastrophe struck. The seafloor suddenly broke open in the middle, while the edges began diving into the mantle below. The crack in the seafloor spread around the globe.
A final evidence of the universal extent of the Flood is the Rainbow Covenant. Not only does it confirm the supernatural uniqueness of this global catastrophe, it proves its universality. This divine promise was made to the earth itself.
It would have been during such periods of exposure that dinosaurs, for example, walked across such exposed surfaces and left behind their footprints, which were then buried and fossilized when the water levels rose and brought new sediments in.
If there really was a catastrophic global Flood as described in Genesis, there should be global evidence left behind. How well does this match up with reality?
Horseshoe crab’s death march into the pages of history is consistent with the Genesis account of the global Flood.
The question of the nature of the Flood account found in Genesis 6–9 is ultimately a question of biblical authority. Are we to start with the Bible as our absolute source of truth, or are we to take
Dr. John Whitcomb, one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Answers for Pastors conference, discusses the importance of a global Flood to a proper understanding of Genesis.
God could not have been more clear in Genesis—this was a unique global catastrophic Flood, an act of divine judgment against a sinful world.
It may surprise many readers that the secular press is acknowledging the Genesis Flood. Of course, what’s not so surprising is that the acknowledgment is only a reference to a hypothesized local flood that doesn’t match the biblical account.
A well-known Presbyterian minister and author/editor in Australia has taken great offence at a recent article that promotes a worldwide Flood.
While there may have been some localised post-Flood disasters, the sedimentary deposits of a continental scale can only have been deposited by the Flood.
In a recent article from the Washington Post, explorer Robert Ballard (discoverer of the Titanic) led a team to the Black Sea in search of evidence for Noah’s Flood.
Until fairly modern times, people in Western countries have basically believed that the Bible was God's Word, and, by and large, believed what it said.
Not too long ago, a scientist who claims to believe the Bible and calls himself a creationist, came to the Institute for Creation Research to confront us with our error of teaching a recent creation.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.