Geology and the Flood

Geology and the Flood

It was the Church’s fault that the geologists of two centuries ago abandoned the Biblical Flood model and went off on their current tangent with its utter rejection of the Biblical story. Up until that time Christians had never seriously considered the implications of the Genesis account of the great flood, thinking it was just a story about a lot of rain. Therefore, the geologists of the time considered the Biblical model to be forty days and nights of rain and realized that was not enough water to flood the entire surface of the Earth, What a shame.

Evolutionary Geology

Modern geology (evolutionary, humanistic geology) tells a story about its observations. It’s like one of those forensic detective shows on TV where a recreation of the past is constructed from subtle clues. On TV, the construction of a case invariably leads to a confrontation with the suspect and confession of the crime. Unfortunately for geologists, the Earth never confesses what really happened. The storytelling can never be confirmed.

Biblical View of Earth History

Genesis 7 establishes that there was a global flood as it reads, "And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered. Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered." The waters covered the planet for a year until Noah, his wife, and their sons and daughters-in-law were finally able to leave the ark and start to repopulate the Earth. We're not told explicitly how the Earth was affected, but we can imagine. Many of the geologic features resulting from the flood were not the result of long slow processes, but rapid catastrophic events.

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