Originally published Tuesday, 14 October 2014.
You most likely remember the 1984 Tina Turner hit song, What's Love Got to Do With It? Not sure what Ms. Turner decided about love, but, for the next few posts we are going to consider a brief overview of the Noetic Flood account (Genesis 6-9) and determine, What's the Flood Got to Do With It? (You can thank me later for planting that song in your head for the rest of the day!) I think we will find that the world-wide flood of Noah's time has everything to do with the world we see today, and the condition of the world we will see in the end-times prior to Jesus return.
As we begin to unfold the events of Genesis 6-9, lets commence with a few facts concerning the Noetic flood:
1. From the time God closed the door of the Ark, to the day Noah’s family and the animals departed, was 371 days.
2. The flood had to be global in scope for the following to be necessary:
- The need for the Ark: Why not simply mass exodus with family and animals during the 120 years from God’s command to build the Ark and Noah’s family entering it?
- The size of the Ark: The gross tonnage was about 13,960 tons placing it within the category of large metal ocean-going vessels today.
- All the high mountains were covered. (Genesis 7:19-20) The flood would have had to be global in scope for the waters to cover even one high mountain…let alone all the high mountains. Water seeks its’ own level therefore the water would have had to cover the entire earth to cover one high mountain.
(The Genesis Flood, Whitcomb and Morris, p. 10)
3. It is imperative that we understand the flood condensation did not come from water found in the cloud coverage. “If all the water in the earth’s atmosphere were to condense, only an average of one inch of rain would fall.” (In the Beginning, Walt Brown, p. 362) However, if we flattened the mountain ranges and lifted the ocean basins then there would be enough water to cover the earth over two miles high.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. (Genesis 7:11-12)
- “Fountains of the greet deep” refer to subterranean water chambers 10 miles underneath the earth’s surface.
- The opening of the great deep left a permanent scar on the earth called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. (Click here for Google Images.)
- The scar, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, is composed of basalt rock which is found in the interior of the earth.
- See full explanation of Dr. Walt Brown's Hydro-Plate Theory at www.creationscience.com.
Perhaps you, like me, didn't give the Flood Account a second thought in reference to the scientific and geologic ramifications of such a catastrophe. Perhaps, you focused instead on the animals going in two-by-two and the picturesque rainbow scene thereafter. However, once we look at Noah's Flood in such a way, it will change our view of the earth and the scientific information of our secular society. Additionally, our understanding of multiple texts we encounter when reading the Bible will be further enlightened and read with added meaning.