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For me there is proof all right, but you need to understand the bible, science and geography.
The Flood Waters.
It has been said that if all the moisture in the atmosphere were suddenly released as rain it would not amount to even a couple of inches if spread
over the earth’s surface.
So from what source was this vast deluge of Noah’s day? According to the Genesis account, God said to Noah: “Here I am bringing the deluge [or,
“heavenly ocean”; Heb., mab·bul′] of waters upon the earth.” (Ge 6:17,) Describing what happened, the next chapter says: “All the springs
of the vast watery deep were broken open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.” (Ge 7:11) So overwhelming was the Deluge that “all the
tall mountains that were under the whole heavens came to be covered.”—Ge 7:19.
Where did this “heavenly ocean” come from? The Genesis account of creation tells how on the second “day” God made an expanse about the earth,
and this expanse (called “Heaven”) formed a division between the waters below it, that is, the oceans, and the waters above it. (Ge 1:6-8) The
waters suspended above the expanse evidently remained there from the second “day” of creation until the Flood.
This is what the apostle Peter was talking about when he recounted that there “were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water
and in the midst of water by the word of God.” Those “heavens” and the waters above and beneath them were the means that God’s word called
into operation, and “by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water.” (2Pe 3:5, 6)
Various explanations have been offered as to how the water was held aloft until the Flood and as to the processes that resulted in its falling. But
these are only speculative. The Bible says simply that God made the expanse with waters above it and that he brought the Deluge. His almighty power
could easily accomplish it.
Since, as the Genesis account says, “all the tall mountains” were covered with water, where is all that water now? Evidently it is right here on
the earth. It is believed that there was a time when the oceans were smaller and the continents were larger than they are now, as is evidenced by
river channels extending far out under the oceans. It should also be noted that scientists have stated that mountains in the past were much lower than
at present, and some mountains have even been pushed up from under the seas. As to the present situation, it is said that “there is ten times as
much water by volume in the ocean as there is land above sea level. Dump all this land evenly into the sea, and water would cover the entire earth,
one and one-half miles deep.” (National Geographic) So, after the flood waters fell, but before the raising of mountains and the lowering of seabeds
and before the buildup of polar ice caps, there was more than enough water to cover “all the tall mountains,” as the inspired record says.—Ge
Effect on the Earth.
With the Deluge great changes came, for example, the life span of humans dropped very rapidly. Some have suggested that prior to the Flood the waters
above the expanse shielded out some of the harmful radiation and that, with the waters gone, cosmic radiation genetically harmful to man increased.
However, the Bible is silent on the matter. Incidentally, any change in radiation would have altered the rate of formation of radioactive carbon-14 to
such an extent as to invalidate all radiocarbon dates prior to the Flood.
With the sudden opening of the ‘springs of the watery deep’ and “the floodgates of the heavens,” untold billions of tons of water deluged the
earth. (Ge 7:11) This may have caused tremendous changes in earth’s surface. The earth’s crust is relatively thin (estimated at between 30 km [20
mi] and 160 km [100 mi] thick), stretched over a rather plastic mass thousands of kilometers in diameter. Hence, under the added weight of the water,
there was likely a great shifting in the crust. In time new mountains evidently were thrust upward, old mountains rose to new heights, shallow sea
basins were deepened, and new shorelines were established, with the result that now about 70 percent of the surface is covered with water. This
shifting in the earth’s crust may account for many geologic phenomena, such as the raising of old coastlines to new heights. It has been estimated
by some that water pressures alone were equal to “2 tons per square inch,” sufficient to fossilize fauna and flora quickly.—See The Biblical
Flood and the Ice Epoch.
Such a cataclysm as the Deluge, which washed the whole world of that time out of existence, would never be forgotten by the survivors.
These folklore accounts of the Deluge agree with some major features of the Biblical account:
(1) a place of refuge for a few survivors.
(2) an otherwise global destruction of life by water.
(3) a seed of mankind preserved.
The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Chinese, the Druids of Britain, the Polynesians, the Eskimos and Greenlanders, the Africans, the Hindus, and the
American Indians—all of these have their Flood stories. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Vol. 2, p. 319) states: “Flood stories have
been discovered among nearly all nations and tribes. Though most common on the Asian mainland and the islands immediately south of it and on the North
American continent, they have been found on all the continents. Totals of the number of stories known run as high as about 270. The universality of
the flood accounts is usually taken as evidence for the universal destruction of humanity by a flood.
Furthermore Jesus who would have observed these events from heaven when they took place, had this to say when he came to the earth.
Matthew 24:37-39 (New Living Translation)
37 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. 38 In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets
and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. 39 People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and
swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.
70 Percent of the earth is covered with water
[edit on 27-2-2009 by Blue_Jay33]