In response to the debate on the flood and how much water is needed to cover the earth. A few things I would like to point out:
1. It is likely early civilizations lived and developed close to water bodies, therefore, the possibility of flooding is greater.
2. It's possible, though not proven, that it was a flood in the THEN known populated world, making it local. (I hope I don't get stoned by
3. The earth when it was created was supposed to be perfect, so there was no overheating, or freezing, thus, with the excess waves, etc, the earth's
season's came into being. (somebody said something about the gravity being altered, and thus the position of the earth being changed with respect to
the sun and moon)
4. 71% of the earth is water (Wikipedia is not the most reliable, but the easiest to find.
wiki.answers.com...) so there's more than twice the amount of land.
5. Imagine a really huge Tsunami?
6. I think Science and the Bible have to go hand in hand, so I will venture to say that the flood contributed to the 'continental drift' which moves
with the currents of water, and what stronger currents are there than during a flood? and what better way for coastal erosion to take place?
7. One last point. the earth and the moon are attracted to each other. More than anything else, the water on the earth to the moon, especially during
new moon and full moon, the flood could have occurred during this time, as the tides are higher during new and full moon.
But, sadly, these are not proofs that it did happen, only that it COULD happen. there is inconclusive evidence that can be interpreted however you
So the only point of this discussion is to prove whether the Bible account could have maybe happened with the optimum conditions or with the presence
of an all-powerful God. I choose the latter because it has made my life better.
The upside is that it made me read my Bible and research the internet.
oh, and just an opinion, I don't think the form of matter is eternal, but our immortal soul / spirit is indestructible in a perfect world. Things
didn't die before sin, (in the garden of Eden) but obviously Adam & Eve knew how to eat fruit, thus, even in a perfect world, matter does change
Thank you all for your time in reading this! I hope it gave you all something to think about.