This page describes the event of the Flood
and the evidence that exist today that such an event occurred in the past. It
is the key to correctly understand the geology of the earth. The true
interpretation is not that the ‘present is the key to the past,’ as the
evolutionary uniformitarians would have us believe. Instead, the Bible is the
key to the past. We do not see present processes occurring today that would
lay down the fossil record. However, we don’t need to. We accept by faith
that God created everything and that there was a global flood in the past (2
peter 3:3). The Bible is the key to properly understanding the past. Our faith is not blind. Using the Bible as our key to the past, we can see that the evidence coincides with the
Biblical view. For more on the Biblical arguments for the global nature of the Flood - click here.
Reason for the Flood
5 Then the Lord
saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that
every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6
And the Lord was sorry that He
had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the
Lord said, “I will destroy man
whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping
thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Man was clearly being judged for his
wickedness. However, God was going to spare Noah, his family, and two of every
kind of animal (seven of some).
Time of the Flood
The time the flood began can be calculated from
the timeline chart (see World History According to the Bible) as follows:
2184 (time from creation to the death of Abraham)
- 1656 (time from Adam to the beginning of the flood)
+ 1990 (time from death of Abraham to the end of 1 BC)
+ 2004 (years from the beginning of 1 AD to the present (2005).
Note: their was no 0 AD)
= 4522 (2518 BC) – approximate time since the flood began
Extent of the Flood
in Christian circles (theistic evolutionist and progressive creationist) are
stating the flood of Noah was a local flood. This position is clearly not
Gen. 6:17-21 – the flood
destroyed all flesh under heaven that did not get on the ark
Verse 19 - “and all the high
hills under the whole heaven were covered”
Verse 20 – “and the mountains
Verse 22 - “all that was
on the dry land, died”
Gen. 9:8-11 – God would have been making the covenant with Noah
to never send a local flood.
Other scriptures on the flood include: Job 12:15; 22:16; Ps.
29:10; 104:6-9; Is. 54:9; Matt. 24:37-39; Luke 17:26,27; Heb. 11:7; 1 Pet.
3:20; 2 Pet. 2:5; 3:5&6.
Believing the flood was only a local event is simply not
believing the Bible!
Where did the water come from?
The short answer is the water came from the
surface of the earth! More than 70% of the surface of the earth is covered by
water. The average depth is over 2 miles deep. The Pacific Ocean has levels
over 7 miles deep. However, if the earth (non-water portion of the earth) were
made to be completely spherical, the land would be covered by more than 1.7
miles of water as illustrated by the pictures below (I know the pictures are a little crude, but I think they still make the point).:
Cross Section: water could have easily covered the earth
Gen. 7:11&12 “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the
seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great
deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12
And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.”
Cross Section: the plates buckle up to form land and buckle down to form ocean
Geological and Fossil Evidence for the flood
pre-flood earth is seen to be a single land mass (Gen. 1:9&10), but apparently
during the flood, the singular land (earth) was broken up into separate land
masses. This is clearly seen by the scares on the ocean floors created from
the sliding of the continental plates (see picture later in this study).
Strata boundaries: The boundaries between strata are
straight and abrupt, unlike what would be expected if each layer of strata
represented millions of years, as evolutionists teach. Where are the signs of
erosion or meteorite impacts?
Widespread strata: Continent wide sedimentary layers are
visible. What would cause this? A global flood.
Sedimentary: The strata are mostly sedimentary. This
means that each layer was laid down by water. What evolutionary model would
support this evidence? That the continents were raised up and down hundreds of
time to create each sedimentary layer over millions of years, and yet the
boundaries between the strata are straight and abrupt. This is hard to believe! No evolutionary based uniformitarian model can properly answer the
fact that the layers are sedimentary layers with abrupt boundaries. The calm
sea description just does not suffice.
Proof that oceans covered the continents: Sea life is
found in strata all over the continents, even at high elevations and the tops
of every major mountain range.
Rapid burial: Evidence all over the earth that rapid
burial of plants and animals has occurred. Even extremely fragile organisms
have been found fossilized. Famous Ken Ham saying “Billions of dead things
buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth.” Yet, when
animals die today they are quickly scavenged by other animals. What would
leave so many completely intact animals within the fossil record? Only
something catastrophic in nature.
Lack of transitional Forms: Evolutions theory of one thing
evolving out of another would mean these transitional forms would have to be
visible in the fossil record. However, there is a major lack of these
transitional forms in the fossil record. Many evolutionists are now admitting
to this fact.
Punctuated Equilibrium: Many evolutionists are now stating
the reason we cannot find transitional forms in the fossil record is due to
species not changing for long periods of time. But when they do change, they
change so rapidly that we do not see the transitional forms in the fossil
record. This is completely against the Darwinian view of evolution, which states
that natural selection plus mutations, plus millions of years creates the
mechanism for evolutionary change through very slow and gradual processes.
Rapid Fossilization: Fossils have been shown in the
laboratory to form rapidly. It simply takes rapid burial, ground water, and
minerals. All of these would have been present in a global flood. Get
Creation magazine from AiG for a steady flow of examples of such fossilization occurring
rapidly. See the fossilized finger below from the Glen Rose Creation Evidences Museum. 20 different medical scholars analyzed the finger and attribute to
the fact that it is an actual human finger. You can see the fossilized
cartilage and blood vessels from the cross sections.
Fossilized human finger – From Glen Rose Creation Evidences Museum
foot in boot. Wow, they had boots millions of years ago!
Rapid Erosion: evidence such as the Grand Canyon shows
erosion can occur quickly. Furthermore, the amount of soil at the deltas of
the world’s largest rivers does not support an evolutionary scale. For
example, the amount of sediment for the delta of the Colorado River just does not
support the story that the Colorado River cut the Grand Canyon. At the current
rate at which sediments are being carried downstream, the deltas would only be
thousands of years, and not millions. Also, stratification is observed today
at the mouths of river deltas. These strata layers on being laid down concurrently.
Continent Erosion: The continents are eroding into the sea
too fast to fit into evolutionary models. At the observed rates of continental
erosion and the millions or even billions of years which the evolutionists
attribute to them, the continents would no longer exist. They would have all
eroded away given today’s observable erosion rates!
Mountain range locations: The major mountain ranges are
parallel to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, indicating the direction from which the
continents slide apart during the flood.
Reference: In The Beginning book, pg. 76
Folded Rock. This was the result of the sliding
continents starting to catch on one end and then being buckled up from the
pressure of the sliding land mass behind it.
Polystrate Fossil – Fossils that cross two or more
sedimentary layers (strata). How could these trees have been fossilized if it
took millions of years for each strata to form as evolutionary timeframes
dictate? Yet, these are found on every continent all over the world. Some
eroding mountainsides have exposed thousands of these together covering large
numbers of strata which clearly had to be buried at one time. Many of these
trees also exhibit the abrupt breaking of their root systems. They were buried in the flood.
Oil, Natural gas, coal – the fossil fuels that we
use today are remnants of the flood. They are the remains of vegetation
and animals buried during the time of the flood. The post flood earth is now
buried by as much as two miles of water born sediment.
Note: Laboratory test have shown
that buried plant material and moderate pressure and a little bit of heat can
create coal in weeks, not millions of years.
Tropical remains at the poles: Tropical remains are found
frozen at the poles, including Northern Alaska and Siberia, such as the trees
shown below that washed up off the shore of the northern coast of Siberia during a summer period. There are no forests containing these types of trees and
vegetation even close to these areas. These are clearly remains of the flood
that had been frozen or buried until they were washed to shore. Additionally,
palm trees, pine trees, and tropical foliage in great amount are found frozen in
the northern regions.