Posted by Worldview Warriors On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 36 comments
What would you expect to see if there was a worldwide flood? Opponents of the Biblical Creation Account attack believers by claiming that the belief in a worldwide flood and a literal six day creation that occurred 6,000 years ago is entirely unscientific and improvable. But again I ask, “what would you expect to see if there was a worldwide flood?”
The first obvious sign that a worldwide flood occurred is that there would be thousands upon thousands, millions upon millions of dead creatures buried underneath the surface of the earth. When we look at Geology, guess what? This is exactly what we find: thousands upon thousands and millions upon millions of creatures buried beneath the earth. Unfortunately, before secular humanists got their hands on the fossil record, creationists were poorly interpreting the fossils that were buried underground, which paved the way for secular scientists popularizing more scientific interpretations of the fossils. Today, creationists fight to set the record straight despite the fact that their interpretations are more reasonable and more logical than that of secularists.
Second, we would expect that somebody somewhere would have retold such an event had there been any survivors. Once again, many stories have been propagated regarding the occurrence of a global flood. There are flood legends in just about every religion across the globe. Oddly, even the secularists believe that the earth was once completely submersed in water! One of the most famous flood legends is from Babylon, whose main character is a man named Utnapishtim. This story sounds remarkably like the Genesis account and has caused many people to doubt the Bible’s account of the flood. To me, it strengthens the testimony of what the Bible has to say! Think about it, if two cultures that greatly disagree with one another agree on something as dramatic as the flood, don’t you think that the testimony of conflicting cultures (along with hundreds of other cultures) might be reliable? Instead of arguing about which one of the stories is correct, this shows us that a flood did indeed happen. Oh, and by the way; contrary to popular belief, the Babylonian account does say it was a global flood.
Third, people ask, “if there was an ark that preserved two of every creature, what about the dinosaurs? Wouldn’t somebody have said something about them?” The word dinosaur was not invented until 1841, so they would have been called something else. I believe they were called “dragons.” Think about it, “dinosaur” literally means “terrible lizard.” What is a dragon? Need I say no more? There are so many legends about dragons across the world that it is hard to deny that they truly existed in some form or another. Carl Sagan, a renowned atheist, was so perplexed by this phenomenon that he had to come up with a rather bizarre explanation to account for stories about dragons across the globe, even attributing them to ancient memories of dinosaurs! Mankind has seen dragons. Today we call them dinosaurs.
It’s easy for the scientific community to say, “That’s not science! You are making the facts fit what you believe!” No, we are seeing the facts in light of God’s written revelation. For instance, if the Browns win the Super Bowl, that would be incredible. But if I knew the season was rigged, it wouldn’t be. It would be because I have interpreted facts based on what I already know. God’s Word allows us to interpret Geology and the other sciences properly. That is why I can conclude, with confidence, that there was a worldwide flood and all of the evidence, when interpreted properly, testifies to this truth.