Genesis Flood

Biblical and Non-Biblical Evidences of a worldwide flood

                                           Excerpt from "The Remarkable Birth of the Planet Earth": --Henry Morris                        Back

NON-BIBLICAL ARGUMENTS FOR WORLDWIDE FLOOD

1. Worldwide distribution of flood traditions.
2. Origin of civilization near Ararat-Babylon region in post-flood time.
3. Convergence of population growth statistics on date of flood.
4. Dating of oldest living things at post-flood time.
5. Worldwide occurrence of water-laid sediments and sedimentary rocks.
6. Recent uplift of major mountain ranges.
7. Marine fossils on crests of mountains.
8. Evidence of former worldwide warm climate.
9. Necessity of catastrophic burial and rapid lithification of fossil deposits.
10. Recent origin of many datable geological processes.
11. Worldwide distribution of all types of fossils.
12. Uniform physical appearance of rocks from different "ages".
13. Frequent mixing of fossils from different "ages".
14. Near-random deposition of formational sequences.
15. Equivalence of total organic material in present world and fossil world.
16. Wide distribution of recent volcanic rocks.
17. Evidence of recent water bodies in present desert areas.
18. Worldwide occurrence of raised shore lines and river terraces.
19. Evidence of recent drastic rise in sea level.
20. Universal occurrence of rivers in valleys too large for the present stream.
21. Sudden extinction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
22. Rapid onset of glacial period.
23. Existence of polystrate fossils.
24. Preservation of tracks and other ephemeral markings throughout geologic column.
25. Worldwide occurrence of sedimentary fossil "graveyards" in rocks of all "ages".
26. Absence of any physical evidence of chronologic boundary between rocks of successive "ages".
27. Occurrence of all rock types (shale, limestone, granite, etc.) in all "ages".
28. Parallel of supposed evolutionary sequence through different "ages" with modern ecological zonation in the one present age. 29. Lack of correlation of most radiometric "ages" with assumed paleontologic "ages".
30. Absence of meteorites in geologic column.
31. Absence of hail imprints in geologic column, despite abundance of fossil ripple-marks and raindrop imprints.
32. Evidence of man's existence during earliest of geologic "ages" (e.g., human footprints in Cambrian Carbon- iferous, and Cretaceous formations).

New Testament References to Genesis 1-11

NT REFERENCE; TOPIC; GENESIS REFERENCE
1. Matthew 19:4.........Created male and female...............5:2
2. Matthew 19:5-6......Cleave unto his wife.......................2:24
3. Matthew 23:35.......Righteous Abel..............................4:4
4. Matthew 24:37-39...Days of Noah................................6:3-5
5. Mark 10:6..............God made them............................1:26-27
6. Mark 10:7-9...........One flesh......................................2:24
7. Mark 13:19............Creation which God created............2:4
8. Luke 1:70..............Prophets since the world began......4:26
9. Luke 3:34-36.........Son of Thara..of Shem..................11:10-24
10. Luke 3:36-38.........Son of Noe..of Adam.....................5:3-29
11. Luke 11:50-51.......Blood of Abel................................4:8-11
12. Luke 17:26-27.......The flood destroyed them all...........7:10-23
13. John 1:1-3.............In the beginning God.....................1:1
14. John 1:10.............World made by Him.......................2:3
15. John 8:44..............Father of lies................................3:4-5
16. Acts 3:21.............Restoration of all things..................5:29
17. Acts 4:25.............All that in them is...........................2:1
18. Acts 14:15...........Fruitful seasons..............................8:21-22
19. Acts 17:24...........God made all things........................1:31
20. Acts 17:26...........All nations on face of earth.............10:32
21. Romans 1:20........Things that were made....................2:4-6
22. Romans 5:12........Death by sin...................................2:17
23. Romans 5:14.19....Death reigned from Adam................4:5-31
24. Romans 8:20-22....Bondage of corruption.....................3:17-18
25. Romans 16:20..... .Satan bruised under foot.................3:15
26. 1 Cor. 6:16............One flesh.......................................2:24
27. 1 Cor. 11:3............Head of the woman.........................3:16
28. 1 Cor. 11:7............In the image of God........................1:27
29. 1 Cor. 11:8-9.........Woman of the man.........................2:23
30. 1 Cor. 15:21-22......By man came death.......................3:19
31. 1 Cor. 15:38-39......Every seed his own body................1:11,21,24
32. 1 Cor. 15:45..........Adam a living soul......................... 2:7
33. 1 Cor. 15:47..........Man of the earth.............................3:23 34.
34. 2 Cor. 4:6 ............Light out of darkness......................1:3-5
35. 2 Cor. 11:3......... Eve beguiled through subtlety....... ..3:1-6
36. Galatians 4:4........His Son, made of a woman..............3:15
37. Galatians 4:26......Mother of us all..............................3:20
38. Ephesians 3:9......Created all things...........................2:3
39. Ephesians 5:30-31...Bone of His bone........................2:23-24
40. Colossians 1:16...All things created...........................2:1-3
41. Colossians 3:10....Created in His image.....................1:27
42. 1 Timothy 2:13-15..Bone of His bone..........................2:23-24
43. Hebrews 1:10........Earth and heavens in the beginning............1:1
44. Hebrews 27-8.........All things in sub-jection under Him.............9:2
45. Hebrews 4:3..........Words were finished.......................2:1
46. Hebrews 4:4..........Rest on the seventh day.................2:2
47. Hebrews 4:10........Ceased from His works...................2:3
48. Hebrews 11:4........Abel a more excellent sacrifice........4:3-5
49. Hebrews 11:5........Enoch translated............................5:21-24
50. Hebrews 11:7........Noah saved his house.....................7:1
51. Hebrews 12:24......Blood of Abel..................................4:10
52. James 3:9............Men in the similitude of God.............5:1
53. 1 Peter 3:20.........Preparing of the ark..........................6:14-16
54. 2 Peter 2:4...........Angels that sinned...........................6:1
55. 2 Peter 2:5...........God spared not the old world.............6:8-12
56. 2 Peter 3:4-5........Out of the water and in the water.......1:5-7
57. 2 Peter 3:6...........Overflowed with water.......................7:17-24
58. 1 John 3:8............Devil sinneth from the beginning........3:14
59. 1 John 3:12..........Cain slew his brother........................4:8,25
60. Jude :6................Angels left their own habitation...........6:4
61. Jude :11..............The way of Cain.................................4:16
62. Jude :14-:15.........Enoch, the seventh from Adam...........6:18-24
63. Revelation 2:7.......Tree of life........................................2:9
64. Revelation 3:14.....Beginning of the creation of God.........3:14
65. Revelation 4:11.....Created all things...............................2:3
66. Revelation 10:6.....Created heaven and earth and all things........2:1
67. Revelation 12:1-4...Seed of the woman...........................3:15
68. Revelation 12:9......That old serpent...............................3:14
69. Revelation 12:13-17..Enmity between thee and the woman........3:15
70. Revelation 14:7......He that made heaven and earth.........2:4
71. Revelation 17:5......Babylon, the mother of abominations.........10:8-11
72. Revelation 17:18....That great city................................11:4-5
73. Revelation 20:10....The dragon, that old serpent..............3:1
74. Revelation 21:1......First heaven and first earth................2:1
75. Revelation 21:4......No more death, or sorrow, or crying, or pain..3:17-19
76. Revelation 22:2......Fruit of the tree of life........................3:22
77. Revelation 22:3......No more curse.................................3:14-19

Note: All New Testament books except Philippians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, 2 and 3 John have references to Genesis 1-11. Every chapter of Genesis 1-11 is referred to somewhere in the New Testament. Every New Testament writer refers to Genesis 1-11. Jesus Christ referred to Genesis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

BIBLICAL ARGUMENTS FOR WORLDWIDE FLOOD

Genesis text: Argument:
1. 1:7.........Water above the atmosphere must have been global in extent.
2. 2:5.........No rain upon the earth must have been worldwide condition.
3. 2:5.........Earth mist watered the whole face of the ground.
4. 2:10-14...Edenic geography no longer in existence.
5. 4:22.......High civilization at dawn of history not continuous with present world.
6. 5:5,-.......Longevity of antediluvian patriarchs indicates distinctive biosphere.
7. 6:1.........Man had multiplied on the face of the earth.
8. 6:2.........Demonic-human unions coextensive with mankind.
9. 6:5.........Universal evil inexplicable in post-diluvian society.
10. 6:6-7.....Repentance of God extended to the whole animal creation.
11. 6:11......Earth was filled with violence and corruption before God.
12. 6:12......All flesh was corrupted (possibly including animals).
13. 6:13......God decided to destroy both man and the earth.
14. 6:15......Ark too large for regional fauna.
15. 6:17......Everything with the breath of life to die.
16. 6:19......Purpose of ark was to keep two of every sort alive.
17. 6:20......Animals of all kinds migrated to the ark. 1
8. 6:21......All kinds of edible food taken on the ark.
19. 7:4........Every living substance on the ground to be destroyed.
20. 7:10......"The flood" (Hebrew MABBUL) applies solely to Noah's flood.
21. 7:11......All the fountains of the great deep cleaved open in one day.
22. 7:11......The "sluiceways from the floodgates" of heaven were opened.
23. 7:12..... Rain poured continuously for forty days and forty nights.
24. 7:18......The waters prevailed and increased greatly.
25. 7:19......High hills under the whole heaven were covered.
26. 7:20......Waters fifteen cubits above highest mountains.
27. 7:21......Every man died on earth.
28. 7:22..... All flesh with the breath of life in the dry land died.
29. 7:23......Every living substance destroyed off the face of the ground.
30. 7:24......Waters at maximum height for five months.
31. 8:2.......Fountains of deep open for five months.
32. 8:2.......Windows of heaven open for five months.
33. 8:4.......Ark floated over 17,000 ft. mountains for five months.
34. 8:5.......Water receded 2 1/2 months before mountain tops seen.
35. 8:9.......Dove found no suitable ground even after four months of recession.
36. 8:11......Plants began budding after nine months of the flood.
37. 8:14......Occupants were in the ark over a year.
38. 8:19......All kinds of present non-marine animals came from the ark.
39. 8:21......God smote all things living only once.
40. 8:22......Present uniformity of nature dates from the end of the flood.
41. 9:1.......Earth was to be filled with descendants of Noah.
42. 9:2.......Changed relation between man and animals followed the flood.
43. 9:3.......Man permitted animal food after flood.
44. 9:6.......Institution of human government dates from flood.
45. 9:10......God's covenant made with every living creature.
46. 9:11......The flood promised by God never to come again on the earth.
47. 9:13......Rainbow placed in sky after the flood.
48. 9:19......Whole earth overspread of the sons of Noah.
49. 11:1......Whole earth of one language after the flood.
50. 11:9......All men lived in one place after the flood.

OTHER TEXTS

1. Job 12:15...The waters overturned the earth.
2. Ps. 29:10...The flood testified God as eternal king.
3. Ps. 104:8...Flood terminated by crustal tectonics.
4. Is. 55:9......Waters of Noah went over the earth.
5. Mt. 24:37...The days of Noah like those when Christ comes.
6. Mt. 24:39...The flood took them all away.
7. Lk. 17:27...The flood destroyed them all.
8. Heb. 11:7...Noah warned of things never seen before.
9. Heb. 11:7...Noah condemned the world by his faith.
10. 1Pe 3:20..Only eight souls saved on the ark through the flood.
11. 2Pe 2:5....God spared not the old world (Greek; KOSMOS).
12. 2Pe 2:5....God brought the flood on the world of the ungodly.
13. 2Pe 2:5....The "flood" (Greek KATAKLUSMOS) applied solely to Noah's flood.
14. 2Pe 3:6....The world that them was perished by the watery cataclysm.

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