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What happened at the Flood, does the Bible give us clues?

Discussion in 'Seventh-day Adventist Church DIR' started by reddogs, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. reddogs

    reddogs Active Member

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    What happened at the Flood, what forces where unleashed which only know are being understood in the immensity of its scale and power. Scientist are finding clues, but its a slow sledding as they say, as its tearing apart their favorite theory, evolution.

    Let’s take a look at Genesis 1:9-10:
    “9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good”, Genesis 1:9-10.

    God gathered the waters together into “one place,” separate from the dry land of Earth, where He put the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, with all the trees and plants and the animals. So what happened to the dry land of the earth and all the things on it, in Noah’s time? Geologists have stumbled across clues that allow them to begin reconstructing the sequence of events which happened from what can only the Biblical Flood. What survived the Flood makes it possible to begin putting together the puzzle, using what we know today of the earth’s surface plates. Evidence indicates that the continents were broken from one piece and moved around, and crashed against the other plates, but the core pieces seem to have survived.

    Geologists call the cores of these pieces “cratons” of which North America appears to be one of these cratons. They appear to have been joined together as one, as most scientist agree it was part of a major component of the earth’s supercontinent, but violent forces from below, unleashed during the Flood, tore them into many fragments.

    So what we have today are the pieces of what once was together, and tectonic plates that continue to move and the cause of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes even to this day. So we can formulate that there were these at the Flood but at a extreme level that its hard for us to even imagine the level of destruction and devastation that happened.

    But it brings us better understanding of what occurred that would wipe out what was on the earth. It wasn't by chance that animals were caught by the thousands and fossilized by water and mud while they were alive, so we find them in vast graveyards of bones. We see the worldwide affect as the waters cut vast canyons on their way back to the oceans and unbelievable amounts of rocks and debris spilling out into the ocean floor from these runoffs.
     
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    reddogs Active Member

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    Christians go by the Bible...
     
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    Oh woops. Wrong forum. Sorry.
     
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    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    Remte. The Quran was written in the middle ages by some Arabs
    who picked and chose various bits from various books in the bible
    to create their own bible. The Quran has as much authority as say
    the Book of Mormon.
     
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    reddogs Active Member

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    You can participate, that's not an issue but as the title says, "does the Bible give us clues?"
     
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    A geologist noticed the jigsaw puzzle fit of North and South America with Europe and Africa if the Atlantic Ocean basin were closed up. His name was Antonio Snider-Pellegrini and he read Genesis in the Bible and realized that the landmass God formed on Day 3 of the Creation Week was probably a supercontinent, which broke apart during the Flood and a continental shift opened up today’s Atlantic Ocean. Thus was born the catastrophic plate tectonics model, which provides a physical mechanism for the Flood.

    Now lets read Genesis 7:11:
    “11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” Genesis 7:11.

    At the start of the Flood the fountains of the deep were broken up ripping apart the pre-Flood supercontinent. When the original continent broke apart at the Flood, the pieces crashed, as the Tectonic plates shifted and produced today’s mountains. Today we see the continents which are the cores, formed out of pieces from the first supercontinent. Then if we look closer, we can find at the shore edges, where the sides were filled in by mud and sand that the Flood stripped from the earth’s surface.

    Reconstructing Noah’s world before the Flood is not easy, but we do have a view from the clues of what happened at the catastrophic events of the Flood. Hot molten rock blasted the underside of the earth’s crust and it was ripped apart, and steam and molten rock shot out. It must have been a unbelievable scene, with exploding forces as we see when extremely hot lava hits water. Tsunamis from the shifting plates, pushing layers of rock and sand over the continents as we can see a places all over the earth like the Grand Canyon. Animals rushing for the high ground being bunched together and making tracks in the wet mud as they ran for their livers. With the water rising higher and higher till it covered the whole earth, and only those in the ark being spared.
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    This shows incredible naivety concerning the Quran.
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    Question for you... about what year (within a century or two) do you believe all of this took place?
     
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    Not naivety.
    The Old Testament was given with laws and symbols.
    These symbols pointed to Christ, ie the Jews eating
    the Passover Lamb which was first slain in Egypt to
    protect the people. We understand the Passover to
    represent Jesus - "the lamb slain from the foundation
    of the world."
    And Jesus himself came to be our high priest, our
    own bodies are the temple of God, the laws are those
    in our heart because of our love for him. And so on.

    What the Quaran does, and mainstream Christian
    religion too for that matter, is to revert to the Old
    Testament. Furthermore the Muslim faith is about
    things Jesus rejected - conquest, power, territory,
    force conversation, killing etc..Many people feel that
    Mohamed is a preferable example to them than
    Jesus.
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    If you say so.
     
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    Well, you cannot deny that it denies the divinity of Christ, and that's a problem.
     
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    Look and see what the line of written language and the history of empires and peoples tells you, it all cuts off at a certain place of history. And it all seems to be around the same time...
     
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    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    I don't deny that, and I it's a problem for me, as well.
     
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