Click the link below for Part 1 Noah's Ark and The Great Flood
Is there really evidence for the flood in the Bible?
Yes! We have lots of BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL, and ARCHEOLOGICAL evidence for the flood. Follow along with the audio as we go over the evidence.
Some suggest that the flood was just a regional flood. Is this accurate?
The Bible clearly indicates a word wide flood. And we will share lots of evidence that indicates that as well.
Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
We thought it would be interesting to share a picture of the Earth without water. We added it just for the purpose of provoking thought.
Gen 1:6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.
The entire Earth was tropical at one time.
Close to the Antarctic coastline, they drilled through the sediment. This sediment is now about 1000 meters below the ocean floor. Analyzing these sediment samples, they found large concentrations of pollen grains from tropical and subtropical plants, such as palms, tropical fruit and nut trees.
Samples taken from 1000 meters below the sufrace-Arctic Cirlce
Tree slice showing tropical growth
We have huge numbers of clam shells on mountain tops and deserts. How do you suppose this happened? This is more evidence for a world wide flood.
Guadelupe Mountains National Park
Shell Reef Area
Clam shells like these and others types of shells are found all around the globe located in the tallest mountains to the widest deserts. Evidence for a world wide flood
No evidence of rain, snow or ice before the flood
Gen 2:5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up--for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground--
We have found quick frozen animals at the poles. Below is just a partial list. RHINOCEROS HYENA OXEN SABER TOOTH TIGER BISON LEOPARD WOOLY MAMMOTH – 11 Feet tall FOUND WITH BUTTERCUPS IN MOUTH AND STOMACH
How many animals have we found so far you ask? Literally thousands and thousands.
Mike's friends Ray standing in front of a fully mature Burning Tree Mastadon skeleton in Crosby Texas. This skeleton was dug out of a peat bog in Ohio in 1989. They stood around 11 feet tall and weighed 6000 lbs.
A frozen baby Wooly Mammoth. One of thousands of animals on either pole that were quick frozen. Some with food still in their mouths!
Can we estimate how many people were alive at the time of the flood?
Estimates range from 2-7 billion were alive at the time.
So what happened?
One theory is...
The earth today is 23.5 % off it's axis. It may not have always been this way.
Outside of Winslow Arizona lies a crater that is 1.1 mile wide and 1/2 mile deep.
Here is an artists conception of the Chicxulub Mexico asteriod strike in the Yucatan.
At 110 miles across, many scientists believe this meteor strike is the one responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The Vredefort strike is the largest known on planet earth. Over 150 miles wide.
Artists conception of the asteriod hitting the earth.
Genesis 7:11 “…on that day all the fountains of the deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”
(Listen to audio for full discription of our theory of what happened at the flood.)
GENESIS 7:4 For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.”
Why did Noah get into the Ark seven days before the flood began?
GENESIS 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.
Is there any Historical evidence of the Ark?
Yes! There are many supposed sightings and pictures of Noah's Ark. The Ark may still be around but it's quite possible given the amount of time it has decayed and rotted away. We do however have several historical references to the Ark.
A mound some say could be the ark. Other say that the ark's remains are on Ararat broken into several pieces. These photos are of what some claim as the ark. The aerial photo has also been said to be a volcanic mud bubble. We present these simply for the purpose of discussion.
“The Armenians call this place “The place of decent” for the Ark being saved in that place, its remains are shown there by the inhabitants to this day.”
BEROSUS THE CHALDEAN 290 BC
“It is said there is still some part of this ship in Armenia, at the mountain of the Cordyaeans, and that some people carry off pieces of the bitumen, which they take away, and use chiefly as amulets for the averting of mischief’s”
NICOLAUS OF DAMASCUS
“There is a great mountain in Armenia, over Minyas, called Baris, upon which it is reported that many who fled at the time of the deluge were saved; and that one who was carried in an ark came on shore upon the top of it; and that the remains of the timber were a great while preserved.”
Here is what some claim to be Noah's Ark. A boatlike shape seen from the air. This picture was taken by a Turkish aerial survey plane from 10,000 ft.
The Ark itself described.
14 inch / 18 inch / 20.6 cubits
Moses familiar with the Egyptian cubit
300 cu / 50 cu /30 cu
Ship approx size. 515 ft long, 85.8 ft wide 51.5 tall 3 decks On board 377 days
Estimate: 18,000 species at the time Capacity was 522 rail cars Unclean animals two by two Clean animals seven by seven All the birds seven by seven
Noah was 480 when started building the Ark 600 when launched
JOSEPHUS QUOTE: “But Noah was very uneasy at what they did, and being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better, but, seeing that they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married, so he departed out of that land.”
Genesis 6:3 “ And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
PSALM 90:10 The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.