Response to the Columbus Dispatch Article Titled:
"Ancient undersea coast a clue to Noah's flood"
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Also see this link: PROOF OF NOAH'S FLOOD AT THE BLACK SEA?
While it would appear from the headline that creationists should be excited about this article, it is not something Christians should point to as evidence of Noah's flood. For a detailed explanation of why, see the link above. Because the Columbus Dispatch will not allow creation scientists to present an opposing view in their paper, you probably are not aware of the problems with these findings.
Using radiocarbon-dating techniques, analysts also have show that the remains of freshwater mollusks dredged from the ancient beach date back 7,500 years and saltwater species appear 6,900 years ago.
The Bible places the Noah flood at about 4,500 years ago. These dating methods do not prove the Bible wrong, because the methods used to date these things are flawed.
"All modern critical Bible scholars regard the tale of Noah as legendary," said Hershel Shanks, editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review."
I'd like to see the evidence to back up this claim that "all modern critical Bible scholars" believe this. Also, what is his definition of "critical"? Could it be just the ones who happen to agree with his position? If it is true that so many alleged Bible scholars believe this, then they deny the clear warnings of scriptures on this issue. Look at what God warned us about in the verses below:
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the
water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
II Peter 3:3-6
Here God is warning us that the day will come when people will intentionally deny the fact that a global flood occurred in Noah's day. We would do well to listen to God himself on this issue rather than misguided evolutionists and errant "Bible scholars". Here are some of the critical Bible verses concerning this issue:
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the whole heaven, were covered. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were
covered. Genesis 7:18-20
4 ¶ And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. Genesis 8:4-5
It doesn't take a Bible scholar to figure out what these verses mean. They mean exactly what they say. There was a global flood that covered all the mountains on earth in Noah's day.
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