Episode 108 – A Flood of Truth Part 4 – St Scientific Support
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But God remembered Noah ... He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede. The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped. So the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days … from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible.
The Book of Genesis, chapter 8, verses 1 through 5. New Living Translation
VK: Hello. I’m Victoria K welcoming you to another episode of Anchored by Truth. I’m in the studio today with RD Fierro, author and Founder Crystal Sea Books. RD, I understand that today you want to continue our discussion about Noah and the flood that’s described in the book of Genesis. We’ve been talking about Noah for a few episodes now. RD, would you like to say hello to the Anchored by Truth audience and catch us up on some of the important ideas that we’ve been discussing?
RD: Sure. Let’s start by reminding people that the Bible makes it clear that the story of Noah is one of the major steps in God’s unfolding plan of redemption. But it couldn’t be a real step in a real plan of redemption if the story wasn’t real history. So, that’s the first really big point. The Bible treats the story of Noah as literal history. A second major point is that because Noah’s story is real we should be able to find evidence of the story’s historicity in at least four different areas: the origin and after effects of the flood itself, the ark, the animals, and anthropology and genetics. By origin I’m obviously thinking about the very basic question of where did all that water come from? By after effects I’m including the paleontological and geological evidence that we should be able to see if the earth was at one time suddenly submerged under water. The questions about the ark and the animals are pretty self-evident. By anthropology and genetics I’m referring to the fact that flood stories exist in hundreds of different cultures around the world and that we can see evidence of a major bottleneck in the world’s population today by looking at DNA. And a third major point is that, unlike some personalities from the Bible, the Bible never tells us that Noah had any special ability. The only reason we know about Noah today is because in a world of unrighteous people Noah was willing to obey God.
VK: Well, I think that sets the stage pretty well. Before we get too far along into the heavy stuff let’s start off on the lighter side with one of Crystal Sea’s Life Lessons with a Laugh. This one will reinforce the historical reasonability of the ark’s design as related by the Bible.
---- NOAH 4 – Stability in Rough Seas
VK: Ok. I think I counted six or seven different names you used for Jerry in that exchange. I’m kind of amazed how much information you two actually manage to exchange while you keep playing ping-pong with something as simple as Jerry’s name.
RD: The challenge is keeping up with Jerry’s ability to return serve. He doesn’t really let me get away with much.
VK: So I’ve noticed. But in between the Jermajesties and Jerbits I noticed that you brought out one of the points that we covered in our Life Lesson in the previous episode – the fact that the dimensions of the ark that God gave to Noah help produce a very stable ocean going vessel. In the Life Lesson we heard previously we heard that the ark had the size to carry a vast cargo of animals and their