These past two weeks in school we have been looking into Genesis: creation through, as of now, Noah's flood. I think that there is something that God wants me—or one of you to know through this because in both Geology and Old Testament History (Bible Class) the flood is the main topic right now. I am learning about why Noah's flood was a worldwide flood—NOT a local flood. Here is some biblical evidence why it was a global flood.
- The highest mountain tops were covered with approximately seventy-five feet of water.
- An ark was needed to survive rather than just move to a safe place away from where the flood would take place for the time being.
- The ark landed on a mountain top— the mountain of Ararat!
- After the ark was grounded, it took Noah and his family over 70 days to see the other mountain tops!
- The rainbow was God's sign that he would never again flood the earth with such a flood. If it was a local flood, then God had broken his promise many, many times.
- In the New Testament Jesus referred to the global flood that “took them all away”.
These are all reasons why it was a global flood not a local flood.
Also, man has found that 75% of the surface of the continents are covered with sedimentary rock averaging one mile deep to as much as ten miles deep. An example is Mount St. Helens that erupted in 1980 where thick sedimentary deposits which consist of 1000s of very thin layers, were deposited in just a few hours.Besides this, we find billions of fossils buried in the rock layers ALL OVER THE EARTH. To me, Noah's flood is great evidence for the truth of all of God's word.