We have decided to place the Introduction to both of our new books here to help get some more interest. First up will be the Introduction from Noah’s Flood Did Take Place
Go and start digging
These are the words of an atheist friend of mine, whom I have had the ‘pleasure’ of debating different religious topics, including Noah’s Flood. His solution to the debate was for me to go out with a pick and shovel and spend my time trying to dig up any physical evidence I could while he sat back in his air conditioning and waited.
In the scenario described above, my friend got to sit in the cat bird’s seat and decide which artifacts I dug up were or were not evidence. It is a little unfair to do all that hard work only to have it dismissed out of hand.
Needless to say, I did not take his advice and do physical digging traveling around the world to see what I could find. Fortunately, that work has already been done by other explorers and their efforts will be noted in this work. But our discussions did get my thinking about evidence for Noah’s flood and where it could be found.
What we know about the flood
Comes from the Bible or the legends and myths of the many secular nations that grew out of the remaining 8 people who were safe on the ark. None of these works describe what the real evidence of the global flood would look like.
The Bible gives us clues and said that everything was destroyed. But the term destroyed can be used in a variety of ways. One meaning can point to the fact that everything is gone, taken out of existence.
Another would refer to the fact that some items have been so damaged that it cannot work again. A third meaning refers to killing animals, etc. All three meanings of the term destroyed are evident in the global flood.
Buildings, records, books, societies, and so on have been taken completely out of existence. Other buildings and artifacts do remain, but are so ruined that they cannot be used ever again.
Finally, lots of animals, etc., lost their lives in the global flood. Any physical evidence to support the flood would have to cover those three categories.
What we don’t know about the flood
This is an important issue because if we had these facts, it might be a lot simpler and easier to find the physical evidence so many people demand to see before they accept the historicity of Noah’s Flood.
We do not know what language the pre-flood people spoke. We can assume that the original post-flood society spoke the same language as the pre-flood civilization. But once God confused the tongues, we do not know what that was.
Tracing a history of language to get to the original may help a little, but since God created several languages at that time, it would still be impossible to get to the original pre-flood language.
Then we do not know how many people lived on earth at that time. Nor do we know how extensive their civilization was. It is safe to say that since it was a global flood this pre-flood society filled the whole earth. Although, how many people lived at the time is another matter.
We also do not know the extent of their achievements. What they did, what they built, how they built it and so on, all remains a mystery today. It has all been destroyed.
Even if we found the ark
As you can see, it is pretty difficult to pinpoint what the physical evidence should look like. Local floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters would have had their hand in altering the evidence from the first day after the flood to the present.
That is not the only difficulty we have. Even if we found physical evidence for the global flood, how can we verify that this evidence came from the global one? There have been scores of local floods over the years producing on a minor scale some of the same devastation.
Or, even if any of the numerous ark searchers were successful and found an ark, how would we know it was the ark? We do not even know what gopher would is, so how could we identify the ark through its wooden remains?
Having an unknown species of wood forming this discovered structure, does not automatically identify it as gopher wood. Even a scratched sign saying ‘Shem was here’ would not be proof as that sign could have been inscribed at any time throughout history.
Without positive verification, doubters, like, my atheist friend or Woolley’s detractors, would just sit back in their comfortable armchairs and simply dismiss the physical evidence without consideration. Positive verification is basically an unreachable goal.
But we have hope
Whether you believe that Noah’s global flood happened or not, we probably have more evidence for the global flood than any other biblical event. The existence of the many different forms of physical evidence provides the verification that is needed to accept that the biblical global flood was historical.
These pieces of evidence do not come from Christian sources. Instead, they come from history itself and there is no other explanation for their existence. I hope you have an open mind as this series discusses that evidence.
Also, this work will not discuss scientific matters so able discussed by top Christian and unbelieving scientists. Those topics are aptly covered by their publications. Nor is this a discussion on seashells found on mountaintops
That issue has been thoroughly discussed and examined as well. There is no need to rehash ground that very few will accept as evidence for the flood. What will be discussed are discoveries that in and of themselves point to very little.
But when you put them together you come up with a lot of evidence for Noah’s Flood. The first part will discuss a science and evidence to provide a little perspective on the issue. Also, a discussion on interpretation is needed.
This issue cloaks the eyes of many to the truth especially when applied to biblical events. After that a comparison with the biblical Exodus is needed to show that differences in events and their impact on the world.
Finally, a brief chapter on dating as this topic is very subjective and marred with corruption, as well as controversy. Part two will spend its time looking at the physical evidence different researchers have uncovered over the decades.
The lack of unity, the lack of belief, and the failure to work together has led many researchers to the wrong conclusion. But when combined together, they present a stirring picture of Earth’s past. One that supports the Biblical record.
The link to this book is- https://books2read.com/u/brvoyW
Don’t worry we will be posting other material next month again