Good use of exegesis. Where interpretation is needed, let scripture interpret…not long-age biases. God’s Word is eternal and without contradiction, so it is clear that the historical account of a worldwide flood is the intended reading.
I Peter 3:20-22 also compares the worldwide flood to baptism. If the flood were only local, should a person have only their feet baptized like a localized flood? And what does baptism symbolize? Jesus death. Was Jesus only partially dead like the old earther’s believe in a partial flood. There are too many restrictions on the local flood theory to let it infect the teachings in the church.
We can trust God’s revelation about the past, so we can trust that our future is safely in His hands.
Genesis 6-9 tells the story of Noah. Mankind had grown so evil that God decided to send a flood to destroy them. Noah and his family were the only righteous people left in the world so God told him to build an ark to save his family and to take into the ark one pair of each kind of animal to save them from extinction.
Some Christians believe the flood was not really world wide but confined to the local area where Noah lived. If you are one of them I would be interested in hearing your opinion about something Peter wrote.
Scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”
For they deliberately overlook this fact…
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Noah was not necesssryily righteous- Gen 6:8 says he found grace with GOD!!!
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