I was recently listening to a podcast that was discussing Noah’s Ark. It was not a “religious” podcast, but was, rather, trying to determine whether or not this account actually could have occurred.
One of the speakers took a purely scientific side and repeated all the tired phrases “proving” that this never could have happened. He, obviously, bought into the argument that a flood would not have changed the landscape, therefore, the earth must look now like it always has. In other words, for the waters to cover the highest mountains, that liquid would have to be over 29,000 feet deep. Scientists don’t take into account that these mountains are changing sizes and could have very well been nothing more than hills prior to the flood.
The other speaker seemed a bit more open-minded and mentioned how many different people groups have flood stories. Ironically, they spoke of people all over the world having them, and then wondered how those stories could have spread–never once even considering the Tower of Babel!
I don’t mind folks arguing over topics like these. Only when we “test all things” are we truly students of God’s Word. However, we are to “hold fast to that which is good.”
The reason I point this out in a post is that the conclusion of these two contributors was less than lame. They asked the question: “Is Noah’s ark fact or fiction?” Then they gave these two “conclusions:” (1) Some is fact, and (2) it’s not fact or fiction; it’s faith.
Friends, faith is based upon fact! (Read Hebrews 11:1) We don’t believe out of blindness. We believe all we believe (including the global flood) due to evidence.
We cannot have it both ways. We must seek and prove truth.