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The Great Dinosaur Mistake

A Very Great Flood

Genesis 7:17 provides us with a graphic picture of what took, place during the flood.

"And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; And the ark went upon the face of the waters. and the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered, Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." (Genesis 7:17-20)

We have described here a flood which must have been of great magnitude if the Biblical passage is to be understood.

The Bible states that the flood was 40 days upon the earth. Notice it says the waters increased and they bare up the ark and it was lifted up above the earth by the rising of the water. It is further stated that the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered. Some would propose this to be a local flood, but it is rather difficult to limit this flood because the statement says all the high hills were covered. That seems to mean every hill. If the word "all" is limited here, why not limit it in other passages such as Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Perhaps you have heard about the local sin theory, all have sinned, that is just all the people I don't like. It is just all the people in Los Angeles, they are the only ones that have sinned. I am sure you see the problem. The word "all" is basically all inclusive. Notice also that the word all is further explained in Genesis 7. "All the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered, fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, and the mountains were covered."

The highest mountain was covered by 22 1/2 feet of water. Mount Ararat today is roughly 17,000 feet high (for those of you who like to be exact, 16,946 feet in elevation). To cover that particular mountain by 22 1/2 feet would take a great deal of water. Mount Ararat is not in a great range of mountains but rises out of a flat plain which further demonstrates the amount of water necessary to cover it. A tremendous amount of water was required to cover this mountain.

If you take a pitcher of water and pour it out on a table, the water will just sit there in a triangle. Right? No, for as you pour water out on a table it has a tendency to spread and seek its own level: a tremendous amount of water which is seeking its own level is going to flood vast parts of the earth.

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