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Where do those who say Noah's flood was an actual event say the water went?

Creationists who believe the flood was a real global event say the water is still here, in the earth's oceans. The oceans are much deeper than the mountains of earth are high, and they cover a much ...
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Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?

It is always better to admit you don't know than to make something up, especially when it comes to speaking about God! The idea that God fills in the gaps of our knowledge with his miracle super ...
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Does Scripture mention whether it rained before the flood?

In support of the idea that it did not rain is the very next verse: Genesis 2:6 But a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. No further mention is made of rain ...
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Why did human lifespans drop after the Flood?

Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International, two young-earth creationist organizations, have similar answers to this question. They don't attribute a direct supernatural cause, but ...
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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham? Noah lived 350 years after the Flood (Gen 9:28). Arphaxad was born 2 years after the Flood (Gen 11:10) Salah was born 2 + ...
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Why did people stop worshipping God after experiencing the flood?

The same way it was lost in the first place. For the same reason that Cain killed Abel. Noah was saved physically from the physical calamity, but he was not regenerated. He was not yet saved from ...
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If Noah's Flood was a historical global flood then how is the evidence that Egypt was founded before the Flood explained?

Like Young Earth Creationists do with most things, they believe that the conventional dating systems are wrong. In the case of Egypt this involves saying that what are normally thought to be ...
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Dinosaurs offspring of demons?

The first step in looking for a respected theologian who can propose this view is to define how we know a theologian is respected, and I suggest a minimum requirement is that he or she is a theologian ...
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Spectrum of Interpretation on Great Flood

There are 4 basic views regarding the interpretation of the great flood. Generally speaking, these connect to the interpretation of Genesis 1-3 as well. Global Flood The first camp is from those who ...
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How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?

Local-flood proponents generally fall into one of two camps: That the narrative is told from the point of view of the author, and from the author's point of view, the flood covered the entire (known) ...
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Noah's flood and Giants

This is a good question. I would assert that just because there were giants both before and after the flood does not necessitate that giants survived the flood. In fact, the Bible indicates that ...
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How many of each species went onto the Ark?

In the KJV it might be hard to understand, but in the translation you used above I think its very clear. There was "one pair" of each unclean animal, i.e. 2 of each of those species. There were "...
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Does Scripture mention whether it rained before the flood?

It may be reading things a little too much into the text, but it is possible to infer the prior existence of rain from God's address to Noah in: Genesis 7:4 ESV For in seven days I will send rain ...
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Where and/or when did the tradition that Methuselah died seven days before the Flood (for a period of mourning) originate?

Not all extant versions of the Book of Genesis say that Methuselah died the year of the Flood. Wikipedia gives the following: In the Masoretic text, he died at 969, in the year of the Flood ...
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How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?

One prominent adherent to the idea of a local flood, Hugh Ross, has maintained that the flood of Noah wiped out all of humanity. "In both its linguistic and historical context, world in the Genesis ...
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Is interpreting Noah's flood as a civilization-wide event compatible with Roman Catholicism?

The Catechism divides Scripture, according to intent of the writers, in the following ways: 115 According to an ancient tradition, one can distinguish between two senses of Scripture: the literal and ...
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Is there any Christian theological model for a non-literal ark?

I don't know of a detailed exposition that focuses specifically on the story of the ark, but in the Medieval ages it was common to say that each piece of scripture possessed the following levels of ...
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Do JWs believe the water canopy theory and do they think it will be restored?

The belief of Jehovah's Witnesses and other religions regarding a water canopy that existed at the time of earth's creation is not a concept that is a result of doctrine but one that is advanced in ...
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Why are the White Cliffs of chalk not taken out by the Flood?

Who says they weren't? The famous cliffs of Dover looked very different thousands of years ago. Prior to the flood, during the time of Doggerland, there weren't any cliffs there at all, just rolling ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Young earth creationists do indeed believe that Adam and Eve's children would have paired up to reproduce. They do not believe that this would have caused deformed offspring because at that time ...
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Why did human lifespans drop after the Flood?

An alternative (or additional) answer would be that the age before the flood was counted in seasons, which would correspond with Seth being born when Adam was around 33 and Enosh when Seth was 26. It'...
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Is there any Christian theological model for a non-literal ark?

Yes, there is a Christian theological model for a non-literal ark. Such a model is provided and developed in great detail by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) in his massive work Secrets of Heaven, ...
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Do any young earth creationists believe that a change to the earth's axis tilt was God's way of shortening human lifespans?

As indicated in this overview of YEC theories regarding the decline in lifespans, environmental changes (such as might be caused by a change in the earth's axis tilt) are not typically cited as a ...
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Are there any complete tables that can accurately pinpoint the year of the flood?

If you're talking about the date of the Great Flood within the generational dating of the book of Genesis, there are many tables that show this. Here is one example: (Note: Posting of this table does ...
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Where did all the water come from and go during the flood?

This subject is dealt with, in impressive detail and in a scientific manner, by Morris and Whitcombe in their famous book 'The Genesis Flood'. They draw attention to the mention of waters 'above the ...
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What was the population of the world at the time of the flood?

According to Tom Pickett on this site: http://www.ldolphin.org/pickett.html Although it is difficult to obtain an actual value of world population at the time of the flood, 5 to 17 billion people ...
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If an asteroid obliterated Planet Earth, could that be interpreted as God's "Second Flood"?

Nope, no second obliteration God said this to Noah I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all creatures be destroyed by the waters of a flood; there shall not be another ...
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Noah's flood and Giants

Nephilim and Rephaim The problem suggested by the selected texts may be resolved for biblical literalists by noting the English word ‘giants’ is used to translate two different Hebrew words: נָפִיל (...
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Does Cain still have descendants on the earth?

We cannot know. We know nothing about Noah's female ancestors or his sons' wives. Maybe one (or more) of them was a descendant of Cain, maybe not. The Bible simply doesn't tell us enough to know ...
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How many of each species went onto the Ark?

I generally agree with David Brainerd's answer. But I'd add: Genesis doesn't say two of each "species", it says two of each "kind". All creationist scientists whom I have heard discuss the subject ...
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