2 Peter 2:5
“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”
A long-time friend of Creation Moments, Richard Rothermel, recently shared his thoughts with us about the worldwide flood of Noah’s time and why this historic event is so important for creationists to defend. Here is what he had to say.
“The secular world cannot deal with the relics of the Global Flood, as described in Scripture. Instead, unbelievers prefer to interpret the sedimentary rocks and fossils as the result of vast ages of geological and biological evolution. Old-earth creationists also deny a global flood, preferring the interpretations of secular science (and inadvertently, perhaps, damaging the foundation of the Gospel).”
Richard continues: “The ‘secular’ interpretation is not only anti-biblical, it simply cannot stand scientific scrutiny. As biblical creationists, we must make every effort to ensure we understand the significance of the Global Flood for upholding the authority and integrity of Scripture. The Global Flood truly ‘washes away’ all those millions of years, and Darwinism goes SPLAT!
“An enormous mass of geological and paleontological information has come to light over the years which confirms the reality and magnitude of the Flood. With all of this evidence, Dr. John Whitcomb, coauthor of the groundbreaking The Genesis Flood, has rightly observed: ‘Now, the Christian world has no excuse – if they ever had any – for adding millions and billions of years to earth history.’
“Until we master the concepts of the Global Flood chronology and its proper interpretation,” Richard concludes, “we will have a hard time supporting biblical six-day creation and refuting compromise.”
I pray that more people – believers and unbelievers alike – will come to see that the evidence for a worldwide flood is overwhelming. Such a flood really does wash away the billions of years evolutionists depend on for evolution to take place. Amen.
Personal correspondence from Richard Rothermel on file at Creation Moments. Photo: Richard Rothermel.