>Ah, you have found the theological flaw in the mankind-obliterating
>animal-sparing local flood theory. If the flood was local, than ALL
>effects would have to be local. Knowing that the word for earth,
>in the Hebrew, also means "land" affords the clue. The purpose of the
>flood was to "blot out from the face of the LAND man and beast and
>creeping things ..." Therefore, if we are consistent, a local flood
>exterminates local men, local beasts, and local creeping things. It
>would spare distant men, distant beasts, and distant creeping things.
>THE ORIGINS SOLUTION
Sounds like a local flood would not have brought about God's desired
effects, in accordance with Genesis 6:7.
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