RE: [asa] Noah's Ark- the debate over floods... and biblical interpretation

From: Dehler, Bernie <>
Date: Mon Apr 06 2009 - 17:36:14 EDT

Here's my take, from the top of my head:

Global flood:

  Strength: The Bible appears to be reporting real history, and this interpretation treats it as such.

  Weakness: Almost completely ignores evidence from modern science.

Local Flood:

  Strength: It tries to integrate the story of the Bible with scientific evidence.

  Weakness: Tries to be faithful to both the Bible and science and in so doing, weakens the testimony of both.

No Flood:

  Strength: Most closely aligns to scientific evidence from geology and biology.

  Weakness: Destroys faith in the Bible as "inerrant" in matters of history and science.


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Subject: Re: [asa] Noah's Ark- the debate over floods... and biblical interpretation

On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

> I'm going to be debating Noah's Ark- global flood, local flood, or no flood. I'm taking the no flood position.


> Curious-


> What all do you think would be the best argument for each position?


> Please keep your answers short- no essays.


> Info on my event:



> ...Bernie


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