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

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Thu Apr 09 2009 - 16:13:45 EDT

Dehler, Bernie wrote:
> Dick:
> “It was to terminate evil doers. Do you think a king and his family
> could just slip out of town unnoticed?”
> You think all the evil doers were concentrated. That sounds too
> far-fetched to me. I think they spread out all over the globe- aren’t
> all people evil? Even God said that… they were all evil… not just the
> locals.
> It sounds to me like you have your theology then shape the Scripture
> to meet it- eisigesis. It is a local flood. How long? The Bible says,
> but ignore that part. How high? The Bible says, but diminish it
> (mountains = hills). What was on the ark? The Bible says (all animal
> species with the aim to preserve them), but ignore that part.
> To me, it seems so straight-forward to recognize and accept what the
> Bible says, then understand it as adapting myth for theological
> purposes… just as Easter and Christmas were adapted from pagan things
> to give new Christian meaning to them.
> …Bernie
So Bernie what was the theological purpose, from Noah through to the
tower of Babel. Empty threats of punishments soon get ignored.

Dave W

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