A Universal Flood: 3000 B.C.

Tonight the Lord lead me to a wonderful website defending the historical reliability of the Bible through archaelogical research and related apologetic investigation.

One article of particular interest defends the Bible’s version of the Great Flood. Below is an excerpt:

Conclusion: The Flood Occurred 5000 Years Ago

  • C14 is not useful in dating before 5000 B.P. according to the discoverer of the method.
  • River deltas suggest a recent (ca. 3000 BC?) flood.
  • All written history begins ca. 3000 BC.
  • Foundations of cities began then.
  • Families of mankind began then. Geneologies date back to it.
  • A 10,000 BC (or earlier) flood wreaks havoc with geneologies.
  • There is no record of a 10,000 BC flood in ANY of the literature.
  • The Gilgamesh Epic (and other epics) fit well into a 3000 BC date.
  • The biblical account did not derive from other literature. It is eyewitness testimony.
  • It is clear from the biblical account that there was a universal flood about 3000 BC.

For more, kindly see:
http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2005/12/11/A-Universal-Flood-3000-BC.aspx

While I was reading the article God revealed to me that rainbows can only be seen through falling water vapour (rain). Genesis 2:5 states that before the Great Flood there was no rain on the earth:

“…for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth.”

So God’s sign that He would never again destroy the earth by flood could only be seen once normal rain began falling after the Great Flood. As it is written:

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 and with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
(Genesis 9:8-17)

Praise God for this insight, backing up the truth of His Word.

Trust in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy

1 Timothy 6:17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

I have written this article mostly for my own edification and admonition, though I hope others may also find it helpful when considering beautiful objects in the world. Such objects must not be an end in themselves: we should be mindful that they came from God and to him they will return. As it is written:

1 Timothy 6:7
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Other gems from scripture concerning God’s gifts to human beings:

Psalm 104:14-15
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Ecclesiastes 3:13
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Proverbs 27:9
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.