I had been wrestling with the idea behind the Great Flood in Noah’s time. Some of it was spurred by some surprisingly discerning reactions on Twitter to Pope Francis’ claim that climate change would cause a second great flood. Many comments pointed out God promised to never destroy mankind with a flood and he sent a rainbow (7 colors) as a reminder.
I took some advice from Jordan B. Peterson to “assume your thought is wrong and beat it up.” I mentioned this in a previous blog post. I read Genesis 6-7 and then went online to disprove the account of the Flood.
Well, the Bible’s story survives. People try to discredit the Flood by referencing all the cultures that have a flood myth, but doesn’t this prove that the human psyche observed a great flood? Cultures have passed down a flood story thereby somewhat corroborating that a flood actually took place. This is probably not their intent. Satan is a counterfeiter so that may be at play.
So then I looked for proof the Bible was right about the Flood. There are some interesting finds. Many scholars believe they have proof the Flood took place at the time described. Certainly worth researching.
Now it is your turn to pick a story in the Bible, assume your thoughts are wrong, and try to disprove your beliefs. I know you will find the Bible is correct.