Ever notice how some sects of Christianity love to metaphorically slap their thighs and roll about laughing at their Country Cousins the Young Earth Creationists? How they are wont to point at ‘ol Hambo, and his Ark (not me) project and go on and on … and in some cases …. on about how the notion of a global flood as described in Genesis is simply ridiculous, anti-science and thus, seriously embarrassing all science-embracing Christians who are all smart, modern and up to date with plate tectonics rather than those who seem addled with gin and tonics?
Also, a great many of these smart, modern up-to-date Christians sometimes expound in lengthy exposition that, even though the Old Testament contains many examples of supernatural events, to compare a talking donkey or a global flood, for example, to say, curing blindness with spittle and walking on water as found in the New Testament simply means you have a presuppositional stance against the existence of God and the reality of the supernatural.
Yes, yes. I know how much sense that makes, all right? You don’t have to point it out. Sheesh!
As modern, up to date Christians will gladly explain/preach/ apologize how and why as Jesus is God incarnate in the New Testament he … oops , sorry … He is also very much God in the Old.
One can easily see the logic of such a reasoned, well-thought out position, yes? Well, naturally.
So where is all this going I hear you say.
I’m glad you asked.
Let’s look and see what Jesus said about The Flood, shall we?
Matthew 24: 37-39
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
And in the Gospel of Luke …
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.”
Jesus says the flood swept them all away. He knows the Tanakh – as any good Jewish boy would – and, therefore, would have been familiar with this passage: ‘’…. all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth and all mankind.’’
Not some, but all mankind.
There is not a chance in Hades that this could be misunderstood or misconstrued to mean a local flood.
Jesus knew exactly what he was talking about.
Therefore, if Jesus believed and referenced the Genesis tale of Noah, the Ark (not me) and the Global Flood where does this leave science-embracing, smart, modern up-to-date plate tectonic style Christians?
I’ll leave it to you to find the most suitable phrase. Feel free to express it in the comments!