Global Flood

Flood Stories Around The World

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Global Flood: Stories In Hundreds of Cultures

Inca in Peru: “They said that the water rose above the highest mountains in the world, so that all people and all created things perished. No living thing escaped except a man and a woman, who floated in a box on the face of the waters and so were saved.”

Bahnar - Cochin, China: the rivers swelled “till the waters reached the sky, and all living beings perished except two, a brother and a sister, who were saved in a huge chest. They took with them into the chest a pair of every sort of animal...”

Aztecs: “When mankind were overwhelmed with the deluge, none were preserved but a man named Coxcox … and a woman called Xochiquetzal, who saved themselves in a little bark, and having afterwards got to land upon a mountain called by them Colhuacan, had there a great many children; … these children were all born dumb, until a dove from a lofty tree imparted to them languages, but differing so much that they could not understand one another.”

Over time oral histories tend to become garbled and embellished. So how do we know the Biblical account is correct, and the Aztec version (and all other versions) is a garbled version of the Biblical account?

A good example is the Summarian Gilgamesh Epic. It is often claimed that the Bible copied its flood account from the Gilgamesh flood story. However, we know that cannot be true. The Biblical account is the only one that is realistic and coherent. For example, the boat used in the Gilgamesh story is a cube 20 cubits square. That is a highly unstable shape that would tumble in the water. No one would survive. Noah's Ark, on the other hand, had a ratio of dimensions that today have been recognized as the best design for stability, and is the ratio now used for large ships. In a study done in the 1990's, and published in 1994, the safety of the Ark was investigated and rated as superior, in high winds and waves, to all other hull shapes studied. Of all the flood stories,the Biblical account is the only one that describes a vessel that could survive a global flood.

For more information check out these links:

Flood Legends, and Creation in the Science Class (CMI)

The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh (ICR)

Flood! (CMI)


The Good News

Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?

All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:

Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:

Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?

You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...

Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.