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Is The Bible Wrong About History?

They Say: Noah's Flood Didn't Happen. Proving the Bible is Wrong!

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HUMANISTS CLAIMS ABOUT: Inaccurate Statements About History

The Bible’s false statements about history also bolster the Humanist position. Historians and other scholars have exposed many of the Bible’s claims as historically inaccurate.

History and the Old Testament

Historians have long known that the biblical story of a worldwide flood is a myth. For instance, Andrew White says nineteenth-century Egyptologists found that Egypt had a flourishing civilization long before Noah, and no flood had ever interrupted it. [White, Vol. I, p. 257.]

Before we get started, notice the source of this accusation. If you have been reading these chapters in sequence, you will recognize our old "friend" Andrew White. He is a source who has proven to be unreliable and inaccurate. (If you don't know about Andrew White, click here.)

The Global Flood (Noah's Flood)

The humanists claim historians know Noah's Flood is a myth. However, that is not true. Many historians, as well as geologists, recognize there was a flood and that it is an important part of our history. Who is right? That is a major topic, bigger than we can cover in one web page.

Was there a global flood? Yes. If you take the time to look at the evidence... ALL of the evidence... without predetermining the answer you want to get. You will find the evidence supporting a global flood is overwhelming. Here are a couple of online resources:

Brief Article Listing a Few of the Evidences for a Global Flood

Longer Article with More Evidence for a Global Flood

Online Videos:

Evidence for Noah's Flood

Can Certain Geological Features be Explained by a Flood?

Here are a few examples of wwhat you’ll see in the above resources. They include evidences such as:

  • We see the same sediment layers extending across continents. Although a sediment layer they may be given different names in various locations, geologically it is one layer, in some cases thousands of feet thick. Not just one, but multiple layers of sediment are transcontinental. The only type of event that could o this is a global flood.
  • We see that sediments are layered in a pancaked fashion, one on top of the other, with flat lines separating the layers. If these were laid down over millions of years, the boundaries between layers would show evidence of erosion. A surface cannot remain exposed for millions of years and not be eroded. However, pancaked layers are exactly what we would expect to see as the result of a global flood.
  • We see folded, curved, and bend sediment layers. Rock does not smoothly bend. It breaks. These folds had to have been made when the sediment was soft. Exactly what we would expect to see if there was a Biblical global flood.
Was There an Egyptian Civilization Before Noah?

No. This is a common myth based on a list from about 280 BC. It is a list of pharaohs and giving the number of years they reigned as recorded by the historian Manetho. Modern historians assumed each pharaoh ruled one after another. This resulted in a very long history for ancient Egypt. However, there are some major problems with this list:

But There Numerous Problems With That

1) We now know there were geographically different Egyptian kingdoms at various times— they are known as the Upper Kingdom, and the Middle Kingdom (Golden Age) or Lower Kingdom. At times there were multiple Pharaohs ruling in separate kingdoms at the same time. So not all names on the list were consecutive.

2) At times fathers and sons reigned together for a long time. We see this common practice in other ancient civilizations. So some of the names and durations are simultaneous, not consecutive.

3) Egyptian dating is thought to be based on dynasties, but there are overlapping dynasties.

4) The purpose of the list created by Manethos was not to provide an accurate record. Its purpose was to glorify Egypt. "Called Aigyptiaka (‘On things Egyptian’) it was written for the new Ptolemaic ruling dynasty, just as a near contemporary Babylonian, Berossos, wrote a history of Babylon for the new Seleukid dynasty. Each historian was setting out to prove that his country was the oldest, a matter of prestige to the new Macedonian rulers." - Quote from the World History web site.

5) The list created by Manethos is inconsistent, repeats pharaohs, omits some rulers, and different copies of the Manethos list conflict with each other. "As his work survives, it is hopelessly garbled in places. But, despite all the problems associated with dynastic divisions, Manetho’s work is so ingrained in Egyptology that it is now impossible to get rid of it." - Quote from the World History web site.

6) Egyptian chronology has been found to be inconsistent with ancient Assyrian and Hittite records, another indication it is not accurate.

Here is a link to an article that discusses some of the other problems and issues with dating Ancient Egypt. Yes, there are many more: dating Ancient Egypt (click here)

Although the commonly held belief among non-historians is that Egyptian civilization goes back to 5,000 BC, that belief is based on myth unsupported by the historical evidence.


Thinking that Noah's flood did not happen is just wishful thinking on the part of evolutionists and humanists. Billions of years, without a global flood, is required for evolution to be true. However, both the Bible and the physical evidence support the fact that Noah's global flood was real.

Next Up: History and the Old Testament

The book of Exodus claims to contain a historical record of the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. But historians and archaeologists have been unable to verify any of the events described in the book. No known Egyptian records refer to the biblical Moses, the devastating plagues God supposedly inflicted on the country, the escape of the Hebrew slaves, or the drowning of the Egyptian army. Further, White tells us the records contained on Egyptian monuments show that the pharaoh ruling at the time of the alleged escape of the Jews was certainly not overwhelmed in the Red Sea.

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good news of the cross

The gospel is not social justice nor serving others. The gospel is love in action... Jesus Christ giving Himself so that you can be saved from the wrath of God.

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
- 1 Corinthians 15:1-8