A reader advises:
Good morning everyone;
I forgot to mention earlier on the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham of AnswersinGenesis.org, which is a very great media event tonight (2-4-14) at 7 PM Kentucky / I think its 4 PM California time) and is free and live for everyone to see at `debatelive.org’.
We ought to know something about this, for it happens only this one time.
If you agree, please tell every one.
The Post debate results:
“The debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” on February 4 has evoked some strong and incredibly mixed reactions from the media, atheist bloggers, and Christians.” AiG site.
Yes, such a result – a confused outcome – is often the result of not being connected with God
in what man does. For one thing, Ken Ham tries to pit his human wisdom, against Bill Nyes
human wisdom, without being able to have God on his side! Why? Because of Proverbs 28:9.
Let him think about it.
Much more could be said, but this is not a sermon, just an e-mail.
Damien Mackey’s comment
Thanks for the update …. .
My Flood model is intermediate between the Global (e.g. Ken Ham’s version, even with dinosaurs aboard the Ark) and Local (in the minimal sense – e.g. just Mesopotamia).
I believe that the riverine world of Adam and Eve, and of Noah, stretching from Mesopotamia approximately to Ethiopia (the four rivers of Genesis 2), was Saint Peter’s “the world that then was” (2 Peter 3:6).
That is what was flooded.
So my Flood model is Local, but vast.
The Global (Creationist) model, a Flood that erases the entire antediluvian world, cannot account for:
(i) the testimony of Jesus Christ that the Jerusalem-ites (why them?) were to be held accountable for the sins of persecuting the righteous even from the time of Abel (well before the Flood); nor
(ii) the traditions that have Jerusalem, ‘the centre of the world’ (Ezekiel 38:12), as the place where man both fell and was redeemed; with
(iii) Golgotha, ‘the place of the Skull’, being the very place where Adam was buried; nor can it account for
(iv) this geological data that Jerusalem was once under the ocean. “Diggings” (December 1994, Vol. 10, No. 12), “Why Hezekiah’s Tunnel Has the Bends” (p.5): A geologist may have the answer. Now an Israeli geologist, Dan Gill, has done some research on the matter and has come up with some very plausible explanations. Dan identifies two types of rock in the tunnel area — limestone and dolomite. The former is fairly soft and porous, the latter comparatiively hard. It is rather interesting that this limestone consists of about 30% fragments of fossil shells and some coral, which means that Jerusalem, which is now about 700 metres above sea level, must have been beneath the ocean at some time in the past . …
(v) nor the Cain-ite archaeology in Mesopotamia (e.g. Eridu = Irad; Uruk = Unuki/Enoch), interrupted by the Flood, and then resuming afterwards; nor
(vi) how Ashurbanipal could claim to have read writings before the Flood, if all prior civilisation had been totally erased.