Maybe God Misplaced The Schedule
did the global flood end?
Genesis 8:4 reports that, as the waters of the flood receded, Noahs ark
rested on the mountains of Ararat in the seventh month. The very next verse, however,
says the mountaintops could not be seen until the tenth month.
are the verses:
In the seventh
month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains
of Ararat. The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month,
on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
- Genesis 8:4-5
Carefully read what the above says. Can you
see why there is no contradiction? Remember, words are important, and reading
scripture without reading our biases into scripture is important.
this one is so easy because I live on the coast. What happens when a
ship gets into water that is not deep enough? We call it running aground. The
bottom of the ship contacts the bottom of the river (or channel, or bay, etc.)
and the ship becomes stuck. Is the ship still in the water? Yes. It is surrounded
by water, but it is resting on solid ground under the water. It is stuck.
ark was huge. As the flood waters receded the bottom of the ark contacted one
of the mountains of Ararat. It stopped floating, but it was still surrounded by
water. It took another eight to ten weeks (approximately) for the water to recede
enough such that the tops of the mountains became visible.
Come on humanists...
turn on your brains.
There is no contradiction here.
through these "contradictions" in the order there are presented
on the humanist web site. I'm tempted to skip some, such as this one, because
they are so easy. But... if it did that someone would complain that I skipped
it because it could not be explained. So I'll answer every one... here is the
next question, which actually is more difficult to answer because it requires
some specialized knowledge..
Genesis 8:13 describes
the earth as being dry on the first day of the first month. But Genesis 8:14 informs
us the earth was not dry until the twenty-seventh day of the second month.
here for the answer.