Crosstalk: June 30, 2017
Regarding the flood, popular TV science teacher Bill Nye once said that it couldn't possibly have happened and that there's no evidence for it.
Is there a lack of evidence for a worldwide flood? Is Scripture wrong? Could all creation and apologetics ministries really have been misleading us all these years?
Joining Jim to take a look a this topic was Bodie Hodge. Bodie is a speaker, author and researcher at Answers in Genesis and is a member of the editorial review board. He has been involved with many books and DVD's and is a regular speaker in the Creation Museum Speaker Series. Jim and Bodie discussed his book which he has co-authored with Ken Ham, 'A Flood of Evidence: 40 Reasons Noah and the Ark Still Matter'.
The goal behind this latest book was to have one that is easy to read for the lay person but not so shallow that you can't glean much from it. It answers the top questions that people ask concerning Noah's ark and the flood. Some of the questions this program answered included:
--How do creationists calculate the age of the earth and how does the flood fit into that scenario?
--How can creationists and evolutionists look at the same evidence yet come to different conclusions?
--Does it really take millions of years for rock layers to form?
--What about the ice age, canyons, coal and oil, stalactites and stalagmites, precious gems and diamonds? Aren't these proof of evolution?
--Does belief in millions of years impact one's salvation?
--Why did God have to send a flood that killed everyone and everything, including children?
--Did dinosaurs die off long before the emergence of man?
--Did the earth originally consist of one continent?
--How did the animals of the ark get to all places around the earth?
--Can we know how long it took to build the ark?
--Could a wooden ship of this magnitude really have been possible back then?
--Was there a water canopy around the earth?
--Where did all the water come from and where did it go?
Why is this discussion important? As Bodie noted, it's because ultimately we should want to see people won for Christ. It comes down to the Gospel and the ark is a picture of that. Just as Noah and his family had to walk through the door of the ark to be saved, we must walk through the 'door' of Jesus Christ to be saved.
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