NOW THAT I’M STANDING ON THE OTHER SIDE of the fence and gazing in, I find it so ironic, as a convert to the Hebrew cosmology of an enclosed stationary flat earth, to watch modern day Creationists desperately trying to stand with a heliocentric model that defies their very attempts at Biblical literacy. If Creationists are accepting the globe model yet rejecting its foundational claims whenever select theological truths or observed passages don’t exactly wedge in as they should, where does such an approach ultimately know when to accept the data and when to reject it?
Genesis 7: 11-12
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
I don’t ever recall a time in my life when I seriously doubted the Bible’s claim that God drowned the earth and all of its inhabitants within through a worldwide deluge, save Noah and his family in the ark. But I can say with certainty that the notion of a “globe” being flooded pried at my intellectual insecurities for decades, and with good reason, because if you’ve been following my series “The Biblical Flat Earth,” you’ll hopefully take note that the Bible states quite the opposite, as the Earth’s make-up is concerned. Of course, mainstream proponents of the Copernican model have been criticizing Christians by stating such impossibility all along! If a Christian is set upon rejecting the Scripture’s hundreds of claims from its dozens of Prophets, Apostles, and scribes that the Earth is stationary, fixed upon pillars, and created within an enclosed system, then considering that Moses directed us to such absurdities in the first place, his worldwide flood account, made possible only through that enclosed system, should easily be discounted as well.
Am I rejecting the Bible and its claims of a worldwide flood? Absolutely not! It wasn’t until a year ago that I stumbled upon the truth within the Bible, as it pertains to His created world, and as such, never before have the pages within God’s Word become more alive! God is not a liar. Man however is. And as this midnight hour Flat Earth movement continues to grow, the LORD will be proven true.
ALL THE HIGH HILLS THAT WERE UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN WERE COVERED
Genesis 7: 17-24
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
A Flat Earth contemporary of mine calculated rough estimates regarding the volumes of water required to cover the entire world, with the floodwaters leveling off somewhere around 20 feet above Mount Everest.
4,512,480,000 cubic kilometers
That’s basically the amount of water needed in addition to what water already exists. This is all assuming that the topography of the Earth today is remotely the same as it was in Enoch’s day, which I believe for a number of reasons to be closely accurate. It is however still a crude calculation, as it does not take into account preexisting land, which would slightly diminish that number, nor does it consider the globular model, where rectilinear volume would dictate that the surface area of water be far greater than earth level, thus wildly expanding that number.
The estimated amount of water on Earth today is 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers. Add this up with the likely underestimated volume needed to fill the highest mountains, and we’re looking at almost 6 billion cubic kilometers of water.
I guess the questions I have for my globular skeptics of a flat earth, as prescribed in the Bible, is where did all that water come from? And just as importantly, where did it go afterwards?
According to Answers in Genesis, the very reason most Creationist scientists moved away from the “problematic” water canopy, which I was taught as a child, is because it would imply the sun, moon, and stars were inside our atmosphere as Moses claimed!
It’s sheer irony.
Maddening too. Even remaining advocates of the water canopy theory, considering there could actually be enough vaporized water to materialize into the enormous volume of solid liquid outlined above, cannot truly answer where all that water went, once the earth was drained. To argue that all the water seeped into the globe, as is the historical claim, would be to turn one’s sword against the very heliocentric Copernican model that Creationists so defiantly stand with.
In a straightforward reading of the Scriptures, the flat stationary Earth model simply makes sense!