Pope warns of new great flood, according to articles in Breitbart 1 March 2021 and the Catholic Newsagency 2 March 2021.
Pope Francis has released a new book entitled Of Vices and Virtues which records conversations with Father Marco Pozza, chaplain of the prison of Padua in the north of Italy. One of the topics they discuss is the Great Flood of Noah.
According to the Catholic Newsagency, the Pope claims “the world could face a catastrophe like the Great Flood if human beings fail to address climate change”. The Pope stated “The biblical flood, according to experts, is a mythical tale.” He goes on to claim “But myth is a form of knowledge,” and “The flood is a historical tale, archaeologists say, because they found traces of a flood in their excavations.”
He then goes on to warn “A great flood, perhaps due to a rise in temperature and the melting of the glaciers, is what will happen now if we continue along the same path.”
Links: Breitbart, Catholic Newsagency
Editorial Comment: The Pope’s belief that archaeologists have found “traces of a flood in their excavations” is not referring to Noah’s Flood but to a dumbed down dead sea inundation.
We recommend the Pope reads what God said about the possibility of another Great Flood when He told Noah: “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:21-22) God went on to make this promise to Noah, his descendants and every living creature: “I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis 9: 11)
The Pope is not the only theologian who disputes the reality of the worldwide flood. See the question: BIOLOGOS stated Noah’s flood was only a local event and is only a theological story. What do you think? Answer here.
Creation Research News 17 March 2021
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