Global flood didn’t happen, claim BioLogos. On the day that Answers in Genesis opened their Ark Encounter (7 July 2016) the theistic evolution organisation BioLogos published an article condemning Answers in Genesis and all young earth creationists, claiming “Young-earth creationist teaching is causing unnecessary harm to the reputation of the Church and creates a stumbling block for people who are considering the Gospel”. In the Common Questions section on their website BioLogos claim (in bold print) “The scientific and historical evidence is now clear: there has never been a global flood that covered the entire earth, nor do all modern animals and humans descend from the passengers of a single vessel”.
In spite of this, they claim in their Ark article: “The story of Noah’s ark and the Flood is an essential part of the Bible’s divine teaching about God, his relationship to creation, and the just punishment that sin deserves. The story points to the magnitude of Christ’s work, saving us from judgement and giving us new life”.
They also have another series of articles entitled “The Flood: Not Global, Barely Local, Mostly Theological”.
Editorial Comment: Wake up BioLogos. If Noah’s Flood did not happen as described in Genesis then it is time for you to fess up and admit it is nothing but a fairy tale, which has no theological significance, and that your teaching undermines everything else the Bible has to say about God as truthful Creator and worldwide Judge, what sin is, and Christ’s saving work.
It is the reality of the past world-wide judgement of the Flood that affirms the reality of future world-wide judgement. Jesus Himself teaches this in his warnings about being ready for the coming of the Son of Man. (Matthew 24:36-44, Luke 17:20-37). The Apostle Peter warns that scoffers will come denying the reality of future judgement by being deliberately ignorant of the fact that “the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished”. (2 Peter 3:5-7).
What a prophecy about BioLogos as they deny the reality of the Flood and do actually give people an excuse to ignore the reality of sin and judgement, and their need for salvation in Christ, who is the real Creator, Judge and Saviour. The Bible is the real history of the real world, and not mere theological theory, or morality tales. (Ref. sceptics, theistic evolution, liberal theology)
Evidence News vol. 16 No. 15
17 August 2016
Creation Research Australia