Local flood and local fire?

Genesis 6-9 tells the story of Noah.  Mankind had grown so evil that God decided to send a flood to destroy them.  Noah and his family were the only righteous people left in the world so God told him to build an ark to save his family and to take into the ark one pair of each kind of animal to save them from extinction.

Some Christians believe the flood was not really world wide but confined to the local area where Noah lived.  If you are one of them I would be interested in hearing your opinion about something Peter wrote.

Scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (2 Peter 3:3-7)

He said that in the past the world was deluged with water and perished and that in the future the heavens and earth that now exist will be destroyed with fire.  If only part of the earth perished in the flood does that mean that the fire that will come in the future will only burn up part of the earth?

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Posted on September 24, 2017, in creation and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This is an excellent point, friend. Good post!

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  2. I cannot help but think that the atomic bombs the nations are amassing will play some role in that final conflagration.

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  3. What of God’s promise in Genesis 8:21 that he would never strike down all living things again? If that flood was merely a local flood, then God’s promise not to repeat what had happened has been broken again and again… and God never breaks his promises. J.

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  4. Good use of exegesis. Where interpretation is needed, let scripture interpret…not long age biases. God’s Word is eternal and without contradiction, so it is clear that the historical account of a worldwide flood is the intended reading.

    I Peter 3:20-22 also compares the worldwide flood to baptism. If the flood were only local, should a person have only their feet baptized like a localized flood? And what does baptism symbolize? Jesus death. Was Jesus only partially dead like the old earther’s believe in a partial flood. There are too many restrictions on the local flood theory to let it infect the teachings in the church.

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  5. Reblogged this on ApoloJedi and commented:
    Good use of exegesis. Where interpretation is needed, let scripture interpret…not long-age biases. God’s Word is eternal and without contradiction, so it is clear that the historical account of a worldwide flood is the intended reading.

    I Peter 3:20-22 also compares the worldwide flood to baptism. If the flood were only local, should a person have only their feet baptized like a localized flood? And what does baptism symbolize? Jesus death. Was Jesus only partially dead like the old earther’s believe in a partial flood. There are too many restrictions on the local flood theory to let it infect the teachings in the church.

    We can trust God’s revelation about the past, so we can trust that our future is safely in His hands.

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