Things Better Left Unsaid (Part 3)

This month we are continuing our mini-series related to arguments that should not be used in defending biblical creation. The larger context of this series, for those who may not have read the previous articles, is that while there certainly are a great number of very powerful arguments for the validity of the Genesis creation account, there are some arguments that continue to be used that are either very questionable or flat-out false. It is important that we do our best in accurately representing Christianity and the Gospel message to a lost world. Scripture tells us that the Gospel message is foolishness to the unsaved (1 Corinthians 1:18) so we know that witnessing is challenging enough, in and of itself. We certainly do not want to compound things by sharing information that is neither scientifically accurate nor biblically sound.

Rain Before the Flood.

It is commonly stated that there was no rain before the flood, so the people living in the days of Noah would have had an especially hard time envisioning the global catastrophe that he claimed was imminent. Genesis 2:5-6 states, Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. This statement was in reference to the creation week, so all that can be said with confidence is that it had not rained yet at the t ...

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