Genesis 7:17-19… The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters, And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.
There is a disagreement about the flood that I have become aware of in the last years. It may have always been a point of argument, but, I just heard it recently. The argument is this: the flood did not cover the whole earth; it only covered the area that was occupied. The proponents of that idea want to minimize the involvement of God and show that humanity is responsible for all that has happened and continues to happen to mankind. That is the creed of a philosophy known of as ‘humanism.’ Humanism teaches that we are the top of the heap and everything that happens is our doing. The Bible teaches that God is the one who makes all things happen; humanism does not teach that so it tries to discredit the Bible. Evolution is a way to teach creation without God. If a person ignores the Bible, he, or she, might be persuaded by the ‘logic’ of evolution. If we believe in God, we believe in His word, and we trust it is true.
The flood covered every mountain under the whole heaven. If one believes in the unstoppable power of God, that is not impossible to accept. Don’t be tempted to believe lies even when they make sense in the world.
In the last couple years we have heard a lot about a phenomenon which is known as ‘global warming.’ I try to stay out of politics, but sometimes, politics steps into the arena of ‘humanism verses Theism’. There is evidence of global warming but a study of history shows that it happening many times in the past. Those seasons were often followed by a period of global cooling. I am not choosing a side on this issue; I am just stating that humanists want to show that man is responsible for things like the temperature of the earth and that man can reverse the trend. According to the letter from Peter, the earth is going to eventually burn up with fervent heat. That is an act of God to deal with His wrath toward evil. It is not an act of humans.