• David Lee Brown

Flood Scoffers

In the world, we have two types of geologic interpretations. The first is the secular interpretation that states the earth is billions of years old, and the rock layers you see were laid down by gradual environmental actions of wind, rain, snow, and other occurrences. These other things include landslides, local floods, sandstorms, etc. but, they cannot fully explain our planet’s geology or the fossil record. The second interpretation is the Biblical account of the global flood that spared only eight people. This flood is also known as the Noahic flood. This Biblical interpretation can explain all the geologic features of our planet, and the fossils found globally. Flood Scoffers choose the secular version and don’t believe the account of Noah and the other seven people God saved. So, I’ll share a little Bible truth today concerning Flood Scoffers.


Peter and His Thoughts About Flood Scoffers


Peter, in his second epistle, is calling people into remembrance of the words of the prophets. In 2 Peter 3:3-6, he says, “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:” So Peter both believed in the Noahic flood and called on his readers to remember it as fact.


The Willing Ignorance of Flood Scoffers



Those are God’s words, spoken through Peter, not my words. It indeed requires willing ignorance not to believe the Noahic flood occurred. The evidence is everywhere. As you’re driving through the mountains, look up at the rock formations exposed by carving the road through rock. You’ll see that the rock formations often appear bent. Well, you can’t bend rock, but you can bend deposits from a flood. These bent rock formations are found globally and at the highest peaks. Despite this evidence of a global flood, people are willingly ignorant and choose to believe poorly contrive explanations. So, they know the truth but are unwilling to acknowledge that they would have to accept the Biblical account of the Noahic flood.


The Fossil Record


Dead animals rot, are scavenged by other animals, and are ravaged by worms, maggots, beetles, and bacteria. They cannot continue to exist if they are exposed. So, can local floods fossilize critters? Yes, of course. If an animal is rapidly buried in sediment, it will often fossilize. But, those types of occurrences are somewhat rare. So, how can we explain the vast fossil record? The only answer is a global flood. Critters must be buried rapidly to fossilize. If you’d like more information concerning the fossil record, I recommend the following article, The Fossil Record. You can get additional information from that same website. You can also read the book chapter, Refuting Evolution 2—Chapter 8. It provides even more in-depth information. Or, you can see more articles on my website, Biblical Faith and Reasoning, by typing Noah or Flood into the search bar.


The Secular Worldview Breeds Flood Scoffers


The secular worldview attempts to discredit, dismiss, and disregard the Bible. The worldview today is replete with lies and half trues that reject God. This worldview is a big problem because even when scientists and laypeople see the truth in the Biblical evidence, they reject it. Why? Because that means they would have to believe in God. They would no longer be in charge of their own destiny. They would be subject to the almighty God written about in the Holy Bible. Many of them cannot tolerate that thought. What? You mean I’m beholding to God for everything I am and everything around me? That’s unacceptable! They will not believe because they are willingly ignorant and because they cannot accept the truth.


The truth is that the Bible is true, from the first word to the last. Nothing can change that – praise the Lord! The truth is the truth, and the truth will set you free!! It will even free the flood scoffers so they can believe the truth about geology, the fossil record, and the Gospel!!!