Sooooo, you have heard the gripe, one mind you, that has been repeated since man tried to depose God from His throne. There is no God! Genesis is a farce! The scriptures were written by lazy people who were clueless as to science! Sound about right?
Oh yeah, but one of my favs is this:
There was no flood. There is no proof. Oh my where is my laugh button. Nevermind, it’s really not a humorous matter, but people are shortsighted and never see the big picture. That gentle giant of grace and truth, who learned through his failures said this:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
So, if water itself does not act as the only proof you need, perhaps you need to pull a J. Cousteau and dive deeper than he was able, and SEE and LEARN that the world that that was, is buried. And in this place of the dearly departed, we can gain a clue as to why man lived to be 900 years, because things are not quite the same today.
Overflowed with water. Ouch. We do not have this ‘overflowing’ today, but we certainly have reminders, as in, the great clouds above that carry the water which rains the earth, and be thankful, that we are not so deluged.
Can we not appreciate the seldom seen fact that clouds are but a broken canopy of the waters above, just as scripture asserts? True science doncha know, as opposed to the lying thieves of academia, who have no use for either God or science. That these windows of heaven were once opened, and in tandem with the fountains of the great deep, wreaked havoc on this world that then was.
So yeah, you want more proof? Hold your breath and dive deeper than whales, go deeper than Mt. Everest, deeper than Elon Musk can fly overhead, and see those lakes below, under the massive oceans, those reverential burying grounds that hold the Creator’s promises.
But rest assured, you cannot survive, any more than a man can survive his own petulant cry of sursum cordem, on ward and upward! God already said ‘no’ per that massive tower of Babel. Even the eagles embarrass us by their obedience.
But can’t you at least enjoy that insightful word by our friend in his thoughtful epistle: ‘whereby.’ Love that. As to, and in what manner, a reminder of a truth just as pertinent today, with a view to God’s own oath.
It’s no wonder the scripture writers were mocked then, and now. They told the truth, notwithstanding Peter’s own weakness when he said: ‘I know not the man………..’ You see, his fears were mine, they are yours, as they reveal our very nature. Ah yes, but we NOW have an unction seeing the whole, no mirrored reflection or trying to survive eating a picture of apples, not a figure, but the true.
Then there is always that rainbow thing, an arc of a different nature, and once more not only mocked, but highjacked to put a seal of approval on decadence. Not too smart, but just another proof that I speak with sobriety and truth. But know this as an aside, God is the real Color Master, incorporating His azure sky with the ochre wheatfields and amber waves of grain, the greenery, the brown earth, the lights of night above, blood red, HE ALONE has all copyrights, and it would not kill us to say ‘how great thou art.’
After all, time is oh so fleeting, a thousand years as a day so to speak.