The Global Flood

The topic of the flood is an important one. Because if the Bible cannot be relied upon when it tells us about things past, how can we rely upon it when it discusses things of the future? This topic discusses all the arguments that the author of the SAB has mentioned against The Flood. The evidence for the global flood outside of the Bible is literally overwhelming. A categorized selection follows here:

Human history

  1. Although the Bible has the most detailed account of a global flood, it is not the only story of a global flood. More than 500 flood stories have been found in all regions of the world such North and South America, South Sea Islands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, China, India, the Middle East, Europe and Africa (see Frazer, J.G., Folk-lore in the Old Testament: studies in comparative religion, Vol. 1, Macmillan, London, pp. 105-361, 1918).
    All these stories agree on three points: there was a global man and animal destroying flood by water; an ark or ship was used as means of escape; and only a few men escaped to continue the human race. The global flood left such a deep impression on mankind that they took this story with them when the earth was repopulated. Evolutionists immediately cry “common ancestor” when they see some similarities. But of course when such a thing might confirm a Biblical story all these hundreds of stories and there remarkable similarity are purely coincedental.
  2. Even Aboriginals have their flood stories.
  3. Stories of a global flood abound even in America. For example the Aztecs have a flood story.


Fossils don't form easily. You need specific conditions. If an animal dies, it will not turn into a fossil. An animal will only turn into a fossil if it is very rapidly buried under sediment:
Clearly, dead animals will not fossilize in the ocean under normal circumstances. Their scattered bones do not lie around long enough to be covered by sediment. Special conditions are needed to form fossils, especially to preserve the bones in their correct orientation. The creature has to be buried quickly to protect it from marine scavengers.
However, we don’t find animals being rapidly buried in the oceans today. Well-preserved fossils point to catastrophe—to sudden death and burial before the animal was scavenged, scattered and obliterated. Well-preserved fossils are consistent with the unusual conditions associated with the global Flood of the Bible.
The usually presented conditions as “slow” and “long time” won’t work. The second thing to mention with regards to fossils are that we tend to find mass graves of fossils. Surprising for evolutionists and uniformitarians. But not surprising when we know that once the earth was very rapidly covered with water and great layers of sediment buried many animals. Mass graves point to rapid, catostrophic burial:
Remarkably, these rapidly buried fossil whales contradict one of the ruling principles of modern geology, uniformitarianism—i.e. rocks formed slowly in the past similar to what we observe in the present. Interpreted according to that principle, the whales were buried over a period of two million years about 10 million years ago. However, the fact that 80 m of sediment buried 346 whales within months or weeks (or less) creates a problem for those who believe in millions of years. Where do they put the time? There is nowhere for it in the rocks.
The whale graveyard fits much more comfortably with the biblical timescale of thousands of years.
Besides whales turtles there are many other examples where various animals were rapidly buried together. Dinosours are of course the most striking example:
Dinosaur graveyards are not found just in the western United States, but worldwide.


  1. Coal is supposedly hundreds of millions of years old. One should therefore not be able to find any trace of Carbon-14 in it. All of it should have decayed to nitrogen during all these millions of years as Carbon-14 decays relatively quickly. On the other hand, if there was a global flood which destroyed all the lush tropical vegetation on the earth and turned it quickly into coal (this can happen very quickly, we can create high grade coal in weeks in our laboratories) about 4,500 years ago, one would expect a significant amount of C-14 still present in coal. And the amount shouldn't really vary with depth, i.e. the alleged Cenozoic era (34–55 million years ago) or the Paleozoic era (300–311 million years ago) should give comparable amounts of Carbon-14.
    And that is exactly what scientists all over the world find. The most recent of such investigations found:
    we obtain remarkably similar values of 0.26 percent modern carbon (pmc) for Eocene, 0.21 pmc for Cretaceous, and 0.27 pmc for Pennsylvanian. Although the number of samples is small, we observe little difference in 14C level as a function of position in the geological record. This is consistent with the young-earth view that the entire macrofossil record up to the upper Cenozoic is the product of the Genesis Flood and therefore such fossils should share a common 14C age.
  2. Planation surfaces are abundant on all continents. A planation surface is a large, level or nearly level, land surface that has been ‘planed’ flat by running water. Planation surfaces are not being formed today. Erosion cannot explain planation surfaces for several reason, for example the contents would have been reduced to near sea level on 10 to 50 million years (but of course, scientists see no problem in dating planation surfaces with 100 millions of years...). A global flood explains planation surfaces very well. For more on this topic, see “It's plain to see” by Michael Oard in Creation March 2006.
  3. The angle of repose of huge sandstones deposits clearly indicate that they were laid down by water, not by erosion.