I am setting this group up in order to collect member's thoughts and opinions, and maybe, even new evidence, about the flood. Why set up a group, that is simple, because there are so many issues and conflicting beliefs within the Christian community. We have two books that we need to read, firstly we have the Bible, not just Genesis but many other books of the Bible that refer to the flood; the Bible must be, and should be, our first and foremost authority on any subject concerning our faith. The Bible is, and is about, truth. However, we have a second book to which we must refer, this is the book of nature, the physical evidence that is all around us. Ultimately both books must synchronise and justify each other, science and the Bible will one day converge. However both books are subject to interpretation. In the case of the Bible, the interpretations of those that have gone before us and translated the word of God in the light of their particular culture. Certain interpretations have gained mass support and have been accepted as the truth, but it seems 'truth' changes with the beliefs, evidence and the pressure of 'the world'.
As a result, those who believe in a universal flood, as I do, are hopelessly divided and confused in the detail, and, as they say, the devil is in the detail. So it is here, in the detail, that we who believe are attacked. As Christians we are seekers of truth, so we must seek the scientific truth, the way things are, not the way we would wish them to be. When I was a child I believed in fairy tails, but when I became a man I put away childish stories and looked for the truth; and the truth is, there are many issues and discrepancies in what Christians believe within the truth of the universal flood.
If we do not acknowledge the issues, and investigate them, and attempt to falsify them, we cannot hope to defend what we believe to be true. Our creationist stance must be an holistic one, we cannot pick and mix, or cherry pick, like the evolutionist does. The atheist starts with nothing and looks for answers, we start with the truth and look for vindication and supporting evidence, for that truth. If we cannot display a consistent position, shed all the pseudo-science and fairy-stories and be able to explain those issues that science fails to answer, we will never be taken seriously, and a universal flood will continue to be a subject of scorn.
Can I suggest that this group becomes an investigation into the flood issues, and we seek, not to score goals against those with a different opinion, but to seek the truth. It would be good if the main page of the group be left for our spiritual beliefs.
There is also no place for rigidity, we must be prepared to have our views changed according to the evidence. Everyone's point of view is valid, or it would not be their point of view, we, none of us, has a monopoly on the truth, and anything we post is merely a hypothesis.
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