That Black Sea stuff is an accommodation to the OE paradigm. The Bible SAYS "the whole world," that MEANS the WHOLE WORLD. You've bought the OE. You'd be a lot better off if you just gave up the Bible, because it's a great sin to try to conform it to such nonsense. Go whole hog and become a secular geologist, you'll be a lot safer. Maybe later on if there's still time you can rethink it all and come back to the Bible. A compromised Bible is worse than no Bible.
I haven't written in this thread as I have zero knowledge of geology and so there was no point. I just can't let this post stand though.
This post discredits you, the Bible and the Christian faith. Try reading Paul where we are told not to judge.
Actually the faith that you espouse can more accurately be called Biblianity as opposed to Christianity. Your faith is based on an understanding of how God uses the scriptures to reach out to mankind that isn't even Biblical, particularly from a New Testament perspective.
Christianity is to be God centred and Christ centred. The Bible, is the narrative or story of God and His creation written by fallible men inspired to transcribe their views, their experiences and their own stories. IMHO the Bible is a tool used by God to reach out to us as part of His ongoing efforts, through mankind, to bring the world to the place where peace, love and perfect justice is the norm.
Christ is the Word of God. The Bible itself agrees with that. Jesus fulfilled all of the OT which was a foreshadowing of God's word incarnate in Jesus. I know that you will call the Bible the written Word of God but which do you believe when they are in conflict. One simple example is when Jesus talks about divorce saying that Moses, (not God), told you one thing but I'm telling you another. Which do you choose?
Trying to read the Bible as a book dictated by God giving as an unbiased history or as a modern science text gives us a highly inaccurate picture of the true nature of God as seen in Jesus.
Does it really matter if the flood was world-wide or local? Isn’t it more important to get the message that God is not about to give up on us in spite of the evil in the world? It is like the story of the snake in the garden. It doesn't matter whether or not it was a real snake – what matters is what the snake said.
Note to admin. I know that this looks like I'm dragging this thread right off topic but Faith uses the Bible as the reference for her argument and I think that it is important to make the point that the reference that she is using is not actually relevant to the discussion.
He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.