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Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#1 Mar 6, 2013
If God flooded the entire earth as the bible says with Noah and the ark. Where did the water recede to???
Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#3 Mar 6, 2013
jazzer wrote:
<quoted text>The same place it came from.
It receded to the sky???

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Since: Nov 12

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#5 Mar 7, 2013
That's the reason Noah had to wait so long. Some of the water evaporated into the sky while some soaked into the ground. I suppose some went back into the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers.
Dino Saur

Hickman, KY

#6 Mar 7, 2013
Ever wonder wrote:
If God flooded the entire earth as the bible says with Noah and the ark. Where did the water recede to???
The writers of the Bible knew very little of the entire planet.
Their whole world consisted of the distance their transportation could take them to. Their transportation consisted of walking , riding camels and asses. So it just wasn't possible for them to know
if the entire world was actually flooded.
But of course if you say God told Noah about the coming flood then the discussion changes to whether or not this is believable to you.

Since: Feb 13

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#7 Mar 7, 2013
The operative word in your post is "if." It's a fable.
Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#8 Mar 7, 2013
See I'm just not willing to completely call it a fable. The reason??? Many stories exist in many ancient cultures about a massive planetary flood. Of course when it was retold for the bible it had Godly consequences imposed in it. Water cannot recede if the there is no where left uncovered. Evaporation would take centuries. Sinking or being absorb even longer. What I am willing to concede is no man on a boat could outlive or outlast a complete submersion of the planet. Even if he landed on the highest mountain the water around him would have made living any length of time impossible. So why, why tell a story so inconceivable, that your own followers will have a hard time believing. Take everything away even, the land rose up, God had a special plug he could pull, whatever, I still have to believe that on the entire planet no one and no thing other than Noah was worth saving...
martybrown wrote:
The operative word in your post is "if." It's a fable.
en
Brittney

Maryville, TN

#9 Mar 7, 2013
Because if your a believer, a true one, then you have given God your entire trust... No matter what the bible says, whether its scientifically impossible or not, you still know that's Gods word is true. Because think about it.... The Bible told a story where Jesus made the blind man see and the deaf man hear not to mention the women who had bled for years that just rubbed his coat and healed.... Tell me where a doctor can do that today. The Lord is most powerful!!
Best answer I can give

United States

#11 Mar 8, 2013
A world wide flood covering the mountains is just bull. That would be water almost 6 miles deep. That would be higher than most cloud formations. It would have take centuries for that much water to evaporate, even if it could. There would be no place for the water to drain to and it would not soak into the earth... it that were true then the oceans would have all sunk by now.

The bottom line... if there were a flood it was a local flood and it's just been over blown like the rest of the stories in the Bible.

Actually the Bible is a hoax and most of the stories are symbolic at best. Although some have made some good movies.
Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#12 Mar 8, 2013
This is scripturally incorrect. God wants us to question him. What good teacher doesn't love questions?? Jesus was ask countless questions. If you go into the bible blindly without asking questions you will not learn. The bible was written by man...not God. Assuming no story was stretched or exaggerated or even made up is a fool's errand. They were men and women just like us today repeating stories that were 200 to 400 years old with a very limited knowledge of the planet they lived on.
Brittney wrote:
Because if your a believer, a true one, then you have given God your entire trust... No matter what the bible says, whether its scientifically impossible or not, you still know that's Gods word is true. Because think about it.... The Bible told a story where Jesus made the blind man see and the deaf man hear not to mention the women who had bled for years that just rubbed his coat and healed.... Tell me where a doctor can do that today. The Lord is most powerful!!
dislike

United States

#13 Mar 8, 2013
Ever wonder wrote:
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It receded to the sky???
water evaporates. Just like you put water in a glass it eventually evaporates into the air!
dislike

United States

#14 Mar 8, 2013
Dino Saur wrote:
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The writers of the Bible knew very little of the entire planet.
Their whole world consisted of the distance their transportation could take them to. Their transportation consisted of walking , riding camels and asses. So it just wasn't possible for them to know
if the entire world was actually flooded.
But of course if you say God told Noah about the coming flood then the discussion changes to whether or not this is believable to you.
There is only one writer of the bible, God. God told the authors what too write.
dislike

United States

#15 Mar 8, 2013
Ever wonder wrote:
See I'm just not willing to completely call it a fable. The reason??? Many stories exist in many ancient cultures about a massive planetary flood. Of course when it was retold for the bible it had Godly consequences imposed in it. Water cannot recede if the there is no where left uncovered. Evaporation would take centuries. Sinking or being absorb even longer. What I am willing to concede is no man on a boat could outlive or outlast a complete submersion of the planet. Even if he landed on the highest mountain the water around him would have made living any length of time impossible. So why, why tell a story so inconceivable, that your own followers will have a hard time believing. Take everything away even, the land rose up, God had a special plug he could pull, whatever, I still have to believe that on the entire planet no one and no thing other than Noah was worth saving...
<quoted text>en
Ah, you are thinking scientifically, God is God. He can do all things. I mean just look around at all the wonders of this world. That is Gods hand on everything you see. Even buildings, Gods gave man the abilities to be able to do all these great things.
Best answer I can give

United States

#16 Mar 8, 2013
dislike wrote:
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Ah, you are thinking scientifically, God is God. He can do all things. I mean just look around at all the wonders of this world. That is Gods hand on everything you see. Even buildings, Gods gave man the abilities to be able to do all these great things.
I have heard this story more times than I can count.

Planets like earth exist all over the universe... some even have intelligent life forms... but it's not likely we will ever find or hear from them... they are just too far away. But I wouldn't give up on the idea that they might find us. After all they may be million's of years ahead of us.

True I've never seen one, but the odds of their existing far out weight the odds of their not existing. But, common sense still tells me there is NO God!!!
Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#17 Mar 8, 2013
Even with the most basic knowledge of the bible you know God did not write it. The bible is a collection of stories written over centuries that a single man chose what to include in it. It was called the guttenberg bible. From there came the printing press and the rest is history. He also threw out books he did not deem worthy or well written. They are currently being discovered. They are called the gnostic books.
dislike wrote:
<quoted text>
There is only one writer of the bible, God. God told the authors what too write.
truth

United States

#18 Mar 9, 2013
Best answer I can give wrote:
<quoted text>
I have heard this story more times than I can count.
Planets like earth exist all over the universe... some even have intelligent life forms... but it's not likely we will ever find or hear from them... they are just too far away. But I wouldn't give up on the idea that they might find us. After all they may be million's of years ahead of us.
True I've never seen one, but the odds of their existing far out weight the odds of their not existing. But, common sense still tells me there is NO God!!!
Yes Virginia, God does exist! God created the universe. Not just the earth, but all planets and everything in the universe.....All those wonderful beautiful stars. Yes, dear that all just magically appeared..........LOL........ I can prove God. Can you disprove God.......NO! The trees, Human Kind, Air, Water, Rainbows. I know when I die, I will go to Heaven and see my Jesus and My little boy. Faith is not seeing, Faith is Believing. You can not see air, but that does not mean it is not there!!!!
Best answer I can give

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2013
truth wrote:
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Yes Virginia, God does exist! God created the universe. Not just the earth, but all planets and everything in the universe.....All those wonderful beautiful stars. Yes, dear that all just magically appeared..........LOL........ I can prove God. Can you disprove God.......NO! The trees, Human Kind, Air, Water, Rainbows. I know when I die, I will go to Heaven and see my Jesus and My little boy. Faith is not seeing, Faith is Believing. You can not see air, but that does not mean it is not there!!!!
Another same story I have heard over and over. Okay... prove your God!!! Tell me something I have not heard before.
guest78

Cambridge, MA

#20 Mar 9, 2013
Prove that he doesnt exist. If the big bang theory is true what existed before the explosion. Prove it to me.
Ever wonder

Kansas City, KS

#21 Mar 9, 2013
Really?? Which one? Just because you have a leather bound book all in a single cover does not mean it's one book. Maybe you think he wrote the old testament , or is it the new testament you attribute to God. The only thing for certain is that they do not come from the same authors. In the old testament God is mean and angry. He will take you and your kids out for simply looking at an altar. This is after you have dedicated your entire life to his will. The old testament aka the Jewish bible is 100% written in Hebrew and only Jewish authored books were allowed. At one point they had the apocrypha books which were written in greek allowed but when Catholics began recruiting Jews to Christianity they decided all books not originally written in Hebrew were unclean so they took them out. Which is why to this day Jewish folks don't recognize the new testament. Maybe you think the new testament is written by God. Oddly enough when Catholics came along they needed a book too. So guess what the new testament was written 100% by Catholics. Not just any Catholics only those who had been beatified as saints could have books named after them. So is the God you refer to as the author the Jewish one or the catholic one???
dislike wrote:
<quoted text>
There is only one writer of the bible, God. God told the authors what too write.
guest78

Cambridge, MA

#22 Mar 9, 2013
So is your point there is no god or that different groups wrote the bible and who knows which is right.
Bible Facts

Varnell, GA

#23 Mar 9, 2013
Ever wonder wrote:
Really?? Which one? Just because you have a leather bound book all in a single cover does not mean it's one book.
ECT....QUOTE trundicated.
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I'm not the one "Ever Wonder" is addressing, but will give a reply.

The entire Bible was given by inspiration of God, which means it was "God breathed." I realize that Catholic meant "universal" and only in this sense can you statement be true, as the NT was written by those who were of His universal body, on earth. The OT was written in Hebrw and Aramic. The NT was written in Greek. There are 26 unknown books which are mentioned in Scripture.

As to the Apocrphal Books "Ever Wonder" mentioned, a group of books were rejected from our present canon of Scripture, as they did not past the tests required of *inspired* books. These were not written or approved by a prophet and were not recognized by the Jews as being inspired, or part of Scripture. In fact, they were not even recognized or quoted by Christ, or his Apostles. The authors of these rejected books didn't claim divine authority, according to 2 Macc. 2: 23; 15:38. These books are self-contradictory and opposed to doctrines of Scripure. Even Josephus did not regard them as Scripture, who lived at the same time as the Apostles, and stated the 66 Books of the Bible are the only inspired ones. Josephus, Book I, section 8, will show you this fact.

The books referred to were not apart of ancient versions, and dated after 300 A. D. Even the Laodicean Councel in 363 A. D. rejected them as not being inspired. Catholics accepted six of hese books and added them to "their version" of Scripture, including Judith, Tobit, and 1 and 2 Maccabees, which I quoted from, above. Some of the books, not included, gave rise to silly stories.

There were over 40 different men who wrote the 66 inspired books during a period of about 1,800 years, yet all these writers agreed, in unity, and their writings had one central theme.

These writers, given the inspired words of God to write, were from all walks of life,shepherds, soldiers, musicians, preachers, poor men, rich ones, doctors, statesmen, etc. They lived in different ages, different lands, and many of the writers never saw one another at all, but wrote on the same subject, with not one contradiction between the central themes, or doctrines.

If you were to take 40 different men today, each from a different country and age, and ask them to write a book, would they agree on the subject? Suppose all were doctors and you wanted to know about a cure. Would they all write the same? We know they wouldn't agree, nor would any 40 different writers agree, without major contradiction of their thoughts. There is really not any unity of thought which could be found between this many writers. However, the Bible has unity of thoughts on religion, science, politics, etc.,and shows one divine Author, who was God.

The Bible is superior to all other books, in a class all by itself. No other book has even had such influence in the world, except the Bible. The preservation of the Bible through the ages, proves its inspiration. Men have tried to destroy it, but truth prevails!

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