So that's what drowned all of humanity and the beasts except Noah's family and assorted pairs of the various kinds, huh? A few feet of water? Incidentally, 15 cubits is approximately 22.5 feet - even less than 28 feet.Ditch the 1940s interpretation Doctor. This is 2013. Genesis 7:20.Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. Now did it say the tops of the mountains were covered?
NO it doesnt. That is your insinuation from the old days of the 1940s.
That measurement is about 28 feet and the would be enough water to cover the base of the mountains in the area. And mountainous areas can flood. Just ask the Coloradans.
If "covered" means around base, "a day" is whatever time period you need it to be, and "soon" can be over two millennia, what does "he died for our sins" really mean? How about if somebody said, "he had a headache because we forgot somebody's birthday"? If you are free to make the pronouncements you just made, on what objective basis could either of you disagree with the other? None, I'd say. You can only offer opinions, and there is no objective standard by which to assert that any one is more valid than another, just faith.
By the way, if the 1940s explanation expired by 2013, how long will this interpretation be good for?
This is what I mean by the slippery slope. Once you go down this road - simply proclaiming that the bible means whatever you want it to mean because you say so - it has no definite meaning at all. The fundamentalists may believe absurd things because of it, but they have the virtue of taking the words at their face value.
I understand your dilemma if you have problems with both camps. So do I.