Part 2: HAS THE EARTH ALREADY HAD AN “END TIME”? CATACLYSM OF THE GREAT FLOOD
2-B: Skepticism in Modern Science
From what we’ve seen so far, there is much concrete evidence in favor of the belief that there was a great cataclysm in Earth’s past, which is known to us as the Great Flood. The evidence we’ve seen pokes gaping holes into the theory that the Earth’s geologic history has been inching along millions of years without anything much happening – oh yes, maybe an occasional earthquake, local flood, or volcanic eruption, but surely nothing as colossal as a great worldwide Flood. But as we’ve seen, the facts speak for themselves, and speak very loudly too, that a great global catastrophe, the Genesis Flood, did indeed occur.
One may wonder, why is the world of academia so unwilling to acknowledge these very obvious truths about our past history? Surely it can’t be for lack of scientific proof. The trouble seems to be the pre-conceived theories of gradual evolution that have so entrenched themselves into the collective mind of the scientific world, to the point where it has become too difficult to gracefully exit from them. It may also have to do with an unwillingness to humbly acknowledge God’s role in the history and affairs of mankind, especially in the Creation of our environment and its subsequent re-Creation in the Flood. To do so would shift the spotlight away from the domain of science and man’s wisdom, and instead, shine it on the Almighty as the ultimate Source of knowledge.
The two great founders of the early Christian church, the Apostles Peter and Paul, wrote some wise words that echo loudly through the centuries, words that predict with uncanny accuracy the peculiar state of modern academia – how the world of the future (our present day) has managed to know so much and yet know so little. Paul said,
“They did not like to retain God in their knowledge.” “They became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:28, 21-22)
And the Apostle Peter predicted,
“There shall come in the last days scoffers… saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” (2 Peter 3:3-6)
After looking at all the fossil and geologic evidence, we can easily see how the natural world practically screams at us the reality of the Great Flood; and the Apostle Peter’s phrase about being “willingly ignorant” takes on new meaning. It aptly describes the attitude of modern science: trying so hard to ignore the evidence and to minimize the role of the Almighty in shaping Earth’s geologic history.
Modern science has done a superb job of ignoring the obvious; by trying to view everything through the lens of evolutionary theory, the academic world has only managed to blind itself to what really happened. How unfortunate. But if we can just take an unbiased look at the evidence, we’ll be able to understand our Earth’s history from a startlingly new and intriguing perspective: