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"The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered." Genesis 7:19

Saved From Coming Judgment!

Genesis 7 (Study 8)

A.       Preservation from Judgment. 7:1-9

          1.       Instructions to Board. 7:1-5

                     a.       What command did God give Noah?

                     b.       What reasons did God give Noah?

          2.       Obedience. 7:6-9 Why do you suppose Noah followed God’s instructions?

B.       Catastrophic Judgment. 7:10-24

          1.       The Start of the Flood. 7:10-12

                     a.       What events combined in this terrible catastrophe?

                     b.       What was the duration of the flooding stage?

          2.       The Preservation from the Flood. 7:13-16 How was life preserved?

          3.       The Severity of the Flood. 7:17-20. What language is used to describe the severity of the Flood ...

                     a.       In v. 17?

                     b.       In v. 18?

                     c.        In v. 19?

                     d.       In v. 20?

          4.       The Destruction of the Flood. 7:21-24. What language is used to describe the destruction caused by the Flood ...

                     a.       In v. 21?

                     b.       In v. 22?

                     c.        In v. 23?

                     d.       In v. 24?

          5.       Lessons from the Flood

                     a.       What does this chapter teach you about the Judgment of God?

                     b.       What does this chapter teach you about the Power of God?

                     c.        What does this chapter teach you about the Grace of God?

          6.       The How of the Flood. (How Did It Happen? A possible scenario)

                     a.       The Flood. Three assumptions as found in the book, In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood by Dr. Walt Brown, Ph. D., are as follows:  

                                1)       The continents were all joined prior to the Flood. (Scroll up to Figure 51 and observe how North and South America seem to fit into Europe and Africa.)

                                2)       Subterranean water. Prior to the Flood, the earth had a large amount of salty, subterranean water contained in interconnected chambers.  (Scroll down to the explanation entitled Assumption:  Subterranean Waters, then click on Figure 53 and scroll up to view.)

                                3)       The pressure upon the subterranean water was increasing.

                     b.       The Flood. The Four Phases of the Hydroplate Theory.

                                1)       Rupture Phase. See Figure 54 and scroll down to view Figure 55. This page will give you an overview of the Hydroplate Theory.  The subterranean water ruptured up through the crust. “This rupture, which encircled the earth near what is now the Mid-Oceanic Ridge, was 46,000 miles long.”  Figure 54 diagrams the rupture phase, "the fountains of the great deep " bursting open.    Figure 55 illustrates an above-ground perspective of how this phenomenon may have appeared.  For a global perspective of the Rupture Phase, view Figure 40.

                                2)       Flood Phase. (See Figure 56.) The water escaping from the rupture eroded sediment, which began to bury now dead life forms, creating fossils. An increasing body of water began to separate the Americas from Africa-Eurasia. Eventually all land was covered by increasing layers of sediment underneath a watery matrix.

                                3)       Continental Drift Phase. (Observe Figure 59 and scroll upward to Figure 58.) The continuing erosion reduced pressure on the underlying compressed rock. It buckled upward several miles, forming what is now the Mid-Oceanic Ridge (Figure 60). Adjacent land masses, still lubricated by water, slid away from the ruptures, Africa-EurAsia drifting eastward; the Americas drifting west

                                4)       Continental Lift , or Recovery Phase (Figure 63). (As the land masses moved westward and eastward toward the present-day borders of the Pacific, two things happened: (1) They began to go uphill as they approached the Pacific version of the Mid-Oceanic Ridge. (2) They ran out of subterranean water. Result? They slowly ground to a halt, their leading edges driving down deep into the earth. This accounts for the volcanic and earthquake tendencies along the Pacific rim. The huge land masses behind were driven upward and continents emerged. At the continents’ weakest points, mountain ranges pushed upwards perpendicular to the direction of the drift – the Rockies and Appalachians in North America, the Andes in South America, the Himalayas in Tibet. Finally movement ground almost entirely to a halt, leaving the present oceans and their basins (Figure 42), but there are still tremors along fault lines to this very day. The declining flood waters left Hopi Lake and Grand Lake (scroll up to Figure 106) at the head of what is now the Grand Canyon. Subsequently a natural earthen dam was breached, and the massive flow of water carved the Grand Canyon (Figure 41; see also Figure 102) in a short period of time.  It first carved out the Funnel and Barbed Canyons (Figure 107).  Click here for a list of all Dr. Brown's figures.

Note a brief summary of Brown’s Hydroplate Theory and the creation of the Grand Canyon.


Saved From Coming Judgment (Study 8)

Prepared by James T. Bartsch

April, 2008


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