The Truth Behind Noah and the Great Flood

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It was a time when men lost faith in the Lord, they weren’t aware of how to act or how to worship. Angels in heaven were unfaithful to their God and fell from heaven to make merry with the daughters of men. The Earth was in shambles. The offspring of angels and women were roaming around and destroying the land that God had made. He had to make a decision, and that decision was to end all life on the Earth, and rebuild it. Yet, there was one man, Noah who had unwavering faith in his God. God decided to let Noah be the one to rebuild the Earth. This is the story of Noah according to Genesis, chapters 6 through 9 in the King James Bible. Noah heard the voice of God and was told that the Earth is in turmoil. God told him that he would end all life by causing a flood to cover the land. Noah was told to build an ark out of gopher wood, with very specific dimensions to house his family. He was then told to bring with him upon the ark, seven pairs of every clean species of animal and only one pair of unclean animals. Noah built the ark and soon the flood was upon the Earth. His family and the animals entered the ark, and waited for forty days and forty nights, while the rains continued. As the flood took over the land, the ark was raised above the waters. The waters covered the tallest mountains and all living creatures were drowned. For a hundred and fifty days, the Earth was covered by water. As the waters abated, the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat. However, the tops of the mountains were not seen until the first day of the tenth month. Noah opened the window at the top of the ark and sent a raven to fly above the waters until they no longer covered the Earth. He then sent a dove but it came back t... ... middle of paper ... ...rvapedia.com/Flood_Geology>. "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Noah's Ark." NEW ADVENT: Home. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. . Carroll, Robert P. and Stephen Prickett. The Bible: Authorized King James Version. Oxford; Oxford UP, 2008. Print. "The World, When the Black Sea Flooded." Robot Wisdom Weblog. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. . "Flood Legends from Around the World." Northwest Creation Network - Creation Science Resource Megasite. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. . "Scientific Evidence for a Worldwide Flood." The Age of the Earth. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. . "The Great Flood." John P. Pratt Home Page. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. .
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