Flood Evidence [sic] True Facts #9
Problems with a global flood #2:
How did marsupials get back to Australia? And why are so many
marsupials limited to Australia; why are there no wallabies in
Indonesia? The same argument applies to any number of groups of
How do you explain the genetic variation in all populations today?
What was used to waterproof the ark? We are told that God instructed
Noah to coat the ark with pitch inside and out with the naturally-
occurring hydrocarbon pitch, which causes a bit of a problem since,
according to Whitcomb and Morris, all oil, tar and coal deposits
were formed when organic matter was buried DURING the flood.
Davis Young is a working geologist who also is an Evangelical
Christian. He has personal doubts about some aspects of evolutionary
theory, but he makes a devastating case against "Flood Geology." He
writes (_Christianity and the Age of the Earth_, p. 163):
"The maintenance of modern creationism and Flood geology not
only is useless apologetically with unbelieving scientists, it
is harmful. Although many who have no scientific training have
been swayed by creationist arguments, the unbelieving scientist
will reason that a Christianity that believes in such nonsense
must be a religion not worthy of his interest...Modern
creationism in this sense is apologetically and evangelistically
ineffective. It could even be a hindrance to the gospel.
"Another possible danger is that in presenting the gospel to the
lost and in defending God's truth we ourselves will seem to be
false. It is time for Christian people to recognize that the
defense of this modern, young-Earth, Flood-geology creationism
is simply not truthful. It is simply not in accord with the
facts that God has given. Creationism must be abandoned by
Christians before harm is done...."