Skip to comments.Remembering "The Genesis Flood" - 50th anniversary remembrance
Posted on 02/03/2014 6:17:36 AM PST by fishtank
Remembering The Genesis Flood
by John C. Whitcomb
December 8, 2010
A word fitly spoken has incredible power (Proverbs 25:11). Burdened by the rampant disregard for Gods Word, two young men collaborated to write a book called simply The Genesis Flood. Fifty years later their shout still reverberates round the world. In February 1961 a small publisher in New JerseyPresbyterian and Reformed Publishing Companybrought into this world a 518-page, somewhat ponderous, volume entitled The Genesis Food: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. The co-authors were a little-known theologian (myself) and a hydraulic engineer, Henry M. Morris. Little did we know what the future held for our new work. Conception The book was conceived in September 1953 at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, where I had already been teaching for two years. At the time I accepted the gap theory of Genesis 1:12, which was very popular in Christian circles and was the view held by most of the seminary faculty. That changed when Dr. Henry Morris was invited to present a paper on Biblical Evidence for a Recent Creation and Universal Deluge to the American Scientific Affiliation, which met on campus. I was profoundly impressed with his paper. Later, I wrote him a letter explaining its influence on me: I feel that your conclusions are scripturally valid, and therefore must be sustained by a fair examination of geologic evidence in time to come. My only regret is that so few trained Christian men of science are willing to let Gods Word have the final say on these questions . . . . I have adopted your views . . . and am presenting them to my class as preferable alternatives to the Gap Theory and the Day-Age Theory.
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from the article ...
“During that period,
Henry and Mary Louise Morris were also raising six children,
and he headed civil engineering departments at three schools
Southwestern Louisiana Institute,
Southern Illinois University, and
Virginia Polytechnic Institute.”
How could he head the civil engineering department at three schools when he “denied science”?
I still have my copy. :)
I do too. I think I need to dust it off and go through it with my children.
I still have my copy too; for Christmas in 1982 I gave a copy to my dad, who was a geologist and an evolutionist...it caused a bit of a stir then, and led to some further soul-searching.
We all need to thank Algore someday for validating the premise that his “scientists” can be dishonest, corrupt, concealing, petty and vindictive when it comes to their true religion: ‘sciencism’.
They are not true scientists, in that they look at all the data and then tell the truth.
No, they have constructed various forms of idols that MUST be worshiped.
They have written various sacred texts of end-time disasters with complicated but dire eschatologies, and they have built a powerful and effective priesthood and clergy.
“Sciencism” is not true science, it is ignorant earth-worship.
Here is what happened - a slide presentation:
There was a world-wide flood, and it was created by waters delivered by a massive comet that struck in what is now the Southern Ocean.
I’m aware of a PhD who teaches evolution at a major university who recently became a Christian and joined a conservative Reformed church, apparently unaware that Biblical Christianity and evolution are incompatible. His wife has read books by Henry Morris and become convinced. From what I understand he is really struggling right now.
I have an old hydraulics textbook written by Dr. Henry Morris - in the foreward it discusses the hydraulics of the Ark.
Why do you encourage him with attention?
I’m just asking the standard question with the standard assumptions -
how could someone deny ancient earth and evolution, thus “denying science”, and be the head of an engineering department.
One would think such an anti-science, anti-intellectual would deny every underpinning of the field of engineering, right?
I’m not arguing with you.
I just don’t understand why you waste your time arguing with him.
Consider this a "bump"...
And yes, I have read it.
Genesis 1:2 says this earth was flooded first. Long, long before Genesis 6. Nothing in the Genesis account describes the creation of each and every individual ‘soul/spirit intellect’. Yet we know the ‘soul/spirit intellect’ existed, as it was the ‘breath of life’ that God breathed into Adam’s nostrils that made him living. ‘Breath of life’ means soul. And it is that ‘breath of life’ (soul/spirit intellect) that returns to the Maker that sent it.