The Flood in Noah’s day substantially changed the complexion of our world, as we know it. It was not a “local” flood, for God intended to “destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made” (Genesis 7:7 NKJV), and He had “created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NKJV). Before the Flood, God “had not caused it to rain on the earth,” “but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground” (Genesis 2:5-6 NKJV). Animals and plants, and then humans, grew in a virtual “hot-house,” or prime growing conditions. Since the Flood, God decreed that we have seasons: “Seedtime and harvest…Winter and summer” (Genesis 8:22 NKJV). Peter said, “the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water” (2 Peter 3:6 NKJV). There was nothing “local” about that flood or its effects.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.