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Author Topic:   Assuming the flood was real
Big B
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Message 11 of 52 (14589)
07-31-2002 7:45 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Minnemooseus
07-21-2002 5:05 PM

Originally posted by minnemooseus:
I'll give this topic a bump, by (perhaps) clarifying my motivation in starting it.
I intended this topic to be a theological discussion, of the significance of the flood, regardless of if it was a physical reality or just a symbolic passage.
So, what did God accomplish by means of the flood?

Well, that's not an easy question to answer for the simple fact that had the flood not occurred (under the assumption that it did occur) then we don't really know what would have become of man. Maybe we'd all have beaten eachother up because of intense sin and be out of existence or maybe we'd all be in a happy land of peace where we all still lived to be 1000 years old. Only God knows the answer to that, but the real question is the implication of predestination vs. free will. If we would up screwing up and was going to have to cleanse humanity then why didn't he foresee that prior to having made man-kind? This flood echoes the philosophy of free will in the Bible, since we obviously had the will to chose to be bad enough to need to be cleansed it brings up the omniscence factor. Its a very slippery slope that is walked between predestination and free will.
However, if you do believe in the Bible then you must accept that whatever would have happened without the flood would have been a less desireable consequence than (to Him) than what has happened. Although it at least appears that we're less Godly now than ever yet we have received nothing but prosperity.

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