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Unformatted text preview: Did Noah's Flood Cover the Himalayan Mountains? by John D. Morris, Ph.D. Few doctrines in Scripture are as clearly taught as the global nature of the Great Flood in Noah's day. Genesis clearly teaches that "the waters . . . increased greatly . . . and the mountains were covered" ( Genesis 7:18-20 ). Through the centuries, few Christians questioned this doctrine. The Bible said it, and that was enough—until the late 1700s that is. For the first time the globe was being explored—the extremely lofty Himalayan Mountains were surveyed, capped by Mt. Everest at 29,035 feet in elevation. Did the waters cover them? Is there enough water on the planet to do so? The questions seemed so far-fetched that many European churchmen dismissed the idea that the Flood was global, adopting the local flood concept which still dominates Christian colleges and seminaries today. Like dominos, other doctrines soon began to fall—the young age for the earth, the special seminaries today....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Mr.you during the Winter '09 term at SUNY Farmingdale.
- Winter '09