Between the 1700-1800’s the
global Flood, believed by most scientists was really never proven
However, by the late 1800’s they
simply decided they wanted to
assume it was
Some people believe they have
disproved the infallibility of the Bible in the Ice Age period of the
earth. After all, they tell us, the Bible says nothing about the Ice Age
so the Bible must be wrong. However, they make one valuable mistake,
every event that has taken place over the centuries has been in one way,
shape, or form
proven in the Bible.
So, how do we know when the Ice
Age actually came into play, and how when it is not specified in the
Bible? The same way we proved that the dinosaurs were here with man, we
go through the Scriptures and figure out a timeline.
Several Things Happened
After The Flood to Form The
From the description of the flood is Genesis, we can get enough
information to form an idea about what the world was like during and
immediately after the
the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the
seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the
great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the
rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day
entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and
Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their
kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they
went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the
breath of life.”
same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up,”
This fountains of the deep are the oceans, rivers, and springs that
watered the earth
at that time. They literally had
broken up, came up out of their place and covered the earth.
This caused earth quakes, tidal
waves, corrosion, volcano’s to erupt, and other catastrophic events,
including the separation of the
the windows of heaven were opened.”
This means that it
rained for the first time, and
for forty days and nights straight. Do you see what happens when it
a few days, imagine what it would
be like all over the world for forty straight days.
the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and
bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters
prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went
upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon
the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven,
were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
mountains were covered.”
it was lift up above the earth.”
As the waters continued to cover the earth, the ark moved up along with
the mountains were covered.”
The hills and mountains were also covered in water. The only thing that
was left on the earth was the ark with the people and animals
every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the
ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of
the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters
prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.”
- Genesis 7:23,24.
the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.”
Even though it only rained for
forty days and nights, the waters continued to rise and remained there a
hundred and fifty days. For the next two hundred and twenty-one days the
water began to recede, forming much of what we have on the earth today.
the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of
the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in
the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the
mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the
tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the
tops of the mountains seen.”
- Genesis 8:3-5.
Embedded within the sedimentary rocks is
evidence of incredible volcanic activity that has no parallel today.
Unusually thick layers of volcanic flows and ash interlayer sedimentary
rocks fit the worldwide Flood paradigm very well. It appears that at the
end of the Flood the world was covered by huge volumes of volcanic ash
and gas that had spewed into the atmosphere. The abundant ash and gas
trapped in the stratosphere would act as an “anti-greenhouse”. Instead
of warming the earth, it would reflect sunlight back into space and cool
it. At the same time, infrared radiation would continue to escape the
earth. Scientists recognize that volcanic dust and gas can substantially
cool the earth. Large modern eruptions usually cool a region or
hemisphere a degree or two Fahrenheit. The cooling normally lasts one to
three years as the ash and gases slowly fall out of the stratosphere.
The extensive volcanism that would result from a worldwide Flood
would have a much greater impact on the climate than in historical
times. Volcanic ash and gases from the Flood would probably take at
least three years to fall out. Three years would be enough time to start
an Ice Age. The eruptions would need to continue for many years after
the Flood to sustain it. Geologists recognize that there was extensive
volcanic activity during the Ice Age. Extensive summer cooling of the
land is the first requirement needed for an ice age to develop. High
snowfall is the second. Cooling alone cannot generate more
precipitation, since cold air holds less moisture, not more. This is the
major reason why uniformitarian Ice Age theories fail. In the Ice Age
model after the Flood, the abundant moisture needed for an ice age would
be produced by evaporation from a warm ocean at mid and high latitudes.
Why Would The Oceans Be Warm?
was warmer than now. Secondly, if
the water from the fountains of the great deep came from within earth’s
crust, much hotter
water would be added to the ocean. The earth’s crust warms about 10°f
per 1,000 feet depth. If the water for the fountains came from 3,000
feet, it would be quite warm. If it came from 10,000 or more feet the
water would have been
hot. Third, intense tectonic
activity during the flood and lava flows would add more heat.
Earthquakes and rapid ocean currents during the flood would mix this
warm water with the pre-flood ocean.
The importance of warm
surface water temperatures is that the warmer the water the greater the
evaporation. For example, if all other variables remain constant, water
evaporates three times faster at an ocean temperature of 86°F (30°C)
than at 50°F (10°C), and seven times faster than at 32°F (0°C). So a
universally warm ocean would generate a high amount of evaporation.
The flood and its aftershocks provide the volcanic dust and gases
that bring the summer cooling indispensable for the Ice Age. Water from
the fountains of the great deep and mixing during the flood provides a
warm ocean. In the mid and high latitudes the warm ocean would cause
copious evaporation and produce massive amounts of snow. The two
ingredients required for an Ice Age, cool temperatures and tons of snow,
were dramatically fulfilled immediately after the Genesis flood. This
unique climate would persist for hundreds of years after the flood as
the intensity of the two mechanisms slowly decreased.
Since the Flood offers a viable
explanation for the Ice Age, one could expect that the Ice Age would be
mentioned in the Bible. It is possible that the book of Job
gives references to the Ice Age,
by God Himself,
written about 500 years or so after the Flood.
of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath
gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the
deep is frozen.”
The reason the Ice Age is not
directly discussed in the Bible is probably because the Scandinavian ice
sheet and mountain ice caps were farther north than the region where the
Bible was written. Only an increase in the snow coverage of Mt. Hermon
and possibly more frequent snowfalls on the high areas of the Middle
East would have been evident to those living in Palestine.
Ice Age is readily explained by the climatic consequences of the Genesis
of about 700 years, and there was
only one Ice Age. We do not need
to believe that there was it was
hundred thousand years for one
ice age, or the few million years for multiple ice ages, as claimed by
Even their claim of ancient ice ages
in the hard rocks can be accounted for by gigantic submarine landslides
during the Flood.
rapid Ice Age accounts
for a number of major mysteries that occurred during the Ice Age, such
as the Lake Missoula flood and the life and death of the woolly mammoths
Siberia, and elsewhere.
Some people are just forever
seeking to find something that they can claim disproves the Bible. In
this regard, we can draw one conclusion, professing themselves wise they
the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when
they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but
became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the
glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore
God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own
hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed
the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
- Romans 1:20-25.