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Global Flood in Noah's Day?
Is Pangaea In The Bible?
Question: Regarding the Flood, some have said that there was only
a partial flood affecting only the Middle East region. What does the Bible say
on this subject?...Also how would the theory of Pangea fit in with the Bible?
Does the Bible support the Pangea theory? If so, when do you think this
breakup of the continents occurred?

Answer: The Bible clearly teaches that the Flood in Noah's day was a world-
wide flood. All scientific evidence supports a global flood. Secular scientists
call it the "Ice Age" because they refuse to believe the Bible. (Creationists
believe the Ice Age was a result of the Flood.) Secular scientists do not believe
in the Flood as recorded in Scripture. If the Bible is true, then God exists, if
God exists, then all the other things found in the bible are true-- including
judgment. So rather than believing the OVERWHELMING evidence of a
global flood, they come up with their own ridiculous theories. Yet no one
can disprove the Bible for it is God's Holy Word.

The Impossibilities of the Partial Flood Theory

Let’s go back to the book of Genesis, where the Bible speaks of men
multiplying on the face of the earth.

Gen 6:1,5  
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face
of the earth
, and daughters were born unto them, And GOD saw that the
wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:7  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created
from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing,
and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Gen 6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Consider the words of the Lord in the following verse:

Gen 6:17  
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to
all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every
that is in the earth shall die.

It does not seem like a partial flood with phrases like; “I, even I, do bring a
flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh� and “
every thing that
is in the earth shall die.�

Isaiah 54:9a  
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn
that the
waters of Noah should no more go over the earth...

Also the Lord Jesus said in Luke 17:27: "They did eat, they drank, they
married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into
the ark,
and the flood came, and destroyed them all."

(See also 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5 and Hebrews 11:7)

As we move on in Genesis, we find that all the high hills [not some but ALL]
under the whole heaven were covered:

Gen 7:18-19  
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.

Gen 7:21-23 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and
of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth,
and every man:
All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was
in the dry land, died. And 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
and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

The above verses clearly give us the answer that the Flood was over the entire
earth. We read that God then restrained the rain and it stopped:

Gen 8:1-3  
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the
cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the
earth, and the waters asswaged; The fountains also of the deep and the
windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
And the waters
returned from off the earth continually: and after the end
of the
hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Once the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat and the earth was dry enough:

Gen 8:15-21  
And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou,
and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with
thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle,
and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed
abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah
went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: Every
beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the
earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. And Noah builded an altar
unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and
offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour;
and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for
man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither
will I again smite any more
every thing living, as I have done.

God then tells Noah and his family:

Gen 9:1  
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and
replenish the earth.

Here again, we see the Lord speaking of never destroying the earth with a flood

Gen 9:11  
And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be
cut off any more by the waters of a flood;
neither shall there any more be a
flood to destroy the earth.

In light of the Scriptures we have just read, there can be no evidence
supporting a "partial-flood theory". We have to read the Bible for what it says
and we have to take the Lord at His Word.

Gen 6:13
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before
me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth.

When we read Genesis 6:13, a partial flood, confined to an area in the Middle
East, would not accomplish God’s will of eradicating the wickedness. God is
not a man that He should lie, and a partial flood is simply inconsistent with the
Word of the Lord.

After the flood, God said to Noah and his three sons, "Be fruitful...replenish the

Rather than obeying the Lord's command to "replenish the earth", the children
of Noah's sons decided to settle in the
Land of Shinar and build a city, and a
tower ...direct disobedience to God's commandment.

Gen 11:5-9  
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which
the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one,
and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing
will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go
down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one
another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the
face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of
it called Babel; because the LORD did there
confound the language of all the
earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face
of all the earth.

Scientists are still trying to figure out how our languages came about. Yet God's
Word has the explanation.

So Where Does Pangea Fit Into The Bible?

We believe that at one time, the seven continents of earth were once fitted
together in one major continent called "Pangea" or "Pangaea". The massive
super-continent was later divided into the continents that we have today but one
cannot be dogmatic regarding when the splitting of Pangaea occurred. It is NOT
a doctrinal issue that needs careful attention.

Scientists will throw all their theories out there but the truth is that they really
don’t know when the breakup of Pangaea occurred. Nothing they say
regarding the past can be proven as truth. They will never disprove the bible
because the bible gives us an accurate historical record, which science proves
be true
again and again, even when man attempts to disprove it. The Bible
recorded the earth to be round (Isaiah 40:22) thousands of years before
scientists discovered it to be so.

Some Creationists will tell you that Pangaea broke into pieces during the time
of the Flood, when the "fountains of the deep" broke forth. However, since
Noah's Ark is the STARTING point for man and animals, how did marsupials
find their home in Australia? How did the native creatures of the Americas find
their home after emerging from the ark? Dr. Henry M. Morris
(See his book, "The
Genesis Record" for more information)
theorizes that people could have walked across
the post-Flood great continental ice sheets to their destinations. This could be so
but it does not explain how the herbivore animals crossed sheets of ice, without
food supplied along their journey, across the ice- covered ocean.

We believe, though not dogmatically, that Pangaea was split during the days of
the life of Peleg, taken from Genesis 10:25. The belief is that during the Flood,
fault lines were created. After the dispersion at Babel, as mankind journeyed
from Shinar, they each went to various locations across Pangaea. When all
tribes were in their destined place, God then slowly divided the massive
landmass into the continents we have today. The earthquake (which began the
continental breakup) was such a significant event that a man named his own
son after it.

We read in Genesis 10:25  
And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of
one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name
was Joktan.

Now, reading the verse in English is interesting but reading it in Hebrew gives
us a more concise answer. The name, Peleg, actually means
The Hebrew word for “earth” means “ground,” or “land,”  and “divided”
means, “to split” or “to divide”.

*Bernard Northrup, a Hebrew scholar, states:
[Peleg, palag, or PLG] often contains within it a reference to water. It is used to refer to a stream
of water in Hebrew, Coptic, Ethiopic and in Greek. The root is used to refer to irrigation canals
which carried the water throughout the farming land of Mesopotamia. However, an examination of
the Greek usage (of the family of Japeth) of the root letters PL and PLG clearly shows that in the
majority of the instances this root was used of the ocean...It is used to mean:
“to form a sea or
“of places that are flooded and under water,” “of crossing the sea,” of “the broad sea” itself,
of “being out at sea,” “on the open sea.” It is used of seamen and ships. The noun with the result
suffix is used of “an inundation.” I continue: it is used of “a being at sea,” of “a creature of or on the
sea,” of “one who walks on the sea,” of “running or sailing on the open sea,” of “a harbor that is
formed in the open sea by means of sandbags,” and in many ways of “the open sea itself,” of “going
to, into or toward the sea,” of “roving through the sea,” of “being sea-nourished,” of “turning
something into the sea or into the sea or of flooding.” It is quite apparent that every Greek usage here
involves the sea in someway.

So if we are interpreting the text correctly, a great earthquake must have
occurred near or at the time of Peleg's birth-- the result of the tectonic plates on
the crust of the earth beginning to move, separating the continents. That is why
the Scripture says, "for in his days was the earth divided" The earthquake
occurred at his birth but it took many years in his lifetime as these continents
were pulled apart. Remember that when the languages were confounded at
Babel, each group went in their own direction. No doubt they were fearful of
one another and for good reason. If one cannot understand the other, it causes
fear to develop. Remember there was no police back then. Each patriarch was
responsible for his own family's safety.  Each one would want distance
between themselves and foreign language speaking tribes. Therefore they
would cross the streams that filled the fault lines of the earthquake, giving them
ample room from the other tribes. As time progressed, these streams became
rivers as the continents continued to separate, the rivers grew wider until they
became the oceans we have today.

Acts 17:24-27
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is
Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is
worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth
to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of
men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times
before appointed,
and the bounds of their habitation; That they should
seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him
, though he
be not far from every one of us:

If Genesis 10:25 does refer to the dividing of Pangaea, then it could explain
how various tribes and animals occupied all "discovered" lands. They did not
sail across but
walked across Pangea. (Again, since all flesh in the earth died,
save those saved in the ark,
the starting point of all peoples and animals we
know today emerged from Noah's Ark.) It would make perfect sense that they
walked across the large continent and crossed various little streams and rivers
to where God wanted them to be and then the land broke up into the continents
we have today. As the continents pushed away from one another, mountain
ridges formed, separating one tribe from the other and one species of animal
from the other.

Again, no one knows for sure if Gen.10:25 is referring to the dividing of
Pangaea but the possiblity of Pangaea does exist in the bible. (See also Genesis
1:9-10). We must keep in mind that everything in the bible was written for a

Secular scientists will tell us that the splitting of Pangaea took millions of years
to divide. They can't prove anything. They weren't there when it occurred.
If their claim (of a hundred million years for the continents to split apart to
where they are now) is correct, why is it that the coastlines fit together so
well? Given the rapid rate at which erosion occurs, would it not be true that the
effects of erosion over this length of time would have completely changed the
shape of every coastline in the world?

Scientists and geologists who over the years have studied the soil, rock strata
and mountain ranges near the east coast of South America and the west coast
of Africa, have noticed that not only do those coastlines share the same shape,
they share the same geological characteristics.

The Bible records our history. God made man in His own image. There was
a worldwide Flood, which explains the THEORY of the "Ice Age". God
confounded the language of man, which explains the various tongues. Man and
dinosaur roamed the earth together, as is evidenced in the
Book of Job and the
findings of a man's footprint fossilized with the footprint of dinosaur. Evolution
cannot be proven, nor will it ever be proven.

Many scientists have come to the point where they have had to re-think many
of their conclusions because in the end, God created the earth, mankind, and
the creatures therein. The Bible is truth.

Psalm 119:89  
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

John 1:3-4 speaks of Jesus:  All things were made by him; and without him
was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.

Isaiah 40:25-26 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith
the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created
these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all
by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not
one faileth.

Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and
power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and
were created.


Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools

Science attempts to explain the "how" but never can explain the "why". It
cannot explain our conscience. Science cannot explain why each creature
reproduces after its own kind. Secular scientists cannot explain love or the
emotions of the heart. They dance all around the truth because they refuse to
believe it. Such is the characteristic of the Last Days.

Many people today are preparing their own hearts for the coming Antichrist.

2Thess 2:8-12  
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming: Even him,
whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of
in them that perish; because they received not the love
of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send
strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be
damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Mark 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the
beginning of the creation
which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

During the Tribulation Period, there will be one message to the world from

Rev 14:6-7  
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every
nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice,
Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and
worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains
of waters.


Ecc 12:1  Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the
evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no
pleasure in them;

To believe in Evolution and the THEORIES of modern science is to reject the
Lord Jesus Christ-- His Person and His words.
The Bible clearly tells us that
Christ Jesus is our Creator:

1John 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Hebrews 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things,
by whom also he made the worlds;

Colossians 1:14-17 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are
in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were
created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him
all things consist.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God
himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD;
and there is none else.

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved, and thy house.

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