Well... I happen to believe that they did in fact 'die' immediately, but that's a topic for another daytimsoh wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:34 pmI can truthfully say that I have read the article a few times, and drafted my response and revised it as much; perhaps because I’m a newbie. I cannot help but find the interpretive technique used in the article to be similar to the serpent’s “you will not surely die” (perhaps stressing immediacy).DBowling wrote: ↑Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:14 pmHere is a good article from our host site...
The Genesis Flood Why the Bible Says It Must be Local
http://www.godandscience.org/apologetic ... flood.html
You are attempting to draw a false equivalence where none exists...Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations!” and “this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.” Using this interpretive technique, you would quench the zeal of churches, missionaries and bible translators by parsing these verses to justify that Jesus never meant literally every people group or tongue. You can never find any place in the Bible where “all nations” meant global, every people group or tongue.
Different words, different context, different language, different scope.
How about we look at something that is actually within both the immediate scope and context of the flood narrative.
Genesis 8:146 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth (erets).
What can Genesis 8:7, 14 tell us say about the scope of 'the earth' (erets) within the immediate context of the flood narrative?14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth (erets) was completely dry.
Does Genesis 8:7 claim that water dried up from the whole planet?
Does Genesis 8:14 claim that the whole planet was dry?
(To this day 71% of our planet is covered by water)
Yet again... the immediate context is critical to understanding the Scriptural scope of Noah's Flood.
When Tradition is inconsistent with Scripture, we need to give priority to what the Scriptural text actually says.