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Aug 30, 2018
|From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: As a student of archaeology, I am studying what is called the myth of the great flood. My professor says that anyone who truly believes this account fails to believe truth by evidence. What can I say to refute that? — A.S.
A: “Archaeology substantiates Noah’s Flood,” said the London Times in 1929. The article that followed gave an archaeologist’s view of the civilization that existed prior to the flood. The Bible also gives a vivid account of the corruption and the sin of that day. At least 2,000 years of human history had intervened since the spotless purity of Eden. During that same period there had been a vast increase in population with woeful deterioration resulting in appalling moral corruption. Sin, crime, immorality, the breaking of home life, unnatural affection, murders, demon possession — these were common characteristics of the civilization immediately preceding the deluge. The great civilization that had taken years to build was destroyed in the space of 40 days.
The flood never destroyed the people of that day! Sin had already done its deadly work of eating out the heart and core of the ancient civilization before the flood came. There is a fundamental law of God, a law apparent from Genesis to Revelation that says, “The wages of sin is death.” The wages of a nation’s sin, the wages of an organization’s sin, the wages of individual sin, is death. This is the reason God sent His Son to provide a way of escape and all who hope for a better life should put their trust in the Gospel of Christ. “Trust in Him at all times” (Psalm 62:8). God will never let you down.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
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