Genesis Flood: The Urantia Book Exposed Again!
Part 2
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
August 1, 1997

Last Updated :
February 13, 2018

A Year Passes On The Ark, Flood Waters Pushed Towards The Poles, Global Flood And Not A Localized Event, Origin Of Earth's Vast Oil Reserves, Personal Speculations, Faith In The Urantia Book, The UB Is Geared Towards New Agers And Technocrats, The Prideful Vanity Of Man, God Does Not Lie, God's Ways Are Past Finding Out, Substituting God's Word With Lies And Wayward Theories Like Macroevolution, The UB Destroys Faith And Replaces It With Human Logic, Simplicity Of Christ's Message Versus Technical Jargon Of The Urantia Book, Renewed Transformed Mind Through Christ, Gondwanaland, Worldwide Tropical Climate, Earth's Axis Tilt, Sun And Moon Are God's Timekeepers, Natural Dispersal Of Man And Beasts Following The Flood,

Continuing our discussion from part one, as simple math will reveal to you, just over a year had passed from the time that Noah and his family first entered into the Ark. It was not just a forty-day period as many folks believe. If you want to see a further breakdown of this period, please refer to "Noah's Ark and the Genesis Flood". Now, here is the main point I am driving at: It took just over a year for this whole thing to be over with. As we discussed in part one, I suspect that it was during part of that time, that the Lord may have been using this great wind which He had created, to slowly push the extra water towards both the north and the south poles where it froze. We all know that it is a clear scientific fact that both poles are covered in ice and snow which is miles thick. I don't remember the exact figure right off hand.

At any rate, that is what I believe the Lord may have done with all of that extra water. It had to go somewhere, right? If it was just a matter of the ocean overflowing its shores, it could have easily returned to its place. But, we also had the fountains of the deep opening up -- which I understand to mean underground streams, lakes and rivers -- and rain coming down from above for forty days straight. That is what it took to cover the highest mountains with some twenty-five feet of water, as we see by these verses:

"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."
Genesis 7:19-20, KJV

So if it was a global flood, with the entire world covered in water, common sense dictates that the water could not really flow back anywhere after the rains had stopped, right? So it seems to me that the Lord had to do something special. My thoughts are that while the Flood was underway, God may have restructured the surface of the Earth, just as He had done in the opening chapter of Genesis. We already know that He broke it up. So perhaps He raised up some new parts, while at the same time, He used the wind to push the excess water towards the poles, where it immediately froze. And, because the Earth was already broken up, some of the water likewise flowed back into underground caverns.

Aside from these facts, the Great Flood would also serve to explain the vast oil reserves which are found in certain parts of the Earth. In other words, many thousands, if not millions, of dead bodies and decaying vegetable matter must have accumulated in great quantities as a result of the global drainage to low-lying areas. It seems to me that the fact that the world's largest oil reserves are found in the Middle East, serves as a confirmation that this area was the cradle of all life on Earth. It was here were life began, where it was destroyed, and where it began anew following the Flood. Doesn't this make sense to you?

I would again like to remind my readers that some of this information is speculation on my part, as well as on the part of others. None of it can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. The only thing we can be sure of is that the Global Flood did occur exactly as it is described for us by Moses in the Book of Genesis. Exactly when the physical division of the Earth occurred, none of us can really say with any degree of certainty. After all, we were not there. All we can do is accept by faith the facts we have been given in Genesis, and leave it at that. In the Lord's time, and if He so wills, perhaps He will reveal all things to us.

Having come to his own conclusions based on human logic and reasoning, the person whose comments I am quoting then went on to say the following:

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"The only real answer is to go with the UB and localize the flood and, thus, Noah's role in salvaging animal life. Even in this day and age, it would be nearly impossible to undergo such a global task as that of rescuing all animal life, safely maintaining it for 40 days and nights, and then releasing each species into their respective homes."

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What a tragedy! Because his carnal mind has a difficult time grasping the Genesis Flood as being global in nature, he takes the easy way out and embraces the lies of the Urantia Book -- he refers to it as "the UB" -- which seems much more logical to him. He claims that the Urantia Book offers the "only real answer". How sad!

You see, this again exposes the true subtle nature and evil purpose of that damnable book of Satan, the Urantia Book. Personally, I prefer to refer to it as the Unbelief Book. Just look at what it has done to this individual's faith. In his eyes, the account of the Flood in the Bible has been discredited. It has been made into a lie by the Urantia Book. This person obviously felt he had to make a choice between believing in the account of the Flood in Genesis, or else believing in the explanation that is provided in the Urantia Book. Because the Urantia Book appeals more to his human logic and understanding, his carnal way of thinking, he has erroneously chosen it as a source of truth above the Bible.

Believe me; I can see exactly why that damnable book appeals to so many people. It is written in a style very different from the Bible. Its form of speech is more elevated, and is geared towards the modern scientific mind. The UB is more technical in nature. As I have mentioned in other articles which deal with it, the Urantia Book speaks in a language which is difficult for the common man to even understand. It is definitely not the common simple language which Jesus and His Disciples spoke. I know, because I have read parts of it. I am not the least bit surprised that it appeals to New Agers and Technocrats. It was written for them, and many of them are falling for its deception head over heels.

As we have already seen, contrary to the lies which have been swallowed by this person, the Bible makes it very clear that the Genesis Flood was a GLOBAL flood, and not just some localized event. If there was just one land mass at the time, this would have made it even easier for the Lord to wash the surrounding worldwide ocean over top of it, as well as to break up underground streams and rivers. Let's take a look at those verses in Genesis chapter seven again:

"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."
Genesis 7:19-20, KJV

Please notice that it says ALL the high hills under the WHOLE heaven. ALL of the mountains were covered everywhere. Again, if there was only one land mass -- and even if there wasn't -- creating the Flood still would have been a small task for the Lord to accomplish. Those people who are in denial of this possibility because of their carnal understanding are calling both the Bible and God a liar. Please recall the first verses I quoted at the beginning of this article. It is man who lies, not God; and it is all due to his own pride and vanity. Carnal man refuses to accept that he does not know as much as God. He wants to be just like God, just as Satan longed for the same thing. The Lord makes it very clear in His Word that there are certain things which we humans are not meant to understand; at least not for now. Consider the following verses:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9, KJV

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable."
Psalms 145:3, KJV

"As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
Ecclesiastes 11:5, KJV

"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."
Isaiah 40:28, KJV

"Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number."
Job 9:10, KJV

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"
Romans 11:33, KJV

Wicked, unbelieving man refuses to accept this. He wants to understand everything now. To admit that he doesn't, shows that he is less than God. Evil man doesn't like this, so in his attempt to raise himself above God, or to at least make himself equal to God, he discards the Truth of God, and he replaces it with lies and theories of his own fabrication which he can understand. This is in fact what the theory of macroevolution is all about. It is man's vain attempt to explain the unexplainable. His carnal mind cannot grasp Genesis, so he invents something which does fit into his limited human understanding. However, it is really just one elaborate Big Lie! I was just reminded of the following verse:

"The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts."
Psalms 10:4, KJV

This is the same mentality that the Urantia Book follows, such as in this case concerning the account of the Genesis Flood. To those individuals who are darkened in their own understanding due to the rebellion which exists in their hearts, Genesis just does not seem logical. As this person claims, the whole account seems impossible. This poor man asks, "How could it have been a global flood? How could Noah have possibly collected all of those animals? How could Noah have gotten all of the animals back into their right climatic environments after the Flood? There must be a more logical, easier explanation for all of this!" he says.

You see, that is precisely what the Urantia Book provides. Everything in the UB is made logical and clear according to human understanding. That is, if you are advanced enough intellectually to even understand it. In short, the Urantia Book attempts to take the mystery out of God's ways and translates everything into human concepts which the carnal mind can grasp. It attempts to put human understanding on par with Divine Wisdom and Understanding, completely in contradiction to the spirit of Isaiah 55:8-9 and the other verses which I shared with you previously. In a word, the Urantia Book eliminates the need to have faith. It destroys a person's faith. This man is proof enough of that.

Contrary to the style and mentality in which the Urantia Book is written, Jesus did not come preaching a difficult, intellectual dogma. He didn't come speaking in big fancy words. He spoke and taught in simple terms so that the common people would understand Him. While Jesus was a very spiritual man, He explained the things of the Spirit and of the Kingdom of God through simple Parables which the true sheep could more easily grasp. And oft times, if they didn't understand Him, He would later explained things to them more clearly. So again, Jesus spoke of the things of the Spirit, not of the intellectual human mind. I was just reminded of the following verse:

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
2 Corinthians 11:3, KJV

Really think about this. How can you possibly win the poor and the illiterate of the world to Christ, if they cannot even understand what you are talking about? As I said, even a fairly educated person has to struggle to understand some of the things which are found in the Urantia Book. The New Age psychobabble of the Urantia Book certainly isn't going to win the simple people of the world to Jesus Christ! As the Apostle Paul explains in the following verses, we must put on the mind of Christ and resist our carnal human way of thinking and seeing things:

"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."
Romans 8:7, KJV

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
1 Corinthians 2:16, KJV

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Romans 12:2, KJV

Returning to our main subject at hand, as I have clearly shown in previous paragraphs, the Lord brought the animals to Noah, just as He had brought them to Adam, because they were not afraid of man yet. Noah did not have to go about some kind of global collection as this person is erroneously assuming. Even if there was not one land mass, we still know that the Lord brought the animals to the Ark, plain and simple. The Scriptures prove this very clearly as I have demonstrated.

Concerning this man's question regarding returning animals to their proper climatic environments, I believe I have offered one valid explanation via the one supercontinent scenario. As you may know, scientists even have a name for it. It is called "Gondwanaland". So, there may have been one continent located somewhere around the Equator, which would have resulted in one worldwide tropical climate. It may be that a diversity of climates did not exist until after the Flood when, according to my theory at least, the Earth's axis may have tilted due to the sheer weight of the water. Now, one verse which at first appears to contradict my idea is found in Genesis chapter one. It reads as follows:

"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"
Genesis 1:14, KJV

Please notice that this verse includes the phrase "and for seasons". Until now, I have always assumed that this was referring to seasonal weather patterns. However, to my big surprise, upon looking up the original word in the Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Hebrew Aramaic English Lexicon, I discovered that the Hebrew word which is used in the verse -- mow'ed -- apparently has nothing to do with weather patterns or the four seasons as we know them today. This word has more to do with an appointed place, an appointed time, or an appointed meeting. In other words, it is all about measuring and keeping time. This understanding seems to be confirmed by the fact that in that same verse, right after that it says "and for days, and years". So these two lights -- the Sun and the Moon -- were placed in the sky to be timekeepers for the Earth, among other things. I don't believe that seasonal weather patterns are being described in the aforementioned verse.

So the gist of it is this: If at the time of the Flood -- and for some time thereafter -- there was just one huge, tropical supercontinent, there would have been no need for Noah to return the animals to different types of climates, being as they would have all existed in close to the same environmental conditions. Not only that, but if -- as we have already discussed -- the Earth was sometime later -- beginning maybe around the time of Peleg -- divided into its current land masses through slow, steady continental drift, this would explain how the animals, just like early man, were likewise slowly dispersed to different parts of the world, without Noah having to do anything. Following the Flood, perhaps the animals naturally migrated to the various land masses before the new continents became completely separated by the oceans as we know them today.

As I mentioned earlier, one thing which we cannot neglect is the plain fact that there was a cradle of life from which the Earth was slowly repopulated. In fact, technically speaking, there were two cradles of life. The first one was the Garden of Eden. The second one was the mountains of Ararat after the Flood. From that point on the Earth, life slowly spread out to cover the world anew.

To reiterate a point I made earlier, while I am offering a certain degree of personal speculation in this article for your consideration, please remain aware that I am not saying that this is definitely how things occurred, because I honestly do not know. None of us do, simply because we were not witnesses to these ancient events. One final comment this person made in his vain attempt to localize the Genesis Flood was the following:

"Don't think of only mammals, birds or reptiles; think also of the billions of insects which would have easily drowned in this alleged deluge."

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I am not exactly certain what his intention was in stating this. One thing which might interest some of you to know is that the Bible does not specifically mention the collection of, or even the destruction of insects. Thus, it is really a matter of personal interpretation. I would think, however, that with so many animals on the Ark, there were more than likely many types of bugs there as well, which hitchhiked on the animals. In describing what was to go into the Ark, we read the following in Genesis:

"And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive."
Genesis 6:17-20, KJV

"Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth."
Genesis 7:2-3, KJV

"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. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in."
Genesis 7:14-16, KJV

In describing the great destruction of what remained on the Earth outside of the Ark while the Flood was in progress, we read the following:

"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 earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark."
Genesis 7:21-23, KJV

What I would like to point out to you is the word "flesh". Birds have flesh, as do beasts as well. Cattle have flesh, and so do people. Creeping things also have flesh. While the phrase "creeping thing" might possibly include insects, I am more inclined to think that it may be referring primarily to reptiles such as snakes and lizards and such, which also have flesh. In his dissertation regarding resurrected bodies, the Apostle Paul stated the following:

"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds."
1 Corinthians 15:39, KJV

Collectively speaking then, these verses seem to be saying that "flesh" is that which covers muscles and bones; which is something which all of the above possess. In this context, insects really do not have flesh. Thus, in comparing verse with verse, as is my practice, I think insects may have been left out of the picture. Notice too that it also says "All in whose NOSTRILS was the breath of life". You normally don't think of insects when you hear the word "nostrils", do you? Only the four previous groups really have what are actually referred to as nostrils.

As I mentioned earlier, it's possible that some insects came into the Ark on the animals themselves, or perhaps in some of the food they collected, or maybe some bugs even crawled in or flew in. Who's to say? I really don't know for certain. However, if we consider how important insects are to maintain the balance in nature, even if they were all destroyed during the Flood, the Lord could have easily created new ones. After all, He is God.

Most of us think that God created everything during the first Six Days of Creation, and that when those Six Days ended, it was the end of the creative process. Why so? What proof do we have that God didn't create things after that? One example which I have pointed out before concerns the fact that the Lord made thorns and thistles to grow AFTER the original Creation had been completed. This occurred after the Lord had cursed the ground following the First Pair's disobedience, as we see by the following verses:

"And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;"
Genesis 3:17-18, KJV

The only other possibility is that the seeds for thorns and thistles were already in the ground, because the Lord knew prior to the Fall exactly what the outcome of the situation was going to be. After all, He is all-knowing, and He is not bound by time as we earthlings are. As such, perhaps the seeds for the thorns and the thistles were already in the ground, but they had not been allowed to sprout until after the Curse had been put in place. Or, you can also accept that they were a brand new creation which occurred after the Fall. It's up to you. It is really a minor issue in the overall scheme of things.

In conclusion then, the Genesis Flood was not an "alleged" event as this person wishes to believe. Regardless of how many people reject the Bible and replace it with the lies of the Urantia Book, or who rely upon their carnal wisdom and human knowledge to try to understand things, it won't change the facts. Personally, I remain convinced that the Flood was global in scope, just as the Book of Genesis states. It was NOT just a localized event. To even say this is to diminish the Power of God. It is a foolish attempt to diminish Him so that He easily and comfortably fits within our limited human understanding.

As we learned earlier, the carnal mind -- as well as the unregenerate, wicked human heart -- rebels against anything which seems greater than itself. As Paul tells us, it is the enemy of God. The lesson in all of this is that the things of God which we do not yet understand, we must simply accept by faith, trusting that God will reveal them to us in His time, if we really need to know them. To reject God's Word -- the Bible -- because we don't understand parts of it, or because it seems contradictory due to our own darkened minds, is utter foolishness. To replace it with something like the dangerous Urantia Book is even worse. As I stated earlier, if you truly hunger after the Truth, you must be willing to put on the mind of Christ, and see things with the eyes of your Spirit. Here again is that verse:

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
1 Corinthians 2:16, KJV

If you do this, the Lord will speak to you directly through His Word, and make things clear to you. However, first you must lower your defenses and have an open, willing heart. I can personally testify to this fact. The Lord is continually teaching me things which leave me in total awe. I get so inspired sometimes that I just sit hear saying "Wow Lord! That is really heavy!" The Lord just totally blows me away! You can experience these things too. Just take a dive in the waters of His Word.

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For additional information, I encourage you to study the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this article, or which are related to this article, and which are likewise located on the Bill's Bible Basics web server:

Is Science Better Than the Bible?
Keeping Things in Proper Perspective: ET, Where Are You?
Nephilim: The Giants of Genesis
Noah's Ark and the Genesis Flood
Science and Technology: The Forbidden Knowledge?
The Dinosaur Dilemma and Modern Science
The Earth is Under Seven Thousand Years Old!

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