Saturday, December 3, 2011

Soriano's Asinine Denial of God's Global Flood

Here we go again. It appears denying God's words is what Soriano does to pass time. He denies God can do everything, knows everything, and is everywhere. Now he even denies God's worldwide flood. And the leading reason of his two-fold argument is the term "worldwide flood" is not in the Bible. Absolutely childish really, but his followers treat it as scripture itself. We'll tackle both folds of his argument and we'll start with the verses he cites.

(Genesis 7:17-20) “And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted 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.”

He states that "nowhere in these verses is there a hint of a worldwide flood".
No hint?

Let's go through the verses again, "all the high hills under the whole heaven", "the mountains were covered". Doesn't 'all' mean ALL? I'd agree with 'local' had the flood been described like that of Sodom and Gomorrah. Which was clearly a local destruction and the only saved were Lot and his family. But the Bible saying 'world', and 'all', and the only saved were Noah and his family, is a whole different matter.

From this alone, one thing's for sure... Soriano would make a lousy detective.

Let's help him out... How about 2 Peter 3:6 “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: ” How's THAT for a hint Mr. Soriano?


Now I said his argument was two-fold. The second of which is Soriano's focus on the word 'earth' or as he has extensively tried to establish as "dry land". He even pulled out the Hebrew term 'erets' to try and fix his listeners' mind to JUST DRY EARTH. Now why does he have to go to the extent of doing this? Because he believes that THE SEAS CANNOT BE FLOODED. And he wants his listeners to believe what he believes.

Mr. Soriano, you need to employ some of your claimed wisdom to work here. The whole world was flooded at the beginning, was it not? Flooding it again wouldn't be too hard for God to do. Even the limited god you preach about can do that. If the flood was local, why does God tell Noah to build a boat? What for? He could have just told Noah to pack up and go. Noah had 120 years of warning right? He could have found another place that the floods would not reach.

God could have just told the animals to take a hike. Or He may not have bothered at all because surely there were other animals in the parts that were not flooded, think about that Mr. Soriano. Moreover, why build such a huge ark for just the local fauna? Birds could have just flown elsewhere yet pairs of them were gathered into the ark.

And please, Mr. Soriano, do not bring science into your claim because you will only be nailing your argument's own coffin. Science will tell you that WATER SEEKS ITS OWN LEVEL. It could not rise to cover ALL THE MOUNTAINS while leaving the rest of the world undisturbed. That is absolutely dumb, Soriano.

Not convinced Eliseo? Get any container. Put anything that will not float in the middle, and then fill the container with water. Scripture says the flood rose 15 cubits higher than all the high hills, so fill the container until the object you placed in the middle is under. Try any shape of object that won't float, but always remember to put water that is 15 cubits (in ratio) higher than the highest peak. Then watch your asinine argument melt. Water will always seek its own level.


What is not obvious here is Soriano's subtle attack of God's word yet again. He is denying what is crystal clear in scripture. Denying the global scope of the flood, will mean there were people living in distant lands that were not affected by it. They would have escaped God’s judgment on sin. Jesus Christ must then be mistaken when He likened the coming judgment of all men to the judgment of ‘ALL’ men in the days of Noah (Mathew 24:37-39). Jesus must be talking about a partial judgment in Noah’s day, is that right Eli? Jesus must also mean a partial judgement to come in the future, eh?

Believe Soriano and you render Jesus as mistaken.
Believe Soriano and you believe the lies of the devil himself.

*Part of graphic used with apologies to Answers In Genesis