Tim Keller on the Flood

(Or, Why I Don’t Really Know What To Do with Tim Keller)

From: http://www.weswhite.net/2011/07/keller-noahs-flood-was-a-regional-flood/

“In order to be true to my own principle, I won’t bother you with information about the different views of the flood. Let me just lay out my own assumptions. I believe Noah’s flood happened, but that it was a regional flood, not a world-wide flood. On the one hand, those who insist on it being a world-wide flood seem to ignore too much the scientific evidence that there was no such thing. On the other hand, those who insist that it was a legend seem to ignore too much the trustworthiness of the Scripture. After Genesis 1, the rest of Genesis reads like historical narrative. If, it is asked, ‘what of the Biblical assertions that the flood covered every mountain over the whole earth (Gen.7:19,21), we should remember that the Bible often speaks of the ‘known world’ as the ‘whole world’ — compare Gen. 41:56,57; Acts 2:5,9-11; Col.1:23. (Tim Keller,Genesis: What Were We Put in the World to Do? [New York: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2006],81)”

I think the accompanying picture says it all. (The picture is not mine by the way.)

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Ciao!

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