Is there supporting evidence in the Bible itself that the Great Flood was possible? We know the story of Noah, his wife, his sons, their wives, all saved along with all animal types. We also know of the “scientific evidence,” including fossils, used to prove or disprove the deluge [Great Flood]. Often the question is asked, “from where came all of that water?” Some argue that there isn’t enough “visible” water to cause such an event. Therefore, the flood must not be true? Correct? WRONG!!!
Here is our aha moment and the answer to whether it [the Great Flood waters] is possible and if support is found in scripture outside of the flood story itself. Go to Genesis 1:2 “[NIV] Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over … [over what?] the waters.”
Here is the story between the stories of the creation and the flood of Noah’s time. Genesis 1:2 tells us that the earth was formless and darkness was over the face of the DEEP. The deep what? Nothing at this point in scripture is said about land, just water and deep waters on top of that. So what must this mean? Obviously the earth began with enough water to cover it because it was coverd in Genesis 1:2. It isn’t until verse 9 that God revealed land; “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground [firmament; raw-kee’-ah] appear.”
In Genesis 1:6 God took some of the water covering the earth and called it atmospheric water. Then in verse 9 God created an equal void beneath the now visible crust, called “dry land,” to where the remaining excess waters on the earth could flow [re-reat; Genesis 1:9]. What does this mean in layman terms? The water that covered the earth at creation is still present but is now subterranian, oceanic, sea, lake, river (creek), well and atmospheric water.
YES! Before the flood there was and remains so today enough water to “flood the entire earth” but God promised to not do that a second time [Genesis 9:12-16]