Scripture supporting the Flood
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
In the 14th, 15th and 16th verses of the 6th chapter of Genesis God gives Noah the instructions of how to build the Ark. God tells Noah the exact dimensions the vessel must be as well as the wood to use and how to seal it with pitch. God also states the instructions for making it three levels inside and to put a window in it.
A growing number of people are ascribing to "Progressive Creationism" or Theistic Evolution and as such believe that the account of
It makes no sense for God to tell Noah and his family to build a boat large enough to carry 2-7 of each Kind of land dwelling, air breathing animal, along with his family if the flood would be so
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
In Genesis 6, verses 18-22 God further instructs Noah and makes a covenant with him. He instructs Noah to take his wife, sons, daughter-in-laws, and pairs of animals into the ark once it is constructed so that they will be spared death in the coming flood that God will send.
God tells noah to take mating pairs of land dwelling animals, or animals that otherwise need land to survive (rest, reporduce, etc.) onto the ark so that they might repopulate the Earth after the flood is over. He also tells Noah to take all the food they will need during the time spent on the ark to feed the animals and themselves.
Again, if the flood was a local event or one that didn't happen at all, why would God instruct Noah to prepare for such a catastrophic event by gathering animals to repopulate the world the flood waters had receded, let alone the amoutn of food needed to feed all the animals and his family? People don't prep for allegories and don't prepare for local events on a global scale. It only seems logical to conclude that God was instructing Noah to preapre for a global deluge that would wipe out all land based life forms on the planet.