The World That Perished: An Introduction to Biblical Catastrophism

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The World That Perished, a forceful sequel to The Genesis Flood and companion to The Early Earth by the same author, radiates an unshakeable faith in the authority of the Word of God. Whitcomb maintains with vigor that the Bible declares and affirms a supernatural, catastrophic flood of worldwide proportions, a declaration corroborated by scientific observations that are not warped by a uniformitarian bias in geology.

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Overview

The World That Perished, a forceful sequel to The Genesis Flood and companion to The Early Earth by the same author, radiates an unshakeable faith in the authority of the Word of God. Whitcomb maintains with vigor that the Bible declares and affirms a supernatural, catastrophic flood of worldwide proportions, a declaration corroborated by scientific observations that are not warped by a uniformitarian bias in geology.

This revised edition includes more than thirty major revisions over the original, including illustrations and photos, and charts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884692669
  • Publisher: BMH Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9

Foreword 11

Preface 13

Acknowledgments 15

1 God Destroyed the World-Supernaturally 19

The Design of the Ark 24

The Gathering and Care of the Animals 26

The Uplift of Oceanic Waters 35

The Release of Waters from Above 35

The Formation of Present Ocean Basins 37

The Formation of Present Mountain Ranges 41

Conclusion 43

2 The Flood Destroyed the Entire World 47

The Depth of the Flood 47

The Duration of the Flood 48

The Need for an Ark 49

The Total Destruction of a Widely Distributed Human Race 54

The Testimony of the Apostle Peter 58

The Problem of Universal Terms 60

Conclusion 64

3 The Effects of the Flood Are Visible Today 67

The Flood and Natural Processes 67

The Destructive Power of Moving Water 69

The Stratigraphic Effects of the Flood 70

The Formation of Fossil Beds 76

Catastrophic Phenomena in Geology 82

Conclusion 87

4 The Basic Issue: Is the Bible Truly God's Word? 95

Biblical Catastrophism versus Uniformitarianism 102

Are Geologists Superior to Scripture? 107

A Dutch Geologist versus the genesis flood 112

Henry M. Morris Answers J. R. van de Fliert 122

"Speak to the Earth, and Let It Teach You" 127

Theologians and Scientists 131

Conclusion 138

Summary 141

Bibliography 146

Endnotes 151

Name and Subject Index 171

Scripture Index 177

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