"A couple of guys have written a book called Beyond Creation Science.
As preterists, they understand there was a symbolic 'flood' across the
Land of Israel under both Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon and Nero/Vespasian's
Rome. Problem is, they read this back into Noah's flood and try to say
that this was only a local flood, which then allows them to compromise
with old-earth Creationism.
It was 'long-age' geological
assumptions that provided a 'foundation' for Darwin's long-age
biological fantasy. I would recommend Tas Walker's site, Biblical Geology, for someone who really knows his stuff.
position of these fellows causes more problems than it fixes. It makes
the Bible's very detailed chronology a joke, and forces a gap of
millions of years into Genesis 1.
Here's the solution:
failure brought physical de-Creation. Cain founded a corrupt
civilisation whose evil influence triumphed and was destroyed in a
literal flood. Just like Cain, Ham was cursed, and his son Canaanís
influence led to social de-Creation. As God raised
new land out of the waters after the flood, God would now perform
another Creation miracle. In calling Abram, God was socially
dividing the waters of the nations into the Land and the Sea. The era
of the patriarchs, ruling fathers, began. God called Abram, and tore
the world in two.
The land and sea division was a literal, physical land and sea in early Genesis. The ark of Noah was a literal
'world-in-a-box', a safehouse and doorway to a new world. But when God
called Abram, the 'Land and Sea' division was purely social, and the
Tabernacle and Temple were a symbolic 'world-in-a-box.' These guys have
confused these two and unwittingly undermined the authority of