teachings amongst the new form of Evangelicalism.
Billy Graham, who decades ago renounced his fundamentalism, recently said he was not sure Noah's flood was worldwide. InterVarsity's New Bible Commentary (p. 88) likewise says, "The [Bible] narrative does not directly affirm a universal flood...." To the contrary, the Bible leaves no room for such waffling:
[E]verything that is in the earth shall die. (Gen:6:17);...every living substance...will I destroy from off the face of the earth. (7:4);...the mountains were covered. And all flesh died....Noah only remained alive and they that were with him in the ark. (7:20-23)
God's instructions to Noah to bring two of every species into the ark only makes sense if the flood was worldwide. God promised never to destroy the earth by water
again (Gen:9:11), yet there have been many great regional floods. The future destruction of the world prophesied by Peter would be merely a local fire if the flood, to which he compares it (2 Pt 3:6-7), were local. Finally, Jesus likens His future worldwide judgment of all mankind to the flood (Mat:24:38-41).
We must believe the whole Bible. That is biblical fundamentalism. If Genesis is not
accurate in every detail, then why trust anything else in the Bible? If the Bible is wrong about man's origin and fall, why rely upon what it says about man's redemption and eternal destiny? In fact, the Bible is 100 percent accurate in all it addresses.