Some who attack the idea of a Global Flood based on the claim that the Flood had to go as high as
Psalm 104: 6-9
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
This passage shows that mountains rose and valleys sank during the Flood. The result is that
There is enough water on Earth for a Global Flood. If the Earth were smoothed out, the water in the oceans would cover the Earth to a depth of about 8,813 feet. This figure does not include the water in rivers, lakes glaciers and other sources. They would add about another 2-3 thousand feet which would bring the maximum depth to about 11,813 feet or about 2.2373 miles. In reality the Flood would really only need to be a little over 7,000 deep.
So real question is whether or not it is possible for
The result is that based on the amount of water on the Earth and fact that observed tectonic forces have the potential to quickly raise mountains, that the Global Flood of the Bible is at least theoretically possible.
It gets even better since studies have shown that there is about 5 times as much water in the Earth's mantel as is currently on the surface oft he Earth. This would be enough water to flood the Earth to a depth of 13.42 miles. This is deep enough to
The conclusion is that a global flood is indeed possible.
------ Charles Creager Jr.