Apologetics Symposium

Multimedia Presentations
1st, 2nd & 5th Wednesdays
Cedar Park Church
Bothell, WA

Creation History with Chris Ashcraft

Apologetics Course

Biblical Apologetics

Intelligent Design (ID)
 & the Wonders of Creation

Worldviews in Conflict

Biblical Creationism & Defending Genesis


Wonders of the Cell - ID

Fossils & the Biblical Floood

Origin of Life

Ape Man

The Human Body Wonderfully Made - ID

Geology Worldview
 and the Flood

Age of the Creation


Amazing Animals - ID


Solar System

Big Bang

The Universe - Let the Heavens Declare


NT Archaeology

OT Archaeology - Part 1

OT Archaeology - Part 2 Egyptian Synchrony


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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Related to Dinosaurs

Related to the Flood

Related to the curses

Related to Noah's Ark

What is the NWCN? Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? What caused the flood?  Was there immortality on earth before sin? What Was the Ark?
What are the Biblical "kinds" of animals? Were Dragons tales of Dinosaurs? Where did the flood water go? If all animals were created herbivores, why do many now eat meat? Are there any sightings of Noah's Ark?
Who were the Nephilim? Did dinosaurs and humans live at the same time? How did plants survive the flood? Why did people live longer life spans before the flood? Has Noah's Ark Been Discovered?
Why haven't we found evidence of antediluvian civilizations? Are There Dinosaurs Alive Today?      

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Why did people live longer lifespans before the flood? FAQs

After their fall from the garden of Eden, humans typically lived to be several hundred of years old, and very near 10 times are current lifespan. The oldest recorded age in the Bible was Methuselah's who is said to have lived 969 years (Gen 5:27). Noah himself was older than 500 when he gave birth to his three sons, and six hundred years old at the time of the flood (Gen5:32). In addition to destroying all life on earth, it is believed that another intended effect of the flood was to reduce the maximum human life expectancy to 120 years (Genesis6:3).

Following the flood, lifespans declined to what we have today, but developed over the course of several generations. For a period of time, people were able to live to similarly old ages following the flood as they did before. Noah lived another three hundred and fifty years, and didn't die until he was nine hundred and fifty years old (Gen9:28-29).

The changes in the earth's ecosystem caused by the flood probably forced human's to adapt in this way. It is probably a result of the relatively harsh post-flood ecosystem that we now live as long as we do. However, as the effect was not immediate, but declined gradually, it was probably the result of classic-evolution following the flood. Humans have become genetically disposed to the modern lifetime expectations which is 1/10th its original, or to a maximum of 120 years.

Gen 6:3-7 Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."