And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Creation Moment 8/6/2017 - Eden

"A river came from Eden and watered the garden, and from thence it was parted and became four heads. It is not normal — in fact it is probably totally unknown in the modern world — for one river to divide into four. In what manner this occurred is not described in the Bible.

The names of two of the rivers survive today—the Tigris and the Euphrates. The other two, Pishon and Gihon were unknown.

However, the description of these rivers flowing from one does not match the present rivers, and the other two named rivers are missing. This is actually to be expected, as the Global Flood would have destroyed all trace of the pre-flood world, including the land of Eden and its rivers and garden. The survival of two of the names is easily explained by post-flood settlers' naming new rivers after the pre-flood rivers, just as in modern times rivers in Australia and North America have been named by immigrants after rivers back in their "mother country".

As noted, the garden was in the land of Eden. But as the Global Flood destroyed the pre-flood world, it is impossible to say where in today's world Eden was.
In The Genesis Record, Henry Morris states:

In general, it is evident that the geography described in these verses does not exist in the present world, nor has it ever existed since the Flood. The rivers and countries described were antediluvian geographical features, familiar to Adam, the original author of this part of the narrative. They were all destroyed, and the topography and geography completely changed, when “the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” (2 Peter 3:6). This means, in turn, that the names which seem to be postdiluvian (Tigris, Euphrates) were originally antediluvian names. The names were remembered by the survivors of the Flood and then given to people or places in the postdiluvian world, in memory of those earlier names of which they were somehow reminded later. Those who have tried to identify the garden of Eden as in the present Tigris-Euphrates region fail to realize that these antediluvian rivers were completely obliterated by the Flood, and have no physical connection with their counterparts in the present world.
The garden of Eden was, of course, also destroyed in the Flood, so that it is quite impossible to locate it now in terms of modern geography."