How was Noah and his family "saved by water" when the boat saved them? Is this a reference to Water Baptism? 1 Peter 3:20?
- SnowbirdLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
Yet it is because the very next verse goes on to explain, "There is also an antitype which now SAVES US, NAMELY BAPTISM - not the removal of the filth of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience before God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:21). We are saved, by God's mercy, through the WASHING OF REGENERATION AND RENOVATION OF HOLY SPIRIT (Titus 3:5) - that's water baptism if you look it up in the Greek
- magix151Lv 71 month ago
You could say they were saved by the water from the mobs trying to board the boat.
- UserLv 71 month ago
Yes, clearly it is a reference to water baptism, as one can see by taking the time to read the very next verse.
It's EXPLICITLY a reference to water baptism.
- 1 month ago
The biblical Noah and his family never existed because the flood story in the Bible is pure myth and never happened.
It is contradicted by the geological record with its fossils (the real geological record, not the phony record made up by creationists), and human history, including the civilizations that went through the time the flood supposedly occurred without realizing they were supposed to be drowning, and the realities of population size and growth patterns, as well as genetic ranges within human populations.
Take the fossil record, which creationists claim is the result of the (mythical) flood. The creationists claim is that all the land animals that were living then died except those that were on the ark and the fossils are of those that died in the flood.
If that were the case, there would be a mix of all the species that had been living at that time (including dinosaurs, which creationists claim were living at that time) in the fossil record in no particular order.
But that is NOT what is found in the fossil record. If that record were the result of the mythical flood there would be, at most, only a few geological strata instead of the, literally, millions of geological strata found around the world. Not all of those strata were formed by water, and even those that were formed by water were by different processes and conditions. Furthermore, non-water-formed strata intersperse the strata, including those that could only have been formed under desert conditions.
In addition, the fossils in those strata are NOT a mix of species in no particular order. Rather, the fossils are representative of an evolutionary process from the lowest, older strata on up through higher, younger strata, with the fossils of no species appearing in strata that was laid down before that species could possibly have evolved.
For example, you will not find one single fossil of ANY of the 5,000 present-day species of mammal, including human, in ANY strata in which dinosaur fossils are found ANYWHERE in the world. The only mammal fossils to be found in the same strata with dinosaurs are of relatively small types that have no clear relationship to present-day species.
The fact is, as is clear from a great deal of evidence, that the non-avian dinosaurs and numerous other types of animals died out as a result of an asteroid impact on the earth 66 million years ago. The animals that did survive, including some of those early mammals, then branched out and evolved into new forms. The present-day species of mammals do not start appearing in the fossil record until strata that was laid down relatively recently.
So, there is absolutely NO evidence whatsoever for the mythical biblical flood. All of the evidence is against it.
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- 1 month ago
Yes i would say its a picture of Baptism in water.
- Doug CatholicLv 71 month ago
Noah and his family were saved by the flood because if it were not for the flood, Noah and his family would have succumbed to the evil Nephilim, who were destroyed by the flood.
- MalcolmLv 71 month ago
Of course it was such a reference. Scholars agree on that.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes it is. The Bible speaks often of the cleansing properties of water, and refers to God himself as "living water."
Jeremiah 2:13 KJV — My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.