Answers in Genesis: Meteor Strikes May Have Triggered Noah's Flood

Here’s the thing about Young Earth Creationists: they don’t stick to what the Bible says and leave it at that. Instead, they also look at mainstream scientific findings, and then they pick a piece here and a piece there and add all those pieces to what the Bible says, thus creating something new.

This is old news. I don’t think meteors started the flood. the issue is to explain all those craots that are below the k-t(pg) line. I see them as falling soon after the fall diue , possibly, to a cosmic war recorded in revelation. Satan, after hearing the prohecy of someone coming to destroy him, tried to destroy the planet. Revelation records this war but often its seen as a future event. I think its a past one. it sauys a thord of the stars were thrown towards earth. Earth was protected but some shrapnel got in.
speculation but likely.

So @Robert_Byers, if the text of Revelation records this as future, how could reading it “literally” make it a past event? Also, how can stars fall to earth, given that they are many times larger than the earth and many light years away?


I have often critiqued Mr. Byers peculiar brand of hermeneutics. Nevertheless, in this case, there are several interesting additions to the story:

Yes, apocalyptic literature does often deal in future events—but the Greek word behind the term means “hidden” and refers to the fact that such literature explains what is not normally seen or yet revealed. That can include references to past events. And in the Biblical literature (and various rabbinical literature) “the stars” sometimes refers to angels, including fallen ones. Revelation 9:1 equates a star with a person: “I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him.” So, clearly, the star in this context is a being.

How can stars fall to earth? (We will ignore for the moment the fact that stars can refers to angels and look at some other linguistic factors.) Consider directing your question to any English language speaker who observes a “falling star”, also known as a meteor. Technical definitions from science, including astronomy, can’t necessarily be imposed on even modern language usage—much less be anachronistically applied to ancient literature. Both in ancient and modern languages, the word star (and its nearest equivalent in other languages) simply refers to a point of light in the night sky which is not recognized as a planet (“a wanderer”.)

Stars are often treated non-literally in poetry. Perry Como even had a hit song in the late 1950’s with these lyrics:

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

Indeed, this reinforces @thepalmhq 's caution to Robert Byers about reading the Bible literally when it is not meant to be read literally. He is also reminding us that even Mr. Byers does not always read the Bible literally.

(This is another of @Michael_Callen’s favorite types of topics.)


It would just be recounting a history and then a future history. Indeed in evangelical circles they will say this is a future event or some its about Satans followers joining him leaving heaven.
I suggest it means a actual war and this to destroy the planet/orbit. yet Gabriel defeated this but a few scraps landed. Also why the universe is so messed up as opposed to a better organized thing from creation week.its about explaining the important impacts on earth(wiki) that were later filled with what creaionists would see as flood deposits. thats why they suggest the impacts were part of the flood creation. otherwise a lot of noise and mess during the time before. some issues here.
My way starts/ends the impacts before much population or more then two.