Some Notes:

The English language has no gender-neutral pronouns. So when the words man, he, him, etc are used, they mean "Generic human being" unless the context specifically says otherwise. Only women get words devoted just to them.

Thou, Thee, and Thine are singular pronouns. You and Your are plural in the 16th Century English the King James Bible was translated into. This actually makes the message clearer than our habit of using "you" as both a singular and a plural.

In many scriptures I have changed the King James (English) spelling to American spelling (labour=labor, for example. I understand those in England still spell it with a u). Also, in some scriptures I have changed the "-eth" to a simple "s." Spelling standards weren't set in English until the mid 1800's, well after the translating of the KJV. So I see no problem with making these simple changes that don't affect the meaning of the scripture but make it easier for our modern mouths and ears to deal with.

Genesis 8- The End of the Flood

Genesis 8 tells of the end of the flood.

1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged:

This is not saying God forgot Noah and suddenly remembered him. It is saying He never forgot him at all.

The waters begin to recede, both by evaporation and by gravity.

Psalms 104:7-9 says, “At thy rebuke they (the waters) fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains they go down by the valleys unto the place which Thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.”

Or as worded in the American Standard Version; “At Thy rebuke they fled; At the sound of Thy thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose; the valleys sank down to the place which Thou didst establish for them. Thou didst set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they may not return to cover the earth.”

At this time, 150 days into the flood, God stopped the fountains of the deep (geysers) and caused earthquakes to raise the large mountains up and the valleys of the oceans to drop down. The science of geology tells us that the Rockies, Himalayas, Andes and many other mountain ranges are very new (have little erosion) while some, such as the Appalachians are old and highly eroded. The “old” mountains would be from before the Flood while the “young” ones rose up during the Flood.

Geology also tells us that most of the current ocean floor is young (very little sediment comparatively speaking). By lifting the newer mountains up and lowering the valleys, God caused the waters to go down off the majority of land, creating the continents as we know them.

Now it would have actually taken hundreds of years for all the land visible today to appear. All that water simply takes time to flow to the ocean. That is why all inland areas of the world have much higher water lines than today’s water levels and there are sea shells on the tops of the tallest of mountains.

Ever considered the Grand Canyon? It is said that the Colorado River carved it out over several million years. This is physically impossible. You see, the canyon is located in the Kybab Uplift; a big flat mountain sticking up 200 feet in the air in the middle of the desert. The Colorado River would, at some time in history, have had to flow UP the side of the mountain in order to carve the valley down to the level it is today. It simply could not possibly have happened!

However, if The Flood happened just the way the Bible says, that valley on the up-river side of the Uplift would have been full of water; a huge inland sea (Geologists of all persuasions tell us that there was, in fact, such a sea in this valley at one time, though they can’t explain where all that water came from or went since they believe the canyon to be older). It would only have taken one earthquake opening a small fissure in the Uplift to have allowed all that water to begin to drain out to the sea- through the middle of the Uplift(!)- carving the canyon in just a few decades.

This is the only reasonable explanation, too, for the decided lack of debris from erosion in the canyon. There is just simply not enough wear from weather for the canyon to be nearly as old as evolutionists think it is.

(And the Colorado River, even at its highest known flood stage, would have taken about six billion- not million- years to move that much dirt. The oldest "Old Earther" says the planet is only four billion years old. This is in fact true of every major river canyon on the planet. The rivers, as big as they are, are way too small to have ever carved their own canyons.)

The volcanic layers in the canyon all test to be the same age, also, not laid down millions of years apart.

Something very similar to this happened when Mount St. Helen’s blew in the 1980’s. There is now a canyon named “The Little Grand Canyon” there by the volcano. It is identical to the old one, only on a 1:40 scale. It took an entire two months to lay down different colored layers and then carve the canyon. Non-Bible believing geologists say that if they hadn’t watched the canyon form with their own eyes, they would have sworn it had taken millions of years. There is no reason to believe they are not just as off on the dating of the Grand Canyon.

2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Ararat is in modern day Turkey. This is a socialist/atheist government and so they won’t let anyone go look on the mountains for the Ark. The mountains are too tall to safely fly over, either, and satellite pictures (Google Earth) are classified military information, and so are fuzzed out.

However, there are some stories of locals who have climbed up there and found a big “barn” with decayed bedding in it, broken in half. There are no trees up there. Nor is there forage for livestock. Why would anyone drag that wood all the way up there? And obviously house animals in it? The only truly logical explanation is in fact “Noah’s Ark!”

The climate in this region so soon after the flood would have been warmer than it is today and there would have been some forage. It probably wasn’t too far above the water line when they got off, in fact.

5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

The tops of the mountains were seen out the open space at the top of the walls. We assume anyone who can build a sea worthy boat, can build a ladder.

6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;

Forty days after the tops of the mountains were seen.

7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Ravens are scavengers. The bird obviously found plenty of dead, rotting corpses of varying animals lying around to eat.

8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth; then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

Doves are plant and seed eaters. She found no food and no place to roost. The flood wasn’t abated enough yet.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

The dove not only found enough food to keep her busy for the whole day, she brought back a sample of her findings.

Olive trees grow from the root, generally, and are quick growers with a bush-like appearance (though they can get as tall as 15 feet.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

She found enough food and roosting places she was comfortable without human help.

13 And it came to pass in the 601 year (of Noah's life), in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.

He opened the door and didn’t see any water.

14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

Noah went into the ark when he was 600 years, 2 months (Genesis 7:11). He came out when he was 601 years, 2 months and 17 days. They were on the ark for 1 year and 17 days.

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16 “Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

17 “Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of the fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.”

“Empty the whole ark out and make babies.”

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah built an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

If Noah took only seven individuals on the ark, this would have been an expensive sacrifice, endangering several species. If he took seven pairs, it would not have been such a big deal.

The rodents and rabbits would have multiplied fast enough to safely supply food for any meat eaters for some time, sparing the deer and other larger animals until they reproduced enough to be established.

21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savor; and the Lord said in His heart, “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done.

22 “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

God promised to remove the curse from the ground that kept the ground from producing all it could. He also promised He would not kill everything with water again, and that the seasons would continue as long as the planet lasted. We don’t really know if they had seasons (summer, winter, spring, fall) before the flood. But we know we will until the end of time.