Did It Rain Before the Flood?

diditrainmainThe answer is obvious. Yes, it did! No, it didn't! Wait, which answer is right, or is a third option possible?

Scripture says tantalizingly little about climate conditions before the Flood. Based on a few indirect verses, early creationists speculated that a vapor canopy covered the earth until the first rain fell during the Flood. In time, this view became dogma for some Christians. Later, when mathematical modeling failed to support the canopy theory, many creationists abandoned the idea of a canopy and no-rain-before-the-Flood. In time, the belief that it rained before the Flood became a new dogma. In such cases, how should a Bible believer respond?

Scripture Versus Interpretation

The first step is always to examine Scripture carefully to differentiate the actual words from interpretations. After God finished making all the plants and animals during Creation Week, the Bible says, "The Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground" (Genesis 2:5–6).

[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]