Since this scripture comes form the first eleven chapters of Genesis, most who read this will already dismiss it as ramblings about an ancient myth. However, the integrity of God and His word lies in the truthfulness of the entire revelation of Himself that is made in His word--the Bible. If any part of it is lie, all of it is a lie. Atheistic and deistic "scientists"of the last few centuries suddenly had "proof" that this event as well as creation didn't happen. However, most do not understand that they based their interpretations of the evidence from a pre-conceived notion about the history of humanity from a perspective that left God out of the equation. They are simply seeing what they wish to see! Rather than understand God and His power and holiness, many Christians panicked and began to compromise the Bible to accommodate the interpretations of data and evidence from the depraved, compromised, and fallen brain of sinful man by adding to scripture while explaining away God and His true record. Yet time and again, it has been shown that scripture is an accurate account of the history of man. Do you know why? It is an eyewitness account from one who was there and who never lies--God Almighty. Either Jesus Christ is a direct descendant of Adam or the whole revelation of the atonement is a fabrication. Either God did judge the ancient world for sin or there is no basis for prophetic events that point to Him doing it again.
Most have decided that there may have been a local flood as a part of the great flood myth. They accept this opinion as true without thinking of the consequences of such a statement. Also, they purposefully ignore the overwhelming evidence that this event is a real history just as Simon Peter predicted would happen. "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:" 2 Peter 3:3-5
The fossil record, my friend, is an accurate record that God does as he says! Just as that world perished due to sin, this generation will soon see that the Omnipotent, Immutable God does as he says while proving the scripture, "For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;" Romans 3:3-4a