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Both of these groups—those who totally deny the historicity of Noah and the Flood and those who accept parts of the story—are persuaded in their disbelief by the way they interpret modern science.
In addition to the claims and teachings of the leaders of the Church, many LDS-specific scriptures verify that many of these things are literal events.
Some believing, educated saints realize that the global flood story of Noah isn't likely literally true.
They say that the early LDS prophets may have taught that but the current ones don't so it's perfectly fine to not believe in the story of Noah as a global flood.
But the family concept is under very serious attack today all over the world.
—Hartman Rector Jr., “Turning the Hearts,” Ensign, May 1981, 73 Two generations later the Lord was so pained by that generation “without affection” (Moses ) that he opened the windows of heaven and cleansed the entire earth with water.