Water, Water Everywhere…

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”   Genesis 1:1-2

We’ve got water. All over the place. We’ve got water in the sky. We’ve got water underground. We’ve got water on the land in rivers and lakes. And we’ve got oceans. Oh my, but we have oceans! The oceans are so huge and filled with so much water, we made it to the moon before we made it to their floors.

From a recent news article: “’When we look into the origins of water on Earth, what we’re really asking is, why are we so different than all the other planets?’ Wendy Panero, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State said. In this solar system, Earth is unique because we have liquid water on the surface. We’re also the only planet with active plate tectonics.’”

Why are we so different? Check Genesis 1. God decided to do it that way. Professor Panero and other geologists have theories that maybe all of that water came from icy comets crashing here and delivering their water to us in the process.

Think about that for just a moment. That’s got to be one big load o’ comets to deliver that much water. Countless, icy, water-filled comets just smacking into earth until we have enough to cover two thirds of it. Or maybe just a few really big ones, maybe? Nah, probably not. Anything that big would’ve smashed earth to smithereens. So back to bunches of comets. Those countless comets only hit…the earth? With the entire solar system at their disposal, that many comets missed every other object around Sol and plopped into earth.

Professor Panero might be a trained geologist, but she might want to visit the math department and talk to someone versed in probability equations.

No! Wait a minute! Geologists have just come up with a different answer:

“It has been a longstanding mystery for scientists – how water arrived on Earth. Now, researchers say they may have an answer – it was here all along… The new theory, backed up by seismic data, suggest that water is stored in the transition zone of Earth’s mantle.”

Their explanation is rather convoluted, as is usually the case when scientists try to make things up to fit a theory instead of reading their bibles. It has to do with the ability of deep earth rocks that can contain large amounts of hydrogen, which can then mix with oxygen also contained in other rocks because of the circulation of the tectonic plates and the incredible pressures that mash them together thousands of miles deep in the earth and is then brought to the surface by those same plate tectonics, thereby making the oceans we know and love today.

See what I mean? Convoluted. I got another theory, though:

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.”   Genesis 7:11.

It sounds to me like it happened a little faster than plate tectonics.

But I do have to give them credit. They really are on the right track. Water under the earth. Lots of it. Enough to help make The Flood. There’s probably a bunch left over from that too. Who knows? I suppose they might be on the right track with the whole thing about hydrogen and oxygen mixing at great depth to form water. It’s possible. Either way, they’d be a lot further along in their geologic studies, if they’d just started out with the authoritative history of the earth. God’s Word.

Read the entire article for yourself: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2876765/Was-Earth-formed-giant-oceans-inside-New-theory-claims-massive-internal-water-stores-rock-solve-mystery-water-arrived-planet.html

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4 thoughts on “Water, Water Everywhere…

  1. Good thoughts. You’d think they would know water was here all along…even if they didn’t read how it was really done as the Bible says. Makes you want to laugh and cry. Keep up the good work Jeff!

  2. James_Ussher


    dreavis@comcast.net

    To
    me

    Today at 3:45 PM

    This might interest you. This is the man that did a chronology of the bible.

    Ussher now concentrated on his research and writing and returned to the study of chronology and the church fathers. After a 1647 work on the origin of the Creeds, Ussher published a treatise on the calendar in 1648. This was a warm-up for his most famous work, the Annales veteris testamenti, a prima mundi origine deducti (“Annals of the Old Testament, deduced from the first origins of the world”), which appeared in 1650, and its continuation, Annalium pars postierior, published in 1654. In this work, he calculated the date of the Creation to have been nightfall preceding 23 October 4004 BC. (Other scholars, such as Cambridge academic, John Lightfoot, calculated their own dates for the Creation.) The time of the Ussher chronology is frequently misquoted as being 9 a.m., noon or 9 p.m. on 23 October. See the related article on the chronology for a discussion of its claims and methodology.

    Ussher’s work is sometimes associated with Young Earth Creationism, which holds that the universe was created, not billions of years ago, but thousands. But while calculating the date of the Creation is today considered a controversial activity, in Ussher’s time such a calculation was still regarded as an important task, one previously attempted by many Post-Reformation scholars, such as Joseph Justus Scaliger and physicist Isaac Newton.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ussher

    • Thank you for this! I’ve heard of him and his work. Coincidentally, I’ve recently started making such a timeline myself to see how difficult it might be and as a possible Sunday School project. It is much easier than I anticipated so far. I am just past the Flood. As for Ussher having an exact date, I can tell you that he must have been very motivated to take it that far, as I’m finding some of the “begots” to be somewhat imprecise. For example, one individual was said to have been XX years old when he begot 2-3 sons with his wife. Well, she didn’t get preganant with more than 2 kids in a year, unless they were triplets. Such entries make getting exact years improbable, let alone exact dates.

      As for being a Sunday School exercise, I’m seeing it as a way to get kids to read the bible, looking for this information as well as dovetailing it with history not recorded in the Bible. This helps see how biblical history is truly part of world history. I’m finding the best way to run this would be to make forms for collecting data: name, offspring, reported age when he had them, and lifespan. Also include where in the Bible you found it so you can go back if needed. Once you have a number of forms filled out, you can start building the timeline itself. I’m using an Excel spreadsheet.

      Thanks for sharing and for reading my blog!

      • Your project sounds very interesting and a great idea. I have a large map of events (“going back to millions of years here BC”…well they got that wrong) . Anyway a good time line right up to 2002. Fun to look at and it covers a lot. If you would like to borrow it, I’d be happy to bring it to you Sun. Just let me know. It covers events here and all over the globe. Helped me put a time line on events in history.

        Blessings, Barb

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