“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