You’ve probably heard the claims. There wasn’t enough water to flood the entire earth. And even if there was, it couldn’t have rained fast enough. And even if it could, it wouldn’t have drained fast enough. So it couldn’t have happened. It’s scientifically impossible.
Not so fast.
One of the top stories from Science Magazine last year may say otherwise.
You won’t find it listed under the title of “Noah’s Flood Could Be True”, or “Noah’s Ark Really Was Needed”, or even “Noah Was Right”. Certainly not under “God Really Did Flood The Earth – And We Can Prove It”.
It’s under the title “Cycling water through the transition zone”.
The prevailing theories were that it just wan’t possible for rain to have accumulated enough water to actually flood the earth. And – as I said at the top – even if that somehow could have happened – it certainly would not have drained as quickly as the Bible claims.
But now, the article, from June 13, 2014 says –
The water cycle involves more than just the water that circulates between the atmosphere, oceans, and surface waters. It extends deep into Earth’s interior as the oceanic crust subducts, or slides, under adjoining plates of crust and sinks into the mantle, carrying water with it. Schmandt et al. combined seismological observations beneath North America with geodynamical modeling and high-pressure and -temperature melting experiments. They conclude that the mantle transition zone— 410 to 660 km below Earth’s surface—acts as a large reservoir of water.
Interesting! So it turns out that rain wasn’t the only possible source of water for the flood. Let’s see what the Bible says. Anyone remember – without having to look it up?
Ge 7:11 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. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Did you catch that? Let me repeat it –
… all the springs of the great deep burst forth …
What do you know. That old Book – written by Moses, who certainly didn’t have an advanced science degree – it had something written in it five thousand years ago that we are just now learning.
I wonder where he got that information from?
Actually – what I really wonder – is why there aren’t a whole lot more scientists not only willing to admit that God has to exist – but why they aren’t also eagerly looking forward to not only knowing Him, but learning from Him? I know I’m looking forward to it.
Just some food for thought.
Or is it water to drink?
Mt 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Mt 26:27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
The truth has been there for all these years. But so many scoffed at it, and said it can’t be true.
Mt 13:11 He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:
“Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
And this wasn’t even a parable.
This was hidden right in plain sight.
For five thousand years.