Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Where did all the water go?

"... and the waters assuaged; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated."
GENESIS 8:1, 3

As even secular geologists observe, it appears that the continents were at one time “together” and not separated by the vast oceans we see today. The forces involved in the Flood were sufficient to change all of this. Some creation scientists believe this break-up of the continent was part of the mechanism that ultimately caused the Flood.

Scripture indicates that God formed the ocean basins, raising the land out of the water, so that the Flood waters returned to a safe place. Some theologians believe PSALM 104:5 - 9 may refer to this event.

Sign of Design: Most children’s coloring books actually worsen the problem of viewing the early Genesis accounts as real history. Depictions of Eden’s animals invariably exclude those real, once-living creatures - dinosaurs. This reinforces the idea that Genesis does not deal with real history, making it harder for the creation message to penetrate in adulthood.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
It is a miracle that the ark and its occupants survived. The earth was a very chaotic place during the flood! Another "top-notch" post.

(I decided top-notch was a better synonym than groovy or swell)

I like the pictures you are using.

Elizabeth

Matt A. said...

Very good post! I like the fact that you are taking these issues head on and adressing them! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for some time now and want to comment you on your interesting and serious posts. It gives much food for thought! I especially enjoy reading your posts about the flood. Keep it up!!

Joanne

Kaitlin said...

You make me think about things that I've never really thought about before. Good post! :-)

Wholesome Works said...

Elizabeth,

Thank you. Glad you like the pictures.

Matt,

Thank you for stopping by.

Joanne,

I thank you for the comment. I'm glad you have enjoyed my series.

Kaitlin,

Thanks for visiting. :-)

Zachary

Kaitlin said...

I like visiting your blog. You've got good posts!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog, and I also enjoy the daily bible verse on your sidebar.