Thursday, January 28, 2010
Genesis 7:11-12 The Fountains of the Great Deep Blows Their Top. News at Eleven.
And it happened after seven days that the waters of the flood came into being on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened up. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Once again, when we were young, we were told it rained so much, the earth became flooded. However, that’s only half the truth. In these verses, we are told that, “…all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened up.” The fountains of the great deep and the windows of the heavens? What’s that? I think it’s important to remind ourselves what the world looked like prior to the flood, as it was created in the days of Adam.
The earth had land, seas, plant and animal life, pretty much as it is today with a few exceptions. There was no rain. All water came seeping up through the ground which resulted in a mist. Also, there was a canopy of water moisture that surrounded the earth, just above the atmosphere. In these type of conditions, it was most likely a warm, humid place, similar to the amazon today. However, it was a constant temperature due to the canopy. There weren’t any storms and probably very little wind due to very little variation in sunlight, again due to the canopy.
In these verses, we are told that the fountains of the great deep were broken up. How did this happen? Well, with canopy in place, the atmospheric pressure, which is now 14.7 psi, was, at some estimates, approximately 30 psi. Without going through all the Physics, when G-d opened up the canopy, the windows of heaven, the atmospheric pressure would have fluctuated violently until it finally dropped to the 14.7 psi we have today. However, that fluctuation would have resulted in the earths crust heaving violently, thereby causing the giant underground aquifers to spew its contents up into the atmosphere like many fountains.
This water would also have mixture with the moisture in the canopy resulting in a lot of water raining back down on the earth. As this account tells us, it took 40 days and 40 nights for the water to fall back to the earth. This type of upheaval would and did result in a lot of changes to the surface of the earth, including the grand canyon. You won’t about this in todays classroom because it goes against the evolutionist agenda, that is to deny any possible references to a creator. However, if you look at all the facts, you can’t deny the possibily of a designer, that is our Lord and G-d.
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