WorldNetDaily: Science Proves the Bible

The Drool-o-tron™ called to us with its sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: Stunning ‘new’ discovery … already documented in Bible, and it had this sub-title: “Over and over again science is finally catching up.”

For a change, it wasn’t a video by rev Rives. This time it’s an article without an author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Science journals have declared there is a massive amount of fresh water under the surface of the Earth. But don’t look for them to report one of most likely reasons why – the Bible, as Christians have always said, tells the truth about how the world was made. A study from Earth and Planetary Science Letters backs up a theory advanced in the Scientific American in 2014 known as “primary water.” It suggests there is a huge amount of water under the Earth’s surface from unexplained sources.

[*Groan*] PhysOrg had an article about that a couple of months ago, but it never occurred to us that it would grab the attention of creationists: Earth’s water may have originally been formed deep within its mantle, study shows. They mentioned the same paper that WND links to: Formation and properties of water from quartz and hydrogen at high pressure and temperature, but you can’t read it without a subscription. PhysOrg says:

Earth’s water may have originally been formed by chemical reactions deep within the planet’s mantle, according to research led by University College Dublin. The new theory offers an alternative explanation as to how the life-giving liquid may have originated on Earth. Previously, scientists have suggested that comets that collided with the planet could have deposited large amounts of ice on the Earth which later melted, forming water. The investigators carried out computer simulations which found that reactions between high-pressure and high-temperature fluid hydrogen and silicon dioxide in quartz, found in Earth’s upper mantle, can form liquid water under the right conditions.

It didn’t occur to us that this had biblical implications, but WND thinks otherwise. They say:

[A]s WND Founder Joseph Farah argues, there are only two secular, scientific explanations for why all this water exists. Either the water came from outer space (in the form of comets or asteroids) or the Earth itself is producing it. Both explanations, in Farah’s words, require “a certain degree of faith.”

Uh uh, faith. After that they tell us:

Yet Scripture contains many references to a great deal of water inside the Earth, including the sources of the Great Flood. For example, Genesis 7:11 speaks of when “all the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

Oh yeah, the fountains of the deep. WND continues:

Thus, the revelation about the massive amount of water under the Earth’s surface suggests scientific evidence for both the Great Flood described in the Old Testament and the truth of the biblical creation account in general.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:

“There’s yet another interesting verse in Scripture about the vast amount of water under the Earth outside of the Genesis account,” said Farah. “In a way, it kind of underscores what is found there. It comes in Exodus 20:4 and is often overlooked. But now it stands out with what we are hearing from the scientists: ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’”

Wow — the bible mentions it twice! That’s amazing! Adding to the fun, WND then quotes Ray Comfort:

[T]here is a massive amount of evidence to prove a worldwide flood. The main one being that 70 percent of the earth is covered in water. That’s the kind of ultimate ‘duh.’ Or, for want of a better analogy, they can’t (or won’t) see the forest for the trees.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then they quote another expert:

Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and the author of the new book “God’s Day Timer,” called the reports of the water within the Earth “fantastic news.”

“Over and over again science is finally catching up to the Bible,” Biltz said joyously. “The Bible says in the Book of Daniel that in the last days knowledge will be increased. Well, it seems the scientific community is waking up more and more to the truths of the Bible.

There’s more. A lot more. We’ll finish with one more gem from Ray Comfort:

“I certainly do expect that science will continue to discover things that have already been written in the Bible,” he said. “They think they are new discoveries, when what they are discovering was written thousands of years ago in the pages of Holy Scripture.”

The most amusing thing is that this article appeared in WND on April first, but they don’t think it’s a joke.

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12 responses to “WorldNetDaily: Science Proves the Bible

  1. Finding “more water than we thought….” is not even close to “enough water to bury the earth to the highest mountain in water….” Con artist LIARS4jesus are still as delusional as ever.

  2. If I’m not mistaken, this water is not in liquid form and cannot simply gush up to the surface at the deity’s command.

  3. Alas, for WND, that process is way too slow to have created all of the needed water in just 6000 short years, so it is back to magicking for them.

    On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 7:28 PM, The Sensuous Curmudgeon wrote:

    > The Curmudgeon posted: “The Drool-o-tron™ called to us with its sirens and > flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said > WorldNetDaily (WND). Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: > Stunning ‘new’ discovery … already documented in Bible, and it had t” >

  4. Well, anything can happen “at the Deity’s command,” including the sudden materialization of unthinkable quantities of water. But these people want science to agree with them, so they jump on anything that even remotely seems to offer support for Genesis.

    Science journals have declared there is a massive amount of fresh water under the surface of the Earth. But don’t look for them to report one of most likely reasons why – the Bible, as Christians have always said, tells the truth about how the world was made.

    Fresh water? Water formed under these conditions certainly wouldn’t be fresh, or at least wouldn’t stay that way very long; it would inevitably be contaminated by minerals, including salts. I note that it isn’t real scientists who’ve made that particular claim, only creationists, who apparently don’t don’t see any difference between tap water, salt water and mineral water. If such water made its way to the surface, it would have to become fresh the usual way: evaporation and precipitation.

    [T]here is a massive amount of evidence to prove a worldwide flood. The main one being that 70 percent of the earth is covered in water. That’s the kind of ultimate ‘duh.’

    It sure is. Only a pinhead creationist would think that the fact that 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water means that at some time in the last 6,000 years 100 percent of it was, including the tip of Mount Everest.

    Yet Scripture contains many references to a great deal of water inside the Earth, including the sources of the Great Flood. For example, Genesis 7:11 speaks of when “all the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

    In other words, underground springs overflowed onto the surface and it rained really, really hard. And never mind that if everything had happened exactly as the Bible said, it would have taken miracle after miracle after miracle afterward to produce the world we know; the creationist response would be “Well, if that’s what it would have taken, that’s what happened.”

    The ancient Hebrews were perfectly aware of both springs and rain, but entirely ignorant of where the water came from in the first place, so they imagined the earth as floating in a kind of air bubble into which the waters above and below could be made to leak. Rather than science “catching up to the Bible,” creationists are straining to drag it back to “Holy Scripture.”

  5. “Over and over again science is finally catching up to the Bible.”
    Yeah, if only the apostles had read Revelation properly they would have developed the Fundamental Theorem of (differential and integral) calculation about 20 centuries ago.

  6. “cannot simply gush up”
    Goddiddid, Paul D, goddiddid. So of course it can.

  7. What caused this alleged “water” to gush up to flood the Earth and then to gush down afterwards? Calling creationists idiots is a gross understatement.

  8. Note that Genesis 1, read literally, does not say that the water was created. It was there already at the beginning of creation. A major chore of creation was dividing up that pre-existing water, with a firmament holding it back, exposing the dry land, etc.
    The common cosmology of the Ancient Near East – which the Pentateuch borrowed from earlier works – had the three parts: water above and bellow and earth between. This was nothing special for the Bible.

  9. Shows how little creationists read the Bible if they “often overlook” the exodus passage. When the design of the Civil War ironclad Monitor, was first presented to the Navy Board, on officer said “take the little thing home and worship it, as it would not be idolatry, because it was in the image of nothing in the heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters under the earth.” So back then ordinary people knew the Bible well enough to recognize the quote.

  10. It seems to me that most water is “under the earth.” If one stands at the shore of the ocean or most lakes, the surface of the water is level with the shore. Excluding elevated land, and taking the shore as the standard height of “the earth,” then as one walks into the body of water, with each step they are going below the shoreline. So all the water under the surface of the ocean/lake IS “under the earth.”

  11. Ross Cameron

    Give a creo a new discovery and he/she will find a way to twist it to back up the bible. You have to give them credit for ingenuity if nothing else. It`s a wonder that they don`t claim the vast deposits of salt trapped underground are evidence of the waters subsiding. Hang on, didn`t they do that back in `63? 🙂

  12. @Ross Cameron
    And it is amazing what things they will find in the Bible!