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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