One of the things you’ve all been wondering about the great Flood of Noah is: Where did all the Flood water go? It’s one of the issues we raised in Top Ten Reasons Noah’s Flood is Mythology.
Today that question has been answered by the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Their explanation is in Feedback: Where Did All the Floodwater Go?, written by Avery Foley. AIG says she has a masters of arts in theological studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Her co-author is Troy Lacey, AIG’s correspondence representative — whatever that is. We’ll give you some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis.
They begin with a question they received on Facebook:
Where is all that water [from the Flood] now?
The creation scientists say:
The short answer to this Facebook question is that our planet is called the “Blue Planet” for a reason! It’s covered in 70% water, so the water from the Flood is still here, making up our oceans!
Huh? They tell us:
This raises the question: was the world different before the Flood? Most creation researchers [Hee hee!] believe the world before the Flood was radically different from today’s world. This pre-Flood world had shallower seas (no deep ocean trenches) and lower mountains, scattered across a single continent (Genesis 1:9 implies there was just one continent). Most of today’s mountain ranges were probably built by tectonic forces initiated during the Flood. We know this because mountain ranges are full of fossils (mostly marine), and fossils are largely a Flood phenomenon.
But there were mountains before the Flood. Genesis 7 ((King James version, of course) says:
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
Mountains 15 cubits high? That makes no sense. Anyway, the creation scientists continue:
Psalm 104:8, speaking poetically of the time of the Flood, describes the mountains rising and the valleys sinking and Genesis 8:3 tells us that the waters “receded from the earth continually.” So the water did not need to rise to cover today’s Mt. Everest because it didn’t exist before the Flood but, rather, was formed during, or shortly after, the Flood by tectonic forces. (These mountains are still growing very slowly in elevation). Evolutionists also believe the mountains were formed by tectonic forces, but they believe it happened over millions of years rather than catastrophically during the yearlong Flood.
Who ya gonna believe — those godless evolutionists, or Hambo’s creation scientists? The only other “information” they provide is this:
It’s likely that all of the water we have on earth today wasn’t above the crust before the Flood. Subterranean waters, from under the earth’s crust, probably supplied some of the floodwaters. Genesis 7:11 tells us the fountains of the great deep burst forth, implying there was water under the crust that gushed forth when the Flood began. Research has shown there is likely still more water under the crust than above it, even today.
They’re probably talking about the “science” we wrote about last month — see: WorldNetDaily: Proof of the Biblical Flood.
Anyway, now you have the answer to the question of where all the water went. It went into the ocean. Problem solved!
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