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When one reads the history in Genesis chapter 1 as revealed to us by the God of creation, we find that when God created the earth on day one, it was covered with water. Therefore, we can conclude that water was present on earth from the beginning according to the Bible.
Now secular ideas about the origin of the universe have the earth being formed millions of years ago after the stars and the sun as a hot molten blob. That has been just one of many reasons I have given people to understand that secular ideas (like the big bang) are totally incompatible with the Bible. I have had secularists mock me over the years for believing water was on earth at the beginning, but now some secularists are changing their minds. In New Scientist, we read the following:
IN THE beginning, there was water. Earth's life-sustaining liquid came from the dust from which the planet was born, a new look at these particles suggests, and not simply from collisions with objects that later crashed into the planet from space.Here are some excerpts from the rest of the article:
The origin of the oceans has long been a mystery. Earth's birthplace in the dusty nebula around the young sun should have been hot enough to keep any water vaporised. So it seemed clear that the dust that coalesced to create Earth was bone dry, and that water somehow arrived later. . . .God’s Word doesn’t change, but evolutionary ideas and beliefs continually change. Yet nothing in operational science has ever contradicted the Bible’s account of origins.
Now, it seems that water may after all have been present in Earth's building blocks. . . .
According to the models, the dust grains should be able to hold onto water at temperatures up to 630 °C - high enough for them to have retained it during Earth's formation. . . .
As the planet coalesced from the dust, pressures and temperatures would have grown high enough to detach the water from the grains, freeing it up to become streams and oceans.
Fred Ciesla . . . says its results strengthen the argument that water was present in Earth's raw materials.
Departed into a solitary place, and there prayedThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Rather than sleeping it away, we capture the great value of the morning by rising up and departing into the solitary place to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ.
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