Monthly Archives: December 2012
In the Beginning, the Earth was formless and void, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. (Gen 1:2)
The distribution of mountainous regions is closely related to fault lines. The oceans vary considerably in depth. As mountains rose up and valleys formed, water flowed in to the deepest ravines cutting gorges and canyons in the soft newly formed sedimentary rock.There was no “Pangea” – the continents formed where the Earth’s crust buckled upwards and the oceans were formed where the Earth’s crust buckled downwards at the time of Noah’s flood (2450BC).
Fault lines appeared in the Earth’s surface at the time of the flood. This resulted in cataclismic flooding of the entire surface of the earth, buckling of the Earth’s crust and formation of mountains and valleys. As the waters receeded and drained into valleys over the subsequent months, forming oceans, the Earths surface was completeley remodeled and land masses emerged to give us the continents that we have today.
Earthquakes continue to occur today predominantly around fault lines but no where near the magnitude of the first ones in the time of Noah.
Mountains are formed when tectonic plates move together and over ride each other during an earthquake
In the 600th year of Noah, Cracks formed in the outer layers of the Earth and the fountains of the deep burst forth flooding the Earth. The fractures in the Earth’s crust remain as fault lines which divide the outer layers of the Earth into Tectonic Plates.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month–on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. New International Version (©1984)
When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. New Living Translation (©2007)
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. English Standard Version (©2001)
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. New International Version (©1984)
The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped. New Living Translation (©2007)
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, English Standard Version (©2001)
By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the dew settles beneath the night sky.New Living Translation (©2007)
Jesus was there in Eternity past, before the World Began, before the Mountains were set in place when there were no oceans and springs abounding with water
Proverbs Chapter 8:22-29
before his deeds of old;
from the beginning, before the world began.
24When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
when there were no springs abounding with water;
25before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
26before he made the earth or its fields
or any of the dust of the world.
27I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30Then I was the craftsman at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
31rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.