Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
Within the past week, I have seen twice reported in my reading the reporting of a new discovery by geosciences researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Colorado Boulder that concludes “the earth may have been covered in water without continents separating the oceans.”
They determined this by examining an ancient ocean-bed crust sitting on its side in the Australian outback, determining the presence of a certain isotope, which could be present only if there were no soil-covered continents to absorb it as evidence. “We just don’t think that there was global-scale formation of continental soils like we have today,” the study concludes.
Once again, we find science informing us of a scientific “breakthrough” or discovery, which merely confirms something we who believe the Bible as truth already knew; in this case, that the earth was once covered with only water. “And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters . . . Then God said, ‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear;’ and it was so, And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas, and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:2, 9-10)
Scripture is completely divine inspired. It is absolute truth and there is no doubt that what it says and claims is truth, and this includes the creation account. And clearly according to Genesis 1, the earth was initially merely covered in the deeps, until God’s Spirit moved and He gathered the waters in one place called the sea and caused the dry land to appear. And once again, we find that a newsworthy scientific breakthrough confirms the scriptural account of what transpired. God’s Word can be trusted implicitly. Surely, there are some things which we with our finite minds may not be able to comprehend, but they are truths in and of themselves, but every Word of God proves true.