One of the core arguments against the historicity of the Bible and the flood account in Genesis by scientists has been that a global flood is impossible because there simply is not enough water on earth to flood the entire thing.
This despite the fact that there is evidence accepted from secular scientists that there was clearly a global cataclysm at some point in earth's recent history.
But where did the water come from?
In Genesis chapter 7, this is what the Bible says:
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.
All the fountains of the great deep burst forth.
What could that be referring to?
Well, here's a story for ya:
It's going viral because of none other than Joe Rogan, who couldn't sleep last night after discovering this:
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I have to point out that this discovery was made in 2014, but the article is from this week because, well, most of you didn't know this.
That's why you're reading this, right? Sadly, these things don't usually make it outside certain circles because they usually only appeal to ultranerds or theology geeks (usually one and the same).
But here's the deets: A massive ocean, with more water than the entire surface of the earth, has been found deep inside the earth's crust close to the core.
AKA, the fountains of the deep.
There's a layer of earth called "ringwoodite" that has this type of rock that is holding tons of H20, but it's not in a solid, liquid, or gas form. It's some 4th molecular form trapped in the rock.
"The ringwoodite is like a sponge, soaking up water, there is something very special about the crystal structure of ringwoodite that allows it to attract hydrogen and trap water," said geophysicist Steve Jacobsen, who was part of the monumental discovery.
"This mineral can contain a lot of water under conditions of the deep mantle."
The water exists.
Don't let them tell you there's not enough water for a global flood.
It's important to note that Creationist scientists have been arguing this for decades. Consider this 2001 article from the Institute for Creation Research, or this one from 2018.
Consider the work of Dr. Walt Brown, an MIT grad with a PhD in mechanical engineering, who explained the decades ago that highly pressurized water from the earth's crust could have shot up into the atmosphere before falling in frozen sheets – and that this frozen deluge would explain why so many prehistoric animals like mammoths were frozen instantly with green grass in their stomachs (grass takes mere seconds to turn brown in the acid of an elephant's stomach).
Even the climate-change apocalypse movie "Day After Tomorrow" acknowledged this reality.
Here's more about the fountains of the deep in Genesis 8:
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained
The Biblical flood account includes water from the sky and water buried deep beneath the ground.
The Bible documents that the water came from the fountains of the deep, and that's exactly what this discovery looks like.
Research has found that ringwoodite can contain up to 1.5 percent water.
If the ringwoodite under the surface has just 1 percent water in its molecular build-up, it would mean that it holds three times more water than all of the oceans on the Earth's surface.
THREE TIMES more water than the oceans! Earth is already 70% covered in water, now multiply that by at least three times.
The heavens declare the glory of God.
Maybe don't count those kooky Christians out quite yet!