A team of researchers from the University College of London and British Geological survey have been trying to determine the amount of water that is hidden under the African continent. Their goal was to locate enough water to support the 300 million people that live on a continent that runs from lush rainforests to some of the most arid deserts in the world.
They have done their best to map out their findings and in so doing have indicated that there is approximately 100 times the amount of water below the surface of Africa than what is on the surface. When you take into account Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi, the Nile, Congo, Zambezi, Niger and Orange Rivers, that’s a lot of water. There are also a number of other lakes, rivers and streams in Africa that I didn’t mention.
But have you ever considered from where all that underground water came from?
Have you ever considered the possibility that some of that water came from the Genesis Flood?
One of the arguments creation critics use on a regular basis is to ask ‘where did all of the water from the Genesis Flood go?’. One of the standard answers that creationists use is to point out that there is enough water in the oceans, seas and lakes to cover the entire earth to a depth of 2 miles, if all of the land surface was leveled out flat.
But there is another answer that is not as frequently used and that is, that a significant portion of the Flood waters returned underground from where some of it came from. Genesis 7:11 states:
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.
We are told that the fountains of the deep burst forth, indicating that there was a significant amount of water underground. If that much water came from underground to begin with, one would not expect to find that much underground water left unless a great deal of it returned underground as the Flood subsided.
When you look at all of the land masses around the world, one thing stands out and that this the abundance of rivers, streams and creeks. Some of the water that supplies these comes from rain and snow, but a significant amount comes from underground. Just take a moment to reflect on how much water flows through some of the major rivers in the world such as the Amazon, Nile, Congo, Yangtze, Murray-Darling, Volga, Indus, Ganges, Mississippi and the Missouri. Have you wondered where all of this water comes from?
Unfortunately, many scientists, researchers, and commercial developers do not consider the Genesis Flood as being the source for some of the underground water they are always searching for. They dig for their answers in millions of years of imaginary history while I dig for my answers in God’s Word first.
100 Times More Groundwater In Africa Than Surface Water, Red Orbit, April 21, 2012.
The story of Noah and the great Flood has been told many times, but never has it been illustrated like this. British author and illustrator, Richard Oakes, brings Noah and family to life with his intriguing depictions and beautiful landscapes. While the illustrations might be fun, the story is real and striking. After all, Noah and his family and the animals aboard the Ark were the only ones who survived. Your children will enjoy this story and also realize that God is Creator, judge and redeemer. (Preschool–Primary/Elementary) 28 pages.
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