The Bible tells us that God judged humanity with a worldwide flood in the days of Noah. Skeptics have often ridiculed the biblical account based partly on their disbelief that the earth could produce enough water to flood the entire planet and, even if it did, where did the water go?
“In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened” (Genesis 7:11). “The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained” Genesis 8: 2. The Bible tells us that the Flood of Noah’s day was real, and science is once again providing evidence of how it could have happened.
Skeptics have long pointed to their belief that there is not enough water on earth for a global flood. A recently published discovery may shed some light on that question. A geochemist at the University of Alberta in Canada published his findings on March 12, 2014 that indicate there is a very large amount of water trapped underground in the Earth’s crust.
This report suggests that there could be a vast store of water in the mantle transition zone, which stretches from 254 to 410 miles deep. Graham Pearson, lead study author and a geochemist at the University of Alberta in Canada, said that his research, “…translates into a very, very large mass of water, approaching the sort of mass of water that’s present in all the world’s ocean.” (1)
This is not the first time this cache of water has been noted by the scientific community. In 2007, Dr. Michael E. Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University (St. Louis), discovered a large area of water underneath Asia, “…at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean” . (2)
All of the scientific, archaeological, and historical discoveries that have been made, by secular scientists as well as Christian scientists, have all confirmed the historical accuracy of the Bible. Even the so-called creation/evolution debate is really a disagreement of worldviews, both groups of scientists have access to the very same evidence; they simply interpret it differently.
All this being said, the Bible’s authenticity and authority are not derived from the approval of science. If it is found that the Earth’s mantle is as dry as a desert sand dune, the Bible will remain God’s Word. Second Timothy 3:16 tells us that the Bible was ‘breathed out’ by God. Second Peter 1:21 tells us that God (the Holy Spirit) moved men to write down what God wanted them to write. Too many times we are quick to accept unbelieving scientist’s opinions over the Word of God, when we should be interpreting the findings of science according to a biblical worldview.