Noah, Ringwoodite and Diamonds. Oh My!

This little post has nothing to do with the movie coming out called “Noah.”  Frankly, that movie holds no interest for me in any way.  When even Rick Warren warns that it is not biblically faithful you know it is bad.  Instead, this post is about a recent find that has potential connections to the Flood as recorded in Genesis 6-9.

Currently in many Christian circles it is popular to see the account as not referring to a world-wide flood.  In fact many theologians and pastors are quick to say that it is not even historical.  I love the title of one such article where they boldly claim that it was not global, barely local, and mostly theological.  Well there you go.  Silly Christians who believe that it happened because the bible says it did.  Go slink away and shush, us wiser Christians know better because currently science or archeology tells us so.

OK, my rant is over. . . for a time.  But I came across this article that I found fascinating.  Apparently they are finding that there is a likely a transition zone in the Earth’s mantle (which is very deep indeed) that contains more water than is contained in all of our oceans.  All of this came about because of an ugly diamond that has little monetary value but holds much interest for scientists.  Read it and then think about what the Bible says in Genesis 7:11, “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened” (emphasis added).

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on March 23, 2014, in Bible Observations, Theology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I read and have followed the original report with interest. I confess I have usually walked a line between what popular opinion, science and the bible have to say. While I believe that the bible is an imperfect and incomplete account written and edited by imperfect men according to their imperfect knowledge and limited experience, God’s sovereign hand is always present regarding what was written. And what was written was enough to reveal Him.

    Just as digestion is an unguided, mysterious and hidden process, our participation in that process is simply “taste and eat.” Understanding digestion does not change how I bite into a raw apple or change the good I may get from it.

    Just so, while I may not know or even understand all the steps taken for the bible to have become the bible, or I may not fully understand the words on the page or their context within history, I know that my spirit has eternal life because by taking in its words, they become the life-giving Word of God within me. Thank God, we don’t have to pass exams on cosmology, geology, history or theology to enter into the Kingdom. We only repent and believe.

    While so-called “science” will always be an imperfect servant, it is an even worse master. And so, using the Word of God as our final yardstick, when science purports to possess evidence that disproves the bible, our answer must always be, almost like speaking to a precocious child, “You are missing something. Wait until you have more and better information.”

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