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).