Saturday, 4 February 2017

The Water and The Word

This morning's reading of "The Biblical Basis for Modern Science" by Henry Morris gave me this:


"Liquid water becomes water vapor, at a rate and to an extent dependent upon  the temperature, degree of saturation of the adjacent air, etc., and is carried upward by turbulence and diffusion in the  gaseous atmosphere.....It is remarkable that tremendous quantities of water can be lifted, against the force of gravity, hundreds and thousands of feet into the air and there suspended until it has been moved inland where it is needed..."
        The Biblical Basis for Modern Science, 1984;  Henry Morris; page 271

"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it" -- Isaiah 55: 10-11

A careless (as opposed to careful) reader of the Bible might say "Aha! a contradiction with what we now know from science!!! We know that water does return to the upper atmosphere and here the Bible says it does not!"

Not so fast! The Bible is making a specific  point here about the fact that the water does some amazing things while it is brought to the earth! The Bible states elsewhere:

He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for rain; He bringeth the wind out of His treasuries -- Psalm 135:7 KJV

This is something only relatively recently confirmed by modern science in the last couple of hundred years.

What a wonderful God we serve, and what an amazing creation He has formed, and sustains for us by the power of grace toward us.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan, pleased to meet you. I just came from a discussion you were having with Jerry chiefly regarding free-will and for the most part found myself siding with your assessment. I decided then to click to view your profile and received the invitation to visit this blog.
    Immediately I was struck with the title of this post since last evening a Bible study I participate in (affectionately called "The Heretics") were discussing the abundant mentions of water in the Bible and viewing these as a 'type' of the Holy Spirit. In light of such thoughtful discussion your excerpt reprinted above is received with much appreciation. Your comments also dovetail nicely with our recent studies.
    We hope to have audio up from our last two sessions sometime this evening if you care to drop in. You are more than welcome:


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