Re: Heat Problem?

Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 01:20:19 EDT

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    Allen wrote:

    << Along with the astrogeologic events, CPT (Catastrophic Plate Tectonics)
    also occurred during the Flood Catastrophe. CPT began with the breaking up
    of the crust, that is, the breakup of the "fountains" of the great deep [see: ]. CPT pretty much came
    to an end with the stopping of the breakup 150 days later. The Andes,
    Rockys, Alps, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, etc., including Everest were all formed
    most likely toward the end of this time period.>>

    There is no indication of this in the biblical account. In Judg 15:19 a
    fountain is "split open" for Samson so he can get a drink of water. It is
    incredible that he was in the midst of "catastrophic plate tectonics" or that
    mountains were rising around him. "Splitting open fountains" is no more
    dramatic than the stock Sumerian phrase "cleaving the ground" which refers to
    plants emerging from the soil. The verb "split open," in Hebrew is
    synonymous with simply "open," (Isa 48:21b = Ps 105:41). The Flood is caused
    by simply opening up all of the earth's fountains at once (Gen 7:11)
    including those which had run dry or been stopped up or sealed (Isa 41:17,
    18; Hos 13:15; Gen 26:15; 2 Kgs 3:19; Cant 4:12). Given that the earth in
    Scripture is floating on the Tehom ocean (Ps 24:2; 136:6: and see my paper
    "The geographical meaning of 'earth' and 'seas' in Gen 1:10" in the
    Westminster Theological Journal 59 (1997) 231-55.), this is equivalent to
    scuttling a boat.
     <<That mountains were raised up during the flood is alluded to in Psalms
    104:6-9, "Thou didst cover it [the land] with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the sound
    of thy thunder they took flight. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to
    the place which thou didst appoint for them. Thou didst set a bound which
    they should not pass. so that they might not again cover the earth." RSV
     So the concept of mountains rising during the flood does rest on scripture >>

    The Church has historically interpreted Psalm 104:6-9 as being about
    creation, not the Flood. And, most people understand that the text is saying
    the waters rose, not the mountains. See my paper, "Creation Science takes
    Psalm 104:6-9 out of Context" PSCF 51:3 (1999) 170-174.

    You have taken the Bible out of its ancient Near Eastern context and forced
    modern views upon it. I hope for better things both for you and Scripture.

    The Lord's best,


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