“An international team of scientists led by Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Resources at the U of A have made an important discovery”
In a recent article “Water-rich gem hints at secret ‘oceans’ beneath the Earth” (also archived here), it states in it’s opening paragraph
“A University of Alberta diamond researcher has discovered a water-rich gem that suggests the presence of colossal “oceans” hidden beneath the Earth. The findings are published in the journal Nature…a discovery that validates theories about colossal volumes of water located as much as 660 km (410 miles) beneath the Earth..”
Note that since the deepest known part of the ocean is a little under 7 miles (Mariana Trench), we are talking below the ocean’s seafloor.
Continuing in the article, they note that just one zone of this under-earth water “…might have as much water as all the world’s oceans put together…”
The University of Liverpool also confirms this in their article “Is there an ocean beneath our feet?” and study (archived here and here), stating “This supports the theory that there are large amounts of water stored deep in the Earth.”
We as Christians know this to be true, and have known it for thousands of years. The Bible is replete with verses about the vast storage of water deep beneath the Earth. It was these water’s that flooded the earth from below during Noah’s time. And it is these water’s that God, in his infinite mercy after the flood has placed “bounds” upon, so that they will not again flood the earth.
Just exactly how much water are we talking about? Well, debunker’s of the Bible say that there wasn’t enough water to cover the entire surface of the earth, but look at what the peer-reviewed published study says:
“Over the age of the Earth, the equivalent of as many as 3.5 present-day oceans of water could be subducted along the Kuril and Izu-Bonin arcs alone…In addition, we quantified the volume of mineral-bound H2O in the mantle lithosphere due to hydration from outer rise faulting, and showed that the mantle lithosphere is the most significant contributor to subducted water, transporting more than 10 times as much water as the oceanic crust and sediments put together.”
Thank you Father, for giving the inhabitant’s of the Earth in the last day’s signs that can be proven of your existence and power. I know that many will read this and just ignore it, but you do so at your own peril.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: ” — 2Peter 3:3-3:6
“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
“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.” — Genesis 8:1-8:3
“Thou shalt not make thee [any] graven image, [or] any
likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the
earth beneath, or that [is] in the waters beneath the earth:” — Deuteronomy 5:8
“He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.” — Book of Job 28:10
“Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed [place,] and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?” –Book of Job 38:8 – 38:12
“He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.” — Psalm 33:7
“[Who] laid the foundations of the earth, [that] it should not
be removed for ever. Thou coveredst it with the deep as [with] a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.” — Psalm 104:5 – 104:7
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath
gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment?
who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and
what [is] his son’s name, if thou canst tell?” — Proverbs 30:4
“[Art] thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?” — Isaiah 51:10