Daily Devotional – June 4
Oceans cover about 70% of our planet’s surface and contain enough water that, if the Earth’s surface were completely flat, the water would cover the whole planet to a depth of over 8000 feet (1.7 miles). Based on actual observation, the Earth is the only planet in the entire universe to have liquid water on its surface.
Streams, rivers, and other sources of land runoff are continually flowing into the oceans and dumping various salts and dissolved minerals into that water. Using today’s rate of salt input and output, scientists estimate that the oceans could be AT MOST 62 million years old. This is not the actual age but a maximum age. Even if the oceans started as pure distilled water (which seems highly unlikely), the salt concentration would have reached today’s level in about 62 million years. Yet, evolutionists tell us the oceans are 3 BILLION years old. If that were true, the oceans should be FAR saltier! The reason the oceans currently have “62 million years-worth of salt” could be that God created the oceans with some salt, at the beginning. Then the Genesis Flood would have very rapidly added salt. The amount of salt in the world’s ocean water is strong evidence that the Earth is far younger than the billions of years required for evolution. The amount of salt is actually quite consistent with a biblical age of about 6,000 years.
The sea is his, and he made it
~ Psalm 95:5
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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