Earth Then and Now (4)

An asteroid-Earth collision shattered the Earth’s crust, similar to breaking of an eggshell when dropped. The breakup of the Earth’s crust released water from within the Earth’s crust. The force of the asteroid’s impact combined with water pressure propelled the water high into Earth’s atmosphere which then, under the influence of gravity, fell in the form of heavy rain. The water in the lower part of the crust was hot, so it released steam and mist which may have formed a thick cloud over the planet Earth. The fog blocked the Sun rays from reaching the surface of the Earth. Also, the force of the impact may have stopped the Earth’s rotation that caused side of the planet opposite from where Noah’s ark was, to remain dark long enough for the water cover to become ice. The evidence of ice cover could be observed in many locations in the Americas.

 Force of the Earth-asteroid collision was strong enough to have tilted the Earth’s axis of rotation by 23.5 degrees with respect to Sun’s axis of rotation. It is also possible that the impact pushed the Earth slightly into the outer half of the lifebelt. At its formation, the Earth traveled along the center line of the lifebelt. The combined consequence is that now there are seasons in the northern and southern regions. Also, the violent impact likely caused the Earth’s orbit around the Sun to be slightly elliptical instead of being circular.

The area where Noah’s ark floated was turned toward Sun, so the atmospheric temperature remained above the freezing level. The Noah’s ark floated among the mountains of the ancient Urartu region (the region between the Black and Caspian seas) which remained sufficiently calm to ensure the ark’s survival. The eyes of the Creator were continually watching the ark. Eventually, the disturbance caused by the impact equilibrated and the Earth resumed rotation about its axis. The resumption of rotation of the Earth may have led Noah to observe east wind. Earth spins from west to east. When the water had receded sufficiently, the ark rested on one of several mountain peaks of the ancient Urartu region. Consequently, the original conditions on the planet Earth that enabled longer human living were lost.

Unique characteristics of the Pacific Ocean region, together with the location and behavior of tectonic plates, support the probability that asteroid-Earth collision did cause the global flood.  All the water in flood came from within the Earth’s crust and is now on its surface. We can be confident that global flood was the act of the loving Creator who acted to preserve the humankind from certain self-destruction.

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Dan Lazich

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