WORLD - How Did Earth Get Its Water?

Arno Froese

Large quantities of Earth’s water may have resulted from a chemical interaction and not visits by ice-filled asteroids and comets, as scientists believe, according to new research by an Israeli-born scientist in Washington, DC.

“We demonstrated that early in Earth’s existence, interactions between the magma ocean and a molecular hydrogen proto-atmosphere could have given rise to some of Earth’s signature features, such as its abundance of water and overall oxidized state,” explained Dr. Anat Shahar, a staff scientist and deputy for research advancement at Carnegie Science.

“What we have is what we have, and we need to take care of it,” she said of the Earth’s water sources. “No matter how much water is ‘in earth,’ we cannot access it and use it for drinking.”

“Until 30 years ago, we thought there were only nine planets,” Shahar continued. “Over the last few decades, planets outside our solar system have been found orbiting stars elsewhere. Astronomers say that if you look at the sky now, almost every star you see is likely to have planets that orbit it—extrasolar planets or exoplanets.”

More recently, with the launch of the Kepler mission and now the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists better understand these exoplanets, including their mass, radius and density. In addition, they have found that many of them still have this rich hydrogen atmosphere around them., 12 April 2023

Arno's Commentary

Sounds fantastic, but it’s not based on science. How do we know? Because a few years down the road, someone will come up with a “new scientific discovery” overturning current theories. This testifies to the fact that the previous “science” was not science but science fiction.

Here is the documented science: “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so” (Genesis 1:7). Quoting this Scripture does not serve to deny real science, rather to confirm it. For 6,000+ years, there was and is no change, and there will be none until the last six words of Revelation 21:1 are fulfilled: “and there was no more sea.” In the meantime, Matthew 5:45 is the unchangeable science at this time: “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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