Science and the Bible Part 4—The Hydrological Cycle

Science and the Bible Part 4—The Hydrological Cycle


The Mississippi River dumps about 518 billion gallons of water every 24 hours into the Gulf of Mexico, and that is just one of thousands of rivers. Where does all the water go?


The answers lay in the hydrological cycle discovered by scientists Pierre Perrault, Edme Mariotte, Edmund Halley, and others in the seventeenth century. If a Creator did not make the world, then how could the following revelations be given to King Solomon, the author of Ecclesiastes, and Amos, a prophet of God?


All streams run to the sea,

but the sea is not full;

to the place where the streams flow,

there they flow again” (Ecclesiastes 1:7).


“[W]ho calls for the waters of the sea

and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—

the Lord is his name” (Amos 9:6b).


The Old Testament book of Amos was written more than 2400 years before scientists made their discoveries, and Ecclesiastes nearly 2700 years prior. We look at their words now, and with contemporary knowledge, they do not appear that impressive. But when they were written, you have to conclude they were either coincidental postulations by ordinary men, or divinely inspired by the Master Creator.





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