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1869 edition. Excerpt: ...rocks, gravel, bones, and other remains
found? Will one hundred and fifty days? There they are, and some
explanation is required. The waters then became more tranquil, '
were assuaged, ' or calmed, but some motion continued, while
perhaps the mountains were rising; it is evident from the state we
find mountain sides now in, that they have been under water. It may
be the mountains did not appear above the original hills until the
time stated, the 223rd day of the Deluge, but that they have been
forced up since, and some indeed are even now rising by volcanic
action. As regards the face of the earth, no doubt a very great
change has taken place; before the Deluge, there were no mountains;
the earth is said to have been ' without form, ' and is described
as merely separated from the water, becoming a plain with low
ranges of hills, out of which ' the mountains were brought forth.'
Why may not the antediluvian plain, or surface, have been over a
stratum of peat floating on the lower waters? The Hebrews seem to
have believed there was a vast reservoir of water in the earth. Was
this belief handed down from a tradition connected with the
formation of the primeval world? Geologists believe, or pretend to
believe, that the earth has been to all intents destroyed and
re-formed several times; but they do not feel disposed to allow
that it was destroyed by the Noachian Deluge, although Scripture
distinctly declares it was so. Time is nothing to the Omnipotent.
He could destroy and create in a second of time; but in the account
we have of the Deluge it seems to be natural. Geologists think so;
but a destruction and re-formation of the earth requires time. The
Greek poets describe the earth as a plain; Aristotle, Plato,
Archimedes and Euclid, believed it was a.
|Country of origin:
Carl Von Rikart
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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