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Well let me explain, I believe that God used hydro dynamics to split South America away fro m Africa, I did not explain myself well at first and I am sorry about that. So the Continental drift is the wrong way to explain what I was trying to really say.

I believe in the Continental Drift if you look at pictures of west Africa and pictures of east South America, you can see that they once were joined together. During the flood to create water runoff, so that land would appear again, God pushed up land in places and pulled it down in others, Psalms 104:5-9. God made a lot of changes to the earth during the deluge period, it is not hard to see that these 2 nations were once linked. God moved land around during this period, fish fossils have been found on the highest peaks, proving that God pushed up the land ,to create water runoff, He pulled down land making the oceans deeper, hence the Marianna trench 35 thousand feet deep, off the coast of Japan. Tearing South America away from Africa, is nothing for God, I believe that is just what he did. I would post pictures, but I keep getting this message,( It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. )
 
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Wow, it never ceases to amaze me what people will come up with to reconcile reality with stories in the Bible. God used the earth as silly putty during the flood, that's a good one.
 
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Wow, it never ceases to amaze me what people will come up with to reconcile reality with stories in the Bible. God used the earth as silly putty during the flood, that's a good one.
Are you saying that God is limited, He made this place did He, or did He not. Are you saying that He can't make changes in his creation ? Do you study any of this, I can tell by your statement, that you don't.
 
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Lewis W said:
SEEKER55 said:
Wow, it never ceases to amaze me what people will come up with to reconcile reality with stories in the Bible. God used the earth as silly putty during the flood, that's a good one.
Are you saying that God is limited, He made this place did He, or did He not. Are you saying that He can't make changes in his creation ? Do you study any of this, I can tell by your statement, that you don't.
while i dont see anything wrong with ur heart(lewis) and god's power, i just not conviced it happen that way, we as men may truly never know, imho

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I am not trying to convince anyone, I am just stating what I, and many, many others believe went down, during the Flood, of Noah.

Continental Drift and the Bible

The Bible framework for earth history makes no statement about continental splitting, so it is unnecessary and unwise to take a "Biblical" position on the question. When God created the land and sea, the waters were "gathered together unto one place" (Genesis 1:9), which may imply one large ocean and one large land mass. The scripture which says "the earth was divided" in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25) is generally thought to refer to the Tower of Babel division (Genesis 11:1-9) and some suppose this included continental separation. To believe, however, that the continents moved thousands of miles during the Tower of Babel incident without causing another global flood requires a miracle. Similarly, it is doubtful whether the long day of Joshua can be explained naturalistically by plate tectonics.

If continental separation did occur, the only place within the Bible framework where it could fit would be during Noah's Flood. The cause of Noah's Flood is described in tectonic terms: "all the fountains of the great deep broken up" (Genesis 7:11). The Hebrew word for "broken up" is baga and is used in other Old Testament passages (Zechariah 14:4; Numbers 16:31) to refer to the geologic phenomena of faulting. The mechanism for retreat of the Flood waters is also associated with tectonics. Psalm 104:6,7 describes the abating of the waters which stood above the mountains; the eighth verse properly translated says, "The mountains rose up; the valleys sank down." It is interesting to note that the "mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4), the resting place of the Ark after the 150th day of the Flood, are in a tectonically active region at the junction of three lithospheric plates.11

If continental separation occurred during Noah's Flood, a host of problems in the tectonic dilemma can be solved. Rapid mid-ocean rifting can explain the large quantity of volcanic rocks on the sea floor. The presence of low density crustal rock down to a depth of 700 kilometers within the mantle below trenches can be attributed to rapid underthrusting. The cause for the ancient breaking up of continents can be explained easily by the enormous catastrophic forces of Noah's Flood which broke the lithosphere into moving plates which for a short time overcame the viscous drag of the earth's mantle. The amazing similarity of sedimentary Flood layers in the northeastern United States to those of Britain (i.e., Carboniferous coal strata and Devonian red sandstones) and the absence of these in the North Atlantic ocean basin suggests that continental separation occurred toward the end of the Flood.

Conclusion

The idea that sea-floor plates form slowly and continuously at a rate of a few centimeters each year as the ocean crust is being rift apart, is not supported by geologic data. The concept of destruction of sea-floor plates over millions of years by slow underthrusting below ocean trenches is also doubtful. Furthermore, the cause for the alleged gradual and uninterrupted motion of plates is an unsolved mystery. Despite these failures in the modern theory of "plate tectonics," the notion that the earth's surface has been deformed at the margins of moving plate-like slabs appears to be a valid one. The facts indicate that the separation of the continents, rifting of the ocean floor, and underthrusting of ocean trenches, were accomplished by rapid processes, not occurring today, initiated by a catastrophic mechanism. Noah's Flood, as described in the Bible, was certainly associated with tectonic processes and provides the time in the Biblical framework of earth history when continental separation may have occurred
http://www.icr.org/article/78/

See a summary of the Biblical Flood as described in the Bible.
Read the Bible's account of the Flood catastrophe for yourself.
The Biblical Flood
http://www.christiananswers.net/creatio ... rophe.html


What about continental drift?
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c001.html
 
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I do not believe in Pangaea. The plates are moving that is a fact but i belief they moved faster (Hyrdo plate theory)
 
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Well really should have explained myself better if I didn't, I believe it was hydro dynamics through divine intervention that made South America split from Africa, because it is fact that during the flood God made many, many changes to the earth. So the Continental drift is the wrong way to explain what I was trying to really say. Thanks John for reminding me.
 
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I do not believe in Pangaea. The plates are moving that is a fact but i belief they moved faster (Hyrdo plate theory)
Pangaea (or similar) must have existed at some time. It is an undeniable fact that the continents were once attached. What we struggle with is: 'what period of time did the continents separate'? I agree with Lewis. From a creation perspective the continents had to have separated at the time of the flood. The fossils found on each side of the Atlantic prove that animals existed and roamed on Africa and America when the continents were together. If that is the case, and fossil remains of the Mesosaurus indicate that it is, then the animals (and Mankind) were created at the time when the continents were adjoined. In other words, the continents were separated after the 6th day. The deluge is the only possible time-frame that this could have happened; otherwise there would have been a mass extinction event within the 6th day, and that did not happen.

What the continental drift theory fails to acknowledge is the speed in which it occurred. The dating of the rocks around the mid-ocean ridge show a uniform dating pattern, so the mid-ocean ridge was formed at one time-event in history. The mid-ocean ridge is the cause of continental drift. Ocean floor spreading occurs because of the ridge only. The continents do not float around without a uniform cause - they are pushed apart by the mid-ocean ridge. The continents have spread in uniform dimensions away from the ridge. The ocean floor is dated in uniform time-scales away from the ridge. There was a time when the mid-ocean ridge did not exist. At this time the continents were adjoined; after the mid-ocean ridge formed the continent were forced apart.

It is worth noting that the oldest dating given to any part of the ocean floor is only 200 million years (in radiometric time-scale). Using the dating method of evolutionists; that means that the continents are 4.7 billion years old; whereas the ocean itself is only 200 million years old; a fraction of the age of the continents. The ocean, as we now know it, is very young in comparative time measurements. Knowing of the flaws in the time measurements of evolution; the mid-ocean ridge fits in perfectly well with the proportional time of the deluge of Noah's day.

Another problem with the dating mechanism that should be considered is that the one thing that affects the process of radiometric dating is the pressure caused by deep ocean compression. Well, the entire earth was affected by this deep water pressure in Noah's time, which throws the dating out of all radiometric processes.

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I have no doubt that Pangaea existed and that the separation of the continents occurred during the Flood... Both the fossil record and the biblical narrative make this the most likely occurrence.

Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “ Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appearâ€; and it was so.

The waters were gathered into one place. This just makes the most sense that the land was one continent and the ocean was one ocean.

Since the fossil record shows that there are common animals from both hemispheres, the separation of the continents must have happened after the 6th day and really, what other event could be responsible for it?