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Did you know that when it rains, 30% of the water flows into the oceans?  As the water runs to the oceans, it brings along mineral salts which get deposited.

The oceans are getting saltier and saltier everyday because the water washes the salt in, but then evaporation pulls the water out and leaves behind the salts.

Those who study the ocean’s salinity say that the oceans today are 3.6% salt.

The Great Salt Lake in Utah maxes out at about 27% salinity.  The Dead Sea contains approximately 31.5% and is the saltiest body of water in the world.

The fact is that 3.6% ocean salinity could easily have occurred within the last 5,000 years.

Therefore, my question is, if the earth is really billions of years old as offered by evolutionism and the Big Bang models, why don’t the oceans have a higher salinity?

Distribution and Change in Salinity in the Equus Beds Aquifer in the Burrton Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area
A report for Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources

I have a theory about that.

I believe that 6,000 years ago God created the heavens and the earth.

4,400 years ago there was a worldwide Flood in the days of Noah.

People always ask, “How did the fresh water fish survive during the Flood?” and “What did Noah and his family drink while they were out in saltwater?”

Well, those questions assume that the Flood was saltwater.

What if the whole world were fresh water at the time of the Flood and it has only been over the last 4,400 years that the oceans have gradually become saltier?

I believe the huge salt domes we see all over the world, such as those under Michigan and in Grand Salene, Texas were not only formed during the Flood but have also been increasing the marine salt percentage worldwide.

Once again, the Biblical account of creation jives more with what we observe than the timelines coming out of secular estimations.

Salt-water interface in an unconfined coastal aquifer according to the Ghyben-Herzberg relation.

Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
 and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Job 38:8-11

 
 
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