The Bible and the Ice Age

“…the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up and the windows of heaven were open.”                            Genesis 7:11

     Between our school books and movies like “Ice Age”, our society is being brainwashed concerning this time period. It is taught that the Ice Age occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago. Is there any evidence that it happened at a much earlier time?
     In the August/1997 issue of U.S. News and World Report the front cover was titled 18 great mysteries of Science: Some of the mysteries include:

  • Whatever happened to the Dinosaur
  • What causes Ice Age(s)

Today there are some 60 theories concerning what causes them.
     One scientist said concerning the subject was quoted, “Although theories abound, no one really knows what causes Ice Ages.”
     Since no one has observed one take place or stopped, no one can be 100% sure. The best way of understanding any time period, is to use known principles that we have today and come up with a theory that best fits the evidence.
     There are two things you need to have to start an Ice Age:

  • Warmer than normal water temperatures in the Oceans
  • Cooler surface temperatures

     To cause an Ice Age to stop, you need:

  • Water temperatures in Oceans to return to normal
  • Surface temperatures to warm to normal

 

What Does the Bible say concerning The Ice Age?

 
     First, one has to remember that evidence concerning the past exists in the present. What people believe about the past is based on the interpretation of that evidence.  Therefore the way they see life will decide what worldview they hold to. When I took classes at a community college in the 1980’s, science teachers were very hostile towards any evidence that challenged evolution. To the point that when a student asked why the college was not open to creation science, the teacher threatened to expel any student. Anyone who ever brought that subject up was ridiculed.  The teacher further said that preachers who held such ideals were the enemies of science. This took place in the south known as the Bible belt.
     There is nowhere in scripture that records an event such as the Ice Age. There are clues the bible does gives to help us understand what could have caused one and ended one. It would have been something that would have affected the whole world. So what are some clues to look for?

 

One Possible answer

     In Genesis chapter 7, the word of God strongly indicates a world-wide flood that caused the fountains of the Great deep to produce massive rains that lasted 40 days and nights that engulfed the whole land surface. The event would have caused volcanic activity in the oceans that would produced warmer water temperatures.  The ash-fall out would have covered the upper atmosphere where the Sun’s rays would have been reflected away from the earth causing lower surface temperatures.  The Flood would have caused large ice dumps in the Polar Regions. Once the waters receded, they would have allowed for land bridges between Asia and North America as well as from Asia and Australia. After the settling on the Oceans and the atmosphere, this could have taken well over 100 years to return to somewhat normal temperatures. In Genesis 10:25 scripture records that in the days of Peleg that the earth was divided. This is where the water from the Ice Age would have melted and caused the Oceans levels to rise to their present dept. This would have been after the confusion of languages at Babel (Genesis 11).  

Historical example

     In 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatoa located in Indonesia erupted, destroying 2/3 of the Island. The explosion was so powerful that it blew one square mile of rock 17 miles into the air; the shockwave was felt over 5,000 miles. The global temperatures dropped 3 degrees for the next three years and the weather patterns did not return to normal until 1888.
 

The Greenland Ice Sheet

    Present day science has dated the Greenland Ice sheet(s) anywhere from 400,000 – 800,000 years old and some even over 1-2 million. Is it really that old? Or is that the guess work of scientist who believes in evolution? Actually there are so many factors in dating the ice that it can range from 1,000 + years. There are some amazing evidences that point that both the Greenland and the Antarctic Ice Sheets may be a lot younger than what we are being told.  
 

Landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

    Geologists at the University of Vermont, found soil under the Greenland Ice Sheet and based on their evolutionary timescale and limited evidence, they come to a date in the millions of years. What is amazing is the Vikings called the land Greenland for a reason, but because it goes against the evolution model some say that the Vikings probably lied about Greenland being free of ice and they were lying because what the Vikings described did not exist for over a million years.

The Lost P-38 Squadron

     In 1942, During World War II, 6 P-38 and 2 B-17 Bombers left their base in Greenland to Iceland on their way to England. Once in the air they were hit with a blizzard that made landing in Iceland impossible. Another problem came that they could not return to their base either, so they had to make an emergency landing on the east side of Greenland. Once there the crews were picked up, nine days later, but the planes had to stay.
    Then fifty years later a salvage operation took place to recover these rare planes. At first they expected to shovel off a little ice and snow, fill them with fuel and fly off. Later they had to use radar to find the aircraft, some 260 ft in ice. This rate of build up was much higher than what evolutionists have taught. Based on this rate the Northern ice cap would have only taken a little over 1,000 years ago, not the hundreds of thousands most believed.
     When my family went to see the P-38, I personally talked to the people responsible of restoring the plane and even the man in charge. As I was fascinated with the project I mentioned how finding the planes at that dept of ice, could show that the Greenland Ice sheet is younger than what we were told. The man’s face immediately changed into stone and he said “I don’t believe in those reports” and walked away.  
     Years ago at the South Pole a flag, sledge and a tent were found that belonged to Amundsen in 1911. The amazing thing about it was they were found 40 feet in the ice.

 

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The P-38 "Glacier Girl"

Ancient Maps

    
     Maps like the Oronteus Finaeus map of 1531 was copied from a much older source indicating land masses of what we would expect from a post-flood earth dating approximately around 2300 BC era. The map indicates Antarctica free of ice and mountain ranges that were not discovered until the 20th century.   

 

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      Oronteus Finaeus map of 1531
Conclusion

Ultimately, what it boils down to is:

  • Accept the theories of man who was not there and changes his theories from time to time or
  • Accept the written record of the word of God, who claims to have been there and has given us an accurate account of our past.

  How does anyone get to heaven?

First realize that they cannot get to heaven on their own merits. The Bible says that “For all have sinned and come short (that means everybody can’t get to Heaven on their own) of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

Jesus Christ (who is the Son of the living God) came to earth and was born of a virgin woman (therefore he was not born of the curse of mankind) he lived a sinless life and died on a cross for all the sins in the world. Three days later, God the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of 500 witnesses and returned to heaven. God’s word says that if we believe these things and call upon the Lord, we will be saved.                         Romans 10:9 - 13