Troublesome Topic: PHASE 0.4 WHERE DID THE WATER COME FROM FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE FLOOD?

Before there was any subduction of the ocean floors, what produced the evaporation that made the first rains happen all over the entire super-continent?

I believe God kept it from raining before the flood and accumulated the evaporated water until just the right moment. That means it was a drought that produced the necessary build-up of water for the first part of the flood. Usually, droughts are only found in certain parts of the world at one time. When one area is getting too little rain, some other places are getting too much rain. But in this case, the drought was felt all over the world at the same time.

I think this holding back of the rain is what prepared the way for the statement, “the window lattices of the heavens were opened.” This statement implies that they had been closed for a while. God held back the rain for a while in order to have a large amount of it stored up for the beginning of the flood.

Something similar could probably be said about the springs of the great deep. It is quite possible that the wickedness of mankind was the spiritual cause behind the pressure that was built up under the ocean floors. But God did not allow the ocean floor to break open prematurely; He waited until the right moment, after His great patience had given mankind many opportunities to repent during a period of 120 years  (Gen 6:3).

The next lesson in this study is PHASE 0.5  JUST BEFORE THE FLOOD STARTED