The mysteries of the sea are many. Man has dredged up many of the mysteries of the sea, but there are so many things left unknown about the sea, that we can only wonder at what is down there. Deep diving equipment is being developed that hopefully can reach to the bottom of the deepest trench. I love to see films made in and on the ocean, and exult in the great Creator Who had so much imagination that He was able to create millions of different little things and large for the beauty of the earth and seas, and for His own glory. The oceans are God=s great aquariums in which He keeps His marvelous creatures. The oceans have the same elements in them that the crust of the earth has in it. Oxygen and hydrogen, of course, are the most common elements in sea water, but there is also gold, lead, and many other elements. Sea water is about 11% hydrogen, 9% oxygen, 11% sodium, and 19% chlorine. It is interesting to note that there is a great deal of chlorine in sea water. The rest of sea water is the various elements found in the soil on dry land.
I do not believe the sea was created with minerals in it. I believe God created pure drinking water. It seems to me that when the flood occurred, that all of the water on the earth, in the earth, and above the earth mixed together, and when the water drained off the land, it took the elements with it into what would be the briny oceans. The flood would have been a curse to the sea as the fall of Adam was a curse to the land. Just a thought.
According to my Compton=s Encyclopedia, billions of years ago the red-hot earth was covered with clouds, and as the earth cooled, rains fell to Earth for millions of years. This modern myth, like nearly all myths, has a certain ring of truth to it, but it is only a myth. The Bible, which is the only reasonable source of information about the origin of Earth, tells us that the newly created earth was enclosed in a water canopy, and that sixteen hundred years after creation, the water was precipitated to Earth as rain – rain which lasted for 40 days and nights and covered the earth. .No one can know scientifically how Earth began, or what the world was like in the distant past. We can learn a great deal. But what we learn as truth cannot be used to contradict the Bible. The Bible has been thoroughly scrutinized by all sorts of people. No one has ever found it to be wrong in anything it asserts to be true; therefore, it should be accepted as a reliable record.
The Bible says, “The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.”
Was not the Red Sea His when it opened to permit His children to walk across on dry ground? It was not Edom=s sea even though it was called red, and it was not Egypt=s sea although it washed her shores. It was God=s sea. Declared Spurgeon, AThe Lord on high reigned supreme over the flood, as King forever and ever. So is it with the broad ocean, whether known as the Atlantic or Pacific, Mediterranean or Arctic; no man can map it out and say, >’Tis mine.= The illimitable acreage of waters knows no other lord but God alone. Far down in vast abysses, where no eye of man has gazed, or foot of diver has descended, he is sole proprietor.@
The Galilean sea did not belong to Caesar, because it was to Jesus Christ it knelt in quiet reverence when He commanded that it be still. Like an obedient servant, it supported the soles of the Savior=s divine feet as He walked across its tempestuous surface. The Sea of Galilee was God=s sea. No wonder the psalmist shouted,
“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”
I believe the English Channel is God=s sea because it rose up and destroyed the Spanish Armada that had been sent by the Pope to conquer England, and God did not intend for Rome to rule England. Neptune is but a phantom; God is the ruler of the sea.
The sea and the dry land are in perfect accord with the atmosphere that covers both, that a nearly perfect system for the habitation of the earth is assured. Before the curse, these three parts of nature were in such perfect harmony that life on Earth was assured of never suffering sickness or death. Two thirds of the earth=s surface is water. The surface of this water gives off minute particles which form as rain clouds, and are carried over the land mass where it drops as rain to bring forth the plant life that the creatures on the land depend upon for their sustenance.
There is exactly the right balance between the amount of water, land, and atmosphere. God is good and God is sovereign, therefore He made everything good for human and animal life.
So magnificent is the thought that God owns the land and sea that the psalmist sings,
“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”
\\The ocean can be very dangerous. We remember the exciting story of Acts 27, when the Apostle Paul was on a ship driven around in the Mediterranean Sea. I remember being on a troop ship coming home from Europe after WWII. When we rounded the southern tip of England and went out into the Atlantic, the ocean was fierce. The ship rolled so that we could not go on deck, and I became so sick I wished for death as a relief. For days I didn=t know what was up and what was down. The sight of food was like being hit in the stomach with a wrecking ball. Food trays would sail up and down the table like demon skate boards, and clang to the floor scattering garbage everywhere. Untold thousands of people have been drowned in the oceans.
God said the wicked were like the troubled sea. It is found in Isaiah 57:20,
“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.”
The unredeemed are like the ocean before a typhoon. They get no rest in matters of the inward man. Their lives cast up dirt and mire of selfishness and immaturity. The pain of unbelievers can be evaluated by the sort of asinine foolishness they watch on the TV. Anything the producers of TV broadcast, people will sit and gaze at, prodded to laugh by laugh tracks that are run along with the program. God had these people pegged when He declared that wicked men are men of perverse disputings,
” . . . men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing the gain is godliness . . . “(I Timothy 6:5).
The attitude today seems to be, AI=ll go to any length or depth if you just won=t make me think of eternity.@ The music people listen to is bad enough to make them think of Hell in a better light. Surely Hell can=t be so bad if such sounds can be produced on Earth.
Hear what the Lord has to say about apostate liberal ministers in the ministry today. He says that they are
“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever . . . ” (Jude 13).
What a fearful indictment! God be merciful to people who are exposed to such satanic individuals. People claiming to be ministers of the Gospel are not the only people who are an eternal threat to the unsuspecting. With access to social media, atheism, Evolution, and many such unbelievers have access to the minds of fellow humans. Denial of God and His word is gaining mass just like a great snow ball rolling down the Matterhorn. Holding great positions of influence and prestige, they lend themselves to the workers of iniquity, to pollute and contaminate every aspect of the Bible and its message of salvation and grace to humankind.
I think of men who have gotten themselves ordained, and have gained a place in a church, even a pseudo-fundamentalist church, and then given themselves to witness for evolutionists, taking the witness stand to testify that evolution and the Bible are compatible. These are the blind leading the blind into perdition.
My blog is tormented by atheists who use it to spread their poisonous propaganda to my readers. Sodomites, who used to have enough self respect to keep their sexual perversions to themselves, now broadcast their dirt and devilment to the world with no shame. I heard on Crosstalk (http://www.vcyamerica.org/radio.htm) that Ruth Ginsberg (Supreme Court) just performed a gay “wedding” between the head of the Kennedy Center, and another man. Excuse me while I puke.
The rolling sea casts up dirt and mire. Some of this stuff looks like pure gold. Television producers have almost unlimited funds to work with. They are able to produce cartoons to substitute for factual evidence. God will allow man to make a mockery of His creative works while He pleads with him to repent and enter into eternal life. God’s great plan for the ages is to give man ample opportunities to repent and believe. Man takes God=s glory unto himself when he creates myths about the origin of the oceans and seas. But the oceans belong to God. They are called Ainternational waters,@ but that, too, is an error unless we see the term as meaning Man is the steward of the seas.
The vast oceans seem endless, just as God’s grace is endless. We who have faith can be encouraged because we have more evidence for the truth and reality of the God we serve because our God is the only God the world attacks. All other gods are wood or stone or imagination, and the world acknowledges that by their hatred of our God. Like the great oceans God is never still. He is watching constantly, day and night, morning and evening, for our souls. We are the sheep of His pasture, and he leads us in His will where we can find great joy serving Him; whether in sickness or pain, in sunshine or rain; he is our joy and comfort in this wicked world. Praise His holy name.: