When God created the earth, the dry land that appeared was one large mass or supercontinent, similar to the picture. Man's version of how this supercontinent split apart and God's version are quite different. Let's first briefly read man's word as it describes the splitting apart of the supercontinent. Then we will look at what God's Word tells us.
Man's Word as Told To Children of This World
During the Triassic period, 200 millions years ago, all the land was just one supercontinent called Pangaea. After millions of years, Pangaea gradually began to split apart. By the Jurassic period, the supercontinent was breaking up into separate continents. Further separation occurred as shallow seas spread across parts of the land. Sea levels had risen by the middle of the Cretaceous period and the different continents were isolated. Information from Dinosaur World written by David Orme and Helen Bird and featured on DiscoveryKids.com
Now God's Truth as Told to Us, the Children of God
One Large Land Mass Appears
Genesis 1: 1-2, 9
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, let the waters under the heaven be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. (KJV)
YES, God spoke and the waters on earth were gathered together in one place letting the dry land appear - one large land mass or supercontinent surrounded by water. According to Bible genealogies, creation week occurred about 6,000 years ago.
Land Mass Starts Breaking Apart as Result of Worldwide Flood
Genesis 7: 11, 24 and 8: 13-16
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened . . . And the waters prevailed upon the earth 150 days.
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year . . . in the second month, and on the seven and twentieth day of the month was the earth dried. And God spoke to Noah, saying; God forth of the ark . . .
What was the cause of the supercontinent's breaking apart and then becoming smaller continents? YES, it was the worldwide flood that occurred about 4,400 years ago.
Noah, his family and cargo of animals and fowl were in the ark for more than a year. The earth was altered in a major way as a result of the turbulent upheaval when the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened. Major alterations to the face of the earth took place during the 150 days water prevailed upon the earth and the remaining 221 days it took for the waters to recede and find places to collect, and, while sediment settled and the surface of the earth dried off.
I believe the account of the worldwide flood explains the birth of storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers and the massive upheaval pushed up, formed, carved out spectacular sites such as Mount St. Helen, the Garden of the Gods and the Grand Canyon.
In Days of Peleg Earth Divides
And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
One hundred years after the flood, Peleg was born. Peleg lived 239 years. During his lifetime the earth finished dividing and the continents became isolated landmasses surrounded by oceans and seas. How long ago? About 4,100 years ago.
The Tower of Babel and Scattering of People Groups Across the Face of the Earth
The days of Peleg was the period of time when the building of the Tower of Babel took place. It is where God confused the language and scattered all people throughout the world in small groups as told to us in Genesis 11 1-9.
Genesis 11: 5-9
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth, and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
The languages, nationalities and races were birthed at the Tower of Babel where God confused the language of all the earth; and from there scattered all people abroad upon the face of all the earth.
The completion of the separation and isolation of the continents took place when the groups of people with their new languages were finished being scattered across the face of all the earth.
When the Holy Spirit was teaching me about creation and the worldwide flood, He spoke this word of wisdom: Believe His Word, not man's word.
Receiving this word of wisdom has greatly impacted how I see God's Word. One major understanding I have gained is that God is very literal. I believe in the authority, accuracy and truth of God's Word from the very first verse of Genesis through the very last verse of Revelation.
God's Word is our authoritative source and not man's imaginations!
Awesome Sister Dorothy! Pure and unadulterated! God Bless you! Amen! Dave
Great Dorothy!! Thank You!! I believe in the literal six-day creation as God said He did. And the literal world-wide flood. Personally, it would take much more faith to believe liberal science, than in the simple words of God, found in scripture. I am gonna side with scripture!! It is inspired and given by the one who did it, after all!!! God Bless Sister!
Genesis 11:1-9 says all the races of peoples beginning was at the Tower of Babel, when there was one kind of people, with one language, God supernaturally scattered people all over the earth,this could have been when the Pangea split happened, God not only changed there language, but also the way they looked, to handle the different climates that God sent them too, imaging waking up that morning one skin color, to go to work on the tower, and by the afternoon, being another skin color, speaking a new language, transported supernaturally to un-none land. Genesis 9:19 says from these three brothers Shem, Ham and Japtheth came the people who were scattered all over the earth at the Tower of Babel.Many ask where did Cain get his wife, they try to say he married one of his sisters, with Cain and also Seth I still believe in the supernatural power of God, I believe God did like he did with Adam, and took one of there ribs and made them a wife, since everyone and everything was made in a full grown state, or size with the appearance of age, like Adam and Eve and all creation.ï»¿Genesis 2:21-22 says that the Lord God caused the man, Adam to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the mans ribs, and closed up the place with flesh.Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man,and he brought her to the man. When she was brought back to Adam by God, she was a full grown woman with the appearance of age.