120 feet in 24 hours. Or 4800 feet by the end of the forty days and nights of the rainful. That would pretty well cover the pre-Flood mountains which weren’t anywhere near as high as the mountains we have now that were formed by tectonic force.
Please correct my arithmetic if necessary.
Your math is okay - and I've seen five inches of rain in fifteen minutes myself so your rate doesn't seem unreasonable.
However, your mangling of the Bible is atrocious. It says nothing about tectonic forces building mountains during the flood. What you need is enough water to reach the highest places where people were living. (Technically, the Bible says "all the high mountains" but we can reasonably lower the water level by a few thousand feet without having any escapees.)
To my mind God's saying He's going to open the windows of heaven doesn't carry any more supernatural significance than saying He's going to bring the Assyrian army to devastate Israel....
The difference is that the Assyrians could come of their own volition whereas the windows of heaven can not open voluntarily or by any human agency. If the windows of heaven could open naturally, you'd have to explain why they did so once and only once in the history of the planet. Happening only once is an earmark of a miracle.
I should have said something more like "Hope of success is beyond our meager resources." It would be hard enough, and probably impossible really, to get a few hundred people praying with enough consistency and fervency to make the Mojave desert bloom, but when you are talking about praying to solve the problem of millions of people displaced by evil political machinations in the name of militant Islam, that would take millions of prayer warriors praying around the clock, a tall order. Of course, as you say, we can all pray about it anyway and hope we have some positive impact on the problem. Usually it's a great thing if we have enough united prayer to deal with a local problem in the local church.
You really do need prayer in agreement with others, often many others, to move God to change things on a great scale.
Jesus disagrees with you again.
quote:Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Every one that asketh receiveth. You don't need a whole flock of people knocking at the door.
120 feet in 24 hours. Or 4800 feet by the end of the forty days and nights of the rainfall. That would pretty well cover the pre-Flood mountains which weren’t anywhere near as high as the mountains we have now that were formed by tectonic force.
You specifically calculated for mountains that are lower than the ones that exist and you made up a non-Biblical mountain growth during the flood.
I even tried to help you out by noting in Message 5 that, "What you need is enough water to reach the highest places where people were living."
Regardless of your unspoken motivations, you did say that the amount of water you calculated was sufficient to cover the mountains that you "surmise" existed pre-flood. I'm simply pointing out that your surmise is total fiction, totally extra-Biblical. You can't pretend that your scenario is Bible-based when you're making up half of it.
As for the tectonic cause of the higher mountains we have today I've argued that already in many a thread.
And you've been shown that your argument violates the laws of physics, yet you stubbornly deny any miracle.