This recent finding creates a significant problem regarding the evolutionary theory of the Moonâ€™s formation. According to the accepted model, the Moon was formed about 4.5 billion years ago, when hot, molten material on the earth blasted away and the resulting particles coalesced to form the Moon. If water had been there during that event, it would all have boiled away. Consequently, the Moon would have been dry and no waterwould have been present. The net result is that secular scientists are flummoxed by this recent discovery, which forces them to declare that the Moonâ€™s formation is now a mystery.
In the 1970s, when the Moon rocks were first examined, there was no report of the presence of water. One possible explanation could have been, that the investigators were already convinced of the theory of the Moonâ€™s formation; hence, no water would have been anticipated in those rock samples. However, recent investigations on these Moon rocks, revealed the presence of relatively large amounts of water. This water is as much as that found in the basalt under the Earthâ€™s ocean sea floor in the mid-ocean ridges.
The book â€œGod Created the Earth,â€ by E. A. Boudreaux and E. C. Baxter, starts with a Biblical foundation, that the Earth was formed out of water (Genesis 1: 2 and 2 Peter 3: 3-5). This very same model could be applied to the formation of all heavenly bodies, including planets and moons. The Bible clearly states in Genesis 1: 16 that the Earthâ€™s Moon was created on Day 4 of creation about 6000 years ago, not 4.5 billion years.
We have only to accept the Word of God, which always provides the Truth.
Blessings in His Holy Name,
Dr. Ed Boudreaux, RMCF President