Oil

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Oil is a viscous liquid that is not soluble in water and which is used for mainly for lubrication and fuel.

There are two main types of oil. Organic oils are derived from from plants and other types of organic matter, such as olives. Mineral oils, such as petroleum, are obtained from geological sources. The latter is not formed by decayed matter, as that contradicts the Creationist worldview, but instead during a theobaric process. This oil existed in pristine state before the Flood, and moved during the Flood into the reservoirs where Noah emerged from the Ark, and where we now find it.[1] Consequently much of the oil is found in the Middle East, in addition to massive deposits in Canada[2] and Venezuela[3].

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Uses

Uses of oil include the following:

Where does Oil Come From?

According to a Young Earth Creationist model, a theobaric process produced the oil supply. During the Creation Week, God created a mature earth, and in the Garden of Eden, everything was ready for its first occupants. There must have been mature plants and trees to supply food for immediate consumption, and oil for various uses (e.g., anointing, lubrication - see oil#uses). It remained relatively undisturbed until the Noachian Flood.

This oil, created in deep primordial repositories during the Creation Week migrated upwards into present-day reservoirs during the Noachian Flood. During the Flood, intense geological activity occurred whilst the “fountains of the great deep” described in Genesis were active, though after day 150 of the Flood God said that the fountains were closed, so we would expect a sharp cut-off in hydraulic activity. During the Flood, the primordial repositories containing the hydrocarbons will have been breached and fluids released.[4]

Oil in the Bible

Oil, probably usually referring to olive oil, appears over two hundred times in the Bible.

  • Oil, particularly olive oil, is used in drink offerings to God, but not in sin offerings.[5]
  • Oil is used for anointing the priests of God by pouring it on their heads. This sanctifies them and makes them holy[6]. It was also used for anointing the kings of Israel.[7]
  • Oil is used for lighting lamps.[8]
  • In a miracle, Elisha caused a poor widow's little bit of oil to be enough to fill all her jars, and her neighbor's jars, with oil that she could sell it to pay her debts.[9]

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References

  1. Origin of Oil, Answers in Genesis
  2. http://www.rense.com/general37/petrol.htm
  3. http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/data_graphs/330.htm
  4. Origin of Oil, Answers in Genesis
  5. Genesis 28:18 , Genesis 35:14 , Leviticus 2 , Leviticus 14 , Numbers 7
  6. Exodus 29:2,7,21 , Exodus 30:25 , Leviticus 8
  7. I_Samuel 10:1 , I_Kings 1:39
  8. Exodus 27:20
  9. II_Kings 4:1-7
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