Raining before the Flood?
I don't know, but I totally doubt the credibility of a worldwide flood, let alone even raining before a flood. There is one particular asteroid crater in Arizona that is 15,000 plus years old that begs one to wonder how in the HELL would that survive a worldwide flood????
One of the first of my wake up "Ah Ha" moments
Imagine what the atmospheric pressure would be like with all that water in the atmosphere.
Obviously wt doctrine requires that the firmament water "canopy" was held up not like an inflatable roof, rather by orbital mechanics, or impossible supports over the flat Earth's circle. a geodetic dome of sorts.
The more you think about it the more ridiculous it gets.
WT Feb 15, 1951, p. 109
WT Feb 1, 1951 p. 90
Noah was another individual in that pre-flood world who was conspicuously different from others in that he “walked with God”. He not only had outstanding faith in Jehovah; he also backed up his faith with works. Obediently he worked as commanded on what seemed to the scoffers of his day to be nothing more than a fantastic and freakish undertaking by a crazy man. There he was, up on high ground, miles from the sea, building a colossal boat in which to take refuge from something no one until then had ever seen—rain!
Well, in Noah’s day when he preached that it was going to rain down the people thought him crazy. They were used to moisture coming up from the ground and watering the vegetation, not to rain showering down from the sky.
(Genesis 2:5, 6) 5 Now there was as yet no bush of the field found in the earth and no vegetation of the field was as yet sprouting, because Jehovah God had not made it rain upon the earth and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6 But a mist would go up from the earth and it watered the entire surface of the ground.
The canopy over the Earth. But that would have been such an astronomical amount of water up there in the sky. Imagine the entire planet veiled by a canopy and to have all that water envelop the entire Earth. And water vapour form takes up waaaaayyyyy more space than water liquid form.
Rain also acts to clean the land.
The idea that it NEVER rained before is ludicrous
The canopy over the Earth. But that would have been such an astronomical amount of water up there in the sky. assuming that the "canopy" was held up like the satellites, at that heights, by orbital velocity, it would need only to be 20 meters thick. Compared to the rings of saturn, such a structure would reach way past the moon. Moon= la Lune, that is why this flood from the sky idea is lunatic. It is the coming down part that hurts, the fall at the end =heat. lots of it. Life did not drown in the flood, it would have been steamed, including the ark.
One more thing I forgot to mention about water in vapour form vs. water in liquid form. If you were to take 1 gallon of water in liquid form, the same amount of water in vapour form is 1600X greater in volume than the same amount of water when it's in liquid form.
For an entire Planet to be totally covered by water in what was a canopy???? All that water covering an entire planet would have to be 1600X larger in size by volume as a canopy.
All it takes is critical thinking sometimes.
Water a mile deep in the earth is boiling hot, the reservoir of water would be superheated,
and further heat would be added by the energy of the water falling from above the
atmosphere. As with the vapor canopy, Noah would have been poached.