9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
Plate tectonic theory describes the large scale motion of seven large plates on the earth’s crust. There are also several smaller plates that move as well.
Land masses drift around and collide. When they do one goes under the other and the earth pushes up as mountain ranges and higher elevations.. This process is due to circulation of magma in the earth which is caused by the tremendous heat generated by the nuclear reaction that constantly goes on in the Earth’s core.
In addition, the separation of dry land from the waters is dependent upon plate tectonics.
This was a part of the one of earliest steps in God’s creation, specifically the third day in Genesis. Plate tectonics helped to create an environment hospitable for humans.
In addition, Earth experiences a reversal of the North and South poles every 500,000 years. But, whichever way they are flipped, they emit magnetic lines of force around the exterior of the earth. This shields the earth from electron and proton radiation emitted by the sun.
Without this protection, life on Earth would be impossible.
This magnetosphere was also set up on day 3 of creation, and God immediately started seeding life after its creation.