People, even Christians, can't stand it when you use the Bible as a scientific text. Modern theology is based on rejecting the possibility that the Bible has any scientific merit.
As the waters evaporated after Noah's flood the cooling effect caused equatorial and polar glaciation. There were temperate zones in the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
Giving an answer to secular humanists which is Biblically accurate, captures the spirit and the nature of God, and which is in complete harmony with our knowledge of the universe isn't impossible, but it may take some work.
Jesus teaches Physics in John 6. In Part 1 we got to verse 33. Verse 35 is another bold claim which, by understanding the physics of energy and matter, we can see is physically accurate.
We laid out the elements of the gospel and noted equivalences where different phrases are used to refer to the same concept in the post the physics of Christianity.
Being dead doesn't mean we cease to exist. Dead or alive refers to the condition of our soul's relationship to God. God has power over the life and death of the soul through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
The bad news is that you, your own self, can't keep your soul alive. The good news is that it can be kept alive through faith in Jesus Christ.
Paul's writing to people who are metabolically alive and telling them that they were dead and now they're alive, clearly he's not talking about their bodies, he's talking about their souls. We've identified two states of the soul.
Passing from death to life is referred to as being quickened, q. We're quickened when we put our faith in Jesus Christ. It's also called being saved, or "born again."
It's possible to write the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as a physical formula, but that's just algebra, can we prove a real-world connection between Physics and the Bible?