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COAL IN THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD?
Salve! Many happy greetings my friends, I pray all is well with my readers and their families and friends! I just learned this wonderful Italian greeting; Salve. From what I understand it is an old greeting as well. There is nothing like good traditions.
Speaking of ancient times, I have been working on the third
book in my sequel of Sign of the Oth series. It is titled, Journey of the Ancient Oracles, and in the middle of writing a scene the following question came up; was there coal in the Former World before the Noachian Flood? Think about it. All of our coal formation came from the Flood in which the mammoth amount of biomass from vegetation was buried and compressed, thus turning into our fossil fuels, including coal. So if the coal we find today came from such a cataclysmic event, how would coal have formed before the Flood?
|Myself, my friend and my sister doing research for my novel|
at Answer in Genesis’s beautifully build life size Ark.
The May 18, 1980 catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens, U.S.A., provided an opportunity to observe large scale destruction of forests by volcanism. Both secular and creation scientists studied how the forest debris from the explosion had deposited in layers, most with stumps and logs with roots (even delicate hair roots), in rock fragmented sediments. Which is exactly what we find in most coal basins.
“Furthermore, recent artificial coalification experiments have been able to rapidly produce high rank coals using clays as catalysts under conditions analogous (comparable) to those existing in and around volcanic centers.”1
|Layers deposited by Mt. St. Helens eruption.|
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In other words, both the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens and its following burial of vegetative biomass that is exactly the same as we find in coal deposits of today, and the reproduction of coal made in an artificial environment confirm the conclusion that coal can and must have existed before the global flood. The formation of coal is not dependent on a world wide catastrophe. However the colossal reserves of fossil fuel we find in today’s earth’s surface could only have been formed from a world wide cataclysmic event. “The lesson from Spirit Lake is that coal beds can and do form
|Piled up debris from local flood|
Secular scientists are still trying to discover and define how coal and coal seams are formed. Why are they still searching when the evidence is clearly in front of them? Because then they would have to admit that the events recorded in the Bible in Genesis chapters 6 through 8 are true. And they would have to admit there is a God.
Until next time, take care and God bless,