Well good morning all you fine people out there!
How has your week been? Besides busy, many things have happened this week. I guess the most ground shaking is our dear worship leader has announced God has called him to a church plant in California. We wish him many blessings and will miss him dearly.
Speaking of ground shaking events, literally, the next major event that happened in world history after the Fall of Man, is the Noahician Deluge. What was the reason for such a destructive flood?
“God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all the people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. So I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself and ark of gopher wood…” (Genesis 6:12-14a).
Why was Noah spared this world wide judgment? Because, “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. Noah had three sons; Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” (Genesis 6:9,10).
So we know the world had become wickedly corrupt after The Fall and God decided to do something about it, giving mankind another chance. But when did this all happen. We know that The Fall happened shortly after Creation Week. God put up with man’s violence for almost two thousand years before He was “grieved that He had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain.”
I believe that if God had any other way to take care of the horrible violence, He would have. But history shows us there was a global flood about 2348 BC.
Creation 4004 10 days after 2348
Cosmos First Life End of
origins dinosaur age
Secular ~13.7 billion ~3.8 billion ~65 billion
Science years ago years ago years ago
We know that it was global because a series of local floods does not collaborate with physical evidence found in the geologic and fossil layers. There is, without a doubt, much physical evidence that tell us local floods have happened virtually all over the world. And Creation science agrees that local floods do occur in various areas and different times leaving their imprint in the area affected. However, just as local floods leave their evidence, there also can be no doubt of the evidence of the one and only the global flood. It is the only explanation of worldwide fossil-bearing layers thousands of feet deep that makes any sense. For example, sedimentary rocks have almost all been laid down by moving waters. Sedimentary mudstones make up the bulk of Earth’s mountains and continents and it has long been taught by secular scientists that these mudstones could only be formed by millions of years and millions of local floods that produce the slow buildup of sediments in calm, shallow water bodies such as ponds and lakes. The problem is local floods don’t distribute marine and other fossils on a global scale, such are found on even the tallest mountains throughout the world. There are fossils of marine creatures such as brachiopods (bi-valves like clams and oysters), corals and mollusks, ferns and other plants, and fossilized footprints and trackways of amphibians and reptiles throughout the rock layers. Many of these fossils show evidence of rapid burial – like clams in a closed position (clams are alive when they are closed, dead when the two halves are open-thus fossilized clams in the closed position can only mean one thing…they were buried alive). We find these fossils even in the Grand Canyon. If there were really only local floods, how did marine organisms get to Arizona?
Creation scientists have long stated that mudstones formed quickly in a global flood. When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 secular scientists were hard put to explain the resulting layered mudstones. These mudstone layers are exactly the same as found throughout the world, but were laid down quickly, supporting the global flood. At Mt. St. Helens it was even recorded a number of layers were accumulated in a matter of twenty minutes! The fossil record in itself is evidence for a worldwide flood. “As Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, has often said, ‘If there really was a worldwide flood, what would you expect to see? Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth.’ This is exactly what we do see.” A world-wide flood has left its mark on every continent on this planet.
Now that we know why, when and that the Noachian Flood was indeed global, what triggered the flood? What did God use?
That, my friends has the most fascinating answer that new studies have reveled, and I will too…next week!
Until then, God bless and enjoy His creation out there!
This week in the night skies: the full moon is Tuesday March 26. Comet PanSTARRS is fading but still visible in early twilight in both hemispheres. Bring binoculars!