Monday, July 23, 2018


Fissure and crater left by Mount Tarawera explosion
By Carl Lindberg - Own work, CC BY 2.5,

Mount Tarawera

Greeting everyone!

I know that half of the world in deep in wintertime, but here it is hot! The storms have let up and now the sun in pounding down. The good thing about the sun letting up is that my adopted son, who plays Christian music in a band, had his debut, last night and though it looked like rain everything cleared up by the time his band began to play. Thank you Jesus! The whole band was awesome, glory be to God!

Speaking of  hot, I know you most likely have heard of the recent Kilauea volcano activity, and you probably know of
the Mount Saint Helens eruption in 1984 here in the USA. The Mt. St. Helen’s eruption turned out to be a stunning discovery of how the Grand Canyon, polystrate fossils, layers of earth, and fossils formed. Scientists around the world were able to gather so much information they are still putting it together. But very few people have heard of the volcanic
Maori Village, early 1900’s
eruption of Mount Tarawera.

“On the morning of 10 June 1886, a mountain a mere 29 kilometres (18 miles) from Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand, blew its top. For around four hours, Mt Tarawera, as it is now known, spewed red hot rocks, mud, ash, and smoke over the countryside from fissures up to three kilometres wide and around 19
Te Wairoa
kilometres (12 miles) long. The immediate area around the mountain was devastated with an estimated 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 square miles) of countryside affected in some way. By 5:30 am the 

Maori Warrior
eruption was over, although ash continued to fall, and steam vented from the mountain for days. The death toll was 153, a relatively small number due to the low population of the area, but two whole Maori villages were wiped out. Te Wairoa was a small settlement close to the mountain on its north-west side. It had a church, a school, and two hotels, all of which were destroyed. The Te Wairoa of 1886 is today ‘The Buried Village’. The remains of some of the buildings have been excavated, and artifacts entombed in the ash for 60 or so years are displayed in a small
fossil bowler hat

Why mention this? Because some of the artifacts are astounding! An almost complete bowler hat, a ham, bag of flour and something that appears like a stack of sausages. But what makes these so unique is that all of them are fossilized! Yes, you heard me right, fossilized human artifacts. Now then, I do believe this qualifies as evidence for a rapid
fossilization process. This is a theory embraced by the creation science community yet rejected by secular science. This rejection is warranted (at least as far as I can see) only by the changing of the definition of fossil. Dictionaries prior to 1850 define fossils as: Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or
fossil sack of flo
not; as fossil plants, shells, fossil copal. 

But after Charles Darwin wrote his book “Of the Origin of Species” all dictionaries/encyclopedias including the Dictionary of Geological Terms, now define fossils as; Fossils—any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc.: preserved from a past geologic age fossil plants fossil water in an underground reservoir. 

Do you see the difference? Now millions of years have been
added on. But fossils don't take that long to form as the aftereffects of Mount Tarawera prove. Fossils form under the right conditions rather than large amounts of time. This is testable and repeatable and has the same results time after time. Now that is good science. And by no manipulation or biased assumption was this made to match with what the Bible documents. That the evidence conforms to the Bible, is truth.
Fossil sausage like objects

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel



All pictures of fossils and Te Wairoa are courtesy of Answers in Genesis

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