Take a trip with me and examine the overwhelming evidence FOR the global Noahic Flood before you give your brain thoughtlessly over to the ridiculous lie of evolution! Excerpt from the post below:
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In contrast, there is the concept called catastrophism. Here we find the view that a terrible crisis occurred at some past time in history. Geologic evidence on all sides declares that it was a catastrophe of such gigantic proportions that rocks were twisted, mountains were hurled upward, water was pulled out of the earth, and the very atmosphere was dramatically affected. As a consequence, thousands of volcanoes erupted and vast glaciers moved downward from poles which had earlier been warm.
Although this section duplicates portions of our earlier chapter, Fossils and the Geologic Column, the duplication is considered necessary, for we will here correlate the fossil and strata evidence with the worldwide Flood. Without doing so, it would be more difficult to properly assess the relationships, implications, and impact of the Flood.
Above the molten rock at the center of our planet is a mantle of black basalt, from which flows the lava which issues forth out of volcanoes. Above that basalt, is to be found the light-colored, coarse-grained crystals we call granite. This is the basement rock of the world and undergirds all of our continents. At times this granite is close to the surface, but frequently a large quantity of sedimentary rock is above it.
The quantity of fossils in the sedimentary rocks is enormous.
Some great natural catastrophe occurred earlier in history, for most of the species which have ever lived are no longer alive!
The term “evolution” means that one kind of life form is now changing or has changed into another life form. If such changes are occurring today, the transitional forms should be seen. If it has occurred in the past the fossil record will show the transitional forms.
It is of interest that evolution bases its case on the fossils. This is because there is no evidence that evolutionary processes are occurring today. Therefore the Darwinists must consider the fossils to be their primary evidence that it has ever occurred at all.
As the waters of the worldwide deluge rose higher and still higher, they first covered the slowest-moving water creatures, and buried them under sediment. Then the slower-moving land creatures were covered and buried under sediment. Then the more agile creatures (both water and land) were covered. In the fossil-bearing sedimentary strata we frequently find this arrangement, with the smaller creatures in the lower strata and the larger ones higher up.
Nowhere on earth today do we have fossils forming on the scale that we see in geologic deposits. The Karro Beds in Africa, for example, contain the remains of perhaps 800 billion vertebrates) But such fossils are not forming today. A million fish can be killed in red tides in the Gulf of Mexico, but they simply decay away; they do not become fossils. Similarly, debris from vegetation do not today become coal. In order for that to occur, the vegetation would have to be rapidly buried under a heavy load of sediment.
The lowest stratum with fossils in it is called the “Cambrian.” It has a great wealth of over a thousand different types of creatures—all complex and multicelled marine animals.
Polystrate trees are fossil trees which extend vertically through several layers of rock strata.
They are often 20 feet [60.9 dm] or more in length. Often the entire length of each tree will be preserved, along with the top and bottom. Such a formation would easily be explained by the Flood, but is impossible to be fitted into the theory of uniformitarianism, which says that the rock strata are like tree rings, and have slowly been forming over the last two billion years. Each strata supposedly took millions of years to form.There is no doubt that those trees were quickly covered by the strata, otherwise each tree would have decomposed while waiting for a hundred thousand years of strata to form around it. From bottom to top, these upright trees sometimes span “millions of years” of strata. Quite obviously, both the trees and sediments around them were moved into place and deposited at the same approximate time.
Most geologists agree that coal came from ancient plants, and oil came from ancient marine animals (primarily the soft parts of invertebrates, but also fish). Neither coal nor oil are being formed today. None of it is found in Pleistocene (ice-age) deposits, but instead was quickly laid down during the Flood, before the glacial ice flows began.
“Petroleum occurs in rocks of all ages from the Cambrian to the Pliocene inclusive, but no evidence has been found to prove that any petroleum has been formed since the Pliocene, although sedimentation patterns and thicknesses in Pleistocene and Recent sediments are similar to those in the Pliocene where petroleum has formed.” —*Ben B. Cox, “Transformation of Organic Material Into Petroleum Under Geological Conditions,” Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, May 1946, p. 647.
Geologists maintain that the sedimentary strata was gradually laid down over hundreds of millions of years. But various aspects of the strata indicate it was laid down rapidly under alluvial conditions. Rapid transport of various materials by water appear to have been the cause.
One example of this is graded bedding. In the strata we will find a layer of coarse pebbles and small stones, with smaller pebbles above them, grading off above to still finer materials such as sand. Below this graded bedding will be another graded bedding where the process has been repeated as another collection of sediments was washed in.
Basic to evolutionary theory is the concept that each stratum was laid down during a period of millions of years, while the other strata were laid down in other epochs or eras. All of the strata are said to have required two billion years to form.
If evolutionary theory were correct, each layer of the cake would be quietly set in place on top of the preceding one over a span of long ages. But instead we find “disconformities” and “overthrusts.” A “recent stratum” which should therefore be near the top, will be underneath several “older strata.”
If the Flood caused the sedimentary rock strata, with their billions of fossils, then the following points would be expected—and, upon examination of the fossils in the strata—they all prove true:
Ours is the water planet. We have 330 million cubic miles [531 million cubic km] of it! Water covers 72 percent of our planet’s surface. Every cubic mile of seawater holds over 150 million tons [136 trillion kg] of minerals. On the average, rain pours down on our planet at the rate of 1.5 tons [1,361 kg] s day. At the present time, there is 70 billion gallons [26,822 liters] of water for every person alive. The oceans of the world are so vast and deep that if Earth had an absolutely level crust, the sea would form an envelope over 8,800 feet [26,822 dm] deep.The antediluvian world had never seen rain before. But when it came, it really came. When the Genesis Flood began, the vast water canopy collapsed and “the floodgates of the sky were opened.” Torrential rains fell for six weeks.
(Radar note - whether rain was normal before the Flood is unknown, but frankly it was probably a common occurrence as it is now. The difference would be in the waters gushing up from below the ground from the forces that caused rapid plate tectonic subduction and we cannot know all that was involved. Water was also coming from above. What else was involved? Comet? An asteroid shower? The mother of all earthquakes? All we know is that it rained for 40 days and 40 nights and the entire continent was ripped asunder and the former world was covered entirely with water. We know that because the Bible has an accurate account of the Flood. But many Chinese-telephoned versions are found in other cultures as well).
Races and tribes all over the world have, as part of their traditions, stories about a great flood of water that covered the whole earth. The event was so world-shattering and life-changing that, from parents to children, stories of that great upheaval passed down through the generations. Gradually, as mythologies developed, legends about this flood became part of them. These stories include various aspects of the Genesis account of the Flood:
2. God saw that a flood was necessary.
3. One family with eight members was protected.
4. A giant boat was constructed.
If the story of the Ark and the Flood is to be found among 120 different tribes of earth, should we not expect that Noah’s name would be remembered by some of them also? If so, that would be a striking cultural evidence of the worldwide Flood, which, itself, left so many physical evidences upon our globe. Not only do the rock strata and their fossil contents vindicate the veracity of the Flood story, but the languages of man do also! Here are some interesting facts
The legendary founder of the first Egyptian dynasty was Manes, and Minos was the man who is said to have been the first man of Crete. The nearby Greeks said that Minos was the son of their god, Zeus, and the ruler of the sea.
(radar note - there is no reason to believe people before the Flood did not build boats and travel on the waters. It is unlikely anything like the Ark had ever been constructed before Noah built it, however).
Harvard’s Chinese-Japanese Yenching Library dates written Chinese at approximately 2500 B.C. This correlates closely with the end of the Flood. It is of interest that two of the earliest written languages—Egyptian and Chinese—were both picture writing.
You may recall that the Chinese recorded the solar eclipse of 2250 B.C.; the earliest exact historical date in history, confirmed scientifically (see chapter 6, Age of the Earth). Biblical records indicate the Flood occurred about 2348 B.C. As the Chinese arrived in their new home after the scattering from the tower of Babel, and formulated their picture writing, they placed in those pictures recollections of those important earlier events: the Fall of Man, the early sacrificial system, the worldwide Flood, and the Tower of Babel. Those are four of the outstanding events described in Genesis 3 to 11.
Bill Cooper's book - After The Flood. Lambert Dolphin's online library has many resources and can be found here.
Mike Gascoigne's books found at Anno Mundi. There are other resounces there also.
Finally, the Miao people also have a record of history that echoes Genesis:
by Edgar A. Truax
On the day God created the heavens and earth.
On that day He opened the gateway of light.
In the earth then He made heaps of earth and of stone.
In the sky He made bodies, the sun and the moon.
In the earth He created the hawk and the kite.
In the water created the lobster and fish.
In the wilderness made He the tiger and bear,
Made verdure to cover the mountains,
Made forest extend with the ranges,
Made the light green cane,
Made the rank bamboo.
On the earth He created a man from the dirt.
Of the man thus created, a woman He formed.
Then the Patriarch Dirt made a balance of stones.
Estimated the weight of the earth to the bottom. (Note 1)
Calculated the bulk of the heavenly bodies.
And pondered the ways of the Deity, God.
The Patriarch Dirt begat Patriarch Se-teh.
The Patriarch Se-Teh begat a son Lusu.
And Lusu had Gehlo and he begat Lama.
The Patriarch Lama begat the man Nuah.
His wife was the Matriarch Gaw Bo-lu-en.
Their sons were Lo Han, Lo Shen and Jah-hu. (Note 2)
So the earth began filling with tribes and with families.
Creation was shared by the clans and the peoples.
These did not God's will nor returned His affection.
But fought with each other defying the Godhead.
Their leaders shook fists in the face of the Mighty
Then the earth was convulsed to the depth of three strata.
Rending the air to the uttermost heaven.
God's anger arose till His Being was changed;
His wrath flaring up filled His eyes and His face.
Until He must come and demolish humanity.
Come and destroy a whole world full of people.
So it poured forty days in sheets and in torrents.
Then fifty-five days of misting and drizzle.
The waters surmounted the mountains and ranges.
The deluge ascending leapt valley and hollow.
An earth with no earth upon which to take refuge!
A world with no foothold where one might subsist!
The people were baffled, impotent and ruined,
Despairing, horror stricken, diminished and finished.
But the Patriarch Nuah was righteous.
The Matriarch Gaw Bo-lu-en upright.
Built a boat very wide.
Made a ship very vast.
Their household entire got aboard and were floated,
The family complete rode the deluge in safety.
The animals with him were female and male.
The birds went along and were mated in pairs.
When the time was fulfilled, God commanded the waters.
The day had arrived, the flood waters receded.
Then Nuah liberated a dove from their refuge,
Sent a bird to go forth and bring again tidings.
The flood had gone down into lake and to ocean;
The mud was confined to the pools and the hollows.
There was land once again where a man might reside;
There was a place in the earth now to rear habitations.
Buffalo then were brought, an oblation to God,
Fatter cattle became sacrifice to the Mighty.
The Divine One then gave them His blessing;
Their God then bestowed His good graces.
Lo-han then begat Cusah and Mesay. (Note 3)
Lo-shan begat Elan and Nga-shur.
Their offspring begotten became tribes and peoples;
Their descendants established encampments and cities.
Their singing was all with the same tunes and music;
Their speaking was all with the same words and language.
Then they said let us build us a very big city;
Let us raise unto heaven a very high tower.
This was wrong, but they reached this decision;
Not right, but they rashly persisted.
God struck at them then, changed their language and accent.
Descending in wrath, He confused tones and voices.
One's speech to the others who hear him has no meaning;
He's speaking in words, but they can't understand him.
So the city they builded was never completed;
The tower they wrought has to stand thus unfinished.
In despair then they separate under all heaven,
They part from each other the globe to encircle. (Note 4)
They arrive at six corners and speak the six languages.
The Patriarch Jahphu got the center of nations. (Note 5)
The son he begat was the Patriarch Go-men.
Who took him a wife called the Matriarch Go-yong.
Their grandson and his wife both took the name Tutan.
Their descendants are given in order as follows:
Patriarch Gawndan Mew-wan,
Matriarch Cawdan Mew-jew;
Patriarch Jenku Dawvu, Matriarch Jeneo Boje;
Patriarch Gangen Newang (wife not given);
Patriarch Seageweng, Matriarch Maw gueh.
Their children, eleven in number, was each the head of a family.
Five branches became the Miao nation.
Six families joined with the Chinese.
- The Miao say that on the bottom of the bottom of the earth is a land of dwarfs.
- Note the similarity of some of these names to those in the Bible account: Seth, Lamech, Noah, Ham, Shem, and Japheth.
- Note the similarity:
- Ham's descendants: Bible Cush, Mizram; Miao Cusah, Mesay
- Shem's descendants: Bible Elam, Asshur; Miao Elan, Nga shur
- The literal translation here is: "They parted went live encircle world ball." The Miao know nothing of the world being round, so this passage seems to indicate the perfect knowledge of the original man - Devolution instead of Evolution.
- From this we see that they trace their ancestry from Japheth and Gomer, which makes them of the Indo-European stock.