Top 10 Evidences of a Global Flood
The Grand Canyon is a perfect example of massive erosion caused by water and mud flow. As you can see from inspecting the sides of the canyon, this flow has literally cut through many layers of sediment. So what carved out the Grand Canyon? Did it take millions of years or was it one huge global flood.
The Colorado River has several states feeding into it and all the rain for those states has to flow through the Grand Canyon. Since the primary material is sand stone, it would erode rather quickly. If the Flood really did happen and the Western US was under water, you would have all the water from those states feeding directly through the Grand Canyon in a very short period of time.
The river running through here was very wide when it first started and gradually narrowed over time. This matches what we'd expect to see if we had a massive flood covering the land. The reverse is also true, if you had a small amount of water cutting through this area the valley would be deep and narrow.
When Mount St. Helens blew a number of years ago, a 150' deep canyon was carved out by the water and mud flow. They call it the little Grand Canyon.
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Ayers Rock is located in Australia and is by far the largest sediment rock on the planet. Sediments were placed here through water flow. The water pushed and moved sediments until they started piling up. This means that the height of the water was close to the top but not over the top. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (863 m/2,831 ft above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference.
There is no doubt that it was placed or formed here by water, but where's the water. This rock is not by the ocean or even a large sea. It's located in Central Australia about 208 miles Southwest of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The amount of water needed to form this rock would literally have to cover the entire land.
Take note of the smooth sides in the picture below. It looks like sand you would find on the beach as the waves hit them. The interesting part of this is the water must of came and went rather quickly. Think about it. If a large sand pile was surrounded by water the waves would eventually cause the sand pile to sink in the water, but if that same water came to form this rock was soon taken away, you would probably see this type of formation. Over time the sand has turned to rock. Another mystery explained by the Flood.
Coal is made up of trees without roots all piled together in random order. So how did all these trees get there. We have been taught that "Coal is normally found in low lying swap areas. As the trees died they fell over and turned into coal". Well if the trees in these swamps just fell over we would find the roots but more than likely the tree itself would be gone. The air and water would provide the best conditions for decay. To create coal they must have been buried rather quickly or they would rot away.
The swap theory has another problem too. Just take a look at some of these pictures. The coal deposits are hundreds of feet deep. It would take 10's or thousands of trees to make this much coal. If this occurred over time the swap would not have the right conditions to be a swap after the first few layers of trees. The reason we find the coal in low lying areas is because that's where they would end up if you had a flood. The power of the water would break off the trees, be jumbled up in random order, and end up in low lying areas.
So how do we explain human remains buried in coal deposits. In 1842 coal miners in Germany came across a genuine human skull. It can be viewed today as part of the collection of the Freiberg Mining Academy in West Germany. The professionals of the day dismissed it as a fake, but more recent analysis of the skull had the same vegetation and plant remains as the coal it was buried with.
In 1944 Newton Anderson claimed to have found a bell inside a lump of coal that was mined near his house in West Virginia. When Newton dropped the lump it broke, revealing a bell encased inside. What is a brass bell with an iron clapper doing in coal that is supposed to be hundreds of millions of years old? According to Norm Scharbough's book Ammunition (which includes a compilation of many such "coal anecdotes") the bell was extensively analyzed at the University of Oklahoma and it was found to contain an unusual mixture of metals, different from any modern usage.
It looks like there's rock solid proof there were people on the Earth before these coal deposits were created. No pun intended.
Stories of an ancient flood have been found in over 200 cultures. For example, the word for boat in the Chinese language has the root meaning of; Vessel, Eight, People. Some cultures have carving on walls, but some of the more recent discoveries have been through stone tablets.
Before the discovery of these tablets, atheists and Bible scoffers claimed that Noah’s Ark was a myth because, they said, “if the entire world was really populated by four ‘Adam and Eve like’ couples upon exiting Noah’s Ark, such a fact would be universally believed by all cultures on earth.” When the news of the first flood story from Tablet 11 of the Gilgamesh Epic was published in 1872 AD, the skeptics, refusing to accept the obvious conclusion to their initial argument, suddenly made an about face. After the discovery of these tablets, skeptics now claimed that the Bible copied the story of Noah’s Ark from the earlier sources that were etched into Sumerian cuneiform some 700 years earlier. While this is a logical argument, given some of the stunningly precise details all the stories share, it is an equally logical argument that since Noah’s Ark is real history, we would predict that non-biblical writers would document the event.
Therefore, the Epic of Gilgamesh reinforces the faith that a Christian has that the Bible is God’s inspired word. These same Bible scoffers once decried the Hittite nation as just another Bible myth, until they were silenced by the discovery of 10,000 clay tablets in 1906 AD and excavated by Hugo Winckler. Today we know of over 200 flood stories from every culture in every corner of the globe from the present dating back to the dawn of writing.
There wouldn’t be anything special about these fish fossils except for the fact that they were found on top of the Rocky mountains in Wyoming. The only way of explaining this is that at one point in the past, this piece of land was totally under water. To fossilize fish, they had to be buried quickly, so it was probably some type of mud slide that buried them.
This is not to say that the water level of the Earth had to reach 3,000 feet high to cover this mountain as the height of the mountain range could have grown through continental drift.
This is not an isolated case of fish fossils as thousands of these can be found all over the Earth. This next photo shows a fish fossilized in the act of eating another fish. What does that tell you about his death. Simply, that it happened very quickly and he was immediately buried.
The strongest evidence for a worldwide Flood is worldwide fossilization of plants and animals. The number of mass burial fossils sites are too numerous to list here, so we included links so you can check out the details.
These pictures came from the US National Parks System. The Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument, located 20 miles east of Vernal, near Jensen, offers Utah's most dramatic dinosaur display. It is a time capsule preserved in an ancient river sandbar. Here, the fossilized remains of over 2,000 bones have been exposed in a 200-foot-long wall, now enclosed as a permanent exhibit.
So how did all these animals die at the same time and get piled together upon one another. They didn't. They were carried here and put to rest by a force of nature.
Some of the dinosaur's in the parks listed below are over 60' long. How is an animal that large going to be buried quickly in order to fossilize. It must have been a huge mud slide. Now multiply that by the numerous sites we find all over the Earth.
An entire forest was found fossilized very neatly, with the leaves neatly preserved. The greatest find over the 7,000 slabs of forest ... was the water ripples from a Flood that where miraculously fossilized along with it.
The map displayed on the left displays 58 different finds of Mammoth Elephants and Rhinos. Many people say there’s nothing wrong or strange about this, but if you bring in the find of tropical plants and buried forests the story starts to change.
There must have been enough plant life to support all the animals found in this area. The average elephant normally spends 16 hours a day foraging for food in relatively lush environments, summer and winter. Given the current climate is frozen for 10 months out of the year and you only have a 2 month growing season, it’s safe to say that this climate was much more tropical in the past.
Many of these animals were frozen quickly as fresh food was found in their stomachs. If the animal died and laid on the surface it would have started to decompose, the internal heat of a large animal would start rotting the internal organs within days.
Some say these animals were adapted to the cold. Mammoth skin has been dissected and, to the surprise of evolutionists, it contains no sebaceous (oil) glands. Why should this be a surprise? Because cold temperature animals have a plentiful supply of oil glands to oil their hair and fur. Wolves, polar bears and seals have such oily fur so the frigid northern water rolls off and will not penetrate to the skin. Cold temperature animals need a lot of oil to protect them from the wet cold. A mammoth could not last very long in a frigid climate without oil in its hair.
What do we do with the tropical plants found? Oil prospectors, drilling through Alaskan muck, have “brought up an 18-inch-long chunk of tree trunk from almost 1,000 feet below the surface. It wasn’t petrified—just frozen.” The nearest forests are hundreds of miles away. Though the ground is frozen for 1,900 feet down from the surface at Prudhoe Bay, everywhere the oil companies drilled around this area they discovered an ancient tropical forest. It was in frozen state, not in petrified state. It is between 1,100 and 1,700 feet down. There are palm trees, pine trees, and tropical foliage in great profusion. In fact, they found them lapped all over each other, just as though they had fallen in that position.
How did trees get buried under a thousand feet of hard, frozen ground? We are faced with the same series of questions we first saw with the frozen mammoths. Again, it seems there was a sudden and dramatic freezing accompanied by rapid burial in muck, now frozen solid. Once again the answer comes in a Global Flood that changed the landscape of the Earth as we know it today.
The Earth is filled with several miles of sedimentary rock layers of sandstone, limestone and shale, all of which are deposited by moving water. Some are inches thick and others hundreds of feet. Flood water would cause a extremely rapid layering of strata as mud slide would be constantly moving until the waters subsided.
One of the strongest pieces of evidence for a worldwide flood is the existence of what Rupke termed "polystrate fossils. Such fossils are found all over the world. They usually consist of fossil trees that were buried upright, and traverse though multiple layers of strata such as sandstone, limestone, shale, and even coal beds. They range in size from small rootlets to trees over 80 feet long. Sometimes they are oblique in relation to the surrounding strata, but more often they are perpendicular to it. For example, at Joggins, Nova Scotia, polystrate tree (and root) fossils are found at various intervals throughout roughly 2,500 feet of strata. Many of these are from 10-20 feet long, and, at least one was 40 feet long.
So now what do we do when we find a human skull buried in coal or a hammer in rock layers that were supposed to be formed 135 million years ago.
In June of 1936, Mr. and Mrs. Max Hahn of London, TX saw a portion of a broken wooden handle poking from the gravelly sandstone ledge by the Red Creek near the Llano River. They dislodged a hefty chunk of the sand stone that cemented the object. In 1946-47 their son George broke open the chunk exposing 60% of the metal hammerhead. The wood of the handle near the hammerhead is partly turned to coal but otherwise is fibrous old wood with some crystals filling the center where it’s broke.
Oddly, the hammerhead was not rusted but smooth with a brownish fossil coating. A half-inch groove was later made on the metal with a steel file. It showed the metal to be bright silver in color and well hardened. The tool appears to be that of an artisan. The six inch-long head has a cross pattern, tooth-like surface on one end, and a cut post on the other that looks like it had a soft material of some kind wrapped around it.
Battelle Labs in Columbus, Ohio did an analysis of the metal. Strangely the report observed 96.6% iron, 2.6% chlorine, and 0.74% sulfur, but oddly no carbon which is normally needed to harden metal. Metallurgists discussed this anomaly and indicated that an alloy iron with chlorine cannot be made in Earth’s present atmospheric condition. A tomographic analysis of the hammer was done in 1992 at Texas Utilities. It showed the metal in the hammer was superior quality with no inclusions or irregularities; clearly the result of some high-tech metallurgy.
Some said the hammer must have been dropped by an alien, the real answer is that man existed before the flood and the things he could accomplish are not being presented properly in our day and age. This picture was supplied by Dennis Petersen's book "Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, Vol 2". If you like this kind of stuff, you'll love his book.
How about huge boat shaped fossil 515' long, the exact size of Noah's ark found on top of Mt. Ararat. We have a complete article on it. Just click here.
Once you start putting it all together, The Flood is the only logical explanation for all the items above. God is hoping that we’ll respond to this evidence and give glory to the Creator. He’s an awesome God and created us for a relationship with him. Given the evidence of a global flood, we can also assume the rest of the bible is true which would make the Earth about 6,000 years old. If you want more evidence, pick up Dennis Petersen's book "Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, Vol 2". It will provide another 100 reasons to support a young Earth. It’s time we start teaching this in schools, universities, and museums. What will you do?
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