Noah’s Ark 10

Posted: July 9, 2015 in Noah's Ark
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Fantastic sun rays striking through clouds. Graphic effects are applied for a more dramatic image

Last week we read that the springs of the ocean floor burst open and from the sky it rained for forty days and forty
nights, resulting in the great flood of the world.

The earth remained flooded for a hundred and fifty days and the results were devastating.

Genesis 7:22  Everything on dry land that had nostrils died.  Every living thing on the face of the earth was
wiped out;  men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air 
were wiped from the earth.  Only Noah was left and those with him in the ark.

As the earth flooded, tidal waves ripped back and forth, carrying dead plants and animals across the globe.  These
plants and animals would have been scrambled together in different places around the earth and 
fossilized.

Let’s review how fossilization could have occurred.  After the flood waters resided, many plants and animals sunk in
the mud or were covered in sediment from rushing rivers.  Also, volcanic eruptions may have covered the dead
plants and animals with ash and lava.  Quick burial was necessary.  This is so that insects, bacteria and weather will
not cause the wood or bone to deteriorate before it can fossilize.

As the wood of a plant or the bone of an animal decays, water seeps in.  The water deposits rock-like minerals into
the wood or bone.  This process results in a rock-like copy of the original object, hence a fossil.

The next couple of weeks we will examine the archaeological evidence that supports the idea of plants  
and animals being scrambled together and their remains being fossilized.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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