Young Earth #3: All geological findings need to be run through the Great Flood filter. It kinda explains everything!
24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth [looking to justify his actions and his dogma].
No matter what the earth was like before the Great Flood, we certainly know what it is like now. There are super mini-movies that demonstrate how the earth was affected by the biggest geological event in history. Here are a few:
- The gigantic crack in the earth that runs through the mid-Atlantic and goes both directions from the Indian Ocean around the earth.
- The 50,000+ volcanoes that ring the earth along this giant crack.
- Water droplets on the face of the moon from water being jettisoned into space.
- Asteroids on an away-from-earth trajectory that have our mantle in them.
- Asteroids orbiting asteroids that left earth so close together that they continue to “hug” each other.
- Multiple meteorite valleys around the earth from the same time period (about 5,000 years ago).
- Less than 10,000 years’ worth of sediment at the mouths of all the major rivers in the world.
- Less than 10,000 years’ worth of ice in the tails of comets.
Those are just a few of the evidence that is available to everyone–including scientists who are in the process of putting it all together! They have agreed to a model of Pangea, which is the way the earth used to look like according to the way the Continental Shelf goes together.
For a YouTube video of the Flood and particularly the breaking up of Pangea (2:10-2:25), watch:
There is a passage that I want to point out concerning our present earth.
18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:18-22
It is my belief that nature will one day be restored to its pre-flood disposition. When will that be? It could be when sin is completely done away with, and that is when Jesus returns. It could also be that earth will be “swallowed up” into heaven; its spiritual companion may be receiving all of life on earth even as we speak (except humans; we are the only “animals” that choose whether or not we go–C.S. Lewis). What we CAN look forward to is the fulfillment of the Romans 8 passage in whatever form it comes.
By the way, we can blame the Great Flood for the weather we have today. It’s part of the “fall-out.”
These did-you-knows may help us to break into spiritual conversations with people. Just remember that we are to speak kindly and with great patience and gentleness. If they want to argue, don’t waste your breath (or your reputation if they get under your skin). But, if they show true signs of interest, move to the reason for the Great Flood* and God’s Great Rescue Plan through Jesus.
Abba, Your world is beautiful. But, as beautiful as it is, I want to see it in its pre-flood state. May You come, Lord Jesus, and restore what is Yours to its former glory. I look forward to the day. Amen.
*God may have used a naturally occurring event to “judge” the people of the earth. Genesis 3:17 tells us that the ground (earth) was cursed. The earth may have been a ticking time-bomb, which makes the Ark and 120 years of preaching the Great Rescue Mission of mankind!