Extrapolating backward in time has the potential for serious errors. Doing so exaggerates erroneous information.
Today’s “10 Best Evidences from Science That Confirm a Young Earth” reveals:
#9 Very Little Salt in the Sea
“If the world’s oceans have been around for three billion years as evolutionists believe, they [the oceans, not the evolutionists] should be filled with vastly more salt than oceans contain today. Every year, rivers, glaciers, underground seepage, and atmospheric and volcanic dust dump large amounts of salts into the oceans. Consider the influx of the predominant salt, sodium chloride (common table salt). Some 458 million tons of sodium mixes into ocean water each year, but only 122 million tons (27%) is removed by other natural processes.
If seawater originally contain no sodium (salt) and the sodium accumulated at today’s rates, then today’s ocean saltiness would be reached in only 42 million years–only about 1/70 the three billion years evolutionists propose. But, those assumptions fail to take into account the likelihood that God created a saltwater ocean for all the sea creatures he made on day five. Also, the year-long global flood cataclysm must have dumped an unprecedented amount of salt into the ocean through erosion, sedimentation, and volcanism. So, today’s ocean saltiness makes much better sense within the biblical timescale of about 6,000 [to 8,000] years.”
Tomorrow, we finish our study of the 10 best evidences. Of course, there are hundreds of evidences with many that could be considered in the top 10. These were chosen because of their testability. What differs between evolutionists and creationists is our viewpoint, or, our worldview. The problem comes when all the evidence points to a young earth. Our best verse to remember when conversing with someone with whom we disagree is:
6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 (notice the “salt” reference)
Abba, may we always be like You in our conversations. You are patient and kind, therefore we work hard to be patient and kind, also. Just like You, we are not wanting anyone to perish, but for them to come to a saving knowledge of You. May we be just like You, Abba. Amen.