Flood Geology and the Ark

Flood Geology | Flood geology is an interesting study. Many of you are familiar with Noah’s ark. #creation #homeschool #creationgeologyFlood Geology and the Ark

By Felice Gerwitz ©Media Angels, Inc.

Flood Geology is an interesting study. Many of the ideas in this article come from the Creation Science series, published by Media Angels. Many of you are familiar with Noah’s ark. Possibly, the image that comes to mind is the cute tub shaped boat, with smiling animals, the typical giraffe poking out his head, and of course, a radiant Noah and Mrs. Noah. This drawing has hung on many a child’s bedroom walls, including my own. In fact, some scientists believe that this cute little depiction has been detrimental to the Biblical account. The true purpose for the flood was punishment to the world that had turned its back on God. Man, who was created in the image and likeness of God, had instead chosen evil. The sentence was death, destruction, and despair…except for those in the haven, of the ark, which housed two of each animal and six humans that God, entrusted to carry on the population of the world.

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In Genesis 9:15 and in Genesis 9:11 scripture states, “And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” We all know that it does flood in various parts of the earth. We know God does not lie, which brings us to the conclusion that the flood referred to is Noah’s Flood. Many have speculated that there were many floods. Yet, God promised never to flood the world again. Moreover, God has stood by His Word. There has never again been a worldwide flood.

The Biblical account of Noah’s Flood is one of the most well-known stories in the history of man. There are over 200 “flood legends.” Unfortunately, many consider this story a fairy tale. Those of us who believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God; know the worldwide Flood did happen. We also believe that if we do not heed the Word of God, history will again repeat, even if not with a flood. Why do people have a hard time believing?

Evolutionists do a very good job at speculating, and then propagating their theory as fact. One such erosion to the truth is the theory of uniformitarianism. This theory teaches the slow, uniform erosion process, going on today, is the same as in the past and has spawned the saying, the “present is the key to the past.” Evolutionists believe the Flood account had to be dispelled at all costs because of the ties to the Bible. Slow erosion processes replaced the single cataclysm of the Flood. In fact, it was this belief that opened the door and the success of Darwinism to yet another generation.

The Greeks remembered Noah as Nereus, “The Wet One,” and as “The Old Man of the Sea”.  The epic story of Gilgamesh found in the library of Nineveh contains a universal flood story. 2 Peter 2:5 states, “And [God] spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” The difficulty lies in observing the same evidence with different eyes. Creationists look at the scientific evidence with the Bible as a foundation whereas secularists look at the world with an anti-biblical mindset. We must arm our children with the truth.

In my years of homeschooling, and counseling countless parents, I have found, to my dismay that the number one reason children leave their faith is due to a belief in evolutionary principals. How does this happen? Many children cannot clearly refute evolutionary beliefs with scientific evidence, yet evidence does exist.

Creation geology flies in the face of the teaching of uniformitarianism, and the rocks err on the side of a Creator God and the destructive forces of the Flood. The Flood was more than just forty days and forty nights of rain. It was the cataclysmic rendering of the earth; spewing volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricane force winds, mudslides, rapid erosion, and the splitting apart of the continents. The waters abated approximately after a year when the ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat. This area is highly protected to this day from trespassers with threat of death to anyone caught and persecuted. Why is there fear that the ark might be found? Because it would be evidence that the Biblical account is true. As believers, we do not need evidence, 2 Corinthians 4:18 states: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Even so, we must educate and equip our children to refute evolutionary thought. The world is not kind and we know there is an attempt to capture the hearts and minds of our children. In fact, that is the reason we homeschool. Do not let a fear of not understanding the science of creation hold you back. When Jill Whitlock, a Creation Scientist, and homeschool mom approached me in 1994, she shared her conversion from atheism and evolutionary thought. The information was so compelling I asked her to form an outline that turned into a four book series. For over a decade, we have armed parents with the information, explained in layman terms.

Flood Geology Points to Consider – Here are some points to consider:

  1. Evidence of a worldwide catastrophe
  2. Geologic evidence to support The Flood
  3. Paleontology that confirms that creatures were rapidly buried
  4. Living Fossils
  5. Oil, Coal and Flood Geology

Catastrophic Evidence:

The Earth’s surface reveals catastrophic geologic processes that appear in crisscross patterns. These rigid blocks called plates have divided the surface of the earth. The continents appear to have fit neatly together at one time, known as Pangaea. These plates have moved great distances apart due to some type of catastrophe. We believe the Flood played a pivotal roll in breaking apart and causing the movement of these plates. Plate tectonics is the study of the earth’s movements. Today the movement is slow, but this was not so in the past. Some creationists refer to the splitting apart of the continents, as Continental Sprint.

Flood Geology – Geologic Evidence

The existence of layers of strata formed by rapidly laid sediment is evident throughout the world. Each layer of rock was deposited in rapid succession. We see folding and faulting of granite once in a liquefied state in order to bend without breaking. Traveling on mountain roads through huge slabs of hewn stone, we see layer upon layer of sediment in different colors, thicknesses, and textures. This sediment traveled at speeds rivaling the fastest hurricanes before coming to rest, causing massive erosion.

Fossils found in specific layers of sedimentary rock are based on geologic ages. Sedimentary rock ages are based upon the fossils found in the rock. Do you see the dilemma? This is called circular reasoning. The fossils were rapidly buried, or they would have deteriorated. All we know conclusively about the fossilized creature is that it is dead. Scientists cannot prove fossils lived billions of years ago; there is a pre-supposition formed in evolutionary thought that taints scientific reason.

Rapidly Buried Creatures

Rapidly buried creatures are evident in the fossil record, worldwide. These fossil-bearing rocks show that various groups are found, not because of evolutionary stages of development, but due to the assembly of these creatures in their natural habitat. Fossils require an ideal environment to be preserved, which is why there are rare examples of human fossils. Marine fossils deposited by the Flood are found on virtually all mountaintops including Mt. Everest. There is no explanation for this phenomenon in the slow, gradual processes of evolutionary belief. The only reason to think that various types of fossils represent different ages is the assumption of evolution. Evolution has not produced animals that have evolved from simple to complex, despite what the media tells you.

Flood Geology – Living Fossils

This term originates from the discovery of still living plants, animals, insects, and microscopic organisms closely resembling the species previously considered extinct. A quick example of this is the horseshoe crab, found in fossilized records and given the tag of millions of years. Horseshoe crabs wash up on beach shores today; I have found them.

Flood Geology – Oil and Coal

My co-author, Jill was a oil and well geologist, schooled in secularism. She explained that her scientific findings, once becoming a Christian and creationist made much more sense with a Biblical mindset. For example, she could not explain the extreme pressure found in rock when drilling for oil. If the earth was billions of years old, the pressures within the rock reservoirs (where oil is found) should reach equilibrium with the rock surrounding it in about 10,000 years. This is not the case and is perfectly understandable with a young earth model.

As Christians, we should be vigilant in the teaching of the creation model with evolution to show a contrast and comparison. God’s story, the Bible always points to the truth. This generation of children we are training must be armed with the knowledge to refute the tactics of evolutionary science. I am happy form my small part of this revolution.

Felice Gerwitz teamed with Creation Scientist Jill Whitlock to write this series of Creation Study Guides. Jill was a Creation Geologist and spent years as an atheist and Oil and Well Geologist before finding the Lord. She studied the differences in evolutionary theory with Creation and spent ten years learning before meeting Felice Gerwitz in 1994. Felice is an educator (BA in Elementary Education) and Jill was a Scientist and together as homeschool moms, they brought their education and knowledge together in these books.

All four books in the series, as well as the activity packs, have been featured in Cathy Duffy’s book, “Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum.”

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Originally Published in Homeschooling Today Magazine

 

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