It seems to me that one major stumbling block to someone's trying to decide if Creation or Evolution is closer to the truth, is the presence all over the earth of sedimentary rocks. More specifically, the strata (layers) of these rocks are used by supporters of both viewpoints to bolster their claims. Is there some way to decide if Creation or Evolution makes the best use of the evidence?
It is apparent to the most casual observer that the rock strata were probably deposited by the settling of rock or soil particles out of a liquid suspension. That liquid was most certainly water. But the question remains: Was the deposition slow, over a long period of time; or was it fast, in a relatively short period of time? This is an important question. If we could know with a high degree of certainty that the deposition was slow or fast, our determination of whether Evolution or Creation is closer to being correct would be much facilitated.
Evolutionists want us to think that the deposition of rock particles was slow and steady, over eons and eons of time. There are some major problems with this supposition, however:
- There are numerous places on the earth where other structures or objects occupy space in multiple layers. These objects include trees. Trees would not survive over millions of years, waiting for the sediments to cover them.
- Fossils are ubiquitous on the earth, in the strata. Fossils would probably not exist today if the deposition of the particles that contain the fossils had been very slow. They would, rather, have decayed before they could have been completely covered.
- There are many places where the supposed Evolutionary "ages" seem to be reversed. That is, the strata are in the "wrong" order in many places on the earth. Some of these reversed strata are hundreds of square miles in horizontal extent.
But these very same strata can be seen as evidence of their having been deposited quickly. In fact, the problems that I mentioned just above, are no longer problems if you take the approach that many or most layers of sedimentary rock were deposited quickly.
Where do we see layers of soil and particles deposited quickly? In floods!
Hang in there with me for a few more moments. You're probably asking, "What do floods have to do with this discussion?" The answer has several parts:
- Quick deposition would argue effectively against the eons of supposed time that the Evolutionists require for their theory.
- If a flood deposited the sedimentary layers, it just might have been the global flood of Noah's day.
- If the flood were Noah's flood, it would argue powerfully that the rest of Genesis, especially the first three chapters, is also true.
We have thus arrived at these astounding possible conclusions:
- A worldwide flood most likely deposited the rock strata that we see today.
- The earth is probably not as old as the Evolutionists would have you think.
- The Creation account of Genesis just might be true!