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Two Theories - Two Sets of Predictions
One test of the truth of a scientific theory is, how well does what it predicts match reality? Let's apply that test to the two possibilities for the source of all the sedimentary layers that exist around the world. Sedimentary rocks are, by far, the most common types of rocks and the cover the entire earth. The question is, where did they come from?
Theory One: Inland Sea
The first theory proposes that the continents have sunk and risen multiple times over spans of millions of years. For example, it is thought that the North American continent slowly sank, allowing the ocean to cover the land with a shallow sea in the middle section of North America, and then slowly rose again with the water draining off. Each time the North American continent was covered by the sea, sediment would accumulate to create the sedimentary rock layers we see today. The land would then rise up and be dry land for millions of years until the continent sank once again. This was repeated six times.
What would we expect to see? The result of this would be layers of sediment that would be exposed as dry land for millions of years before the continent sank again and more sediment accumulated. The exposed land would be eroded by wind and water, creating an uneven surface (valleys, hills and mountains). In addition, the erosion would create soil which would accumulate on the surface. What we should observe are uneven surfaces on the tops of each major sequence of sediment, with accumulations of soil.
Theory Two: A Single Global Flood
The second theory proposes a global flood as described in the Bible. Most of the water for the flood is described as coming from the fountains of the deep opening up. These would be huge cracks in the earth's crust (for example the mid-Atlantic ridge) releasing massive amounts of water. The water rose for 150 days, accompanied by volcanoes and earthquakes caused by the fountains of the deep opening. The result would tsunamis and mega-tsunamis sweeping across the land as the water levels rose.
What would we expect to see? The result would be layers of sediment that were quickly laid down. We would expect to see layer after layer of sediment, with no evidence of erosion or soil build-up between the layers. Except for places where there was folding or uplift, the boundaries between sediment layers, and between megasequences would be essentially flat.
What Is Observed?
We have two theories and the logical predictions each would make. What do we observe? The layers of sediment, as well as the megasequences, are stacked one on top of the other, with flat boundaries, just like a stack of pancakes, with no evidence of soil between the layers. The observable evidence strongly supports a global flood as described in the Bible.
Scientist estimate that between 40 and 70 tons of meteorites fall on the earth every year. Most are micrometeorites, too small to be noticed. But they accumulate on the surface and can be detected. If the continent was "bobbing" up and down as described in first theory, when the land was exposed (for millions of years) meteorite dust would accumulate. We see this happening today. If there was a global flood, there would be no meteorite "dust" between the sediment layers. What is observed? There is no meteorite dust between sediment layers.
No Slow and Gradual Erosion (AIG)
‘Flat Gaps’ in Sedimentary Rock Layers Challenge Long Geologic Ages (CIM)
Lateral Layers of Geologic Strata (ICR)
YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE
What you believe does not determine reality nor truth. That would make you god. But you ARE NOT god. You don't control the universe. You cannot change reality. Let's try an experiment. At about midnight stand in the middle of the road just around a corner where it is hard to be seen... at night, wearing all black. When headlights start lighting up the curve, just believe that whatever is coming does not exist. Stand firm, if you don't believe a vehicle is coming, then nothing is coming. You are perfectly safe... until reality hits.
You are now standing before Jesus. You are dead. It's judgment day. You don't want to believe it's Jesus and you will be judged. But it is. That's reality.
Judgment only takes a moment, the verdict is obvious, and you know it is correct. You are guilty. You've lied, stolen and sexually lusted after others (Matthew 5:28)... you have disobeyed God. Trusting Jesus is the only answer, but it's too late. You had your last chance just before you died.
You know it's no use to protest, but still you scream out, 'I didn't know!'
But you did know. All of creation declared God's glory, His invisible attributes, and His power. You have no excuse. You willingly rejected Jesus Christ (God).
Is this you? Are you saying, 'Hell isn't so bad, I'll be with my friends.' You know that's not true. There are no friends in hell. No beer... not even water to cool your lips. There is NOTHING good in hell.
So I beg you, consider these words. Trust Jesus as having paid your penalty for every way you've have rejected God. Trust Jeus to save you from hell and bring you into the presense of God.
Trust Jesus. Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. - Acts 16:31