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Marine Fossils Show There Had To Be A Global Flood
Marine fossils are found everywhere. On every continent and from sea level (and under the sea) to the top of Mt. Everest. It is often the case that the fossils of land animals are found mixed with marine fossils. Such universal coverage could only be accomplished by a universal (global) flood.
Water is required to form fossils
Animals that die on land are quickly scavenged, consumed by bacteria, and destroyed by weather. For a fossil to form it must be quickly buried, and that most often is accomplished by water carrying sediment. Fossils can also be created as the result of volcanic ash, being frozen in ice, or caught in amber. But, the most common mechanism is for animals to be buried in sediment and fossilized. So, of course, land animal fossils are often found with marine fossils. The marine animals would have been living in the water. BUT, that still does not explain why marine fossils are found everywhere, and it does not explain the source of the huge amounts of sediment that would be required to quickly bury some animals... such as a sauropod dinosaur (aka long neck dinosaur).
Sauropods reached 115 feet in height and weighed over 70 tons. Imagine one of them dying, falling over, and laying on it's side. A mountain a flesh twenty feet high. How is that animal going to be quickly buried, deep enough so it won't be scavenged? That takes some very deep water loaded with sediment... such as what would have been common in a global flood.
Was the water really deeper than Mt. Everest?
No, it was not. At the time of the flood Mt. Everest was not the mountain it is now. The evidence points to runaway subduction starting when the fountains of the deep opened. For example, when looking deep into the earth's mantle today we see huge masses of cold crust material. If subduction were happening slowly, as it is today, they should not be there. Subducted crust material would have been melted. But, if the crust was being subducted rapidly, the "chunks" of crust going into the mantle would be physically so large that they could not be melted quickly. And that is what we see. What appears to have happened during the flood is that the land sank lower and the ocean floor raised up, as massive sections of crust were subducted. This also caused the continents to break apart and move relatively quickly. After the flood the continents continued to move (but slowing down), and India "smashed" into Asia causing the Himalayas, and Mt. Everest to form. The entire earth was covered with sediment and marine fossils from the flood, and this material was raised up to form the Himalaya Mountains, resulting in marine fossils at the top of Mt. Everest.
The Scorpion Fossil In The Video
The video mentions that a scorpion, that had lungs, was found with marine fossils. It shows a Wall Street Journal article in the background. The article states that the scorpion shows evolution developing creatures that will live on land. They say the scorpion's ancestors must have lived in the water, but they have now evolved lungs. The fossil scorpion was still living in the water (because it was buried with marine fossils), but it was about ready to step onto land and breath with it's lungs. This scorpion was hailed as one of the first to move from the water onto the land! Do you see the twisted, convoluted thinking evolution leads to? On the other hand this is exactly what we'd expect to see as the result of a global flood. Creatures with lungs fossilized next to marine creatures.
Why are clam fossils evidence for a global flood?
When clams die their shells open. For a clam shell to be closed requires effort on the part of the clam. If you take a walk on the beach (I live about 300 yards from the Pacific Ocean), you will only find open clam (bi-valve) shells. Also, clams are very good diggers. If they should be buried deeper than they'd prefer to be, they can quickly dig their way out of whatever buried them. That's why river flooding today, carrying tons of sediment into the ocean, does not result in fossilized clams. They can dig their way up, out of the mud.
But nearly every fossilized clam shell we find is either closed, or smashed to pieces. It is very rare to find just half of a fossil clam shell. And this is a world-wide phenomena. It is not localized. What does that tell us? Clams everywhere in the world, during the same time period, were so quickly and deeply buried that they were not able to dig their way out of the accumulating sediment. They died in their closed shells, buried such that the shells could not open. What could do that? Not a local flood. Not even a regional flood. The Mt. St. Helens eruption and mud flows did not do that. The only thing that could do this is a global flood.
The Bible records that at the time of Noah the world was so wicked and evil that even the thoughts of every person (except Noah) were continually turned to evil. People today often ask me, "Why does God allow evil to continue?" In Noah's day the world became so evil that God could not allow it to continue. And the just punishment for sin (evil) is death. So God used a global flood as the means of destroying evil. BUT, He also provided a way for people to be saved. For 100 years Noah preached righteousness, calling people to turn from their wicked ways. They didn't listen. They could have walked through the door of the ark and been saved, but instead they ridiculed Noah.
We have the same situation today. People ask, "Why does God allow evil to continue?" The answer is the same as in Noah's day: the time is coming when God will destroy all that is evil. And everyone has the same choice as the people in Noah's day had. They can go through the door (Jesus Christ) and be saved, or they can die when God's judgment falls on humanity (and evil is destroyed).
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THE GOOD NEWS
Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?
All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:
Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:
Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?
You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...
Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.