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Megasequences Could Only Be Created By A Global Flood
In the 1960s, using the cores from oil drilling, geologists determined that there were four megasequences of sediment, at times thousands of feet thick, spanning the North American continent. Since then they have determined there are six megasequences, some of which span multiple continents (transcontinental rock layers), and even go around the world.
What is a Megasequence?
A megasequence is a group of sedimentary rock layers that have flat, eroded surfaces at their tops and bottoms. These are called unconformities. The layers of sediment within a megasequence is characterized by the grains making up the sequence becoming smaller and smaller the higher up they are. There expected sorting is: rocks (conglomerate) at the bottom, then sand, shale and this all is sometimes topped by limestone. But, this idealized arrangement is rarely seen.
How do secular geologists explain megasequences?
In the video the Saul Megasequence was mentioned. Here is how it's formation is explained:
"At its peak, most of North America was covered by the shallow Sauk Sea, save for parts of the Canadian Shield and the islands of the Transcontinental Arch. The stratigraphy of the Sauk sequence indicates shallow-water deposition, primarily consisting of well-sorted sandstones and clastic carbonates. A marine regression ended the Sauk sequence early in the Ordovician." - Wikkipedia, January 26, 2020 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauk_sequence
Note that they simply call it a sequence and do not mention that it extends into Africa (and possibly other continents - research is ongoing). In Africa these sediments layers are given a different name. However, geological and chemical analysis reveal that the sediments in Africa are exactly the same as those in North America, including having the same source. Giving them a different name, which is common, does not mean they are different.
They say these sedimentary deposits resulted from a shallow sea that covered most of North America. And that is what I was taught in high school decades ago. But, a shallow sea does not match the evidence. Not even close. Notice that the description includes: "well-sorted sandstones and clastic carbonates." Sorting by size does not occur in a shallow sea over millions of years. As was seen at Mt. St. Helens, sorting results from moving water over a short time period. The amount and depth of the water can be determined by examining the sorting and crossbedding of the sediment. Crossbedding results from giant sand ripples created by flowing water. Based on the evidence the Sauk Megasequence was laid down by water over 600 feet deep, and moving at between 2 and 3.5 mph. Not a shallow sea at all. The large boulders in the conglomerate at the bottom indicate that the timespan was short... days, not millions of years. (The boulders had to have been moved and buried over a short time span.)
The evidences we see in megasequences is that there was a catastrophic, global flood, that took place over a short time span.
Grappling with Megasequences (ICR)
A Deeper Understanding of the Flood—A Complex Geologic Puzzle (AIG)
Transcontinental Rock Layers (AIG)
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Photo by: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz) - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Canyon_Village_09_2017_5212.jpg
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.