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Frank Sherwin, MA
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Psalm 77:19
Scripture references to oceans Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Job 38:8-11
Ocean Origin? Secular science does not know where the oceans came from – The origin of the water in the oceans is unclear. – the University of New South Wales School of Environmental Sciences
Ocean Origin? There are several theories about the origin of the seas, but no single theory explains all aspects of this puzzle. - Herbert Swenson US Geological Survey Publication
Water... from space? For decades many planetary scientists speculated that water for the oceans came from a rain of comets (so to speak) over millions of years But further research (a 1999 Caltech study) threw a wet blanket on this idea.
Early Earth: Cold vs. Hot According to evolution, Earth began as a molten rock with no water. This is speculation only (no one was there to observe and take notes). Scripture teaches Earth began as a non- molten planet covered with water (Genesis1:2) - we have the word of One who was there and left us a written record.
The Age Of The Earth What will the Christian listen to – Secular science or Scripture?
Geologic Ages Scripture says not a word in regard to this secular philosophy
Billions of years old? The Lord Jesus was a young-earth creationist He was there at The Beginning (John1) and taught that men and women were made essentially at the same time as the cosmos itself - from the beginning (Mark10:6). (See also Luke11:50 & John 8:44)
Since The World Began......God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:21
World-wide Young Earth Indicators The Oceans The Continents The Sea-floor The Atmosphere
What about radiometric dating? Christians need to remember that calculations (e.g. U decaying to Pb) leading to billions of years are based on the arbitrary assumption of uniformitarianism, which is not only unprovable, but contrary to Scripture (see II Peter 3:3-6).
Invertebrates – animals without a backbone A vast majority of creatures of the seas are those without a backbone and include: corals, sea slugs, worms, brachiopods, jellies, sea stars, clams, and arthropods (the phylum Arthropoda is the largest group of animals on Earth - according to S.J. Gould).
Crustaceans The most familiar of the arthropods are crabs and lobsters which belong to the group called the crustaceans. Where did they come from? Evolutionists do not know
Arthropod origin? As Darwin noted in the Origin of Species, the abrupt emergence of arthropods in the fossil record during the Cambrian presents a problem for evolutionary biology. There are no obvious simpler or intermediate forms – either living or in the fossil record – that show convincingly how modern arthropods evolved from worm-like ancestors. Consequently there has been a wealth of speculation and contention about relationships between the arthropod lineages. Osorio, Daniel, Jonathan P. Bacon, and Paul M. Whitington The evolution of arthropod nervous systems. American Scientists, May-Jun
Fish origin? Yet the transition from spineless invertebrates to the first backboned fishes is still shrouded in mystery, and many theories abound... Long, John A The Rise of Fishes. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 30
Gibbons, J. Whitfield Whale. Comptons Interactive Encyclopedia 2000 [CD-Rom]. Available: The Learning Company, Inc. File: Comptons Interactive Encyclopedia. Path: Word search/Evolutionary origin of the whales. Origin of whales?...the evolutionary origin of whales remains controversial among zoologists.
Living fossils A living Jurassic shrimp (Neoglyphea caledonica) was recently discovered alive & well in the Coral Sea. Evolutionists thought the shrimp was extinct for 50 million years !
Solid answers to the 20 most asked questions about Genesis and science.
Tsunamis: the power of water unleashed
The Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004 A magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook the Sunda Trench area the day after Christmas The seafloor opened an area the length and half the width of California (1,200 kilometer-long rupture) Energy released was equivalent to about 100 Hiroshima-magnitude atomic bombs
Past tsunami evidence We can observe wash marks on the shore and indirectly in the form of large landslides, scarps (a line of cliffs formed by faulting) and debris piles lying on the deep ocean floor.
Mexicos Yucatan peninsula One of the largest landslide-generated tsunamis yet proposed occurred when the entire continental shelf surrounding the Gulf of Mexico region gave way, and produced 200-meter-plus tsunamis across that region. The trigger? Possibly the Chicxulub (extraterrestrial) impact on Mexicos Yucatan peninsula.
So, evolutionists do believe in a world-wide catastrophe! Both creation scientists and evolutionists agree – there was a global catastrophic event in the past. Supposedly, 65 million years ago a huge meteorite struck a peninsula off the coast of Mexicos Yucatan peninsula. This was so devastating that it caused the world-wide extinction of the dinosaurs.
Landslide-generated waves Underwater mapping of an area off the Hawaiian coast reveals extensive landslide debris that mantles the Hawaiian Ridge 5 times greater than the area of the Hawaiian Islands themselves. The mapping project shows a lumpy appearance to the deposits strikingly similar to that left by the 1980 Mount St. Helens landslide – only 1000 times larger.
Landslide-generated waves These landslides traveled at underwater speeds of 100 km/hr and unquestionably caused monstrous tsunamis. How big were they? Basalt cobles & reef debris are found 375 m above present sea level on the island of Lanai. Similar landslide debris offshore from both New Jersey & Oregon testify to past tsunamis.
Catastrophic geology – a respected scientific field Unlike decades ago, many secular scientists today have a respect for catastrophic processes in geology. Examples include: *oilfield geologists in the Gulf region *those who study Grand Canyon *anyone involved in volcanology
The book that started the modern creation movement
Catastrophic geology – a re-emerging and respected scientific field
The Genesis Flood Genesis chapters 6–9 clearly teaches a flood of world-wide extent. A simple reading of these chapters leads the reader to conclude that God had Noah prepare an ark to withstand a devastating, cataclysmic event. Indeed, there are at least 30 statements of the universal character of the Flood and its effects in Genesis
Noahs Flood: punishment for sin And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:13
All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. Genesis 7:22-23 Noahs Flood: punishment for sin
Jesus is the Ark of Salvation Just as there was but a single door on the ark - and one had to enter Gods protection by willingly walking through this door – one may only enter into Gods peace and protection by going through Christ (John 14:6).
The Genesis Flood Just how much water is on the Earth?
The Great Flood of Noahs day The floodgates of heaven The fountains of the great deep Genesis 7:11 Rapid deposition on a regional scale
2 Peter 3:5–6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
Promise of no more floods Many local, even regional floods since Noahs Flood. If Noahs Flood was local, God broke His promise.
Mountain ranges All the worlds great mountain ranges show evidence of earlier higher water levels. These evidences give a clear picture of a post-Flood world in the process of emerging from a recent global cataclysm. Indeed, even Mt. Everest has sea shells on the summit!
Wheres the salt? Every year 450 million tons of sodium is dumped into the oceans. Only 27% manages to get back out each year. The remainder stays to accumulate–year after year. We would have the present amount in just 42 million years–far short of the 3 billion years taught by evolutionists.