Message 317 of 320 (635586)
09-29-2011 10:05 PM
I had very little to say in the debate as I usually don't debate the flood.
There is no way the 5 miles of rock that covers fossile fuels, oil in particular could be produced and deposited on the earth during a 1 year flood, and any life form exist.
So no, all creationsist do not believe that the flood produced the events that most YEC'S believe it did.
I personally do not believe it produced any more than is produced at the Bay of Fundy 2 times a day as the water rises and falls 55 feet every day and you can hardly tell it was there.
The Bible says the highest point was covered with 15 cubits of water. Using the largest cubit known that would be less than 30 feet.
Since there was only one mass of land at that time it could have all been 1 foot above sea level and the highest point could have been 3 feet above sea level. If the ark was built on the highest point on the land mass it did not even have to float as the door was over 35 feet from the ground.
Since the water came from all sides of the land mass as well as from the atmosphere and had 40 days to cover the highest point by less than 30 feet in 40 days.
The Bay of Fundy rises 55 feet in 6 hours.
So without the violent eruptions put forth by the YEC'S there would not be all the layers of sediment being preached in most of the flood threads here at EvC.
But if the Bay of Fundy can rise 55 feet in 6 hours and then fall 55 feet in 6 hours and you can't see everything washed away, why would anyone assume that if the water rose a few hundred feet in 40 days it would leave any sign that it did so?
Moose thinks it took a very long process for the layers of Earth to be formed, I agree with that statement.
The difference is that I think it took a few trillion years longer than he and everyone else does.
But for the vegetation and life forms to be formed and die and then be covered by miles of rock to produce the trillions of barrels of oil underground took a very long time.
That would take enough material to cover the vegetation and life forms by from 1 mile to 5 miles with rock.
So no, the flood spoken of in Genesis did not produce all that material.
Maybe one day we can discuss exactly what the Bible says about the flood. The problem with that is everyone here has already made up their mind what they believe the Bible says about the event.
"John 5:39 (KJS) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."