"For this they are willingly 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."
2 PETER 3:5-6
Man's sin marred God's perfect world, and not so long after the Creation week judgment came in the form of a flood. A global catastrophe. And yet, this story is high on the myth list in today's world.
The evidence for this tragedy is so obvious, many people miss it.
Actually, I have found that most people think it takes millions of years to make a fossil. This is because they're so indoctrinated by evolutionary ideas. I have an evolutionist's book that explains to me how fish fossils form, for instance. They have a picture of a fish in a pond, and then the fish dies, and then it sinks to the bottom, and slowly over long periods of time it's covered by mud, and then it turns into a fish fossil.
However, there are billions of fish fossils in the earth and they're beautifully preserved. Many of them indicate the fish hadn't rotted at all. If you observe what happens when a fish dies, for instance (I don't recommend this), if you put some cyanide in your aquarium, you'll notice that the fish usually don't sink, they float.
And then, when they start to sink, they're rotting and falling apart. This process would not result in beautifully formed fish fossils like the ones we observe in the earth today. No, these must have been formed quickly, catastrophically.
I like to show people my favorite fossil. It's actually a fossil hat---a petrified hat. A miner left this soft hat in a mine in Australia and when they came back 50 years later, they found it wasn't a soft hat anymore, it was a hard had---it had petrified! And that certainly didn't take millions of years.
Noah's flood catastrophically buried billions of creatures that turned into fossils.
Family: It's not a popular subject today, but sin is followed by judgment. That can come in the form of parental punishment over a broken window. And it most assuredly came in the form of Noah's flood, when God had had enough of people who didn't love Him. The world tells us the lie that following Jesus is hard, but really, not following Him is the hard part.
Prayer: Father, when someone I know laughs at the idea of Noah's ark and flood, help me use that as an opportunity to witness about judgment and salvation. Amen.
~ AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD - Reflections of God's Handiwork
by Ken Ham