Polystrate Fossils & Petrified Wood

“And the waters receded continually from the earth.  At the end of the one hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.” – Genesis 8: 3

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1. The Global Flood was clearly an enormous upheaval on the Earth’s surface

2. The expression “the waters receded continually” is the closest we have to understanding what is taking place with the water on the earth until it starts to recede

  • The continual receding in Hebrew is an expression that conveys an idea of a constant series of going to and fro (it’s a cyclical pattern of intensity) 1

3. The amazing thing, is that we find all over the globe within the rock strata, this evidence of “Transgression and Recession” –

  • Water is rising (i.e., racing in) and receding (i.e., racing out) continually over the course of the Flood 2

4. Such turmoil created enormous Mud and Sediment Tidal Waves

  • This resulted in the layers upon layers of Stratified Sedimentary Rock seen in the world today 3

 

Notes:

  1. Speech given by John Morris from the Institute for Creation Research given at the Associates for Biblical Research Annual Dinner – April 19, 2012, http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H7725&t=KJV
  2. http://www.geology2.pitt.edu/GeoSites/transgressions_and_regressions.htmhttp://www.enotes.com/marine-transgression-marine-regression-reference/marine-transgression-marine-regression
  3. Speech given by John Morris from the Institute for Creation Research given at the Associates for Biblical Research Annual Dinner – April 19, 2012, http://www.icr.org/article/sedimentary-structure-shows-young-earth/