The Flood and Rock Layers

Photo by Olivier

on November 21, 2016

4,300 years ago

Since the Flood of Noah’s day covered the entire world, we might also expect to find huge layers of mud and different types of sediment that have since hardened into rock. And this is exactly what we find!

In the United States, enormous layers of limestone and sandstone stretch thousands of miles across the entire U.S. and into Canada and even into England!

Some people suggest that rock layers need millions of years to form, but scientific observations have shown that layers can form in short time periods under the right conditions. For example, when the volcano Mount St. Helens exploded in 1980, 25 feet of layers of sediment were deposited in just three hours and are now rock hard.

Many of the large, earth-covering rock layers we find today were laid down during the Flood of Noah’s day just 4,300 years ago!

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