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Coal and Noah’s Flood

Coal Formation

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Part 3



This is Ken Ham, and our life-size Noah’s Ark is open in Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati.


All over the world, there are massive deposits of coal. Now this week, we learned that it doesn't take millions of years to make coal. It is the result of Noah’s Flood burying huge amounts of vegetation under miles of sediment. But where did all this vegetation come from?

There aren’t enough plants on the earth today to produce all our coal. But the fossil record shows us that the world before the Flood was nothing like our world now. Plants once thrived in places like Antarctica. Plants and animals that are extinct today likely belonged to a huge floating forest on the ocean’s surface.

There was more than enough vegetation before the Flood to produce all the coal that we have today.

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