The Origin of Oil


Part 2



This is Ken Ham, and our 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark, is located in Northern Kentucky.


We find oil in many rock layers around the world. Now, one of the chemicals found in oil is “porphyrin.” It breaks down quickly around heat or oxygen. This means the vegetation that makes oil had to have been buried very quickly, before the porphyrin could break down.

Now, there’re very few environments today where that happens. Certainly not enough to explain the vast oil reserves we have today! Something different had to happen in the past.

And that was the global flood of Noah’s day. It rapidly buried massive amounts of vegetation, which turned to oil. It didn’t take millions of years.

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