Posts tagged ‘mud’

January 9, 2013

Flood Damage

by pastortimfowler

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Chapter 6 of Genesis is the beginning of the most popular story in the Bible, next to Christmas and Easter. It is the story of Noah and theĀ ark that saved his family from the great flood. It has taken on the status of great fairy tale rather than historical literature. We live in a day where science feels it must disprove the Bible and comes up with some things that are as difficult to believe as the miraculous stories that fascinated us as children. We are told of past catastrophes that wiped out most life on the planet, and are told of future events that will do it again and we are to tremble in awe of the stories. Yet, we are told of a God that judges the world with catastrophic events and we are told that we are fools for believing them. Again I will rely on facts and common sense, as well as my belief that the Bible is accurate to argue my point.
I scuba dive as a hobby. We often dive in what is known as black water in rivers that host alligators and bull sharks in search of fossils. The Megalodon shark is an extinct giant shark that used to rule the oceans. We find their 4-7 inch teeth in the bottom of the river right next to civil war relics. Many say that they are there due to erosion, and the fact that the oceans used to cover so much more of the earth. I think these massive sharks came inland during the flood in search of easy meals of drowned dinosaurs and other large animals. That would explain how the sharks quickly died when the waters receded like the Bible describes, stranding them so far from the oceans that would normally support them. It would also explain the mastodon tusk and teeth and bones that we find, many with gashes from what looks like sharp teeth. These same teeth have been found in the deserts as far inland as Utah and some even in mountainous regions.
Dinosaurs are not hard to explain. I was told by a scientist that reptiles continue to grow as long as they are alive. Lizards come in many different shapes and sizes, most well under a foot long. But there are a few, like alligators and crocs, who grow to be nearly 20 feet long. Those extremely large reptiles are close to 100 years old. Geckos, they rarely live longer than 10 years and don’t grow to be more than a foot long. So if humans in that day lived 900 years, what would happen if dinosaurs lived that long?
Fossils are interesting scientific anomalies. Something organic is transformed into something similar to a rock. This requires something to quickly cover and encase the object. If we are to believe that an asteroid hit and killed off everything, we must account for something the size of a Brontosaurus being covered very quickly and its bone preserved. That would mean that nearly 40 feet or so of sediment all over the earth falling in a constant pattern.
A massive flood would definitely have that effect. Years ago we had a flood that put 2 feet of water in our downstairs and there was at least a half-inch of mud on the flood when the water went away. A flood the scope of the one described in Noah’s day would easily cover the largest of animal or its bones with mud. I know that some will argue that over millions of years things get buried very deep, but in less that a year, it is hard to find anything left of an animal that dies in the woods. Bacteria and worms do a great job of cleaning things up.
I know that this is not pure science and that there is some opinion in here, but it is a blog, not a scientific dissertation. All I want to say is that for people who believe the Bible and those who don’t, there are other logical explanations for fossils and Noah’s flood is a good one.
One last thing. Next time you are flying over the earth in a plane, especially over land, look out the window and notice the way the earth shows signs of a great flood. It is the same patterns that scientists claim to give evidence of water on Mars at on time. This Earth shows lots of evidence of flood damage.

March 9, 2011

Complaining about the mud.

by pastortimfowler

My old pastor once told me that if you prayed for rain, you should not complain about the mud. But I hate the mud. Mud ruins your carpet, your shoes, your ability to let the dogs use the doggy door all day, it just messes things up.
In the Old Testament book of 1Kings, chapter 17, Elijah the prophet said it would not rain for 7 years and it didn’t. Can you imagine 7 years with no rain. You go 7 weeks around here with no rain and people start freaking out. They did not have water systems back then like we do today that can bring water from miles away they had to depend on what fell from the sky and that was about it. 7 years with no rain would cause many problems. Imagine what the gardens were like. After a while there would not be any gardens and if you didn’t store up years worth of food, you and your family would starve.
After a few weeks drinking water would begin to run low. Washing dishes would cease. I think this is the first place that paper plates were thought of. I’m just sayin’…
Bathing would have to be all but stopped. That would make for some smelly people. Can you imagine some of your friends who smell now because they don’t bathe every day and what they would smell like after a month or two? Of course kids would be happier. They never like to bathe anyway.
I am sure that many of the golf courses back them had to shut down and football fields switch over to Astroturf.
How many of the folks do you think were praying hard for rain after a few months? How about after a few years? Can you imagine the praying going on in year seven? I bet everyone who knew God, thought they knew God, thought that others knew God, and even those who knew they didn’t know God were praying. It is funny how many and who prays when a disaster hits. I heard a guy asking people to pray for his mom who just found out she had cancer and he was an atheist. It’s like someone once said, ‘There are no atheists in foxholes’.
So as the story goes, after seven years with no rain, this same guys prayed for rain and it happened. How many others do you think took credit for the praying that day? Everyone who was ever a religious person of any sort was taking credit for that one.
The story I am talking about does not go here, but I wonder, how many people, shortly after it was raining a while and there was mud all over the place, started complaining about all the mud? You know it and I know it, people complained. Stuff being washed away, houses being forced to get new roofs, cars being flooded.
My point is this. With every curse there is a blessing and with every blessing there is someone going to complain.
Think about what you ask for, you just might get it.
So, if you pray for rain, enjoy playing in the mud for a while.