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Creation Devotional February 28 - Paleontology

Daily Devotional – February 28




All over the world, we find dinosaur prints captured in mud or shale, which subsequently turned to rock. These footprints are commonly found on top of coal seams, as seen in the College of Eastern Utah’s Prehistoric Museum at Price, Utah. In fact such dinosaur footprint fossils are so common that people in this area use them as door stops! But how did all of these footprints survive the worldwide Flood? Here is one possible scenario.


The worldwide Flood literally pulverized the world that existed before the Flood. The coal seams of the world (which formed during Noah’s Flood) required almost ten times more vegetation on the planet before the Flood than we find alive today. This pre-Flood vegetation must have floated around for months, as wave after wave sorted and dropped sediment in underwater valleys thousands of feet deep below.


During the Flood, many land animals would have sought to survive by clinging onto these huge floating islands of vegetation. Much of this vegetation would have been beached at some point during the yearlong Flood as water levels fluctuated from place to place. Between the beaching of these mats and subsequent covering with more layers of water and sediment, dinosaurs could have made their footprints, followed by a subsequent drowning and burial of their bones. The “age of the dinosaurs” is taught to have extended from 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago, but in reality we are just seeing bones buried at different levels during an extremely complex worldwide Flood about 4400 years ago.


Dinosaurs buried early in the Flood are misinterpreted as having existed over 200 million years ago whereas those destroyed and buried later in the Flood (after leaving their footprints on the newly laid and exposed sediment layers) are misinterpreted as having lived less than 100 million years ago. Because evolutionists leave the world-restructuring Flood out of their thinking, they draw incorrect conclusions about the rocks, fossils, and the age of the dinosaurs. The existence of dinosaur footprints on the top of coal seams points to a catastrophic event such as the Flood.


Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.

~ 2 Peter 3:6


Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett

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