Daily Devotional – October 2
Have you considered how little sediment exists on the seafloor? Every year, wind and water erode dirt off the continents, and it runs off into the oceans. Most of this dirt (sediment) stays near the continents. Scientists know how much dirt comes off the continents each year – about 20 billion tons. What is the average thickness of sediment all over the sea floor? Not even 1,300 feet. When we do the math, the amount of dirt (sediment) that has piled up at the bottom of the world’s oceans can be accounted for in less than 12 million years. Evolutionists say the Earth’s oceans are billions of years old. There should be 250 times more sediment at the bottom of the oceans if this were true. So, then, where’s the dirt? The lack of seafloor sediment shows us that the Earth is not old, but young.
One final thought - “12 million years-worth” of sediment in the oceans does not prove the oceans are 12 million years old. That calculation is based on today’s accumulation rate. During Noah’s Flood, only about 4400 years ago, sediment would have been flowing into the oceans millions of times faster than anything we see happening today.
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
~ Psalm 107:23-24
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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