Wish I'd seen this photo 50 years ago -- because it exposes this idea of vast ages as absurd.
Thanks to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, we have been given the privilege of seeing, first-hand, how such geological formations come about. Hint: It happens suddenly, with incredible speed, and in the wake of catastrophe.
So this evidence -- scientific evidence, folks! Eyewitness evidence! -- makes mincemeat of a primary evolutionary proof for the earth being millions and millions of years old. Because evolution theory depends on two mechanisms: time plus chance. And Mount St. Helens destroys the Grand Canyon's utility as Exhibit A on the time side of this evolutionary equation.
In point of fact, the Grand Canyon is a majestic testimony to the Genesis Flood. It is proof that the world we know today was shaped just as the Bible says it was -- suddenly, quickly, and in the wake of catastrophe.
There's much more to this argument, of course. But this morning I'm simply reflecting on how perhaps a careful look at a photographic like this one, accompanied by a little enlightened commentary, might have persuaded me to begin my investigation into absolute truth a lifetime ago. What a difference that would have made.
Perhaps it's not too late for someone you love.