Wish I'd studied 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 the evidence of Mount St. Helens -- scientific evidence, folks! Eyewitness evidence! -- makes mincemeat of a primary evolutionary proof for the earth being millions and millions of years old. After all, evolution theory depends on two primary 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 catastrophic events.
There's much more to this argument, of course. But today I'm simply reflecting on how perhaps a thoughtful encounter with a simple photograph, 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.
(To learn more, check out what the Institute for Creation Research has to say on the subject.)
Adapted from an 11/24/13 post