Every student in US public schools will likely
come across illustrations like the one below.
They claim the earth’s tectonic plates have been
moving slowly for millions of years and were
once joined together.
We need to start carefully with the Bible and avoid mistaken assumptions.
The Bible implies that God created a single supercontinent when He separated
the waters from the dry land. But it’s a mistake to assume the earth is made of
plates that have always been moving slowly like they do today.
The Bible says the Flood began when the fountains of the deep broke open
(Genesis 7:11). This geologic event likely broke up the original supercontinent
and set the pieces moving rapidly. Experiments show that mantle rocks, under
the right stress, can flow like fluid. It didn’t take millions of years.
This page is from the current high-school biology textbook published by
McGraw-Hill, one of the three leading textbook publishers in the United States.
Beware the “Millions
of Years” Claims
Beware when textbooks claim
events happened “millions of
years ago” (mya). No humans
were present to record these
events. God’s infallible Word
gives us the earth’s correct
age—around 6,000 years.
Identify the Mistaken Assumptions:
Slow Processes in the Past
Public-school textbooks assume
that present slow processes have
always been at work. But they
overlook a unique catastrophic
event recorded in God’s Word—the Flood of Noah’s day.
Seek the Biblical Perspective: Rapid Plate Movements
The Bible says the Flood began
when the fountains of the deep
broke open. Experiments show
that mantle rocks, under such
stress, would become a billion
times more fluid than today,
enabling the earth’s plates
to move rapidly.
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