Responding to my earlier article, a friend wrote this about an old geology friend…...”John…….IMG_1119 (1) said one time when he was out in the field they lifted a sheet of sedimentary rock to expose a layer of fish fossils – there was a strong smell of dead fish. “

Having been fed on evolution almost from our birth, most of us do not question the dogma.  Question it now.

It would be great to hear from more of you who find fossils that smell like rotting organic matter.  This flies in the face of the assigned ages, stretching far beyond the bounds of anything we mere mortals can remotely guess at.  None of these self-professed sages can give you a historical account of your own lineage, and your own town going back a mere one million years.  But they claim to be able to tell you about minute, incremental changes taking place in long-dead creatures in unknown places, and all of that multiple millions of years ago.

Maybe it’s time to check out what the Creator of the universe has to say about beginnings.

So here’s some fish to show us the way back to the Biblical account of origins and of the global flood that came about when God could no longer bear the stench of sin from his rebellious people.

Fish, birds, animals and all life suffered the wrath of God, because we, the crown of his creation brought the wrath of God on all the earth.

The entire earth abounds with water deposited, sedimentary layers that captured billions and billions and billions of vibrantly alive life and slammed it into a cementing matrix, where they can be found ‘frozen’ in time, a testament to the truth of Genesis and the world-wide flood of Noah’s day.

Conditions necessary to turn delicate bugs, bees, butterfies, birds, fish, flowers, turtles, people, and………EVEN JELLYFISH, into solid ROCK are:  Rapid burial, heavy overburden, removal of oxygen and a cementing matrix.

Fossil fish are found that were in the process of eating other fish.  Fossil fish are found that were in the process of giving birth.  These were caught in massive cementing slurries, and slammed into layer upon layer upon layer of a world of volcanic action, rain, flooding, ripping, mixing and re-arranging of the good world God had given to us all.

What happens to the myriad insects and animals that die all around you?  Do they lie themselves down and wait for the sands of time to cover them, and in time enough sediment and water manage to preserve them in rock layer for some future daddy and daughter to find as fossils?

No.  And aren’t you thankful that God has made this amazing cycle of life whereby all those millions of dead things around you become the source of food and energy for other life forms.  And collectively we live in this beautiful world of symbiotic relationships.

There are no mountains of dead carcasses piling up around us, the Lord has the best re-cycle system on earth and we can fill our lives with profound beauty and fresh, sweet air because of His wisdom and love for us.

There is profound beauty, and complexity, in the fungus and bacteria finishing the job of renewing the face of the earth.  Recently I looked at a teaspoon of organic soil through a powerful microscope that showed the microorganisms in brilliant colour.  Life is a miracle, and God, the author and sustainer of all life, wants to have fellowship with us.  That invitation He extends to every human being on the face of this earth.

(This is an ad from ‘Fossil Fish Gallery, –   from the evolutionist perspective, I will highlight its reference to the ABUNDANCE and the FINE PRESERVED DETAIL, of fossilized plants and animals.)

Fishes of the modern type, with bony skeletons, date from about 415 million years ago. These Eocene (approx. 50 m.y.) specimens are from the Green River Formation. (more below)

These fossils of the fish species Knightia are common items at any rock show or mineral shop. Fish like these, and other species like insects and plant leaves, are preserved by the millions in the creamy shale of the Green River Formation in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. This rock unit consists of deposits that once lay at the bottom of three large, warm lakes during the Eocene Epoch (56 to 34 million years ago).

Most of the northernmost lake beds, from the former Fossil Lake, are preserved in Fossil Butte National Monument, but private quarries exist where you can dig your own.

Localities like the Green River Formation, where fossils are preserved in extraordinary numbers and detail, are known as lagerstätten. The study of how organic remains become fossils is known as taphonomy.

 

 

 

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