Genesis 7:19-20
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”

According to Vera Lynn, “There’ll be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover, tomorrow – just you wait and see!” Those iconic soft rock faces, rising like teeth from the English Channel, are visible 20 miles away from the coast of France.

The cliffs are made of chalk. Oldies like me are familiar with this soft, white material from the days when it was a teaching tool, as school teachers illustrated their lessons on large chalkboards by writing with pure white or dye-colored sticks of the material. The famous cliffs are part of a large deposit of the soft, sedimentary rock covering much of southern England. But the chalk does not end abruptly at the southern English coast. The same chalk is found in Northern Ireland and also across the English Channel in France, Netherlands, Germany, across continental Europe, and even as far as Kazakhstan. These beds contain the same type of fossils. But there is more! The same type of chalk, with the same fossils, can be found across the Midwest USA, and also, remarkably, in Western Australia, in the Perth Basin! How could so much chalk have formed in the same way, presumably at the same time, in so many different parts of the world? Slow, deep-time deposition does not explain any of this.

The Bible tells us that God sent a worldwide Flood. This huge, global event would have caused worldwide sedimentation, and, therefore, the Bible easily explains strange phenomena like worldwide chalk.

Prayer: Father, it is so exciting to read Your word, the Bible, and to realize that everything that it says is true. It is especially true when it tells us that we can be saved by repenting and trusting in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer: Author: Paul F. Taylor

Ref: Snelling, A.A. (2008), Transcontinental Rock Layers, < >, accessed 3/26/2020. Image: Chalk pit in Surrey, England, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.

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