1 Peter 3:18-20
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
Australia is known for its unusual animals. But not only are there animals which are found only in Australia, many animals commonly found elsewhere in the world are not found in Australia.
The fact that no animals with horns are known in Australia makes it difficult to explain aboriginal rock art from Mount Manning, north of Sydney. This art, drawn before Europeans settled in Australia, clearly shows an animal with horns!
The obvious explanation is that the first aboriginal people to move to Australia brought with them memories of horned cattle or deer from Asia. But most evolutionary scientists reject this explanation because, according to evolutionary dating, the memory would have had to have been passed down through 2,000 generations. Evolutionists correctly conclude that this is hard to believe.
But if the Earth is relatively young as the Bible says, and the aboriginal population settled in Australia after the great Flood, much less time is involved. Instead of 2,000 generations between aboriginal and European settlement, there would be far less than 150 generations! This is a reasonable number of generations to preserve memories of horned creatures. What’s more, it supports the account that all human beings descended from the original eight Flood survivors.
Dear Father in heaven, I give You thanks when I see how the facts of human history from outside the Bible so clearly support the history of man that is related in the Bible. Help me to understand more of these facts so that I can be a more effective witness to Your truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Photo: Example of aboriginal rock art. Courtesy of Martyman. Licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.