Have you heard of the K-T Boundary? I was riveted to the TV in Britain as Horizon, the BBC’s science program, told of this amazing phenomenon – a layer of sediment found all over the earth. Just listen to this. The K-T Boundary is a layer laid down during an ‘extinction event’.
Below this layer are bones of dinosaurs and many other plant and animal species which no longer exist. Above the layer – no dinosaurs. Horizon is a program which accepts evolution as fact instead of what it is – discredited theory. It is a program which would never give credence to the Bible. But for those with eyes to see, it is becoming ever clearer that science is proving the Bible true at every turn. The K-T Boundary is obvious evidence of Noah’s Flood – the extinction event par excellence. I sat there watching different scientists chip away at the K-T Boundary layer, thinking: ‘Come on, guys – open your eyes! Why can’t you see the obvious? This is exactly what the Bible tells us about in Genesis Chapters 7 and 8. Read! Learn!’
How kind and gracious God is to let us discover things like the Boundary in these days of apostasy, when few churches are willing to accept that the Bible, the Word of God, is completely true. ‘Thy Word is Truth,’ said the Lord Jesus in the gospel of John (17:17) and Paul tells us: ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God.’ (2 Timothy 3:16) We throw out chapters from Genesis at our peril. Here is another interesting fact about the K-T Boundary. It has hundreds of times more iridium than is found elsewhere on earth. Iridium is rare, but has been found in meteors.
Some scientists jump to the conclusion that a gigantic meteor or meteors struck the earth, creating a global firestorm which destroyed the dinosaurs etc and formed the K-T Boundary layer. Yawn. OK, so it roasted the dinos, but left the elephants and rhinos? I thought scientists were supposed to be smart. As the Bible says so eloquently: ‘Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.’ (Romans 1:22) Other scientists say that a giant meteor hit and did not cause a firestorm, but caused a gigantic tidal wave, possibly 1000 feet high. It starts to seem like any old theory will do, as long as it is not a world wide flood! I am not a scientist, but here are some facts I have found so far on this subject: 1. An ‘extinction event’ destroyed 50-80 % of all plant and animal species including the non-avian dinosaurs. (from Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia) 2. Evidence of this is the K-T Boundary, a layer of clay sediment found all over the earth in mines and rock outcroppings. (Wikipedia) The K is for kreta, Greek for chalk. The T is for Tertiary Period.
The K-T boundary is said to separate the Cretaceous Period from the Tertiary Period ‘65 million years ago’. The Bible, always accurate, puts the date at about 4,500 years ago. 3. The K-T layer contains a concentration of iridium hundreds of times more concentrated than elsewhere on earth. (Wikipedia) 4. Iridium is otherwise rare on earth and is mainly found in the interior of the earth and in outer space in comets and asteroids. 5. Evidence points to there being far more oxygen in the atmosphere (30-35%) before the K-T Boundary event. (Wikipedia) 6. Fossils of dinosaurs are found in the layer beneath the K-T Boundary. No fossils of dinosaurs are found above the K-T Boundary. (Horizon TV science program, ‘What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?’ Oct 2006) Conclusion: There was indeed an extinction event and it did wipe out most plant and animal species. This event was worldwide and left solid evidence behind – e.g. the K-T Boundary, a global phenomenon.
This event is recorded in the Bible in the Book of Genesis, the book of beginnings. It was a judgement of God. The presence of iridium* in the boundary layer and the higher oxygen content are very interesting, because the pre-Flood earth may have been covered by a canopy, which collapsed or was washed down when God sent the rain. The Bible also reveals that people lived much longer in those times. The canopy could have protected people from cosmic radiation. The Bible clearly states that until the Flood, it had not rained on the earth.
In that time, the ground was watered by an ascending mist. This tells us that the hydrologic (water) system of the earth was very different before the Flood, so there must have been some different physical characteristics which are not here now – like a canopy.*
Fascinating scriptures: Genesis 1:6-8 And God said, Let there be a firmament (an expanse, possibly within a canopy) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Genesis 7:11,13 In the 600th year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah…into the ark. Genesis 7:19-24 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits (22 ½ feet above the highest mountain peak) upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth…and every living substance was destroyed…and Noah only remained alive and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth 150 days.
‘Extinction event’ describes it pretty well. There are many signs of that event for those with eyes to see. When the ‘fountains of the great deep’ were torn open, that left more than a mark on the map! That great tearing open left trenches in the ocean floors which are seven miles deep in places.
The even more relevant thing for us today is - guess what, God is still not pleased with this evil earth and He is going to judge it again! He says so in His book, and we can’t say we have not been warned. This planet is in for a rough ride, and not only this planet. The Flood was a global event. A time is coming when the heavens and the earth will all be shaken; God’s judgement will include outer space as well!
The ark that Noah built was the only way of escaping the great Flood. God in His mercy always makes a way of escape. The one and only way of escaping the next ‘extinction event’ is crystal clear. ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world thorough Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.’ John 3:16-18 As for me, I want to escape. I want to be saved.
I deserve to be condemned, but I know I won’t be, because I have put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save me, and He is always true to His promises. The Darwinian scientists sure won’t save anyone! Isn’t it time you bowed your unworthy head like I did and put your faith in Jesus? NOTE: Readers can find out much more about evidences for the Flood and a young earth from the brilliant Christian creation ministries like Answers in Genesis, Creation magazine and the Creation Research Institute. *Iridium: According to the Oxford dictionary this is a ‘hard white brittle element of platinum group, mainly used in the form of its alloys with platinum or osmium for various purposes requiring very hard and incorrodible materials.’ *The canopy theory is not original with me. I first read of it in the early 1980s as a new believer. I think the author was Dr Carl Baugh.