If Noah’s Flood was Worldwide, then where is the Evidence?
There is much evidence pointing toward a worldwide flood in the days of Noah. On every continent we find sea animal fossils in rock layers high above sea level. There are marine fossils in most of the rock layers in the Grand Canyon. This includes the rim of the canyon at 7,000 feet above sea level. These rock layers must have been deposited beneath ocean waters loaded with sediment which swept over northern Arizona and into most of North America.
Over 270 stories of a worldwide flood exist in many cultures around the world. This is called historical collaboration. A flood story in China records that Fuhi, his wife, three sons and three daughters escape a great flood and were the only people alive on earth. A flood story in Hawaii records Nu-u and his family escaped a global flood by building a great canoe and filling it with animals. Only he and his family were left alive. Some of the details in these various were lost over time, but the important parts remained; man was very sinful, God judged the world by destroying it with a worldwide flood, the animals and a righteous family were saved.
A worldwide flood would have produced vast rock and mud deposits, burying billions of land, air and sea creatures along with much of the earth’s vegetation. And that’s exactly what you find all over the world. The animals, many of whom turned into fossils, are found in many rock layers; something only a worldwide flood could do. Masses of plants turned into huge deposits of coal and oil. The earth’s crust has massive amounts of layered sedimentary rock, sometimes miles deep. These layers of sandstone, limestone and shale laid down by water were once soft like mud, but they are now hard stone. Some layers extend across continents; only a global flood could accomplish this. There is also volcanic rock layers extending over much of the earth. They are often mixed in with the sedimentary layers and often with vast volcanic lava which erupted under water.
In 1971, a rock collector found some bones recently exposed by a bulldozer in hard sandstone in Utah. What he found was the lower half of two human skeletons. He excavated further and found the skeletons of ten humans buried under fifty-eight feet of rock hard sandstone. These skeletons have the appearance of being washed into place, rather than being buried as in a grave. It seems obvious these ten people were buried rapidly by some kind of massive flood. These skeletons indicate rapid burial in water and mud which later turned into stone, something only a massive flood could do.
But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed
and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the
world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
2 Peter 3:5-6