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Q: Do creationists believe in an ice age?
A: We certainly do. But we don’t believe in ice ages over millions of years. The Ice Age was actually a consequence of Noah’s Flood.
Media quote of the week
“From historic Newberry, Michigan, comes more evidence in support of the Big Bang theory of creation. On July 12, an abandoned ranger headquarters at Tahquamenon Falls State Park blew sky-high, sending debris a hundred feet into the atmosphere and alarming campers fourteen miles away. The explosion now has been traced to bat manure that for decades had been generating methane gas until in mid-July it became highly volatile and—kaboom!”
“Scientists believe that a similar cataclysm eight million years ago gave us the beginnings of the universe, though even scientists cannot account for those early bats, and for those of a religious disposition a world created by bat dung is too depressing to contemplate.”
– The American Spectator, pp. 8, 9, September 1993.
The Bible tells us that at the time of the Flood, “fountains of the great deep” broke open all over the earth (Genesis 7:11). This probably means there was volcanic action. The floodwaters would have been warmed by these volcanic explosions. This would cause warm oceans and cool land near the end of the Flood, resulting in a lot of evaporation.
Because of all this water in the atmosphere, there would have been great storms at the poles. A lot of ice and snow would have formed. Over a period of hundreds of years after the Flood, we believe that this ice accumulated and caused what we now know as the Ice Age. Then, as the temperatures of the land and oceans started to stabilize, the ice would have started to melt and recede to where it is today.
The Ice Age was actually a result of the Flood of Noah’s day!
Did you know that AiG has just finished making Michael Oard’s book Frozen in Time: The Woolly Mammoth, the Ice Age, and the Bible available online? This amazing resource addresses the above topic in chapter 7. Check out its table of contents for creationist answers to a variety of Ice Age questions and mysteries.
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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …
April 22: Can an evolutionist celebrate Earth Day?
April 24: History—not so boring a subject after all
April 25: Historic event for AiG–UK
April 26: The Permian extinction: National Geographic comes close to the truth
April 27: Frozen in Time, appendix 4: Woolly mammoths—Flood or Ice Age?
April 28: Feedback: Why is the Genesis creation account authoritative and not just another myth?
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