Have you ever wondered where canyons come from?
Evolutionists believe that canyons are formed by rivers over millions of years. They teach that rivers and streams gradually cut away at the rock walls and carry the loose rocks and pebbles downstream.
At one time, they claimed the Grand Canyon in Arizona was carved out by the Colorado River over more than 100 million years. Then they changed it to less than 50 million years, and the last I heard from a friend who spends a lot of time rafting in the Grand Canyon, they now are saying that it was carved in only 5-10 million years.
In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted sending a mudflow down through the Toutle River. In a matter of a few hours, the mud and debris carved a canyon up to 100 feet deep. Not only did the mudflow carve out this canyon, but it also carved out numerous side canyons as well. The result was a landscape that looked like the Grand Canyon, only 1/40th the size. Researchers named the new canyon the Little Grand Canyon.
Since the time of Mount St. Helens, there have been other examples of canyons 20-40 feet deep cut into river channels by local floods. One example occurred in the Texas Hill Country in 2002 when flood waters overflowed the dam at Canyon Lake. The flood waters carved deep, steep walled canyons out of the rock layers downstream from the dam. The area is now referred to as the Canyon lake Gorge.
A number of geologists that believe in biblical creation believe that the Grand Canyon was carved out when a large lake left over from the Genesis Flood broke through its shores, causing a massive flood the flowed down the Colorado River pathway. Occurring so soon after the Flood, the layers of sediment laid down by the Flood would not have completely hardened into solid rock. When the flood waters started to cut through, it quickly carved out the mighty canyon that would later attract millions of visitors today.
Observational science has demonstrated that canyons like the Grand Canyon, the Little Grand Canyon and Canyon Lake Canyon can be formed in the matter of days instead of millions of years. This is causing any evolutionary geologists to re-think the formation of the Grand Canyon and how long it took to carve.
Young Tyler Cray has been looking forward to going on vacation to the Canyon for such a long time! When he finally arrives the sight of it is far more splendid than he imagined. He learns much about this incredible, scenic place (including some terrific faith-building, scientific information).