Grand Canyon Part II (Where did all the dirt go?)

Grand_CanyonRivers form deltas. A delta is when sediment (rock material) erodes and is transported by the river and deposited as the flowing water slows down. Maybe the best known delta is the Mississippi River delta, which covers an area of 2400 square kilometers.

When coming to the Grand Canyon, one of the most frequently asked questions is, how did this occur? Consider the answer given by John Hance. In 1883, Hance became the first person of European descent to live at the canyon. He was one of the canyon’s most colorful personalities, tour guides, and explorers.

Children loved John Hance, and to them he always explained how the canyon came into being. “I dug it,” he would say simply. This story worked well for years until one little four-year-old girl asked seriously, “And where did you put the dirt?”

That question of the dirt bothered him apparently because the dirt from the canyon should have formed a huge delta when the Colorado River enters the Gulf of California, but it has not. Sure there are a variety of evolutionary explanations of how this could have occurred over many millions of year, but they all discount a worldwide catastrophic flood. But with the evidence everywhere of the presence of water, it makes perfect sense that it was covered totally with water at one time and that is exactly what the Scriptures tell us.

Well you might ask does it really matter? In fact it does because the millions of years idea discounts the truth of the worldwide flood. Thus, it declares the Bible to be wrong and makes God out to be a liar! Furthermore, it causes people to doubt God’s word and leads them on the path to everlasting destruction. Do not be taken captive in your thinking by some seemingly educated men, but trust in God and His word.

The apostle Peter warned of scoffers in the end times who would say, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” These scoffers willingly forget the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. (II Peter 3:4-6) You do not need a P.H.D. to understand the destructive forces of a flood. You only need to believe that one occurred and then you’ll understand where all the dirt went.

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” (Psalm 118:9)

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