Rodinia, Pangaea, and the Genesis Flood

When you see the green trees, red roses, blue skies with white clouds, a rainbow in the sky, stars at night, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Highlands of Scotland, Moraine Lake, Blyde River Canyon, the people you meet, birdies chirping in the trees, you may be thinking to yourself that it's a wonderful world. That it is, old son, that it is. But it's also a wrecked world.

That's right, all the splendor around us is a remnant after the judgement of the Genesis Flood. I reckon that we can't imagine the splendor of the original creation, but God's people will see the new creation (Rev. 21:1-5, Rev. 22:1-5). We can try to imagine that, but we know we're not even close.

We hear about the supercontinent called Pangaea, which broke up into the land masses that we see today. There was supposedly another one before that called Rodinia. No, it doesn't mean land of rodents. Rodinia also broke up. The hypothesis is that Rodinia broke up, continents crashed together and formed Pangaea, and that drifted into what we see on our world maps now.

Our wonderful world is actually wrecked. The pre-Flood world must be beyond imagining. But creationist geologists are investigating the Genesis Flood, ancient supercontinents, and how the Flood changed our geography.
Possible reconstruction of Rodinia / Graphic by John Goodge / United States Antarctic Program
Geologists with a creation science perspective are considering that Rodinia was the land mass where Noah lived before the Flood, but they reject the "deep time" conjectures of uniformitarian geologists. Instead, the great cataclysm of the Flood is what broke up the continents and destroyed the world that existed then — and it didn't happen billions of years ago, either.
The world that we see today is not the one that existed in Noah’s day (2 Peter 3:6). That land was destroyed. In fact, it appears that the original continent was broken up and the pieces separated by thousands of miles.

If true, Noah never walked along the Santa Cruz Mountains and looked out over the scenic San Francisco Bay. He never hiked along the Apennines and gazed down upon the panoramic Mediterranean Sea. There were no Alps, Rockies, or snow-covered Himalayas; no Mississippi River rolling down into the Gulf of Mexico; no Amazon spilling into the Atlantic. The geography of the pre-Flood world was completely changed.

We get a glimpse into this different world in Genesis 1:9–10. On Day Three of the Creation Week, God gathered the waters together into “one place,” separate from the dry land. Somewhere on this land was a lovely place called Eden, out of which four great rivers flowed (Genesis 2:8–10). Nothing like that exists today.
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