When I Consider! – Mount St. Helens

When I Consider!

When I Consider!

Evidence from Geology – October 13

“When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, the resulting blast cloud snapped off huge trees for 150 square miles around the mountain. At the same time an avalanche of mud sped down from the top of the mountain into Spirit Lake, causing a wave almost 900 feet high which scraped trees from the slopes adjacent to the lake. Many of these trees ended up in Spirit Lake buried at various levels on the bottom as they slowly sank in an upright position after becoming water-logged. Scuba investigations and side-scanning sonar have identified up to 100,000 upright deposited tree stumps buried a various levels of ash and peat deposits at the bottom of Spirit Lake.

Mount St. Helens Eruption by USGS

Mount St. Helens Eruption by USGS

Since Mount St. Helens continues to be active (depositing more material in the lake with time) these trees will be buried in what looks like separate geological layers, even though they all came from the same forest.

Years from now if sediment were to fill the lake and bury the trees in such a way that they became petrified in their present positions, these trees would look like multiple forest buried on top of each other over tens of thousand years. This is exactly what was assumed to be the origin of the petrified forest at Yellowstone National Park’s Specimen Ridge. Many geologists now acknowledge that the Yellowstone petrified trees were from the same standing forest, transported into their current position by a massive flood catastrophe.”

The Young Earth, p. 115-116 and Search for the Truth, II-9

So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days. (Genesis 7:23-24)

Mount St. Helens – Creation Wiki
Mt. St. Helens Evidence in Support of Biblical Catastrophe
“Is the Lava Dome at Mount St. Helens Really a Million Years Old?” by Keith Swenson
MOUNT ST. HELENS AND SPIRIT LAKE Geoscience Research Institute

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3 thoughts on “When I Consider! – Mount St. Helens

  1. Hi April,

    How nice of you to comment. I enjoy your articles!

    I want to clarify that we were not on our honeymoon. We had been married eight months. I still think we were in the newlywed stage, being married less than a year.

    Take care!


  2. Sounds like Val and Alan had a horrible honey moon. I’m glad I wasn’t in Oregon when Mt. St. Helens blew her top!

    Just goes to show the power God infused into His creation! Wow!


  3. Hi Lee,

    Alan and I were in Oregon when Mt. St. Helens blew her top. We were newly weds at the time. Everything was covered in ash. There was no color whatsoever—everything was gray and black. This day made me most appreciative for the pallet of hues Jesus Christ graciously implemented in creation.

    I have to add, it was the most depressing Sunday after. We did attend church and later Alan tried to sweep off our back porch, but the ash got into his system and made him ill. A family in our church had to move away due to their health problems. We received a notice that informed people they were not to wear their protective breathing masks when they walked into banks so they did not appear suspicious. It took a long time for everything to return to normality.


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