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Frozen Mummified Woolly Mammoth Carcasses Found In Siberia, Mummification Involves Desiccation, Fossilization Involves Mineralization, My Hesitancy To Accept Outward Appearance Of Dinosaurs, Theory Regarding Formation Of Polar Ice Caps, Global Warming And Melting Polar Ice Shelves And Ice Flows, Danger Of Coastal Inundation In Coming Decades, God Promises With A Rainbow, Destruction By Fire, Sudden Destruction And Death Resulted From The Flood, Carcasses Carried By The Waves To Extremities Of The Earth, Closing Remarks, Reading List
Other than frozen, mummified woolly mammoth carcasses which have been found primarily in Siberia -- some of which still have seed pods in their mouths and undigested vegetation in their stomachs according to the reports -- I personally have never heard of any other frozen, mummified remains having been found anywhere of any prehistoric animal. Please note that these frozen woolly mammoth carcasses are mummified and not really fossilized. There's a distinct difference between the two. Mummification involves real, desiccated flesh, and not just mineralized bones as is the case with the dinosaurs. In light of the fact that most fossilized dinosaur remains consist primarily of mineralized bones, and do not contain much -- and usually no -- flesh, skin, scales, etc., this contributes greatly to my personal hesitancy in accepting how paleontologists depict the outward appearance of dinosaurs. They may be right, but then again, they could be way off the mark as well.
Regarding the frozen, mummified woolly mammoths of Siberia -- the most famous of which are two calves named Dima and Lyuba -- while it is just a personal theory on my part, I have long suspected that the polar ice caps were formed when the flood waters froze as they slowly receded to the extremities of the Earth; that is, to the polar regions. While much of the water was no doubt swallowed by the Earth itself, or became a part of the oceans of the world, as I explain in other articles, the Bible does inform us that God caused a wind to blow which caused the waters to recede. While I am not a scientist, it makes perfect sense to me that the flood waters would recede away from the Equator, and thus would accumulate at the two poles. Consider these verses:
"And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen."
Genesis 8:1-5, KJV
What I find so interesting regarding this theory, is that in our modern day, there is great scientific concern regarding the fact that the polar ice shelves have begun to melt due to Global Warming. In fact, it is well known within scientific circles that with each passing year, more and more of the ice flows are melting, resulting in larger areas of open seas for a longer period of time each year. Greenland in particular is being seriously affected by these climatic changes. The fear is that if this continues at an increasing rate, within a few decades, many islands and coastal areas of the world will be totally inundated and will disappear. It will be like a mini global flood except in reverse. However, while I obviously do not know the future, allow me to remind you of God's promise:
"And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
Genesis 9:8-17, KJV
Of course, while the Lord promised that He would never again destroy the Earth by the waters of a great flood, we should remain mindful of the following verses as well which we find in the Apostle Peter's second Epistle:
"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men . . . But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up . . . Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"
2 Peter 3:7, 10, 12, KJV
At any rate, if my theory properly explains how the ice caps were formed thousands of years ago, it would likewise easily explain the many mummified, frozen wooly mammoth carcasses which have been discovered in the tundra of the Arctic. As we have already seen, the destruction of all air-breathing life on Earth was a very sudden, catastrophic, worldwide event in which death came swiftly and unexpectedly. This is evident by the fact that these wooly mammoths were found with vegetation still in their mouths and in their bellies, as if they were totally caught by surprise. As an avid snorkeler in my younger years, I am quite familiar with the power of the ocean waves. As such, it is very easy for me to imagine global tidal waves which were caused by the Lord's wind, carrying many animals to the northern and southern extremities of the Earth, where they immediately froze and were preserved for many centuries until they were recently discovered.
In conclusion, we have a clear, accurate, factual, historical account of the early days of the Creation of the Earth, and likewise an accurate record of the catastrophic consequences of the great Flood which covered the Earth, due to the sins of both man and the Fallen Angels. For anyone who possesses a sincere interest in the truth, the answers can be found in the pages of the Bible, if he asks the Lord to open his eyes, mind and heart to them. Likewise, I have provided personal theories regarding how the dinosaurs may have been created, as well as how they may have really met their demise. Even if you reject my personal theories, I hope that at the very least, this series has made you stop and think, and consider your own position regarding some of the things which you currently believe.
Based on the information which I have provided for you in this series, I hope that you will agree that anything which lends weight to the argument that the Earth and the heavens were not created in six literal days, or that the dinosaurs existed on the Earth millions of years prior to mankind, or that man evolved from apes, should be held suspect, and in fact totally rejected by sincere Christian Believers. There can be no compromise when it comes to inspired truth. Either the Genesis Account is the true, accurate, inspired Word of God, or else it is not. We each must make that decision for ourselves. Which will you choose?
With these thoughts I will bring this series to a close. I pray that you have found it informative, and that it has been a blessing in your life. If you have been inspired by it, I encourage you to share its URL link with all of your online friends. Also, if you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc, I would very much appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thanks so much, and may God bless you!
For additional information, you may want to refer to the list of resources below, which are also located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website:
2012: New Age Deception and Psychobabble
Adaptation, EVILution and the Six Days of Genesis
Age of Deception, Age of Delusion
Alien Life, Extrasolar Planets and Universal Atonement
Chariots of Fire: A Voluntary Voyage to Heaven?
Leviathan: An Ancient Dragon of the Sea?
Nature of the Aliens: ETs, Demons or a Government Plot?
The Earth Is Under 7,000 Years Old
Under the Cloud: UFOs and the Holy Bible