Fossils, The making of 

I AM THAT I AM loves me. John 3:16
Earth Science. Biblical Fossils.
The making of fossils.

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The scripture used on this page is taken from, The Old King James Bible.

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Rivers of water cut and break up earth, and wear away stone..Habakkuk 3:9..Job 14:19..Job 28:10..Rivers of water are continually running. Psalm 58:7..Lamentations 2:18..Rivers of water are continually running to the sea. Ecclesiastes 1:6

7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. Ecclesiastes 1:6

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psalm 46:2

Patterns, resemblances, shapes, models, figures, forms, and statues, can be fashioned, struck, (stamped and printed) in stone. Strongs 5179

The sea is full of life, and rivers of water are continually carrying billions and billions of tonnes of silt, mud, sand, gravel, and broken bits of rocks and stones into the sea.

Living things die upon the earth and within the sea, and their remains fall into tar pits, swamps, rivers, and or, are rained upon the floor of the sea, where they are covered with layers and layers of the sediments (that rivers are continually carrying into the sea). The buried shells and bones dissolve within the stones and form moulds. Minerals from the stones fill the moulds, and harden into casts (the shapes of the dead things), and become, fossils that are later forced upon onto the surface of the earth by the movements of *molten rock that is beneath the crust of the earth. *Job 28:5

Fossils are petrified (turned into stone) when minerals that have been dissolved by water soak into the dead plants or animals (things) before they have finished decaying. The dissolved minerals replace the remains of the dead plants or animals (things) and harden into, and preserve, the image of the inner and outer parts of the plant or animal. The remains being preserved by, the petrified minerals. Harder parts are more likely to be preserved because they decay slower than the softer parts. Burrows, footprints, cracks, and the rippling effects of water and wind can also be fossilized in sedimantary rocks and layers of sandstone and shale.

Sedimentary rocks are formed upon the floor of the sea.
Coal is formed from the remains of leaves and trees that fell into marshes and swamps millions of years ago.

Layers of shale are formed when mud turns to stone.
Layers of sandstone are formed as sand turns to stone.
Limestone is formed from the shells and bones of tiny marine animals.

From fossilized remains, Palaeontologists (scientists who study fossils and life of the geological past) put bones together and build skeletons of ancient animals, creatures, and birds, they also try to build the outer bodies of these creatures. They work out the climates of the area where the fossils were found, what types of vegetation were growing in that area, what other animals and creatures and or birds were living there, and also, what the creatures were eating.