CREATION BY THE ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING
April 28, 2014
IN THESE PERILOUS LATE DAYS SATAN IS TRYING TO DIVIDE BELIEVERS ON THEIR BELIEF THAT GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.
BELIEVERS SHOULD SIMPLY BELIEVE BY FAITH WHAT HIS WORD STATES:
GENESIS 1:1 – IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.THIS IS THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINAL POSITION THE BELIEVER SHOULD SIMPLY ACCEPT – IT IS MY POSITION – IT IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN BE CERTAIN ABOUT!AS TO PRECISELY “HOW” GOD DID IT, I CAN NOT BE SURE, SINCE I WAS NOT AROUND WHEN HE CREATED IT, BUT I WILL SHARE WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED AND TAUGHT FOR SOME 50 YEARS. I BELIEVE IT BECAUSE GOD SAID IT AND IT IS TRUE. I WILL TELL YOU FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH, SCIENCE SAYS IT IS TRUE, BUT I BELIEVE IT BECAUSE GOD SAID IT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT SCIENCE SAYS!“Alpha and Omega” Scriptures appear in Revelation four times in 1:8,11, 21:6, and 22:13.Revelation 1:8 – I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.Revelation 22:12,13 – And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.Colossians 2:9,10 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER:Acts 14:13-15 – Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.  Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,  And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which MADE HEAVEN, and EARTH, and the SEA, and ALL THINGS all that are therein:Jeremiah 10:11,12 – Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.  He hath MADE the earth by his POWER, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. (They are still stretching)Genesis 1:1–In the beginning God CREATED the heaven and the earth.John 1:1-3–In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.John 10:30,31 – I and my Father are one.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.Colossians 2:9,10 – For in him dwelleth ALL the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete IN him, which is the head of ALL PRINCIPALITY and POWER:Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Genesis 1:1–In the beginning God CREATED the heaven and the earth.Hebrews 11:3 – Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.Psalm 33:6-9 – By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.  He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.God spoke His energy from inside himself by the breath of His mouth, and his energy was transformed into mass as it stretched out to become the universe we know today as the material heavens and earth. The universe he created is still expanding today. The English word “energy” does not appear in the KJV Bible, but the word “power” appears quite frequently. Einstein’s formula follows God’s Order in Formula of Relativity: E = Mass X (Light Speed) SquaredGeneral Relativity1 – General Relativity is shipped with an impressive calculation system. It can compute out just any situation: accelerating or turning laboratories, electromagnetic or gravitational fields, encounters with big masses… Yet it can be quite difficult to handle.2 – Maybe you conclude that the Universe simply cannot behave like a Tex Avery cartoon and that the content of texts like this one must be erroneous. First of all, in a Tex Avery cartoon the characters squeeze and expand at random. While in the Universe, it happens a very accurate, mathematic and reproducible way. Second, this all has been tested out thoroughly. From the faintest atomic phenomenon up to stars, till now everything obeys the formulas of Relativity.All Power of the Energy of the Universe has always been in God, and is to this day. God was before the Universe. He released the power of the energy in him into darkness, speaking the Universe into existence by his breath, and it has been expanding ever since.God didn’t explode himself in a “Big Bang.” God released the latent Energy in Him by His breath into the Power that created His Universe, which is still expanding.He released the power, the energy of the atom, to spread his great light into darkness, which is the absence of light. But God is much more than light. God is the absence of darkness, for in him is no darkness. It is God that holds his spreading universe together by the power of the atoms and smaller particles associated with them, which he also created along with them. He not only created the universe, he is also holding it together. God breathed Adam into existence, but he had breathed life into his created universe long before Adam. It was the power that is the energy in God which came out of him to create all things.John 1:2-5 – The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.I John 1:5 – God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF SCIENCE – FALSE & TRUE!TRUE SCIENCE DOESN’T CONTRADICT THE WORD!I Timothy 6:20 – O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:John 1:10 – He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.Daniel 12:2-4 – And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
A Supplement To Previous Blog And A MessageSUPPLEMENT TO THE PREVIOUS BLOG AND A MESSAGEA MORE READABLE PREVIOUS BLOG’S HEADING FORMATWHICH WE PUT UP LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 2!IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED EARTH FOR HABITATION!HE MAKES A FINAL SPRITUAL EARTH FOR SPIRITUAL BEINGSMay 2, 2014You’ll understand my current Creation Series better after reading all of it.Isaiah 45:18-24 – For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.  I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.  Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.  Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.  Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.Romans 2:28,29 – For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.His FIRST Creation Of Heaven And Earth FOR MAN WAS MaterialHis FINAL Creation of a New Heaven and Earth for Man is SpiritualGod Made His First Creation of Mass X The Speed Of Light SquaredGod Will Make His Final Creation For Man OF PURE Latent EnergyGod’s Equation is Energy Equals Mass X the Speed Of Light SquaredBUT ONLY God CAN Operate ON BOTH sides of His Own EquationMan CAN BURN Material Mass MADE by God AND Release EnergyBut ONLY God Can Take Energy And CREATE a Material UniverseAnd ONLY God Can Take Mass AND CREATE A Spiritual UniverseONLY God can them to exist SIDE By SIDE as they Do PRESENTLYBoth God’s Angels And Fallen Angels WALK alongside Man TODAYAnd ONLY God CAN separate THESE TWO PARALLEL KingdomsSatan and ALL fallen Angels WILL Be Confined In the Present EarthThey will remain Inside the Earth During the Entire Millennial ReignThen Satan and All fallen Angels will return to Fight a war of All AgesOn the present earth’s surface to lead a Final war of Gog and Magog’sDescendant’s Against the EARTHLY MMILLENIAL Kingdom CITYGod Wins the Second and Final War of the Ages with God and MagogThen God separates Evil and Good forever and Good for All Eternity!God creates New Heavens and a New Earth with a New Kingdom CityThe New Kingdom City were He will Dwell has a Magnificent DomainAnd will eternally walk in his magnificent dominion in glorified bodiesThey will walk forever in the glorious light of New Jerusalem Forever!God chooses who lives Inside the Kingdom City and who lives Outside!I believe both those living inside & outside will live In Glorified BodiesI believe there’ll be a difference in the garments worn inside & OutsideI believe all glorious bodies but some will be more glorious than OthersI am of the opinion of the New Heaven and Earth and all BEINGS in ItONLY GOD CAN BLOW ENERGY FROM WITHIN HIMSELF TO MAKEAN EXPANDING UNIVERSEHIS SPIRITUAL ENGERY (E) CAN MAKE ITSELF VISIBLE TO EITHERVISIBLE TO THE EYEANGELS MADE THEMSELVES VISIBLE TO MEN & TO THE ANIMALSPURIFIED LATENT ENERGY CAN PASS THROUGH MATERIAL THINGSOUR MATERIAL BODIES MADE OF ENERGY X LIGHT SPEED SQUAREDGOD MADE ANGELS THAT CAN PASS SOLID THROUGH THIS PLANTETGOD WON’T ALLOW SATAN & HIS ANGELS COME UP FOR 1000 YEARSTHE SAVED SHALL LIVE ON EARTH ALONGSIDE THE ANGELS OF GODLIKE ANGELS, SAVED WON’T BE SEEN BY 7 WRATH VIALS SURVIVORSALL GLORIFIED WILL SERVE GOD IN HIS ENTIRE MILLENNIAL REIGNGOD GIVES MORE TO DO TO FAITHFUL BEFORE HE CAME FOR THEM!GOD’S REWARD IS HIS INHERITANCE ONE WILL MANIFEST FOREVER!IT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO THE SAINTS AND ANGELS IN HIS 1000 YEAR REIGNIT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO ALL BEINGS OF GOD’S FINAL CREATIONTHERE WILL NOT BE ANY SOLID OBJECTS TO PASS THROUGH THEREFLESH OF THE LIVING & DEAD SAVED IS CHANGED ON TRUMPET 7AS THEY ARE CAUGHT UPTHEY WILL BE JUDGED FOR DEGREE OF SERVICE MANIFESTED BYCHRIST’S WORK IN THEMAND THOSE WORKS OF GOD SHALL BE SEEN ETERNALLY IN THEMAS HIS WORKSGOD WILL GIVE THEM BY GRACE BY THE WAY THEY LET HIM USETHEM AS UNPROFITABLE SERVANTSTHAT IS THE REWARD THE “BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR” BRINGSWITH HIM IN REVELATION 22IT WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOU LIVE AND THE DEGREE OF LIGHTMANIFESTED IN YOUR NEW BODYIT ALSO DETERMINES TYPES OF GLORIFIED GARMENTS YOU WEARIN HEAVENIT DETERMINE HOW MUCH AND WHAT KIND OF SERVICE GOD WILLGIVE YOU TO DO IN HEAVENTHE MORE GOD GIVES YOU TO DO IN SERVING HIM WILL MULTIPLYYOUR JOYRevelation 22:11-14 – He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.John 13:33-35 – Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.Philippians 2:13-14 – For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:Believers – Get in a Church still preaching the faith once delivered to the Saints and faithfully attend it until the sounding of the Last Trump, which is Trumpet 7.Hebrews 10:25 – Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.FINAL MIDDLE WAR OF THIS AGE ISN’T A FAR DISTANT EVENTRevelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING –PART 2 – AND WHAT I BELIEVE ABOUT HIS FINAL CREATION!CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNINGPart 2And what I believe about his FINAL CREATION in a a short HeadingPart 1 was put up on April 28,2014May 1, 2014His FIRST Creation OF Heaven And Earth FOR MAN WAS MaterialHis FINAL Creation of a New Heaven and Earth for Man is SpiritualGod Made His First Creation of Mass X The Speed Of Light SquaredGod Will Make His Final Creation For Man OF PURE Latent EnergyGod’s Equation is Energy Equals Mass X the Speed Of Light SquaredBUT ONLY God CAN Operate ON BOTH sides of His Own EquationMan CAN BURN Material Mass MADE by God AND Release EnergyBut ONLY God Can Take Energy And CREATE a Material UniverseAnd ONLY God Can Take Mass AND CREATE A Spiritual UniverseONLY God can them to exist SIDE By SIDE as they Do PRESENTLYBoth God’s Angels And Fallen Angels WALK alongside Man TODAYAnd ONLY God CAN separate THESE TWO PARALLEL KingdomsSatan and ALL fallen Angels WILL be confined in the present Earth’sAfter The Second Advent for 1000 Years During The Millennial ReignThen Satan and All fallen Angels will return to fight a war of All AgesOn the present earth’s surface to lead a Final war of Gog and Magog’sDescendant’s Against the EARTHLY MMILLENIAL Kingdom CITYGod Wins the Second and Final War of the Ages with God and MagogThen God separates Evil and Good forever and Good for All Eternity!God creates New Heavens and a New Earth with a New Kingdom CityThe New Kingdom City were He will Dwell has a magnificent DomainAnd will eternally walk in his magnificent dominion in glorified bodiesThey will walk forever in the glorious light of New Jerusalem Forever!God chooses who lives Inside the Kingdom City and who lives Outside!I believe both those living inside & outside will all have glorified BodiesI believe there’ll be a difference in the garments worn inside & OutsideI believe all glorious bodies but some will be more glorious than OthersI am of the opinion of the New Heaven and Earth and all BEINGS in itWill be eternally made of THE PURE LATENT which he alone PossessPURE LATENT ENGERY (E) CAN MAKE ITSELF VISIBLE OR INVISIBLEPURIFIED LATENT ENERGY CAN PASS THROUGH MATERIAL THINGSOUR MATERIAL BODIES MADE OF ENERGY X LIGHT SPEED SQUAREDGOD MADE ANGELS THAT CAN PASS SOLID THROUGH THIS PLANTETGOD WON’T ALLOW SATAN & HIS ANGELS COME UP FOR 1000 YEARSTHE SAVED SHALL LIVE ON EARTH ALONGSIDE THE ANGELS OF GODLIKE ANGELS, SAVEDWON’T BE SEEN BY 7 WRATH VIALS SURVIVORSALL GLORIFIED WILL SERVE GOD IN HIS ENTIRE MILLENNIAL REIGNGOD GIVES MORE TO DO TO FAITHFUL BEFORE HE CAME FOR THEM!GOD’S REWARD IS HIS INHERITANCE ONE WILL MANIFEST FOREVER!IT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO THE SAVED AND ANGELS IN MILLINNIELIT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO ALL BEINGS OF GOD’S FINAL CREATIONTHERE WILL NOT BE ANY SOLID OBJECTS TO PASS THROUGH THEREIn the circle of Christian beliefs, concerning the creation of the earth and the universe, there are several different teachings. All agree God created the earth, but beliefs of how and when differ considerably. There are three primary views concerning the age of the earth. Most believe it is a very young planet, and that God created it mature (old) as he created man (Adam) mature. This group has the earth varying in age from 6000 to perhaps 12000 years. Then there is a group that believes a very long indefinite period of time passed between Genesis 1:1 and 1:3, varying from millions to billions of years, and that the creation account following Genesis 1:2 is a recreation, or reshaping, of what was made void and without form by Satan’s fall in Genesis 1:2. The third group believes in theistic evolution, saying God created things over a long period of time, with the Hebrew word “yom” for “day” being used to denote long epochs of time during the six days of Genesis creation.GENESIS 1:1 – IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH.I intend to present a brief history of what is known as “the gap theory.” It is not the intent and purpose of this report to elaborate on the various Scriptures and inductive reasoning processes put forward by many learned men in support of the basic hypothesis. It is primarily the purpose of Part 2 to render a brief history of the gap theory from its inception. However, at least a very basic description of the proposition should be outlined before going into details about its history. A short summary of the theory will be presented by Gaebelein from his Annotated Bible, where he states the following quote on pages 16 and 17 (BEGIN QUOTE BY GAEBELEIN):“It is of the greatest importance to understand that the condition in which the earth (not the heavens) is described in the second verse is not how God created it in the beginning. Scripture itself tells us this. Read Isaiah 45:18. The Hebrew word for ‘without form’ is TOHU, which means ‘waste.’ ‘The earth was waste and void.’ But in the passage of Isaiah 45:18 it says, ‘He created it not a waste.’ The original earth passed through a great upheaval, a judgment swept over it, which in all probability must have occurred on account of the fall of that mighty one Lucifer, who fell by pride and became the Devil. The original earth, no doubt, was his habitation, and he had authority over it, which he still claims as the “prince of this world.” Luke 4:5,6 shows us this. The earth had become waste and void; chaos and darkness reigned. What that original earth was like we don’t know, but we know that animal and vegetable life were in existence long before God began to restore the earth. The immense fossil beds prove this. But they likewise prove that humans were not then on the earth. Between the first and second verses of the Bible there is that unknown time of millions of years which geology gets a glimpse of in studying the crust of the Earth.” (END OF QUOTE BY GAEBELEIN).In order to present a truly representative history of the gap theory, it is first necessary to examine the soil of the times from when it first burst forth its blooms into the light of the nineteenth century. A bit of what we might call a “pre-bloom” time of say, 100 years, would present a picture of mankind beginning to unearth extensive “finds” of various kinds of fossil life. The graphic pictures of pre-historic creatures and plants began to be noticed in exposed rock surfaces, and even more startling were the underground finds of huge dinosaur forms that had once roamed the vast plains of earth. It was a time of great unrest in the minds of learned men who sought an answer to the apparent conflictions of these discoveries with a long accepted belief in a very young earth of some 6000 years.Into this time of apparent contradiction with the long conceived idea of a young, God-created earth, stepped a brilliant Christian man of that day, the scientist, Georges Cuvier. Morris and Whitcomb, in their publication of “The Genesis Flood,” give the following statement concerning Cuvier: (BEGIN QUOTE).“The man to whom we refer was Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), professor of comparative anatomy in the museum of natural history at Paris, and the founder of modern vertebrate paleontology – a man of immense learning and reputation. Cuvier’s opposition to flood geology was subtle, because he insisted the earth had been laid down by the flood. He also taught that the major fossil strata of the earth had been laid down by a series of great floods, separated by immense periods of time, and long before the creation of man.” (END QUOTE).As in most theories, there were certain portions of Cuvier’s hypothesis that needed, over a period of time, to be modified to agree with later discoveries of climate and geological shifts of both life forms and the earth’s crust. Kruten, in his book, “The Age of the Dinosaurs,” as it pertains to the discovery of dinosaur remains in the Paris Basin, says of Cuvier: (BEGIN QUOTE).“Georges Cuvier, working out the sequence in the Paris Basin, taught that the successive periods in the history of the world were invariably caused by a great catastrophe, wiping out most of the living beings when it occurred, whereupon new forms of life were created or migrated from other regions. The antithesis of catastropism is the basic principle of actualism or uniformitarianism.” (END QUOTE).It was during Cuvier’s lifetime that the conflict between Pre-Adamic “Catastrophism” and “Uniformitarianism” theories spread across the civilized world. There were many theologians who lifted the flag in support of Curvier’s hypothesis of a long period of chaos and catastrophe before the first appearance of man. Some of these theologians were portrayed by Surburg in the book “Darwin, Evolution, and Creation,” where he wrote the following: (BEGIN QUOTE).“In the nineteenth century George H. Pember, in his book, ‘Earth’s Earliest Ages,’ set forth the interpretation that a long period or ‘gap’ was to be reckoned with after Genesis 1:1. Pember is thus sometimes credited with the formulation of the ‘gap’ or ‘restitution’ theory. The possibility of a gap or long period of time after Genesis 1:1 has been held by a number of nineteenth century theologians, among then Hengstenberg (1802-69), famous Lutheran theologian at the University of Berlin; Franz Delitzsch (1813-90), professor of Old Testament at Erlangen, and by Boehme, Oetinger, F. Von Meyer, Stier, Keerl, Kurtz, and others.” (END QUOTE).I shall have something to say about Surburg’s suggestion that Pember is the originator of the gap theory at a later time, but for now I would like to present as clear a picture as possible on the catastrophism theory advanced by Cuvier. To close our analysis of Curier’s idea, I will provide a quote from Wendt in his book, “Before the Deluge,” where he speaks of Cuvier’s theory as follows: (BEGIN QUOTE).“According to Cuvier, the earth was shaken many times in its history by upheavals and cataclysms. Some of these were local events; in such cases they only annihilated life in the affected regions, so the new living beings drifted in from other regions and repopulated the devastated areas. In his principle work on paleontology, ‘Recherches Sur Les Ossements Fossiles,’ Curier stated: ‘Life on earth has been frequently interrupted by frightful events. Innumerable organisms have become the victims of such catastrophes. Invading waters have swallowed up the inhabitants of dry land; the sudden rise of the sea bottom has deposited aquatic animals on land. Their species have vanished forever; they have left behind only sparse remains, which the naturalist is currently striving to interpret.’ Cuvier did not exactly state that life on earth had been extinguished to finality, and then recreated by God in superior form; that theory was to be advanced by his successors.” (END QUOTE).Concerning Cuvier’s belief concerning the existence of man during the time of the earth’s great catastrophes, Wendt flatly states: “Cuvier did not believe in the existence of man in primordial times.While I agree with Dr. Surburg’s statement that G.H. Pember is often credited with the formulation of the original gap theory, this has caused many who do not believe the gap theory to say it was only an answer to Charles Darwin’s famous book, The Origin of Species, published in 1859. However, this is completely false.The weight of my research credits the original formulation of the gap theory to have originated from the lips of Dr. Thomas Chalmers, a noted gentleman of some renown, some 45 years before Darwin’s book appeared.Whitcomb and Morris, in their book, “The Genesis Flood,” are correct in their assessment of the “earliest” appearance of the gap theory, of which they state as follows: (BEGIN QUOTE).“As early as 1814, Cuvier’s views were being pronounced in England by Dr. Thomas Chalmers, who found room between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 for this succession of pre-Adamic catastrophes and thus became the great popularizer of the now famous ‘Gap Theory.’ Many of the greatest geologists of this period, such as Adam Sedgwick, Rodgerick Murchison, and William Buckland, approved Cuvier’s theory because it seemed to offer an easy explanation of the fossil strata.” (END QUOTE).It would seem reasonable that the 1810 pre-Adamic catastrophe theory of Cuvier would prompt an almost immediate searching of the Scriptures by diligent born-again believers in an attempt to find God’s linguistic answer to a scientific problem. I have always held that God’s word has the answers for the problems mankind faces in the interpretation of what it teaches. It seems quite reasonable to me that his word was used at that time to present a linguistic solution to a scientific dilemma. I believe the born-again believer who first discovered this linguistic revelation in Genesis was Dr. Thomas Chalmers, who began to expound it publicly “as early as 1814.” The character of this man reveals an inner nature that held the Bible inspired to the point of defending his beliefs openly. The following information concerning Dr. Chalmers, taken from The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church, is quoted as follows. (BEGIN QUOTE).“Chalmers, Thomas (1780-1847). Scottish minister. Born in Anstruther and educated at St. Andrews University, he was inducted to Kilmany Parish in 1803, and lectured part time at his University. He experienced evangelical conversion in 1811, and his ministerial and emphasis and activity were completely changed. He began to write for ‘The Christian Instructor,’ publication of which marked the turning of the tide in the moderate-evangelical encounter. In 1815 he was inducted to the Tron Church, Glasgow, and was heard by crowded congregations twice every Sunday. Glasgow reeled in shock when Chalmers left in 1823 to teach moral philosophy at St. Andrews’s University, but when he moved on to Edinburgh to teach philosophy, his friends were sure he had found his sphere. He became Moderator of the Evangelical Party in 1832, and thereafter the leader and symbol of the movement. During the next decade he championed the cause of church extension, building in six years some 216 churches, and raising 290,000 pounds, a fantastic amount for that day and time. After “The Disruption,” Chalmers became the Moderator of the Free Church Assembly, and professor of Theology in New College. His “Institutes of Theology” was published posthumously in 1849.” (END QUOTE).The “Free Church Assembly” of which Chalmers became Moderator, was an Association of local free churches that made up what was known as The Free Church of Scotland. In order to understand Chalmer’s connection with the Association, the following quote from The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church is offered: (BEGIN QUOTE).“Free Church of Scotland. Popularly known as ‘The Wee Free Church of Scotland.’ It represents the minority of the former Free Church of Scotland who refused to enter the union with the United Presbyterian Church to form the United Free Church of Scotland. The original Free Church was constituted in 1843 after “The Disruption,” when about one-third of the ministers and members seceded from the Church of Scotland rather than submit to what they considered to be state control of the local churches. Their leader, Dr. Thomas Chalmers, declared: ‘We quit a vitiated establishment and would rejoice in returning to a pure one.’” (END QUOTE).Thomas Chalmers was certainly more than qualified to advance such a premise as the gap theory in the Genesis account of creation, possessing Doctors degrees in three disciplines, Bible Languages, the Sciences, and Divinity. Certain domestic calamities, and a severe illness of his own, opened up the fountains of his soul, and drew him closer to the Lord. So, when he was asked after this to prepare an article for an Encyclopedia in Edinburgh by Brewer, he commenced an extensive study of the evidences that Christianity was genuine, during which he became absolutely certain of Christ as Savior, and that the Bible was the veritable “Word of God.” After this, according to the Cyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, “He grew earnest, fervent, devout, and faithful to his pastoral duties.”This reference bears testimony to a man who was an objective scientist that recognized the Bible as the “Word of God,” from which a linguistic answer could be provided to a scientific question. Unbelieving scientists are providing scientific answers to creation. Some believing scientists are offering scientific answers to the creation. And theologians are arguing over interpretations as to how to interpret inspired Biblical words. As for myself, I believe Genesis 1:1, and I could care less how or when God created the heavens and the earth, I just know he did it. However, I will give you my opinion on the Genesis account of creation in a future part of this series, Lord willing. (SCAN DOWN TO READ PREVIOUS BLOGS)
CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 3CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNINGPart 3June 26, 2014http://www.tribulationperiod.com/Part 1 was issued on April 28, 2014
Part 2 was issued on May 1, 2014
Part 2A was issued on June 20, 2014
Part 3 was issued on June 26, 2014The Gap Theory Of God’s Creation Of The Earth!
I have taught the Gap Theory for some 50 Years
He’ll eventually shake creation before 2nd Advent
1000 years later He makes a New Heaven & EarthMay 9, 2014In Part 2, I covered the history of what is now known as “The Gap Theory,” from its origin by Dr. Thomas Chalmers, in 1814. Some of those, who seem to have an intense dislike of it, accuse those who propagate it as believing in evolution, and some of the creation scientists have actually called it heresy. As I indicated in Part 2, I could care less what people believe about how and when the earth was created, as long as they believe Genesis 1:1.Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earthLet us suppose that the Gap Theory is correct, and that the earth really is billions of years old. Just think of all that time, and all the many things that transpired during those billions of years. And, continuing to accept it is correct, suppose that God had given Moses a detailed history of all these events to present to the group traveling with Moses, a group that knew nothing about when and how God created the earth, what do you think they would have done to Moses? More than likely, they would have thrown him out from among them, and left him on his backside in the sands of Sinai. God chose to give Moses the truth about his creation in an easy simplified form they could understand and accept. And accept it they did, until man began to run to and fro across the earth, such that his knowledge was tremendously increased in the things on it, under it, and above it. Now, it is possible for us to better understand the when and the how of the earth’s creation.Daniel 12:4 – But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.The Gap Theory is not difficult to understand, and its premises are based on Biblical linguistics, on the Word of God. It involves three verses of Scripture in the direct evidence of its validity – Genesis 2:1,2 and Isaiah 45:18. And the Hebrew words, WAS, WITHOUT FORM, and NOT IN VAIN, in these three verses, constitute the motivational linguistic reasons that led me to accept the Gap Theory.Genesis 1:1,2 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth WAS WITHOUT FORM, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.Isaiah 45:18 – For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it NOT IN VAIN, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.“WAS,” in verse 2, is the Hebrew word “HAYETHAH.” Many expositors on this verse claim that the word “HAYETHAH” is merely a copula. A copula, in the Hebrew grammar, is a weakened verb form of the word, which merely acts as the link between a subject, and the predicate of a preposition. However, the placement of HAYETHAH in this grammatical structure is not copular.HAYETHAH is a verb, but it is not used in the copular sense. HAYETHAH means “BECAME.” The earth was not created in verse 1 as “without form and void.” It BECAME “without form and void” in verse 2 for some reason, after it was created in a stable condition in verse 1. The Hebrew language does not contain a verb equivalent to our English state of being verb “be.” The sense of the verb “be” in Hebrew is indicated by the absence of a verb in cases where the sense of a verb is required. HAYETHAH comes from the vocabulary root form HAYAH, which Strong lists as a primary root, meaning “to exist, to be or to become,” and states the following: “It is emphatic, and not a mere copula.” Nelson’s Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament, says of HAYAH: “it means to become, occur, come to pass, be,” and goes on to state: “This verb occurs only in Hebrew and Aramaic. The Old Testament attests HAYAH about 3,560 times. Often this verb means more than simple existence of identity (this may be indicated by omitting the verb altogether).” In the writings of Moses, the word HAYAH is translated as BECAME some 22 times in the KJV, and the New International Version of the Bible carries a footnote stating the WAS in Genesis 1:1 may be correctly translated as BECAME. Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies also says HAYAH is frequently translated BECOME. For those of you who know the Hebrew, HAYETHAH is Qal stem, perfect tense, third person, singular number and feminine gender. The verb agrees in person, number and gender with the feminine subject, which is “earth,” i.e., “the earth became.” It may be translated fully as: “the earth she became.” The first portion of Genesis 1:2, laid out in the English language of today for the purpose of deriving its interpretative exposition, is as follows.Genesis 1:2a – And the earth BECAME (HAYETHAH) a desolation (THOHU) and a waste (VABOHU)KJV Translation – Genesis 1:2a – And the earth was without form, and void; (“was” is HAYETHAH, “without form” is THOHU, and “void” is VABOHU).
THOHU is the vocabulary form TOHU. It describes a state or condition of desolation and wreckage, and it describes the condition into which the earth came, apparently after having originally been created in a perfect condition. The next word is VABOHU, which is parallel with TOHU. The vocabulary form is BOHU, and it means “waste.” It is the result of an activity or a wrecking force, as described in the previous word TOHU. The VA prefixed to BOHU is simply the coordinating conjunction, and both BOHU and TOHU are nouns.So, up to this point, I have offered linguistic proof that the word “was” preceding “without form and void” in Genesis 1:1, can legitimately be translated as “became” without violating the inspired Word of God. Now, if this was the only way I could prove my case, I freely admit that, from a linguistic standpoint, I would have reservations about it being correct to the point of definitely stating “was” should be interpreted as “became.” However, the very reason I know it should be understood as “became,” is that I believe the word of God to be inspired, and I do not believe it contradicts itself. Let us now examine Isaiah 45:18, bearing in mind the statement I have just made concerning inspiration of the Bible.Isaiah 45:18 – For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it NOT IN VAIN, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.The two English words IN VAIN are translated from the Hebrew word TOHU, and the NOT preceding it definitely states that God did NOT create the earth in a TOHU condition. So, if we let WAS, which precedes TOHU (without form) in Genesis 1:2, stand as the correct interpretation of HAYETHAH, rather than BECAME, we have a direct contradiction between the statement of Moses in Genesis 1:1 and the prophet in Isaiah 45:18, which I do not accept. Some of the proponents for an earth 6000 to 12000 years old insist that Isaiah 45:18 is not talking about the original creation. I have listened to, and read the tenets of their claim, and find no valid justification for it.Since I am a proponent of the Gap Theory, I feel a certain responsibility to advance what I believe occurred during a very long period of time that passed on this present earth from the time it initially became TOHU and BOHU until God, in Genesis 1:3, began a restoring of it to exist much as we know it today. As I stated in Part 1 and now again in this Part, I don’t care when or how he created it. I am only concerned for those who do not believe God created it. In my 80 years on this planet I have seen many men throw themselves into debates, arguments, and indignant states of dislike for one another on the issue of creation. I certainly think the discussion of it is worthwhile, but I do not intend to waste what time I have left in active service in debating, arguing, or even breaking fellowship over it. It is a lot like the rapture, which is certainly worth discussing and studying, but I’m not overly concerned as to “when” you believe Jesus is coming. I am only concerned for those who don’t believe he is coming. That God created the heavens and the earth, and that his Son, Jesus Christ is going to return for all believers, and then rule and reign on it, is Christian doctrine. “When” God created the earth, and “when” his Son is returning, is Christian opinion. As I mentioned in Part 1, Dr. Fred Stevenson, who taught Hebrew at the Missionary Baptist Seminary for many years, spoke slower than any one I have ever known, except Brother Buddy Pennington. And some of the content in Part 2 comes directly from Dr. Stevenson’s audio cassettes, which were recorded during his classes at the seminary. Dr. Stevenson’s words were transcribed directly by Brother Joe Barker from the cassettes. Dr. Dennis Richey, the pastor of Glendale BC, used his transcription in the preparation of his Doctoral Thesis he presented to Landmark Missionary Baptist Institute, which is sponsored by Glendale Baptist Church in Mauldin, South Carolina. His Father-in-Law, Dr. J.O. Phillips, and myself, were strong advocates of the Gap Theory.Both Dr. Stevenson and Dr. Phillips were strong advocates of the Gap Theory.I did not intend to ever place on our web pages what I believed about the Genesis creation account, because it so controversial and naturally tends to generate strife among the brethren, but over the last three years I have been flooded with requests as to what I believed concerning it. So, in the next few Updates, Lord willing, I intend to write what I believe about the dinosaurs, cloning, when man was created, and several other subjects in question about the long period of time that I believe passed between 1:1 and 1:3 in Genesis. These are things I have taught at Dardanelle MBC for 38 years, but until the late nineties I stayed off controversial subjects like creation and the rapture as I traveled to some 800 churches, and 21 colleges, universities, and seminaries.
CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING Part 4-5
CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING
Part 4In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth
It Was Marred & Changed by Lucifer’s Tohu & Bohu Fall.
God regenerated it then created Adam on the sixth Day
He used his tectonic plates to flood Earth in Noah’s Day
He’ll use tectonic plates to cast fire and brimstone on It
When his 1000 year rule is finished he will Destroy Earth,
Then God shall Create an Eternal New Heaven And Earth,
Which will be made of spiritual elements unknown to ManGod Describes them to us in Material Terms in Revelation.
Land of Magog selling high tech Jets to Meshech & Tubal
Land of Magog is Russia, Mechech+Tubal is greater Syria
Antichrist wiil arise as greater Syria Meshech+Tubal Chief
God created earth and He will shake it to its deep Center!June 29, 2014http://www.tribulationperiod.com/The Gap Theory and Associated Fall of Satan from HeavenIn Part 1, I presented the history of the Gap Theory. In Part 2 I presented the two basic Scriptures that are used to make the linguistic biblical case for its validity. Basically, the Gap Theory advocates that Satan was created by God as an Archangel and placed over the material universe as its prince and protector, with countless number of angels under his authority to facilitate the tasks of the commission he had received from God. But Satan rebelled against the authority of his maker, and caused one-third of the angels to follow him in his rebellion, and they also fell from favor with their creator. I believe this rebellion occurred between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and changed God’s original creation of the earth in verse 1 to the desolate waste found in verse 2.
Genesis 1:1,2 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was (became) without form (tohu), and void (bohu); and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Our understanding of time, as finite human beings, is really incapable of grasping time as God views it. Peter alludes to this principle in his second epistle.
II Peter 3:8-12 – But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
I believe that perhaps as long a period of time as six billion years passed between Genesis 1:1 and 1:3, and that the verses from 1:3 onwards are a restoring, a reconstruction, a reshaping, a remolding of God’s original creation, which was marred by the fall of Satan. I do not believe man ever existed upon the earth until the sixth day of the restoring of the earth by its creator. I believe Genesis 2:7 occurred on the sixth day of the remolding of God’s first creation.
Genesis 2:7 – And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
I believe one of the reasons God created man was to place him over the creation he had assigned Satan as prince before his sin against God. But Adam also sinned, and lost his position as ruler over the creation.
God then immediately advised Adam and Eve that he would one day send a Seed from their lineage to crush the power of the prince of this world, Satan, and thereby restore man as its ruler. Jesus was that Seed.
Genesis 3:15 – And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Christ came as that Seed possessing power over Satan and all his fallen angels, which are now also identified as devils or demons. Christ, as the pre-incarnate Son of God, saw Satan when he first fell billions of years ago.
Luke 10:18 – And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
When Satan fell, about one-third of the angels fell from heaven with him as his followers. A falling star looks like a long bolt of lightning coming down from the heavens, and the stars of Revelation 12:4 represent all the angels that fell to the earth long ago with the Dragon, who is Satan.
Satan fell from heaven billions of years before the Seed arrived in the manger in Bethlehem, but patiently waited for the Seed’s arrival in the flesh, hoping to destroy him and keep his kingdom. But the Seed grew to manhood, was crucified for our sins, and is now the intercessor for all who put their faith in him for the salvation of their souls. Satan fell long ago with one-third of the angelic host, but failed to destroy the Christ child, who is now in heaven with all the power of God.
Revelation 12:4,5 – And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Christ judged the prince of this world, and Satan was found wanting, and the power he held over men through the threat of death was broken by the Seed, who stepped on the serpent’s head and broke his power. But in so doing, the Seed’s heel, which walked upon earth to redeem man, was more than bruised at Golgotha.
Isaiah 53:5 – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
But the Seed’s death passed judgment on Satan, and this world over which Satan was prince, and now the power of the Holy Spirit draws men to the resurrected Seed through the preaching of the cross.
The purpose of this Update is two fold – (1) To offer some ideas in support of a hypothesis concerning the sin that transformed the angelic being Lucifer into the angelic adversary known today as Satan, the Devil, the Dragon, and the old serpent, plus (2) To supplement the “Gap Theory” of Dr. Thomas Chalmers as a possible explanation of the numerous species of life known to have inhabited the earth over a very long period of time. I am in agreement with Dr. Chalmers linguistic claim that Genesis 1:1 does indeed represent God’s original creation of perfect heavens and a perfect earth, while Genesis 1:2a represents the chaotic condition of that initial creation brought about by Satan’s first sin of rebellion against his creator, and that Genesis 1:2b begins the description of God renovating or regenerating the chaotic earth into a habitable planet, one which would support biological needs of his new creation known as Adam, the first human on its surface.
Genesis 1:1,2 – In the beginning God created (bara’) the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was (hayethah – became) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Moses uses the word bara’ to indicate God created the heavens and earth from things that are not seen.
Hebrews 11:3 – Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
But in the re-creating or renovation of the bara’ of Genesis 1:1, when God begins the process of restoring it, he indicates he is making (asah’) visible things from his first bara’, which he created from unseen things.
Genesis 1:7 – And God made (‘asah) the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Genesis 1:16 – And God made (‘asah) two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made (‘asah) the stars also.
‘Asah’ means to make from what is seen. Bara’ is often used to identify what is made from things that cannot be seen. God made (‘asah) the sun, moon, and stars from what he had already created (bara’) in 1:1.
In Exodus 20:11 he uses ‘asah, rather than bara’, because he is referring to remaking (‘asah) the earth in six days out of what had been marred in what he created (bara’) billions of years before the fall of Satan.
Exodus 20:11 – For in six days the Lord made (‘asah) heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Vine’s says the following concerning created (bara’) as it relates to made (‘asah): “The verb bara’ is of profound theological significance, since it has only God as its subject. Only God can create in the sense implied by bara’: The verb expresses creation out of nothing on a cosmic scale: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
In Genesis 2:3, referring back to Genesis 1:1 where God first created (bara’) the earth, then made (‘asah) the things of verses 4 to 17 out of what he had previously created, we find the two words used together.
Genesis 2:3 – And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created (bara’) and made (asah’).
I believe God created (bara’) the heavens and the earth billions of years ago, and Lucifer was placed over it. I do not know how much time passed before Lucifer fell. I do know God rested on the seventh day after he made (asah’) it such than man could exist on the earth.
One must be careful to explain that there is not a concrete, infallible rule for distinguishing precise bara’ and ‘asah differences in all cases, and the exact differences between the usages of bara’ and ‘asha in all sentence structures does have some variance. But the context in which they are placed in Genesis 1:1 to 1:17, does allow the distinction to be made.
The basic hypothesis that I offer concerning Satan’s sin against God that caused the earth to become without form and void is as follows:
That Lucifer’s original sin was to attempt to create a living form of “bios” (life) by his own power.
That most, if not all, creatures possessing “bios” (life) in the time gap between Genesis 1:1, and the latter part of 1:2, were Satanic clones of the life forms God placed on the earth in Genesis 1:1.
That Satan’s basic purpose in his numerous forms of cloning “bios” (life) over millions of years was to produce a form of “bios” into which he could transfer his spirit, and sustain “zoe” (eternal life) in his cloned creature.
That Satan was finally able to clone an inferior non-homosapien form of “bios” without a living soul, but could not generate “zoe” into it.
Perhaps the most graphic description of Lucifer’s sin is contained in Isaiah 14:12-15 – How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
I Timothy 3:6 – Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Verses 13 and 14 from Isaiah, in conjunction with I Timothy 3:6, reveal the basic problem of Lucifer, pride, and is what his sin of rebellion most likely entailed. In his pride Lucifer wanted to be the most High, not in a position of being his servant, but being equal to him. So how could it be brought to pass? There is one thing about God that is absolutely unique – He is the creator all things, yet he was not created. Before Lucifer’s sin there were only two categories of existence or being – The Creator, and the created. The most High was the Creator and everything else was what he had created. In order for Lucifer to fulfill the prideful goal of his heart expressed by his statement, “I will be like the most High,” it was necessary for him to move into the Creator status that only God held. For only by moving into the Creator status could he have any possibility of reaching his lofty goal of being “like the most High.” It is with this idea I proceed with the hypothesis that Satan’s original sin consisted of attempting to be the first creation of God who could create life exactly like God generated life. I contend that God gave Satan billions of years to accomplish such a feat by experimentation with the first life forms God placed on the earth he created in Genesis 1:1. I contend that Satan was able to learn how to clone and manipulate the original life forms God created in Genesis, and that his counterfeiting endeavors over billions of years are found in the fossil records of the earth’s layers laid down over that vast expanse of time. I suspect God gave Satan all this time before a vast audience of his first creation, the angels, so that it would forever be established in their minds that God along was the giver of life, and all Satan was ever able to accomplish was the manipulation of the life forms God had first given life. So, in the end, after all the angelic host had seen the utter failure of Satan to produce a form of life to rule over the earth as his children, God recreated what Satan had wrecked and marred, and then created a new creature on the earth to rule over it in righteousness in his name, the creation we know as Adam, man, or anthropos.
And, when Adam sinned, God immediately revealed his plan to have his Seed, his only begotten Son, to be the one who would buy back Adam’s inheritance by the price of his own blood on the cross.
Genesis 3:15 – And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Hebrews 2:14,15 – Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
It is my contention that while Satan was never able to create such a being as Adam, even by mutation of the species, manipulation of the DNA, or cloning, it is possible he was eventually successful in producing a creature with a crude form of animal intelligence. At the end of the pre-Cambrian age, hundreds of fossil life forms suddenly appeared in the Cambrian rock strata. These were the original life forms of Genesis 1:1, and it was from these simple life forms that Satan’s experimentation produced the heinous creatures that eventually roamed the earth for millions of years. It is conceivable that Satan hoped eventually, through experimentation with “bios,” to make a life form in the flesh in which his “zoe” could dwell. If so, he failed completely. And, more importantly, all of heaven was a witness to his failure. I do not believe Satan has ever been, or ever will be, able to create life as God creates it, from within his person. But I do believe he has learned to take what God has created, and manipulate, mutate, and clone it into something God never intended.
I will take the Scriptures, Lord willing, and make a case for my contention in Part 5.
Dr. J. Louis Guthrie, in his book, “Christ in Creation,” says of “bios” and “zoe” on page 17: “bios is a Greek word meaning physical or tangible life. From it we get many English derivatives connected with physical life. Zoe is the other form. It isn’t easily defined and indeed corresponds more closely to what we call spiritual life in common speech. I cannot recall a single instance, where the Greek work bios, is ever used for the inner life of God, his saved, or angels, and I have given it pretty thorough investigation. These words and their meanings at times are incorporated in the inner life when life is spoken of in the sense of such things as salvation, regeneration, development of Christian ideals, and the resurrection. Many times it is implied that the physical life depends on the spiritual. The living zoe never seems to have existence alone, the inner life is the sort that is self sustaining, and has no need of food itself, also it has complete power to give off eternally and never receive nor demand anything returning to it. This life seems to comprehend the infinity of matter, mind, and spirit. This is the complete fullness of divine life. God then becomes to us a complete personality of material, mind, and spirit.” Neither could I find a single case where bios, or derivations thereof, were ever used to refer to anything but things concerned with physical or tangible life. It was never used for the inner life of God, his saved, or angels. With this in mind, I repeat my original hypothesis that Satan was able to mutate, manipulate, and clone the cells of the original life forms of Genesis 1:1 into a low grade form of bios, but never zoa (eternal life). In my ancient seminary composition I wrote, “I would not be surprised to see scientists produce crude bios in test tube proportions in the next ten years.” And indeed they did! I told the members of the church I pastor in Dardanelle 35 years ago that they would clone a warm blooded mammal prior to the year 2000, and that it was quite possible they would clone a soulless human just before the Lord returned.
In Part 5 I will give accounts from Scripture that support my hypothesis that Satan has, can, and will duplicate life forms. He has been in the process for a very long time. Hopefully, before I am finished with this series on the Genesis creation, I will transmit my explanation as what caused the age of the dinosaurs to abruptly come to an end.CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 5CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
July 12, 2014http://www.tribulationperiod.com/Part 1 was put up on April 28, 2014
Part 2 was put up on May 1, 2014
Part 2A was put up on June 20, 2014
Part 3 was put up on June 26, 2014
Part 4 was put up on June 29, 2014
Part 5 is being put on July 12, 2014God has used his own creation Many times to accomplish his Desires.
God will use his own creation again to fulfill his Tribulation PropheciesThe Creation Gap Theory and Satan’s Ability to Create LifeEphesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.I Corinthians 15:50-52 – Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.The basic hypothesis that I offered concerning the sin of Satan against God, which I contend caused the earth to become “without form and void,” was presented in Part 4 and was as follows:1) That Lucifer’s original sin was to attempt to create a living form of “bios” (physical life) by his own power.
2) That most, if not all, creatures possessing “bios” (physical life) in the time gap between Genesis 1:1, and the latter part of 1:2, were Satanic clones or counterfeits of the life forms God placed on the earth in Genesis 1:1.
3) That Satan’s basic purpose in his numerous forms of cloning or counterfeiting “bios” (physical life) over millions of years was to produce a form of “bios” into which he could transfer his spirit, and sustain “zoe” in his cloned creature.
4) That Satan was finally able to clone an inferior non-homosapien form of “bios” without a living soul, but could not generate “zoe” into it.John, speaking of Christ, stated the character of life that God was able to place in physical man through faith in his Son’s ability to give it, and the Son himself professed his ability to give life having that character. The word “zoe” was used in both of the following scriptures each time the word “life” appears, and each time it means eternal life.John 1:4 – In him was life; and the life was the light of men.John 5:40 – And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.I certainly do not mean to imply that Satan was ever, or ever will be able, to become the original creator of anything except sin. But I do mean to imply that Satan, by misuse of his God-given intelligence, was able to clone, imitate, counterfeit, or whatever you want to label it, and bring forth a form of life we call “bios” from life that God created in Genesis 1:1. God alone is the creator of all things except sin. I am simply saying that Satan developed the capability to mutate, clone, counterfeit by his evil designs, and that these productions were made from the “all things” creations of God in Genesis 1:1.Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.I do not mean he manipulated all of the “all things,” but that he did mutate some of them, and of the some he did mutate, he was never able to bring them under his complete control. I am also advancing the idea that God allowed Satan to carry this out over an enormous time span in order to prove to all creation God is the “most High” and, as such, the only one capable of sustaining all life and the creation itself.Isaiah 14:12-16 – How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
In order to add some inductive Biblical premises to my argument that some life forms prior to Genesis 1:3 were of Satanic mutation processes, I offer the account of the plagues, which were sent by God upon the Egyptians and their many false gods. It is noteworthy that the power of Satan to produce certain bios life forms through the Egyptian magicians was vividly portrayed. Satan was able to produce bios blood and two different types of cold-blooded reptilian bios in the form of serpents and frogs.Exodus 7:10-12 – And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.  Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.  For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.The superiority of God’s created bios serpents is shown by what they did to the cloned bios of Satan.Exodus 7:20-22 – And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.  And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.  And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said.Exodus 8:5-7 – And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.  And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.  And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.But when it came time to clone or counterfeit a warm-blooded bios, the magicians were unable to do it. I contend that, at this point in time, the Devil had not been able to master the cloning of warm-blooded bios, but I believed he would eventually learn how to counterfeit it, and that is why I told the church I pastor 25 years ago that scientists would one day clone a warm-blooded mammal. Notice the reaction of the magicians when they were asked to produce a small warm-blooded sand louse.Exodus 8:16-18 – And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.  And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.  And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.Please notice what the Egyptian magicians said. They recognized this creation was by the finger of God, which their god Satan was not able to duplicate.Exodus 8:19 – Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.They knew they could go no farther, because their god had not yet been able to master the cloning of warm-blooded creatures in the time of Moses. And their folly was manifested to Pharaoh and all of Egypt.II Timothy 3:8,9 – Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.  But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.The magicians exclamation, “This is the finger of God,” is a statement of their recognition of the power of the true God. They were not impressed that the “most High” could produce bios blood or simple forms of bios life in cold-blooded creatures, because their god could produce clones of counterfeit cold-blooded bios. But when God produced a small complex bios like a sand louse that their master of the god to whom they belonged. Scientists cloned a frog long before they ever cloned a large warm-blooded mammal like “Dolly.” Satan energized the reptile in could not yet clone, they quickly acknowledged a higher “finger” of power than that the Garden of Eden and the Egyptian magicians. He has energized many forms of life in all ages, and will do so in the future. I believe he is now energizing some TV evangelists who are willing to follow him today, as is indicated in II Timothy 3:6,7.II Timothy 3:6,7 – For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.I feel it quite within the realm of possibility that the reptilian species of the many geological ages were Satan’s experimental clones of the original bios God created in Genesis 1:1. It is also conceivable that as each new species ran into a dead end by failing to progress into what Satan had in mind, it was subsequently eliminated by some great catastrophe, cast out or discarded to make room for another attempt to produce a species of bios that could rule over the earth as Satan’s representative. The earth’s crust bears testimony to many such catastrophic events during its long history. It is not unreasonable to assume Satan may have been able to ultimately produce a species of bios such as the hominoid findings of the Leakey family in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania, which roamed the earth millions of years ago. Satan may well have been able to produce a hairy bios creature with enough intelligence to develop a lifestyle with a strong self-preservation instinct. I do not even rule out the possibility that such a hairy bios creature may have attained sufficient intelligence to dig out shallow graves for its dead to eliminate the stench associated with bios decay, and to draw characters on cave walls, but these were not men created by God with souls – They were not zoe, they were creatures of bios life but not of bios indwelt by zoe, the breath of God. They were not living souls.Genesis 2:7 – And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.Hopefully, in Parts 6 and 7, I will complete this series on the Genesis creation, and finally get around to discussing what I believed caused the dinosaurs, and the associated land life forms of their distant age, to disappear so suddenly in geologic time.CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 6-7
CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 6
CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
July 27, 2014
Earth was Created Perfect by God in the Beginning
It Became Tohu+Bohu because of Angelic Rebellion
Part 1 was put up on April 28, 2014 – Part 2 was put up on May 1, 2014, Part 2A – Part 2A was put on June 20, 2014 – Part 3 was put up on June 26, 2014 – Part 4 was was put up on June 29, 2014 – Part 5 was put on on July 12, 2014 – Part 6 is now being put up today July 27, 2014
God has used his own creation many times to accomplish his Will!
God will use His Creation Again to fulfill His Tribulation Prophecies.
If angels or men rebel against him he can make earth Tohu+Bohu!
Read what will happen before the 2nd Advent in Our Last 2 Blogs!
By the Time of His 2nd Advent Earth will Look like It’s Tohu+Bohu!
Gap Theory Phases of the Earth
I accepted the Gap Theory long before I came to the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas. It has been around since Hector was a pup. I attended the original Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the late forties and early fifties while Dr. Bogard was still living, and entered my military and National Security Agency career in 1951. I was first exposed to the Gap Theory in Merrill Unger’s Bible Handbook before I retired from the NSA. So it was no great leap for me to listen attentively to what was taught concerning it while I was a student at the seminary
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Merrill Frederick Unger (1909–1980) was a Bible commentator, scholar, and theologian. He earned his A.B. and Ph.D degrees at Johns Hopkins University, and his Th.M and Th.D degrees at Dallas Theological Seminary. After serving as a pastor at several churches, Unger taught for a year at Gordon College. For the next 19 years, until 1967 – at which time he became professor emeritus, Unger was professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Unger was a prolific writer who authored some 40 books many of which are well received in Christian colleges and seminaries. Unger was also a well known Biblical archaeologist.
I again wish to state what I have said over and over again in this series – the Gap Theory is just what the name implies, it is a THEORY, no more and no less, but Genesis 1:1 is, in my opinion, it is best of several others I have considered. I am only certain Genesis 1:1 is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
I do not believe man evolved. I believe he was created on a single day, the sixth day of a restoring of the original creation of God in Genesis 1:1, which became necessary when the Devil rebelled against the Lord by attempting to mutate His own life forms in the original creation.
I believe there have been two great floods on the present earth that God originally created, the flood of Noah’s time, and the flood of Genesis 1:2a.
Genesis 1:2 – And the earth was (hayethah-became) without form (tohu), and void (bohu); and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
As I have shown in previous updates, the first sentence in 1:2 states what the earth had become as a result of Satan attempting to manipulate God’s original creation of 1:1. The word “deep” is a noun that means “abyss,” and refers to the bottom of a great flood God has sent upon the earth to destroy Satan’s creation, and the “face” of that great flood is the surface of its waters that cover all the earth. The second sentence of 1:2 – “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” pictures God hovering over the surface of the waters, which he used to destroy land creatures because of a Lucifer Led Angelic Rebellion. . It is the picture an artist would portray by painting a portrait of a chicken hovering over her eggs to give protection and her warmth to produce new life from her eggs she originally laid. This is the announcement of what is about to follow in the rest of the first chapter of Genesis, which is a literal six day restoration of the original creation of God in Genesis 1:1 that had been marred by God due to the rebellion led by of Satan. The first great flood in the Bible is not the flood in Noah’s day, it is the great flood of Genesis 1:2 that covered all the land surface of the original perfect creation of God.
God doss not create something for mankind to dwell on by initially creating it as tohu and bohu (a wild desolate chaotic waste). However, God has, from time to time made changes in his original perfect heavens and his earth when angels or mankind have rebelled against him. The first rebellion was when some of his angels chose to follow Satan. Mankind has also challenged God’s authority by exceeding the limits of his longsuffering several times. The second rebellion was when mankind exceeded the limits of God’s longsuffering.
Isaiah 45:18 – For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath estabkished it, HE CREATED IT NOT IN VAIN (TOHU), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there IS NONE ELSE. (There is a difference between “Lord” and “LORD).
In each case God has made earth uninhabitable because of rebellion against his commandments, and then restored it to make it habitable for mankind.
The earth has gone, and will continue to go through, phases of God’s dealing with it since he originally created it. They are as follows:
(1) God created the Original Earth – Genesis 1:1
(2) God made earth waste due to Devil’s Rebellion – Genesis 1:2
(3) God Reshaped and refurbished His Earth – Genesis 1:3-31
(4) Earth Cursed by God due to Man’s Rebellion – Genesis 6:17,18
(5) The Flood of Noah’s Day – Genesis 7:23,24
(6) The Present Earth Restored – Genesis 8:13 and 9:15
(7) Earth burned by God for Man’s Rebellion – II Peter 3:3-9
(8) Christ’s 2nd Advent and 1000 Year on Earth – Zechariah 14:9
(9) Physical Earth’s Final Destruction by God – Revelation 20:7-10
(10) God creates the final Spiritual Heaven & Earth – II Peter 3:10-14
(11) Where there will be NO MORE TOHU OR BOHU FOREVER
I believe that God created the earth billions of years ago. I do not know, nor can I estimate, when Satan first rebelled against God, but I believe a great gap of time exists between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2b, and I also believe that the re-creation by God from Genesis 1:3 onwards was done in six literal days, not over long periods of time. Please note in Genesis 7:19-24 that only the land based creatures were totally wiped out in the great flood of Noah’s day. The same was true in the first great flood of Genesis 1:2, only the creatures dependant upon “the face of the ground” for their life survival were destroyed.
Genesis 7:23 – And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
The sea creatures were not all destroyed completely in either of the two floods. God did create (bara’) great whales in the seas in his re-creation. It is interesting that whales are mammals. It appears that the creatures of the oceans were not all destroyed by the Genesis 1:2 flood, and that many, along with some birds that were able to survive the flood, were allowed by God to bring “forth abundantly, after their kind,” in order to once again repopulate their domains.
Genesis 1:21 – And God created (bara’) great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
This would explain why fossil replicas of fish from the pre-Genesis 1:2b flood were discovered, which perfectly match their descendant species in the oceans of today. These fish fossils that match were found in areas of the earth’s land mass that were once joined together, but tore apart at the time of Satan’s rebellion against God between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. If you will take world map and look at the protruding northeastern part of the South American continent, then shift your eyes across the Atlantic to view the area of greatest curvature in the western coastline of Africa, you will see how the two continents were once joined together into a single land mass. The identical fish fossils from the pre-flood of Genesis 1:2b are found in Africa and South America where they once joined together. They were separated when the earth began to break apart from being a single dry land mass at the time of Satan’s rebellion against God, who created the single dry landmass in Genesis 1:1. Geologists have named the first landmass of Genesis 1:1 “Pangaea,” which means “all lands.”
The development of plate tectonics principles in the twentieth century brought a sweeping change in our understanding of the original earth. It was a century in which we ran across, under, and above the earth, and it was a time when the most fantastic increase in human understanding of the earth and the universe occurred, an acceleration that is beyond belief. Now, in these last days of this age, we can understand many of the tenets of God’s creation that Moses, and those traveling with him, were not able to grasp in their day, which is the reason God gave them a very simple account they could accept, but left a fuller understanding in the linguistic account for us to understand in these last days.
Daniel 12:4 – But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Soon after the first truly reliable world maps were made, geographers noticed that the continents would fit together like a jigsaw puzzle if they could be moved, but the idea of a mobile crust was not considered until the knowledge explosion occurred in the early twentieth century. As a certified meteorologist, I became familiar with the work of another man who was my peer in meteorology, Alfred Wegener, a meteorologist who accepted the theory first advanced in 1908 by American geologist Frank B. Taylor. The German, Alfred Wegener, gave the first reasonable explanation of why plate tectonics was valid, by pointing out the similarities in the fossils found on the coastlines of northeastern Brazil and central sections of the western coast of Africa. His evidence was published in a 1915 book with the title, “The Origins of Continents and Oceans.” Warner believed that the continents light granite rock somehow plowed above the denser basalts of the ocean sea floors, driven by forces related to the rotation of the earth. His theory was not proven until our “running to and fro” on the ocean sea floor (since the end of World War II), enabled us, by the development of seismic tomography (created by the earthquake waves passing through the earth), to see the cracks in the world’s crust. Then the technology needed to track the historical magnetic paths of polar wandering through magnetic patterns in the rock strata reversals on the ocean and sea floors was developed, and we were finally able to accept the tectonic drift of the continents over a long period of time to be a fact, rather than just a theory. The dinosaurs, and their fellow land creatures, lived in the age that followed the fall of Satan in Genesis 1:2. their extinction occurred abruptly in the flood of Genesis 1:2b, after having flourished for millions of years. Genesis 1:3 is the beginning of the description of a literal six day restoration of the fallen creation following the flood of Genesis 1:2a.
Genesis 1:1-3 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
I am beginning to wonder if I will ever complete this series, but, Lord willing, I will eventually finish. I don’t know if I really want to take the time to go through the re-creation verses line by line, but if I feel inclined to do so it will eventually appear in future Parts, if I feel up to it, I may discuss the earth’s age theory of Bishop Ussher in the next creation Part. I believe his theory first appeared some 23 years after the 1611 edition of the King James Bible, and, if correct, would have the earth reaching an age of 6,016 years in 2012.
The Gap Theory Flood and the Age of the Earth
Up until the time that Bishop Ussher, in about 1634, added up the genealogical dates in the fifth chapter of Genesis, and gave them as proof that the earth was created in 4004 B.C., people did not particularly care how long the earth had existed. They just read the first Scripture in the Bible, and believed it. That satisfies me, but it does not seem enough for a number of people, so I have given you an account of what I believe concerning the how and the when of creation, as I interpret it from the account in Genesis. However, what I consider important is that God created the earth, not when and how he did it.
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
It is highly unlikely that God intended to wait until 1634 to reveal the age of the earth to an Irish Archbishop named James Ussher. I don’t believe that the genealogical ages from Seth to Noah were intended, or can be used, for calculating the age of the earth. The Hebrew words used for “son,” “daughter,” and “begat,” may involve a distant or an immediate descendant. Merrill Unger, in his “Bible Handbook,” gives several reasons why one should not use Bishop Ussher’s calculated age of the earth as factual. They are quoted as follows:
(1) The Hebrew terms “begat,” “son,” “daughter,” are used with great latitude. They may involve a distant as well as an immediate descendant.”
(2) The ten generations from Adam to Noah and the ten from Noah evidently aim at brevity and symmetry, rather than unbroken father-to-son relation.
(3) Abbreviations due to symmetry are common features of Scripture genealogies (as in the first chapter of Matthew).
• In the recurring formula: A lived ____ years and begat sons and daughters, and A lived after he begat B ____ years and begat sons and daughters, B may not be the literal son of A. (the identical Hebrew word “ben” is used for son, grandson, great-grandson, great-great-grandson, adinfinitim). The age of A is his age when his descendant was born from whom B was descended. So an indefinite time interval may therefore be intended between A and B
• Believe me when I tell you I have heard all the arguments that come from cross referencing Old Testament and New Testament genealogies in an attempt to prove man was created in 4004 B.C. And I have tried to be open and honest with God and myself in attempting to discover from the Scriptures exactly when Adam was created on this planet. I cannot tell you from the Scriptures when Adam was created. All I can do is to give you an estimate based on what I have seen in the fossil record of what I believe to be the descendants of Adam, and the latitude I believe allowed by God without violating the linguistics of the Scripture. I approximate, estimate, just plain guess, that God created Adam in the Garden of Eden some 25 to 30 thousand years ago. But if you believe God created Adam in 4004 B.C., I will certainly admit you might be correct. And if you do believe that the earth is only 6,007 years old, I have no problem with it. But if you tell me that God did not create the earth, or that he did not create Adam on the sixth day, or that he created Adam by a process of evolution from lower life forms, then I violently disagree with you.
• The flood that closed the age of the dinosaurs, and their cold-blooded epic of geological time, occurred in the final sentence of Genesis 1:2.
Genesis 1:2 – And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
CREATION BY GOD IN THE BEGINNING – PART 7CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNINGPart 7July 28, 2014Part 1 was put up on April 28, 2014 – Part 2 was put up on May 1, 2014, Part 2A – Part 2A was put on June 20, 2014 – Part 3 was put up on June 26, 2014 – Part 4 was was put up on June 29, 2014 – Part 5 was put on on July 12, 2014 – Part 6 was put up today July 27, 2014 – Part 7 is the final Blog in the Creation Series.PARTS 6 AND 7 ARE A SUMMARY OF THE CREATION SERIESWhen God Created the heavens and the earth he made them perfect and sinless.When God made the Angels he made them perfect and sinlessWhen God made Adam &Eve he made them perfect and sinlessGod placed Archangel Lucifer over God’s perfectly created EarthAnd Lucifer led sinful angelic rebellion against God to become SatanGod’s first land mass judgment was a breakup of earth into a vast spreading tectonic plate system.I contend there was only one continent when God created the earth in Genesis 1:1. Geologists call it Pangaea, which means “all lands.” When Lucifer and the angels that rebelled against God, this one landmass, Pangaea, began to break up and spread apart into a landmass that God made Tohu and Bohu because of the rebellion. It has been spreading apart ever since, and is still spreading apart in some areas, but undercutting and overriding itself in others. The spreading may have started billions of years ago, or as late as 150 million years in the past. I believe this breakup of this first land mass occurred between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and that the first part of 1:2 shows the results of that breakup.Genesis 1:1,2 – In the beginning God created (bara’) the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was (became-hayethah) without form (tohu), and void (bohu); and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (I covered this in Part 6)For bara’, hayethah, tohu, and bohu, please see Parts 3,4, and 6.Widespread tectonic plate motion proofs come from two different aspects of the earth’s magnetic field. These are the “paths of polar wandering” and patterns of magnetic reversals on the sea floor. We were able to see the plate movements over long periods of time because the long lines of magnetic force running between the north and south poles influence the properties of rock as it forms. Following World War II we developed the ability to map the entire sea floor of the world through many deep-sea explorations and satellite spectrographic photography in all the various colors of the spectrum. The heat seeking ability of detection by colors of the spectrum unveiled what had been hidden from man’s eye’s since his creation in the Garden of Eden, the great cracks in the crust of the ocean and sea floors that extended down to great underground lakes of molten magma. One of these great cracks is now identified as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and, along this crack, since the breakup of Pangaea, liquid lava has been flowing upward, hardening instantly when its hits the waters on the Ocean sea floor. This phenomenon has been spreading the European and African continents apart from the North and South American continents at a very, very, slow rate, averaging perhaps only a few inches per year. We know it has been a very slow process by the interaction between two things in God’s creation, the change of state occurrences in rocks when they change from liquid to solid, and the constant shifting of the earth’s magnetic field. Volcanic rocks cooling from the lava become magnetized in the direction of the earth’s magnetic field when they cool to a solid state. The lines of force in the magnetic field occur at different angles at earth’s different latitudes, being horizontal at the equator and vertical at the poles. By using a sensitive instrument called a magnetometer one can determine the direction of the magnetic poles and the magnetic latitude at the time the rock was formed into its solid state. Studies of magnetic properties in rocks show that the continents have changed their positions relative to the earth’s magnetic field during the geologic time since the fall of Satan and the associated breakup of Pangaea. The continents followed different paths relative to the magnetic poles, showing that they have moved relative to each other, which led to the proof that continental drift tectonic plate theory was correct, and that the earth has been slowly spreading apart for countless numbers of years.Another proof of tectonic plate drift over eons of time were studies of the basalt rock magnetic properties across the surface of the entire earth, which proved that the earth’s magnetic field has reversed itself many times during the last 70 to 80 million years, There have been periods of 1 to 3 million years during which the magnetic poles have been close to their present locations, followed by similar periods during which the north and south poles have been reversed. At least nine reversals have occurred in the last 5 million years. The present period of “normal” polarity began about 700,000 years ago, and was preceded by a period of reverse polarity some 2 million years before it occurred, which contained two short periods of “normal” polarity.In the early sixties Fred Vine and D.H. Matthews postulated that since the earth’s magnetic field had been reversed intermittently, then new basalt forming at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge during geologic time would have experienced a process of being magnetized, and that it would have to be according to the earth’s polarity at that time. As spreading of the ocean floor progressed, a series of normal and reversed magnetic strips should have been produced symmetrically from the center of the ridge. Each band of new rock moving on the ocean floor to the east on one side of the crack, and to the west on the other side, should have kept the original magnetic declination it received at the time of its formation from liquid to solid, and each section on either side of the crack should have a matching section equal distant on the other side of the crack. So, if their postulation was correct, the result should have been a matching set of parallel bands of normal and reversed magnetized rocks on either side of the ridge. The use of magnetometers across the Atlantic Ocean floor proved their theory to be a fact.Dr. L.D. Foreman, whom I loved dearly, and who was a kind friend to me in my early years as a believer, believed the earth did spread apart, and was a proponent of the Gap Theory, but he believed the continents began to spread apart in the days of Peleg. The only time we ever fully discussed “when” I believed they first begin to spread apart was in the break room of the ABA Texarkana book store shortly before he went to the Solomon Islands, where he died of a heart attack while baptizing a new convert. I really don’t know if I would ever have been able to bring him to believe what I concluded about the land spreading in the days of Peleg, because I never had the opportunity after our Texarkana meeting, but I intended to try. There were some geological, geographic, and archeological discoveries in Iraq that did not really come to light until the fifties, and they tend to indicate a different interpretation of Scripture dealing with the days of Peleg. They involve the discovery of a canal, or as the ancients of that day called it, “a rill”, or a watercourse, for travel and irrigation of the land.According to Strong’s Dictionary of Old Testament Words, the Hebrew word PELEG means: “A rill (i.e., a small channel of water, as is used in irrigation).” The Indian custom of naming their children after historical events that occurred near or at their birth, which is still done at times in our present day culture, was quite common among the ancients, and I am persuaded that Peleg was named for a historic event among the ancients of his day. Peleg was born some 100 years after the flood, at which time civilization was limited largely to the fertile valleys that lay between the Tigris and Euphrates River, which both emptied into the Persian Gulf. So the event was a major one for the known world of that day. In the following Scripture the word translated “earth” is the Hebrew word “erets,” and in the context of this verse it means only the land surface that made up the known world at Peleg’s birth. Young’s Analytical Concordance lists the numbers of ways it is translated in the KJV.Country – 140 timesEarth – FrequentlyField – 1Ground – 96Land – FrequentlyNation – 1Way – 3World – 4So, as you can see from the table, earth or land is the usual meaning of it. We often refer to fertile soil as the good land of the earth.Genesis 10:25 – And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth (erets) divided (palag); and his brother’s name was Joktan.We now know that the earliest civilization, which lived in the wide fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, built what they would have called a rill or watercourse, but which we would call a canal. It was used for irrigation between the two rivers, and to transport trade goods from one river population to the other by small boats, rather than having to cross either river.PALAG, translated as “divided,” is rarely used in the Old Testament, and only four occurrences are listed in Young’s Analytical Concordance. It’s a primary root and according to Strong’s Dictionary, it simply means: “to split.”So, putting this all together, I do not believe this is when the continents, as we know them today, began to move apart at the speed of ocean liners. I believe the one continent that God created in Genesis, which geologists have named Pangaea, began to break apart very slowly when Lucifer rebelled against God between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and they have been very slowly drifting apart for countless numbers of years.I believe that Peleg was named for the peleg (rill or canal of water) that was made when the erets (land) was palag (split), and which did indeed separate the known world of civilization into two sections, a northern half of the Tigris-Euphrates River valley, and a southern half ending at the Persian Gulf. I believe it likely that the rill had just been completed when Peleg was born, and his name was used as a historical marker of the event.Genesis 1:2 – And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.In the discourse that follows I will attempt to correlate Genesis 1:1-3 with II Peter 3:3-8.II Peter 3:3,4 – Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.This was the first single land mass continent that stood alone out of the seas and oceans of our planet. It was given the name Pangaea by Alfred Wegener in 1915 in his book, “The Origins of Continents and Oceans.” It correlates with II Peter 3:5.II Peter 3:5 – For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:Genesis 1:2a – And the earth was (hayethah) without form (tohu), and void (bohu); and darkness was upon the face of the deep.This is what the earth became when Satan rebelled against God. After Satan had tried for many years to create a living bios creature with a soul, he utterly fell on his face, and all of the created beings of God watched him fail. It was at the end of Satan’s failure that God flooded the earth, and the land dwelling creatures on the earth ended abruptly and suddenly. Thus the Genesis 1:2a correlates with II Peter 3:6.II Peter 3:6 – Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:Genesis 1:2b – And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.This is when the Spirit of God fluttered over the surface of the flood that covered the earth, like a dove hovering over her eggs she previously laid to give them protection and warmth to come to life. This is when the waters began to recede off the earth, and it eventually became the divided earth much as we know it today. This verse correlates with II Peter 3:7.II Peter 3:7 – 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.Genesis 1:3 – And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.This verse marks the beginning of the penetration of light that had only been able to keep the earth in a state of scattered, diffused, refracted, and reflected light for a very long period of time, but now it begins to break through the great cloud shroud around the earth, and marks the start of God’s six days of re-creation of his original creation because of Satan’s rebellion.During the re-creation God made most of what he made out of what was already here from his first creation. You will find the word ‘asah used in those cases. But he also initially created some things for the first time in the six-day re-creation. In those cases you will find the word bara’ was used.I do not mean to be rude, or difficult to get along with, but because I got tired of having to try to tell people what I believed about creation in ten words or less, I did not address the subject in my 27 years of lectures in churches, seminaries, colleges, universities, and institutions of higher learning. I have seen as much controversy on this subject as I have on the rapture question. I am tired of controversy and flying dust among the brethren, and having to defend my positions in such a wide area of disagreement, so if you send me questions on these two subjects, you may not get an a reply. Let me put it simply: I believe that God created the heaven and earth, that he created Adam on the sixth day, that the days were 24 hours long, that Adam did not evolve through evolution, that Jesus was the second Adam who died for my sins and is my Savior, and that he is coming sometime soon for me. I really don’t have the time or inclination to get involved in something less important than what I have just stated.Dr. L.D. Foreman was a close friend who encouraged me very early in my ministry to pursue the destruction of the earth by movement of the tectonic plates in the tribulation period. He asked me if he could include my material from Tectonic Chaos in the fiftieth, and last memorial, of his publication, and he included a lot of it in his anniversary publication. But there was one thing we differed on, and I discussed it with him at length in the cafeteria at the Texarkana Book Store shortly before his ill- fated trip to the Solomon Islands, where he suffered a fatal heart attack while baptizing one of the new converts. After Dr. Foreman published his book, “The Bible in Eight Ages,” certain topographical discoveries were made in Iraq, and I discussed it with him at length. Unfortunately we did not have an opportunity to continue the discussion after his trip to the Solomon Islands. I don’t know if I would have been able to get him to change his mind had he returned.This is the end of The Gap Series. It runs from Part 1 through Part 7. I do not intend to say anything else about it. If anyone asks me what I believe about creation, what follows is what I proclaim. The first two Scriptures are what I know for sure about creation, and the last five are what I know for sure about the last Adam, Jesus. I preach the last five, and do believe they are more important than completely understanding the two in Genesis.Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.Genesis 2:7 – And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.I Corinthians 15:45 – And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.John 6:62,63 – What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.John 5:40 – And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.Romans 10:17 – So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.