There are some who do not believe or accept the evidence against
carbon dating because there is much scientific evidence that says Earth
is quite old. However the Earth we see today is not the Earth that was
! The 3 Earth Ages is the final piece of the puzzle, so as not to be
leaving no ancient stone unturned and having all the bases covered, so
as to absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt, prove that The Creator
created all that we see.
As the last few chapters have proven , in the Information Age , all
areas of science have progressed to the point , where instead of
contradicting or attempting to refute the Bible , they have come to be
in easy agreement with it, in fact corroborating it. The one area where
things don’t always seem to line up, is the geological
record of Earth seeming to be 4.5 billion years old and yet Bible
scholars agree , the Garden of Eden creation was approximately 6000
Today many Bible believers AND scientific people, ascribe the entire
geologic record to the Flood of Noah’s time. They point to the one time
worldwide catastrophic effects of The Flood to explain the effects of
erosion, mountain building, volcanism, and fossil remains. Some say old
school Bible believers, in order to rigorously cling to their
6000-year-old Creation, The Flood and a shortened chronology of the
earth, they reject almost all the evidence of 150 years of geological
investigation that says the Earth is over 4 billion years old.
But these people should not condemn them too strongly, because on the
other side of the fence we have the Atheists, Darwinian Evolutionists
and the school of anti-catastrophism — those MUDDLE-HEADED GEOLOGISTS
and PALEONTOLOGISTS who have been BRAINWASHED to the exact opposite
conclusion. That is, they stand on “uniformitarian” geology, and will
not admit to any earthshaking, global catastrophes in the past that
mimic long age geologic effects. They IGNORE or attempt to explain away
all evidence of a geological nature which supports any kind of
catastrophism. They discount all new scientific evidence and the correct
new interpretation of it, they ignore all archeological finds or
interpret them to fit their own conclusions. They ignore ALL human
testimony, all traditions, all legends from around the world.
Uniformitarian theory and Evolutionary theory has, for all practical
purposes, become to them ANOTHER RELIGION. What we see, then, is two
groups of individuals with BLINDERS on clinging to two opposing
viewpoints, NEITHER OF WHICH IS COMPLETELY AND FULLY SUPPORTED BY THE
FACTS. Both unwilling to compromise, adamant in their authority, staunch
in their belief. BOTH interpreting the evidence to fit their own
There is a third theory or I should correctly say, EXPLANATION that
takes issue with both the Creationists who REFUSE to accept the
evidence of an earth which has existed for billions of years, and also
with the Evolutionists who REFUSE to admit the striking geological and
scientific evidence for Creation. Why does it seem so difficult for
people to obtain a balance ? Why do we humans become so emotionally
involved with a particular belief, afraid, nervous, fearful and
glandular ? Emotional attachment to a false world concept, or fable, is a
DANGEROUS thing. Emotion paralyzes us from accepting facts right before
our eyes . It also prevents critical thinking and digging deeper for
undiscovered facts or truly understanding the facts we already know . The
Earth’s geological history (which, by the way, God also preserved in
stone), tells us that this planet is very old. Therefore, the Holy Bible
MUST explain the validity of those observations and provide a Biblical
reason why these things are so. The Genesis Gap Doctrine of Ruin-Reconstruction does exactly that !
Much geological and paleontological evidence suggests that THERE WAS A
WORLD BEFORE ADAM. Most of the dating techniques of scientists —
uranium-argon, potassium-thorium, racemization and thermal-luminescence —
as well as observation and logic conclusively seem to show that the
rocks under our feet, the bones of ancient animals, and even the
charcoal campfires of Paleo-Indians, Neanderthal man, and other ancient
hominid remains, seem to be much older than 6,000 years. Was there a
World Age before Adam ?
Many independent dating techniques seem to show that various hominid
creatures lived about 500,000 years ago. More primitive types lived as
long ago as 1-2,000,000 years. Those creatures, in some cases, were
FAMILIAR with fire, used crude chipped stone tools such as hand axes,
notched and saw-toothed implements, scrapers, engravers. Could there
have been PRE-ADAMIC CREATURES living in a PRE-ADAMIC WORLD ? A world
which ended in a great catastrophe.
The truth is, there is NO CONTRADICTION between the Biblical record
and scientific knowledge of the earth’s past. Those who wish to uphold
the Bible in the face of new evidence regarding early hominids, homo
erectus, homo habilis, or other discoveries of Primitive Man-like
creatures, need not worry. This is not to say we came from apes ! Make
no mistake we were created in the likeness and image of God !
Our DNA is different from that of each of the apes, monkeys, and all
the rest. The number of vertebrae in our backbone is different from that
in the apes.
Our cranial (brain) capacity is totally different from the great apes. Orangutans……………….275-500cc.
Gorillas are much larger than humans, so why is there brain so much smaller, if we are related.
The Demonic Theory of Evolution, that makes Atheists out of people,
was previously, thoroughly exposed and proven a lie, in chapter 7a.
There is NO EVIDENCE that such creatures evolved into Modern man.
Rather, they lived long ago in a world BEFORE ADAM WAS CREATED — another
world–another time–another age, governed by a different set of
Such discoveries tell us much about the ancient history of the earth.
They tell us nothing, one way or the other, about the Scriptures. So
to reconcile the science of a billions-year-old earth ,100’s of
thousands of year old man and a 6000-year-old Creation we must go thru
several steps .
To bring these points into agreement , we will begin with biblical
events and the ages of biblical figures , do some math and later match
that with chronology of time and modern science and finally clear up
some man-made Biblical translation errors , that really clarify things .
The most highly respected reliable source is James Ussher , the
Archbishop of Armagh ( Church of Ireland) . In the 17th century he
devoted many years of his life researching, comparing and aligning facts
and dates from the Old Testament, Jewish and Greek texts , Egyptian ,
Roman Greek and Asiatic texts and historians , as well as astronomical
It is important to note some of these documents were first-hand
accounts of events which were never widely circulated and have since
His primary interest was Biblical history and how secular history
relates to it, however his most notable work included much information
about early Romans, Greeks, Persians and Egyptians, which was never
published elsewhere, previously.
In fact, for centuries this work was considered a ‘ primary source document ‘ !
This, one of Ussher’s many projects, was a complete history of the
world in Latin, covering every major event from the time of creation to
He published this 1,600-page volume in 1650. An English translation with the abbreviated title, “The Annals of the World “was
first published in 1658, two years after his death, because the full
title is too long, by specifically indulging the truly extraordinary
intelligence of this man, being, “ Annals of the Old Testament deduced
from the first origins of the world , the chronicle of Asiatic and
Egyptian matters together produced from the beginning of the historical
time up to the beginnings of Maccabees “
(The complete work is amazingly detailed, extensive and accurate. It
has recently been translated into modern English and republished.1)
In preparing this work, Ussher first made the assumption that the
Bible is the only reliable source of chronological information for the
time periods covered therein. In fact, before the Persian Empire
(approximately the sixth to third centuries B.C.) very little is known
from any source about Greek, Roman and Egyptian history or the history
of other nations; much rests on speculation and myths. Dates in secular
history become more certain with the founding of the Medo-Persian
Empire. For events before this time, Ussher relied solely on data from
the Bible to erect his historical framework. He chose the death of King
Nebuchadnezzar as a reliable date upon which to anchor all the earlier
biblical dates. Working meticulously backward from there, he ended up
with his date for creation of October 23, 4004 B.C..
Through his extensive research he deduced that the first day of
creation (the week of Eden) begin nightfall on Saturday October 22nd
4004 B.C. in the proleptic Julian
Calendar. Keep in mind Biblically and for the Jews, start the day at
sundown. This would make sense biblically, at least as far as the day of
the week is concerned, because days begin at sundown and Sunday is the
first day of the week and the first day of creation , which would have
made Saturday , the 7th day of the week, Saturday, the
Sabbath, the day The Creator rested . Usher’s conclusion being the most
researched , documented and accepted differs little from other Biblically-based estimates , such as those of Jose ben Halafta (3761 B.C.), Bede (3952 B.C.), Ussher’s near-contemporary Scaliger (3949 B.C.) , Johannes Kepler (3992 B.C.) or Sir Isaac Newton
(c. 4000 B.C.). Ussher’s specific choice of starting year may have
been influenced by the belief (then widely held) that the Earth’s
potential duration was 6,000 years (4,000 before the birth of Christ
and 2,000 after), corresponding to the six days of Creation, on the
grounds that “ one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a
thousand years as one day “ (2 Peter 3:8). This view was held as recently as AD 2000, more than six thousand years after 4004 B.C.
There are several other timelines, both Biblical and Historical, that agree with these dates. Here is one… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_ancient_history
Ussher is so well-respected that the most respected Bible version,
the King James Version , from William Lloyd 1701 Edition on , reference
it in there marginal annotations and cross-references .The Scofield
reference Bible does likewise .
Ussher’s Creation flood timeline
|Event/Person||Passage||Total Time from Creation (years)|
|God made the world we live in||Genesis 1–2||0|
|Adam became the father of Seth at 130.||Genesis 5:3||0 + 130 = 130|
|Seth became the father of Enosh at 105.||Genesis 5:6||130 + 105 = 235|
|Enosh became the father of Kenan at 90.||Genesis 5:9||235 + 90 = 325|
|Cainan became the father of Mahalalel at 70.||Genesis 5:12||325 + 70 = 395|
|Mahalalel became the father of Jared at 65.||Genesis 5:15||395 + 65 = 460|
|Jared became the father of Enoch at 162.||Genesis 5:18||460 + 162 = 622|
|Enoch became the father of Methuselah at 65.||Genesis 5:21||622 + 65 = 687|
|Methuselah became the father of Lamech at 187.||Genesis 5:25||687 + 187 = 874|
|Lamech became the father of Noah at 182.||Genesis 5:28||874 + 182 = 1056|
|The Flood started when Noah was 600.||Genesis 7:6||1056 + 600 = 1656|
As you can see from Table 1, the year in which the Flood came was 1656 AM1 (Anno Mundi –
“year of the world”). From the rest of the Old Testament and other
well-documented historical events we understand that creation, as
calculated by Ussher, was about 4004 B.C.. So with a little more math we can calculate the second date.
|Calculated B.C. date for creation:||4004|
|Calculated AM date for the Flood:||– 1656|
|Calculated B.C. date for the Flood:||2348|
|Current Year (minus one2):||+ 2011|
|Number of years since beginning of Flood:||4359|
Using the Bible, well-documented historical events, and some math, we
find that the Flood began approximately 4,359 years ago in the year
1656 AM or 2348 B.C..
In addition to the chronologies given in Genesis 5 and 11, Ussher
used other large periods of time given in several places in the Bible.
Below are these large periods of time that Ussher used in his
calculations—without going into all the intermediate details as he did.
|1921 B.C.||Abraham left Haran
(Genesis 12:10; Exodo 12:40; Galatians 3:17)
|↥ 430 years to the very day ↧|
|1491 B.C.||The Jewish Exodus
(1 Kings 6:1)
|↥ 479 years ↧
(In the 480th year or after 479 years)
|1012 B.C.||Start of the Temple
(1 Kings 11:42)
|↥ 38 years ↧
(Solomon reigns 40 years; Temple was started in his 4th year)
|974 B.C.||Jeroboam’s Golden Calves
|↥ 390 whole years ↧|
|584 B.C.||The Final Deportation of the Jews||3,420 yrs.|
|Hence the Year of Creation = 584 + 3,420 = 4004 B.C.|
Larry Pierce is a retired computer programmer who greatly enjoys ancient history. This passion led him to spend five years translating The Annals of the World from Latin to English. He is also The Creator of a sophisticated and powerful Bible program, The Online Bible.
For more information or to order The Annals of the World by Ussher, visit: www.AnswersBookstore.com/go/annals-of-world.
There is scientific evidence to back up the Biblical timeline ,
specifically the Great Flood , corroborated by Ussher and many others .
First, a few major power points ;
*The base age of sediment at the mouths of all major rivers ,
worldwide , is slightly over 4000 years old, aligning with The Great
*Fossils of marine life can be found on mountains thru out the world .
*A fossil of a complete whale has been found in Michigan , miles inland from a saltwater ocean .
*All over Europe and North America massive boulders called “
Erratic’s “ have been found , by themselves in the middle of nowhere ,
being transported there by some mysterious force , like massive amounts
of flowing water.
Large Erratic in Michigan.
A turbidity current is an underwater mudflow, the discovery of which
caused somewhat of a revolution in geology . As a result, many
sedimentary strata layers throughout the world have been reevaluated and found to be
For example, regarding turbidites and the impact they are having on
modern Geology, Kurt Howard said the following in his paper on this
“ My physical geology professor said, “ Regarding uniformitarianism ,
you can take it with a grain of salt “ After reviewing geology texts on
the subject of turbidites, I am following the … professor’s advice . To
paraphrase his words , I am taking uniformitarianism with a grain of
sand , for the philosophy of uniformitarianism states that sedimentary
layers form over many millions of years, while … recent research
has shown that turbidites form within a few hours ! This fits perfectly
with a massive flood turning huge sections of the Earths material into
subsurface rivers of mud .
In 1972 Dr. Burgert identified several lower basal Tapeats units
as turbidites in Grand Canyon’s Cheops Bay . Dr. Ariel Roth a geologist
at Loma Linda University’s Geoscience Institute, suggested that 30% of
all sedimentary rocks in Grand Canyon are turbidites. Some geologists
suggest that 50% of the world’s sedimentary rocks might be turbidites .
Modern geologists discarded the terms flysch sediments and geosyncline
because rapidly formed mega thick flysch is incompatible with
uniformitarianism and long timeframes for geologic events . However, in
the last few years, the number of geologists abandoning the classical
uniformitarian discipline and adopting the new catastrophism is almost a
shock to … creationists . Geologists are finally beginning to
grudgingly agree with … creationists about the nature of the
stratigraphic record, which is a record of major catastrophic events and
not the slow year-by-year buildup suggested by uniformitarianism .
Flysch deposits might be the sedimentary results of a global flood . The idea of geosynclines is unpopular because most geologists believe in plate tectonics .
One of the strongest pieces of evidence for a worldwide flood is the
existence of what Rupke termed “ Polystrate fossils ”. Such fossils are
found all over the world: especially in and around coal seams . They are
often in the form of fossil trees that were buried upright and which
often cross multiple layers of strata such as sandstone, shale,
limestone and even coal beds . They range in size from small rootlets to
trees over 80 feet long . Sometimes they are oblique (or at an angle
to) the surrounding strata , but more often they are perpendicular with
(or standing ‘upright’ in) it .For example, at Joggins , Nova Scotia,
Polystrate tree (and root) fossils are found at various intervals
throughout roughly 2,500 feet of strata . Many of the trees are from
10-20 feet long , and at least one was 40 feet long .
Very few of these upright fossil trees have attached roots, and only
about 1 in 50 have both roots and rootlets attached . Such trees, and
their missing roots are discussed in detail in an article on ‘Fossil
Forests’ . Likewise many , if not most, of the large, fragmented, and
broken-off Stigmaria roots (of these trees) are also missing their
rootlets . In fact, that’s how the word “Stigmaria” (roots) got its
name: i.e. because of the scar marks left behind from the broken off
(and now missing) rootlets .
Many of these roots and rootlets are also buried individually . Thus
virtually proving that neither the trees themselves , nor their rootlets
were buried in the place where they grew, or “ in situ “ , but were
uprooted and re-buried where they are now found . This is yet more
evidence of a Great Worldwide Flood .
Similar circumstances occur elsewhere in Nova Scotia and other Canadian
provinces, as well as the United States , South America, Europe , China ,
Russia, and Australia . Buried tree stumps are also found on Axel
Heiberg Island in Northern Canada and wherever coal seams are found.
And although there is much data on buried trees in the geological
literature, much of it is from books that are over 100 years old . One
of the first articles on this subject was by Rupke .
On a very recent related scientific finding , the discovery of the
Titanic , Robert Ballard , posed this question , “ The questions is, was
there a mother of all floods “ ,
According to a controversial theory proposed by two Columbia University
scientists , there is real evidence of one in the Black Sea region .
They believe that the now-salty Black Sea was once an isolated
freshwater lake surrounded by farmland , until it was flooded by an
enormous wall of water from the rising Mediterranean Sea . The force of
the water was two hundred times that of Niagara Falls , sweeping away
everything in its path .
Fascinated by the idea , Ballard and his team decided to investigate.
“ We went in there to look for the flood , “ he said. “ Not just a slow
moving , advancing rise of sea level , but a really big flood that then
stayed… The land that went under , stayed under . “
Four hundred feet below the surface , they unearthed an ancient
shoreline , proof to Ballard that a catastrophic event did happen in the
Black Sea . By carbon dating shells found along the shoreline , they
are a little less than 5000 years old , which fits the previously listed
date of the Flood , on The Biblical Event Creation/Flood Timeline ,
that is also backed up by Ussher and others .
Now that we have established a corroborated Creation/ Flood Timeline,
backed up by science, we will address reconciling the 100,000+-year-old
geologic evidence of cavemen with the biblical account of the Garden of
Eden creation being 6000 years ago.
We will now connect the Biblical Creation/Flood Timetable , Ussher’s
information , an event chronology table and modern geologic evidence .
It doesn’t help that the very beginning of the Bible Genesis 1:1-3
seems to have a contradiction . It states , “ In the beginning Almighty
God created the Heaven and the Earth . And the Earth was without form
and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep “ . How could the
Earth Almighty God had just created be “ without form and void “ ? One
of the things Almighty God is called is The Creator , how could he be
Almighty God if he can’t even create properly ? Howw could a perfect
Almighty God create something so imperfect ? The idea of Almighty God
and imperfection seem totally opposed to each other .
They are ! The Creator is perfect , man is not ! The fault lies in
the translation man has made of the original words in Hebrew to Greek to
English .Keep in mind Satan always seeks to pervert man’s thoughts
especially where it concerns The Creator . He could not inject his
favorite tool of destruction, lies , into The Creator’s Holy Word of
Truth , but he could create confusion , through man’s translation errors
of keywords , that change meanings of sentences dramatically . 1st
Corinthians 14:33 states , “ Almighty God is not the author of confusion
So again , Genesis 1:1-2 states , “ In the beginning Almighty God
created the Heavens and the Earth . And the Earth was without form and
void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the spirit of
Almighty God moved upon the face of the waters “ “ In the beginning “
does not state a time frame when that was . Truth is truth , no matter
where it comes from , and since I have been using science to undeniably
prove the existence of The Creator , I’m not going to stop now .
Science and geology tells us that the Earth is billions of years old ,
so we must conclude this “ beginning “ must have been billions of years
Almighty God is the Divine Author of both the Scriptures and the
Earth’s Geologic record. Both are from His hand . Both witness to
spiritual, scientific and historical Truth . He established the
principles of physics by which we can search out the answers to things
preserved within the Earth’s geology . His Scriptures provide us with a
definitive source of Authority and a faithful guide to verify the
validity of those answers . Therefore, there cannot possibly be any real
contradiction in facts between Geology and Genesis. Any such
contradictions only arise within mans flawed understanding , be they
scientific, grammatical or scriptural .
So if science tells us the Earth is billions of years old and the
Bible tells us Genesis creation was only 6000 years ago, how do these
facts come together ? Genesis 1:1-2 states, “ In the beginning Almighty
God created the heaven and Earth and the Earth was without form and
void and darkness was upon the face of the deep “. We know a perfect
Creator could not have created such an imperfect world that , “ was
without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep “ , we
must conclude that even though , “And the Earth was without form and
void and darkness was upon the face of the deep” immediately follows
that sentence ,
“ In the beginning Almighty God created the heaven and
Earth “ , a period of time must have passed and something must have occurred that corrupted Gods perfect Creation, causing it to be “without form and void “. Something
must have occurred in the time from original , scientifically proven ,
creation , billions of years ago, “ In the beginning “, to, “ the Earth
was without form and void “ , 7 days before the Garden of Eden creation
, 6000 years ago , that caused the Earth to be “ without form void and
with darkness “ . That all-important something, was Lucifer’s rebellion
, his corruption of a third of the angels and The Creator casting him
out of Heaven , down to earth and his subsequent corruption of Earth,
causing it to become, “without form and void “ !
Bear in mind that Almighty God rarely, if ever, explains all there is
to know about a subject in one place in the Bible. A complete
understanding of biblical truth is like a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces
not all in one place. Isaiah 28:9-10 gives insight on this method of
biblical mature understanding, “ Whom Shall He (Almighty God) teach
knowledge ? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine ? Them that
are weaned from the milk and drawn away from the breasts. For precept
must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon
line, here a little and there a little. “
Notice the Almighty repeats Himself, concerning, “line upon line” and “precept upon precept”, to emphasize that the complete picture will come from searching multiple locations, in the Bible.
Knowing the truth about our planets creation is as about as valuable
foundational knowledge as treasure . It is worth digging for . Proverbs
2:2-5 states , “ turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to
understanding— indeed , if you call out for insight and cry aloud for
understanding , and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure , then you will understand the fear of the Lord and
find the knowledge of Almighty God “ . It requires searching , ALL
the scriptures , to piece the puzzle together and digging deep into the
meanings of words in the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, to bypass any potential Man made translation
errors and get The Creators intended meaning .
Even the biblical
writers He inspired did not always fully understand what they recorded,
often, intentionally hidden until these Latter times/End-times, we are
in. Daniel 12:8-9 states, “ Although I heard, I did not understand.
Then I said, ‘ My lord, what shall be the end of these things ? ‘ And he said, ‘ Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed
up and sealed till the time of the end ‘. “
Now is the time of understanding as He fills in more details from other passages. So it is with Genesis 1.
Since we are unraveling the Mysteries of the beginning of Creation,
let us research the meanings of the Biblical writers original Hebrew
words, before any Satan inspired confusion in translation. Let us go to
the beginning of the beginning foundation of all knowledge, The Creators
Holy Word, the Bible . Genesis 1:1-2 states, “ In the beginning
Almighty 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 Almighty God moved upon the face of the waters. “
As proof of , “ in the beginning “ can mean either,
the “ beginning “ of The Age of Man in Almighty God’s Own Image in Eden ,
6000 years ago , as in Genesis 1:1 saying , “ In the beginning Almighty
God created the heavens and the Earth “ or , “ the beginning “ of everything billions
of years ago . In John 1:1-3 , the Apostle John writing under Almighty
God’s inspiration takes us back to a time before events described in
“ In the beginning was the word and the Word was with Almighty God
and the Word was Almighty God, He was in the beginning with Almighty God
, all things were made through him and without him nothing was made
that was made “ . This describes the time before 6000-year-old Eden,
before billions of years old creation of the Earth, when the Divine Word
, the One who became Christ, was with Almighty God and Almighty God
made everything through Him .
More parts to the puzzle are found elsewhere in Job 38-4, 6,7, Where
The Creator is speaking to Job says ,” Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth who laid its Cornerstone , when
the morning Stars sang together and all the sons of Almighty God
shouted with joy “. The identification of Christ as being the foundation
and cornerstone , of all things , can be found in.
Ephesians 2:20 where Christ is described as the foundation and
cornerstone of the church . “ and are built upon the foundations of the
Apostles and the prophets , Christ himself being the Chief Cornerstone
The scripture in Job goes on to describe how this Foundation
Cornerstone, Christ , was used for the creation of the Earth and Heavens
, “when the morning stars (Angels) sang together and all the sons of
Almighty God shouted with joy “. Obviously the “ Sons of Almighty God “
also refers to the angels since this was many many years before Eden .
If the original earth had been created a chaotic ruin, “ without form
and void “, the angels would not have “ sang together “ or have “
shouted for joy. “ ! This is confirmation there was a Recreating !
Isaiah 45:18 adds more light on this enigmatic passage. The prophet
declares: “ 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 “.
Lucifer was created as the highest of angels known as a cherub .
Lucifer means light bearer , Lightbringer or sometimes morning star .
Full of light , wisdom and beauty.
There was a king of a city name Tyrus who Satan had possessed or
possibly even was Satan himself as Ezekiel 28:11-18 states . “ Moreover
the word of the Lord came unto me saying Son of Man take up a
lamentation upon the king of Tyrus and say unto him , Thus saith the
Lord Almighty God , Thou sealest up the sum , full of wisdom and perfect
in beauty .
Thou Hast been in Eden, the Garden of Almighty God (obviously this
king could not have been in Eden, so He must be referring to Satan)
every precious stone was thy covering , the sardius , topaz, and the
diamond, the beryl , the onyx , and the jasper , the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and the gold : the workmanship of a tablets
and of thy pipes was prepared in the in the day that thou wast created .
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth ; and I have set thee so :
the wast on the Holy Mountain of Almighty God ; thou hast walked up and
down in the midst of the stones fire . Thou wast perfect in thy ways
from the day that thou wast created , till iniquity was found in thee .
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee
with violence , and thou hast sinned : therefore I will cast thee as
profane out of the Mountain of Almighty God and I will destroy thee o
covering cherub from the midst of the stones of fire . Thine heart was
lifted up because of the beauty , they’ll have corrupted thy wisdom by
reason of the brightness : I will cast thee to the ground . I will lay
thee before kings (who have fornicated with you, Rev.17:12) that they
may behold thee.
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine
iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring
forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will
bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold
thee. (Satan is the only angel NAMED who is already judged—sentenced to
death-perish, to be turned to ashes from a fire within and WHY he is
referred to and called “Death”.)
All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:
thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. “(Blotted out
of existence–Rev 20 The lake of fire shall consume him.)
This scripture describes how Lucifer, before he became Satan,
was created by The Creator , an anointed cherub , perfect , beautiful ,
full of wisdom, brightness , and having great musical ability , leading the
angels in heaven in songs of praise on the Mountain of Almighty God ,
but became vain and corrupted his wisdom by reason of his brightness
and his Beauty and talent , which led him to become vain and rebel and
sin against Almighty God , causing him to be profane and be cast out of
the Mountain of Almighty God down to the ground by The Creator and
eventually to being burnt to death from a fire within him !
Another scripture that describes Lucifer’s , now Satan’s , meaning
Adversary , rebellion and being cast out of heaven is Isaiah 14:12-14 . “
How you are fallen from Heaven O Lucifer , son of the morning ! How
you are cut down to the ground , you who weakened the nations ! For you
have said in your heart : ‘ I will Ascend into heaven I will exalt my
throne above the stars of Almighty God…. I will Ascend above the heights of the clouds , I will be like the Most High “.
These scriptures gives us insight to the facts of, 1st, he was jealous of The Creators supreme authority, because of his vanity of his own “beauty, brightness, and talent” and 2nd, he desired to exalt himself above all in Heaven, and 3rd,
that even though Lucifer was in the same spiritual plane as The Creator
in Heaven , his throne , representing a position of leadership and
authority, was somewhere below Heaven , being in charge of a group of angels that work was to, fine-tune Almighty God’s creation. In other words
The Creator created the structure , the Angels were to do the decorating .
Christ in the New Testament in Luke 10:18 adds further insight where
He says , “ I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven “ .
It is this Rebellion and Corruption of Lucifer’s and his
rebellious helper angels (thru rebellion, turned demons) that corrupted
creation, just as Lucifer was corrupted, thru his own vanity. Lucifer
and his crew of fine-tuning angels, thru dereliction of their duties, caused it to become in chaos “ without form and void “, Gen1:2) .
This rebellion, battle and being cast to Earth is documented in
Revelation 12:7-9, which states , “ and war broke out in Heaven :
Michael and his angels fought with the dragon and the dragon and his
angels(Satan and his demons)fought , but they did not prevail , nor
was a place found for them in Heaven any longer, so the great dragon
was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan , who
deceives the whole world ; he was cast to the Earth and his angels were
cast out with him “.
As I stated earlier confusion increases through man-made translation
errors to English from the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts .
The phrase, “ in the beginning “ is translated in different parts of the Bible from two Greek words , themelios and katabole .
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Strong’s #2310: themelios (pronounced them-el’-ee-os)
from a derivative of 5087; something put down, i.e. a substruction (of a building, etc.), (literally or figuratively):–foundation.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon:
1) laid down as a foundation, the foundation (of a building, wall, city)
2) metaphorically the foundations, beginnings, first principals
2a) of institution or system of truth
Part of Speech adjective
Relation: from a derivative of G5087
Strong’s #5087: Tithemi (pronounced tith’-ay’-mee)
a prolonged form of a primary theo (theh’-o) (which is used only as
alternate in certain tenses); to place (in the widest application,
literally and figuratively; properly, in a passive or horizontal
posture, and thus different from 2476, which properly denotes an upright
and active position, while 2749 is properly reflexive and utterly
prostrate):–+ advise, appoint, bow, commit, conceive, give, X kneel down, lay (aside, down, up), make, ordain, purpose, put, set (forth), settle, sink down.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon:
1) to set, put, place
1a) to place or lay
1b) to put down, lay down
1b1) to bend down
1b2) to lay off or aside, to wear or carry no longer
1b3) to lay by, lay aside money
1c) to set on (serve) something to eat or drink
1d) to set forth, something to be explained by discourse
2) to make
2a) to make (or set) for one’ s self or for one’ s use
3) to set, fix establish
3a) to set forth
3b) to establish, ordain
Part of Speech: verb
This is the meaning , most associate with the “ in the beginning” of Genesis 1:1 . Remember
there are two Greek words used to arrive at the translation “in the
beginning ” , and themelios is not the one originally used here , but
the translators thought it fit the context better . The Greek word originally used was katabole .
Strong’s #2602: katabole (pronounced kat-ab-ol-ay’)
from 2598; a deposition, i.e. founding; figuratively, conception:–conceive, foundation.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon:
1) a throwing or laying down
1a) the injection or depositing of the virile semen in the womb
1b) of the seed of plants and animals
2) a founding (laying down a foundation)
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from G2598
Notice the feminine conception meaning here, as The Creators, virile semen, creating conception in the womb of Mother Earth.
Strong’s #2598: chanukkah (pronounced khan-ook-kaw’)
from 2596; initiation, i.e. consecration:–dedicating(-tion).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) dedication, consecration
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from H2596
Strong’s #2596: kata (pronounced kat-ah’)
a primary particle; (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in
varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative)
with which it is joined):–about, according as (to), after, against,
(when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as
(concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by,
to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down,
every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from … to, Godly,
in(-as much, divers, every, -to, respect of), … by, after the manner of,
+ by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural,
of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, +
particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus,
(un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition
it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon:
1) down from, throughout
2) according to, toward, along
Part of Speech: preposition
There is quite a different meaning here . The first word of the definition we see is a deposition. From the root word depose meaning ; to remove from a throne or other high position of authority , to remove from office or setting placing or laying that which is thrown down .
This fits perfectly the description of Satan’s removal from his
position of authority over fine-tuning the creation of the Earth where
it says Satan will be “ cast down to the ground “. And also fits Isaiah 14:12-14 where it describes Lucifer’s position of authority on Earth as his “ throne “.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon parallels this with its first meaning saying , a “throwing down”, another listed meaning above.
So we see it is Lucifer’s rebellion and dereliction of his duties over creation that the Earth became “
without form and void “. Obviously The Creator did not create it that
way. There was a war in Heaven, a “ deposition “ a deposing, of Lucifer
from his position of authority on Earth, a, “ throwing down “, casting
out of Heaven, “ cast down to the ground “, corrupted change in spirit,
from Lucifer/Light Bringer/ beautifier, to, Satan/Prince of
Darkness/destroyer. This is how the Earth “BECAME”, “
without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep “
Lucifer’s creative light had become Satans darkness ! More Insight can
be gained from John 1:1-3 which states, “ in the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with Almighty God and the Word was Almighty God.
He was in the beginning with Almighty God. All things were made through
Him and without Him nothing was made that was made “. This is a
description before the creation of the heavens and earth described in
Genesis 1 where the Divine Word, the One who would become Christ, was
with Almighty God and Almighty God made everything through Him . This, “
in the beginning “ is translated from the Greek word themelios,
meaning; something put down as a foundation, the beginnings, first principles, to set, put, place, lay down
This is the same time billions of years before Genesis spoken of in Job
38-4-7, Where The Creator is speaking to Job says , “ where were you
when I laid the foundations of the Earth who laid it’s Cornerstone when
the morning Stars sang together and all the sons of Almighty God shouted
with joy ” . Notice it even says “ foundations “ as the meaning of
themelios means !
Proof this is before the time of Genesis is the
fact the “ morning stars “ , “ sons of Almighty God “ sang together “
and “ shouted with joy “ and this did not happen in Genesis . Nor could
it have been because there were no “ sons of Almighty God “ in Genesis ,
the one and only son (singular) of Almighty God in Genesis, was Adam !
In fact the second mistranslation is now apparent , being that “ was without form and void “ should now obviously have been translated “ became “ .
The word “ was “, was translated incorrectly, since the original word was “ hayah “.
Strong’s #1961: hayah (pronounced haw-yaw)
a primitive root (compare 1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):–beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
1a1a) to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
1a1b) to come about, come to pass
1a2) to come into being, become
1a2a) to arise, appear, come
1a2b) to become
1a2b1) to become
1a2b2) to become like
1a2b3) to be instituted, be established
1a3) to be
1a3a) to exist, be in existence
1a3b) to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
1a3c) to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
1a3d) to accompany, be with
1b1) to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
1b2) to be done, be finished, be gone
So once again we see how the man-made mistranslation of one word can
drastically alter the meaning of a scripture. Don’t get me wrong the
King James Bible is the most accurate Holy document, from the original
Hebrew and Greek manuscripts that we have, but even the King James Bible
was a translation by men, whereas The Original Hebrew and Greek
manuscripts were written down from Revelation direct from Almighty God !
So we now see that “ was without form and void “ should be “ became without
form and void “ or; become, came to be, come to pass, come about, to
come about, to come into being, with even a phrase denoting a degrading of condition, Fall out .
It is almost certain Satan as the, “ Author of confusion “, (1st
Corinthians 14:33) had a hand in these key mistranslations, as he knew
it would open the door to the Atheist producing Theory of Evolution and
doubts in The Creators Holy Word by putting science and Creation at
odds with each other.
Here is another very similar mistranslation :
Void is translated from the Hebrew words bohu and tohu .
Strong’s #8414: tohuw (pronounced to’-hoo)
from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain:–confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) naught, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
1a) formlessness (of primeval earth)
1a1) nothingness, empty space
1b) that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (figuratively)
1c) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
1d) place of chaos
Part of Speech: noun masculine
Strong’s #922: bohuw (pronounced bo’-hoo)
from an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin:–emptiness, void.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) emptiness, void, waste
Part of Speech: noun masculine
Relation: from an unused root (meaning to be empty)
God originally created the earth, it was indeed a lovely place. He
created it with ; no emptiness, no waste, no wilderness,
no desolation, no chaos, no undistinguishable ruin, no formlessness and
certainly not void ! It was perfect and meant to be inhabited. The
angels leaped for joy, and shouted with admiration and enthusiasm when
they beheld the primeval earth. But then something happened. It
became “ tohu “– that is, waste, a ruin, a desolation. The original
earth suffered a great cataclysm — a cosmic catastrophe. The Hebrew
words translated “ without form and void “ in Genesis 1:2 literally mean
a desolation, a wilderness, an empty, uninhabited ruin. These
words, tohu and bohu are very strong words and denote CATASTROPHE.
Here is some different Hebrew corroborative evidence….The Hebrew
scholars who wrote the Targum of Onkelos, the earliest of the Aramaic
paraphrases of the Old Testament, rendered Genesis 1:2 with an Aramaic
expression Dr. Custance, in his book, “ Without form and Void “
translates as “and the earth was laid waste” (1988, p. 15). The original
language evidently led them to understand that something had occurred
which had “laid waste” the earth, and they interpreted this as a
As stated earlier, The Creator, could not, would not, have created a
Earth that was “ without form and void “. We can easily see thru
Lucifer’s dereliction of his duties over creation, that it “ became “
“ without form and void “ ; a worthless thing, waste, wilderness,
nothingness, empty space, wasteland. The second and close to last
meanings even are verb phrases, meaning something happened, having to do with corruption and destruction- a desolation of surface and undistinguishable ruin. This is what Satan does ! John 10:10 says Satan “ comes to steal, kill and destroy “.
Other meanings have Satan written all over them as well ; confusion, vanity, place of chaos.
The very fact one of the meanings says indistinguishable ruin, says that it must have been something , before , it became indistinguishable !
This perfectly fits the effect Lucifer, now turned Satan because of
his Rebellion, would have had on Creation, requiring Almighty God’s
destruction of this worthless world and REcreating it. People that
scoff at the concept of re-creation at Genesis was spoken of in 2nd
Peter 3:5-7. “ For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of Almighty God the heavens were of old, and the Earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was being overflowed with water perished: 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 “.
Our Heavenly Father is documenting the katabole , the destruction of
the, Satan corrupted, First Earth Age, by the FIRST FLOOD. Clearly here ,
The Creator is not talking about Noah’s Flood, because the world did
not perish in Noah’s time. At the very least Noah his family and all
the creatures aboard the ark survived this flood. Common sense tells us
Noah could not have lived in a world that perished and did not exist.
Our Father clearly defines two separate time periods in verses 6 and 7 ,
“ The world that then was “ and “ the heavens and earth which are now “
. “ The world that then was “ was so corrupted and wasted and in
chaos from Lucifer’s effect on it, he destroyed it with a massive
worldwide flood , even more devastating than Noah’s flood, that caused
the Earth to have “ perished “ !
Confirmation that this was a flood prior to the flood of Noah’s time
can be found in Jeremiah 4:23-25. “ I beheld the Earth and lo it was
without form and void and the heavens they had no light. I beheld the
mountains and low they trembled and all the hills moved lightly. I
beheld and lo there was no man and all the birds of the heavens were
fled “ .
This second scripture confirms and corroborates both Genesis 1: 1-2 and 2nd Peter 3:5-7 that The Creator destroyed everything upon the Earth, every man and bird, before the Flood of Noah.
More evidence that the level of destruction of Noah’s flood was
nothing compared to this first flood which destroyed the first Earth age
at Genesis 1:2, is from Genesis 6 where Noah sent out a dove that
returned to him with an olive branch. If the Earth had “ perished “ it
would be impossible for an olive tree to grow in just a 150 days that
this flood lasted !
To be clear, the first flood killed every man animal and plant, the
2nd flood did not. That’s why Genesis 1:2 states, “And the
Earth was (HAD BECOME thru Satan’s desolation) without form and void and
darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of Almighty God moved upon the face of the waters “.
The Creators Spirit of REcreation moved “ upon the face of the waters “
of this TOTAL DESTRUCTION . In Noah’s Flood the face of the Earth was
left intact, unlike the TOTAL RECREATION after the katabole, at Genesis.
That’s why Genesis 1:2 states, “ And the Earth was (HAD BECOME thru
Satan’s desolation) without form and void and darkness was upon the face
of the deep and the spirit of Almighty God moved upon the face of the
waters “ . The Creators “ Spirit moved across the face of the waters “
to RECREATE the Earth after the Earth had “ perished “. “ Here a
little, there a little “ confirmation is found in Psalm 104:30, which
parallels this TOTAL RENEWAL . “ Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they
are created: and Thou RENEWEST the face of the Earth “. Exact
same act, very slightly different wording. The Bible always confirms
itself, you just have to look.
Further confirmation/evidence of this gap of time between Genesis
1:1’s “ in the beginning God created the Heaven and Earth “ and Genesis
1:2’s “ and the Earth was without form and void “ is the fact that the
word “ created “ is only used in Genesis 1:1 and then does not appear
again until Genesis 1:21 ! This is not by chance ! Clearly a
distinction is being made in the words of the Bible to tell us there is
a difference in these two types of, coming into existence. The word “
made “ is used to describe the second third and fourth days of Creation.
The difference being, “ created “ means making something out of
nothing, whereas “ made “ is generally meant to mean fashion from
existing materials. Or in other words “ created “ is making something
out of nothing and “ made “ means The Creator Remodeled Creation.
So we see using the important added meaning of the original Hebrew
words written direct from Revelation from The Creator, bypassing Satan’s
confusion thru mans translation errors and piecing together and
correlating scripture from different places in the Bible, that billions
of years of time had elapsed from Genesis 1:1’s “ in the beginning “ to
Genesis 1:2’s “ and the Earth was without form and void “.
The Creator did not choose to elaborate on this it seems the word “and”
had a lot happen during it ! The Creator created a Creation that the
Angels shouted and sang with joy over, Lucifer was in charge, with the
Angels, Satan rebelled, corrupted a third of the Angels to become
Demons, they were cast down to earth and corrupted it over billions of
years of Chaos, till it had to be totally destroyed and totally remade
by The Creator. All this occurred over billions of years (as science
So we finally see the Bible and science are in, TOTAL AGREEMENT !
The Creator put these billions of years to good use. It
allowed the Earth to stabilize, the Earth’s radioactive and molten core
to cool, for volcanic and earthquake activity to stabilize, for the
extremely lengthy process for plants and dinosaurs to die and be
deposited deep in the earth to form coal and oil deposits for man to
utilize in the Modern Industrial Age. The Creator does nothing without a
plan or a reason. Even though humans often do not understand it, they
try to devise theories and scenarios, lacking acknowledgment of The
Creator, to explain what is, without knowing all the facts. 2 Peter
3:5-7(NIV) is appropriate . “ But they deliberately forget that long ago
by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By
the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,
being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. “
The FACTS OF THE GAP DOCTRINE ARE NOT NEW
The early Catholic theologian Origen (186-254), in his
commentary De Principiis, explains regarding Genesis 1:2 that the
original earth had been “ cast downwards ” ( Ante-Nicene Fathers,1917,
In the Middle Ages the Flemish scholar Hugo St. Victor (1097-1141) wrote
about Genesis 1:2, “ Perhaps enough has already been debated about
these matters thus far, if we add only this, ‘how long did the world
remain in this disorder before the regular re-ordering … of it was taken
in hand ? “ ( De Sacramentis Christianae Fidei, Book 1, part 1,
Other medieval scholars, such as Dionysius Peavius and Pererius, also
considered that there was an interval of time between Genesis
1:1 and 1:2.
According to The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious
Knowledge, the Dutch scholar Simon Episcopius (1583-1643) taught that
the earth had originally been created before the six days of creation
described in Genesis (1952, Vol. 3, p. 302). This was roughly 200 years before geology
embraced an ancient origin for the earth. The timing kills the
proposition that Evolutionists and scientists that deny The Creator,
make that The Gap Doctrine was a method of reconciling science with the
Thomas Chalmers, a divinity professor at the University of Edinburgh,
who popularized the gap theory. He first lectured on it in 1814 and
attributed it to Episcopius:
“ My own opinion as published in 1814 is that it (Genesis 1:1) forms no part of the
first day but refers to a period of indefinite Antiquity when God created the world’s
out of nothing.
The commencement of the first day’s work, I hold to be the moving of God Spirit
upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2).
We can allow geology the amplest time…. without infringing even on the literality
of the Mosaic record… “.
Chalmers was greatly admired and extremely influential. He founded the Free Church
of Scotland, was well respected for his work with the poor, and wrote one of the
famous Bridgewater Treatises (a series by some of the best British scientists and
clerics devoted to natural theology and proof of God’s design in his creation),
as well as other books on natural theology. The Gap Doctrine became a respectable,
provable means of reconciliation of Scripture and science, due in large part to
Chalmers’ prestigious advocacy. He may well be the actual inventor of the Gap
Doctrine, at least in the form in which it is known today.
The gap theory got a tremendous boost when Cyrus Scofield endorsed it in the
notes of his famous reference bible. Published in 1909 by Oxford, with an
expanded edition in 1917, the Scofield Reference Bible had an enormous influence
in defining and propagating the doctrines of the rising fundamentalist movement.
It is best summed up by respected author, Dr. Custance, in his book,
“ Without Form and Void “. He states: “ To me, this issue is important,
and after studying the problem for some thirty years and after reading everything
I could lay my hands on pro and con and after accumulating in my own library
some 300 commentaries on Genesis, the earliest being dated 1670,
I am persuaded that there is, on the basis of the evidence, far more reason
to translate Genesis 1:2 as “ But the earth had become a ruin and a desolation “
than there is for any of the conventional translations in our modern versions ”(p.7).
These numerous examples show us that the idea of an interval between Genesis 1:1
and Genesis 1:2 has a long history. Therefore any claim that it is of only recent origin,
that it was invented simply as a desperate attempt to reconcile the
Genesis account with geology—is groundless. Pun intended. Chalmers and
others were inspired to observe the time “Gap” between Genesis 1:1 and
1:2 in the Creation narrative. He did so, many years before Darwin had
published his On the Origin of Species. In other words, an Old
Age for the Earth had already became an accepted fact long before Darwin
and his theory came on the scene. Therefore, the Young Earth
Creationist argument that acceptance of an Old Earth is a compromise to
Evolutionary Theory is simply not true and has no foundation in
historical fact or truth. What we have in the case of Thomas Chalmers
and the post Reformation times is another example of Prophetic Progressive Revelationfrom
the Holy Scriptures.
That is, when the proper time came, the Word of
God had once again proved itself to be correct, well in advance of
scientific and Spiritual understanding that was yet to come ! Much the
same as various scriptures describing or commenting on the Creation
process use the exact or similar words or phrases as science, years
later, did ! (see chapters 8,9,10)
Isaiah 46:10 states, “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from
ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel
shall stand “.