Saturday, May 30, 2015


   Day Five (Genesis 1:20-23)God creates sea life and bird life. Day Six (Genesis 1:24-31)God creates animal life on land. Then, God creates man in His own image, the pinnacle of His creation.  The important difference between Bara and Asah  Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created (bara) the heavens and the earth. The inspired Hebrew word for create in Genesis 1:1 is bara, when God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. However, the inspired Hebrew word for make in Genesis 1:16 is asah, when God made the sun, the moon and the stars to be set in the firmament on Day Four of the six-day creation week.  These two accounts are not contradictory as they refer to two different situations. The first account of creation (bara) in Genesis 1:1 relates to the beginning of time, millions of years ago at the start of the Pre-Adamic Age, when God instantaneously created the heavens and the earth at His command. The second account in Genesis 1:16 of making (asah) the sun, the moon and the stars relates to their appearance in the firmament (meaning the sky), from an earthly perspective, on Day Four of the six-day creation. period , approximately six-ten thousand years ago at the start of the Adamic Age.
    The single most important 'proof text' used by some Creationists is Exodus 20:11. Let us examine this verse in detail, and show that it is also misunderstood by these Creationists. Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made (asah) the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  The Bible is consistent. In this verse, we see that the inspired Hebrew word asah, and not bara, is used to refer to the making of the heavens and the earth in six days.The Bible makes a clear distinction between the creation of the heavens and the earth in the beginning, by using the Hebrew word bara, and the renewal of the heavens and the earth in six days, by using the Hebrew word asah. These Hebrew words bara and asah are not used interchangeably with respect to the heavens and the earth, despite what some Creationists say. We shall now prove this point by using relevant scriptures.There are five places in the Bible where bara denotes the instantaneous creation of the heavens and the earth in the beginning. These five places are Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:3-4, Psalm 148:5, Isaiah 42:5 and Isaiah 45:18. We have already looked at three of these references, Genesis 1:1, Psalm 148:5, and Isaiah 45:18. Let us now consider the remaining two references Isaiah 42:5 and Genesis 2:3-4. Isaiah 42:5 says, “Thus says God the LORD, Who created (bara) the heavens and stretched them out”. This clearly refers to the instantaneous creation of the heavens (the universe) in the beginning, agreeing with Genesis 1:1. We will now take a detailed look at Genesis 2:3-4, where the context clearly shows that bara is specifically used to denote the instantaneous creation of the heavens and the earth in the beginning.Genesis 2:3-4 (KJV)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). 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created (bara), in the day that the LORD God made (asah) the earth and the heavens. These two verses clearly demonstrate the distinction in the use of the inspired Hebrew words bara and asah, and show that they are not interchangeable when relating to the heavens and the earth. Please note, in verse 3 above, that God rested from all His work, which He had created and made. The Holy Spirit would not have used bara and asah in the same sentence, one following the other, if they had both meant the same thing and were interchangeable. It is clear that there is a distinction between these two words. This distinction is reinforced in verse 4 above, when relating these two words to the heavens and the earth. Please note that the generations of the heavens and the earth include both their creationand their making (renewal). The fact that the word ‘generations’ is plural further confirms that God is speaking about two separate situations in the history of the heavens and the earth. This verse demonstrates that the instantaneous creation (bara) of the heavens and the earth in the beginning was followed, in a later generation, by the making (asah) of the heavens and the earth in six days, which is referred to in this verse as 'the day'. This scripture agrees with both Genesis 1:1 and Exodus 20:11. Let us now make further comments on the Hebrew word asah. The Hebrew word asah occurs 2633 times in the Old Testament. Out of these, asah is used approximately twenty times to refer to the making of the heavens and the earth, when God renewed them in the six-day creation week. We have already considered three of these twenty occurrences in Genesis 1:16, Exodus 20:11 and Genesis 2:3-4. We will consider one more example, Nehemiah 9:6, which is a key text used by Young Earth Creationism to wrongly say that bara and asah are interchangeable, when the Bible speaks about either the creation or the making of the heavens and the earth.      Nehemiah 9:6You alone are the LORD; You have made (asah) heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.  In this scripture, Nehemiah is praising God for what he sees from man’s earthly perspective, for the generation of the heavens and the earth that God made (asah) in six days when He renewed the face of the earth, thus agreeing with Genesis 2:3-4, previously commented on. Nehemiah 9:6 only refers to the making (asah) of the heavens and the earth in the six-day creation week, but it has nothing to say about the creation (bara) of the heavens and the earth in the beginning. So, these Creationists are far from the real situation in saying that Nehemiah 9:6 proves that the Hebrew words bara and asah are interchangeable. We have shown from Scripture that God makes a clear distinction between the Hebrew words bara and asah when referring to the heavens and the earth. This is to uphold the truth of the Pre-Adamic Age, and God’s global tohuw and bohuw judgement against Satan and his fallen angels.  It was very good In this chapter, we have already examined two of the three key proof texts, Romans 5:12 and Exodus 20:11, used by these Creationists to prop up their unbiblical theory of a young earth. Let us now examine their third key proof text, Genesis 1:31. Genesis 1:31Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.  The theory of a young earth Creationism argues that God could not have pronounced that everything was very good in the Garden of Eden if there had been evidence of death and destruction, in the form of millions of animal fossils underneath the earth's surface, from a previous Pre-Adamic world. This is an erroneous argument, which is easily refuted by considering Jeremiah 31:40.  Jeremiah 31:40And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.  Jeremiah Chapter 31 is a prophecy about the coming Millennial Kingdom of God to earth following God’s future global judgement against this sinful world at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This judgement will cause massive worldwide death and destruction, and in Israel there will be huge numbers of dead bodies, including those of the armies of Gog and Magog who will fight in the final great battle of Armageddon. Please note in Jeremiah 31:40 above that the whole valley and all of the fields of dead bodies in and around Jerusalem will be holy to the Lord. Obviously, holy means that it is very good in the Lord's eyes. Would Young Earth Creationists argue with God that He does not have the right to make the valley and fields of dead bodies holy? In fact, God will turn all of the desolate, wasted and ruined places, including the valley and fields of dead bodies, into a very good Garden of Eden during His Millennial Kingdom. Ezekiel 36:35 So they will say, 'This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.'  As we have seen, Young Earth Creationists have no ‘proof texts’ to support their false theory of a young earth. They have misunderstood and misinterpreted all three of their so-called proof texts, Romans 5:12, Exodus 20:11 and Genesis 1:31, to uphold their unbiblical belief in a young earth of approximately six thousand years. Let us now go on to see that earth's geology abundantly supports God’s Pre-Adamic global tohuw and bohuw judgement, which Young Earth Creationism rejects.   Earth's geology supports God's global judgements The Bible speaks of two global judgements in the history of the earth, which resulted in catastrophic mass extinctions of life on earth, first in Lucifer's World during the Pre-Adamic Age, and then in Noah's World during the Adamic Age. There is overwhelming support for God's global tohuw and bohuw judgement against Lucifer's world in the Pre-Adamic Age. Scientists have long been puzzled about how the continents moved apart to their present day positions. We believe that God’s tohuw and bohuw judgement in the Pre-Adamic Age was so massively cataclysmic that the earth’s crust broke up into plates and caused the large-scale movement of these tectonic plates resulting in the continents moving apart, as well as causing earthquakes, volcanoes, oceanic trenches, mountain range formation, and many other geological features. There were such upheavals that even the seabeds were raised to form sedimentary mountains like the Himalayas. We believe that other impressive geological features such as the huge and deep Grand Canyon were birthed at this time. In addition, earth's strata folded trapping the dense Pre-Adamic forests resulting in vast deposits and reservoirs of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. Earth's rocks contain millions of fossils of sea and land animals. These include some amazingly huge animal fossils, like woolly mammoths and dinosaurs, which must have roamed the Pre-Adamic world in the Pre-Adamic atmosphere. Many scientists believe that these animals suffered a sudden and abrupt extinction, many millions of years ago. It is highly significant that no human fossils have been found alongside dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and other ancient animal fossils. This does not surprise us, as God did not create man in the Pre-Adamic Age. It is clear from Genesis 1:2 that God's global judgement against Lucifer's world resulted in a global Ice Age, which is supported by earth's geology. ‘Snowball Earth’ is a scientific hypothesis that the earth's surface became entirely frozen over at least once in its history. It is worth noting that the geological community generally accepts this hypothesis because it best explains glacial geological features surprisingly found in the tropics. During the 1970's, in the Namibian desert, geologist Joseph Kirschvink found sedimentary deposits containing drop stones, which are of glacial origin. This scientific evidence, showing that even the tropics were once completely under water and frozen, supports the biblical account of God’s judgement against Lucifer’s world resulting in a global Ice Age. Although Noah’s world suffered God’s judgement of a global flood, very little geological evidence of it survives today. This is because Noah's world did not suffer a global tohuw and bohuw judgement, as experienced by Lucifer’s world. In God’s judgement of Noah’s world, the powers of the heavens were not shaken, and there were no cataclysmic upheavals of the earth's surface such that mountains were formed. Also, there was no withdrawal or darkening of the sun to cause global freezing of the flood waters. In order for fossils to form, living organisms need to be buried quickly between two layers of rocks and/or quickly frozen before the natural process of decay can take place. Geologists have failed to discover fossils in any vast number, which they consider to be only a few thousand years old. The fact that no human fossils have been found in any number anywhere on earth proves that Noah's world did not suffer a global tohuw and bohuw judgement. It is therefore clear that it was not God’s judgement against Noah's world, but God’s judgement against Lucifer's world in the Pre-Adamic Age that caused massive cataclysmic upheavals of the earth's surface greatly impacting earth's geology to bear witness for us all to see today. Young Earth Creationism uses Noah's Flood as a catchall solution to explain earth's geology. In order to fit with Noah's Flood, Young Earth Creationism must massage, manipulate and assume scientific data to explain away many of earth's geological features such as the massive sedimentary mountain ranges, fossil fuels, dinosaurs, the Ice Age and millions of animal fossils like woolly mammoths found in ice. Also, it has no valid explanation for the lack of human fossils in the geological record. High hills and mountains already existed before Noah's Flood, as the Bible clearly tells us. Noah must have used tons of pitch to cover and seal the incredibly huge Ark and, as pitch is derived from coal and oil, this proves that fossil fuels preceded Noah's Flood. Young Earth Creationism tries to explain the Ice Age unconvincingly as a post Noah's Flood event, yet the Bible clearly speaks about an Ice Age in the second verse of the Bible. Apostle Peter speaks about both global floods, Lucifer’s flood and Noah’s flood. 2 Peter 2:5and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly This scripture clearly refers to Noah’s flood. Now, let us carefully examine the second scripture spoken by Apostle Peter about the other past judgement of God, which also resulted in global flooding. 2 Peter 3:5-65 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. Please note that this scripture says ‘the world that then existed perished’. This scripture refers to Lucifer’s flood in the Pre-Adamic Age, and not to Noah’s flood in the Adamic Age.

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