This is an outstanding documentary detailing the mighty works of God, our Father and Creator of all. In this documentary scientists go in-depth to explain that nature and all of creation is not some random accident, but the perfect and beautiful Works of our Father in Heaven. You will want to share this with your family and friends.
To the newer Bible student: You should understand that the Bible was not written in English, but that it was translated from other languages into English. Studying with the “King James Version Bible” (KJV) is highly recommended. There already are mistakes in this Bible by the translators. The other versions of the Bible compound this problem exponentially! Combat yourself with a GOOD “Strong’s Concordance” and you can fix a lot of these errors. You will see a few that we will point out in this study. (Since some of you won’t have one, I will provide links to an online Concordance.)
Why are so many Christians confounded as to the age of the Earth? Many will proclaim the Earth and all of creation is merely 6,000 years old. However, this thought is not Biblical, it is not logical and it is not factual. How do you intend to bring someone into The Word of God and tell them the world is only 6,000 years old? They probably will not take you seriously, nor will they listen to anything further you have to say regarding the subject, especially if you’re telling them the Bible says this.
So how did we get in this boat? Unfortunately, we got here by listening to man. Why do we find it so difficult to read the Bible for what it says and to stop listening to man? Our Father has told us all things! Get your Bible and let’s start in the beginning with Genesis, if you don’t have a solid foundation you will fall for anything.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Does it say when the beginning was? No, it simply says, in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Credible science tells us the earth is billions of years old.
Between these two verses we have the passing of a very large amount of time. In verse one we are told God created the heaven and the earth. In verse two we are told the earth was without form, void and darkness upon the face of the deep.
We have our first mistranslation. This is where you need a Strong’s Concordance. We are going to look at the word “was” which is number 1961 in the Strong’s. If you click on 1961, it will open another web browser and take you to the word with its meanings. Please take note for the rest of this study.
As you will see, the word “was” should have been translated “became”. Some KJV Bibles actually have a note in the margin telling you this fact. The change in words here alters the meaning tremendously! God didn’t create the earth void and without form, it BECAME that way. “Was” implies that God created the earth void, which we know is not the case. We will document that shortly. “Became” indicates that some event happened (we will document exactly what happened in a future study) that led to the earth becoming void and without form. We will continue to document this fact throughout this study.
We have another word we need to take note of, “without form”. Which is Hebrew word 8414 and it means, “desolation.” Remember this, you will need it later. So properly translated, we have a world that “became a desolation.” Let’s continue in our study…
“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 (8414), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
As you can see from this account in Isaiah, God himself declares that he created the earth NOT in vain, NOT formless and NOT void but formed the earth to be inhabited. This is the same word from Genesis, “without form“. It should becoming clearer to you by now that something happened… God didn’t create the world as some formless mess. He created a beautiful place, meant to be inhabited.
This is why using a Concordance with your studies is so important! If you did not know to use a Concordance you would be very confused by the contradiction in these two accounts from Genesis and Isaiah. God’s Word has no contradictions, it’s only us not properly understanding our Father’s Word.
Does the Bible have more to say about this topic? You bet!
II Peter 3:3
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,”
In these last days we hear a lot of scoffers don’t we? We see twisted morality, right is now wrong and wrong is now right, men caught up with their own lusts and not caring who they may harm by their actions. The bailout fiasco in the United States and throughout the world for that matter should tip you off to this fact alone.
II Peter 3:4
“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.”
There is no God, things have been the same since the beginning, come on you crazy Christians, wake up, they tell you. We are quickly learning that things have not been the same since the beginning. What’s God have to say about that?
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:”
What? World of old? What is God trying to tell us here?
II Peter 3:6
“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”
The world that then was… There was an age before this one we presently live in. Same old earth, different age. Surely this is quite a bit of documentation on this subject to get you to think. But wait! You’re probably thinking this is Noah’s flood which would be incorrect. The world didn’t perish in Noah’s flood. At the very least Noah his family and all aboard the ark survived that flood. We will document this fact further as we continue in our study.
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.”
God defines two separate times in these last two verses. “The world that then was” from verse six and “the heavens and earth which are now” in verse seven. He explains, He destroyed that old earth age with a major flood, a flood of the whole earth. In the present age we currently live in, judgment will be of fire not water.
Before we leave II Peter, let’s take a look at one more verse.
II Peter 3:13
“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
A new heaven and earth from our time frame would put us in a third age, which is the final age. II Corinthians 12:2 mentions this third heaven. God destroyed that first earth and heaven age and He will destroy this age or dispensation of time as well. The earth will then be rejuvenated.
In Jeremiah chapter four, we see God talking to the nation of Israel. He is upset with them for not following His direction, but wandering after the ways of the world. He explains to them that He destroyed the previous age and He will do it again if they will not come back into His Word! Let’s hear it from God.
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”
Sottish means stupid. This sounds just like today, does it not? It’s so hard for people to do what is right, but very easy for them to accomplish evil deeds.
Here God is describing what He did to that first earth and heaven age. We also have that word again, 8414. I asked you to remember it, if you didn’t just click the link. He didn’t create the earth a “desolation” as the word describes, it “became” that way.
“I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.”
Science tells us the continents used to be one large mass of land, but at some point in time they shifted away. Could this be what God is telling us?
If you doubt the continents were at one time joined then you need to visit, The Ashfall Fossil Bed State Historic Park in Nebraska. They have some fascinating fossils, some of which include: camels, rhinoceroses, zebras and alligators among other types of creatures that once walked the earth in this area. I shouldn’t have to tell you zebras are not native to the United States and you’re not going to spot one, unless of course you visit the zoo!
“I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.“
God is telling us he destroyed everything upon the earth. This was NOT Noah’s flood folks. Noah and all aboard the ark survived for sure, this is our second witness to II Peter 3. Here, God says every man was gone. He explains further by telling us even the birds were removed. If you recall from Noah’s flood, Noah sent out a dove which returned to him an olive branch. We are definitely NOT talking about Noah’s flood here.
“I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.”
There were even cities during that time period, all of which were destroyed. Including the tree’s and plants of the earth (Why was it destroyed? We will discuss this in a study in the not to distant future)…
In closing, I hope it has become apparent to you that the earth is not merely 6,000 years old, but that it is billions of years old as science tells us. Only by truly studying God’s Word can we come to understand it and rule out all of the misconceptions and misunderstandings that we have been taught over the years. Don’t listen to man, listen to God and His Word. The next time someone questions your beliefs by stating you think the earth is only 6,000 years old, you can explain and show them that the “world is of old” and God declares it!