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CREATION BY THE ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING

Part 1

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. [13] 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. [10] 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. [14] Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, [15] 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. [12] 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. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] 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. [31] 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. [10] 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. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] 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. [7] He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. [8] Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. [9] 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) Squared


General Relativity

1 – 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. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5] 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. [3] 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. [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.
 

A Supplement To Previous Blog And A Message

SUPPLEMENT TO THE PREVIOUS BLOG AND A MESSAGE

A MORE READABLE PREVIOUS BLOG’S HEADING FORMAT

WHICH WE PUT UP LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 2! 

IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED EARTH FOR HABITATION!

HE MAKES A FINAL SPRITUAL EARTH FOR SPIRITUAL BEINGS

May 2, 2014


You’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. [19] 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. [20] 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. [21] 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. [22] Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. [23] 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. [24] 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: [29] 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 Material

His FINAL Creation of a New Heaven and Earth for Man is Spiritual

God Made His First Creation of Mass X The Speed Of Light Squared

God Will Make His Final Creation For Man OF PURE Latent Energy

God’s Equation is Energy Equals Mass X the Speed Of Light Squared

BUT ONLY God CAN Operate ON BOTH sides of His Own Equation

Man CAN BURN Material Mass MADE by God AND Release Energy

But ONLY God Can Take Energy And CREATE a Material Universe

And ONLY God Can Take Mass AND CREATE A Spiritual Universe

ONLY God can them to exist SIDE By SIDE as they Do PRESENTLY

Both God’s Angels And Fallen Angels WALK alongside Man TODAY

And ONLY God CAN separate THESE TWO PARALLEL Kingdoms

Satan and ALL fallen Angels WILL Be Confined In the Present Earth

They will remain Inside the Earth During the Entire Millennial Reign

Then Satan and All fallen Angels will return to Fight a war of All Ages

On the present earth’s surface to lead a Final war of Gog and Magog’s

Descendant’s Against the EARTHLY MMILLENIAL Kingdom CITY

God Wins the Second and Final War of the Ages with God and Magog

Then God separates Evil and Good forever and Good for All Eternity!

God creates New Heavens and a New Earth with a New Kingdom City

The New Kingdom City were He will Dwell has a Magnificent Domain

And will eternally walk in his magnificent dominion in glorified bodies

They 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 Bodies

I believe there’ll be a difference in the garments worn inside & Outside

I believe all glorious bodies but some will be more glorious than Others

I am of the opinion of the New Heaven and Earth and all BEINGS in It

ONLY GOD CAN BLOW ENERGY FROM WITHIN HIMSELF TO MAKE 

AN EXPANDING UNIVERSE

HIS SPIRITUAL ENGERY (E) CAN MAKE ITSELF VISIBLE TO EITHER

VISIBLE TO THE EYE

ANGELS MADE THEMSELVES VISIBLE TO MEN & TO THE ANIMALS

PURIFIED LATENT ENERGY CAN PASS THROUGH MATERIAL THINGS

OUR MATERIAL BODIES MADE OF ENERGY X LIGHT SPEED SQUARED

GOD MADE ANGELS THAT CAN PASS SOLID THROUGH THIS PLANTET

GOD WON’T ALLOW SATAN & HIS ANGELS COME UP FOR 1000 YEARS

THE SAVED SHALL LIVE ON EARTH ALONGSIDE THE ANGELS OF GOD

LIKE ANGELS, SAVED WON’T BE SEEN BY 7 WRATH VIALS SURVIVORS

ALL GLORIFIED WILL SERVE GOD IN HIS ENTIRE MILLENNIAL REIGN 

GOD 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 REIGN

IT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO ALL BEINGS OF GOD’S FINAL CREATION

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SOLID OBJECTS TO PASS THROUGH THERE

FLESH OF THE LIVING & DEAD SAVED IS CHANGED ON TRUMPET 7

AS THEY ARE CAUGHT UP 

THEY WILL BE JUDGED FOR DEGREE OF SERVICE MANIFESTED BY

CHRIST’S WORK IN THEM

AND THOSE WORKS OF GOD SHALL BE SEEN ETERNALLY IN THEM

AS HIS WORKS

GOD WILL GIVE THEM BY GRACE BY THE WAY THEY LET HIM USE

THEM AS UNPROFITABLE SERVANTS

THAT IS THE REWARD THE “BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR” BRINGS

WITH HIM IN REVELATION 22

IT WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOU LIVE AND THE DEGREE OF LIGHT

MANIFESTED IN YOUR NEW BODY

IT ALSO DETERMINES TYPES OF GLORIFIED GARMENTS YOU WEAR

IN HEAVEN

IT DETERMINE HOW MUCH AND WHAT KIND OF SERVICE GOD WILL

GIVE YOU TO DO IN HEAVEN

THE MORE GOD GIVES YOU TO DO IN SERVING HIM WILL MULTIPLY

YOUR JOY

Revelation 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. [12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. [13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [14] 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. [34] A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [35] 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.  [14] 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 EVENT

Revelation 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.  [18] 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 BEGINNING

Part 2

And what I believe about his FINAL CREATION in a a short Heading

Part 1 was put up on April 28,2014

May 1, 2014

His FIRST Creation OF Heaven And Earth FOR MAN WAS Material

His FINAL Creation of a New Heaven and Earth for Man is Spiritual

God Made His First Creation of Mass X The Speed Of Light Squared

God Will Make His Final Creation For Man OF PURE Latent Energy

God’s Equation is Energy Equals Mass X the Speed Of Light Squared

BUT ONLY God CAN Operate ON BOTH sides of His Own Equation

Man CAN BURN Material Mass MADE by God AND Release Energy

But ONLY God Can Take Energy And CREATE a Material Universe

And ONLY God Can Take Mass AND CREATE A Spiritual Universe

ONLY God can them to exist SIDE By SIDE as they Do PRESENTLY

Both God’s Angels And Fallen Angels WALK alongside Man TODAY

And ONLY God CAN separate THESE TWO PARALLEL Kingdoms

Satan and ALL fallen Angels WILL be confined in the present Earth’s

After The Second Advent for 1000 Years During The Millennial Reign

Then Satan and All fallen Angels will return to fight a war of All Ages

On the present earth’s surface to lead a Final war of Gog and Magog’s

Descendant’s Against the EARTHLY MMILLENIAL Kingdom CITY

God Wins the Second and Final War of the Ages with God and Magog

Then God separates Evil and Good forever and Good for All Eternity!

God creates New Heavens and a New Earth with a New Kingdom City

The New Kingdom City were He will Dwell has a magnificent Domain

And will eternally walk in his magnificent dominion in glorified bodies

They 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 Bodies

I believe there’ll be a difference in the garments worn inside & Outside

I believe all glorious bodies but some will be more glorious than Others

I am of the opinion of the New Heaven and Earth and all BEINGS in it

Will be eternally made of THE PURE LATENT which he alone Possess


PURE LATENT ENGERY (E) CAN MAKE ITSELF VISIBLE OR INVISIBLE

PURIFIED LATENT ENERGY CAN PASS THROUGH MATERIAL THINGS

OUR MATERIAL BODIES MADE OF ENERGY X LIGHT SPEED SQUARED

GOD MADE ANGELS THAT CAN PASS SOLID THROUGH THIS PLANTET

GOD WON’T ALLOW SATAN & HIS ANGELS COME UP FOR 1000 YEARS

THE SAVED SHALL LIVE ON EARTH ALONGSIDE THE ANGELS OF GOD

LIKE ANGELS, SAVEDWON’T BE SEEN BY 7 WRATH VIALS SURVIVORS

ALL GLORIFIED WILL SERVE GOD IN HIS ENTIRE MILLENNIAL REIGN

GOD 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 MILLINNIEL

IT WILL BE MANIFESTED TO ALL BEINGS OF GOD’S FINAL CREATION

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SOLID OBJECTS TO PASS THROUGH THERE


In 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 3

CREATION BY ETERNAL GOD IN THE BEGINNING

Part 3

June 26, 2014

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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, 2014

The 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 & Earth

May 9, 2014

In 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 earth

Let 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. [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.

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.