The Creation Account

According to the Bible, the earth became 6,000 years old in the year 2000. Evolutionists and agnostics, in their quest to destroy Gods word and Biblical account of creation, have used manmade theories to propagate their claims. They say the age of rocks can be scientifically determined. They say that skeletal remains of human-like beings and carbon-tested bones confirm their theory. They conclude that man evolved over millions of years - a product of TIME.

Personally, I feel they went about it the wrong way. You don't propound a theory and then set out to prove it. If you do, you are bound to overlook evidence that may prove you wrong since your mind is already set on what you want to see. First, you gather all available evidence, then you go put them together and draw some form of conclusion from all that is available. Any other method is bias-prone.

So the question still remains, how old is the earth?

Is it millions of years old, or is it just 6,000 years old?

My answer is that both responses are correct. I will base my proof on the word of God, the Bible, ONLY. I feel that if you are interested in this topic, you must have read numerous books dealing with the subject. If not, don't feel bad because most of them are bent on destroying Gods word. This is what the Bible has to say about itself:

                 All  Scripture  is   given  by  inspiration  of God,  
                 and  is profitable  for  doctrine,  for   reproof,   
                 for  correction, instruction  in  righteousness,  
                 that  man  of   God  may  be thoroughly  equipped 
                 for every good work. 
                 (II Timothy  3:16)

With that in mind, let us review the Genesis account of creation.

Our English Bible is a translation of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. It's possible that during this translation, a desired effect and meaning could have been lost.

Case in point is Genesis 1:1-2 as reproduced below:

  1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

  2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

There are a few words in the above verses that deserve a closer look.

Created:

In Hebrew, this reads bara meaning perfect work as can only befit a flawless Creator.

Was:

In Hebrew, this reads hayah meaning became. Other uses of the word in the same context can be found in Gen 2:7, Gen 9:15, and Gen 19:26. Don't worry about these passages for now, we will get back to 'em later. Next expression ...

Without form, and void:

Once again, the Hebrew version reads tohu and bohu meaning in confusion (waste), and empty.

Now lets try to rewrite Gen 1:1-2, substituting above changes:

  1. In the beginning God made a perfect beautifully ordered system.

  2. A part of the system (earth) had become chaotic, in confusion, waste and empty; and darkness had come upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God now hovered over the face the waters.

Now, from those passages I promised to get back to:

In Gen 2:7, we read that ... man became a living soul.

Gen 9:15 says ... the waters shall never again become flood.

Gen 19:26 reads: ... and she (Lots wife) became a pillar of salt.

Note that the word became or become as used in these passages is the same word hayah found in Gen 1: 2.

In I Cor 14:33, we read: For God is not the author of confusion ... Why would God create a world in a state of confusion and then go through the pain of having to straighten it out later?

The only explanation is that the earth had not always been in a state of confusion, it had become that way.

So now, new questions:

Before we try to find these answers note that man had not yet been created. The earth was covered with water. Flood?

First, what happened between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis chapter 1?

We have already established the fact (or, at the very least, surmised) that the earth was created perfect. If so, it is possible that God placed some creatures on earth to inhabit it? We know that God created millions of angels to serve Him.

If you have a reference Bible, Gen 1:2 probably points you to Jeremiah 4:23. It reads:
"I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, they had no light."

This verse in turn points you to Isaiah 24:19. That reads:
"The earth is violently broken, The earth is split open, The earth is shaken exceedingly."

Sounds like damage caused by war between supernaturals.

So, here's my theory:

God made this beautifully ordered system (earth is part of that system) and populated it with creatures such as apes, dinosaurs, and other non-human species which are now mostly extinct. He stationed angels on earth and gave them the primary responsibility of looking after these (non-human) creatures.

As time passed, a very beautiful angel named Lucifer was, eventually, sent to earth to supervise the angelic population already there.

Too far fetched?

Well let us take a closer look at Lucifer and who he was at this period.

Comming up: Satan: Who is he?