For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
A little note of appreciation to all our paleontologist,
particularly those who have been snubbed by the ignorant.
How could anyone contest the knowledge, work and discoveries brought forth by the degreed paleontologist when they gather prehistoric bones of dinosaurs, piece them together one bone at a time, then set them before the public to view for themselves the solid evidence of their existence? As one humbly stands before the grandeur of these great prehistoric works by the hand of God we should be grateful, excited and certainly not ignorant.
Paleontologist are also highly qualified when it comes to estimating the age of bones and fossils they uncover, and the estimates they produce do not denounce but supports and magnifies the Holy Word of God.
Father Adam, who until the fall was kept tightly preserved within the garden and was carefully watched over by God himself. What transpired within the garden is better explained in the Holy Word of God, however, what transpired outside the garden prior to and during its occupancy may be better explained by the paleontologist, so let us consider, not ignorantly denounce their discoveries. Perhaps we could assist them by submitting productive Biblical thought or theory on these prehistoric unknowns, such as the Big Bang;
The History of Creation
Genesis 2:4, These are the generations (not days) of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day(not days) that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
The fall in the garden transpired six thousand years ago, no question there, however, unanswered questions do remain as to how long were those six days Jesus took in making this world, plus the one day of rest. Now Father Adam, of course, was created alone in the safety of a flourishing garden on a day after the so-called 'Seven Days of Creation,' then well after Father Adam all was complete with the arrival of Eve. These questions obviously could not be explained by the author in olden days either but they certainly can be viewed in far more light today by the Holy Word of God and the solid unquestionable evidence provided though modern technology by our qualified paleontologist.
Let us not be Ignorant!
II Peter 3:8, But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The answers we are seeking are problematic as they are prehistoric, thus, additional consideration of specific technical knowledge viewed with the Holy Word of God can produce and confirm wonderful magnificent truths. These pre-calendar biblical Scriptures beautifully harmonize with discoveries recently made, beginning in the early nineteenth century with the first usage of the term dinosaur. Jesus made this world and all that is in it in six days, rested on the seventh, then created Adam on the eighth, or another day, so we can biblically establish eight days would vary from eight fractional seconds to eight thousand years. NO! Absolutely not. A solid estimate must factor in every known element, then wisely and legitimately, and without bias, adjust for the unknowns.
The Creation of Time
... for in the day (1,000 years) that thou (Adam) eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And he (Adam)surely died, 930 years after the day he ate the fruit!
One must take such a wide spread difference as II Peter 3:8 intended, there is no time in the spiritual world, therefore, there is no yesterday or tomorrow, but everything is in the present form, now, today. As all of this earthy world was created in the spiritual realm, so, too, was time.
The seven consecutive days were spoken by our Creator during creation when there was no time but was, and is, a part of the creation of the world itself. In other words, Jesus made this world and everything that is in it, including the all important and highly significant factor called time. The usage or purpose of the six days of work and the seventh day reserved for rest, and the Lord, was actually the creation of time, balanced in absolute perfection as our world's solar system was created, millions and millions of years ago.
The Sixth Day - The Sons of Man - Prehistoric
A salute to a worthy, valuable and totally misplaced people.
A major player in the creation of our world deeply hidden before our very eyes.
Along with all the creatures of the land prehistoric man and woman were made on the sixth day of creation and God said unto them; Genesis 1:28, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Unlike Adam, man and woman, or the 'first' sons of man, were not sheltered in the ready and flourishing garden but roamed a barren earth, first living only in caves and eating only the meat from the creatures they held dominion over until the earth fully flourished. Again, unlike blessed Adam, they multiplied and replenished the earth, or reproduced, thus, increasing their populace, for their years were hard, deadly, very short and highly necessary. One can merely visualize the vast numbers of this desolate man and woman God created, so as to ultimately surface in the far future and serve their ultimate purpose, populating our world. And let us not forget, clearly, Eve was not made on the same day God created Adam. Also, Eve, from the curse, bore children outside of the garden.
Prehistoric man was given no eternal soul!
Mark 10:6 ... But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Adam was made after the Creation period, and Eve was made after Adam.
It's a sad shame this race of people who existed so long upon earth and played such an intricate part in the plan of creation are totally disregarded. Truly, truly, truly only the strong survive in the wild and these were the strongest people God ever created. Take special notice, prehistoric man was not given a soul as our forthcoming privileged Father would receive, thus, no heaven nor hell for the sons and daughters of man who emerged through the creation period into mighty men and beautiful women but ungodly. (see below Mighty Men)
The Eighth Day - The Son of God - Adam
Luke 3:28, ... which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Genesis 2:6-7, But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. After the mist from the earth watered the whole earth, Adam was formed or made separate, and special, as the son of God on the eighth, or another day, as God breathed the breath of life into Adam he became an eternal living soul.
One revelation opens another, and another opens another, and on and on and on ....
Consider this next revelation produced by an earlier revelation; soulless prehistoric man was made in the image of God the Father, the image of a man, as was Adam and every man God ever made. Every man, or sons, God ever created were created in His image or likeness. Comprehend this: God the Father, Jesus Christ, all saints above, all angels identified as sons, such as Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer, the son of perdition, and each and every spirit residing within the kingdoms of God as a person, all look like a man. Jesus in spirit in the heavens today looks like God the Father who looks like a man (see Made in His Image, One World Government).
Eve was made after Adam completed naming the animals and life was well established in the garden, then Adam would no longer be alone and a future in the garden, at this point, remained yet (Genesis 3:23).
At the moment in time on earth the fall of Lucifer transpired in the timeless heavens was the very moment sin hit this world, as Satan would immediately set out to destroy the works and word of God. After all, this is how and why God created His son of perdition. Satan beguiled a serpent, then entered into the creature and spoke to Eve, and as she, too, was beguiled by him, she sadly and enviably, as planned by God, believed him. But please, give credit where credit is due, and take earnest heed to the lesson of eternal life that resides in this one tiny paragraph: God told Adam, Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Unlike their future descendants who knew all to well of the knowledge of good and evil, innocent, pure and holy Adam and Eve had never known or been informed of such a deadly thing as a lie, or sin. The message here is obey God and live, disobey Him and die.
The power of death, in sin, is its required disobedience to the Holy Word of God. It was not the lie in itself that tainted Adam's seed, for God knew what they had done, but it was their disobedience or unbelief to the Holy Word of God.
The Evidence of Belief is Obedience.
The Evidence of Obedience is Holiness!
How long was Father Adam in the Garden?
In the spiritual realm there is no time here on earth, however, without a clock or calendar the sun faithfully rises and sets each and every day and the seasons faithfully come and go as created. Until Eve shared with Adam the forbidden fruit they both were spiritual eternal beings, therefore, God quickly removed them from the garden before they could return to the tree of life, eat, and live forever with sin upon the earth.
Adam was nine hundred and thirty calendar years old when he died naturally of old age. In our estimate, if we gave Adam one thousand extremely modest years in his eternal state in the garden, then revert back to the Scripture, one day equals a thousand years with the LORD as our formula, the total calendar time inside the garden would add up as this:
One day is with the Lord as a thousand years!
1,000 years x 365 days with the Lord = 365,000 days
365,000 days x 1,000 years with the Lord = 365,000,000 years.
From here we must collaborate with the paleontologist and consider their evidence they have brought forth, then compare our biblical estimate with forensic science. Documentation widely varies from source to source but an average consistency for our estimate places oldest man and creature at 350,000,000 years. As we look at these estimates, and all are estimates, and consider the lengthy times, a truth comes through. First are the ages: we are not speaking about a mere seven or eight days but an eon, or an incalculable period of time. These ages become solid evidence as two or more valid witnesses come forth, the Holy Word of God and the paleontologist, as both agree ... man and creature were made on the same creation day, or in the same prehistoric era. Now we must balance our estimate with science;
365,000,000 + 350,000,000 / 2 = 357,500,000 years.
(357,500,000 avg. biblical & science)
God did not create Adam until the garden was ready and prepared, this would place Adam in the garden on the eighth day, or after the creation period, so we will add an additional day to our estimate to go back to the seventh day. Eve is not a factor as she came between the beginning and the end.
357,500,000 years x 8 days with the Lord = 2,860,000,000
That's two billion, eight hundred and sixty million years.
Or better defined, a long, long, long time.
The Simple Eating of the Forbidden Fruit Reveals
Godís Absolute Demand for 100% Obedience!
God bestowed upon Adam and Eve eternal life. It was absolutely necessary for the overall commencement in the creation of this world and everything that is in it, otherwise God would have done otherwise. Eternal life in any form is a long, long, long time, thus, the additional accompanying benefits are wonderful too, as there are no sicknesses, no weariness, no pain, no fear in the least, consider Eve's conversation with a speaking serpent, and there is no aging or growing old. Adam and Eve departed the garden in the same young physical condition God had made them many, many years before, only now they bear the curse of sin and flesh, thus they now will die.
All the creatures of our world and man were created in a reproductive mode, with the exception of Adam, as he was created in an non-reproductive mode. The plan of God was for His son Adam to become reproductive only after the fall, otherwise Adam and Eve would be creating eternal beings. Eternal life was given to preserve Adam and Eve until sin would inter into our world and ultimately taint Father Adam's seed. Then and only then, by the curse of God, would Adam and Eve become reproductive.
God did not create this world to house man, or natural man with eternal life, as the aforementioned protection over the tree of life, but He created it as a garden for producing a people, obedient, holy and spiritual, born again from the seed or word of God. A chosen people, for the single purpose of increasing the spiritual and eternal populace in the eternal kingdoms of God.
Why must man be born again? Because the first time they were born unholy.
Never put limitations upon our almighty God for He has none. The reality is this, however long Adam was in the garden, it was a long, long time. If you disagree that's fine, make your own estimate, but keep in mind both the Holy Word of God and the hard cold evidence that stands tall before our eyes in museums around the world, and consider, too, who is best qualified to explain undocumented prehistoric history. Those bones are as real as the paleontologist who dug them up. Discounting hard cold evidence is stupidity, and, as Adam and Eve proved, doubting the Holy Word of God is even a far worse stupidity.
Mighty Men which were of Old, Men of Renown.
Genesis 6:1-4, And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Genesis 4:14b ... it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
For the purpose of the plan of creation prehistoric man existed outside the garden while Adam and Eve were picking fruit. Ultimately they were cast out of their eternal reserve to discover other life existed on earth. The son of God met the soulless sons of man, and it was apparent from Cain's (born after the fall) statement in Genesis 4:14b, laws were in place and were well respected. By God's plan bloodlines were mixed, then prehistoric man perished in the flood, leaving only the descendants, or tainted seed of the 'eternal family' of Adam to populate the world, and no longer would they be called the sons of God but the sons of man. Jesus came in the flesh as the Son of man. We must be remade again and once more become the sons of God or perish (see 666 in One World Government).
The first man Adam was made a living soul (unholy).
The last Adam was made a quickening spirit (holy).
Jesus made this world and without Him nothing was made, thus, He made every man and every creature, all of them fit for their natural environments. John 1:1-3, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In the past one hundred years natural man has unnaturally evolved from the horse and buggy to their personal streamlined jets and from the outhouse outback to the penthouse up above, overlooking majestic cities.
After six thousand years of solid consistent existence natural man is now excelling, literally rocketing through time, thus, this and other evidence tells us man is not eating from the tree of life but feasting upon the tree of death. Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Isaiah 42:5-6, Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Among Other Things Our Soul Is Our Eternal Identity
As Father Adam was created spiritless, so, too are all his children. Natural man is born without a spirit. We must eat from the tree of life or the Holy Word of God to ever obtain the 'Holy Spirit' of God in man. When natural man dies both his soul and body are cast into hell and there is no eternal spirit for God to contend with, on the other hand, the obedient wins the Holy Spirit, thus, their soul has a flight to glory. Our individual eternal (person) soul will be the only thing in heaven that represents our once individual (person) body on earth.
I Corinthians 6:17, But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
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