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God is Revealed to us Through Creation.

By Kenneth Allan Clark.

Copyright © 2006 by Kenneth Allan Clark. Printed and published by

VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL.

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Scripture taken from the Clark's English Translation, copyright © 2011 by Victorious Christian Ministries International. Used by permission. All rights reserved.   

 

INTRODUCTION.

 

We live in a time when the enemies of God and truth are challenging the very foundations of our Christian faith, by bringing up questions like: Is there a God who created the heavens and the earth? Is Holy Bible a true an accurate account of the truth? The answer to both of these questions is yes. 

 

In this book author and teacher Kenneth Allan Clark, takes a quick look at world and spiritual events from creation until now, that have some bearing on these two questions. I hope this book will help strengthen your belief in God and your faith in the accuracy of His written word, the Holy Bible. 

 

 

 

 


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2. TO LOVE OR HATE THE TRUTH.  

 

 

To all those who choose believe and love the truth, God is revealed to them through creation. But those who hate the truth and choose not to believe, God allows them to be blinded to the truth.  The evidence of God is all around us in His creation. All we need to do is open our eyes and look, and we will see (way beyond all reasonable doubt) that God created the heavens and the earth.  Believe, open your eyes and look and see the evidence of God’s creation.  Or close your eyes to the truth and you will be blinded to the truth; the choice is yours.

 

When Jesus Christ friend Lazarus died and his body was placed in a tomb. Four days after his death (by which time the body of Lazarus stank with the stench of death) Jesus came and commanded the stone to be rolled away from the tomb.  After praying to God the Father, he called to Lazarus to come forth. Then Lazarus rose from the dead and came forth from the tomb.  After this a great number of Jews came, not only to see Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  But the chief priests plotted to put both Jesus and Lazarus to death. (John 11:38 – 44)

 

Why did the chief priests want to put Lazarus to death?  Because they did not believe, nor even want to believe in the resurrection or in life after death. Here was Lazarus talking with all who would listen, a man who had been dead for four days. A man, whose tomb stank with the stench of death, a man who in death had been with father Abraham.  It was as if God took a hand full of truth and rubbed it in their faces and said, “See the truth! Smell the truth! Feel the truth! Taste the truth! And believe truth!”  And they yelled back at God, “No! No! We will not believe in life after death.  No! No! We will not believe in the resurrection from the dead. No! No! We will not believe Jesus is the Christ. Even if you rub the truth in our faces, we will still not believe!”  

 

John 12:37 But though Jesus had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not in him: 38 that the words of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

 

The chief priest had heard many reports from reliable witnesses, and still they did not believe or even want to believe.  Through Jesus Christ, the arm of God had been revealed, and still they did not believe.  Therefore God give them what they wanted; eyes that cannot see the truth, hears that cannot hear the truth and hearts that will not believe the truth.

 

John 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again, 40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and repent that I should heal them.

 

Paul writes in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2; concerning the coming of the lawless one. 

 

II Thessalonians 2:8 Then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. 9 The wicked one’s coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all unrighteous deception in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  11 For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  12 So that they all might be condemned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

If you do not receive the love of the truth, that you might be saved, Satan has an open license to deceive you. For this reason God will blind your eyes, deafen your hears and harden your heart, that you should believe the lies of Satan.  Why does God allow you to be deceived? So that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.   

 

You know it takes guts to believe and love the truth!  Any weak, spineless coward can hate the truth and believe the lie! There are many reasons why people choose to hate the truth and believe the lie. They love the praises of men more than the praises of God. They fear men more than God, the love of money, pride and rebellion. Schoolteachers fear for their jobs. People want to follow the crowd; it is much easier to swim with the crowd. They don’t want to be seen as different. For scientist, writers, teachers, movie and T.V. producers, there is lots of money to be made by supporting and promoting the lie. While for those who support and promote the truth, there can be loss of work and income. 

 

God is revealed to all mankind through His creation.  We can see the hand of God all around us.  It’s as if God is taking handfuls of truth, rubbing it in our face and saying to us, “See the truth! Smell the truth! Feel the truth! Taste the truth! And believe truth!”  And mankind is yelling back at God, “No! No! We will not believe there is a God! No! No! We will not believe in creation! Even if you rub the truth in our faces, we will still not believe!”    

 

The bottom line is, fallen mankind is full of pride and wants to live in rebellion against God.  Deep down inside, not only do we all know that God created the heavens, the earth and every living creature; we also know that God created every man and woman with a purpose.  

 

God created each and every one of us for purpose.   

     

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we should walk in them.

 

In God’s Word, God likens himself to a potter and man as the clay.  Just has the potter takes a lump of clay and forms it into a vessel. May be a plate, or a cup, or jug; each lump of clay is made into a vessel for a purpose, and each vessel for a different purpose.  If the vessel is flawed or damaged in anyway, does not the potter have the right to break down the vessel and remould it?  If lump will not be remoulded, does not the potter have the right to cast it away?       (Isaiah 64:8 & Romans 9:19-25)

 

Likewise, because God has moulded us for a purpose, if we are flawed or damaged, He has the right to merciful and gracious towards us, by breaking us down and remoulding us according to His will. And if we will not be remoulded according to God’s will; does not God have the right to cast us away. We are all flawed and damaged vessels; not one of us is righteous (Romans 3:10); but if we willingly submit ourselves to God our loving Father, in His loving mercy, He will graciously break us down and remould us according to His will.  So that we can fulfil the purpose that God created us for. 

 

But what if the heavens and the earth were created by some big bang? What if life began by chance in some hot slimy mud pool? Then we were not created for a purpose and we have no reason for being. If we were not created for any purpose or any reason, then we can do whatever we like; And even if there is a God, who gave God the right to tell us what to do? Who gave God the right to pass judgment on us for our wrongdoing?  Who has the right to say anything is wrong? Surely if we are all here just by chance, there is neither right nor wrong and we are all entitled to do our own thing and have to our own opinion.     

 

But God is the master potter.  God did formed man from a lump of clay.  God could have left us as a lifeless lump of clay, but he didn’t. God created us for a purpose and He gave us life. Along with that life He gave us the ability to love and to hate, and the ability to choose between living a life in submission to God’s plan and purpose for us, or to live our life in rebellion against God. If we choose to live our life in submission to God’s plan, we will come to enjoy eternal life with Jesus Christ, for that is God’s primary plan and purpose for creating us. But if we choose to rebel against God, then like a lump of clay that cannot be remolded, we will be cast away. 

 

Speaking of the coming wrath, God’s Written Word warns us, that this coming destruction will even come upon those who call themselves God’s people, if they continue to reject knowledge and forget the law of God.

 

Hosea Paraphrased. 4:6 Many of God’s people will be “destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Why? “Because they have rejected knowledge.” It is not that God’s people have not heard the truth but that they have rejected the knowledge of the truth. For this reason God “also will reject them from being priest of God; because they have forgotten the law of their God, God also will forget their children.”

 

Why should the children suffer when their father rejects the knowledge of truth and forgets the law of God?  Because the unjust father also teaches his children to reject the knowledge of truth and to forget the law of God.  But just as there is hope for the father, if he repents and accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and deliverer; so also is there hope for the children of the unjust.      

 

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from the sky against all ungodliness and injustices of men, who unjustly hold back (and restrain) the truth; 

 

Ungodly and unjust men suppress the truth by promoting, supporting or telling beliefs that are untrue and do not agree with God's Written Word. God’s wrath is going to be revealed from the sky against all ungodly and unjust men because - - -

 

Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is made known in them; for God has showed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

 

What these verses in Romans are telling us is that God has revealed Himself to us through the creation of this world.  Therefore we have no excuse for not acknowledging Him and worshiping Him as both our God and creator.  To reject this knowledge of God and of His creation will cause our foolish hearts to be darkened to the truth, and without the knowledge of the truth we will perish. 

 

But it is not God’s will that “any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2nd Peter 3:9). This is why God himself came to earth in the form of man to die on the cross for the sins of all mankind.  So “that whosoever believes in Him should perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:15).  

 


3. JESUS CHRIST OPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

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Luke 24:45 Then He opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.

 

Some people say they will not accept Jesus Christ as their God, Lord and Deliverer until they understand. But you will never understand until you choose to believe and accept Jesus Christ; for it is Jesus who opens the minds of men and women to the understanding of Scriptures.

 

Today is the day that you should turn from sin to righteousness and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Deliverer, for tomorrow may be too late. If you would like to do this now, then pray the following prayer aloud. 

 

“Dear Jesus Christ, I am sorry for sinning by doing wrong things and by living my life to please myself, instead of living my life to please God the Father. I choose now to turn from sin to living justly, and I ask you to help me live my life from now on to please God and to live according to His will and not my own. I ask you to forgive and release me from all my sins, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and open my understanding so that I can understand the Scriptures. Thank You Jesus; I give you all the praise and glory, for forgiving me and setting me free from sin. Thank You Jesus.”

 

Congratulations! If you have just prayed this prayer aloud and meant it, you are now a child of God, and He has now delivered you from out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God. Regardless whether you feel any different or not, you are different and both you and others will notice a big change in your life as you continue to grown up as a child of God into a mature man or woman of God.

 

Find a Christian church that believes in the Holy Trinity and that Jesus Christ is God come to earth in the flesh, to suffer and die for the sins of all mankind. Ask them to baptize you (by full immersion in water) as both a public sign of your repentance from sin to living justly, and of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as both your Lord and God. With Jesus Christ in your life, your life will never be the same again.

 

 

 


4. JESUS CHRIST IS GOD. 

 

 

There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ is God.  I believe in The Holy Trinity, One God and yet three persons.  As I have already written a book this subject called “The Holy Trinity”, at this time I will only answer one common question that is asked concerning the deity of Jesus Christ. That question; how come we know Jesus Christ as the only begotten of the Father? To answer that question, let us first consider how come we are known as the sons of God?

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Jesus Christ is known as The Son of God, and we, the born again believers in Jesus Christ are known as the sons of God. How come?  

 

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the sky in Christ: 4 Just as He has chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. 7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us highly favoured in the Beloved.

 

Before the foundation of the world, we (each individual lump of clay) were predestined to be adopted as sons of God. In Biblical language, to be adopted as a son, means to be legally recognized and declared by the father to be his son. In the ancient Jewish world a male child was considered to be a child and no different from a slave, until the time appointed by the father. At the appointed time, the father would take his male child and heir to a public place, and there in front of witnesses he would declare, “This my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” From that moment on the child was legally recognized as the father’s son.

 

Before God laid the foundation of the world, it was His intention that we would all be adopted as sons of God. But when we were born form out of our mother’s womb and into this world, we were not even considered to be children of God. God does not even give us the legal right to become his child, until we first choose to receive Jesus Christ and believe in His name. “For as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become the children of God” (John 1:12). Although believing, and having become heirs of God, we did not differ at all from a slave, until the time appointed by God our Father, when He would take us to a public place and declare, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” That public place is at our baptism into Christ. For it is there God’s Word declares us to be His sons.  (Galatians 3:26 – 4:7)                  

                                  

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

 

In order to legally become The Son of God; Jesus first had to become both a child and an heir of God. Then at the time appointed by God the Father, He was taken to a public place, His baptism, where God the Father declared, “You are My beloved Son in You I am well pleased (Luke 3:22).”  It was then that Jesus Christ became the Only Begotten Son of God.

 

In II Samuel chapter 7 verses 11b to 16, the prophet Nathan prophesies concern the coming Messiah (Jesus Christ), which God would raise from the offspring of David to succeed David whose throne and kingdom God would establish forever. 

 

The 1898 Young’s Literal Translation, translates verse 14 as.  “I am to him for a Father, and He is to me for a son.”

 

The New King James Version translates verse 14 as. “I will be His Father, and he shall be My son.”

 

The overall content of the Old Testament Scriptures is such that I believe I can safely say; although God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have always existed as One God yet three persons, in the beginning they did not relate to each other as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. But for the purpose of the redemption of Mankind, God the Son submitted Himself to God the Father and took upon Himself the role of the Son of God. Then at His baptism, when God the Father declared over Jesus, “You are My beloved Son in You I am well pleased,” Jesus legally became the only begotten of God the Father.

 

 Psalm 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said unto Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’”  

 

John writes “We have looked closely at His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14).

 

In John 1:14, it is the Greek word theaomai, (meaning, to see, to look closely at, to perceive) which is here translated as looked closely.

 

It is the Greek word hos, (meaning, as in that manner or as in like manner) which is here translated into the English word as.  

  

It is the Greek word monogenes, (meaning only born or first born) which is here translated as begotten.

 

We are sons of God, not because we were born sons of God; but because God the Father looked closely at us and saw us as sons of God, and then declared us to be sons of God.

 

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, not because He was the first born or only born of God, but because God the Father looked closely at Jesus and saw Him as His only begotten Son, and then declared Jesus to be His only begotten Son. God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit are all one God, yet three persons, all having no beginning and no end.  

 

It is worth noting at this time, what we now call the Old Testament was the only Bible the early Church had. It wasn’t until those who had seen and known Jesus Christ in the flesh had become old in years that they began to write down what we now call The New Testament. 

 

For this reason when the early church missionaries went out to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, it was The Old Testament they preached from and used to prove both the Holy Trinity and the divinity of Jesus Christ. 

 

Those who attack our Christian beliefs in the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity by attacking The New Testament writings, fail to see that the divinity of Jesus Christ and The Holy Trinity are both revealed us through The Old Testament writings.

 

In them is fulfilled the words God to us through Isaiah prophet.

 

Isaiah 6:9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘listen and hear, but do not understand; look and see, but do not perceive. 10 Make the heart of the people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and repent turn and are healed.”    

 

 

 


5. WHICH VERSION IS BEST? 

 

 

Five years ago in 2006, when I first wrote this book, I wrote the following.

 

“Although I would agree, in some places the King James Version of the Holy Bible is a little dated in its language, and that some of the words used have changed their meaning over time. Therefore many people find the King James Version hard to understand. I still believe that the King James Version is the most correct English version of the Holy Bible available to us at this time. Therefore for the average Christian, whenever studying the Bible, it is well worth the effort to at least retain your Old King James Version of the Holy Bible as one of your main study tools.”

 

Although, it is still my opinion that the King James Version is the most correct English version of the Holy Bible available to us at this time; in my studies of the Scriptures over these last five years I have become increasingly aware of how misleading both the King James Version and most modern English versions of the Bible are to most English speaking Christians. That is why I have begun a work of translated the Bible into modern English version called the CLARK’S ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Where practical, as from this year 2011 I have begun to use this translation in all writings. 

 

The following is an extract from my book, Death, Resurrection and the Last 10½ Years.

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If you were to study your K.J.V of the Bible along with a good Bible Concordance and Bible Dictionary you would find that the following Hebrew to Greek to English translations are correct. You will also find that the K.J.V. does not always use the correct or best translation for the modern English speaking person.

 

• The Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ which were translated into Greek as ‘ouranos’ and then into English as ‘heaven’, ‘air’, and ‘sky’ (I have translated as sky). 

 

The literal translation of both the Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ is the heaved up things. When the Hebrew scholars translated the Bible into Greek they chose the Greek word ‘ouranos’ meaning the sky as the closest Greek word to the true meaning of the words ‘shamayim’, and ‘shemayin’. In Early to Middle English ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’, ‘the heaved up things’ became ‘the heaven up things’, which was then shortened to ‘heaven’. ‘Heaven’ may have been a good translation back in the days of King James, but for the modern English speaking man the word ‘sky’ would give them a much clearer understanding of what the original writers of the Scriptures were saying. Which is why in my writings you will find the word ‘heaven’ has been replaced with the word ‘sky’. 

 

• The Hebrew word ‘qeber’, which was translated into Greek, has ‘mnemeion’, and then into English as ‘grave’, (I translate as grave).

 

• The Hebrew word ‘Sheol’, which was translated into Greek has ‘Hades’, and then into English as ‘Hell’, (I translate as Sheol).

 

The Hebrew word Sheol, which was translated into English has ‘Hell’, is translated into K.J.V. 31 times as Hell, and 33 times as grave. Considering there is not only a big difference between what is the grave and what is Hell, and that both the Hebrew and the Greek writers of the Bible made a clear distinction between the grave and Hell, one wonders how the translators of the K.J.V. could get it so wrong. But if we take the N.I.V. as an example of a Modern English Version, we find that the number of times they have translated the word ‘Sheol’ as grave is 59, and not once do they correctly translated Sheol as Sheol, Hades or Hell.

 

• The Greek word ‘Gehenna’ which is translated into English has ‘Hell’ (I either translate as ‘Sheol’ or ‘the fires of Sheol’) 

 

Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in the fires of Sheol. 

 

Note:  The word often translated, as Sheol (Hell or Hades) in this verse, is the Greek word ‘Gehenna’.  This word Gehenna was usually used to describe the fires that burn eternally in the pit of Sheol. The fires into which the unjust dead, both their body and soul, will be thrown after the resurrection and the judgment. The Greek word usually used to describe Sheol, being Hades.  Therefore Matthew 10:28 is referring to the second death.  In the first death, the body goes to the grave, not into Sheol or into the fires of Sheol. 

 

• The Hebrew word ‘chaiym’, which was translated into Greek as ‘zoe’ and then into English as ‘life’ (I translate as life). 

 

• The Hebrew word ‘ruach’ which was translated into Greek as ‘pneuma’ and then into English as ‘spirit’ or ‘ghost’ (I translate as spirit). 

 

It is of interest to note that all widely accepted English translations, almost always translate both the Hebrew word ‘ruach’ and the Greek word ‘pneuma’ as ‘spirit’, ‘ghost’ or ‘breath’.  Traditionally man is never described as a spirit in the Bible, nor is spirit ever translated as a person or persons.

 

• The Hebrew word 'neshesh', which was translated into Greek has 'psuch', and then into English as ‘soul’ (I translate as soul)

 

Between them the Hebrew word ‘neshesh’ and the Greek word ‘psuch’, are translated into K.J.V. over 500 times as ‘soul’, 120 times as ‘life’, 28 times as ‘person’, 21 times as ‘self’, and 15 times as ‘heart’. While most modern English Bibles have further reduced the use of the word soul by 80 to 95%, making it almost impossible for the average Christian to do any meaningful study on makeup of man, body, soul and spirit, or on the doctrine of death and resurrection

 

The apostle Peter writes; Receiving the end of your faith, the deliverance of your souls (I Peter 1: 9).

Or as the N.I.V. says “for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

 

Considering the goal of our faith is the deliverance of our souls, we should ask; why have the modern English translators all but removed any mention of the soul of man, and of Hell from our Bibles?

 

Clearly action needs to be taken to restore the written word of God to its original meaning. It is in part, for this reason my brothers in Christ and I took up the task of writing the “Clark's English Translation” of the Bible and why all Scripture (unless otherwise stated) in this book is taken from the “Clark's English Translation”.  

 

However do feel free to use your own favourite version of the Bible, along with the K.J.V. a good concordance and Bible dictionary to check these things out. In fact I recommend you check out all my writings and teachings, so that your beliefs and understanding of these things should not be founded on my teachings but on the written word of God.    

 

One of my favourite passages of Scripture is Paul’s commendation of the Bereans.

 

Acts 17:10 Then the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night to Berea: who arriving there went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, to see whether those things were so. 12 Therefore, many of them indeed believed, and also not a few of the prominent Greek women and men. 

 

Paul commends the Bereans, not because they chose to believe their own denominational doctrines, and not because they chose to believe the teachings of Paul, but because they chose to love first the truth, and believe the written word of God.

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Thus ends the extract from my book, Death, Resurrection and the Last 10½ Years.

 

Division in the Church.

 

There is enough historical evidence for us to say, during the late 3rd and early 4th century there was a number of factions within the Church with differing opinions and beliefs, touching on what we now call the basic fundamental Christian doctrines, regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity. During these years it was not unusual (either intentionally or unintentionally) for scribes of these differing factions, when writing copies of the Bible, to either alter or delete verses that did not agree or support their point of view. 

 

Paganism.

 

Paganism, also known as sun worship, emperor worship or king worship, dates right back to the foundations of the Egyptian and Assyrian Empires; maybe even before the tower of Babel.  Paganism was not just the dominant form of religion in the ancient world; it was also the dominant form of government.  Paganism dominated both the Greek government and Greek culture.  Then the Romans came.  Although at first Rome was governed by a democracy, after Rome defeated the Greeks and took over the Greek kingdoms, the Paganism that had dominated the Greeks, took over and dominated all areas of Roman life, both state and religion.    

 

As sun worshipers, all Roman citizens and subjects came under the following three satanic laws. 

 

• The sun god was to be recognized and worshiped as the supreme god. 

 

• All other gods were to be considered inferior to and subject to the sun god.  One could worship as many gods as they liked, as long as they recognize that all their gods were subject to the sun god.  The most common way of doing this was to place a sun burst behind or above the lesser god. So that the radiance of the sun god surrounded the lesser god like a halo. 

 

• The emperor was the sun god’s spokesman to all mankind and when the emperor spoke, his word was considered as law. As sun god’s spokesman the emperor ruled supreme over both state and religious affairs. (Daniel 3:5 & 6:7-12)

 

The people of most ancient kingdoms worshiped the sun (or a god strongly associated with the sun). It was also not uncommon in these cultures to believe that the sun god would have sex with a woman, as would a man, and that the child she conceived would be known as the son of god. These sons of god would then become both god’s spokesperson and the supreme ruler over the various kingdoms of the world.

 

Examples: 

 

• In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh was worshiped as the son of god.

• The Emperor of Japan, even to this day is still worshiped as the son of god.

• One of the titles given the ancient kings of Persia (whose subjects believed their king sat on the sun’s throne) was that of Cyrus, meaning ‘sun throne’. 

• It was believed by the Greeks, that many of their Heroes had been conceived by a sexual union between one of their many gods and a woman. To Greeks and the Romans, Hercules was the son of the supreme god, born of a woman.     

 

Note: The idea of mankind’s deliverer being a son of god born of a woman, does not originate from Satan, it originates from the One and only True God’s plan of redemption. First announce by God to mankind in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). Satan took this truth and twisted it, so that mankind would bow down and worship him.

 

Regardless of whether citizens and subjects of the Roman Empire believed in paganism or not, they were all expected to worship and obey the emperor as the supreme god, or as god’s spokesman.  The only Roman citizens or subjects exempt from these laws were the Jews, on condition that they prayed to their god for the good health and the protection of the emperor.  

 

From the time of Jesus Christ death and resurrection until the Jewish rebellion in 66 - 70 AD, Christians were considered to be a sect within the Jewish faith, and therefore also exempt from worshiping the emperor.  But over the next 40 years (approximately) as the Roman army began to hunt down the Jews, the Gentile Christians began to distance themselves from the Jews, thus making themselves subject to the law that demanded they worship the emperor.  For the next 200 years Rome persecuted the Christians.  Not because they worshiped Jesus Christ, for pagans were allowed to worship as many gods as they liked, but because they would not worship the emperor above all other gods.

  

Some Bible scholars believe (or consider it possible) that demons are fallen angles come to earth, and that when pagans worship the sun, the moon, the stars and the many other things they worship, they are in fact worshiping fallen angles as gods. 

 

It is also considered possible that these pagan gods (during the time of Noah) saw the daughters of men were beautiful and took the best looking to be their wives. The children they produced became mighty men, heroes of great renown, and rulers of the people. (Genesis 6:1-4; I Peter 3:19-20; & Jude 6) If one considers this is possible, then one must also consider it possible that much of pagan Greek mythology has its origins back in the days of Noah. 

 

During the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Centuries AD this pagan Greek mythology was the belief, the mindset, the worldview of the vast majority of Romans and Greeks. Because of this, the Romans and Greeks would have had no problem accepting Jesus Christ as the Son of God born of a virgin. That just put Jesus Christ on an equal footing with Hercules. But to say that Jesus Christ was before all things, and that Jesus Christ is God Himself come to earth in the flesh, and that we should worship no other gods but Jesus Christ. That did not go down to well with the pagans. 

 

In some ways, the pagans of the 2nd and 3rd Centuries were not much unlike modern day Hindus. Many Hindus will readily accept Jesus Christ as the god who heals, the god who forgives sins, and even as the god who delivers us; but to do away with their other gods and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master and as the One and only True God. That is something most Hindus struggle with. I have meet and talked at length with many Hindus who claim to be Christians, but deeply rooted in their mindset and worldview is the concept that Jesus Christ is just another god, and I can still hang on to all my other gods. 

 

But this God will not allow.

 

Constantine.      

 

Despite the persecution of the early Church, by the early 4th century the Christian population within the Roman Empire had become so large, that Constantine saw them not only as a possible threat to the unity of the empire, but also as a potential enemy. At this time, the Roman Empire was divided and affected by a number of civil wars, as various Roman generals battled for control of the empire and the right to be crowned emperor and ruler of the Roman Empire. One of these generals who battled to become the emperor of a united Roman Empire was Constantine.  

 

Constantine, like most of the Roman Emperors, was a sun worshiper. In AD 312, on the night before, what was to become a major military victory for Constantine, he had a vision of the cross, with the radiance of the sun surrounding the cross like a halo; with the words by this sign conquer. 

 

To any sun worshiper, including Constantine, this sign meant that Jesus Christ was both inferior to and subject to the sun god.  The following day Constantine won a major victory.  It is said that after this battle, Emperor Constantine was converted from Paganism to Christianity.  However this seems every unlikely, as after this victory Constantine had a medallion minted in honour of the sun god for giving the victory. Furthermore between worshiping Jesus Christ, he continued to worship the sun god and many other gods for most of his life.  It was not until he was on his deathbed that Constantine was baptized and then not as a sign of his repentance from sin, nor of his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord, but in the belief that this baptism would save his soul. 

 

You could say that Constantine was a politician and the unity of the empire was his goal.  To obtain this unity he not only wanted to bring Christians under the banner of sun worship, he also wanted Christians to welcome and embrace sun worshippers into the Christian Church, even if they did not believe.

 

After Constantine’s victory in 312 AD, many pagans flooded into the Church, along with many false teachers and scribes, who wrote corrupted copies of the Bible to suit their own beliefs. Evidence tell us, that about this time some copies of the Bible were written with passages proving the divinity of Jesus Christ, either being altered or removed. 

 

About this time a few copies were also written with Mark 16:9 – 20 missing. Statements like “He who believes and is baptized shall be delivered; but he who does not believed will be condemned,” would not have encouraged unity between believers and non-believers. It could be for this reason that Mark 16:9 – 20 was removed from some copies of the Bible. Whether or not Constantine had anything to do with these alterations and deletions does not alter the fact that these alterations and deletions were made.

       

Constantine’s victory in AD 312 only gained him control of the Western half of the empire and it was not until Constantine’s victory over his co-ruler Lincinius in AD 324, that Constantine gained control of the whole empire. Only then did he find out that the Christian Church was spilt over theological lines.  At that time Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, who was a strong supporter and believer in Arianism, became Constantine’s chief advisor on matters concerning the Christian Church. A position he held till Constantine’s death. 

  

Arianism wrongly taught: 

 

1: That there was only One God (God the Father) who is alone is unbegotten; who alone is eternal and who alone without beginning. 

 

2: That God the Son was himself created and therefore subordinate to the Father.

 

3: That there was a time when The Son of God was nonexistent.

 

While the Holy Bible teaches that there is only One God, The Holy Trinity who alone is God Almighty, one God yet three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All equally God, all existing as One being from before all eternity to far beyond all eternity.  

 

It is easy for those who hate the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope, to point the finger at Emperor Constantine, the marriage of sun worship to Christianity, and of the marriage of the state government to the World Church, and say that this was all the work of Satan, but that is a simplistic view which overlooks two biblical laws. 

 

1. It is God who both removes kings and rises up kings. (Daniel 2:21) 

 

2. What man meant for evil, God will turn to the good of those who love Him. (Genesis 50:20 & Romans 8:28)

 

In the Church before Emperor Constantine’s intervention there had been little standardizing of the New Testament Holy Scriptures and little standardizing of the basic foundational Christian doctrines.  But by the time of Constantine’s death, most of the basic foundational Christian doctrines (Including the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity) had been established and declared in writing by the bishops. Also the New Testament Scriptures as we now know them were well on the way to being standardized. 

 

With the standardising of the Holy Scriptures and basic foundational doctrines, most of Bibles that included errors, alterations and deletions were withdrawn and destroyed, and new replacement copies of Holy Bible were copied from earlier and more correct texts. The majority of New Testaments written in Greek from this time on were written in a text, similar to what we now call the Received Text.

 

The Received Text was to remain the accepted Greek text from about 400 A.D. to 1880. So indirectly God used Emperor Constantine insure that later versions of the Bible, including the Latin Vulgate and the King James Version were more correct than humanly possible.   

 

But not all of the incorrect copies were destroyed; two of these incorrect copies were put away, where they were found much later.  Having been found, those who hated the truth (either intentionally or unintentionally) used then as the basis of a corrupted text, saying that these copies that had been found were older and therefore more correct than the text used for the basis of the Vulgate and King James Version. This however is a lie of the devil.

 

Enter Fenton John Anthony Hort, who is reporting as coming across two of these  incorrect manuscripts, one which had been held in a cupboard of the Vatican since 1481, and although they always knew it was there, it was never approved. The other was discovered in 1859. These became known as the Vatican manuscript and the Mount Sinai manuscript. 

It was these two manuscripts along with two other manuscripts (that have been described as being of very poor quality with many pages missing) that Hort used to write his Greek Text. So when you read in marginal notes and footnotes of your Bible statements that say one of the following:

 

The oldest manuscripts. 

Most of the oldest manuscripts.

The most ancient authorities.

Some manuscripts.

Some ancient authorities.

 

These marginal notes and footnotes are referring to two manuscripts only. They are not the oldest manuscripts available. They definitely are not the most, and even to call two manuscripts some, it at best very misleading. 

 

 

 

 

 


6. THE DISPUTED TEXT OF MARK 16:9 -20. 


 

We don’t have any originals writings of Mathew, Mark, Luke, John or Paul. In fact, in order to protect the original text the original manuscript would have been destroyed as soon as one letter, jot or tittle even looked like fading.

 

When a team of scribes was entrusted with an original manuscript, they would carefully and meticulously copy the each line, checking the number of words, letters, jots and tittles in each line, and then they would check each other’s work before they carried on. Even if one letter, jot or tittle was copied incorrectly the whole page (or scroll) would be destroyed. It was this careful and meticulous copying and checking by the scribes that guaranteed the original text, not the original writings. 

 

Because of this practice of destroying the original writings, in order to protect the original text, it is doubtful (other than the writings of John) that any of the original writings lasted much beyond 100 AD. Yet about 180 AD an orthodox believer called Gaius named four heretics, saying they couldn’t deny their guilt because they couldn’t produce the originals. This suggests that some still could produce the true original text. (W.N. Pickering: The Identity of the New Testament Text, p. 111)  

 

About 208 AD Tertullian advised heretics to visit apostolic churches where the authentic writings were found. In giving this advice, Tertullian doesn’t mean the original hand written letters of Paul may still be found in these cities, he means that they can still produce the true original text. (B.M. Metzger: The Text, p.201)    

 

There are those who seek to discredit both the King James Version of the Holy Bible and the Greek Text used as the basis for most (if not all) Holy Bibles written from 400 AD to 1880 AD, by saying that Mark 16:9 – 20 are not found in the older and more accurate manuscripts. 

 

This argument was first put forward by Hort (who did not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ) to gain support for his New Greek text based on the Vatican and Mount Sinai manuscripts and two other lesser manuscripts. It is interesting to note, that the Vatican and Mount Sinai are the only two major recognized manuscripts that do not include Mark 16:9 – 20. Also there are seven manuscripts that are older than both the Vatican and Mount Sinai manuscripts, all of which include Mark 16:9 – 20.       

 

There are over 600 Greek manuscripts of Mark, of which only 10 omit Mark 16:9 – 20. Of these 10 only two are considered to be major manuscripts. We should add that it was a common practice in the early church to bind the four gospels in the following order; Matthew, John, Luke and then Mark. Many of these books of the gospel were also divided into daily readings; a page for each day and each day ending with words similar to ‘the end.’ Thus if a manuscript lost its last page, it would most likely lose Mark 16:9 – 20 and still have ‘the end’ written after Mark 16 verse 8.  

 

We can also appeal to the Early Church Fathers in determining authenticity Mark 16:9 – 20, for many have quoted from this passage including Irenaeus who was a disciple of Polycrap, who, was a student of the Apostle John.  

 

Other Church Fathers who have also quoted this passage include: 

 

Papias                 (60 – 130 AD.)

Justin Martyr               (100 – 165 AD.)

Hippolytus               (170 – 236 AD.)

Eusebius               (260 – 340 AD.)

Ambrose of Milan               (339 – 397 AD.)

Chrysostum               (347 – 407 AD.)

Jerome              (331 – 420 AD.)

Augustine              (354 – 430 AD.) 

 

(List from “God’s Covenant of Healing.” By Stephen Hill)

 

Given the overwhelming evidence that the Modern Greek text of The New Testament based on the Vatican and the Mount Sinai manuscripts is a corrupt text with many alterations and deletions, perhaps we should asked why is this corrupt text used as basis for our modern English Bibles?  Is it because they do not love some of the truths found in God’s word; therefore God has allowed them to be blinded to the truth? Or do they want to discredit the King James text, so they can (either intentionally or unintentionally) make alterations and deletions to suit their own beliefs?

 

Some examples: 

 

• There are many who do not love the truth, that man is a living soul and/or that the soul of man is eternal.  The influence of theses unbelieving people and their supporters has resulted in between 30% and 90% of references to the soul being deleted or translated out of our English Bibles. 

 

• There are also many who do not love the truth that upon the death of their body, the souls of the wicked will be cast into the pit of hell.  Therefore they have either removed or supported the removal or alteration of up 90% (in many versions) of references to hell.

 

• There are also others who do not love the truth that God created the heavens and the earth in seven days.  These people have been allowed to (or have influence the translators to) translate the first two verses of our Bibles in such a way that it fits in better with the theory of evolution. 

 

 

 

 


7. DID GOD CREATE THE EARTH AND SKYS IN SEVEN DAYS?  Part 1.

 

 

When the theory of evolution was first put forward by Charles Darwin, some Christian theologians instead of standing firm on God’s Word and challenging the theory of evolution began to look for theories that blended the truth of creation with the lies of evolution.  The most popular theory to come out of these attempts to blend the truth with lies was a belief that God created the earth a hundred million years or more ago; then at a later time (still millions of years ago) Satan and his angels rebelled against God.  At the end of this rebellion Satan and his angels were cast out of sky and down to earth, resulting in the earth becoming void without form.  Then (they believe) between six and seven thousand years ago, God restored the earth in seven days.

 

Unfortunately many Christians were deceived into believing the lie and hating to truth.  I know because I was once one of them.  I allowed myself to become blinded to the truth that God created the earth and the sky in seven days. Why? Because at that time, not having a great knowledge of God’s Written Word, I found it easier to accept this twisted blended view of creation and evolution, than it was to love and defend the truth.

 

For those who hated the truth that God created the earth in seven days, but loved the lie that the earth was hundreds of millions of years old, the first two verses of the Holy Bible had to be changed. But before those who hated the truth could change any part of the Bible, they first had to discredit The King James Version of the Holy Bible.  They did this by 1: Trying to discredit the Greek text used as the base for The King James Version.  2:  By trying to discredit The Kings James Version by saying, because its language was out of date and many of the words used in it had now changed their meaning, most of its readers could not understand it.  

 

Having thus (in the eyes of many) discredited The King James Version, it was now easy to convince many that it was not only necessary to replace it with new up dated versions of the Bible, but also necessary to change or even delete many passages. 

 

Genesis 1:1 - 2

 

(K.J.V) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven 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.

 

The way these two verses were originally written in the Holy Bible and within the context of Genesis chapter 1, clearly ruled out both the theory evolution and the blended theory. Therefore for those who hated the truth but loved the lie, these two verses had to either be deleted or changed. So they chose to change them. 

 

In the first verse they changed heaven to heavens. Then changed the second verse by adding a footnote, suggesting that instead of reading ‘and the earth was without form,’ it possibly should read ‘and the earth became without form.’ But this suggestion is not backed up with any reference to any ancient manuscript of Genesis; but rather a cross-reference, to where Jeremiah quotes this verse, comparing the state of the earth, as it was in the beginning, to how the earth will be after the coming destruction. (Jeremiah 4:23)

 

Both the theory of evolution and the blended theory challenge the truth that in the beginning, on the first day of creation, God created the heaven and the earth. Many of those who support the blended theory say that God would never create anything that was both without form and void, thus challenging the truth that when God creates things, it is not unusual for God to start with that which is both without form and void.  I will reply to this second challenge first, before replying to the first challenge. 

 

The truth is; it is not unusual for God, when He creates something to start with something that is without form and void.  When a master potter creates bowl, he starts with a lump of clay and places it on the potter’s wheel.  The lump of clay (now a bowl in the potter’s eyes) is without form (meaning it is not yet shaped) and void (meaning it is empty or it has nothing in it).

 

When God created Adam (the first man) He took a hand full of dust.  At that point in time man had no form and was void (or empty) of life. But then God formed that hand full of dust into man and breathed the breath of life into man, and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)

 

When God created the universe, God Word tells us that it was formed at God’s command, so that all the things we can see were made out of things we cannot see.  In the beginning God took a handful of unseen things, a handful without form and void of life, and called this handful of unseen things “the sky 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 are visible.

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(K.J.V) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

 

As I have all ready stated, it is the Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ which were translated into Greek as ‘ouranos’ and then into English as ‘heaven’, ‘air’, and ‘sky’.  

 

The literal translation of both the Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ is the heaved up things. When the Hebrew scholars translated the Bible into Greek they chose the Greek word ‘ouranos’ meaning the sky as the closest Greek word to the true meaning of the words ‘shamayim’, and ‘shemayin’. In Early to Middle English ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’, ‘the heaved up things’ became ‘the heaven up things’, which was then shortened to ‘heaven’. ‘Heaven’ may have been a good translation back in the days of King James, but for the modern English speaking man the word ‘sky’ would give them a much clearer understanding of what the original writers of the Scriptures were saying. Which is why in my writings you will find the word ‘heaven’ has been replaced with the word ‘sky’. 

 

In Genesis 1:1; The Kings James Version (like most pre-Darwin versions) translates it in the singular (the heaven) while most new versions translate it in the plural (the heavens). The question is what is the correct usage in this verse?  First let us understand what is this the heaven? And what are the heavens?  

 

In the beginning, did God create the sky, the heaven or the skies, the heavens?  If our eyes are open to the truth, as we read on it will become obvious to us that in the beginning (on the first day of creation) God created the sky and not the skies, or the heavens.

 

In the beginning when God created the sky and the earth, the sky consisted mainly of water.  Like the earth, the sky was at first without form and void, until on the second day God divided the waters by placing a firmament (an expanse of air) between them and called the expanse of air between the waters the sky.  

 

Genesis 1:6 And God said; “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse dividing the waters under the expanse from the waters above the expanse: and it was so. 8 And God called the expanse the sky. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

 

Therefore the King James Version and any good version of the Bible identifies the heaven as the sky.

 

Where their other heavens or other sky created before on the first creation? After all, both we and the Bible often speak of the stars being in sky, and they are beyond expense of the sky between the waters below and the waters above.  

 

On the first day of creation 

 

Genesis 1:3 God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

 

God on the first day of creation spoke light into existents upon the face of the earth.  How God produced this light, we are not told.  We know in the beginning of day one it was dark, but by the end of day one it was light.  Maybe God Himself was the source of that light.  We also know that neither the sun nor the moon were the source of that light upon the earth until day four, for God did not create the sun, the moon and the stars until the fourth day (Genesis 1:14 – 19).  From day four the sun and the moon were given the task of maintaining light upon the earth.

 

Approximately 6,400 years ago, three days after God created the earth, if you were to stand upon the earth and look up into sky, be it night or day, you would see neither sun, moon nor stars, because according to God’s Word, God had not yet created them.

 

Therefore the King James Version of the Holy Bible is correct when it says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth;” and all versions that say God created the heavens and the earth,” are incorrect. 

 

Did Satan rebel millions of years ago? Sometime between Genesis 1:1 and verse 2?

 

Defiantly no! Because God’s word tell us Satan had been in Eden the garden of God and that he was the anointed cherub, perfect in ways from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28:13 – 15).   

 

What about the angels? Where do they dwell?

 

(K.J.V.) Geneses 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.  2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

 

(K.J.V.) Nehemiah 9:6  Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

 

God’s word does not tell us on what day God created the angels, but it does tell us they were created along with the earth, the sky and the rest of creation. Where do the angels dwell? Here in the sky, they are all around us, heaven is all around us. Heaven is not away up there somewhere, it is here in the sky, in the air we breathe. 

 

For more on when did God create Satan, go to my booklet "When did God create Satan."

 

 


8. DID GOD CREATE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH IN SEVEN DAYS?  Part 2. 

 

 

The company “Answers in Genesis,” of Australia has produced a number of books and videos looking at the scientific, archaeological and historical evidence in support of the Biblical account of God’s creation of the heavens, the earth and all living things in seven days.  So if you wanted to know more, or look more closely at the evidence for creation, I suggest you contact them.  For this purpose I have included their contact addresses below the Bibliography.

 

The truth: The Bible is the written word of God.  God inspired men lead by the Holy Spirit to write down every word written in the Holy Bible.  Because of this we can trust that God’s Written Word, the Holy Bible is completely accurate and authoritative.

 

Many, who are not Christians, try to discredit the Holy Bible by saying that all religions, including the Judeo–Christian belief like all other things has evolved over time.  Some believe the Bible is a collection of oral stories and myths collected and altered over time and therefore it is highly inaccurate; while still others believe that much of the Bible was either written or heavily altered around 300 to 400 AD. 

 

One of the main reasons for writing this book is to reaffirm within the hearts and minds of all Christians, the complete accuracy and authority of God’s written word, The Holy Bible, and the complete accuracy and authority of the King James Version.  I do not say that we should not have other English versions of The Holy Bible written in more up dated English.  What I do say is we need an English Bible that we can trust as being both completely accurate and the authoritative Written Word of God. At the time of this writing this book, The King James Version is the only English Bible that comes close to fulfilling this role. 

 

Did the earth just evolve?  Were the earth, the sun, the moon and the stars created by some big bang?  If so, there are so many (over a thousand) million to one chances that had to happen before it was possible for life (as we know it) to evolve.  On this basis alone we must concluded the theory of evolution and the big bang theory are just too farfetched to believe.

 

Just few of the million to one chances.

 

• If the surface speed of the earth were to drop, turning our 24-hour day into a 240-hour day, we would roast during the long days and freeze during the long nights.

 

• If the sun were much closer we would roast, much further away and we would freeze.

 

• If the moon were any nearer, the high tides would almost cover the highest mountains and the rise and fall of the tides would quickly erode and wash all the land into the sea. 

 

• If the oxygen levels were few percent higher, the earth atmosphere would be highly flammable.  A few percent lower and most life on earth would not survive.  

 

• If our solo system were created by one big bang, then all the planets and their moons would all be made of similar materials.  They are not. 

 

If The Holy Bible is not the Written Word of God, but mere stories passed down through the generations, or myths written down between 300 AD and 400 AD, we should ask how writer knew the following information.  The very fact that this information is in The Holy Bible is proof that someone with a greater knowledge of the solo system than ancients, or 4th and 5th century man is responsible for much of the content of the Bible.      

 

• 3rd and 4th century man believed that the earth was flat, yet the Bible tells us the earth is round, circular and sphere shaped like a ball.

 

Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits upon the circle of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:21 – 22)

 

• 3rd and 4th century man believe that world was carried on the back of a large animal or mythical half man, half god, yet the Bible tells us the earth is hangs on nothing. (Job 26:7)

 

• Up until recent times (long after The King James Version was written) all astronomers believed that the star Arcturus (also known as the Great Bear) hung stationary in space.  Yet Job, the oldest book in The Holy Bible (written over 3,000 years ago) tells that this star and its accompanying planets were traveling across space.  No doubt many a wise scientist, supposing it to be a fixed star, would have used the mention of this star moving as proof of the inaccuracy of the Bible.  But then modern scientists have discovered that this star was travelling at a tremendous speed.  Time and time again scientists have tried to disprove The Holy Bible, only to be proved by science (sometimes years, even decades later) that they themselves are wrong. This was another case of scientists trying to prove the Bible to be in error, only for time to prove that it was the scientists who were in error.

 

Job 38:31 Can you bind the bands of Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion? 32 Canst you bring forth the constellation Mazzaroth in his season? Or can you guide the great bear Arcturus with his cubs?

 

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According to the Bible, God created all living creatures, including birds, cats, dogs, horses, fish, snakes, sheep, cattle and many more.  Each species was created to produce after its own kind.  Cats may evolve from short hair cats to long hair cats, but cats will always reproduce cats. Birds may evolve from very small birds into very large birds, but birds will always reproduce birds, Dogs will always reproduce dogs, apes will always reproduce apes and men will always reproduce men.   

 

Over a limited period of time Darwin observed things like short neck tortoises becoming long neck tortoises and long neck tortoises becoming short neck tortoises, short hair cats becoming long hair cats and long hair cats becoming short hair cats, large horses becoming small horses and small horses becoming large horses, and from these observations Darwin came up with the theory of evolution.  What he did not observe was any species of animal evolving into another species of animal.

 

The strongest evidence against evolution is found in the study of fossils.  Without exception, from the earliest known fossils of any species of animal, not one half developed species of animal has ever been found, and all have the essential characteristics of their species.

 

Neither what Darwin observed nor the evidence found in the study of fossils, in any way contradicts The Holy Bibles teaching that all living things will always and only produce after its own kind.  Even Darwin himself in the end, had to admit he could not find any proof to support the theory of evolution. 

 

Darwin, “My life and letters”, Vol. 1, page 210.

“Not one change of species into another is on record. We cannot prove that a single species has changed”(into another).

(Copied from “Seal of God” by F.C. Payne. Page 161.)

 

There has been and is much talk of finding the missing link between ape and man, but not only have we not been able to find the missing link between ape and men, neither have we been able to find a single link between any of the other 3,000 plus spices known to mankind.

 

Over time both cats and dogs have changed, but cats have always produced cats and dogs have always produced dogs.  If we were to look at the oldest known complete fossils we have of a cat and a dog, we would have no trouble identifying which was the dog and which was the cat.  Likewise, if we were to look at the oldest known complete fossils we have of an ape and of a man, we would no trouble identifying which was the ape and which was the man. 

 

Man is the only being that walks upright, thus allowing the man to carry hundreds of 40kg bags of maze in one day. The ape (even the strongest ape) except for short intervals and over extremely short distances has great difficulty, even in carrying his own body upright. Man is built to move with the aid of his legs only, while the ape is built to live on all fours. For as far back as we can trace man, he has always walked upright, and for as far back as we can trace apes, the ape has always got around on all fours.

 

There are also customs that only mankind follows and have followed from the earliest of times.  For example man has always buried his dead with ceremony, while no one has ever known an ape, ancient or modern, to bury even his own mate. Also in every age, ancient to modern, there have always been men who have worshiped either God or a god, while apes (unless trained by man) have never been observed worship either God or a god.

 

 

 

 


9. MAN AND DINOSAURS. 

 

 

Before The Great Flood, we have every reason to believe that living conditions were ideal for dinosaurs, and many species of dinosaurs covered the earth in large numbers.  Then God commanded Noah to build an ark, big enough to take on board Noah, his family and two of a kind of every species of animal, because God was about to flood the whole of the earth.

 

When the floodwaters came, all the dinosaurs that were not on the ark (including many very old and very large ones) were all drown. Then, as the waters washed away much soil from the high ground and deposited it on the low ground, many dinosaurs were quickly covered by soil. It is most likely that many land features like the Grand Cannon were also form at this time.

 

After the flood, Noah, his family and the animals left the ark (including the dinosaurs) and were scattered over the face of the earth. However living conditions on earth after the flood were much tougher than they had been before and over time many species including most of the dinosaurs died out. Even to this day many species of animals are still dying out and becoming extinct. 

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However many species of dinosaurs did survive long enough to reproduce and multiply over the face of the earth, and there is some evidence of dinosaurs cohabiting with man long after the flood and into the recorded history of mankind. Yes! All mankind are descendants of Noah, and just as nearly all cultures of the world have their own Great Flood story, most cultures also have their own dragon stories.  Most of these dragon stories could be based on real life encounters with large dinosaurs. 

 

In the film The Great Dinosaur Mystery (produced by Films for Christ) we are told of a Sumerian hero named Gilgamesh who lived in 3,000 BC. While felling cedar trees in a remote forest, Gilgamesh encountered a large vicious dragon, which he slew, cutting off its head to keep as a trophy.  When Alexander the Great invaded India, he discovered Indians worshipping huge hissing reptiles that were kept in caves.  The Chinese, right back to their very beginnings have always had their dragon stories. 

Europeans have also had their dragon stories. Viking mythology includes its dragon stories, and many of their long ships had a dragon’s head on the bow. England has its story of St George, who slew a dragon that lived in a cave. But we don’t have to go back thousands of years to find recorded encounters with dinosaurs. During the tenth century, an Irishman wrote of his encounter with what appears to have been a Stegosaurus. In the 1500s a European book on animals, Historia Animalium, included the descriptions of several animals, said to still be alive, that we would call dinosaurs. On May 13, 1572 near Bologna in Italy, a peasant named Baptista encountered and killed a dragon, whose description fits that of the dinosaur Tanystropheus. The well-known naturalist Ulysses Aldrovandus recorded this encounter.  

 

In Carlisle Cathedral (U.K.) can be found the tomb of Bishop Richard Bell, who died in 1496. His tomb is decorated with a brass picture of the Bishop, with a Latin inscription engraved in a brass trim, around the top edge of the lid. Between the words of the inscriptions are engraved pictures depicting various animals. Most of these animals (including various fish, an eel, a dog, a pig and a bird) are still common today, but they also include animals we would call dinosaurs. Animals like the long necked, long tailed sauropod dinosaur and another similar to the Eryops. 

 

The Holy Bible also gives the description of two huge animals that were living during the lifetime of Job (Job 40:15 to 41:34).  The contexts of this passage is that God is reminding Job of how great God is, and how Great of a Creator He is, by telling Job look at and see the most powerful creatures that God has created. 

 

God tells Job to look at the behemoth (Job 40:15). Among other things this huge animal is described has having a tail that sways like a cedar.  Many commentators say that the behemoth must be an elephant or a hippopotamus. But on account that both of these animals have very small tails that look nothing like huge cedar trees, we can very quickly cross both of these animals off the list animals that could possibly be the behemoth.  When you read the full description of this animal, you would have to say, no living animal comes near the description of the behemoth, in fact the only animal to come close to this description is the Brachiosaurus, one of the dinosaurs. God also tells Job to look at the Leviathan (Job 41).  This animal seems to be a fire-breathing dragon.  But before you scoff at this thought, consider the bombardier beetle. This species of beetle is still very much alive, and can shoot out super-heated gases in its own defence.  If God can create a fire-breathing beetle, why not a fire-breathing dragon called a leviathan?

 

Given that there are many similarities between reptiles and dinosaurs, it is worth noting that many species of reptiles (unlike most other animals) do not stop growing in size as they get older, instead they continue to grow larger and larger as they get older and older.  Also with most species of reptiles the young fend for themselves.  So when Noah took two of every kind of animal on board the ark, there would have been no need to take on board the older and larger reptiles and dinosaurs.  For practical reasons we can safely assume, Noah only took on board baby reptiles and dinosaurs.

 

 

 

 


10. DO LIVING THINGS EVOLVE OR DEVOLVE?  

 

 

The theory of evolution is based on the theory that living things evolve from one species into another.  Example; perhaps fish grew legs and developed into lizards, and then latter lizards grew wings and developed into birds.  But no matter how hard they search; no one has ever found the missing links to support this theory.  Although scientist have found fish that can fly, and fish that can grow legs. No matter how many thousands of years you go back, these fish have always been able to fly, and those that grow legs, have always had the ability to grow legs.  Over thousands of years these fish, both the flying fish and the walking fish have failed to show any indication that they may be evolving from one species into another.

 

Just as no species as ever evolved from one species to another, also no species has ever devolved from one species to another.  However we do have evidence of living things devolving.

 

Examples:

 

• Blind fish:  Species of fish that apparently once could see, but after spending many generations living in the dark, have now lost the use of their eyes.

 

• Flightless birds:  Species of birds that apparently once could fly, but after spending many generations living on the ground, have now lost the use of their wings.

 

• Legless lizards:  Species of lizards that apparently once could walk, but after spending many generations living on their bellies, have now lost the use of their legs.

 

What about mankind?  Mankind over the generations (like many animals) has got larger and then smaller, weaker and then stronger, larger lung capacity (when living at altitude) smaller lung capacity (when living at sea level).  What about the brain capacity of mankind over the generations?  Does using our brain to full capacity increase the brain capacity of our children?  Does not using our brain to full capacity decrease the brain capacity of our children?

 

In the past, strong supporters of the theory of evolution (believing that mankind descended from apes) were of the opinion that early mankind (like the apes) had a much smaller brain capacity than does modern mankind.  However as we find more and more complete fossil remains of early mankind, it becomes evident, that early mankind’s brain capacity was (if anything) larger than modern man’s brain capacity.

 

Is there any evidence mankind’s brain capacity (or our knowledge) having ever declined?  Yes there is.

 

• Archaeologists have discovered on the island of Crete, the remains of an ancient civilization dating back (they believe) 5,000 years. The architecture this civilization (including hinged doors and flushing toilets) roads, and buildings, (for it size) even rivalled the quality of Rome’s architecture at the height of its glory.  

 

• Archaeological and historical evidence supports as fact: When the Roman Army marched into battle (early second century), they were accompanied by surgeons, who not only cut off damaged limbs, they were also both skilled in using drugs as anaesthetics and in tying off of blood vessels.  The armies of the American Civil War were the first modern armies to have surgeons skilled with drugs as anaesthetics, and it wasn’t until the First World War, that modern surgeons became skilled in tying off of blood vessels.   

 

• Archeological and historical evidence also supports as fact:  The Romans were fully aware of the possibility of cross contamination. For this reason Roman military hospitals were designed with multiple small wards, with a maximum of only four beds per room, and close to the operating theaters there would be rooms for the cleaning and heat sterilizing of theater tools between operations. Also when Romans soldiers received a blow to the head causing the skill to crack and press in on the brain, Roman surgeons would remove broken pieces, thus relieving the pressure on the brain.

 

Archeological evidence also reveals to us that ancient Greeks and Egyptians and South American Incas (prior to the coming of the white man) all had surgeons who carried out this type of brain surgery, with the majority of patents surviving to live a moral life. 

 

The writer of an article in “The History of the Ancient and Medieval World.” Vol 1, Page 97, under the heading, “Prehistoric Brain Surgery”, credits what he calls humans of the Neolithic period, (Europeans of prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages) from Russia to the Netherlands of performing this type brain surgery stating, “That the patient typically did survive the operation.”  

 

Modern surgeons didn’t attempt this type of brain surgery until the 19th century.  Then at first, because most surgeons knew little about cross contamination and the need to clean and sterilize theater tools, the death rate was very high.  

 

• During the height of the British Empire (the 1800s), here was many a man who would have no problem adding up in his head, a page long column of multi-digit figures, and also divide or multiply multi-digit figures in his head.  A skill often passed on from father to son, but now with the advent of calculators and computers, this skill as largely been lost.

 

• Even today, some people (notably card players, detectives and taxi drivers) have photographic memories.  They only need to look at something once, and they would instantly remember it in complete detail. 

 

• Today, some people with mental problems and unable to use most of their brain have become outstanding genius in one limited area. Maybe a mathematical genius, musical genius, or an art genius.  This shows the hidden capacity that mankind has in his brain, but most of us never use. 

 

The question is, not only how large was the brain capacity of early mankind, but also how much of that capacity did they use?  

 

On the day Adam was created, he was created fully developed and perfect in very way.  On that day his brain capacity, and his ability to use that brain capacity was that good, that when God past all the animals and birds of the earth in front of Adam, in one day Adam was not only able to identify and name every single animal and bird, he was also able to remember the description and name of every single animal and bird. So that latter he could pass that information on to the next generation.  Who in turn had ability, not only to take in all this information, but also the ability to pass it all on to next generation, and so on it went.  

 

These early men had brains that were better than a computer and better than a 3D camera all rolled into one.  Noah, who had possibly never seen a vessel much larger than a row boat in his life; only needed to be given the most basic of information, before taking on the task of building the largest ship the world would see for another 3,000 years.  So we can assume that Noah’s brain capacity, and his ability to use that brain capacity to the full, was still equal to that of Adam’s, and far, far superior to that of modern mankind.     

 

Before the flood, did Adam or Noah ever write things down? That we do not know, but given their brain capacity and their ability to use that brain capacity there was no need to write anything down. They would see something, speak about it to another, and they would both retain the information. Writing things down would only become a benefit to mankind after the flood, when mankind did not live as long, and his brain capacity and the ability to use that brain capacity, began to decrease. 

 

 

 


11. ANCIENT WRITINGS, Part 1. 

 

From the book Seal of God by F.C. Payne and revised by E.R. Finck, printed and distributed in Australia by Evangelistic Literature Enterprise, I have gleaned the following information. 

 

 

• In Excavating near Ur of the Chaldees, Sir Leonard Wooley of the British Museum not only found ample evidence of a highly developed civilization, believed to be from the earliest of times.  Finds included a tablet with the names of two Sumerian rulers, of 5,000 years ago, and massive brick buildings with the builders mark stamped on the bricks, from 2,000 to 3,000 BC.  Professor Langdon, of Oxford University, working at Kish, 150 miles from Ur found tablets of ancient writing.

 

• The Pennsylvania University expedition found large numbers of inscriptions, including a series relating to the Creation and the flood.  Excavations at Warka revealed evidence of an advanced state of civilization, and in many places civilization could be traced back to the beginning of history.

 

• In eight separate expeditions, the culture and writings of men who lived 5,000 years ago was laid bare.

 

Other matters of interest: 

 

• In Egypt, written documents have been found which were written in 3,000 BC. As early as 2,750 BC envelopes were used for letters and sealed with sender’s personal seal.  Papyrus rolls (an early form of paper) written upon with pen and ink have been found dating back to 2,000 BC.

 

• The museums of the world contain over 200,000 written tablets. (Other sources say a system of writing on stone tablets covered with a layer of clay or plaster, known as cuneiform, was invented in Sumerian in the third millennium BC. Because Sumerians also introduced a word system that was adaptable to other languages, this cuneiform system became widely used by traders throughout the Near East.) 

 

• The letters of the King Eilch (written around 2,800 BC. 4,800 years ago) contain words and matter, similar to those of the last king of Babylon (538 BC.) (This means it was possible to write a letter in 2,800 BC, put it in a time capsule, which could be opened over 2,000 years later and read without too much difficulty, by the person who opened it.)

 

• From as early as 2,000 BC letters and books were written with ink and pen, upon rolls made of papyrus.  (That is 4,000 years ago.)

 

• Mail between Palestine and Egypt dated 1,400 BC (3,400 years ago) contained all the types of written material you would expect to find in the mail today. 

 

Gleanings from other sources.

 

• A system of writing on stone tablets known as cuneiform was invented in Sumeria 5,000 years ago. Because Sumerians also introduced a word system that was adaptable to other languages, this cuneiform system became widely used by traders throughout the Near East. 

 

• In the 1960s and 70s an Italian archaeological team under Paolo Matthiae began digging at Ebla, a city of ancient Syria.  It was established that Ebla was the centre of one of the largest inhabited areas of the Near East in the third millennium BC, with a population of up to 260,000.  The city was destroyed about 2,250 BC. (4,250 years ago). One of the most exciting discoveries was the state archives containing over 16,000 cuneiform tablets. 

 

The whole purpose of this chapter has been to point out that mankind had establish a written form of language as far back as the time of the Tower of Babel, in approximately 2,350 B.C. and that in the Middle East a similar form of writing was maintain after the Tower of Babel was destroyed (approximately 4,350 years ago).  

 

 

 


12.  ANCIENT WRITINGS, Part 2. 

 

After The Great Flood, all of mankind spoke one language, and they journeyed from the east, until they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.  This plain is in the centre of the land of the ancient Sumerians civilization, that archaeologist say was earth’s first civilization. This land was later to become the land of the Babylonians.

 

Genesis 11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”  They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

 

When we consider following bits of information: 

 

• The Great Flood was about 2,850 BC. (4,860 years ago).

        

• The Time of Confusion, the time when God confused the language of mankind, was about 2,350 BC. (4,360 years ago)

 

• Many archaeologists, even most non-Christian archaeologists are of the opinion that all ancient civilizations, including civilizations in China, India, Central Africa, Egypt, Greece, France, Britain, North America, Central America and South America all laid their first city foundation about 5,000 years ago. 

 

• Most of these ancient civilizations, when they first began about 5,000 years ago, already had some form of written language. 

 

• In this, both archaeologist of the world and The Holy Bible are very close to agreeing; Prior to The Time of Confusion of their language, at The Tower of Babel, there was only one civilization, the Sumerian civilization; Shortly after The Time of Confusion, all of a sudden there were many highly advanced civilization popping up (all most simultaneously) all over the world. Although Bible scholars and archaeologist calculations may differ by about 600 years on the date of this dispersion of civilization around the world, but given the dating methods used by both schools of thought, this difference is hardly worth mentioning. 

 

 

 


13. THE ABILITY TO PASS INFORMATION ON.  

 

 

The supporters of the theory of evolution, would have us believe that earliest of our ancestors had little more brain capacity than the apes, who sat round the camp fires at night sharing with each other stories of days long past.  With each telling the stories would get further and further away from the truth.  Until one day, tens of thousands of years later, someone would decide to write these stories down. They would have us believe that this is how the ancient myths and the Holy Bible came to be written down.  However, this could not be further from the truth.

 

The supporters of the theory of evolution would have us believe that mankind’s belief in God (or gods) evolved from the worship of nature, the animals, the sun, the moon and the stars; and that the similarities between many religions are due to people of one religion copying beliefs and customs of other religions.  Again this could not be further from the truth. 

 

From the day God created Adam until The Great Flood, there was only 1658 years.  From the Great Flood to the birth Abraham, father of the Hebrews, there was about 350 years.  So there were 2008 years from the day of creation until the birth of Abraham.  Then, approximately 42 years after Abraham’s birth, was the Time of Confusion, when God scattered mankind over the face of the earth.  There is archaeological evidence of waves of people moving west about this time.  Included in this great movement of people was Terah, who travelled from Ur to Haran with his grandson Lote, his son Abraham, and Abraham’s wife Sarah, and there they dwelt (for approximately 33 years) until the death of Terah. Then Abraham, now 75 years of age, with his wife Sarah and nephew Lote travelled on from Haran into the land of Canaan. 

 

Given that most of mankind prior to the flood lived for over 900 years, only two other people were needed to pass on to Abraham, the knowledge that God had given to Adam and Enoch (who was seventh from Adam).  Both of these men had walked with God, and God had given to mankind through these two, a full and comprehensive understanding of most (if not all) of biblical principles.  For over 200 years these two men and Methuselah lived together on this earth.  So given the superior brain capacity of these men, Adam and Enoch would of had no difficulty passing this information on to Methuselah. In turn Methuselah lived with Noah on this earth for 500 years and Noah eldest son Shem was 100 years old on the day Methuselah died, in the year of The Great Flood. So again, Methuselah would have had no difficulty passing this information on to Noah and Noah’s son Shem. 

 

A belief in One God the creator, the devil, the Great Flood, the fallen nature of mankind, the coming Deliverer born of a virgin, the coming resurrection of the dead, the second coming, the final judgment, the casting of the wicked into the fires of hell, and eternal life for those justified by faith in the Blood of the Lamb, and even a belief in the Holy Trinity. These are all truths that God made known to mankind through Adam and Enoch, and all these truths were past on in detail to Noah and his three sons.  Noah may have died 50 years before the Time of Great Confusion, but Noah’s three sons (including Shem) would have still been preaching justification to people of the world, right up to the day God confused their language. Shem was still preaching 100 years after that time. 

 

Abraham was 42 years old at The Time of Great Confusion, so Shem would have had no difficulty passing all this information on Abraham.  By now writing on clay tablets was an everyday happening.  

 

So although the capabilities of Abraham’s brain may not have been as great as Shem’s (Abraham being born after the flood and Shem being born before the flood), mankind was now able to write God’s Word down on clay tablets, and soon, if not already, man would be writing on leather skins.  

 

From then on Abraham and his descendants were very particular, careful and accurate in recording and passing on in writing God’s word and the history of God’s chosen people.  Moses would have referred to these much earlier writings, when writing the book of Genesis. Undoubtedly, Jude also referred back too much earlier writings, when had wrote about things Enoch prophesied. 

 

Jude 14 And Enoch, seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, Look and see, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convict all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have wickedly committed, and of all their hard words which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

 

The very fact that Jude (2,000 years ago) quotes what Enoch prophesied over 3,500 earlier, is proof that the information and teachings that God implanted into the photographic memories of Adam and Enoch were successfully passed on to a time when they were recorded in writing to be passed on down through the ages. It would not surprise me at all, that when they have finally finished analyzing the Dead Sea scrolls, they find a copy of the prophecies and teachings of Enoch, as recorded by either Noah or Shem.     

 

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On the chart , the seven days of creation are at the beginning of year nought ‘0’ in approximately the year 4,400 BC. 

 

The Great Flood is 1,656 years after creation, in approximately 2,844 BC.

 

The time of the confusion of tongues, at the tower of Babel, was approximately 2,051 years after creation, in about the year 2,349 BC.  

 

 

 


14. THE RELIGIONS OF MANKIND. 

 

From the information we have already looked at, we know that by the time of The Great Confusion, mankind was now highly civilized, and writing on clay tablets was now a common very day happening. Although God has confused their language, and most (if not all) people now have a new language, for most of the ancient civilizations that came into being at that time, it does not appear to have been a major problem for them, to come up with a written language.  

 

There were however some people groups who by choice, or by fear of other people groups, turned their backs on civilization, to live in caves, tents, mud huts or even sleep under the stars.  For these people, the effort required to record their new language in writing was too great. Without a written language these people would quickly devolve into what we now call cavemen and Stone Age men.

 

What of mankind’s belief in the One Supreme God, The Creator of earth, sky, sun, moon and stars? With Noah’s sons preaching the full gospel of kingdom of God, right up to The Time of Great Confusion and the scattering of nations throughout the whole earth, each nation (each people group) took with them a full knowledge of all the gospel truths and biblical principles.  However it did not take long for mankind all over the world to deviate from the truth. Thus it can be said all the religions of the world, except the true Judeo-Christian belief, have devolved away from the truth.

 

Therefore when we look back to the ancient beliefs of most people groups, it should not surprise us if find that most have much in common, yet often distorted in some way.  The most common distortion, is quickly replacing the One and Only True God, who cannot be seen, with many gods who can be seen.

 

From “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Myths and Culture” © copyright used by permission. Page 134.

 

“Given the contrasting and various histories of peoples, it is surprising to find that themes occur again and again all over the world.  For example the world-flood, or deluge, which is most familiar to western readers through the story of Noah and the Ark, is found in mythologies of Ireland, Greece, Egypt, Persia, India, Indo-China, Korea, Siberia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia, North American Indians, South American Indians, Latin America, and even Africa.  One of the main functions of myth is to present a cosmology – that is, to explain how the world came to be.” 

 

Some of the other themes that occur again and again. 

 

• In the beginning there was nothing but one Supreme Being that created all things.  

• A devil.

• Life after death, and the eternal existence of the soul.

• A holy trinity.

• A son of god, born of a woman.

 

Some examples:

 

Zoroastrianism, said to be the oldest religion of the civilized world.  This religion had its beginnings in the Middle East.  

 

Although like most religions, Zoroastrianism has changed over the years, in the beginning of this religion there was a belief in one god. His name “Ahura Mazda”, he was recognized as The Wise Lord, the supreme and only god and the creator.  Later he was called Ohrmazd. Ahura Mazda is the creator of truth, holiness and goodness, the giver of health and abundance. There was no Evil in him, so evil could not come from him.  But opposing Ahura Mazda was Ahriman.  Ahriman was the prince of darkness and lies; and from him came all evil.

 

Viking mythology tells us, (“In the beginning there was nothing. No not quit nothing.  There was an endless space and a god called All-father, who was invisible and existed for ever.”)  As time goes on in Viking mythology, creation of all things takes place, including the creation of other gods, including the god Odin. It has been said understanding All-father and Odin is often confusing with Odin often taking on the same roll as All-father, and All-father is often identified with Odin, sometimes raising the suggestion that their relationship to each other is similar to that of the Christian, God the Father and God the Son.   (Quote in italics, from “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Myths and Cultures.”) 

 

The most common corruption of the Holy Trinity, and found in most early civilizations of the world, is the worshiping of the sun as father god, the earth as mother god, and the king as the son of god.  This or similar forms of sun worship was once very common throughout the whole earth.  It is as old as the Egyptian Empire and as new as the Japanese Empire, whose battle flag is still the rising sun, and their Emperor is still worshiped as the son of god.

 

Let us not lose sight of this truth, some of the world religions have beliefs similar to Christian beliefs, not because Christians have copied the beliefs of other religions, but because we are all descendants Noah and we all have ancestors who heard the preaching of the truth. However all of us also have ancestors who at some time have wandered away from, or turned from the truth.

 

When Moses climbed up Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Aaron the high priest made a golden calf, and the children of Israel bowed down and worshiped the golden calf. Saying that this god (the calf) had delivered them from out of the hands of the Egyptians (Exodus 32:1 – 8). This is an example of how quickly a people can turn from God to the worship of other gods.

 

Satan has placed rebellion in the heart of fallen man, and people of all tribes and nations can and have at some time quickly turned from the worship of the One and only True God, to the worship of idols and false gods, and in the process they have credited the false gods and idols with the good things that the One and only True God has done for them.

  

For those wanting to know more about scientific and Biblical evidence both for and against evolution, and for an against creation, may I suggest you go to www.answersingenesis.org  

 

 


15. COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YOU SEPARATED SAYS THE LORD. 

 


On many occasions when one or more members of a family turn from sin to living justly, it is not long until the whole family is delivered out of the kingdom of darkness and born again into the kingdom of God. But on other occasions the family (or extended family) may be so bound by non-Christian customs and practices that God (for our own spiritual and eternal safety) commands us to come out from them and be separated unto Him.

 

An example of one who turned from sin to living justly, and was then quickly followed by the rest of his family is Gideon. Gideon having turned back to God, one of the first things God commands him to do is to destroy his father’s gods. Then Gideon was commanded to build an altar to the Lord, on which he was to offer a burnt sacrifice using the wood from the destroyed family god. Only then does Gideon’s father turn from sin to living justly. In the end, it is not only Gideon’s family who turns from sin to living justly, but the whole nation of Israel that returns to the worship of the One and only true God and there is peace in the land of Israel for forty years. (Judges Chapters 6 – 8)

 

Time and time again whenever the Israelites turned from God to the worship of idols, God allows their enemies to oppress them. But whenever they turn back to God and destroy their idols, God delivers them from their oppressors.

 

An example of someone, who having turned from sin to justly, and was then called by God to come out from among the idol worshipers and be separated unto Him, is Terah the father of Abraham.  

 

Terah was born into a family that lived in a land full of idol worshipers. So God calls him from out of that country, and from out of his family to travel to the Promised Land of Canaan where God would bless him. But he failed to fully leave his family or the land of idol worshipers. He stopped on highway between idol worship and the promises of God. He was like a man in two camps, one foot back in idolatry and the other foot trying to set foot in the promises of God. 

 

33 years latter Terah dies, still having both failed to leave bondage of idolatry behind or to set foot in the promises of God. So then God repents His call, this time to Terah’s son Abraham. 

 

Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram (who would later be remained Abraham), get you out of your country, and away from your relatives, and from your father’s household, unto a land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: 3 And I will bless those who bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.                                                       (Words in italics added.)

 

This principal that we should come out from among those who worship other gods and destroy those things that are not of God but of the devil, is not just an Old Testament teaching, it is also taught in the New Testament. Paul writes to the Corinthians of the importance of not being yoked together with unbelievers or those of other faiths, and then quotes from the prophets’ Ezekiel and Isaiah. 

 

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what partnership has the just with the unjust? And what fellowship has light with darkness?  15 And what agreement has Christ with Satan? or what part has he that believes with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, 

“I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 

17 Therefore 

“Come out from among them, and be you separate, say the Lord, and touch not the unclean; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 

 

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

The call of God in both the Old and New Testaments is to come out from among those who are unbelievers and to separate ourselves from those who live lawless lives, and from those who live their lives in service to Satan. Not only are we called not to dwell among them, we are also commanded not touch what is unclean. That is we are not to touch the things they use in the worship of their gods, other than to destroy them with fire. (Acts 19:18 – 20)

 

In God’s Word we are told that “as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). Believing in the name of Jesus Christ and receiving Him as God come to earth in the flesh gives us the right to become children of God.

 

Believing in God and receiving God requires us to be willing serve God and obey His commands. And His commands to us, on believing and receiving Him as our God, are to “Come out from among them and be separate,” and “do not touch what is unclean.” Then God’s promises, (to those who obey these commands) “He will receive you, He will be a Father to you, and you shall be His sons and daughters.”  

 

The choice is yours; will you this day believe and receive Jesus Christ as God come to earth in the flesh, and will you chose to obey His commands, or will you reject Jesus Christ as God. If your answer is yes, please say the following prayer aloud.

 

 

“Dear Jesus Christ, I am sorry for sinning by doing wrong things and by living my life to please myself, instead of living my life to please God the Father. I choose now to turn from sin to living justly, and I ask you to help me live my life from now on to please God and to live according to His will and not my own. I ask you to forgive and release me from all my sins, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and open my understanding so that I can understand the Scriptures. Thank You Jesus; I give you all the praise and glory, for forgiving me and setting me free from sin. Thank You Jesus.”

 

Congratulations! If you have just prayed this prayer aloud and meant it, you are now a child of God, and He has now delivered you from out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God. Regardless whether you feel any different or not, you are different and both you and others will notice a big change in your life as you continue to grown up as a child of God into a mature man or woman of God.

 

Find a Christian church that believes in the Holy Trinity and that Jesus Christ is God come to earth in the flesh, to suffer and die for the sins of all mankind. Ask them to baptize you (by full immersion in water) as both a public sign of your repentance from sin to living justly, and of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as both your Lord and God. With Jesus Christ in your life, your life will never be the same again.

 

May you know God and God’s abundant blessing.

 

 

 


16. BIBLIOGRAPHY.  

 

 

  “THE ANSWERS BOOK.” 

1999 Answers in Genesis Ltd, Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia.

 

“CREATION MAGAZINE” Vol 25 No 2 March-May 2003

“CREATION MAGAZINE” Vol 25 No 4 September-November 2003

 2003 Answers in Genesis Ltd, Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia.

 

“THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT MYTHS AND CULTURES.”

2003 Quantum Publishing Ltd, Blundell St., London.

 

Hill Stephen    “GOD’S COVENANT OF HEALING.”

  Sound Teaching Ministries, Warsaw, Indiana.

 

Taylor Charles V.  “BIBLES WITH HOLES?”

1988 Underwood, Queensland, Australia.

 

Payne F. C. “SEAL OF GOD.”

1987 Evangelistic Literature Enterprise, Strathpine, Queensland, Australia.

 

“THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY.”

1977  Lion Publishing ply. Icknield Way, Tring, Herts, England.

 

“THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT AND MEDIVAL WORLD.”

1996 Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Tarry town, N.Y. USA.

 

“Reader’s Digest ATLAS OF THE BIBLE.

1990 The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc Pleasantville, New York.

 

For further scientific, archeological and historical evidence, I suggest you contact the company “Answers in Genesis.” of Australia. They have produced a number of books and D.V.Ds looking at the evidence in support of the Biblical account of God’s creation of the heavens, the earth and all living things in seven days. 

 

      www.answersingenesis.org  

 

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USA.

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