The First Earth Age, Archaeological Evidence
For Creation and Against Evolution
Below we see a 'footprint in time.' The below footprint is impressed into solid stone in New Mexico U.S.A. The rock that it is impressed into is conservatively dated at 10 million years old, the University of New Mexico dates the rock formation in which the footprint is indented into back to 50 million years ago. But we shall use the conservative dating given by Pastor (A fine Christian Minister) of another Ministry on TV to whom we give credit and thanks for bringing this remarkable discovery to the attention of Bible Believing Christians.
On that note, another Ministry on TV has a documentary VHS tape about the footprint filmed on-site in N.M. which has been instrumental in bringing this current study to you. You may purchase the VHS Tape directly from the Shepherds Chapel by calling (501) 787-6026, the tape is item #100.82 DOC-32, A Step In Time, the price is $25.00 (not counting postage).
Now we must address the caption in the picture at left, for surely it must be confounding many Christians who have not been taught that there were to be three earth ages in the plan of God. The age that we live in now is one, the eternity (Heaven) which is another age, but there was an age even before our present one. That age is called the first earth age. There are three ages written of in the Bible (2 Pet 3:5-13 (covered below)& Jer 4:23-27). Understanding this would clear up many confusing passages in the Bible that speak of the three earth ages, not three different earths or worlds, but three different world ages. Example: "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Heb 11:3). See also (Heb 1:2). A useful study on the matter is at: WHEN WAS THE BEGINNING.
We shall address that more in-depth below, but for now let us lay out some foundational facts: The nature of the bodies that we are to be in during the three various earth ages are not all the same as they are now: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (1 Cor 15:44). In this age (the second of three) we are in flesh bodies (with our spiritual bodies inside), prone to sickness and death. In the third age (Heaven) we shall be in eternal spiritual bodies, not subject to human fragility and death. And in the first earth age we were also in those spiritual bodies (angelic in form). This is not to be confused with reincarnation! Reincarnation is a lie from satan designed to lead one to believe that he/she is not fully accountable for the actions of their lives. This also shall receive special treatment below, but that we can present a brief overview/ introduction here, allow us to present the facts in summary now and document them from the Bible later on in this study.
This current earth age that we live in is approximately 14,000 years old. But there was an age before this one that spans back billions of years. But it is still the same earth. The first earth age is when the dinosaurs lived and we were in spiritual incorruptible bodies. These spiritual bodies have the same shape and mass of our flesh bodies but they do not age, nor become sick, nor die - unless God takes them as He did at the end of that first earth age when satan revolted and led one-third of God's children (us) against Him. When God took these spiritual bodies from off the earth and destroyed that first earth age there were no flesh bodies to remain. However, there were animal bodies, i.e., Dinosaurs.... But the spiritual bodies of 'us' were not left to rot and corrupt in the grave. As stated, the spiritual body can only be destroyed in the Lake of Fire (Rev 20:14) (Hell). that is why while archaeologists do find tools and remains of settlements, they do not find any human remains beyond, say, 14,000 years ago.
What they do find is Dinosaur remains, remains of sea shell creatures, rodents, extinct species including extinct species of Ape-type creatures that the modern scientists assume are our evolutionary ancestors. They are not.
Let's look at "The Beginning" according to the Word of God:
Below, we will see what Almighty God says about the way he created the world, and we see that He did not create it void and without form, but that it became like that at a later time:
So that should explain what it is really saying when we read in (Gen 1:2a): "And the earth was [became] without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
It is important to point out that the separation of Chapters, Verses, Sentences, and even the spaces between words is the work of the modern Translators. In the original autographs (first Manuscripts), the whole page is written like one long word. The Translators only had their interpretation of the meaning of the scripture to use as a guide, when separating Chapters, Verses, Lines, and the words. (See: The Companion Bible)
This happens in our verse 2 above, in the middle of verse two (2a/2b), after the period, we have the sentence that marks the beginning of the rejuvenation of the world into our present earth age (the second of three): "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." This rejuvenation continues on in the verse that follow as God creates everything as we know it in our world.
So therefore, with the truest meanings of the key defined words in the above scripture explained, we can thus take the first verse and the first half of the second verse, up to the period, and present it as such:
And now we will fully translate it so that it explains not only the Hebrew words in the English language, but also the Hebrew thought into the English meaning. Therefore, it will be better understood if it were read as:
Then the second sentence of verse 2 (2b) marks the start of the rejuvenation of the earth and the commencement of God's Creation on the earth as we know it now in this present second earth age which we now live in:
It is not written how much time transpired between the destruction of the first earth age and the rejuvenation of the earth for the second earth age. God was very angry, we learn why fully in the : WHEN WAS THE BEGINNING. And this flooding of the waters should not be confused with Noah's flood. As we will learn further on in this study, this particular destruction and subsequent overflowing of the waters was complete and total, and nothing or no-one survived it! In the flood of Noah, we know that Noah, his family, and at least two of every Flesh survived.
The first earth age was inhabited by us, by our souls in a different form, there were no flesh bodies then. In that first earth age we all had spiritual bodies, in this earth age we have flesh bodies because we were created and formed from the dust of the earth. This is not reincarnation! Each soul can pass through each earth age only one time. For as it is written of our age: "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Heb 9:27), no one is 'reincarnating' back in the flesh for second chances, there are no second chances.
When God destroyed that first earth age; the souls, the spiritual bodies, returned to the Father (God), just as we do when we die in this earth age. But spiritual bodies leave no organic remains. When we die today, only our organic remains (flesh and bone) remain to be buried. Our soul, our spiritual being or body so to speak, returns instantly to the Father that gave it: "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it" (Eccl 12:7).
In this present second earth age we have two bodies, one within the other, and they can only be separated by death: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (1 Cor 15:44). But in the first earth age we only had the spiritual bodies. This isn't complicated to understand (although the corrupted end-time churches seem void of the knowledge) but you know that when someone dies today we bury their body, but their soul goes back to God that gave it. " Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it" (Eccl 12:7). It is this soul that will be judged either to Heaven or "Hell". But the deceased flesh that we bury simply rots back to the dirt and minerals that they are formed of, never to be used again.
Your spirit (your intellect) and your soul (your eternal self, the same 'you' in all three earth ages) will either live forever or will be consumed in the lake of fire (Hell). Just as you will never find or see any physical remains of someone's soul, or spiritual body; neither will you find physical remains of those spiritual bodies that inhabited the earth in the first earth age, God took them all back, and there was no flesh to remain, for they were not flesh.
In the first earth age, man (us) was in a spiritual body, but the animals were in flesh bodies which is why we find animal remains dated back to millions of years old, but no human remains older that 14,000 years old (approx). In this our present second earth age, man (us) are also in flesh bodies as the animals but we are different from them in that we also have our spiritual bodies, or souls if you would, inside giving identity, intellect, and life to the flesh 'tabernacle'. These flesh bodies are carnal and weak to the pleasures and desires of the world. God regretted that He had made 'man' flesh in this second earth age because our spiritual selves succumbed to the carnal desires, lusts, and temptations of the flesh body:
And while you will not find any human remains older than , say, 14,000 years old, you will however find the remains of their existence; the markings, tools, and the residue of their settlements. But the spiritual bodies went back to the Father, and are now in the process of going through this second earth age, in flesh bodies. There is a reason for this (explained fully in the: WHEN WAS THE BEGINNING study). Every soul goes through each earth age only one time, but it is the same one soul, the same one you! Use this as an analogy: In this present flesh second earth age, at one time we were all infants, then children, and eventually adults, but it was always us, the same one person; Now imagine this on the grander scale of the eternal plan of God for His children.
Let us address a major stumbling block to the full understanding of this. many cannot comprehend how spiritual bodies can do things that flesh bodies can do. Well, for one, you must remember that our flesh body is in the image of our spiritual body. In other words, the spiritual body looks like the flesh body but it is not made of flesh. We know from [Gen chapter 6) that the fallen angels ("sons of God' (Gen 6:2)) were spiritual bodied angels, yet they were able to impregnate flesh women ("daughters of men" (Gen 6:2)). In that narrative (of Gen 6:2) you find the two natures of God's created peoples, one is called "sons of God" (spirit) and the other was called "daughters of men" (flesh); The angels are in spiritual bodies from God, the people now are in flesh bodies of mankind by reproduction, but they also have their spiritual body within them invisible in our second earth age. I understand that this is a deep topic for those who have only been taught the 'milk' of God's Word and not the 'meat' of it, but stick around at it will all make sense.
Also, when Israel was wandering in the wilderness for 40 years they ate Manna from Heaven. Manna is Angel food, yes angels eat, but not as we understand eating, perhaps a better way to put it is that they 'partake':
When we are in Heaven (the third earth age) we will be in our spiritual bodies (no flesh men) as it was in the first earth age, but we shall still 'Partake' of the Tree of Life:
You should remember that "Tree Of Life," for it was in the Garden of Eden, it was Jesus Christ before His time. And the other 'tree,' the "Tree of the knowledge of good and evil" was satan, he will not be in the third earth age (Heaven) for he is already now condemned to perish in the Lake of Fire (Ezek 28:18-19, Rev 20:10):
OK, now that we can see that there was an earth age before this one, chronologically transpiring between (Genesis 1:2a -2b), we can continue on with our present study on the angelic footprint that reveals the Theory of Evolution for what it is - a lie and a farce. It would benefit the reader to study the: WHEN WAS THE BEGINNING study to fully understand why this had to happen as well as all the statements made hitherto in this study. But we shall leave it here for our purposes, you've been adequately briefed and have been given the wherewithal to follow your studies in that area if you so choose.
If you have never been taught about the three earth ages written of in the Bible, perhaps the below Scripture will suffice. It is no wonder that the Christian of today does not understand the Bible, they have never been taught the foundational principles within it (For a thorough foundation, see: WHEN WAS THE BEGINNING , MANKIND; THE TWO SEPARATE 'CREATION' EVENTS, WHAT WAS THE REAL SIN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN?!?). And if they don't understand the beginning, how can they hope to understand the end? They are told by so-called Bible "preachers/teachers" (really satan's little deceived slaves) that the first six chapters of Genesis are an allegory, or parable and myth. Any Christian that teaches (or believes that) should be immediately taken outside and given forty-less-one smacks on the top of their empty head with a good ole' King James Bible. Come-on Christian wake-up, how can you let satan take away the Word of God from you?!? Did God lie to you in the first six chapters of His Holy Word or did some false so-called preacher/teacher lie to you in denying the Word of God! And if you don't believe the first six chapters of the Bible then I dare say that you don't really believe any of it, who do you think your fooling?!? You can't fool God! Anyway, the below Scripture is valuable to the student in that within the one continuous Scripture we see all three earth ages mentioned:
Now let's look back into that first earth age and witness the discoveries of the Archaeologists which bear witness to the Grandeur of the Creator God in the minds of those who haven't been corrupted away from their Lord God by the lies of satan spewed forth by the heathen minded so-called academia. Please remember that the below excerpted articles are written by the atheist minded scientific community, and not us! So please balance their taken-for-granted (by them) presuppositions that God has had no hand in the creation. For God foreknew they would come along and corrupt His perfect Word and plan. Don't always be so impressed with the Paleontologists who flaunt false Evolution Theories and debase the Lord God as though He or His written Word were a common liar - God forbid!:
Don't worry, God sees them, He hears their lies, and He is not slack in exacting payment for those who deny Him and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, he is simply a very patient God, but He is coming:
Let's look in on the pathetic wisdom of our heathen scientific community, those that are so wise that they have become fools, for only a fool denies Him who created him, and He that they must stand before in judgment. You will have to forgive us if we seem a little "hot under the collar" with their absurdities, but this garbage is actually coming from some of our best educated men and women, and is perverting the minds of our innocent children - oh yes, God sees! These scientists are indeed wise, educated yes, but deceived as well, deceived by satan who seeks to only destroy souls in Hell, many of the wisest shall be first in line.
These scientists and wise men read all the books of their equally deceived predecessors, their Charles Darwins etc., their University Professors who had not the internal courage nor moral fortitude to stand for the truth and reveal the lie that could not possibly have slipped past all of them; and they never picked up the book written by God through the influence of His Holy Spirit on the Prophets and Apostles who penned it's words; they ridicule the book that contains the key to all true wisdom, the Bible - the fools! I didn't call them fools, God did: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Prov 1:7).
Without further ado, let's go to work on one of satan's best deceptions, the Theory of Evolution. And may God open our minds and our hearts to see, understand, and accept the truth. Remember, anything back beyond, say approximately, fourteen thousand years ago is from the first earth age. The article below is it's original wording, and any commentary we make shall be in red brackets, i.e., [WBSG NOTE:xxx]
million year old Fossilized Footprints found in Laetoli Africa
"How do we know if an early ape-man or woman walked upright? An examination of certain bones -- a tibia (leg bone) or a pelvis, for example -- can reveal the answer. So can fossilized footprints.
In 1976, members of a team led by Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized footprints of human ancestors in Laetoli, Africa. The footprints were formed 3.5 million years ago when at least two individuals walked over wet volcanic ash. The wet ash hardened like cement and was then covered by more ash.
The footprints show that the individuals had perfect, two-footed strides. They also reveal that one hominid was larger than the other. And because the footprints fall next to each other, they indicate that the two hominids were walking side by side and close enough to each other to be touching.
[WBSG NOTE: You have to marvel at their reasoning. OK, so two Apes were taking a walk together 3.5 million years ago, what does that mean? Apes get along and play with each other, they walk together.
But personally, I think the tracks are much too close for them to be walking side-by-side. Notice the close distance (what, maybe 9-10 inches? Certainly no more than three widths of thier feet) between the left foot of the one creature with the left foot of the other.
It might have worked had the footprints next to each other been the right foot on the left creature's track and the left foot on the right creature's track, but these are step for step, first both left feet and the next step is both right feet....there is no room between them for their bodies. Nor do they appear to have the same gait, or even the same footprint for that matter. But then I'm not a Scientist or a University Professor, I'm simply a Christian with God given common sense and faith. By the way, the blue drawing of the two feet at right is theirs, from their own cast, we only inserted the captions]
[News clip continued:]
"Apes sometimes walk on two legs. How, then, can we be sure that the footprints weren't left by a couple of apes that decided to walk upright for a few yards? When an ape walks upright, weight is transmitted from the heel, along the outside of the foot, and then through the middle toes. A human foot transmits weight from the heel, along the outside of the foot, across the ball of the foot, and finally through the big toe -- this is a much more efficient way to transfer energy when walking upright. The imprints left behind at Laetoli clearly show the weight distribution of true upright walkers. [so that, in their logic, makes these animals our ancestors and God a liar]
The footprints also look remarkably like a human's. In fact, they looked so human-like, some scientists had a hard time believing that they were made by Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy's species), the only human ancestor known to have lived at the time." (end of news clip)
The above comparison should lay waste to the false 'Theory of Evolution' once and for all in the mind of the reader. Now below let's look at some articles from The World Book Encyclopedia 1999, the Encyclopedia could hardly be considered 'religion friendly,' so it is certainly more than fair to use it's articles to support the position of Creation over Evolution. We shall highlight some points (bold & underline) in the articles to illustrate just how 'weak' the Theory of Evolution really is. The articles are in their original words, and any commentary we make shall be in red brackets, i.e., [WBSG NOTE:xxx]
You should be asking yourself why you weren't taught it (evolution) like this in Grammar School, and instead were taught the Theory of Evolution as though it was an indisputable scientific fact. Satan does some of his 'best' corrupting of the facts in our school systems. But his 'best' corrupting work is done from the false pulpits of the compromised churches of the world. remember the four Hidden Dynasties of antichrist that he will corrupt and set himself in world power through, i.e., Education, Finance, Politics, Religion! See: The four Hidden Dynasties that will precede and usher in satan as the antichrist.
"The earliest known species of Australopithecus was A. anamensis, which appeared in eastern Africa around 4,000,000 years ago. This species seems to have evolved by about 3,700,000 years ago into another Australopithecus species, A. afarensis. The most complete australopithecine that scientists have found is a partial skeleton of a female A. afarensis. It was found at Hadar, Ethiopia. Scientists estimate that this creature, nicknamed "Lucy," was more than 31/2 feet (107 centimeters) tall and weighed about 60 pounds (27 kilograms). A. afarensis had about the same size brain that a chimpanzee has.
Human physical development
The first human beings
Monkey Hands and feet
"Old World monkeys have opposable thumbs--that is, the thumb can be placed opposite any of the other fingers. This enables a monkey to grasp small food items. Most kinds of New World monkeys have thumbs that are only partly opposable. Their thumbs also do not move so freely as those of Old World monkeys. Two kinds of New World monkeys--spider monkeys and woolly spider monkeys--have only tiny thumbs or no thumbs at all. Among Old World monkeys, colobus monkeys have no thumbs.
Physical characteristics, Humans vs. Apes
"Human beings and the other primates share many physical features. For example, both human beings and apes rely on their excellent vision for much of their information about the environment. They have large eyes, sensitive retinas, and stereoscopic vision (the ability to perceive depth). Human beings and apes also have a highly developed nervous system and a large brain. Human beings and many other primates have long, flexible fingers and opposable thumbs, which can be placed opposite the fingers for grasping. In addition, their fingers and toes have nails instead of claws.
"Anthropologists believe human beings, chimpanzees, and gorillas all developed from a common ancestor that lived from 5 million to 10 million years ago. Many scientists once thought that the earliest direct ancestor of human beings was a creature called Ramapithecus. This creature lived from 8 million to 14 million years ago. During the late 1900's, however, discoveries of Ramapithecus fossils suggested the creature was an ancestor of the orangutan, a kind of ape"
"More than 4 million years ago, a more advanced form of humanlike creature called Australopithecus appeared in Africa. Fossil remains of the australopithecine skeleton indicate that these creatures stood fully erect and walked on two legs. The australopithecines were about 4 to 5 feet (120 to 150 centimeters) tall and had a brain about a third the size of a modern human brain."
Near complete 1.5 and 2.0
million year old ape-man skull found
"South African scientists believe they may have unearthed the most complete early hominid skull ever found. They hope it will shed light on the distant origins of the human race.
Two fossils were discovered, a skull and a jaw, which are between 1.5 and 2.0 million years old.
"They are not direct ancestors of modern humans but are more like 'kissing cousins' of our ancestors," said Lee Berger, director of the Palaeoanthropological Unit for Research and Exploration at Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand. The scientists say the differences and similarities of the hominids from human ancestors, and the reasons for their extinction, may provide clues to humanity's own evolution.
The pair of fossils were christened Orpheus and Eurydice after the lovers of Greek mythology and have been identified as Paranthropus robustus, a hominid line that became extinct about one million years ago. Scientists say the skull belongs to a female of the species while the jawbone belongs to a male." (end of news clip)
They say that this thing is our distant cousin. A cousin is the child of your parents sibling. She's a beauty huh? Talk about an over-bite! I'm no scientist, but she sure looks to me like an Ape found in any Zoo today, so also does Lucy, and all the other farces that the atheist scientific world parades in front of us, insulting our intelligence and God's Dominion.
How on God's earth they could call that thing an "Ape-Man" is beyond me. What do you think? Am I missing something here? Scientists should be ashamed at their foolishness and admit their error instead of covering one lie with an even more bizarre one.... But then their funding would be cut off, wouldn't it? And we couldn't have that, could we? Take a wild guess who's funding them; remember the four Hidden Dynasties of antichrist that he will corrupt and set himself in world power through, i.e., Education, Finance, Politics, Religion!
And don't think the 'great minds' of our scientific community can't be fooled either. Observe the below story, and you should realize just how shaky a ground the Evolution Theory is really based upon, they (the Paleontologists) are almost as silly as little children waiting for the Tooth Fairy or Santa Clause:
Dear Bible student, Evolution is a lie, and you should stand by that and teach your children the truth. The Theory of Evolution is not a mistake by good intentioned albeit deceived scientists, but it is a bald face LIE coming from men of reprobate hearts who should have (and do) know better! The 21st Century Scientist cannot claim ignorance on this. Can the wise Christian really think that this is anything else but satanic influence? Putting the initials PH.D. behind the name of a God-denying Heathen doesn't mean squat! That just makes them well educated God-denying Heathen. But what saith the Lord God about all this folly?:
That's "kind after kind," not 'one kind evolving into another kind'! Why is this so hard to accept? I would think it harder to make someone believe that they have evolved from pond scum, than it would be to make them believe that their Lord God formed them in His image and likeness, just as they are, and placed their unique soul into them, a soul and spirit that will return to the Lord God who made them after the death of their flesh body.
It is no small thing when God swears upon Himself!:
I believe God, and if that makes them call me a fool, then I'll be a fool for God! How about you?
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