To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.(Genesis 10:25) NKJV
To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.(1 Chronicles 1:19) NKJV
For a fire is kindled in My anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.(Deuteronomy 32:22) NKJV
The fire kindled in the lowest hell consumed the core of the Earth. The core melted completely so that the pillars of the Earth lost their base of support. The mantle collapsed.
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The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.(Isaiah 60:6) KJV
Deposition and lithification of sediment (Noah’s flood), had to be before the formation of mountains composed of the sediment (Peleg’s tectonics).
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And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.(Genesis 2:8-9) KJV
We have lots of questions and definitions today. I thought I’d share them.
- IF God created a perfect world which got ruined by accident,
- THEN why was the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden?
- God didn’t create a perfect world.
- WHY did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden,
- IF he knew that eating the fruit would ruin his creation?
- Eating the fruit didn’t ruin God’s creation.
- IF God’s perfect world wasn’t supposed to fall into corruption, Plan A,
- THEN was Christ’s death on the cross Plan B?
- God didn’t create a perfect world.
- IF our soul is eternal,
- WHY would we need a tree of life?
- The tree of life is for healing the body, not the soul.
Abiogenesis is the creative will of God expressed as progressively more complex biological life over the course of the 6 days of creation.– Abiogenesis, definition
Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.– Devolution, definition
Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animals saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the distribution of current biodiversity.– Devolution, context
Evolution on the scale required in the SciPop paradigm requires death. There was no death before sin, therefore the evolutionary basis of the Phylogenetic Tree of Life is impossible.
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.(Genesis 2:5-6) KJV
On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.
And the whole earth was of one
language, and of one speech. 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. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn
them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for
morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose
top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be
scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came
down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all
one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be
restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go
down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand
one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon
the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there
confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD
scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.( Genesis 11:1-8 ) KJV
101 years elapsed between the end of Noah’s flood and the birth of Peleg when the tectonic plates formed. The establishment and abandoning of Babel and the spread of people across Pangaea took place during this period of time.
In the selfsame day entered Noah,
and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and
the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every
beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every
fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto
Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the
breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all
flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.( Genesis 7:13-16 ) KJV
If Noah’s ark was the origin of all terrestrial life then we can see the role of evolution. There were 2 horses on the ark, now there are at least 7 species in genus Equus. Evolution is part of the creation narrative.
And Noah builded an altar unto the
LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and
offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet
savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the
ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is
evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing
living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not
cease.( Genesis 8: 20-22 ) KJV
The cleansing of the land by the waters of Noah’s flood picture for us the cleansing that we receive symbolically in baptism. The earth was literally baptized and regenerated.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. ( Genesis 7:11-12 ) KJV
The theory ice ages, of successive retreats and advances of glacial ice, is needed to account for how billions of tons of rocks and debris have been moved around. It is no longer necessary.