Did it ever occur to you that
you have been deceived
when taught that God first
created the earth
and then five days later, man?
was previously another earth age
more beautiful than this one?
note that this word translated became in the above verse
was correctly translated from the Hebrew word hayah in the original text.
is the defination of the word hayah
hayah, haw-yaw', Hebrew 1961; a primitive root [compare Hebrew 1933 (hava')]; to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) :- beacon, × altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, × have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, × use.
why did I bring this to your attention when this pamphlet is about an earlier
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void;
in Gen. 1:2 it seems to say
that God created the heavens and the earth (vs. 1)
and it WAS without form, and void when He made it,
meaning it was a desolate wasteland without form.
wait a minute, in the original Hebrew text,
the word translated was in this verse is hayah which means became or come to pass.
This is EXACTLY the same word translated BECAME in Genesis 2:7 "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
the King James Bible this Hebrew word hayah
is translated became 67 times,
becamest, came, and came to pass 505 times,
and become 66 times.
Now that we have this knowledge let's read the verse again.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was [became] without form, and void;
is truly amazing how just one word
either mistranslated or translated poorly
can have such a tremendous influence on the world of Christianity,
and right from the beginning,
the very second verse in the Bible.
We will not allow poor scholarship to obscure the truth of His Word.
So which is it?
Did God create the earth in a state of utter waste and desolation?
No, it BECAME that way!
(If you have an NIV Bible it will note the word "was" in Gen 1:2 as "or became".)
So the earth was very beautiful back then in Gen. 1:1,
when the Behemoth of Job 40:15, the dinosaur, roamed the earth.
There was a water canopy that enveloped the entire globe
which made it a virtual greenhouse with lush vegetation from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
That is why the Mastodons and Mammoths
that have been discovered in the tundra and in Northeast Siberia,
which were instantly frozen
when God changed the earth from beautiful and populated as described in Gen. 1:1
to without form and void as described in Gen. 1:2
had grass in their bellies and buttercups in their mouths.
You can read about them on the Discovery Channel's website.
Here is the link and an excerpt: http://www.discovery.com/exp/mammoth/discoveries.html
GREAT MAMMOTH DISCOVERIES
In Northeast Siberia, a villager showed a Cossack named Yaklovski a tusk he'd hacked from "one of those great hairy devils up on the under-cliff of the Beresovka River." The Cossack, in turn, told a local police official, who notified the Imperial Academy of Sciences. In September 1901, zoologist Otto F. Herz was sent to retrieve the mammoth carcass before it was devoured by wild animals. Herz and his crew spent nearly a month meticulously removing the giant's still largely intact body from the ice. Its stomach was found to contain more than 33 pounds of grass. The mammoth's remains were stuffed, with about one-third of the animal's body, including its tail, made up of its actual, preserved skin. The rest of the specimen in Leningrad's Zoological Museum is covered with restored skin.
The Bible tells us exactly what caused the extinction of dinosaurs and mammoths.
It also tells us why,
even though we were created prior to the creation of the earth
and lived during that first earth age, with the dinosaurs,
no human bones have ever been found along side the dinosaur bones.
The question is "How" and "When" and "Why" did the earth become such a desolation?
We will read the "specific" answers to all three in our future studies.
Don't miss them,
because in the fascinating answers to these questions
lay the very foundation for understanding
why we are now in flesh bodies
that will someday perish!
Wouldn't you like to know?
You can (and should) assume that you have previously been mislead and are or might be deceived.
Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Unfortunately, many preachers today don't speak of God or His Word the things that are right!
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