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The How, Why, and When of Creation, Part 1

The whole earth was fractured, there's not enough rain water falling for 40 days to drown the earth above the Himalayas in excess of 25,000 feet in elevation, there's not enough rain water to fall. The water had to come from somewhere else, and it did. It came up from the ocean floors as lava cracked out and cracked open. The earth's surface cracked open and lava poured out heating the water to a fever pitch. As the water went into steam, into the sky it eventually vaporized again, turned back into water and fell on the earth, and flooded the earth in a massive flood. All this techtonic plate activity colliding – these plates colliding, pushing up mountains and all of that - can be traced back to the flood.

In Matthew chapter 24, verses 37 to 39, it refers to the flood there, and it uses the Greek word kataklusmos , the word cataclysm . It literally, totally rearranged the surface of the earth and engulfed the entire earth in water, and that massive hydraulic cataclysm is what produced the extinction of many animals instantaneously. Frankly, or over the periods of the days when it rained, and created this worldwide death that produced the fossils. 2 Peter 3 talks about how God destroyed the whole earth, verse 6 by flooding it with water. That one great, world cataclysm produced the ice caps, produced the ice age, and explains the fossils. There's much more on that you can read for yourself.

There's an immense amount of scientific material on the flood and its cataclysmic impact on the earth. So we ask the question, When did this happen? When did it all of this – how do – if we don't need ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and billions and billions of years to form fossils, and by the way, that generally won't do it. If you take the bones of your dead bird and put them in the backyard how long will it take before they become a fossil? They'll never become a fossil. The ground would have to open up and crush those bones and hold them there for you to have some kind of a fossil. There has to be cataclysm to create that kind of thing such as we have already seen in the sediments and the bones that are found.

For example, in the terrain surrounding Mount St. Helens, which kind of a cataclysm has the same dramatic effect as would appear to a uniformitarianist would have had to occur over millions and millions and millions of years. So the flood answers the problem of fossils and sediment, and the rearrangement of the surface of the earth. All the legitimate science frankly points back to the great cataclysm. But now let's see if we can't get a timeline on when this all happened. We know here from the creation of the universe to the creation of man was how long? Six days. Start counting from the creation of the universe to the creation of man was six days.

Starting in Genesis 5 you get Adam, and then you start with Adam in Genesis 5 and you go to the flood and you've got a whole lot of people in there, and all the years of their life are given. You see it there in chapter 5, you have the sequence. He lived so many years and he had a son, and he lived so many years and he had a son, he lived so many years and he had a son. You add up those, you have six days from the creation of the universe to the creation of man, from the first man Adam to the flood you have 1, 656 years; 1,656 years the flood comes. Genesis 11 gives you the chronology from the flood to Abraham.

It starts out with the children of Noah, Shem. Verse 10 goes right on down to Abraham, that's 225 years. Six days, 1,656 years and 225 years. So something under 2,000 years, and you're at Abraham. Starting Genesis 12 with Abraham and go through the Old Testament historical books: Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st and 2nd Kings, 1st and 2nd Chronicles. Just proceed through those books and you have the chronology from Abraham to the Babylonian captivity. From Abraham to the Babylonian captivity. That would be 430 years in Egypt, 40 years in the wilderness, seven years conquering Canaan, 350 years of the judges, 110 years of the united kingdom under Saul, David and Solomon, 350 years under the divided kingdom on Judah and Israel, 70 years – 350 years and then you have the Babylonian captivity - 70 years, and then you have the return and the rebuilding, 140 years.

So from Abraham to the return and rebuilding of Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the nation Israel you have about 1,500 or so years if you add all that up. Following the rebuilding and the restoration you're at the end now of the Old Testament. You've got 400 years of silence. So you have about 2,000 years that we started out from - the creation to Abraham is about 2,000 years. From Abraham to the New Testament is about 2,000 years, and from the beginning of the New Testament to now is about 2,000 years. Archbishop James Ussher, a great scholar by the way, lived from 1581 to 1656, added all the genealogical chronological records of Scripture and said that he felt the creation occurred in 4004 BC.

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