It is not the aim of this article
to prove that I am right and everybody else is wrong. I am not trying to
make a point with my beliefs being inerrant concerning this or that matter
referred to in Scriptures. The point I am trying to make is that, while
all these matters are unquestionably of great interest and worth of careful
study, research and insightful discussions, they are not of such vital
importance as to focus on them as of foremost, crucial significance, eventually
getting so obsessed with them that it leads astray from what is really
of implicit, all-surpassing importance, which all boils down to this...
...To Know, Understand and Love G-d1.
Who Is One, manifesting as Father, Son and
To keep His commandments, and know and understand
And Kingdom Principles/Precepts/Laws/Ordinances.
To do all things from and for love and as
unto the Lord.
I always marvel at how Satan manages to sidetrack
people without them even knowing it or being aware of it. With such a jungle
of interpretations and doctrines out there, it takes the holy fear of the
Lord and His Word to avoid error, the pitfalls of going astray.
There are those who are almost obsessed with
proving that G-d created the earth in 6 literal days of literal 24 hours
and that the earth is only 6 thousand years old. It almost seems as though
their whole faith in the Gospel hinges on proving this, even though the
earth itself clearly reveals that it is far older than a mere 6 thousand
years. In fact, no life could exist on earth’s first surface that was bubbling
with lava, its waters boiling, and storm winds of unimaginable magnitude
ravaging its surface. It took a long time for the earth to cool so the
most basic life forms could come into existence according to G-d’s plan
The earth also discloses, clearly, that there
have been several ice ages which didn’t last a mere few years. And Genesis
2 tells us that there are GENERATIONS2
of the earth, i.e., EARTH GENERATIONS, each lasting seasons of diverse
lengths. Of the time frame G-d lives in we are told that a thousand years
are not only as a mere day3 but as “yesterday
when it is past,” as a night watch ALREADY PAST!4
A night watch consisted of 4 periods, each lasting 3 hours, from 6 p.m.
to 6:00 a.m. Basically, a thousand years are like nothing in the time frame
G-d lives in. Man merely compared G-d’s timetable to man’s; to what
man knew and was acquainted with, the only time frame HE knew, for he was
bound by it. Similarly, we cannot understand and explain intellectually
how G-d is without beginning or end, since all that we know and experience
here on earth has a beginning and an end, including what we can observe
So, why is it CRUCIAL to some that it MUST
have been 6 literal 24 hour days in which G-d created the heavens and the
earth? What does it matter if a million years or even 10 millions years
are equally like a night watch already past? Is G-d less sovereign, less
divine if the earth is millions of years old, having passed through several
“generations/toledot” or “ages,” of different climates? Is G-d less sovereign
if very different and strange creatures populated the earth but then perished
in a global catastrophe that resulted in chaos?
Apart from the proven fact that some enormous
meteorites collided with the earth, triggering catastrophical weather patterns
that led to another generation/age/season of freezing, we are told by the
Scriptures and various other sources that there was a major rebellion in
heaven, led by the # 1 angel, the cherub who hovered above G-d and His
throne, covering Him with his wings; who led the heavenly worship and walked
among the holy coals of fire in the far north. Because of his extraordinary
beauty and wisdom and his exalted position above all the multi-millions
of angelic hosts, pride overtook him as he deluded himself into thinking
himself equal to G-d and to the Son of G-d5,
forgetting that he had been created like all the other angels, archangels
and cherubim. He consequently became the “father of lies” because lies
and the seed of lies came into existence with him.
Because of the wisdom instilled in him by G-d,
Satan could manipulate his fellow angels, blinding them to his perversion
of truth. A full third of G-d’s angelic host joined the liar who had deceived
them into rebelling against G-d. This resulted in them being cast out of
heaven where G-d is enthroned6.
But G-d did not divest them of the powers with
which He had endowed them, and in unimaginable fury they rushed upon the
ancient earth onto which G-d had cast them7,
bringing upon her utter destruction and desolation, plunging her into total
chaos (“tohouvabohou”) and darkness, above all the seas which used to be
brilliant and bright and teaming with life. Henceforth, there was such
darkness upon the face of the deep8 that
life would have completely vanished, unable to exist in those conditions.
But the Spirit of G-d was "brooding"9 upon
the surface of the waters, moving to and fro to calm and save it until
such time that G-d could rescue, restore and recreate both our galaxy and
the earth and all her life forms.
And it is THIS restoration and recreation of
a former earth rendered useless and chaotic, which might have taken 6 literal
days of literal 24 hours, even though I maintain that the time frame given
is insignificant in view of G-d’s eternal nature and that time is absolutely
relative when referring to the length of a day, a year, a thousand years
or a million years in G-d’s time frame. I venture to say it is even but
as a breath already past. Any time frame mentioned in Scripture is for
OUR sake; that we can count and understand the meaning and significance
of numbers. Outside of our “equator of time”, there is NO TIME!