,... D A Id M DRE Newsletter #231 - January 1998
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As we travel around the country producing saul's are extinct, but to deny their previous
documentaries, we come in contact with manv I llIitntSSingl existence, when complete skeletons have been
anthropologists and archeologists. Often, they ____ __ discovered is foolishness.
quite astonished that a group of Christians would be inter
ested in documenting that a dinosaur bone, for example, is
millions of years old. You see, the scientist are accustomed
to dealing with uneducated Christians that believe the earth
is only 6,000 years old. When the scientists ask us why
we would produce documentaries proving the earth is hun
dreds of millions of years old, I like to answer, "Hcc:ause
the Bible states that it is". This message is about witnessing
to scientifically educated people.
When you make the statement the KJV Bible states that
the earth is millions of years old, you have to be able to
back up your words. A unique opportunity to witness for
God's Word presents itself, as we break this barrier of
separating truth from fiction. When an uneducated Christian
attempts to witness to scientists and say the world is 6,000
years old, they tune them out. The scientists can prove them
wrong, and the witness is for naught from that point on.
We are going to take a look at some subjects that will
hopefully help you witness to scientifically educated people.
Let's start with the dinosaur. Yes. there were dinosaurs on
earth in the first world age. and God's Word records their
JOB 40: 15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee;
he eateth grass as an ox.
Many scholars claim the behemoth is the hippopotamus
of today. I challenge you to have a five-year old draw a
picture as you describe the animal discussed in the following
verses. The picture will not resemble a hippopotamus.
JOB 40: 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his
force is in the navel of his belly.
The navel would be better translated muscles. This animal
has a powerful and large main body.
JOB 40; 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews
of his stones are wrapped together.
His sinews, or thighs. are wrapped In muscle. What
about his tail? It is as huge as the trunk of a cedar tree.
Now, on your picture of the large and powerful main body
attach the base of a cedar tree where the tail would be and
laper It on out as the trunk of a cedar tree would. Have
you ever seen a present day anImal with a tail like that?
JOB 40; 18-19 His bones are as strong pieces of brass;
his bones are like bars of iron. 12 He is the chief of the
ways of GOD: He That made him can make His sword to
approach unto him.
Behemoth is the largest animal God created. Dinosaurs
are recorded in the Bible. Witness with intelligence. Dino-
JOB 40:20-21 Surely the mountains bring him forth
food, where all the beasts of the field play. £( He lieth
under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
The animal described feeds in the mountains. The
hippopotamus feeds in the river. And besides this fact,
have you ever seen a hippo's tail? It is certainly no cedar
JOB. 40:22-23 The shady trees cover him with their
shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
".;> Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he
trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
When the dinosaur drank water at the river. he
wasn't in a hurry due to fear of other animals. Witness
with intelligence. Don't be as the unlearned that turn
people off to the Bible, when they say the earth is only
6,000 years old. There are three world ages. We are
eurrently living in the second. God created thiS earth m
the first world age. The world of today has changed
considerably from that which God created. There are
petrified palm trees on a mountaintop in New Mexico
that document the fact. Tens of thousands of years earlier
the climate in this area was such that would support
tropical plant life. How was the earth when God first
created it? Let's turn to Isaiah.
ISAIAH 45:18 For thus saith the LORD That created
the heavens; God Himself That formed the earth and
made it; he hath established it, He created it not in
vain, He formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD;
and there is none else.
"In vain" is translated from the Hebrew word "tohu".
This word means void. God did not create the world
void. He created the earth to be inhabited. all of it. This
explains why we find petrified palm trees in New Mexico.
What happened to the world God created? Let's turn to
GENESIS 1: 1 In the
created the heaven and
of millions of
When was the beginning? This
doesn't state God created the
years ago. It was hundreds
years ago. Time means nothing to our
GENESIS 1:2 And the
earth was without form, and
void; and darkness was upon
the face of the deep. And
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The word "was" should be translated "became". God
created the earth to be inhabited. The earth became "tohu",
that is to say void. Why? One third of God's children
followed Satan at Satan's rebellion (Rev. 12: 1-4). Rather
than destroy one third of His children, God destroyed the
first earth age. II Peter 3:6 also documents that the first
earth age was destroyed. and continues on to declare there
will be a third earth age. Don't let anyone tell you that
this Scripture is talking about Noah's flood. There was
nothing left, when God rocked the world. Let's turn to
Jeremiah for a second witness.
JEREMIAH 4:22 For My People is foolish, they have
not known Me; they are sottish children, and they have
none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do
good they have no knowledge.
The word "sottish" in this verse means stupid. God's
children didn't care enough about Him to study His Word.
JEREMIAH 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, 10, it was
without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had
God is warning His children. It was He that created
the earth to be inhabited, destroyed that earth age and
could do it again, if He chose to.
JEREMIAH 4:24-25 I beheld the mountains, and, 10, they
trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. £2 I beheld, and,
10, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens
Here is your proof that neither II Peter 3, nor these
verses, are referring to Noah's flood. When God destroyed
the first earth age with a flood, no man, bird or animal
survived. Noah and his family survived Noah's flood. At
least two of each flesh also survived Noah's flood.
JEREMIAH 4:26-27 I beheld, and, 10, the fruitful place
was a wilderness, and al/ the cities thereof were broken
down at the presence of the LORD, and by His fierce
anger. For thus hath the LORD said, 'The whole land
shall desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
God kept unto Himself the remnant. Those children
that would pass the truth on from generation to genera
tion. Witness the truth to others. God's Word speaks of
dinosaurs. God's Word states there was a first. a second
and will be a third earth age. God's Word does not
disagree with that which scientists can prove beyond any
doubt. When someone witnesses, or teaches. that the Bible
disagrees with these scientific facts, they are driving people
away from God's Word with falsehoods. Be a responsible
witness. Witness intelligently.
In His Service,
Arnold Murray (_._" -,/
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