It is interesting to note that the Bible doesn't start with: "Millions of years ago", or "A long time ago in a land far away". Instead it starts with in the Beginning. There is no date set. There is no location set. It just says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." There are many places in the Bible that talk about "God the creator". There are many other places talking about Him as the "Creator of all".
Any discussion of the end times must begin with a discussion of the beginning. If you do no learn the lesson's of history you are doomed to repeat them. If we cannot agree on how the earth began, then how are we to agree on how the earth will end.
The atheist who run our schools and Universities have their method of teaching. It is called Evolution. It basically says that through random events and over millions and billions of years and with many failed mutations, the planet evolved small life forms that eventually became larger life forms. I am not going to go into why this is false. Many excellent Blogs and web sites have been dedicated to proving this theory wrong. I am not here to debate with the fool. Psalms 14:1.
Many Christians however have not only given it lip service but have bought some if not all of the lies that the Evolutionist have taught. They have used the Gap Theory and the Day Age theory to support their ideas. Again, this blog is not about bashing those who are genuinely christian but disagree with me on some of the fine points of history and eschatology.
The Gap theory has room to operate, only in that you don't put Dinosaurs during the gap. The only thing you could put is Angelic beings. Romans says that death came through sin and sin entered the world through Adam. Before Adam there was no death. The scientific evidence places the dinosaur extinction about the time of the great flood. Any other disaster would not have fossilized the bones in such great numbers.
The Day Age theory however may have a scientific Allie: Albert Einstein's law of relativity. As you know that we live in a four dimensional state.
Ephesians 3:18 "May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; "
The term for depth involves extent or time. We all move along a continuum of time. Yet God is outside of Time. God works outside of all dimensionality he has created to give us space to work. Physics now tells us that there could be as many as 11 dimensions.
So how does this fit into the idea of a Day/Age theory or a 6 day creation theory? Well, since the theory is so strange, it could be find at a chance to reconcile the two ideas. Could God have created the Universe over billions of years and still done it in 6 day?. Interesting idea. We know that God has predestined individuals unto salvation yet it is a free choice. The Calvinist Armenian debate can be solved by just using a bigger God operating outside of time. We know that Yashua Benyoseph(Jesus son of Joseph) and Yashua Bendavid (Jesus son of David) are one and the same. We know that he was fully God and Fully man at the same time.
In theory we know that if you take an individual and send him to Alpha Centauri at the speed of light, it will take him approximately 4.3 years to get there and 4.3 years to get back. The trip will take him 8.6 years. Yet when he got home, he will find all his classmates approximately 32 years older. That is because time warps over space based on mass.
A mathematician recently ran the numbers and guess what 13 Billion years of Cosmic time turned out to be only 6 days on earth. Taking the mass of the universe, a known number, and the mass of the earth. http://www.geraldschroeder.com/AgeUniverse.aspx.
I am still trying to digest the numbers and it's meanings. It could help explain a lot of what we have had a hard time explaining in debates with evolutionist.
Isiah 40:22: It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in
Isiah was one of only two people who actually had a chance to visit the third heaven and returned to tell about it. The other being Paul. Enoch and Elijah did not return. I will be referring much to Isiah through out this blog. He has great insights on the nature and character of God.
If God took so long to create the universe yet it was 6 days here on earth, what else don't we understand?
Isiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
If we don't understand his creation and even how he did it then how are we to understand his return? We have to take it on faith. The major problem with doctrines over the last few centuries is that people just didn't have the faith to look beyond what they know. I mentioned the Calvinist debate. It applies to other area's where Christians strongly disagree such as the pre-trib, post-trib, pre-mill, a-mill debate.
Could it be that at the rapture, we spend seven days in space eating the marriage supper of the lamb and when we return it has been seven years on earth? The tribulation is described as the seventieth week of Danial. It is just speculation, but is something to think about.