Fallen Angels Prove Old Earth
By David J. Stewart
2nd Peter 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.”
The Bible teaches in 2nd Peter 2:4 that God did not tolerate rebellion amongst the angels and cast them down to Hell. We read in Matthew 8:28-29 that not all the demons were confined to Hell, but dwell upon the earth. God bound some of the worst angels into Hell right away; but banned the others to the earth with Lucifer...
Matthew 8:28-29, “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?”
So some demons are bound in chains in Hell (Tartarus), reserved for judgment; and yet there are others still free to do evil upon the earth and afflict men's lives. We call them “fallen” angels, but actually they chose to rebel and then they were cast out of Heaven down to the earth. So they didn't fall in that sense. We call them “fallen” because of their fallen moral character.
There is no record in the Old Testament of rebellious angels being cast down to the earth. Clearly, they must have been cast down to a Pre-Adamic world. There is plenty of Scriptural evidences to support this doctrine:
- Satan was already present in the Garden Of Eden (Revelation 20:2 identifies the serpent as Satan, the Dragon).
- God didn't create Satan [God created Lucifer—an upright archangel—but Lucifer chose to sin against God in rebellion (Isaiah 14:14; Ezekiel 28:13-19). If God created Satan at the same time as mankind, then when did Lucifer have time to fall and become the Devil?].
- God didn't create any demons (God created the angels and then some rebelled and sin turned them evil into demons). God never creates anything void, bad or worthless. Sin ruins angels and people. All these geneticists today trying to improve on God's creation are frightening. God made everything the way He did for a reason and purpose. Last year mad scientists genetically modified and released 6,000 mutant mosquitoes in the wild.
- There is no mention of angels being cast to earth in the Old Testament (because they were already on earth at the time of Genesis when God remodeled the earth). Angels were created for purpose of ministering (serving). Angels ministered to Elijah, as they also did to Christ after his 40-days of temptation were over.
Consider that the Bible says “God created the heaven and the earth” in Genesis 1:1. The Hebrew word for “heaven” is sha^mayim sha^meh and refers to BOTH the earth's atmosphere and the celestial bodies (stars, moon, sun). Since God made the moon, sun and stars on day four of creation (Genesis 1:14-19), then how could He create them in Genesis 1:1? The answer is that God created them in Genesis 1:1, but He remodeled them on the 4th day of creation.
Carefully notice that Lucifer dwelt upon the earth prior to his rebellion. Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Lucifer's sin was wanting EQUALITY with God. This is the same sin of feminists today, who want to be EQUAL with male authority in marriage, home, church and society. God has ordained masculine authority in the humanity. Women are equal in worth, intelligence and importance to God; but the man is to lead, not the woman.
When Lucifer sinned, he wasn't punished by God. We know that Lucifer wasn't banned from Heaven because Satan appears before God in Job 1:6-7. Satan will be judged, convicted and punished at The Great White Throne Of Judgment with the rest of the wicked (Revelation 20:11-15). Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Gehenna - Hell) forever to burn and be tormented night and day without rest. 2nd Peter 2:4 also tells us that the angels bound in Hell are RESERVED unto judgment. So neither the Devil nor the demons have been punished yet for their wickedness.
Ezekiel 28:13-19 teaches that Lucifer was stripped of his heavenly position, authority and glory when he rebelled against God in seeking equality. Earth became Satan's new home. It is commonly believed (and I disagree) that Satan in his anger and rage destroyed the earth. In fact (and you're about to be amazed), God destroyed the earth in His own anger. Yes, that's right, GOD DESTROYED THE EARTH IN GENESIS 1:1...
Jeremiah 4:23-28, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all 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 be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.”
Could the Bible be any clearer that God in His anger made the earth without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep? The cities were inhabited by angels. Man had not been created yet. This is when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Argue as one may, these Scriptures plainly evidence why the earth was without form and void in Genesis 1:1. In fact, Jeremiah 4:23 even repeats the exact phrase word-for-word. These Scriptures cannot be ignored if one is to be an honest Bible student.
Those who believe in a Young Earth vehemently reject the idea that there's a Gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2; but as you've just read, God destroyed the cities of the earth and made the land desolate. Light ceased to shine (the sun, moon and stars were blocked out by God). The mountains trembled and moved. The earth had been a fruitful wilderness where dinosaurs and prehistoric birds and mammals lived. But God became angry for some reason (which is not specified).
I believe the answer is clear in consideration of Isaiah 14:14. Lucifer rebelled against God, drawing one-third of the angels with him to rebel, and it angered the Lord greatly. “The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.” When have the heavens ever been black since creation? They haven't! The only logical, reasonable and Biblical answer is found in Genesis 1:1 where we are told that darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Without Form And Void (by Arthur C. Constance)
Dinosaurs Lived Long Before Man
The Doorway Papers Series (exegetical books by Arthur C. Constance, 1910-1985)
Dinosaurs Lived Millions Of Years Ago!!!
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“AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM, AND VOID” (Genesis 1:2)
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Science Falsely So Called (legitimate science is always behind the Bible!)
“Dinosaurs Survived Mass Extinction by 700,000 Years, Fossil Find Suggests.”
The Doorway Papers Series
Dinosaurs Lived Millions Of Years Ago!!!
Science has repeatedly evidenced by using tests on ACTUAL dinosaur bones, that dinosaurs lived tens-of-millions of years ago...When I lived in Chicago years ago I saw “Sue” the T-rex on display at the Field Museum Of Natural History. The skeletal dinosaur remains were unearthed in the state of Montana. I recall looking up, because Sue is really tall. There's no way that these horrific, yet beautiful, creatures dwelt with humanity. Any thinking person has a hard time believing that Noah left the dinosaurs behind. It is superstition. The truth is that dinosaurs never coexisted with mankind.
Dinosaurs Survived Mass Extinction by 700,000 Years, Fossil Find Suggests
ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2011) — University of Alberta researchers determined that a fossilized dinosaur bone found in New Mexico confounds the long established paradigm that the age of dinosaurs ended between 65.5 and 66 million years ago.
The U of A team, led by Larry Heaman from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, determined the femur bone of a hadrosaur as being only 64.8 million years old. That means this particular plant eater was alive about 700,000 years after the mass extinction event many paleontologists believe wiped all non-avian dinosaurs off the face of earth, forever.
Heaman and colleagues used a new direct-dating method called U-Pb (uranium-lead) dating. A laser beam unseats minute particles of the fossil, which then undergo isotopic analysis. This new technique not only allows the age of fossil bone to be determined but potentially can distinguish the type of food a dinosaur eats. Living bone contains very low levels of uranium but during fossilization (typically less than 1000 years after death) bone is enriched in elements like uranium. The uranium atoms in bone decay spontaneously to lead over time and once fossilization is complete the uranium-lead clock starts ticking. The isotopic composition of lead determined in the hadrosaur's femur bone is therefore a measure of its absolute age.
Currently, paleontologists date dinosaur fossils using a technique called relative chronology. Where possible, a fossil's age is estimated relative to the known depositional age of a layer of sediment in which it was found or constrained by the known depositional ages of layers above and below the fossil-bearing horizon. However, obtaining accurate depositional ages for sedimentary rocks is very difficult and as a consequence the depositional age of most fossil horizons is poorly constrained. A potential weakness for the relative chronology approach is that over millions of years geologic and environmental forces may cause erosion of a fossil-bearing horizon and therefore a fossil can drift or migrate from its original layer in the strata. The researchers say their direct-dating method precludes the reworking process.
It's widely believed that a mass extinction of the dinosaurs happened between 65.5 and 66 million years ago. It's commonly believed debris from a giant meteorite impact blocked out the Sun, causing extreme climate conditions and killing vegetation worldwide.
SOURCE: Dinosaurs survived mass extinction by 700,000 years, fossil find suggests
God created the universe, there is no real debate. Nothing evolved, not even for a day. God created all things in His goodness as He planned them. Jeremiah 4:28 says that God PURPOSED the desolation of the earth prior to Creation. God didn't just lose His tempter one day and destroy everything. No, the Bible teaches that God had a PURPOSE. God ALWAYS has a purpose my friend. Nothing ever happens by accident with God. You weren't an accident. Even if your birth was unplanned, God still has a purpose for you existing and he formed you in your mother's womb (Jeremiah 1:5).
The Bible confirms that God has a purpose for everything in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” Dinosaurs were beautiful in their prehistoric time, millions of years before the world as we know it began 6,000 years ago. Scientifically, reasonably and Biblically the earth is at least tens-of-millions of years old. This is NOT evolution; but rather, the doctrine that the earth is very old as the Bible teaches.
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