ORIGIN 1.4
Prehistoric world
This is the prevailing cosmological model for the observable universe ... reported in the Bible 3,000+ years before science discovered it!
First verses in the Bible (Genesis 1:1-2)
'IN THE BEGINNING God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the spirt of God was hovering over the waters.'

Prehistoric means before any written record

The term 'prehistoric' generally refers to the time period between use of the first stone tools by humans and the invention of writing systems, and this varies in different parts of the world.

Stone age the creatures (hominids and then humans) made. Ample findings and dating. Until invention of iron tools.

The oldest known writing systems appeared about 5,000 years ago.

Long day six (though not as long as previous days).

Need to thing long. More info makes universe much bigger, older and complex than earlier thought.

Moon buggy, airplanes, picture flashing across globe instantly from a band on wrist, etc.

Prehistoric here means before Garden of Eden

No time limit. Just know it's old.

Genealogies from Genesis about 6,000 years, about same as earliest writing systems.

Dinosaurs

No doubt they existed. See bones in museums.

There was darkness over the face of the deep – light could not penetrate the extreme heat, and the earth was a deep mass of swirling vapor.

The spirit of God was hovering over the waters (as steam began condensing) – God was giving special attention to planet earth because he planned to do something special here.

Death before the fall

Big issue for many Christians who think everything perfect and no death before the fall.

But some issues:

  • Dinosaurs. Lots of high quality bones. No evidence that they lived at same time as humans. Therefore, animal death before humans.
  • Earth went through great trauma in creation. Not a paradise.
  • Jericho man and others. 9,500 years. Found Israel? Longer than Bible genealogy to Jesus (about 4,000 years) and then to us (about 6,000 years).

Could be that paradise was just the Garden of Eden, not the whole earth. Curse was just to garden, making it like all rest of earth.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Prehistoric human, Spiritual human

God-like soul, spirit capacity, eternal life

God's plan is a flow

Long periods of time. Different for different people at different times. This for us.

Bible silent about this

If the big bang is the beginning of nature, then some intelligence outside of nature, and above nature, had to trigger the big bang, to start everything out of nothing, and to establish those predetermined laws of nuclear energy, physics and chemistry that enabled it happen with orderly precision.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Prehistoric human, Spiritual human

God-like soul, spirit capacity, eternal life

Physical world

Genesis 1 and the scientific community are now in essential agreement about the beginning of our physical world, the world of atoms.

Genesis 2 is another matter [see 1.5], outside the realm of science, because it's about creation of the non-physical parts, the parts that distinguish humans from animals ... our greatly enhanced soul (mind, will and emotion) ... our moral character ... and our connection to God.

Bible silent about this

If the big bang is the beginning of nature, then some intelligence outside of nature, and above nature, had to trigger the big bang, to start everything out of nothing, and to establish those predetermined laws of nuclear energy, physics and chemistry that enabled it happen with orderly precision.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Physical world

Genesis 1 and the scientific community are now in essential agreement about the beginning of our physical world, the world of atoms.

Genesis 2 is another matter [see 1.5], outside the realm of science, because it's about creation of the non-physical parts, the parts that distinguish humans from animals ... our greatly enhanced soul (mind, will and emotion) ... our moral character ... and our connection to God.

Bible silent about this

If the big bang is the beginning of nature, then some intelligence outside of nature, and above nature, had to trigger the big bang, to start everything out of nothing, and to establish those predetermined laws of nuclear energy, physics and chemistry that enabled it happen with orderly precision.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Physical world

Genesis 1 and the scientific community are now in essential agreement about the beginning of our physical world, the world of atoms.

Genesis 2 is another matter [see 1.5], outside the realm of science, because it's about creation of the non-physical parts, the parts that distinguish humans from animals ... our greatly enhanced soul (mind, will and emotion) ... our moral character ... and our connection to God.

Bible silent about this

If the big bang is the beginning of nature, then some intelligence outside of nature, and above nature, had to trigger the big bang, to start everything out of nothing, and to establish those predetermined laws of nuclear energy, physics and chemistry that enabled it happen with orderly precision.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Physical world

Genesis 1 and the scientific community are now in essential agreement about the beginning of our physical world, the world of atoms.

Genesis 2 is another matter [see 1.5], outside the realm of science, because it's about creation of the non-physical parts, the parts that distinguish humans from animals ... our greatly enhanced soul (mind, will and emotion) ... our moral character ... and our connection to God.

Unfolding plan
A REASON for Christian faith is that the Bible was right all along. Within the past 50 years, science and the Bible have come to agreement that the earth has NOT always existed but that it had a formless beginning from massive external power.
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