Some of us argue that there’s a time gap in the scripture. I’ll show you where. You can see it in red print below. There was something here and then turned into the dinosaur age, possibly by Satan and his co-workers. Then came the asteroid that ended it all. God found the earth dark, cold, formless and empty. The end result of Satan’s rule. God formed it all again, as HE had originally intended, and Satan’s monstrous predatory world, a world created by a psychotic mind, would be no more. But we do have skeletal remains to remind us of what can happen when The Evil One is allowed to alter the world to his liking.
I accept that Adam and Eve came along perhaps 6,000 years ago. That’s where God chose to begin the Biblical story. And when they sinned and were cast out of the Garden Adam was scared because of what he thought “those people out there” would do to them! God put a protective sign on their forehead. You’ll note the first child was seeded to Eve by Adam. It says he laid with her, they made love and produced Cain. Able came along, but we’re not told he was fathered by Adam! And then there’s a discussion about Seth and to understand that, you’d better see the article lower down this page
We have history of Asian and South Pacific Islander people 10,000 years ago, and we have cave drawings in Europe, Indus Valley and India more than 25,000 years ago and we find evidence of people in Africa living 50,000 and even 200,000 years ago! (References then >>>)
Earliest human migrations and expansions of archaic and modern humans across continents began 2 million years ago with the migration out …. The research also located the origin of modern humanmigration in south-western Africa, near the … Around 100,000-80,000 years ago, three main lines of Homo sapiens diverged.
[PDF]100000 to 11000 Years Ago – Princeton University Press
All modern humans are descended from populations of. Homo sapiens that lived in Africa c. 200,000 years ago. Around 60,000 years ago a small group of …)
>>>So, how does this make sense compared with men telling you all of that is a deception and God created it all just 5,000 years ago? Obviously it doesn’t square. Their foolish insistence only chases educated people out of Christian thought. They do a dys-service to Christendom.
Genesis 1 New International Version (NIV)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (the time gap is right here!)
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
This article is a newly completed study indicating credence for my viewpoint.
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Cast a 2-Year Shroud of Darkness Over Earth
Source: Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | August 23, 2017 03:31pm ET
The 2 minutes of darkness caused by the total solar eclipse earlier this week may seem momentous, but it’s nothing compared with the prolonged darkness that followed the dinosaur-killing asteroid that collided with Earth about 65.5 million years ago, a new study finds.
When the 6-mile-wide (10 kilometers) asteroid struck, Earth plunged into a darkness that lasted nearly two years, the researchers said.
This darkness was caused, in part, by tremendous amounts of soot that came from wildfires worldwide. Without sunlight, Earth’s plants couldn’t photosynthesize, and the planet drastically cooled. These two key factors likely toppled global food chains and contributed to the mass extinction at the end of the dinosaur age, known as the Mesozoic, according to the study. [Wipe Out: History’s Most Mysterious Extinctions]
The finding may help scientists understand why more than 75 percent of all species, including the non-avian dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex,and large marine reptiles, such as the plesiosaur, went extinct after the asteroid slammed into what is now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the researchers said.
When the space rock smashed into Earth, it probably triggered earthquakes, tsunamis and even volcanic eruptions, the researchers said. The asteroid hit with such force that it launched vaporized rock sky-high into the atmosphere. Up there, the vaporized rock would have condensed into small particles, called spherules.
When the spherules plunged back down to Earth, they collided with air molecules, causing friction and heating to temperatures hot enough to ignite fires around the world. In fact, a thin band of spherules can still be found in the geologic record, the researchers said.
Most large Mesozoic land animals died in the asteroid’s immediate aftermath, “but animals that lived in the oceans or those that could burrow underground or slip underwater temporarily could have survived,” the study’s lead researcher, Charles Bardeen, a project scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, said in a statement.
“Our study picks up the story after the initial effects — after the earthquakes and the tsunamis and the broiling,” Bardeen said. “We wanted to look at the long-term consequences of the amount of soot we think was created and what those consequences might have meant for the animals that were left.”
Earth without photosynthesis
Even though researchers found evidence for the asteroid in the late 1970s, there still isn’t “universal agreement” on how long Earth was shrouded in darkness after the space rock smacked into the planet, Bardeen told Live Science. [Doomsday: 9 Real Ways Earth Could End]
Bardeen and his colleagues used the most up-to-date estimates of the amount of fine soot in the geologic record — that is, 15,000 million tons. Then, they plugged that amount into the NCAR-based Community Earth System Model (CESM) — a modern chemistry-climate model that factors in components related to the atmosphere, land, ocean and sea ice. This model allowed the scientists to simulate the effect of soot in the years following the asteroid impact.
“Different studies have assumed various types of particles including dust, sulfates and soot,” Bardeen told Live Science in an email. “All of these particles can block enough sunlight to cool the surface, but only soot is so strongly absorbing that it is self-lofting, can heat the stratosphere and reduces sunlight at the surface light to very low levels.”
The new results show what a catastrophic effect the soot had on Earth.
“Our study shows it is dark enough to shut down photosynthesis for up to two years,” Bardeen said. “This would have a devastating effect, particularly in the ocean, since the ocean relies upon phytoplankton as a primary source of food and loss of this would be catastrophic to the entire food chain.”
Even if the soot levels had been one-third this estimated amount, photosynthesis would have still been blocked for an entire year, the researchers found.
Other catastrophic effects
In addition to stopping photosynthesis, this worldwide cloud of soot would have prevented much of the sun’s heat from reaching Earth. After three years following the crash, the land and oceans would have cooled by as much as 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) and 20 degrees F (11 degrees C), respectively, the researchers found. [Crash! 10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth]
In contrast, the upper atmosphere, known as the stratosphere, would have warmed because that’s where the soot floated around, absorbing the sun’s heat. These roasting temperatures would have depleted the ozone, and also allowed for vast quantities of water vapor to hover in the stratosphere. When this water vapor chemically reacted in the stratosphere, it would have created hydrogen compounds that led to further ozone destruction, according to the researchers.
As the ozone disappeared and the soot cleared, damaging doses of ultraviolet light reached Earth, harming life there, the researchers said.
When the stratosphere eventually cooled down, the water vapor there condensed and began raining, abruptly washing away the soot, Bardeen said. As some soot left, the air there cooled, which in turn led the water vapor to condense into ice particles, which washed away more soot.
Once this cooling cycle repeated enough times, the thinning soot layer vanished within months, the researchers found.
Bardeen credited his friend Betty Pierazzo, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, a nonprofit headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with securing funding from NASA for an earlier study that enabled and inspired this study. Unfortunately, Pierazzo died before research on the end-Cretaceous asteroid got underway.
Bardeen also noted several limitations, including that the model is based on a modern Earth, and that at the end of the Cretaceous period Earth’s continents were in different locations and the planet also had different atmospheric properties, such as different concentrations of gases.
The study was published online Monday (Aug. 21) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Was Cain or Seth Adam’s Firstborn Son?
Casual of Bible students are aware that the first son born to Adam and Eve is Cain. After noting that God banished the first couple from the garden of Eden following their sin, Genesis 4:1 indicates, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, ‘I have acquired a man from the Lord.’” The births of Abel and Seth are also mentioned in Genesis 4 (though the amount of time that lapses is unknown).
One thing that Genesis 4 clearly teaches: Seth was born sometime after Cain and Abel. After Seth’s birth, Adam stated: “God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed” (4:25). Clearly, Cain had already murdered Abel by the time Seth was born.
In Genesis 5, however, in “the book of the genealogy of Adam” (from Adam to the patriarch Noah), Seth, not Cain, is listed as Adam’s son. According to University of Houston Bible Professor Steven Dimattei, Genesis 5:3-4 “clearly implies that Seth was the first born” (2013). Allegedly, in Genesis 5, “the genealogical list is enumerated from father to son; there is no mention of the female, and each son is depicted as the first son, who then further fathers a son…. [I]n this author’s genealogy there is no mention of Cain and Abel,” rather “Seth, like Enosh Kenan, Mahalalel, etc., is presented as the first son” (Dimattei, 2013).
As with so many “Bible discrepancies,” Dr. Dimattei’s assertion that there is “tension” between the fourth and fifth chapters of Genesis is based solely on the assumption that the sons listed in Genesis 5 were all firstborn sons.
The text never explicitly states, nor does it imply, that the sons listed were the “firstborn” of their fathers. One would think the first obvious clue that Genesis 5 is not implying the births of firstborn sons would be that only four verses before noting “Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son…and named him Seth.” (5:3),
The text mentions two of Seth’s older brothers (Genesis 4:25). What’s more, when Genesis 5 indicates that “Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh” (vs. 6), or that “Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan” (vs. 9), etc., there is nothing in the text that proves these were firstborn sons. They may have been, but they may not have been.
Interestingly, not only is the first son mentioned in Genesis 5 clearly not a firstborn son (5:3), the chapter concludes by mentioning that “Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth” (5:32), yet Shem apparently was not Noah’s firstborn, though he is listed first (cf. Genesis 7:6; 8:13; 11:10). Nor is the text implying that Noah’s sons were triplets, anymore than Genesis 11:26 implies that Abraham was a triplet (cf. Genesis 11:32; 12:4; Acts 7:4; see Lyons 2004).
The emphasis in Genesis 5 is on those who would “call on the name of the Lord” (4:26), including Enoch, who “walked with God” (5:22,24), and Noah, who was a “preacher of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5) during a time when “the wickedness of man was great in the earth” (Genesis 6:5). Concurrently, Genesis 5 also emphasizes the Messianic lineage from Adam through Shem. [NOTE: Interestingly, many prominent sons in the genealogy of Jesus were not firstborn sons (e.g., Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, etc.).]
While some may see “tension” between Genesis 4 and 5, and while others may see a “clear contradiction” between the two chapters, when we carefully consider the biblical text, its truthfulness is clearly seen: (1) Cain and Abel were older brothers of Seth, and (2) the sons listed in Genesis 5 were not necessarily firstborn sons. Bible students must be careful making assumptions about the text.
Dimattei, Steven (2013), “#7. Who is Adam’s first son: Cain or Seth? (Genesis 4:1 vs Gen 5:3),”Contradictions in the Bible, January 7, http://contradictionsinthebible.com/who-is-adam-first-son/.
Lyons, Eric (2004), “How Old was Terah when Abraham was Born?” http://www.apologeticspress.org/AllegedDiscrepancies.aspx?article=758.
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