The contemporary church worldwide- the universal Body of Christ- has been deceived by the traditions of men in yet another area of doctrine. We have been ‘forced-fed’ and compelled to accept a most untenable position that the enemy of our souls has used in great measure for the last 150 years, since Darwin presented his bankrupt ‘theory’ of evolution based upon pseudo-natural selection. A great many professing Christians- especially teenagers and young adults lose what little ‘faith’ they had when the derisive indoctrination of public schools and especially colleges collectively belittle Biblical Christianity, and all those of us who know that the Bible is in fact the inerrant Word of GOD [in the original Greek and Hebrew autographs]. We are summarily labeled as intolerant, self-righteous, idiotic bigots for believing the truth; hence the persecution of true Christians is accelerating throughout the nations at a very alarming rate.
What is that deception? It is the false and clearly laughable teaching that the world as well as the entire universe are but 6,000 years old, dating from the Special Creation of the Genesis account of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden until the present. It is called the ‘Young Earth’ theory and is questionably riddled with massive holes. The geological record as well as a great many other archaeological relics conclusively show both multiple strata of fossil records dating unfathomable millennia, as well as prehistoric antediluvian edifices and preserved artifacts that clearly reveal a very old earth indeed.
Genesis 1:1, 2… ‘In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.’
What is NOT understood by far too many in Christendom is that the Bible does not teach that the universe was ‘created’ in six days. The six days described in Genesis are clearly literal 24 hour-days, since each is designated ‘evening and morning day 1… day 2’, etc. What the inerrant Holy Word of GOD does teach is that there was an initially perfect created universe (Genesis 1:1), while in Genesis 1:2 in the original Hebrew language it states that it ‘became a desolate waste’ … mistranslated as ‘the earth was without form and void.’ And yet Isaiah 45:18 says that YHVH GOD did not create the world ‘a desolate waste’.
Therefore it becomes clear that the account of the Genesis Record is a ‘re-creation‘ of a damaged universe, probably due to the fall of Lucifer and 1/3 of the angelic host- and their corrupting influence on pre-Adamic civilization(s).
British theologian G. H. Pember excelled in research and in the deep love of the Holy Scriptures, as revealed in all of his many writings. This is Dr. Pember’s greatest work, “Earth’s Earliest Ages” -though written 140 years ago, this critical work is remarkably contemporary in touching upon the world-wide apostasy that has ushered countless souls into eternal perdition. His general thesis and others as well that are eerily prescient- are carefully developed and corroborated in this outstanding book of 480 pages in 16 Chapters with 3 Appendices and 568 footnote references.
I will quote directly from the text in the first few chapters, and encourage all who love the truth, who love and honor the LORD Jesus Christ, and also love to feast upon His Holy Bible to acquire a copy of this excellent volume for personal comprehensive study. At the bottom of this post I will also list several additional essays from this website that are related to Dr. Pember’s exposition providing additional evidence from various sources.
PLEASE do obey the command of the Holy Spirit through His bondservant Paul who states:
2 Timothy 2:15… ‘Study to show thyself approved unto GOD, a worker that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.’