Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“Earth’s Earliest Ages” Book Review

George Hawkins Pember's 'Magnum Opus'- More Relevant Now Than Ever!

George Hawkins Pember’s ‘Magnum Opus’- More Relevant Now Than Ever!

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 and a great many other archaeological relics conclusively show both multiple strata of fossil records dating unfathomable millennia, as well as prehistoric antediluvian and even pre-Adamic 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).

Over 300 Prehistoric 'Digs' Prove the former existence of Giants (see Genesis 6)

Over 300 Prehistoric ‘Digs’ Prove the former existence of Giants (see Genesis 6)

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.

Note-

Note- “And Also After…”

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.’

He masquerades to further deceive... To kill, steal, and destroy!

He masquerades to further deceive… To kill, steal, and destroy!

Soldier of the Word and Prayer

Soldier of the Word and Prayer

Citation quotes as follows-

From the back cover: “As far back as the beginning of time and within every major culture of the ancient world, the astonishingly consistent story is told of ‘gods’ who descended from heaven and materialized bodies of flesh.  From Rome to Greece- and before that- to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer- the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings known to the Hebrews as “Watchers” and in the book of Genesis as the b’nai ha Elohim (“sons of GOD”) mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as “Nephilim”.

When English theologian George Hawkins Pember, in his 1876 masterpiece, Earth’s Earliest Ages, analyzed the prophecy of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 that says the end times would be a repeat of ‘the days of Noah”, he concluded the final and most fearful sign heralding the LORD’s Second Coming would be the return of the Nephilim, “the appearance upon earth of beings from the Principality of the Air, and their unlawful intercourse with the human race.”

Another of Many...

Another of Many…

Jesus Himself, in answering His disciples concerning the signs of His coming and of the end of the world [system], verified it would be “as the days of Noah” were (Matthew 24:37).  The implication is, just as it was before the Flood when the spirits of Nephilim were powerful upon earth (Genesis 6:4), mankind would experience an end-times renaissance of the influence of these entities.  Does a curious verse in the book of Daniel validate Pember’s thesis?  Speaking of the last days of human government, Daniel said: “They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay” (Daniel 2:43).

While Daniel does not explain who “they” that “mingle themselves with the seed of men” are, the personal pronoun “they” raises questions over what (or who) in the end times ‘mingle with the seed of men’?  Who are these non-seed?  It staggers the mind to contemplate how the same phenomenon that occurred in Genesis 6, where nonhuman species or “non-seed” mingled with human seed and produced Nephilim could happen again in the end times.  Yet when this verse from Daniel is coupled with Genesis 3:15, which says, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning “offspring”, “descendants”, or “children”] and her seed”, an incredible tenet emerges- that satan has seed, that it is at enmity with Christ, and that it is set to return in these last days!”

Youtube videos re. Giants, Geoglyphs & Monoliths are numerous.

Youtube videos re. Giants, Geoglyphs & Monoliths are numerous.

Preface pg. viii… “In the latter half of the volume, it became necessary to investigate Spiritualism, because that strange movement was deemed to be an incipient revival of the last and greatest cause of corruption in the days of Noah… Spiritualism itself had highly developed [past 200 years], and two other waves of kindred thought, Theosophy and Buddhism, had followed it.”

pg. xi… “We would again urge attention to the solution of Geological difficulties connected with the Bible which is advocated in this volume. Critical care in translating the original [Bible languages-Hebrew and Greek] is all that is needed for its support; and while it absolutely disables the attacks of Geology upon the Book of Genesis, it casts no discredit upon the science itself. For, when rightly understood, the Bible is found to have left an interval of undefined magnitude between creation and the Post-tertiary period, and men may bridge it as they can with discoveries without fear of impugning the revelations of GOD [the Gap Theory of eons].”

Fossil Record & Recovered Artifacts- Solid Evidence.

Fossil Record & Recovered Artifacts- Solid Evidence.

pg. 20… “Hence it may be that a great part, or perhaps, the whole host of innumerable [stars] and planets which make up the universe, flashed into being simultaneously at His Will, and in a moment, illumined the black realm of space with their many-hued glories.  The first verse in Genesis is not a summary of what follows, but a record of the first of a series of events. The heaven mention in the first verse of Genesis is the Starry heaven, not the firmament immediately surrounding our earth: and since its history is not further unfolded, it may for aught we know, have remained, developing perhaps, but without violent change from the time of its creation until now.

Not so however, the earth- as the next verse goes on to show: v2 ‘And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.’… The words translated, “And the world was without form and void” when rightly understood, describe a catastrophe which befell the earth some time after its creation… Fuerst gives “ruin” or “desolation”, as the proper meaning of the noun rendered “without form”. The second word signifies “emptiness”… Now these words are found together only in two other passages, in both of which they are clearly used to express the ruin caused by an outpouring of the wrath of GOD.”

“And the earth became a desolate waste, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”

pg. 22… “We see therefore that the Hebrew word tohu signifies “desolation” or “that which is desolate”; and bohu “emptiness”, or “that which is empty,” probably with reference to the absence of all life… And again, the verb translated “was” is occasionally used with a simple accusative in the sense of “to be made,” or “to become.”

pg. 23… “But if any further evidence be needed to prove that our verse does not describe a chaotic mass which GOD first created and afterward fashioned into shape, we have a direct and positive assertion to that effect in Isaiah 45:18, for we are there told that GOD did not create the earth a tohu. This word therefore, whatever meaning be assigned to it, cannot at least be descriptive of the earliest condition of earth. But our translators have obscured the fact by rendering tohu “in vain”: they can hardly have compared the passages in which it occurs, or they would surely have seen the propriety of translating it in Isaiah’s manifest reference to creation by the same word as in Genesis.

There is therefore ample space between the first and second verses of Genesis for all the geological ages, which are not however, alluded to in Scripture.

It is thus clear that the second verse of Genesis describes the earth as a ruin; but there is no hint of the time which elapsed between creation and this ruin.  Age after age have rolled away, and it was probably during their course that the strata of the earth’s crust were gradually developed. Hence we see that geological attacks upon the Scriptures are altogether wide of the mark, as a mere beating of the air.  There is room for any length of time between the first and second verses of the Bible.”

That's A Thigh Bone Folks!

That’s A Thigh Bone Folks!

pg 24… “The whole process took place in pre-adamic times, in connection perhaps with another [or other] race of beings, and consequently does not at present concern us… Knowledge in this life is a gift fraught with peril: for our great task here is to learn the lesson of absolute dependence upon GOD and entire submission to His Will… But knowledge, unless it be accompanied by a mighty outpouring of grace, causes undue elation.  It was the vision of knowledge which filled the breast of our first parent with impious aspirations, and made her listen to the Tempter when he bade her hope to be as GOD. And it is an ominous fact that, after the fall, the first inventors of the arts and sciences were the descendants, not of believing Seth, but of the deist and murderer Cain.”

The Jealous Murderer Cain- Abel's Blood Still Cries Out...

The Jealous Murderer Cain- Abel’s Blood Still Cries Out…

pg. 25… “So in our own days the leaders of science are too often the leaders of infidelity, the despisers of GOD and of prayer. Except by special grace, man seems incapable of bearing the slightest weight of power upon his shoulders without losing his balance…. GOD does not forbid us to search so far as we can into the laws of His universe… For the present He would have us rather attentive to the moral renovation of ourselves and our fellow-creatures: but after a short season He will open vast stores of His Wisdom to those who love and trust Him, and delight their souls with the secrets of His creative power.”

pg. 27Sin was the cause of the pre-adamic destruction

“We see then, that GOD created the heavens and the earth perfect and beautiful in their beginning, and that at some subsequent period, how remote we cannot tell, the earth passed into a state of utter desolation, and was void of all life.  Not merely had its fruitful places become a wilderness, and all its cities been broken down; but the very light of its sun had been withdrawn; all the moisture to its atmosphere had sunk upon its surface; and the vast deep, to which GOD has set bounds that are never transgressed save when wrath has gone forth from Him, had burst those limits; so that the ruined planet, covered above its very mountain tops with the black floods of destruction, was rolling through space in a horror of great darkness.

The Book of Enoch was quoted by numerous OT/NT writers…

But what could have occasioned so terrific a catastrophe?  Wherefore had GOD thus destroyed the work of His hands? If we draw any inference from the history of our own race, sin must have been the cause of this hideous ruin: sin too, which would seem to have been patiently borne with through long ages, until at length its cry increased to Heaven, and brought down utter destruction.”

pg. 28 “The fossil remains indicate pre-adamic ages of sin: for they may be proved to be the relics, not of the 6 days, but of far earlier creations. For as the fossil remains clearly show, not only were disease and death- inseparable companions of Sin- then prevalent among the living creatures of the earth, but even ferocity and slaughter.”

The Watchers of Genesis 6- Saw The Beautiful Daughters of Mankind With Desire

The Watchers of Genesis 6- Saw The Beautiful Daughters of Mankind With Desire

pg. 62… “Now if we remember that according to Bible teaching the heathen gods were really evil angels and demons who inspired oracles and received worship, we shall easily understand that the golden age of which ancient bards so rapturously sang was no reminiscence of Paradise, but of the times of that former world when satan’s power was still intact… [And] may not these demons be the spirits of those who trod this earth in the flesh before the ruin described in the 2nd verse of Genesis, and who at the time of that great destruction, were disembodied by GOD, and left still under the power, and ultimately to share the fate, of the leader in whose sin they acquiesced?

Certainly one oft recorded fact (Matthew 8:31) seems to confirm such a theory: for we read that the demons are continually seizing upon the bodies of men, and endeavouring to use them as their own. And may not this propensity indicate wearisome lack of ease, a wandering unrest, arising from a sense of incompleteness; a longing to escape the intolerable condition of being unclothed- for which they were not created”…

pg. 74The Six Days were not ages, but literal days of twenty-four hours

… “whenever a numeral is connected with it, the meaning is at once restricted thereby, and it can only be used in its literal acceptation of the time which the earth takes to make one revolution upon its axis.  It is therefore clear that we must understand the Six Days to be six periods of twenty-four hours each. But still further; these days are mentioned as comprising an evening and a morning, as being made of day and night. Here then is another warning against the figurative interpretation”…

… “Now the justice of these remarks cannot be denied, and the lesson to be learnt from them is this: that if believers would but keep to the plain statements of the Bible, there would be very little for infidels to cavil at; but that as soon as they begin to form theories, and twist revelation into agreement with them, they expose themselves- and still worse, the Scriptures to ridicule”….

Digs Throughout the Middle East, Russia, and South America Confirm Reality

Digs Throughout the Middle East, Russia, and South America Confirm Reality

pg. 82… “Thus the crust of our earth appears to be a vast mound which GOD has heaped over the remains of many creations.  And Geology shows us that the creatures of these ancient worlds either perished by painful disease and mutual destruction, or were overwhelmed in an instant by the most terrific convulsions of nature.”…

pg. 101… “Thus the man and the woman were created on the same day… Nothing was wanting to complete their joy save the certainty that it would be lasting; and on this point they probably felt no fear. For what suspicion had they of the power of evil: how could they read in all that surrounded them the destruction of mightier creations? They knew not the secrets of the ground on which they trod: they rejoiced in the flowery verdure, and saw not the ruins of world beneath world reaching far into the bowels of the earth.  They dreamt not that the blue sea was rippling over a vast prison-house of sin; that the very atmosphere above them was swarming with fallen angels and the disembodied spirits of those who had rebelled against the Most High.

And they too, were destined to be overcome of evil; they were soon to experience the meaning of that awful word, death, which the lips of their Creator had uttered; to feel the terrors of His wrath, the desolation of ruin and the horrors of corruption…

And through and out of all this they should be saved by a power not their own: benighted, helpless, distraught, not knowing whither to turn, they should be led by the hand of Another: their sin, which they would be utterly unable to expiate, should be punished in the person of a Substitute, the only begotten Son of their loving Creator should die in their stead.  Thus should they be taught the absolute dependence of the creature upon the love and power of the Almighty GOD.”…

Jesus Makes All Things New

I Peter 3:18… “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to GOD, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit…”

Searching Throughout the Fallen World For His Own

Searching Throughout the Fallen World For His Own

Philippians 2:5-11… “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, being in the form of GOD, did not consider it robbery to be equal with GOD, but made Him of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  

Therefore GOD also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of GOD the Father.

pg. 158… [Of those who reject the truth it says] “We see it beginning in a sensuous life that involves the loss of GOD-consciousness, and of all fear of breaking the Divine laws: we trace it as it goes on to make present circumstances as comfortable and as [self] indulgent as possible, substituting arts, sciences, and intellectual pursuits for spiritual aspirations, and with the aid of diverse amusements and pleasures, banishing thought by excitement: and at last we find it ending in a thorough concentration upon self, and a hardened defiance of GOD.”…

Please Note: Although this well made video has very valuable and accurate information, the conclusions of extraterrestrial involvement are grossly incorrect.  The deception of the fallen ones is to further convince the world that the Biblical account is myth, and that via ‘panspermia’ the human race was ‘seeded’ from an ancient alien race of beings.  You know… “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Please see the link to clear and compelling evidence of the coming ‘Grand Delusion’ below in the book review titled “Exo-Vaticana”.

pg. 190… “Thus the closing scenes of this present age will be a reproduction of the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39): the same intense worldliness, and at last positive inability to care for the things of GOD, which was displayed by the antediluvians, will also be characteristic of our world when Christ begins the judgments that will quickly culminate in His Glorious Appearing.”… [end of citations-sg]

John 17- The Greatest Prayer In The History Of The Universe!

John 17- The Greatest Prayer In The History Of The Universe!

Related posts of additional evidence:

Search This Blog For His Vision Titled

Search This Blog For His Vision Titled “Who Cares?”

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); as well as the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book’s Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

Kingdom Blessings to all who love the Father; worship, honor, and obey the LORD Jesus Christ; and strive to live under the anointing of and submission to the Holy Spirit of YHVH- In Jesus’ Holy Name, AMEN!

“Cannot Keep You- (Who Is Like The LORD?)” -Gungor

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