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The Origin of the Universe, the Earth and of Life on Earth

by Sandor Balog  
8/23/2011 / Bible Studies

1. Throughout human history many thoughtful men have asked themselves the question: how did the universe, the earth and life on earth come into being? Many explanations and theories have been suggested that either completely contradict one another or contradict the word of the Bible. What, therefore, is the true explanation?

This study attempts to provide an answer to this question starting from the premise that every single word of the Bible is true.

2. According to Verse1, Chapter 1 of the book of Genesis, " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." This means that God brought into existence the earth and the void around it. The matter needed to create and shape the Earth was available to God. According to scientists, the piece of rock, about 6 cm long, that the crew of Apollo 15 brought back from the moon on August 7th 1971, is about 4.5 billion years old. From this they concluded that the moon is about the same age. This, however, seems to contradict the story of Creation as related by the Bible. According to the Bible, the Moon, the Sun and the other heavenly bodies have been in existence in their present form for 20,000 [twenty thousand] plus "n" years (two periods each lasting seven thousand years /the fourth and fifth days of Creation or rather periods/ as well as the time that has elapsed from the sixth day of creation, which is six thousand minus "n", where "n"= the time in years that will elapse from the year 2010 until the time of Armageddon, which we have no way of knowing). If, however, we accept that the Moon originates from the same original clump of material as the Earth, then we can resolve this apparent contradiction. The age of the Sun, the Moon and the stars, in other words the age of all the other heavenly bodies is some 4.5 [four point five] billion years. These also come from the same original clump of material. God created the universe from one and the same clump of material, thus the material from which the Earth and the other heavenly bodies are made has the same age. In the following, we shall see that if we examine the sequence of the Creation, God began to make the Earth, with respect to the year 2010, 41,000 (forty-one thousand) minus "n" years ago; the Sun, Moon and stars, however, were made from the original clump of material immediately after the Deluge, which came to an end 21,661 [twenty-one thousand six hundred and sixty-one] minus "n" years and 9 [nine] months ago (taking care to include the nine nine-month gestation periods/ Seth, Enos, ... Noah a total of 81 [eighty-one] months, i. e. 6 [six] years and 9 [nine] months/ in our calculation. This figure of 21,661 results from the following, always considering minus "n": 6,000 [six thousand] years of the sixth day of Creation (equal to the time that has passed of the fifth period of Creation till our days, plus 7,000 [seven thousand] years, another 7,000 [seven thousand] years being the fourth day of Creation and 1661 [one thousand six hundred and sixty-one] years and 9 [nine] months, from the formation of Adam till the Deluge) following the end of the second day of Creation and at the beginning of the third day of Creation, i. e. at the beginning of the fourth period of Creation, and they were placed in the firmament, in other words in the universe, and with reference to the Earth. This "placing in the firmament" included the placing of all the heavenly bodies in their respective orbits, their setting in motion and the creation of the force of gravity. All this will become apparent when we later examine the verses of the book of Creation (Genesis). (If we start with the premise that "every word in the Bible is true", then we will also receive an answer to the question of whether the number of heavenly bodies is infinite. The number of heavenly bodies seems impossible to count but nevertheless it is a finite number. The emphasis here is on the word "seems". In the book of Psalms, 147:4, we find the following: "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names." (KJV)

3. Let us start with the following basic assumptions: Making of things and bodies was done using physical materials. An example of this is the making of the heavenly bodies. But in the creation, physical materials were not used. An example of this is the creation of Adam and Eve. Not the "making" from dust on the ground of man, in other words from physical materials, but instead the creation of the second human couple using the DNA of the first human couple. In the light of modern scientific discoveries, and for the sake of clarity, we can call this process cloning.

4. When did the first day of Creation begin? In the following we shall see that it is useful to treat the days of Creation mentioned in the Bible Creation story, in other words the mornings and evenings, and the periods of Creation separately. If we do not consider the initial creative process "at the beginning", when God probably in the form of electric energy, which provided not only light but also heat made Planet Earth, created light and separated it from darkness and called the light day and the darkness night, to be a day of Creation, then the situation is the following:

5. The first day of Creation began in the morning. On this day God made the Earth with the clump of material at his disposal and in complete darkness. God then created light and separated it from darkness.
On the second day of Creation, which also began in the morning, God divided the waters from the waters, in other words brought into existence the atmosphere that surrounds the Earth and which separates it from space.
On the third day of Creation God made the dry land and the sea then the grass and fruit trees.
On the fourth day of Creation God made the Sun, the Moon and the stars and placed them in their positions in space with respect to the Earth. Since God said that these should divide day from night, we can conclude from this that until then they had not divided day from night but this had been done presumably by means of electricity. Before He created the Sun, God "switched the light on and off" at 12-hourly intervals. God also said in Genesis 1:14 with reference to these heavenly bodies: "they must serve as signs and for seasons and for days and years." From this we can conclude that man must have already existed at that time since all this was intended to serve man animals and plants, then as now, did not need to mark the passage of time.
On the fifth day of Creation God created the large aquatic animals, probably aquatic mammals, "and all that creeps, having a living soul, which swarmed the waters" (LITV) (the Bible doesn't say anything about fish). On this same day of Creation God also created the birds.

On the sixth day of Creation God created the "domestic animals and moving animals and wild beasts of the Earth", in all probability using the DNA of the animals of the fields and birds that (as we shall see later) he had made during the second period of Creation and had presented to man that he might name them. Then came the creation of man. The creation of the first man and woman happened simultaneously, presumably using the DNA of the first human couple, Adam and Eve. This day of Creation also came to an end at the start of the morning.

6. We have now arrived at the morning of the seventh day of Creation. This, however, contradicts the account found in the Bible, since there the story comes to an end with the morning of the sixth day. This can only mean that the making of the Earth and the creation of light and its separation from darkness must have happened at the beginning, in other words on "day zero". "Day zero" came to an end at the start of the evening. The first day of the Creation began on the following morning. We must, therefore, consider "day zero" as the first period of the Creation. If, with this in mind, we again examine the biblical account of the Creation, we must conclude that everything happened one day earlier. The Bible itself proclaims in the Ten Commandments: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is". Our theory agrees with this assertion if we consider "day (period) zero", which began in the morning at the "beginning" and came to an end at the start of the morning of the first day, as a day of the Creation, to be precise-the first day. In the light of this the account of the Creation finishes on the morning of the sixth day "also makes sense". (We are talking here about something completely "new"! Until now the question has not even been raised publicly of how the account of the creation could end on the morning of the sixth day, since this would mean that God created the world in five days. Has this been clearly understood by everybody until now?

7. Two conditions have to be satisfied simultaneously if this theory is to hold good. The first is that the Creation took six [6] days as mentioned in the Ten Commandments. The second condition is that the account of the Creation should finish on the morning of the sixth (6th) day. Both conditions are satisfied if we consider "day (period) zero" to be the first day, so from the morning of "day zero" (in the beginning) to the morning of the sixth (6th) day we have the six (6) days (periods) of the Creation and at the same time we reach the end of the account of the Creation, in other words the morning of the sixth (6th) day of Creation.
8. There were or are six days of Creation. The seventh day has not arrived yet. God "rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made." (LITV). The book of Genesis gives a preliminary account of the seventh day as the sixth day that had already begun when, in Genesis, chapter 2, verse 1, it says: " Thus the heavens and the earth and all their army came to their completion." The word "perfection" is a more faithful translation of the original Bible text than "completion." We are now living through the sixth day of this bringing to perfection. Starting from the creation of "the second men" until the present day, in 2010, 6,035 [six thousand and thirty-five] years have gone by. We are waiting for the 6,000 (six thousand) years to elapse from the sixth day of Creation, which will be followed by the battle of Armageddon (Book of Revelation, chapters 15 and 16) and the kingdom of Jesus that will last for 1,000 (a thousand) years. Only after the battle of Armageddon and the Last Judgment will we know how many years before the end of the fifth day of Creation did God create Adam and Eve, using the DNA of the first human couple. To the 35 years we will have to add the number of years that will have elapsed counting from today until the first day of the battle of Armageddon.
9. The book of Genesis also contains another account of the Creation. Many scholars consider this to be a parallel account that provides more details about the Creation. In my opinion, this view is wrong! This other account contains completely new facts and fits into a comprehensive account of the creation. The second account begins in Genesis chapter 2, verse 4 and concludes in chapter 4, verse 26. Let us look at chapter 2, verse 5: "Now there was as yet no bush of the field found in the earth and no vegetation of the field was as yet sprouting, because Jehovah God had not made it rain upon the earth and there was no man to cultivate the ground."
This means that the description following this relates to the events of the second day of the Creation (including "day zero"). In the book of Genesis chapter 1, verse 10, it says: "And God began calling the dry land Earth, but the bringing together of the waters he called Seas. Further, God saw that it was good." We are thus talking about the second day of the Creation before God said "Let the earth cause grass to shoot forth, vegetation bearing seed, fruit trees yielding fruit according to their kinds, the seed of which is in it, upon the earth." (Genesis, chapter 1, verse 12). It was then that God made man out of dust from the ground, in other words from the materials of the earth and then breathed life into him. He then placed man in a garden. This garden was situated in the eastern part of an area called Eden (this area/region can be found/ is situated in the southern, coastal region of modern Turkey). According to the Bible, the garden contained only trees. At this time, there was no vegetation at all in the other parts of the Earth. The garden contained the tree of eternal life and also the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We do not know how God marked these two trees so that man might know them. Probably, only the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was visible to man and only after eating the fruit of this tree was he able to see the tree of eternal life. God did not actually forbid man from eating from the tree of eternal life, His prohibition only related to the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God saw that man was unhappy alone. He created all the beasts of the fields and the birds of the air, including the snake, which at that time still had legs, it was only after the Temptation that God cursed it by forcing it henceforth to crawl on its belly. These animals were the prototypes of the animals that God created during the later days of the Creation. These include the mammoths and dinosaurs and similar singular terrestrial animals whose bones and giant eggs have been found in recent times, or even, as in the ice of Siberia, perfectly preserved specimens. Aquatic animals cannot have been among these prototypes because they would have survived the Deluge. This, however, is impossible because God is just. After this God brought the animals to man that he might give them a name.
At this point God did not want to see into the future. He only allows us a momentary glimpse into the process of the Creation. We can see this in the words of Genesis chapter 2, verse 20: " but for man there was found no helper as a complement of him."
This verse reveals that God, at this stage of the Creation, was only experimenting with man, just as He was with the animals. Let us not forget that in this part of the account of the Creation, there is no question of a systematic process of creation. This is alluded to in the expression used in Genesis: "every wild beast of the earth and to every flying creature of the heavens". To create woman God used one of man's ribs.
Although, the Hungarian Gaspar Karoli Bible version includes, in 1Gen 3:8, "And they heard the word of Lord God who walked in the garden at cool sunset;" suggests that the sun was going down, still it can only be attributable to Karoli's "explanatory" translation, as, in the original text, the expression "in the cool part of the day" is included instead of the expression "at cool sunset". Accordingly, the sun as a celestial body did not yet exist at that time.
God and man spoke to one another. Their conversation was simple but, nevertheless, in order for this to happen man must have possessed a certain intelligence and power of speech. In order to name the beasts of the earth and the birds he needed a vocabulary. We do not know what language God and man used to speak to one another. All we know is that Moses had written his five books in Hebrew by about 1513 BC. Since, however, Moses was born on the sixth day of creation, it was only then that God revealed his name, as we see in Exodus chapter 6, verse 3: "And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them." Eve knew God's original name and used it to address God, the Hebrew word "Yahweh" (Jehovah) is a later equivalent of this original word. In written form in Greek it is called a tetragram [JHVH], because it consists of four letters. Let us look at Genesis chapter 4, verse 1: "Now Adam had intercourse with Eve his wife and she became pregnant. In time she gave birth to Cain and said: "I have produced a man with the aid of Jehovah.""(In the original text here the tetragram [JHWH] appears.) In the light of the above, Eve must have called God by name, but not using the word "Yahweh" or "Jehovah" because Eve spoke a language that was not Hebrew. In this other language, God's name "Jehovah" or "Yahweh" means "Creator". After the Fall, which was probably the discovery by man of his sexuality, God drove man from Paradise. God made "long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them." By the time of their expulsion from Paradise God had already created all the "vegetation bearing seed", in other words cereals and fruit trees, similar to those in the Garden of Eden, but they also took the animals with them, otherwise Abel would not have possessed his herd of sheep. There was presumably, therefore, corn for making bread, fruit, milk, dairy products and eggs as food. They were also able to make clothes for themselves using the skins of dead animals. At that time they were not allowed to eat meat. It was only after the Deluge that God allowed man to eat any animal, including fish, the creation of which happened at the time of the Deluge. Since the vegetation, including fruit trees, was inedible for a time because of the effects of the Deluge and since in the Ark there were only a limited number of terrestrial animals and birds at their disposal, the only source of food for Noah and his family was fish. As soon as the terrestrial animals and birds began to multiply, Noah and his family were able to take advantage of the permission received from God allowing them to eat meat.

10. In order to bring the findings of geologists and paleontologists into some sort of agreement with the Bible, there is a so-called "Gap Theory", which postulates that a huge amount of time, as much as several million years, must have elapsed between verses 1 and 2 in chapter 1 of Genesis. This essay is meant to prove that no such gap exists.
11. In the light of what we know from geology, archaeology, history and of course the Bible, let us now examine the question of when the Deluge happened and whether or not it covered the whole earth.
One of Noah's descendants was given the name Peleg, which means "division/ dividing up", because just before or at the time of his birth the Earth was divided up. This happened exactly 104 [one hundred and four] years after the Deluge, since the begetting of Shem's next 4 [four] direct descendants took altogether 101 [one hundred and one] years, but we also must include the time when these descendants were being carried by their mothers, in other words four times nine months, which is an extra 3 [three] years. This division of the Earth must refer to the dividing up of the small area of dry land, which at that time was continuous and round, similar in shape to the skullcap of a bishop, together with the people and the various animals that were then inhabiting it. At that time, the kangaroo and the duck-billed platypus were already in existence, which today are only found in Australia. How could they have got there otherwise? The separation of the continents can be modeled from their present shape. This is why, the fossils of shellfish, butterflies, snails, fish (God created the fish at the time of the Deluge) and large and small mammals are found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon a few meters above the surface of the Colorado River. The terrestrial animals and birds already existed and began to multiply at the time of the creation and bringing to life of the first man. They were destroyed by the Deluge and over time their remains were covered by the different strata of the Earth. According to the Bible, the Deluge covered the world. This means that all the dry land, which makes up 29.2% of the Earth's surface, was completely covered by water. After the Deluge, Noah allowed the animals to leave the Ark and they began to multiply. When, at the time of Noah's descendant Peleg, the land began to split up and the different continents to move apart, the people and animals on them began to be separated from one another. The Bible makes special mention of the peoples living on islands. The continents that were now drifting apart from one another were filled with the remains of animals buried in the strata of the Earth, including those of mammoths and dinosaurs, and the remains of the animals that perished during the Deluge and were populated by the people and plants living on them as well as by the progeny of the animals that had been rescued by Noah and taken to the Ark. The remains of the animals that were killed by the Deluge also drifted with the continents, being, so to speak, "exported" to other parts of the globe. Since the separation of the continents began shortly, at most 104 [one hundred and four] years, after the Deluge, the ancient inhabitants of America, the black-skinned inhabitants of the Tropics and the yellow-skinned peoples of Asia did not have to migrate to their homes. They were simply "transported" there by the drifting continents, as if they had traveled on a huge ice floe. The only difference being that as the continents drifted apart they did not break off from the Earth's outer core.
The separation of the continents probably coincided with the events at Babel when God transformed the single language spoken by all the inhabitants of the Earth into different languages and scattered them all around the world. In the words of Genesis, 10:5: "From these the population of the isles of the nations was spread about in their lands,". This can only mean that during the dividing up of the Earth, islands formed, indeed "the population of the isles" lived on them! (The near descendants of Japheth, who was one of Noah's three sons.)
12. At the start of this essay I stated that the heavenly bodies, with the exception of the Earth, were made by God after the Deluge, some 27,000 years ago at the boundary between the second and third Creation periods. To these 27,000 years must be added the time that elapsed between the creation and bringing to life of man at the start of the second day of the Creation (the third period of the Creation) and the end of the Deluge, in other words the end of the second period of the Creation, which we can put at between 6,000 and 7,000 years. Humanity is thus approximately between 33,000 and 34,000 years old. If we follow the line of descent of Noah's three sons in the biblical account, we see that the peoples originating from the three different branches spoke different languages. The episode of the Tower of Babel occurred during the time of Nimrod, since he built Babylon (Babel). Nimrod is only mentioned incidentally. His name is not mentioned on the list of male descendants that also mentions their ages. He was the grandson of Ham and it was he who began to build the Tower of Babel. At that time, all the people on Earth spoke the same language. God confused this language and scattered humanity all over the world. This could only have been at the time of Peleg's birth, since it was only after the beginning of the separation of the continents, which until then had been joined together, that people could be scattered all around the world. Without this splitting up of the dry land the word "scattered" makes no sense. In the most remote parts of the world there are still today legends connected to the Deluge (EPIC OF GILGAMESH!). The people who "traveled" on the drifting continents took this story with them to these far distant places. The time when the first men appeared in different continents and their 33-34,000 year history provide an explanation for the origin of the cave paintings that, according to scientists, were made 20-30,000 years ago. Let us return for a moment to the time when the Tower of Babel was built. Until then, the whole of humanity had spoken the same language. God then confused this language so that people couldn't understand each other. This happened after the Deluge, at the time of the birth of Peleg, who was descended from Shem, in other words at the time of the separation of the continents. This ancient language could not have been Hebrew because this was only one of the languages that came into existence after God's intervention at the Tower of Babel. In all probability, this ancient language was Akkadian, Aramaic or Sumerian. The names of the people who originated from the First and Second Creation and who appear in the Hebrew Bible all mean something and can be translated into different languages. Jehovah, the name used for God, is such a name. In the light of this, we are justified in supposing that originally they had the same meaning in another language as they had in Hebrew and were thus translated from this other language into Hebrew.
13. The theory put forward in this essay does not try to explain scientific estimates that put the age of fossil remains that have been found at several hundred thousand years. The radiocarbon dating of organic materials is based on the misconception that conditions on the Earth and in its atmosphere have never varied from what they are now.
14. Life adapted to present-day conditions began on Earth after the boundary dividing the second Creation period from the third, in other words, immediately after the Deluge. God launched the Earth in its orbit and made it rotate around its own axis. This rotation was one of the causes of the splitting up of the dry land into continents. It is conceivable that God gradually increased the speed of rotation of the Earth until it reached the speed necessary for the splitting up of the dry land that then followed, to begin. After this process had begun God could have returned the speed of rotation to what it was originally. At all events such a "divine intervention" would explain the position of the continents and their shape. The Sun, the Moon and the stars showed to man the passage of the days, weeks, months and years-in accordance with the will of God announced after the Deluge. These heavenly bodies allowed man to find his bearings. It was then that man was permitted to eat the meat of the animals living on dry land and of the birds of the air. God also allowed man henceforth to eat the fish that He had made/created during the Deluge. The fish must have been "made" and created at a time. Gen 9:3 refers to God's making/creating the other aquatic animals at a later date: "Every creeping thing [thus, no reference is still made on aquatic mammals] which [is] alive shall be food for you" (LITV)
15. During the fourth period of Creation God created the large aquatic animals, probably aquatic mammals and creeping things in the water. The Bible makes no mention of fish here. Birds were also created on this day.
16. During the fifth period of creation God created creatures living on dry land, "cattle, and creepers, and its beasts of the earth, according to its kind." Following this, God created man and woman, presumably using the DNA of the first human couple. Men possess one pair of ribs less than women, thus God modified the first man genetically when he removed a pair of ribs from him, which he used to make the first woman. Details about when this happened are contained above in paragraph 8.
17. At the age of 130 [one hundred and thirty] Adam fathered his son Seth (the meaning of this name is "designated", in other words, the one whom God had designated to replace Abel, who had been murdered by Cain). Then, at the age of 105 [one hundred and five], Seth fathered Enos. According to the account in the Bible, it was at the time of the birth of Enos that people began to call the Lord by name (for help) [ in some, in my opinion accurate, translations: Jehovah]. The name Enos has several meanings: man, mortal, sick, despairing, forgetful. Presumably Enos was ill when he was born and it is conceivable that Adam and/or Eve at that time told Seth and his wife about God's judgment according to which he and Eve would have to die because of the sin they had committed. Enos's sickly condition at birth could have prompted the ancient parents to make this admission to Seth. This was a sign or reminder to them of man's mortality. It was then that they began to call on the Lord (Jehovah or Yahweh) [for help].
18. We can trace two lines of descent: those of Cain and of Adam. After Cain had been banished from the sight of God and settled in the land of Nod, to the east of Eden (since Adam and Eve had already been driven from the Garden of Eden to the east of Eden, then Cain must have gone even further to the east) he had to wait until his parents had a daughter and for her to grow up that he might marry her. Adam was 130 [one hundred and thirty] years old when he fathered Seth and it was only after this that he fathered daughters (and other sons), so that Cain had to wait a relatively long time, (depending on how old Adam was when Cain murdered Abel), perhaps several decades, before he could start a family. The line of descent leading from Adam after Enos contains names similar to those contained in that of Cain.
Adam Seth Enos cont
Kenan Mahalalel Jared Enoch Methusaleh Lamech
Cain Enoch Irad Mehujael Methushael Lamech

If we consider that the name Enos means "mortal, ill", while the name Lamech means "powerful", we are entitled to suppose that during an "experiment" spanning several hundred years, God developed the most viable man, the one most suitable to the conditions prevailing on Earth, whose genetic characteristics He used to modify the DNA of Adam, and which He could use to create man (and woman) at the end of the fifth day of Creation, which corresponds to the end of the sixth period of Creation. If we put the two series of names one above the other, we can see a crossing, the center of which is Jared and Irad. The similarity between the names Mahalalel and Mehujael is less than that between the names Methusaleh and Methushael, which follow, while the last two names, Lamech, are identical. At the moment, there seems little sense in examining this question in any more depth, since, so far, God has not provided us with an explanation for it and may not do so in the future.
19. Lamech died four years before the Deluge, while Noah's life came to an end in his six hundredth year. Methusaleh lived for nine hundred and sixty-nine years but he did not live to see the Deluge either, since the ages of our ancient fathers were always calculated in relation to the time when they fathered their sons, no allowance was made for the nine-month period of time when their wives were carrying their sons. In the case of Methusaleh, we should subtract eighteen months from his nine hundred and sixty-nine years. Methusaleh was one hundred and eighty-seven years old when he fathered Lamech and following this he lived for another seven hundred and eighty-two years. Lamech was one hundred and eighty-two years old when he fathered Noah. If to this figure, we add five hundred and ninety-nine years, since the Deluge began on the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life, we get a figure of seven hundred and eighty-one years, while Lamech was only seven hundred and seventy-seven years old when he died, so he was no longer alive at the time of the Deluge. At first sight, it seems that Methusaleh must have been nine hundred and sixty-eight years old at the time of the Deluge, but to this figure we must add the above-mentioned eighteen months which elapsed from the time when Lamech and Noah were begotten and the time when they were actually born. As a result, we can now see that Methusaleh died four months and thirteen days before the Deluge began. Thus, none of Noah's ancestors were living at the time of the Deluge, only he, his wife, three sons and three daughters-in-law were alive.
20. After the Deluge, the third day of creation, in other words at the start of the fourth period of creation, God made the Sun, the Moon and the stars and positioned them in space in relation to the Earth. At that time (when Peleg was born) the continents were drifting apart and on them were the descendants of Noah's sons, vegetation, land animals and birds. The descendants of these humans are still living today. They were living in the "second age of creation", which took place on the fifth day of creation but during the sixth period of creation (see 22 below).
21. On the fourth day of creation, but during the fifth period of creation, God created the large aquatic animals, which were probably the aquatic mammals, and the creeping things in the water (except for fish). God also created the birds on this day of creation.

22. On the fifth day of creation, but during the sixth period of creation (this lasted until the morning of the sixth day of creation, which is when the Creation account finishes), God created the domestic land animals, creeping things and the wild animals, in all probability using the DNA of the animals of the fields and birds that he had made during the second period of creation in the Garden of Eden. By this time, ancient animals such as the mammoth and the dinosaur had become extinct. This was followed by the "second creation" of man, which entailed the simultaneous creation of man and woman, probably by using the DNA of Adam and Eve and, in the case of Adam, perhaps taking into account the genetic characteristics of Lamech. The description of the "second creation" of man and woman makes no mention of the removal of a rib. Cain and the second-born son, Abel, do not appear on the list of the descendants of Adam. The same people appear in the line of descent of the Adam of the "second creation" as in the case of the "first creation". Even today, we wouldn't be able to grasp the idea of a "second creation", if we weren't familiar with the concept of cloning. The cloning carried out by God was, however, perfect. It was not accompanied by the side-effects that the cloning carried out by today's scientists is subject to. We don't know where the "second creation" took place but it probably didn't happen in the Garden of Eden. By this time, the descendants of Noah of the "first creation" had scattered and thus, the Hebrews must have come into contact with other settled peoples during their later wanderings.

23. We must also address the question of UFOs. There is a lot of proof supporting the existence of so-called "ancient astronauts". In the Abydos temple in Egypt, for example, there are clearly recognizable depictions of a helicopter, submarine, airship and a glider. Several cave paintings depicting spaceships have also been found. The presumed sunken traces of Atlantis and Lemuria (Mu) have been found in two different places. It is not inconceivable that these are the remains of a civilization that underwent an extraordinarily rapid development that left other parts of the world far behind. It is possible that the descendants of these two civilizations are alive on the earth today, inhabiting some primitive forest or living under the sea, wearing some suitable disguise. Rather than being evidence for the existence of extra-terrestrials, it is more likely that the phenomenon of UFOs is a result of the activities of people who inhabit the earth.
24. At present, therefore, we are living through the sixth day of creation, which is the time of the perfecting of created beings and things. This period will be brought to an end by Armageddon, which will be followed by the 1000-year reign of Jesus's kingdom. After this will come the morning of the seventh day. It is at this time that those who are allowed to do so by God can enter His rest, since, by the morning of the seventh day, after the bringing to perfection that took place on the sixth day, God will have finished His actual creative work. This can in no way be considered to be evolution, especially not in the Darwinian sense.
The theory expounded in the above is only one of many. Its aim is to provide a description and explanation of the events and processes involved in the creation of the Earth, humankind and the Universe.

By Sandor Balog

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