Beware Of The 'Young Earth Creation' Heresy!
By David J. Stewart | December 2015
Psalms 102:25, “Of
hast thou laid the foundation of the earth:
and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
The belief in an Old Earth (where dinosaurs lived 220,000,000 to 65,000,000 years ago) does not discard or discredit a literal 6-day Creation in Genesis. The universe was remodeled in Genesis chapter one and mankind was created for the first time. Thus, although I believe in an Old Earth, I do accept the 6-day account of creation as we know it today as being LITERAL in Genesis. Great men like Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), Dr. Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951) and Dr. Arthur C. Custance (1910-1985) believed in an Old Earth (aka, Gap Principle), and so do I, based upon evidence.
I am against the heretics who teach the views of 'Evolution' (i.e., the universe evolved from a Big Bang explosion), or 'Theistic Evolution' (i.e., God created everything and then it evolved), or the 'Millennial Day Theory' (i.e., each day of creation equals 1,000 years and is only figurative instead of literal), or various other false teachings. Certainly, the teaching of an Old Earth is not neo-evangelical as some people claim. In fact, as I will evidence to you in a moment, the 'Young Earth Creation' heresy is a new concoction in the churches, since the 1920's.
Yes, that is true and accurate Biblically!
Where did the young earth philosophy come from? The following excerpt is taken from Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2002:
“In fact, with one prominent exception, virtually all of the leading creationist of the 1920s endorsed either the Day-Age or Gap Interpretation of Genesis. THE EXCEPTION was Seventh-Day Adventist teacher and amateur geologist, George McCready Price, WHO FOLLOWED Adventist Prophet, Ellen G. White, in limiting the history of life on earth to about 6,000 years. Price attributed most fossil-bearing rock formations to the geological disruptions of the Biblical flood.”
In fact, it was in the 1920's that an amateur geologist named George McCready Price, and Seventh-day Adventist cult leader Ellen G. White, promoted the heresy of a Young Earth Creation (YEC).
Old Earth advocates such as myself believe that dinosaurs lived 65,000,000 years ago in a pre-Adamic world, which legitimate science also evidences. Here is a passage of Scripture from Jeremiah that cannot be ignored, which certainly seems to refer to Genesis 1:1-2. ...
Jeremiah 4:23-28, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.”
I believe that Lucifer and some the angels lived upon the earth before mankind existed. Lucifer's heart was lifted up in pride (Isaiah 14:12-13). Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” How could Lucifer “ascend above the clouds” unless he was first below the clouds? There are many Scriptures which evidence an Old Earth, such as the one we just read. When Lucifer sinned against God by trying to share the power of Heaven's throne, he was cast down to earth (kicked out of Heaven) with one-third of the angels. Good angels in the Bible always appear in their own physical bodies; whereas demons have no body of their own and have to seek a host body to posses. I believe that the fallen angels were disembodied when God destroy the earth.
In the Garden of Eden, the serpent (Satan according to Revelation 20:2) was already living there. Clearly, the Devil was already present upon the earth, and the fall of the angels who sinned happened BEFORE Genesis 1:2. I explain these and many more reasons why I am convinced of an Old Earth in my articles titled, The Bible Teaches An Old Earth; But A Young Human Race and a Young Earth Refuted. END
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Here are some related MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles, that will challenge your heart to stand for God...
In The Day That Thou Stoodest On The Other Side (MP3, Dr. Hyles; text verse: Obadiah 1:11)
It's Time To Come Out Of The Closet (MP3, Dr. Hyles; The Bible's under attack, where are the 7,000?)
love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
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