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Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen

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‘Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth vegetation… yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees yielding fruit… each according to its kind…’  So the evening and morning was the third day.

Gen. 1:14, the fourth literal day:

Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years…’  And God made two great lights…  [The sun and the moon.]  He made the stars [or other planets] also…’

The truth of Scripture and logical reasoning – which is real scientific fact, prove Darwin’s ‘creation’ theory of the ‘big bang’ an anti-creational lie.  Life on earth did not spontaneously begin with a planetary explosion; God created all the planets to complement life on earth!

‘So [this] evening and [this] morning was the fourth day…

Gen. 1:20, the fifth literal day:

THEN God said, ‘Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, according to their kinds… and every winged bird according to their kinds…’  And God created great sea creatures… according to their kinds…’

God created colossal sea creatures, such as the blue whale that weighs 209,000 kg or 459,800 pounds, and measures over 33 m. long.  The tongue of the blue whale weighs as much as an elephant!  God also created enormous whale sharks that weigh over 16 tons and grow up to 15 feet long.  Gigantic jellyfish, with a ‘bell’ over 7 feet across and tentacles 120 feet long.  Colossal squid that weigh 1,089 pounds and measure 32.8 feet long, and so on.

‘So [this] evening and [this] morning was the fifth day…

Gen. 1:24-31, the sixth literal day:

Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures (plural) according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things, [snakes, lizards, insects] and beasts…’

Please note, on the sixth day, God created ALL the land animals, and Scripture does not state that God created “gigantic dinosaurs, weighing 30-300 tons, standing 30 meters tall,” as well.  Scripture meticulously noted every kind of life that God created on earth during our Genesis creation.  On the sixth day, God created ordinary land animals, such as dogs and goats; the lion and the elephant – which is the largest land mammal, weighing 13.5 tons or 27,000 pounds.

If God created dinosaurs to walk with Adam and Eve in Eden, why did the meticulous writers of Hebrew history not tell of animals that weigh 30-300 tons and stand 30 meters tall?  After all, they wrote about the true giants, the result of marriages between humans and demons in Gen. 6!  And why did David only slay the lion and the bear, and not the 30 or 300-ton dinosaur as well?

‘Then God said, Let Us make mankind in Our image… male and female He created them.  God blessed them and said to them, [male AND female humanity,] Be fruitful and multiply… subdue the earth [together,] and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.  So [this] evening and [this] morning was the sixth day.’ 

[Read about God’s Masterful placement of the sun, moon, and stars in relation to the earth, etc. – real scientific facts that prove the existence of God without a shadow of doubt in the book, ‘Witchcraft – (pagan &Christian,) what is that?’] 

 

THE DARKNESS ‘ON THE FACE OF THE DEEP:’

God stated in Gen. 1:2 that the darkness on earth reached down to ‘the face of the deep.’

Kent Hovind refers to some commentaries that describe ‘the deep’ as ‘the primeval oceans that were initially underneath the earth,’ and they base their assumption on Gen. 7:11.  However, it was recorded in the Book of Genesis that on the third day of creation, the Creator God commanded, ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear…’ and He called the dry land Earth…  And the accumulated waters He called Seas…’

On the third day, God created the Dry Land and the Seas, or the oceans, just as know them today.

Furthermore, ‘The Deep’ was not Hovind’s ‘primeval ocean,’ because Gen. 7:11 speaks of ‘fountains,’ not ‘oceans.’  ‘Fountains’ describe vast underground lakes, rivers, and springs – which most scientists believe, are in greater number, as these ‘fountains’ actually feed the vast rivers, lakes, inland seas, and swamps above ground.

In the context of the whole Bible, ‘the darkness of the deep’ does not refer to ‘primeval oceans that were underneath the earth,’ but to hell.

Jesus said that hell is a place of ‘outer darkness’ and eternal punishment, and it was created for the devil and his demons, (Mt. 8:12, 22:13, 25:30, 41.)

In Rev. 9:1-3, John described ‘the dark deep’ as ‘the bottomless pit.’

Peter explained this dark abyss in 2 Pt. 2:4.  He wrote, ‘God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment.’  Phil. 2:10 also confirmed that on the Day of Judgment, ‘every knee shall bow of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those under the earth.’

Thus, ‘the deep’ is a place of utter darkness, ‘the bottomless pit,’ which Job depicted in 10:21-22 as ‘the land of darkness and the shadow of death, a land as dark as darkness itself, without any order, where even the light is like darkness.’

The psalmist, (Ps. 104:5-9,) building on Gen. 1:1, wrote, ‘You laid the foundations of the earth so that it should not be moved forever.  [Then] You covered [the earth’s crust or foundations] with the deep [oceans] as with a garment.’  Then, referring to the flooded earth of Gen. 1:2, he continued, ‘The waters (that covered the earth’s crust) stood above the mountains.’  Then, pertaining to Gen. 1:9-10, where the writer describes how God created the dry land and the oceans, he wrote, ‘at Your rebuke [the waters] fled… they hastened away.  They went up, [gushed, or thundered with tremendous force] over the mountains, they went down [or gushed] into the valleys…’

This surely testifies to the fact that places like the Grand Canyons were created in the very beginning when God separated the dry land from the oceans, and not during the flood of Noah, as Creation Science alleges.  (We return to this theory later on.)  Referring to God’s covenant with creation after Noah had left the ark, (Gen. 8:21,) the psalmist recorded, ‘You set a boundary that [the water] may not pass over, that they may not return to cover the earth...’ 

It is therefore reasonable to assume that, where Genesis spoke of ‘the deep’ in Chapter 1:2, he was referring to either the deep oceans, or even the ‘bottomless pit,’ which already existed in a time before literal time here on earth.  In this passage, God was not referring to so-called ‘subterranean oceans,’ as Creation Science teaches. 

 

Hovind:  “Eve was deceived, but Adam knew what he was doing, because Adam took Eve’s sin just like Christ took our sin!”

What blasphemous, misogynist [women-hater] nonsense!  Adam was never that noble.  He followed Eve knowingly instead of obeying God; that was disobedience and idolatry.  God asked Adam, ‘Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?...  Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, cursed is the ground for your sake…’

If Adam was a redeemer instead of a sinner, why did God punish Adam and Eve – and even all their descendants?  The Word of God declares in Rom. 3:10-31, ‘There is none who does good, no, not one…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [and all have to be] justified by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…’

Without ever sinning, Jesus took our punishment for our state of sin, thereby giving us LIFE!

 

Hovind, ‘Satan was created on the first or second day (of Genesis, and) fell in Eden, after 100 years or so with Adam and Eve.’

Listen to what this man is saying!  Hovind came to these ungodly conclusions by re-writing the Genesis-account of creation, twisting, adding, and omitting huge portions of Scripture, and adding to Scripture whatever he chooses. 

He also alleges that ONE LITERAL day of God’s creation is “a hundred years!”  So, according to Hovind (Creation Science,) it took God at least SIX HUNDRED YEARS to accomplish the Bible’s Genesis Creation!  Why doesn’t he just come out and say that it actually took God SIX MILLION, SIX BILLION, or ONE TRILLION years to fulfill the Genesis creation?  Sounds exactly like the evolution theory to me! 

He also alleges, “Job 38:1-7 states that all the sons of God shouted for joy when He laid the foundation of the earth.  That’s when they (the angels) were created: the first or the second day.  That means all the angels, Satan included.  How could Satan have been a fallen angel at the time of Genesis, as he shouted for joy when the earth was created?  Angels were created to minister to man.  How could God have created them before He created man?”

According to Hovind, God was all alone in His infinite universe until about 6,000 years ago, (if Bible scholars are correct on their numbering of the years since the Genesis creation,) when He created humankind to rule in Eden.  However, the psalmist stated in Ps. 93:2, “Your throne is established from old; You are from everlasting.”

How could God have had a throne ‘from everlasting,’ an ever-existing kingdom from all eternity, without any subjects?  Moreover, Genesis declared that God brought light – or time – into existence during the FIRST day on earth, (Gen. 1:3.)  And on the SECOND day on earth, God made the ‘firmament,’ not the angels.  God’s Word pedantically noted exactly what He created on each of the six days in Genesis, and  here, He does not mention the angels!

So, repeatedly, the truth of Scripture proves Hovind a perpetual liar. 

Hovind’s ‘proof,’ (Job. 38:1-7,) actually declares the opposite of what he is trying to teach.  If Satan were created on the ‘first’ or ‘second’ day on earth, Satan could not have been present before that, when ‘God laid the foundations of the earth.’

The Eternal God had created the angels in a time designation called ‘everlasting.’  The angles had ‘always’ been there.  They were there long before God very precisely made or built planet earth, when God ‘determined earth’s measurements, stretched the line upon it, fastened its foundations, and laid its cornerstone,’ (Job 38:4-6.)

Furthermore, the context of Scripture teaches that angels were created for GOD, and to minister to GOD.  When they minister to humankind, they are simply obeying God – ‘for He shall give His angels charge over you…’  The holy angels live to worship, obey, and minister to God.

The psalmist declared in Ps. 103:19-22, ‘The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all.  Bless the Lord, you His angels…  who do His Word, heeding the voice of His word.. you ministers of HIS, who do His pleasure.’  John wrote in Rev. 5:11-12, ‘Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angles around the throne… the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands…’ 

The Way of Righteousness,’ Jewish Rabbinical Teaching:

“God's prophets have written concerning the angels and Satan. In the beginning, [Gen. 1:1, Ezk. 28, Isa. 14:11-15]   God created millions of spirits, calling them angels. Among the angels, one was more intelligent and more beautiful than the others. That angel's name was Lucifer. However, there came a day when Lucifer glorified himself in his heart and showed contempt for God, wanting to take God's place. Also, many other angels chose to follow Lucifer in his sin. Thus God, who cannot tolerate those who rebel against Him, expelled Lucifer and the evil angels from His holy presence. Lucifer's name was changed to Satan, meaning Adversary. After God expelled Satan and his angels, He created for them the fires of hell, which are never extinguished. One day God will throw Satan and all who follow him into that fire. However, Satan has not yet been put into hell. He is in the world, seeking to deceive whomever he can, so that they too will perish…” 

Besides, on the sixth day of the Genesis creation, when God made Adam, God immediately commanded him to tend and guard the Garden, and not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil - to be on his guard against, and not to have anything to do with Satan, the evil one, (Gen. 2:16-17.)  Satan, the evil, fallen angel, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was already in Eden when Adam was created!  But Hovind alleges that Satan lived (and reigned,) as a sinless being with Adam and Eve in Genesis’ Eden.  Thus, according to Hovind, God must have given Adam and Satan joint reign of Eden.  However, the truth of Scripture affirms that God created male and female humankind, and commanded them (not Satan,) to ‘fill and subdue the earth and to have dominion over it,’ (Gen. 1:28.)

More horrendously, according to Hovind, Satan was humankind’s friend in Eden!  Satan then suddenly decided to rebel against God, engage the archangel Michael in war, plant himself as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Eden, [please read Gen. 2:8-9, to see how God planted the Garden.]  In this way, Satan accomplished his own fall, as well as the fall of humankind in only one, 24-hour day! (Actually, according to Hovind, one day was one hundred years!) 

What unbiblical fallacies!  In the context of passages such as Ezk. 28:13-19; Isa. 14:12-15; Rev. 12:7-9, and Lu. 10:18 we find the origin, nature, and history of Lucifer!

 

Hovind, ‘Everything  became gigantic in Eden:’

He alleges, “Ice held up by earth’s magnetic field, as well as ice under the crust of the earth, created a green-house effect, that’s why everything grew huge in Eden, (lizards became dinosaurs and humans became giants, and the vegetation was gigantic, {vegetation grew something like 30 meters a day!})  That’s why Adam and Eve lived to be 900: they breathed 32% oxygen instead of our 22% and they had double the air pressure to increase the oxygen…  That’s what happened to the dinosaurs: they suffocated after the flood because the greenhouse effect was gone!  An 80 feet Apatosaurus or brontosaurus had nostrils the same size as a horse, and it could not exist in the different atmosphere.”

Wow!  And I always believed the Bible, which explains that Adam and Eve ‘lived to be 900’ because humankind was originally in a sinless state, then death and decay entered humankind at the fall and slowly their years on earth started to decline!  At the fall, GOD said to Adam, ‘Cursed is the ground for your sake…  In the sweat of our face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground… to dust you shall return.’  - [Please read Gen. 6:3, Ps. 90:10; and Rom. 3.]

In addition, Hovind alleges that God did not create dinosaurs.  Originally, he says, they were ordinary lizards that ‘became’ dinosaurs because of the ‘air pressure!’  Hovind, who greatly ‘opposes’ the anti-god, anti-creation religion of evolution, fails to inform us that this is the evolution-theory exactly!

Then he suddenly forgets that the dinosaurs ‘suffocated after the flood,’ and resurrects them so that Noah can ‘take them abroad the ark as babies and eggs.’  So, do we understand correctly - the dinosaurs ‘suffocated,’ but no, they did not really suffocate, for although the ‘air pressure’ is gone after the Flood, they are still alive and well, and living on earth today – although they actually ‘reverted’ back, or ‘devolved’ to become ordinary lizards again!

 

Hovind, ‘Adam, Noah, and his sons were giants:’

He alleges, “Noah’s ‘cubit’ (measure from elbow to fingertip) was so much bigger than that of a normal man.  Adam, Noah, and his sons were giants because of the greenhouse effect.”

However, Genesis 6:4, Jude 6-7; 2 and Peter 2:4-6 tell us exactly where giants came from – and so, the truth of Scripture refutes this blatant lie as well!

When Jesus said in Mt. 22:30, ‘angels do not marry,’ He did not say that angels are without gender.  He was saying it is unnecessary to reproduce in heaven; it is the spiritual world.  All the angels – fallen angels as well, are in the form of men.  If we encounter a sweet little baby angel, or a female angel, we can be sure it is a demon, pretending to be a holy angel.

More than a thousand years after the fall, God allowed ‘angels to marry humans,’ and this perversion produced a strange, anti-creation race of giants on the earth, (Gen. 6:4.)  Giants were a hybrid species, a demonic distortion of one of God’s primary creation-principles, (everything on earth must reproduce after their own kind.)  God so hated this sin, this interbreeding of species, He incarcerated the demons that left their spiritual world to ‘marry’ humans, while He destroyed all those evil humans in the Flood of Noah, (Jude 6-7; 2 Pet. 2:4-6.)  It is a known fact that in all forms of Satanism, demons can and will have sexual intercourse with humans, given the opportunity.  By the grace of God, He does not allow them to reproduce any more.

The truth of Scripture proves that Adam and Noah were definitely NOT giants!

Giants also lived after the flood, without the ‘greenhouse effect.’  One Scriptural example of their descendants was the Philistine Giants in the time of David: Deut. 3:11; 2 Sam. 21:16-22.

 

Hovind, ‘The genes for largeness are gone, for some reason!’

This deceiver also teaches as a ‘scientific’ fact, that “a canopy of water overhead increased air pressure which allowed trees and other vegetation, insects and reptiles to grow larger, as insects breathe through their skin – explaining [dinosaurs, and] 18 inch mosquitoes, 19 inch cockroaches, 1 m. centipedes, giant sharks of 80 feet… [Hovind’s confusion progresses as his teaching ‘evolves.’ 

What sharks – he said the oceans were underneath the earth, remember?]  But now the genes for largeness are gone, for some reason…  During this time, reptiles never stopped growing.  People stop growing; when you’re 16-18 years old, vertically, at least…  So before the flood when reptiles lived to 900 years, they became [or evolved into] dinosaurs!”

Such statements typify Hovind’s growing confusion.  We ask in all sincerity, Did Adam and Eve, the vegetation and animals grow huge due to the so-called ‘greenhouse effect,’ or their genes?  As God created genes, genes can never “just go!”  Either God created giant humans, giant lizards and giant dinosaurs, or He did not, because Scripture declares that God had commanded every species to multiply according to their own kind!

This also proves that Hovind does NOT reject the anti-God, anti-Christ, and anti-creation theory of evolution, because this is Darwinism exactly!  Darwin also ‘manipulates’ genes, the building blocks of all living things, God’s blueprint for life on earth.

Contrary to the theory of evolution, the religion Hovind so handily adapts to his so-called ‘creation science,’ lizards are not ‘modern dinosaurs,’ but the ‘creeping things,’ (1:124,) which God had created in Eden and which ‘CAME to Noah to keep them alive,’ (Gen. 6:20-21.)

The many huge water creatures, such as whales, 80 feet sharks, and anacondas – not ‘dinosaurs,’ but creatures God really created that big, (Gen. 1:21), are still thriving in the oceans and marshes like the Amazon Jungle.  They are still the same species that God created on the fifth day, as explained in Gen. 1:20.  Large insects, (18-inch mosquitoes excluded, thank God!), are still living in the tropics - and even some species we are still not aware of.  However, 30 to 300-ton land-dwelling dinosaurs did not, and are not living during our Genesis-age, that’s for certain.

 

Hovind, “The original creation was above the oceans.  The oceans used to be inside the earth, sub-terrainian water chambers, and fountains of the deep that [cataclysmically] broke open at the flood of Noah, ‘sculpting’ the mountains, etc., as there were NO MOUNTAINS before the flood!”

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