CREATIONISM VS EVOLUTION, (CONT.)
III) SCRIPTURAL TESTIMONY & PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF A DESIGNED AND ORCHESTRATED CREATION
A) THE INCREDIBLY COMPLEX DESIGN OF THE UNIVERSE POINTS TO A SUPREME DESIGNER: GOD
2) IF EVOLUTION WERE TRUE THEN WHERE DID THE FIRST MATTER COME FROM? IT COULD NOT HAVE CAUSED ITSELF.
3) 'SINGING STARS' PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF A CREATOR GOD
a) SCRIPTURAL TESTIMONY
(v. 4) "Where were you [Job] when I [God] laid the earth's foundation? Tell Me, if you understand.
(v. 5) Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know? Who stretched a measuring line across it?
(v. 6) On what were its footing set, or Who laid its cornerstone -
(v. 7) while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?"
b) PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
[Dr Carl E. Baugh states, op cit, p.65]:
"According to the observation of radioastrophysicists, stars, by radio wave context, are 'singing' to us....
..Stars throughout the universe are emitting radio wave energy... these stars emitting radio wave energy, but that there is music on those radio waves of energy.... not only is music emitted, but the music being emitted is in a major key. The music being emitted from these stars is harmonious. NASA compared the music being emitted from these star sources to the instruments of an orchestral creation. It seems that everywhere we look, creation is orchestrated. Recently, with some special plasma ionized research units, NASA found that Neptune and some of the other planets in our solar system emit a signal which sounds like whistling, as if it were whistling a tune...
...First of all, there was a firmament of water above the earth in crystalline form. Crystals take on very special characteristics. When energized with a current of electromagnetic energy, crystals amplify long radio waves. Each morning before the Flood, as the earth turned toward the sun, when the angle was just right, the energized radio waves reaching the earth through the universe were amplified by the crystalline firmament canopy. Each morning before the Flood the radio wave signals from these stars, or 'music,' could be heard on Earth.
Light energy does something to the human body and to all life forms, even if it cannot be seen. In the early hours of the morning, as the fiber optic nature of this crystalline canopy above the earth was transferring light from the sunny side of the globe, it would have very gently enhanced that light. If an individual were asleep, and could not see the light, as the light were enhanced that individual would begin to stir, for the light would be received in the biologic mechanism of his body. Light would gently induce the individual awake.
The crystalline water in the firmament canopy before the Flood would filter out the harmful shortwave radiation. The canopy would permit the long waves of energy to go right through it. In fact, the long waves of energy would not only be able to pass through the canopy, but would be enhanced, or amplified by it. While the individual sleeping before the Flood was gently induced awake by the light, about dawn he would also have been greeted by the amplified sound of the radio wave energy being emitted by the stars.
NASA had found that there are bursts of energy from these sources, but there would also be sustains, crescendos, diminshes, and terminations. There would be new music every day."
B) THE INCREDIBLY COMPLEX DESIGN OF THE EARTH POINTS TO A SUPREME DESIGNER: GOD
1) GOD CREATED EARTH AS A PARADISE BEFORE THE FALL AND THE FLOOD
a) THE EARTH'S PROTECTIVE SUPERCOLD METALLIC FIBEROPTIC CRYSTALLINE ICE CANOPY
(v. 1) "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(v. 2) And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters."]
[Mr Baugh, op cit, p.43, states]:
"These verses [Gen 1:1-2] show that even on the first day of creation, before God created light, God created the earth in a watery form. This is extremely important.
Studies done by renowned physicists, such as Dr. Russell Humphreys, show that each molecule of water possesses a small electromagnetic field. When these molecules are aligned, the result is a composite electromagnetic charge of all the molecules of water that are aligned. When all of these molecules are in composite alignment, you have the composite energy of all of the molecules.
God began by creating the earth first in all the universe, even before creating the electromagnetic spectrum of light into the heavenly bodies, such as the sun and the stellar heavens....
[There is strong indication that] God first created the earth as a sphere of water... The life forms that God would create on day number three [vegetation, plants, trees], being in botanical form, would require this water. On day number five, God would design the fish and fowl. Each of these creatures would require this water. On day number six, God would create insects, dinosaurs, man, and woman before the day was finished.
[Dr Carl E. Baugh states, op cit, p. 46]:
"On day number three God would create the other elements in perfect balance. He created the botanical life forms, full-bloomed, with the seeds within the life form.... In Genesis 1:6-8.... "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
It is obvious from the Biblical context that this firmament included two composite layers of water, adjacent on each side with a firmament in the middle. Some Biblical exegetes have suggested that perhaps this firmament referred to the expanse, and the water on the surface of the earth was in one composite form. They also maintain that we had a bubble of water approximately eleven miles above the earth as a second layer. However, the clear scriptural mandate is that this entire firmament was encased by layers of water on both sides as a composite part of the firmament. Later, the scripture describes the seas and oceans on the surface of the earth.
We can, therefore envision a model of the firmament approximately eleven miles above the surface of the earth. We believe the firmament was approximately eleven miles above the surface, because there exists a heat sink at that elevation. It is between -130 degrees Fahrenheit and -180 degrees Fahrenheit at that elevation. Nearer to the earth it is warmer, and further from the earth it is warmer for at least some space. If we were to amass the amounts of water present on Earth, and assimilate the greater amount of water within the earth, this would leave the approximate remainder of a ten-to-twenty-feet thick lineal dimension double encasement of water in solid crystalline form as the firmament....
Here we have a firmament, not just water in cloud or vaporous form, but in solid form.
Note that there are a number of presumptions made in this study in order to draw these conclusions, not the least of which is that conditions on the earth were dramatically different before multiple earthquakes, volcanoes, etc., caused the catastrophic the worldwide flood. If the proposed temperature range at eleven miles up is incorrect in this age, the possibility of it being that cold in the preflood period or the location of the canopy in the mesosphere allows for a solid, superfrozen water canopy to exist at that time. The superfrozen ice canopy was presumed in the study to be causal to the higher air pressure which afforded the superlarge lifeforms and extraordinarily long lifespans. In any case, if the conditions in the preflood age supported such a canopy, then a key source of the flood and the existence of super large life forms, as fossils indicate, and longer lifespans, etc., are corroborated. But know that since we cannot measure all the parameters today because the earth is so different, in order to support this solid canopy model, (not a theory), then we will have to wait and see how God did this when He creates the new heavens and the new earth. So far this seems the most plausible explanation that does not border so heavily on science fiction.
[Joseph C. Dillow, 'The Waters Above', Moody Press, Chicago, 1981, p. 63]:
"The amount of rain in the flood. A final reason for understanding the 'waters above' as a heavenly ocean and not as clouds is that only such an ocean of water could have supplied sufficient water to maintain a forty-day global rainfall...
The maximum amount of water that can be maintained in clouds in our entire present atmosphere is only about 10.54 cm for a saturated atmosphere with a sea level temperature of 28 degress Celesius. That amounts to 4.14 inches or a forty-day rainfall rate of 0.00431 inches per hour - haredly a torrential downpour.
The Hebrew context shows that the water and the firmament are in a very special form. It was apparently in crystalline form - pure, transparent, relatively thin ice. It was probably no more than twenty feet thick at best. The Hebrew word used to describe this firmament is really quite astounding. In fact, if we do not follow the Hebrew literally, our model does not work at all. The biblical record has to be literal, or it really isn't verifiable. This firmament had to be of literal composite, just as the scripture stated.
The word used in the Hebrew to describe the firmament is "raqiya" ...[which] means to compress or pound out, and stretch out this arch of heaven in thin metal sheets....
[Dillow, Ibid, p. 63]:
"[The Septuagint] translated the Hebrew word rãqîa by the Greek word stereõma, which was used in classical Greek to express a solid body and not an empty expanse. It had the idea of a vault of heaven as an embossed bowl."
"On day number one, God concluded the creation of the day by saying: 'It was good.' On days three through six, He also concluded the days' creations by saying: 'It was good.' However, on day number two, God did not say that it was good.....
on day number one, He had already pronounced it as good....
He did not create new elements on day number two; He simply used the elements He created on day number one - the elements of hydrogen and oxygen.
Many very fine scientific creation researchers have envisioned for decades that there was a greenhouse effect before the Flood, and in all probability, there was. They envisioned that there was water vapor, perhaps in cloud form, above the earth.
However, if we simply use the vaporous form of water, the scriptural mandate in Genesis 1:14-18 cannot be fulfilled, because it says the stars were 'set' or enhanced - added in full dimension to this firmament. If the firmament cover had simply been water vapor, the stars would only have been seen in approximately eighty percent of the detail that we see today. Yet the Biblical record says that they were enhanced. The original Hebrew word used is the word "nathan". The literal translation means that they were added and yielded in full dimension within this firmament. The only way this could have worked is for the word "raqiya" to have a literal meaning.
["raqiya" = compress or pound out, and stretch out in thin metal sheets]
Researcher Dan Cook spoke to one of the physicists involved in the hydrogen bomb project at Laurence Livermore National Laboratories. That physicist related to him that the scientists there, some years back, took the elements of water and compressed them under supercold, cryogenic circumstances. Hydrogen became near-metallic in form, and took on the characteristics of metal. It became crystalline, transparent, fiber optic, superconductive, and ferromagnetic. All of these characteristics have tremendous implications.
The hydrogen in the water was compressed and energized, and the pressure held in stasis form because of the crystalline ice on each side; for the Biblical record states that God made the firmament in the middle, with water above and water beneath. Under such supercold circumstances where great pressure exists, in addition to tremendous energy, hydrogen takes on metallic characteristics. Envision the earth before the Flood, with a firmament consisting of compressed energized hydrogen taking on near-metallic characteristics, in the middle of a solid water formation suspended about eleven miles above the earth. This configuration would have done some wonderful things.
On day number four, when the sun was created, the energy of the sun upon this hydrogen would have caused a gently pink coloration in the sky; at sunrise and sunset there would have been a vivid pink coloration; and at midnight there would have been a magenta pink sky. In other words, the sky before the Flood was never totally dark.
[Dr. Carl E. Baugh states, op cit, p.51]:
"The biblical record states that God made the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night. We have assumed for centuries that the greater light was the sun and the lesser light was the moon. The moon certainly bears an impact on and, to some degree, affects the earth. The moon does not always remain in visual form, however. The lesser light ruling the night, consequently, was not only the moon, even though the moon certainly has a purpose in the orchestrated model. The lesser light ruling the night included transfer of energy from the day side of the earth along the lines of this "raqiya" firmament. The electromagnetic energy was carried along the elemental lines of near-metallic hydrogen, which was fiber optic in nature. This would cause a twilight glow on the night side of the earth, while on the day side of the earth the greater light would literally rule the day.
The statement is made that this light 'ruled the day.' Scientists and researchers are finding that the most important color in the entire spectrum is pink. This is the color that is produced by energized hydrogen. They find that plants grow better under pink light and that individuals respond in mood to pink light. Researchers have found that when a person is affected by the right spectrum of pink light, the brain secretes norepinephren. Norepinephren is a natural tranquilizer and neurotransmitter. Before the Flood, man was dominated by various spectra of pink light. The tranquility of ...his environment offered him the ability to have his brain work at maximum efficiency. The firmament made that possible with a gentle pink glow in various spectral forms, with the greater light ruling the day and the lesser light ruling the night. God made a wonderful orchestral creation, and man ultimately received the full benefit....
There are records, archaeologically discerned, among many cultures which refer to a time in the past when the sky 'hung low'....
...physicists at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories took the element of hydrogen (an element of water) and compressed it under super cold temperatures. When the pressure reached a certain degree under diamond points, the hydrogen took on near-metallic characteristics: superconductive, transparent, fiber optic, ferromagnetic, and crystalline in form....
The Hebrew word for firmament is 'raqiya', which means to press, or pound together into thin metal sheets. This is the explanation of how the canopy, or arch of heaven, was formed and stretched out around the world in thin metal sheets....
...one of the elements in water (hydrogen) binds together in a crystalline lattice. Under such pressurized transformation, the hydrogen in water takes on the characteristics as described in the Biblical account of creation.
We are informed in Genesis 1:16 that the greater light was to rule the day and the lesser light was to rule the night. The transfer of light, fiber optically, means that the greater penetration of light during the day would produce varying shades of pink, and the lesser light of night would produce a deeper shade of pink, in addition to an enhanced moon.
Biologists have found that the greatest plant growth is encouraged under pink light. Further investigation has revealed that it is pink light which optimally triggers the growth of cells within plants.....
A contributing factor to the enormous size of plant life before the Flood was energized hydrogen in the firmament giving off the pinkish glow.
The enormous size of plant life in the antediluvian world also dictated the size of certain forms of animal life, or dinosaurs.
[Dr Baugh, op. cit., p.56-64]:
On day number six, the final animal life was created, and in order to keep the vegetation in balance, such huge plant eating creatures were required. After the Flood, the decline in the size and abundance of plant life would not have supported the dinosaurs for very long. Even elephants today in Africa are threatened by the lack of needed vegetation to support Reduced partial pressure in the atmosphere played an even greater role in the demise of the dinosaur.
In the world before the Flood, the light would be at its lowest pink hue at high noon because of the angle of the light passing through the firmament. But, just as important, envision the firmament - this double bubble of crystalline water - and the effect it would have upon the atmospheric pressure. The atmosphere would be pressurized to a greater degree than we now have. Researchers, like Dr. Henry Voss, at the University of Illinois, have been able to approximate the atomic weight of such a canopy. This crystalline canopy would put a cap on the atmosphere. Atmospheric pressure today at sea level is 14.7 pounds per square inch. Before the Flood, the air pressure would have been about two times what it is today....
...The ratio of oxygen in the atmosphere would have been about thirty percent, compared to twenty-one percent today. Some researchers have concluded that due to the pre-Flood atmospheric conditions which had greater amounts of oxygen, man could have run up to two hundred miles without suffering fatigue. It has been discovered in hyperbaric medical chamber experiments that under these circumstances, an open wound would heal overnight. It is therefore understandable how man could have lived to be several hundred years old, even after the fall, in this pre-Flood world, Heavier air pressure and more oxygen in the atmosphere were conducive to longer life.
Another factor in the pre-Flood environment which was in man's favor was less radiation from the sun. The canopy above the earth acted as a filter to trap most of the short-wave radiation. It is the short-wave radiation that is causing man many problems today....
before the Flood, almost all ot the harmful radiation would have been filtered out by the water canopy.
Today, because of harmful short-wave radiation man suffers genetic damage, cancer, and other health damage factors that shorten the lifespan. Also, there are certain microbes and disease germs that xould not live in the pre-Flood atmosphere. In addition, there was a mist each morning that sided the oxygenation of the entire water table. More oxygen in the water would account for great whales, great sharks, and the chambered nautilus marine life forms that were gargantuan [in]...size. The fossil record bears evidence that such creatures existed; but, without more oxygen in the waters today, they could not live in contemporary oceans, seas, or rivers. The theory of evolution does not provide an answer as to how such enormous marine monsters lived, but the creation model does provide an answer...
...An additional beneficial characteristic would be the extra oxygen in the atmosphere, and with the great assimilation of oxygen in the air, man was possibly twenty percent larger than he is today. Adam and Noah were probably about seven feet tall, and there were others who were even taller.
In the sixth chapter of Genesis, we read that there were giants on the earth before the Flood. At Glen Rose, Texas, we have excavated some of the footprints of those giants. Their footprints were preserved as they walked over the muddy sediment in the early phases of the Noahic Flood.
The environmental context before the Flood would exercise the full genetic viability for all life forms. [Full genetic viability ? the full capacity of a species to produce characteristics within its own species - without changing such.] For example, today the dragonfly - which is a superior helicopter - has a wingspan not exceeding six inches. But in the fossil record, dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to thirty-six inches. But in the fossil record, dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to thirty-six inches. There has to be an explanation as to how at some point in time dragonflies grew to such gigantic dimensions. It would certainly require a greater concentration of oxygen. Conditions that would support such monstrous life forms, even in the insect world, scientifically dictate that there had to be such a canopy above the earth. In order to provide that much oxygen would have to approach the level of toxicity, unless the atmospheric pressure was greater. Again, such an atmospheric condition can only be explained in terms of a firmament. Therefore, we have to follow the Biblical record of creation specifically or the environmental chain breaks into unconnected parts.
The greater atmospheric pressure, with approximately thirty percent oxygen, would have created optimal conditions. Thus, dragonflies could have grown to a size supporting a thirty-six inch wingspan.
Consider another illustration. In West Texas, there has been found a fossilized pterodactyl, a flying reptile, with a wingspan of fifty-two feet. There is no way this flying dinosaur (as it has been called) could have flown with the current atmospheric pressure. It would have been utterly impossible. But, with an atmospheric pressure of approximately thirty-two pounds per square inch, this flying pterodactyl would have had a field day...
..a firmament of compressed hydrogen held in place by a layer of crystalline water which would keep the temperature at a consistent level....
..NASA had discovered in the examination of superconductive materials that when held near a magnet, the lines of force generated in the free flow of electromagnetic energy hold the materials in place, either above it or below it. In other words, researchers have not been able to find a mechanism for holding up a water canopy unless that water canopy has exactly what the Biblical record clearly describes: a superconductive solid metallic base. Hydrogen would be such a base under these circumstances, and with a free flow of electrons, it would support itself above the dipole magnet of the earth. All the laws of physics known in current research show that this would simply support itself above the earth, and it would be held there until warmer temperatures would moderate its enclosure...
..A superconductive canopy of compressed hydrogen in near-metallic form was encased above and below in crystalline water. The stars were shining at a distance, a startling characteristic of the pre-Flood world. In Genesis 1:14-18, the stellar heavens are described. The stars are in color, and the Biblical record states that God set the stars in the firmament. The ancients described the firmament as a vault above the earth, and the stars were placed in this vault. This is not what the Biblical record says to us. The Biblical record states very clearly that God 'set' the stars in the firmament much as a jeweler would enhance a diamond by placing it on a background of black velvet. The word 'set' is taken from the Hebrew word 'nathan'; it means 'to add and yield.' In other words, the stars are not physically placed in the firmament, because they are great distances away. But, as light from the stars penetrates the firmament, there is a very strong magnetic field in the middle; it is superconductive without any resistance to the flow of electrons. On each side is an electromagnetic field charged to a lesser degree in the crystalline water formation. What is then presented in a pressurized form on each side is a photomultiplier. Each photon of light which strikes the configuration is multiplied by ten because of the interaction in the atoms. On the earth side of the canopy, the stars were seen with ten times the photons that the light brought to the outer surface of the canopy. Before the Flood, the stars were seen by man as being about three times brighter than they are seen today. In other words, in the firmament, God set the stars, or added and yielded their dimensions in full color.
NASA has found that when a red filter is used in space, the stars appear in beautiful color. This is exciting because God put the stellar bodies in space for signs, for days, for months, and for years. We understand that by observing the rotation of the earth in relation to the movement of the sun and the moon, and other heavenly bodies, we can tell times. But now we can perceive that with the enhancement of the light, those before the Flood could, by the configuration of the stars, tell time at any moment. They would not need a Rolex watch; they would have something far better.
Before the Flood, Earth's inhabitants never saw total darkness. Research has indicated that the temperature would have been about seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit during the day. Imagine superior man with a perfect environment, perfect food with complete nutrients, no harmful radiation from space, and disease microbes held in check. The pre-Flood world was, in our understanding today, paradise.
b) THE CONTROLLED NUCLEAR NUCLEAR REACTION INSIDE THE EARTH
[Dr. Carl Baugh, op. cit., p. 68-71]:
"In the orchestral creation model as described in part in Job 38, God said there were foundations to the earth, and that there were elements in perfect balance. Inside the earth there existed the radioisotopes in perfect balance with moderators, such as iridium, strontium, rubidium, radioisotopic lead, and uranium in perfect balance with maganese, water, sulpher, magnesium, and other elemental moderators. Under those circumstances, inside the earth there would have existed a perfectly controlled nuclear reaction. Not only would there have been a nuclear reactor, but with the elements placed in perfect balance, there would have been what physicists now call a breeder reactor. You would have ended up with as many elements as you started with, as long as there was a constant energy input into the system. The constant energy input was generated throughout the celestial heavens, and received into the crystalline firmament canopy; and the primary electromagnetic field of the canopy transferred this energy supply would have been continuously restructured and replaced. Under those circumstances, with the radioisotopes inside the earth in a long-term decay rate, there would have existed a perfectly balanced nuclear reactor inside the earth.
You would need such a perfectly balanced reactor in the orchestral model. It is primarily the shortwave energy which heats up the atmosphere around us every day. However, that shortwave energy would have been filtered out by the firmament canopy before the Flood. The heating of the environment did not come from above; instead, there would have been a gently thermal blanket within the earth, probably surrounded by a layer of asphalt inside the earth called the 'swaddlingband' [baby clothing strips] in Job 38:9. This would moderate and sustain the temperature which would then be radiated to the earth's surface. Possibly it would be returned to the surface of the earth through water fountains and recycling reservoirs. This energy would be returned to the earth so that at night the energy transferred into the earth would cause the environment to be slightly cooler. During the daytime, because of this perfectly balanced thermonuclear reaction inside the earth, it would have heated up slightly, to approximately seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
With Job 38 as a context, and with all of the natural elements in perfect balance, let us emphasize the element that is the most common worldwide. This element is silicon, or sand. Inside the earth, there would have existed a perfectly balanced nuclear reactor designed with radioisotopes and moderators. Above that rested a solid crust of granite around the earth; then above that, there would have existed a layer of sand or silicon. Above this silicon layer would have been the vegetation. This would also give a slightly warmer ambient temperature context for the root systems. Amazingly, botanists have found that when plants are grown hydroponically, they grow to be superior plants. When a plant is grown under pink light, it is superior. When the roots are slightly warmed, the plant grows and produces in a superior fashion. When the amount of carbon dioxide is slightly increased, the plant grows better still.
A Japanese physicist, Dr. Kei Mori, took only two of these gradient elements (he filtered the ultraviolet rays and increased the carbon dioxide) and exposed plant life to these conditions. In two years, under his supervision, a tomato plant grew to be sixteen feet tall with nine hundred and three tomatoes on it. The tomato plant has continued to grow to this day. Our last report shows that it is over five years old, over twenty feet tall, and has produced over four thousand tomatoes. All Dr. Mori did was filter out the ultraviolet rays and allow the plant to take in more carbon dioxide.
The United States Department of Agriculture simply added some carbon dioxide to cotton plants, and they found that it resulted in a thirty to fifty percent increase in growth rate. Before the Flood, however, the following conditions existed that would have helped plants to grow better:
c) FORESTS REVERBERATED WITH MUSIC
[Dr Carl E. Baugh op cit, p.72]:
"...the description of the restored earth found in Isaiah 35 shows that the forests will again sing.
Around an individual before the Flood in this canopy context, the radio waves from the stars were enhanced by this canopy in the morning hours. The crystalline structure of the sand would pick up and amplify these radio waves. Finally, there are qualities in the cellular structures of plants which would cause the reeds to vibrate, so the forest began to sing. Anyone who knew his Creator could not help but respond.....
...Only now have we been able to put together this orchestral creation model, balancing out all of these elements in an articulated form. The Biblical records explain reality far better than the evolutionary concept does."
[Dr Carl E.Baugh, op cit, p. 89]:
"...Isaiah 35...corresponds to other chapters in... ...Isaiah which tell of a coming millennium when the lion and the lamb will lie down together.
(v. 6) "The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
(v. 7) The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
(v. 8) The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
(v. 9) They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
[Dr. Baugh, cont.]:
It will be a time, according to Isaiah, that a child with a genetic deficiency will still live to be a hundred years old, yet an old man will fully live out his days. This prophecy foretells a time in the future when man will again have the ability to live for hundreds of years.
"Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed."
In Isaiah 35:1... [which reads]...'The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.' What this means is that the earth will return to an ecospherical condition as existed before the Flood. The only environmental factor that could account for such a return to a world like the antediluvian world would be a literal reestablishment of the firmament.
(v. 8) "Listen? Your watchmen lift up their voices,
together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.
(v. 9) "Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted His people
[Dr Baugh, cont.]:
" 'Is it literally possible that the wilderness will actually rejoice and sing?' My answer is an emphatic, yes!.....
In preceding chapters... conditions on Earth [before the Flood were described] [with] the crystalline canopy, and the longwave radio energy from the stars, and how the radio energy would have been transferred to the silica. Man was serenaded each morning by the sand under his feet. Sand actually has the ability to sing when energized, and this fact has been verified by numerous scientific studies. In addition, the atmosphere would be charged with vibrations and resonate within the cellular structure of the plants. Actually, before the Flood the wilderness would sing as the Bible affirms. And the botanical life forms would pick up the music vibrations....
..As the text of Isaiah 35 declares, even war-torn Lebanon will be a place of joy in those days, and the song of glory of the Lord will be sung even by the roses from Beirut, to Mt. Carmel, and to Sharon....
..But scientists have discovered that, under certain circumstances, in some of the sands when resonated, there are actual discernable musical notes and harmony in the atmosphere.
'Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not; behold your God will come with a vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you" (Isa. 35:4). The indication in this verse is that God will build a context which will be beneficial to man. Man is now in full deterioration. While in the twentieth century science has made a thorough investigation into the functions of life, the environmental dangers, causing such diseases as cancer, are increasing and encompassing us at a very alarming and negative rate.
(v. 5) "Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
(v. 6) Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert."
[Dr. Baugh, cont.]:
"The inference is very strong here that the natural circumstances of the ecology will be changed and revert back to conditions strikingly similar to preFlood days. Man will respond physiologically, and there will seemingly be genetic corrections or repairs...
...Advance studies suggest that if a biological organism is permitted to live within the context whereby it is resupplied with energy without contamination, it has the ability to repair itself to a great degree. Of course, this life-encompassing context includes energizing daily with the right spectra of light, and the correct levels of pressure, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, as it was originally designed to have....
..Dr. Robert Gange relates that certain laboratory studies show there is an ability within the DNA to actually strip out inharmonious properties; and, to some degree, repair the DNA. If that be the case, it would certainly be plausible within a given ecological context where life organisms are within their designed environment for the body to have the ability to repair itself. The blind would be able to see; the deaf would be able to hear; the lame would be able to walk. Programmed within a man's body are the genes composing the entire genetic structure for shapes, sizes, and functions of all organs. Thus, if man's body would be permitted to repair itself, the errant genetic flaws would be corrected and brought back into balance. The designed context for man's optimal benefit was the pre-Flood environment under the firmament. A natural corollary for man's genetic expression involves the restoration of the canopy for the Millennium..."
2) GOD ORCHESTRATED THE FLOOD AS A RESULT OF MAN'S INCORRIGIBLE DEPRAVITY
(v. 5) "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
(v. 6) And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart."
[Henry M. Morris states in The Genesis Record, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich, 1976, pp. 162-164]:
"Moral and spiritual conditions in the antediluvian world had deteriorated with the passing years, not only among the Cainites but eventually among the Sethites as well. Materialism and ungodliness abounded, except for the small remnant connected with the line of the promised Seed [through Noah], along with those few who may have been influenced by the witness of such men as Enoch. [Gen 5:21-24; Heb 11:5; Jude 1:14]
The [preFlood] world was rapidly becoming unimaginably wicked and violent, and evidently... [Noah's] ...preaching and witnessing seemed futile [Ref 2 Pet 2:5]. Whether or not he saw some of his own children engulfed in this morass of evil, there is little doubt that he saw it overwhelm his brothers and sisters and other loved ones. He must often have longed and prayed that the God with Whom he, like Enoch, 'walked' would intervene before the entire world succumbed...]
(v. 7) And the LORD said, 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.
[Morris, Ibid., p. 176]:
"Although God had made a perfect world for man and had been marvelously long-suffering toward His creatures, there finally came a time when, in justice to His own holiness, He had to terminate man's boundless wickedness. 'Any further delay would have completely prevented the accomplishment of God's purpose in and for mankind. [Gen 3:15] Man's outward wickedness had become 'great in the earth,' because his inward imaginations had become completely evil and always evil.]
(v. 8) But Noah found grace ["chen"] in the eyes of the LORD.
(V. 9) These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect [i.e., "complete"] in his generations': Noah walked with God.
[Morris, Ibid., p. 177]:
"Note the consistent Biblical order here. First, Noah 'found grace.' [i.e., trusted in the grace of God unto eternal life] Then Noah was 'a just man' (that is, 'justified' or 'declared to be righteous') Thus he was 'perfect in his generations' (or 'complete,' in so far as God's records are concerned), and therefore he was able to 'walk with God.' Salvation in any era is exactly in this way. By sovereign grace, received through faith, the believer is justified before God and declared to be complete in Him. Only as a result of, and on the basis of, this glorious gift of grace, can one then 'walk' in fellowship with God, showing the genuineness of his faith by his works. Four times it is said later, for example, that Noah 'did all that God commanded him' (6:22; 7;5; 7:9; 7:16).]
(v. 10) And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
(v, 11) Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.
(v. 12) And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
(v. 13) Then God said to Noah, 'The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
(v. 14) Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
(v. 15) And this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
(v. 16) You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
(v. 17) And behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.
(v. 18) But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark - you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you......"
[Henry M. Morris, Ibid.., pp. 161-164 cont: "...[So] The first age of human history was brought to its climax and culmination in the says of Noah. The sin-disease, which began so innocuously when Eve was tempted to doubt the word of God, which then began to show its true ugliness of character in the life of Cain, which came to maturity in their godless civilization developed by his descendants, finally descended into such a terrible morass of wickedness and corruption that only a global bath of water from the windows of heaven could purge and cleanse the fevered earth. The characteristics of those awful and tragic days, strange as they may seem to our enlightened culture today, are nevertheless to be repeated in the last days of this present age....
Two days before Christ's crucifixion, His disciples asked Him, 'What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age?' (Matthew 24:3). His reply pointed to a number of 'signs,' all of which occurring together in that generation (that is, the generation which would see the signs), would be the sign they had requested. These signs were climaxed with the prophetic warning, 'But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the Ark, And knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be' (Matthew 24: 37-39). Thus did Jesus not only verify the historicity of the great Flood but also encourage us to study closely the characteristics of the days before the Flood, for these would also characterize the days just before His return."]