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  • Dr. Hovind - Sem. 2a - English - The brachiosaurus was about 85 feet long and weighed between 30 and 80 tons.

  • But there is a problem. The nostrils were about the same size as a modern horse's nostrils.

  • Did they suffocate? Or was there a different atmosphere on the Earth 6000 years ago?

  • Learn how the environment of the original creation was vastly different from ours today and for over 900 years.

  • It produced huge plants and animals, and provided perfect conditions for the growth of the dinosaurs.

  • Seminar 2a - Dr. Kent Hovind - www.drdino.com - English

  • Seminar 2a - "THE GARDEN OF EDEN"

  • Well thank you for joining us. My name is Kent Hovind. I taught high school science for fifteen years;

  • and now for sixteen years I've been doing seminars on creation, evolution, and dinosaurs.

  • And in this session we are going to talk about (1) what the Garden of Eden was like.

  • (2) Why did they live to be 900 years old before the Flood came?

  • (3) What was different about that original creation that we're not seeing today?

  • And tell you (4) how you can take God's promise that He's going to restore the earth like it used to be.

  • (You can be in on that if you'd like.) But first of all, this is not my wife; that's just a picture of her.

  • We live in Pensacola, Florida, about to get hit by a tropical storm here in the next hour or so.

  • We've had a couple hurricanes since I've been there - not too big of a deal.

  • But I have three children, one of each. One of each? I've got 'em all married off, and the dog died.

  • So I made it, and I'm home free! And so far, I have four grandkids,

  • and that's God's reward for not killing your own kids when you thought about it.

  • So, hopefully more coming. We've got the whole tribe living right there.

  • They all live right around me and they all come over every day.

  • It's wonderful! Got a great family. They all want to serve God with their lives.

  • The Bible says in Colossians chapter one, "By him (talking about Jesus) were all things created&

  • And they were created by him and for him." Jesus created everything.

  • And Jesus said in Matthew 19:4, "Have ye not read,

  • that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female?"

  • Was that really the beginning? Jesus said it was.

  • The Bible says that from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

  • The Bible teaches by one man, sin came into the world and death by sin.

  • By man came death. Evolution teaches death brought man into the world;

  • the Bible says man brought death into the world. These two views are totally, totally opposite.

  • And the Bible says Adam was the first man; and he was 130 when Seth was born; and Seth was 105 when Enos was born.

  • We've covered all that in the last session.

  • If you go through the Bible and add up the dates (it's not that hard to do),

  • you'll come to a date of about 6,000 years ago, 4000 BC for the creation.

  • That's the date you get from adding up the ones given in the Bible.

  • So we're going to cover a couple of things now. What was it like before the Flood came?

  • Is it possible for a person to live over 900 years? You could learn a lot in 900 years!

  • Many people have never thought of this, but do you realize that Adam spoke every language in the world?

  • Because there was only one, OK? Married to the prettiest girl in the world too, by the way.

  • But things were very different back then!

  • Textbooks in school are going to tell your kids dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.

  • Is that true? Well, if the earth is only 6,000 years old, that can't be true.

  • Where do dinosaurs fit in? Well, we'll cover that in a minute.

  • Did dinosaurs live millions of years ago or have they always lived with humans?

  • They just had a different name for them - they called them dragons. What was the original creation like?

  • What did they eat before the Flood came?

  • What's it going to be like in the 1,000-year reign of Christ?

  • when the Lord fixes things back like they used to be.

  • Where did all the water for the Flood come from? And where did it go?

  • And were there really giant people on this earth over 10 feet tall?

  • Well, hang on. We're going to try to cover as much of that as we can here; so let's go!

  • The Bible says in II Peter chapter 3, "Knowing this first, there shall come in the last days scoffers."

  • Did you know there are people that scoff at the Bible?

  • I deal with them on a regular basis. I attract 'em like a lightning rod. The scoffers out there - they hate me!

  • I'm trying to be nice to 'em, OK, but they just don't like me.

  • They don't appreciate what a nice, wonderful guy I am.

  • The scoffers, the Bible says, are going to be walking after their own lust.

  • You know the reason people scoff at the Bible? It's not because of their science.

  • They think it is; OK, but no. They scoff at the Bible because of their lust.

  • They don't want God telling them what to do. That's the bottom line, every single time.

  • The scoffers are going to say, "Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, ...

  • ... all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

  • That's an important phrase; we'll cover that on video #4. But the scoffers are going to say:

  • the way things are happening now is the way things have always been happening.

  • Uniformitarianism - we don't have time to cover that now - we'll get to that on part #4.

  • The Bible says the scoffers are willingly ignorant.

  • Willingly ignorant! In the Greek that means "dumb on purpose."

  • The scoffers are dumb on purpose of two things, and here they are.

  • Number one, "That by the word of God the heavens were of old."

  • Notice the word "heaven" is plural, "heavens." There's more than one heaven. We'll talk about that in a minute.

  • The scoffers are ignorant of how God made the heavens by His Word.

  • "And the earth standing out of the water and in the water."

  • Now there's a strange phrase. How can the earth be out of the water and in the water?

  • But look, it says, the heavens and the earth were made by His Word.

  • Did you know that when God made the universe, he didn't lift one finger?

  • He didn't turn one screw or pound one nail. He just spoke and every molecule lined up.

  • That's incredible to think about. When He speaks, the waves lay down; the wind quits blowing.

  • When He speaks, the dead come to life. When He speaks, the universe is created!

  • Everything obeys the voice of God, except us. He's having some trouble out of us right now.

  • But He's going to fix that one of these days when "every knee shall bow and

  • every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father,"

  • coming to a city near you. But the scoffers are willingly ignorant of how God made the heavens by His Word,

  • And they're ignorant of how the earth was standing out of the water and in the water.

  • In other words they're ignorant of the original creation. What was it like? We'll talk about that in a second.

  • The second thing they're ignorant of is the Flood. It says "the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished."

  • This world was destroyed by a Flood, totally annihilated.

  • The third thing they're ignorant of is the coming judgment.

  • The next verse says, "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, ...

  • ... reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

  • See, the scoffers are ignorant of the creation. They don't want to admit God created the world,

  • because that would mean He owns it. They don't want to admit there was a Flood, because,

  • you know, that proves God has the authority to judge His creation. They don't like that idea.

  • And they sure don't want to admit there's a coming judgment!

  • I like that bumper sticker: "Jesus is coming, and, boy, is he mad!" That's the truth!

  • Well, sadly many Christians are also ignorant of what that original creation was like,

  • and what that Flood did to this world; and so because of their ignorance of the creation and the Flood,

  • it causes Christians to compromise the clear teaching of God's Word.

  • Genesis chapter one, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." By the way in Genesis 1:1,

  • it's heaven, singular. Later it's always "heavens" plural. When He first made it, it was heaven, one heaven.

  • Then later he divides it up into three slices: first heaven, second heaven, third heaven.

  • We'll cover that in a second; but look at verse five.

  • It says the evening and the morning were the first day. Notice that word "the," t-h-e.

  • In English that is called the definite article, THE first day.

  • This is King James Version, which I use and I recommend everybody use if you speak English.

  • I collect other versions of the Bible. I'm not afraid of them;

  • but folks, there's been some very serious changes made in some of these other versions.

  • Many have left out the blood in dozens of places; many have taken away the deity of Christ.

  • Some serious changes. Many have taken out over 200 verses! We cover more of that on Video #7.

  • We discuss why the King James is best. But I got down my Revised Standard Version,

  • that I got for perfect attendance in fourth grade at the Methodist Church.

  • I was raised in an extremely liberal Methodist church in the Peoria [Illinois] area.

  • Not all Methodists are liberal, but mine really was.

  • Our church had two pulpits; it was really strange! They had one pulpit were they read the Bible from,

  • and then the preacher would walk over to the other pulpit where he would preach from.

  • It took me a long time to figure out why they did that,

  • but finally I figured out it's because what he's reading over here

  • is so far from what he is saying over there, they had to separate them into two pulpits, you know.

  • But I had perfect attendance in fourth grade,

  • and they gave me the "reviled substandard perversion" [RSV] of the Bible.

  • And so I got down my Bible collection and I was going to see how they treated the Genesis story. You know, what differences are there?

  • And it says in the "reversed version" [RSV], "there was evening and there was morning, one day."

  • Now wait just a minute! What happened to "the first day"?

  • How many "the first days" are there in history? One. How many "one days" are there in history?

  • All of them, any of them, right? Why did they call it "one" day.

  • Then down in verse eight they called it "a second day" instead of "the second day".

  • Well I found out the guys who did the "reviled version" do not believe in a literal six-day creation.

  • And just about every other translation available changes it from "the first day" to "one day."

  • You can check it out for yourself. These people, many of them, believe in what's call the gap theory.

  • How many have ever heard of the gap theory before? The gap theory was made up in 1814,

  • by a Scottish preacher named Thomas Chalmers. He said, "There's a gap between verse one and verse two,

  • and there's millions or billions of years in there." Nobody thought of the gap theory till the 1800s,

  • until after it became popular to teach the earth was millions of years old.

  • See, in 1795 a book was written that said the earth is millions of years old;

  • and Christians, some of them, believed it and said, "Wow, we've got to make the Bible say that."

  • And so they scrambled with compromised positions: gap theory, day-age theory, progressive creation...

  • We'll cover more on that in a minute. But the gap theory was one of the ones they came up with in 1814,

  • to teach that maybe there's millions or billions of years between the first two verses.

  • That's what I was taught when I went to Bible college. That's what the Scofield Reference Bible teaches too.

  • They say between the first two verses of Genesis, there is ample scope for all the geologic eras.

  • They say there's a pre-Adamite rebellion; and the judgment of Lucifer happened.

  • Now, just a minute, was anybody here before Adam? Was there a pre-Adamite rebellion?

  • And exactly when did Lucifer get judged and fall from heaven? Well, we'd better see what the Scripture says.

  • Genesis 1:2 says, "The earth was without form and void." In Hebrew that's "tohu waw bohu,"

  • which means "unformed and unfilled." Without form means..."without form."

  • And void means "void", you know, empty. It doesn't mean destroyed; it just means it's not done yet, that's all.

  • There's a good book on the table out there. If you want to go down deep, stay down long, and come up dry,

  • you can read this one on "Unformed and Unfilled;" or if you want a shorter condensed version,

  • get the one that I wrote about "The Gap Theory."

  • To me it's one of the most dangerous heresies in the history of Christianity, the gap theory; and it is heresy.

  • This house, for instance, is unformed and unfilled. Nobody's living in it, but it's not destroyed!

  • Unformed and unfilled doesn't have to mean destroyed.

  • Now there is a verse in Jeremiah that uses the same phrase, "without form and void."

  • In this case, the Jeremiah passage is talking about a city that has been destroyed.

  • He looked at "the mountains...they trembled, the hills moved lightly...there was no man, the birds...fled."