Restoring the Foundations

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3) The foundations are being destroyed by Satan through the science of evolution, the big bang theory, dating pre-historic man and the age of the earth well before the … biblical account of creation. They don’t stop there but also question where Cain got his wife and deny that the entire race of men came from one man – Adam. When our culture accepts these scientific truths as self-evident it not only questions God as the sole Creator, but it destroys the authority of the Bible that says, “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth” (Acts 17:26a, also see Rom. 5:12-21).  When these culture norms infiltrate the Church the foundations are destroyed and the gospel becomes non-relevant or foolishness as it was to the Greeks. To stand firm our starting point must be to accept all of God’s Word as truth, only then can we confront the nonsense of this culture and defeat the enemy that stands behind it.

The Bible tells us exactly what we need to know and not anything more. So we need to be very careful to not recklessly add things that don’t belong or to remove things that do in order to accommodate science. This has been shamefully done by those who want to integrate science with Biblical truth. So let’s begin with Cain’s wife, where did he get her? To start with there is no indication that Eve did not give birth to daughters prior to the birth of Cain, “with the Lord’s help” and her excitement that she now “brought forth a man.” (See Gen. 4:1) There’s the probability that she also brought forth additional sons and daughters prior to and after the birth of Abel, who was hoped to play a significant role in carrying on the blessed seed that would one day crush the head of the serpent. (See Gen. 4:25) The point is prior to Cain slaying his brother there were a significant number of relatives both near and far (land of Nod) from which to get a wife, especially if they followed God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. The Biblical importance of this story is not to give us details but to demonstrate that there would be two groups of people; one following after Cain who turned his back on God and the other blessed son, Seth who now after the death of his brother would carry on the blood line by calling on the name of the Lord.

“Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living” (Gen.3:20).  So next, how do we deal with the prehistoric man and the carbon dating that shows he lived thousands of years prior to the biblical account of creation? How do we account for the differences between the Neanderthal man and modern man? Granted there is a slight difference between the sizes of the skull where the Neanderthal has the largest, but there is no conclusive evidence that he was anymore inferior than the rest of humanity. Being separated from God, the advanced culture of Adam’s clan, untreatable debilitating diseases, and cast into a dangerous environment could have played a significant role in his development and living conditions. Then there is the possibility that they could have been mutants from some catastrophic disaster, it’s interesting that they were all found in holes and caves. Or yet another possibility is that they could be offshoots of the intermarriage of the sons of God with the daughters of men that indeed created a different being, not too dissimilar from modern humans. (See Gen. 6:1-2) Fred H. Smith, a physical anthropologist at Loyola University in Chicago who has been studying Neanderthal DNA said, “They were believed to be scavengers who made primitive tools and were incapable of language or symbolic thought.”Now, he says, researchers believe that Neanderthals “were highly intelligent, able to adapt to a wide variety of ecological zones, and capable of developing highly functional tools to help them do so. They were quite accomplished.”There is also an indication that either these or others were “giants in the earth in those days,” (See Gen. 6: 4) which were all destroyed by the worldwide flood in Noah’s day. There is no conclusive evidence that the methodology used in DNA sequencing can predate prehistoric man before the biblical account of creation.  It is not necessary to accept any of these possibilities to accommodate science and fill in the details; rather we need to accept the creation account on faith, believing that God has given us all the information we need.

Now concerning the age of the world, the ‘Flood Geology,’ which makes the single year of Noah’s Flood the period in which were deposited the sediments and fossils unusually considered to have been laid down over many millions of years. This view is expounded in detail in J.C. Whitcomb and H.M. Morris, the Genesis Flood. And even if you don’t accept this last point as a probability then consider that we don’t know how long Adam and Eve actually stayed in the Garden of Eden prior to the fall. Could it be thousands or even millions of years? It stands to reason that Adam did not begin to count the years of his life until after his expulsion from the Garden, no longer having the ability to partake of the tree of life. Clearly on that day he both died spiritually and began his long trek toward physical death 930 years later. Then there was the six days of creation; were they six literal days as we calculate time or were they more? The Bible indicates: “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day” (II Peter 3:8).  In all of the religious writings prior to the fourth century they believed that the world was created in six thousand years, not six literal days. Again, it is not necessary to accept any of these possibilities to accommodate science and fill in the details; rather we need to accept the creation account on faith, believing that God has given us all the information we need. Whatever we determine to be true in our mind it must not disqualify the biblical account that God created the world and after creating man in His own image placed him in the Garden. And that all men came from one man – Adam.

If anyone is willing to do their own research, which many have, then they are convinced that science cannot disprove the Genesis account of creation and specifically that we are all of the same blood, that we are all of the same race, the race of Adam. If we allow the Bible to speak for itself then we know that all the “so called” different races all came from the same stock and were separated at the Tower of Babel. As different language groups were separated into different regions of the world it did not take long before they began to adapt to their unique environment and over thousands of years the pigment of their skin changed and their eyes also compensated with slight variations. There is proof that there is only a .2 % difference in people.  We are all of the same race. If we as Christians can accept this truth of the Bible then we should not fall for the devils lies to separate over so called racial differences. Christians should be on the forefront of restoring the foundations. The only two races God sees are those who are lost and those who are saved. In order to reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ we need to take them back to the beginning when God created the world and the first man Adam, so that they can accept the second Adam Jesus Christ, who was the promised seed who crushed the head of the old serpent.

Copyright © 2012 Rev. Daniel W. Blair – All content (blog articles) have been published in my new book: “Revelation Truth” available in our bookstore or at a bookstore near you.