ORIGIN 1.3
Prehistoric world
Life before written history
First paragraph in the Bible
'IN THE BEGINNING God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the spirt of God was hovering over the waters.'

Prehistoric means before any written record

The term 'prehistoric' generally refers to the time period between use of the first stone tools by humans and the invention of writing systems, and this varies in different parts of the world.

Stone age the creatures (hominids and then humans) made. Ample findings and dating. Until invention of iron tools.

The oldest known writing systems appeared about 5,000 years ago.

Long day six (though not as long as previous days).

Need to thing long. More info makes universe much bigger, older and complex than earlier thought.

Moon buggy, airplanes, picture flashing across globe instantly from a band on wrist, etc.

Prehistoric here means before Garden of Eden

No time limit. Just know it's old.

Genealogies from Genesis about 6,000 years, about same as earliest writing systems.

Dinosaurs

No doubt they existed. See bones in museums.

There was darkness over the face of the deep – light could not penetrate the extreme heat, and the earth was a deep mass of swirling vapor.

The spirit of God was hovering over the waters (as steam began condensing) – God was giving special attention to planet earth because he planned to do something special here.

Death before the fall

Big issue for many Christians who think everything perfect and no death before the fall.

But some issues:

Dinosaurs. Lots of high quality bones. No evidence that they lived at same time as humans. Therefore, animal death before humans.
Earth went through great trauma in creation. Not a paradise.
Jericho man and others. 9,500 years. Found Israel? Longer than Bible genealogy to Jesus (about 4,000 years) and then to us (about 6,000 years).
Could be that paradise was just the Garden of Eden, not the whole earth. Curse was just to garden, making it like all rest of earth.

Prehistoric human and modern human

Gave prehistoric human: God-like Soul, Spirit, Eternal capacity. Death.

Prehistoric human, Spiritual human

God-like soul, spirit capacity, eternal life

God's plan is a flow

Long periods of time. Different for different people at different times.

Bible was right

It's only within the last 60 years that science has acknowledged that the earth has NOT ALWAYS EXISTED but rather had a formless beginning from massive external power, just as the Bible has said all along.

It's highly unlikely that any writer three thousand years ago could know about the big bang without divine revelation from the designer/creator.

Scientific comfirmation increases confidence in the Bible and provides another REASON for Christian faith.

FROM FAITH EXPLORER
But, as a result of better telescopes and observations of the universe's constant expansion, by the 1980's the 'big bang' was the predominant theory of astronomers and astrophysicists.
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