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Dr. Hovind’s Seminar Transcripts

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Dr. Hovind’s Seminar Transcripts

Seminar 2: The Garden of Eden

(previous 1999 version of this seminar)

Introduction


     Well, thank you so much for joining us. What was it like in the Garden of Eden? Why did they live to be 900 years old and where do dinosaurs fit into the Bible? Let me review quickly for those that just joined us. My name is Kent Hovind; it has been since just shortly after birth. I was a high school science teacher for fifteen years and now for the last eight years I have been traveling around speaking on Creation, Evolution, and Dinosaurs. We covered in the first couple of sessions what the Bible says about the age of the earth. The Bible teaches that God made the world about 6,000 years ago. If you add up the dates in Scripture, it comes to about 6,000, not millions and billions. So somebody is wrong about the age of the earth. These two charts illustrate the two different views of history. The Bible says God made the world about 6,000 years ago; 4,400 years ago there was a Flood that destroyed the world; 2,000 years ago Jesus came, died on the cross, and here we are today. I had a lady write me a letter and said, “Mr. Hovind what does YA stand for on your chart?” Years ago.
      So anyway, the Evolution view teaches you know 20 billion years ago there was a Big Bang. Course, they do not know what exploded or where it came from but they think there was a Big Bang; and then 4.6 billion years ago the earth cooled down, developed a hard, rocky crust and it rained on the rocks for millions of years [and] turned them into soup, and the soup came alive about 3 billion years ago. This early life form found somebody to marry (pretty good trick) and something to eat and slowly evolved into everything we see today. These are basically the two different views of history.

Scoffers and Their Ignorance


     Now the Bible warned us in the last days, scoffers would come, who would scoff at the Bible. “Knowing this first, there shall come in the last days scoffers.” [2 Peter 3:3] There are scoffers in this world, folks; there are people who do not like the Bible. How many have ever met a scoffer before? I deal with them on a regular basis; I attract them like a magnet. Said they are going to walk after their own lust.

Ignorant Because of Lifestyle

     By the way they scoff at the Bible is because of their lifestyle, not because of their science. There is no scientific reason to reject the Bible, but some people do not like that Book because it chaps their heart. Well, get some Vaseline, man: you are going to need it, because we are going to be judged according to that Book. So they are going to scoff because of their lust, they do not want God telling them what to do. Next verse says they 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.” [2 Peter 3:4] That is a very important phrase, we will talk about that on videotape number four. Why did they say that? The way things are happening now, is the way they have always been happening. Uniformitarianism-do not miss tape 4 on that one. There are 7 in the whole series by the way if you do not get them all, you are welcomed to copy them by the way, and send them back and get your money back. You can not beat a deal like that!

Ignorant on Purpose

     Next verse says, “For this they willingly are ignorant of.” [2 Peter 3:5] “Willingly ignorant.” In the Greek, that means “dumb on purpose.” Ignorance is bliss; they are having a blizzard, leave them alone. The scoffers are willingly ignorant of how God made the heavens. Notice the word heaven is plural, heavens, more than one. There is more than one heaven, and we will talk about that in just a minute. Secondly, it says, “And the earth was standing out of the water and in the water.” How can the earth be out of the water and in the water at the same time? Well, we will talk about that in just a minute also. But basically what this is saying is, the scoffers are willingly ignorant of how God made the heavens and  the earth. They are ignorant of the Creation. They do not want to admit God created the world because that means God owns it. There might be some rules, and there are, and He does! The second thing they are ignorant of, the next verse says, “Whereby the world to them was being overflowed with water perish.” [2 Peter 3:6] This world was destroyed by a flood. The scoffers do not want to admit God flooded the world because that means God has the right to judge His creation, and He does by the way. This is His world; He can wreck it if He wants. The next verse in II Peter [says], He’s coming to judge it again. There is a coming judgment folks. It is coming soon! Scoffers are willingly ignorant of the Creation, the Flood, and the coming judgment. I saw a bumper sticker that said, Jesus is coming, and boy is He mad! I thought, Man, that will preach-that is the truth! He is coming soon and He is upset about what is going on.

Incorrect Translations


     Well, let’s talk about the Creation. We sure do not want to be ignorant of the Creation like the scoffers are. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” If you skip down to verse five and it says, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” Notice the word the-T-H-E. In English that is called the definite article: the first day. Now this is from the King James Version of the Bible, which I use, and I think you would be smart to use if you speak English. Many of the newer translations have made some serious changes. I would just be real cautious if I was you. I used to say (I do collect Bibles-versions of Bibles), I used to say I am not afraid of them. The more I study this, the more afraid I am getting folks. They have made thousands of changes in some of these, some of them very serious. Now, if you do not read Greek or Hebrew, you might want to stick with the King James if all you can read is English, which is all I can read. Here is the Reviled Substandard Perversion – I was reading through my Bibles to see how they treated the Creation story, and I came to the RSV. They said, “And there was evening and there was morning one day.” What happened to the first day? Well, now it is just one day. Down in verse 8 instead of saying “the second day”, they said it was “a second day”. Why did they do that? Well, the reason these guys did that, they do not believe in a literal six day creation. They believe in what is called the Gap Theory.



The Gap Theory


      How many have ever heard of the Gap Theory before? The Gap Theory was invented in 1814 by a Scottish preacher named Chaulmers, probably a well-meaning guy who just wanted to stick millions of years into the Bible, that is all! Because everybody was teaching the earth is millions of years old and Chaulmers thought, “you know the Bible is going to be left out, unless we can figure out a way to make the Bible say the earth is billions of years old.” So, he invented a gap between verse one and verse two. The Gap Theory teaches between the first two verses of Genesis, there is ample scope for all the geologic eras. They say that is where the pre-Adamite rebellion took place and a judgment of Lucifer happened. The Gap Theory is unscriptural, it is unscientific and it unnecessary. The world is not billions of years old and you do not need to stick a gap in there. The Gap Theory folks always say, “well, you know didn’t God tell Adam to replenish the earth?” Well, we will get into that in a minute about replenish the earth.

Solar Days or Ages

     Then you have got these verses they use all the time to justify the Gap Theory, but the Bible says pretty clearly in Exodus 20:11, “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is.” No gap there. He made everything in six days and God wrote this one on a rock with His own finger. This is part of the 10 commandments. Exodus 20, He must have known what He was talking about and He did not stutter. “Six days,” that is the way He did it.

Death-Whose Fault?

     Romans 5 tells us death came because of man’s sin. If the Gap Theory is true you had death before man ever got here. The Bible says it was death that came by sin, I Corinthians 15, same thing, “By man came death, in Adam all die.” See, it is because of Adam’s sin; that is the reason we have death in the world today and that is why Christ died on the cross-He is the second Adam. I could preach for hours on that topic. Adam was the first man and he sinned and plunged the whole human race into death and suffering and misery and Christ came to redeem us from that.

Replenish or to Plenish?

     The Gap Theory folks say, “well God told Adam to replenish the earth and the word replenish means to fill again.” You get the glass, you say, “would you please replenish the glass for me, you know, fill it again.” That is what the word means today, but in 1611 when the King James Version was translated, the word replenish was the proper word to use for the Hebrew word male [MAH lay] which means, “to fill”. Go fill the glass! About 1650 (English language changes from time to time you know), the word replenish began to mean “fill it again.” Today that is what it means, but in 1611 it just meant “go fill”. There is a different Hebrew word, shana [SHAH nah], which means “to fill a second time, or to do something a second time.” That is not what God told Adam to do. He told him to male the earth, “go fill the earth”. So it was nothing to do with filling it again.

When Did Satan Fall?

     In the book of Ezekiel, it tells us when Satan fell from heaven. Ezekiel 28, Lucifer is the theme of this chapter here; the Lord is talking about Lucifer. He says, “Thou hast been in Eden, the garden of God, every precious stone was thy covering,” and then it describes him in his tabrets and his pipes and the gold and the beryl and all this stuff, and you get down to verse 15, it says, “…Till iniquity was found in thee.” You see, Lucifer was in Eden until iniquity was found in him. Well, the Garden of Eden was a model Day six and Lucifer was in it before he fell, so he sure could not have fallen from heaven between verse one and verse two; the Garden of Eden had not been made yet. Lucifer was in the Garden of Eden as a nice guy, until iniquity was found in him. In Genesis 1:31, the last verse of the chapter, it says, “God saw everything and behold it was very good.” It would not be very good if the Devil was running around as a bad guy, and Adam and Eve were standing on top of thousands of feet of sediment full of dead things. That would not be very good! The whole idea of a pre-Adamite rebellion and a judgment of Lucifer during a gap is bologna, it is unscriptural, it is unscientific, and it is unnecessary! It goes against many, many other scriptures.

Day Age Theory


     I was reading through all my other translations, and I came across the Living Bible and they said, “Let the earth burst forth with every sort of grass and seed bearing plant and fruit trees, all this occurred on the third day.” I read that and I thought, Yay, we have a good one, until I read the footnote down at the bottom. Down at the bottom it says, “Literally, this a period of time.” Maybe the days are not really days, maybe the days represent long periods of time. How many have ever heard that idea before? That is what is called the “Day Age Theory”. Maybe each day represents an age, a long period of time. They always use Psalms 90, “A thousand years are like yesterday,” and II Peter 3, ‘a day with the Lord is as thousand years and a thousand years is as a day.’ Those are the two verses they always use.
      Notice it says thousand, not million or billion. It might mean God is working on a 6,000 year calendar with a thousand year reign of Christ coming up, for the millennium, the seventh day. That would mean the Lord is coming back any minute. Now that year 2000 is based on the birth of Christ. The Lord might be coming back 2,000 years from the resurrection. We might have thirty-three more years yet. I do not want to upset anybody or disrupt anybody’s book sales on eighty-eight reasons why the Lord will come in ’88, but God might not even be using our calendar! He may have His own, you know? So don’t think you ought to sell your clothes and go stand on a hill and say the Lord is coming back right now, He may not come! So I do not know when He is coming, but I suspect that it is going to be very soon. These thousand years as a day might refer to the 7,000 years of total human history, but they certainly do not refer to the creation.
      They cannot be talking about the creation because on the third day, He made the grass, the plants, and the trees; on the fourth day He made the sun. If those days are millions of years, that is going to be pretty hard on those plants waiting for the sun to come up, don’t you think? Plus the insects pollinate the plants; plus what about the Sabbath, were they supposed to work 6 million years and finally take a break? It does not make sense, folks! It had to be 6 days right in a row just like it says. It just does not work any other way. There is a great book on the so-called Gap Theory and the Day-Age Theory and another one that is even more subtle and I think more dangerous called the Ruin-Restoration Theory, which tries to combine the two. This book is on our order form here called The Unformed and Unfilled, it is about $8; we have some on the table out there. If you know somebody that has been taught the Gap Theory, send him that book. It goes into all the Hebrew and it goes down deep, stay down long, and come up dry kind, you know? You can explain the whole thing when you are all done reading that book if you want to read more on that.

The Pre-Flood Vapor Canopy

Biblical Evidence

     Okay, back to verse six, “And God said, Let there be a firmament,” a what, a firmament. Well, what is that? Well, let’s see here. It is in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Some people say, “I know what it is, it is the dirt.” You know the dirt comes up and keeps the water away from the water. No, no, no, it is not the dirt. Read down to verse twenty: see, the Bible always interprets itself. No prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation, I Peter 1. Genesis 1: 20 says, “The fowl (that is the birds) fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.” The birds fly in the firmament: the birds do not fly in the dirt, the birds fly in the air. So, obviously that is the first heaven where the birds fly.

The Three Heavens

     Remember II Peter said there are heavens, more than one? First heaven is where the birds fly, you are breathing it now, first heaven. Second heaven is where the sun, moon, and stars are. Genesis 1:14, “God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven and He made the sun, moon and stars.” We call that “outer space.” That is the second heaven. The third heaven mentioned in the Bible is in II Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul in this chapter is telling a story about the time he got rocked to sleep-I mean stoned to death-and he was caught up to the third heaven. Three heavens in the Bible, first heaven where the birds fly, second heaven where the stars are, third heaven where God lives. We are going there one of these days! We are going to hear the angel blow the trumpet! Blast off out of here, take a bite off of the Milky Way on the way by and head for the third heaven. It is going to be awesome!

Firmaments Described

     Anyway, back to the first heaven here. Genesis 1:7, “And God made the firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.” What is this talking about? Water above the atmosphere where the birds fly? Psalms 148, “Praise Him ye waters that be above the heavens.” It is not that way today, what is going on here? Why did II Peter say the earth was standing out of the water, and in the water? Kind of a strange verse, don’t you think? Well, I think the problem is we do not understand what the earth used to be like. The Bible says God created the earth a circle, by the way there has never been a time when the Christians thought the earth was flat; Columbus knew it was round. A bunch of Atheists in 1800 decided, let’s make fun of the Christians, let’s go around and tell everybody that they teach the earth is flat! They started the whole thing! The Bible says, “God sits on the circle of the earth”, Isaiah 40, and it says, “He stretched out the heavens like a curtain.” Maybe that explains the “Red Shift” a little bit; the light just seems to be stretched, you know the red is off from the rest of it-stretched out the heavens, I do not know. But, He spread them out like a curtain, and “spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.” We live in one of the heavens, the first heaven, and it was under the water. See, today’s atmosphere has six layers to it: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere, and ionosphere. There used to be a seventh layer hydrosphere, for lack of a better term. There was a layer of water above the atmosphere. A layer of water above the atmosphere when God first made the world, now that is gone, all that fell down at the time of the Flood so today we do not have it. I cannot go show it to you, this is all theory, it is called the Canopy Theory. The Bible says there used to be water above the firmament. Water or ice, it might have been ice because ice at low temperatures becomes magnetic and you can actually suspend it in the magnetic field of the earth. It is called the Mysner Effect.

Ice Canopy?

     Have you ever seen a magnet floating on top of another magnet? That is called the Mysner Effect. If ice was up there, say 10 miles up, 6 inches of ice just to pick a number, that super cold ice suspended by the magnetic field would increase air pressure on the earth and would filter out the sunlight. See, water stops a lot of the damaging effects of the sunlight; it would make the whole earth like a big greenhouse. How many know what a greenhouse is? They have got all glass walls; you have to dress in the basement in a greenhouse. Well, apparently the whole earth used to be that way.
      Matter of fact, scientists just recently discovered there is still lots of water out there in space; enormous amounts of water, and water is an amazing molecule by the way. One of the only substances that as it freezes, it expands instead of shrinks, boy it is a good thing because the water freezing and expanding makes it float on top of water otherwise the lakes would freeze from the bottom up–make it pretty tough on the fish would it not? Pretty neat the way that works, the rest of them shrink and sink when they freeze, not water, amazing substance! Moody Science films has a great video just on water, it is called “Water, Water Everywhere”, tremendous video from Moody Bible Institute.

What Good is a Water Vapor Canopy?

     There is a new theory about the dinosaurs that I think ties in with what the Bible says about the original creation. See, scientists are kind of confused about dinosaurs, they have two serious problems. In 1993, all the dinosaur experts got together in Chicago and they said folks, we have got a problem, dinosaur lungs are too small they could not breathe plus their nostrils are too small. An 80-foot Apatosaurus, this article says, had nostrils the same size as a horse. How is an 80-foot animal going to get enough air through nostrils the same size as a horse? He would be sucking so hard trying to get a breath, it would set him on fire from all the friction from the wind whistling in there! Couldn’t breathe! Well, apparently, they did breathe, we find their bones all over the place. How could he breathe?

Double Atmospheric Pressure

     Well, today an eighty footer could not breathe, but before the Flood, I think they had double the air pressure from that canopy of water or ice over head-increase the air pressure. Plus, when they drilled into the amber (how many saw Jurassic Park when they went after the mosquito blood?), sometimes in amber they find air bubbles trapped. The air bubbles trapped in amber have 50% more oxygen than we do today. Interesting! Did you know if you lived in a world with double the air pressure and 50% more oxygen, just breathing would be exciting! Adam would go,
      “(breathe) Wow! Eve, that was fun, let’s do that again, ready?” Because under those conditions, not only does your hemoglobin take on oxygen, your plasma gets oxygen saturated in your blood stream which means you could run for hundreds of miles without getting tired. Adam and Eve did not need a car; they could run to Grandma’s! Only they did not have a grandma, or a mother-in-law by the way, which was why it was paradise! No, actually my wife has a great mother-in-law, but!
      I think before the Flood came the earth had double the air pressure and increased oxygen. That explains how the dinosaurs could get so big on small lungs.      Hyperbaric Therapy      It explains a lot of things by the way. It would sure heal up faster under those conditions; extra oxygen makes you heal much faster. How many of your remember Baby Jessica, she fell down in the well in Texas about 10 or 12 years ago? When Jessica fell down in the well, she was 18 months old, her left leg slipped down in the pipe, her right leg came up behind her and she did the splits as she slid down 20 feet inside an 8 inch steel pipe. She was down there 2 and 1/2 days; it was an amazing rescue, when they finally got her out a lot of her body had turned black from lack of circulation. Her right leg was totally black; one of the doctors said we have to cut the leg off immediately. Another doctor said, before we cut her leg off, let’s just try putting Jessica in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In a what? Hyperbaric oxygen chamber? What is that? Well, it is a chamber like this; they put Jessica in one of these. Now, back in 1987 this was very new therapy. This was a revolutionary idea; today it is being used more and more. They stuck Jessica in one of these chambers, filled it up full of pure oxygen, and pumped it up to double normal pressure forcing oxygen into her system. Within a few hours, her leg turned pink; one by one her toes turned pink. They finally had to amputate half of her little toe. She would have lost her whole leg had it not been for hyperbaric therapy.
      You know, one of the biggest ones in America is right here in Pensacola, Florida. Holds thirty people in emergencies. Hyperbaric Chamber, strange, huh? You know in West Germany all stroke patients are required to go for hyperbaric oxygen treatments after they have a stroke? They are finding incredible healing. Different countries around the world-in England, Multiple Sclerosis patients are being treated with hyperbaric oxygen; in India, they treat leprosy with it.
      Adding oxygen to the system, everything seems to heal faster. A small chamber like this, it only holds one person, is cheaper to operate and to build; quite a few pro teams have one. Dallas Cowboys have one, the San Francisco 49er’s have one, the New York Jets have one, all these pro teams are finding their injured players are healing twice as fast under hyperbarics. Well, if you are paying the guy $1000 a minute to go play with a ball, you want him out there playing with the ball, right? Can you imagine, though, if the entire earth was hyperbaric before the Flood? That would be a different world, wouldn’t it? You would not need a hospital, you would be healed up before you could get there; plus it would make plants grow like crazy. See, increased air pressure would also increase pressure to the plants. Now, plants do not have lungs to breathe, they have to rely on what comes by right? It would also increase pressure to the gases-that puts more gas into the water and fish have to breathe under water; if you have increased air pressure you get a lot more fish able to survive per cubic mile, I mean lots more fish, lots more plant growth.      Giant Tomatoes      Dr. Kei Mori, Kao University in Tokyo, Japan, started raising a tomato plant in his basement. No windows. Well, plants have to have light so he took a fiber optic cable and ran it down from the roof, down to light the plants. His cherry tomato plant began to grow abnormally fast and he thought, “you know, I wonder if the fiber optic cable is blocking out the UV light and only allowing in pure light, not the other stuff that comes from sunlight.” So he put a plastic shield over the plant and moved it to the laboratory. The plastic shield was like sunglasses to block out UV light. He also decided to pressurize carbon dioxide to stem of the plant. He built a flexible sock around the stem and pressurized CO2, since plants breathe CO2. He did not do the whole plant, it would have done even better, all he did was the stem with pressurized CO2. After two years, his cherry tomato plant was 16 feet tall and produced 900 tomatoes, and his tomatoes on his cherry tomato plant were baseball size. They moved it to a shopping center, built a bigger plastic shield over it, built scaffolding to hold the branches up, last I heard the plant was 40 feet tall and produced 15,000 tomatoes every year. That is a tomato tree! Can you imagine if the whole earth was hyperbaric though before the Flood? All the plants would grow like crazy.
      One atheist said, “Mr. Hovind, there is so much coal in the ground today, all the plants in the world today could not make that much coal.” I said, “You are absolutely correct!” He said, “See, that proves the earth is billions of years old.” I said, “No, no, you are absolutely wrong. That proves the pre Flood world had lots more plants, lots more plants.” First place, 70% of the world today is under water; probably not the way it was when God first made it, plus plant growth would be incredible under those conditions. If Adam could come back today and see the forests around here, he would [say], “Aww, what happened, did you forget to water them?” I mean folks; we live in a junkyard compared to what Adam had when he was here; things were huge!

X-Rays

     See, the sun puts off a lot of stuff besides light. It puts off X-rays and Gamma rays and Beta rays and all them “Ray” boys come down here and they are pretty hard on your carcass.  
      How many have ever had an X-ray before? I broke 9 bones growing up, my brother broke 21; we played rough in our neighborhood. You go to the hospital and the doctor says take off all your clothes and put this little gown on. They give you a little, bitty gown, it does not quite come together in the back, you know it is kind of embarrassing. They say, now walk down the hall about 12 miles and on the left you will see the X-ray room. Well, if you make if that far, they will say, “Oh, we are glad you made it, would you please lay on this table?” They just got the table out of the freezer a few minutes before you got there. How many of you have been on that same table, you know which one I am talking about? Okay! He puts this weird machine over the top of you, and says, okay now take a deep breath, hold it, and he runs out in the hall! You say, “wait doc, come here, what is going on?” He says, “well, I have to X-ray you.” You say, “well, is this machine dangerous?” He says, “no, it is harmless!” You say, “well, how does this work doc?” He says, “well when I mash the button, little X-ray bullets come out of that machine and they blast right through your carcass, right through the table, right into the film under the table, and we are going to expose what is in your body in reverse image.” (Which, by the way, is why many radiologists have negative outlook on life!) “We are going to blow you full of holes!” See, an X-ray is just like getting shot with a shotgun, but the bullets are much smaller. You will not feel a thing, they go right through you, and your body heals the holes like that [snap].
      Somebody said you have to fix 250 million holes from X-ray damage per second because the sun is X-raying us right now. Well, this is a metal roof building. Metal probably slows or stops most of the X-rays, but if you were just in a wood rood and shingles, it does not even slow them down-right through! Concrete stops X-rays, water stops X-rays, and lead stops X-rays, but not too many folks build a lead roof on their house. It would be a little hard to hold up there.
      The doctor has a lead wall he goes out and hides behind when he pushes the button because he does not want to get hit by those X-ray bullets. It is okay for you to get hit by them, but he does not want to get hit. Long term exposure to X-ray’s is dangerous. But, here we are getting X-rayed everyday of our life and your poor skin feels the full force of the X-rays.
      Your skin has three basic layers: epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous where the fat is stored. Some have much more stored than necessary, but! X-rays go blasting through your skin and through your body and your body has to fix all the damage that is done. It does just fine, your body fixes it everyday, thousand and millions of these all the time, no problem. But, after about 70 or 80 years your skin begins to lose the battle and it cannot keep up with the damage being caused and your skin begins to wrinkle up. How many have noticed a few wrinkles on some of the old timers? Say, boy, he needs to iron his face, yep! People say, “Brother Hovind, I don’t want to get old and wrinkled up!” Well, if you do not want to get wrinkled, there are three things you can do about it.
      Number one, you can die early and you will not wrinkle. Number two, you can carry a lead or concrete umbrella over your head at all times, do not ever get exposed to the X-rays! Or, number three, you can do what Elizabeth Taylor has done, the movie star, how many have heard of Elizabeth Taylor?
      I was at Wal-Mart one time waiting in line checking out, and there was Elizabeth Taylor’s picture on a magazine rack beside me. She was getting married for the 40th time or something, you know? I thought, hey, I am going to check this out. Somebody told me Elizabeth Taylor has a hole in her forehead. She fills it in with caulk, she covers it up with make-up, nobody is supposed to know about it, but I am a scientist and I like to learn things so I got my Swiss Army knife out which has a magnifying glass on it. I picked up the magazine and I began staring at her forehead. People are walking down the aisle looking; “what is the matter with you?” “I am just looking at a magazine!” I stared at her forehead for a while and I finally figured out what the hole was, I was so proud of myself! That lady has had so many face-lifts down through the years trying to get rid of the wrinkles; it is her belly button right there! Hey, go to Wal-Mart, she is probably getting married again this week; she will be on there sooner or later! You say Brother Hovind; I do not want to get old and wrinkled up. Well, I am sorry. If you get old, you are going to get wrinkled, you might as well get ready for it, okay? But it was not that way before the Flood came.

Pre-Flood Ages

     You know before the Flood came, the Bible says the people lived to be over 900 years old. Right after the Flood came, that canopy of water fell down, life spans dropped off to 400, and then 200, and then 100, and today 100 is old. Before the Flood, you were just a kid at 100; it was about time to start looking for a wife and a house near a grade school. Well, today if you wait till you are 100, you can still get the wife, but you can forget the grade school! You will not need it, okay? It was just different back then folks, a lot different; they lived a long time.
      One guy is going around the country and claims to be a Creationist, he says, “You know folks they were not really living to be 900, they counted every month as a year, you have to divide their age by 12.” Wow, that is an even bigger miracle! Let’s see, Enoch was 65 when he begat Methuselah. Two of these guys were 65 when their son was born. Let’s see, 65 divided by 12, he was 5 and 1/2 when he became a daddy! I do not think so! No, they really lived to be 900, folks, something was different back then.

Pre-Flood Heights

     I think they got bigger too. Here is me standing next to a life size statue of Robert Wadlow, Alton, Illinois, right by St. Louis. Robert Wadlow was 8 foot 11 and 1/4 inches-big boy! He had a size thirty-seven shoe. I could not touch his chin without jumping. We would consider that gigantic. But, I think before the Flood, they got bigger than that. Here is a drawing of a skeleton found in a coal mine in Italy that is 11 feet 6 inches tall. Well, long, not tall, he is laying down now! But, 11 foot 6! How would you like to have one of them on the basketball team? Hey, throw the ball to Herman; okay, drop it in Herman, right there. Now come down here and block off the whole court!
      Sometimes the women get upset with me because I do tell a lot of Adam and Eve jokes and they say, “now Mr. Hovind, excuse me, but, you said that was a skeleton of a man, maybe it was a woman.” Well, that is a fair question, but I taught Biology and Anatomy and I happen to know how to tell the difference between a male and female skeleton. It is not the number of ribs, only Adam was missing a rib. There are two ways to tell the difference though. One is to look at the feet; if they are pointed toward the mall, it is a woman. Another way to tell the difference, is to look at the process on the tempromandibular joint, that is the place where the jawbone hooks on to the skull; the joint on the woman is worn out more than on the man! How many were to agree with both of those, you think that is correct? Oh, look at this, come on Bill get your hand up there, son!
      Now, I am not going to tell you that everybody was 11 or 12 feet tall before the Flood, but they might have been. Found a 9 foot 8 inch skeleton in Indiana, back in 1879, you did not hear about that in your History book. This giant skull found in a cave in Nevada. There were big people in the world, folks; this giant human thumb bone is underneath compared to a normal human thumb bone. The big one was found right near Mount Ararat in Turkey. You know the Turkish government claims they have found the grave of Noah. The skeleton was over 12 feet tall; that would make his cubit a little bigger, would it not? How big was that Ark anyway?
      People, say, aww, one man and three boys could not build a boat that big. You did not see those boys! “Hey boys, bring me that tree, would you?” “Sure Dad, where do you want it, third floor?” I think people were bigger back in those days. These giant jawbones are on display right now at a hotel in Turkey; 6 and 1/2 inch from TMJ to TMJ. Anybody in this room could stick your head inside that jaw and rattle it around. The Bible says there were giants in the earth in those days. I believe there were giants in the earth in those days!

Cavemen and Missing Links


     Well, Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image.” So, He made man in his own image. Well, now if we are made in the image of God, what about all the cave men they are finding? Why do we teach the kids that this is grandpa right there? What about the so-called cave men? Well, we will not take time to go into all of them here, let’s just talk about a few of them for a moment.

Nebraska Man

     Nebraska man is a good place to start. Did you know all they found for a Nebraska man was one tooth? Somebody found a tooth! They built the entire man out of plaster of Paris and imagination, then they built him a wife. You have to be good to know what his wife looks like from his tooth. But, these guys are good! Later, they found out that the tooth actually came from a pig. There is the real Nebraska man right there!

Piltdown man

      What about Piltdown man? Well, Piltdown man was a fraud. Somebody took a human skull and an ape’s jaw bone, filed them down and made them fit together, treated them with acid, buried them in a gravel pit and then discovered Piltdown man. Piltdown man was a hoax! 500 people studied the fossils and wrote a Ph.D. dissertation and earned a doctors degree on the Piltdown fossils, [and] nobody caught the fraud! They were so anxious to believe in evolution, anything becomes evidence for the theory. See, some people do not want God telling them what to do. That Piltdown man was in the textbooks for 40 years. For 40 years, boys and girls went to school and were taught they have got proof revolution and it was a hoax-a fraud.
      I wonder how many kids during those 40 years lost confidence in the Bible. I wonder how many kids did not get saved. I wonder how many kids would have or could have or should have become an evangelist or a pastor or a missionary. No, some teacher ruined their faith in the Bible with a deliberate fraud. Boy, I would hate to be in their shoes judgment day standing before God, wouldn’t you? Say, “God, I am the one that taught that to this kid and that is why he is going to hell.” I would hate to be on the textbook selection committee and say, “God I am one of those that voted for that book to go in our school;” it is a hoax, it is worse than a hoax, it is tragic! It leads kids to hell.

Neanderthal Man

     What about the Neanderthal man, oh, he is still in textbooks right now used in our county. See, man walks on two legs, apes walk on four, the Neanderthal skeleton they found was bent over and he said wow look at this he is bent over, he is slowly evolving, he is coming up! No, they proved 50 years ago it was an old man with arthritis. He is slowly going down, he is not coming up at all! But, guess what? The Neanderthal man is still in textbooks right now. Proven wrong 50 years ago. Why do we have to keep false information in the textbooks? I cover a whole lot more on that on videotape number four, if you would want to get that one. Anybody in public school needs to watch that one; it would really help them. Straighten them out on things they have been taught that are simply wrong.

Lucy

     Parts from All Over      The one that is in the textbooks now that is the most famous is called Lucy. How many have ever heard of Lucy before? Better known as australopithicus atherensis, scientific name. Donald Johanson found Lucy at Dar Valley, Ethiopia in 1974; it was 40% of the skeleton. This is considered the most complete skeleton ever found. There is a real controversy about the knee joint. The knee joint that he found a mile and a half away from the rest of the skeleton was labeled in National Geographic as “Lucy’s Knee”, Donald never corrected them; it was not Lucy’s knee found a mile and a half away. He let the error slip through because he wanted them to think, “well maybe that is the same.” There is a long story on that; 200 feet deeper in the strata, by the way.      Monkeys and Femurs      Donald said, I think Lucy is becoming a human because the ape has a straight femur, the thigh bone on an ape is straight coming off the knee joint on the far right over there. Lucy’s knee angled to the side like a human knee angles to the side. See, your hips are wider than your knees and so your femur angles out to the side. I have got two of them myself, I know about that. Lucy’s femur angled and Donald said, “See, that proves Lucy is becoming a human.” No, no, no, Donald, any monkey that climbs trees has an angled femur; monkeys that walk on the ground have a straight femur. So it does not prove it is becoming a human.
      He said, well the bones are slightly bigger; notice Lucy’s bones are a little bit bigger than a regular ape. That is true but it does not prove it is becoming a human. Did you know the bones of a Clydesdale are slightly bigger than a regular horse? That proves it is becoming an elephant or a truck. Just a heavy, duty chimpanzee, that is all; all they found was a heavy, duty chimp and that is all it was. By the way, the St. Louis Zoo put Lucy with human feet on it. Guess how many foot bones were found. Zero! Pure propaganda! When they found the footprints over there in the ash, Time magazine put an ape-like creature on top of these perfectly normal human footprints-footprints were 100% perfectly normal human. They did not find any bones, but they made the “missing link” to be ape-like. It is propaganda folks, it is not science. Actually the Australopithecine are just an unusual monkey and the experts are admitting it. There might even be some still alive in Sumatra down near Vietnam.

The Missing Link?


     This book Bones of Contention is the best book I know of on the so-called missing links, the cave men. If you want to read about that we have got that on our order form. Every one of the so-called cave men is listed in here and tells what they really found about them, that will set the record straight. There is absolutely no evidence of any evolution of man from anything else. Man has always been man; getting worse maybe, but still just the same as far as anatomy goes.
      There is one missing link, though. Modern man has got something missing up between his ears. He spends all his time digging in the dirt looking for bones; now, my dog does the same thing, but we do not make the taxpayers pay his salary while he does it. That would be the major difference. By the way, you can see this guy has furniture disease, his chest fell into his drawers from too much ice cream I believe. The Bible says, “They think they are wise, but they are fools.” Somebody needs to go win those guys to the Lord before it is too late.

“Prehistoric” is a New Word


     I think before the Flood came though, the world was very different. People lived longer, got bigger, and animals lived longer and got bigger. Here is a man standing next to a Hornless rhinoceros, 18 feet tall 30 feet long. That is a big rhino! People say well that is a prehistoric animal. There is no such thing as prehistoric. Did you know that word prehistoric was just added to the dictionary 100 years ago? Here is a dictionary from 1766, guess what, prehistoric is not in there. Dictionary from 1860, guess what, no prehistoric. It was added about 1870; there is no such thing as prehistoric.

The Pre-Flood World

Insects and Animals

     Now, there are things that are pre Flood, but that is not prehistoric. We find fossils of dragon flies for instance that are pre Flood, but not prehistoric. People say, Ah, big deal, we have got dragon flies here in Florida. Not like this one, you don’t! This guy has a 3-foot wing span. How would you like to hit that at 70 miles an hour? He would take the bug deflector and the hood right off, join you in the front seat! Do you have cockroaches in this part of town? Man, when I moved to Florida, I thought, what on earth is that! Did you know they have found fossil cockroaches that are 18 inches long? You did not call Orkin back in those days, you called the National Guard! You know they found fossil centipedes that are 6 feet long? Fossil grasshoppers, 2 feet long? By the way, insects have to breathe through their skin, so increased air pressure is the only way they could breathe. Before the Flood they had greater air pressure so they could grow bigger. Today, those big ones could not survive, praise the Lord! They find fossil cat tails 60 feet tall. Fossil beavers, 8 feet long. That is a big beaver! Here is a guy holding a beaver jaw, found in Wisconsin. Well, if you have bigger trees, you need bigger beavers to chew them down. God keeps everything balanced back in those days too! Sharks used to get enormous. You know they find fossil sharks, I have got one here, a shark’s tooth indicating that sharks used to get about 80 feet long. The movie Jaws had a 25 foot shark on there; you would have to use Jaws for bait to catch this fellow! I was in South Dakota staying at a farmer’s house, and he said, “Brother Hovind, you want some sharks teeth?” I said, “Well, sure!” He said, “C’mon lets go out in the field.” We went out in the field in South Dakota, which was a little way from the beach and found 500 sharks teeth in 30 minutes. He said, “My field is covered in them.” Little sharks teeth, all over, some big ones. I think there was a Flood folks; we cover more on that in video tape number 6.

Dinosaurs and Birds

     Before the Flood, things were bigger. See, increased pressure puts more gas into the water and so fish and get bigger and grow faster and live longer, etc. Turtles are found that are enormous by today’s standards and birds nearly 13 feet tall have been found fossilized. That is a big bird!      Big Lizards      And lizards, they have got huge because reptiles never stop growing. Reptiles grow all their life. When I first moved into my house right behind Pensacola Christian Academy, on Cummings Road, right off of St. Johns Street, first thing I did was to meet all the neighbors. I knocked on every door on my street, invited them to church, witness to them, see if they are saved, like everybody should do in their own neighborhood. There I was 6 doors down from my house, I knocked on the door, the guy said, “C’mon in.” So I walked in. I took one step inside and there crawling around loose on the kitchen floor, right in front of me, was a 5-foot long iguana. I stopped, I held perfectly still, I said, “Does it bite?” He said, “No, we just fed it.” I said, “How big is it going to get?” He said, “Oh, they never stop growing, he said, I raise them and sell them to pet stores.” He said, “I have seen them 10 feet long before.” I went down about six months later, knocked on the door, he said, “Hey Kent, c’mon in.” I was a little smarter this time, you know, I looked around first, make sure it is clear. Walked inside and I said, “How is the iguana doing?” He said, “We don’t know.” I said, “You don’t know?” He said, “No, he got out!” I said, “You mean like outside?” He said, “Uh, what are you thinking, like baseball?” I said, “Well, where is it?” He said, “Man, I don’t know. It is around here someplace,” he says, “it is about 6 feet long now, that thing is worth some money. If you see it, give me a call would you?” I said, “Forget it man, I am calling 911 if I see a six foot iguana!” He never did find it folks. Probably over in this part of town by now. Let’s see, that has been 9 years ago. Be careful when you go to the mall. I wonder what the reptiles would look like if you could put them back in the Garden of Eden before the Flood came, give them increased air pressure, extra oxygen, plenty of food, increased radiation protection from the radiation barrier above them-the canopy above them, and no enemies. Let the reptiles live to be 700 or 800 years old; they would never stop growing. Do you know what you would have after awhile? Big lizard-Dinosaur.      Dinosaurs and Man Together      Dinosaurs were just big reptiles that lived with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. You can buy these at the pet store right now; it has got three horns on his face, what would he look like at about 10 tons? Some kind of triceratops. No, dinosaurs have always lived with humans.      

Ica Stones.

Down in Peru, they found a human vertebrae with dinosaur bones, together. They found what came to be known as the Ica stones, with people riding dinosaurs, and people hunting dinosaurs. Over 50,000 of these stones have been found. Now in Peru, it is against the law to sell the National Treasure, so you go to jail, so the people that are finding them are claiming they are making them so they will not go to jail-so they can sell them. I read a book about a guy that has 11000 of them in his museum down there. Every known dinosaur found carved on the Ica stones. He had them analyzed and they have a coating over them, which would require hundreds of years to produce this oxidized coating. He said these are not being carved now, they were carved hundreds of years ago, at least. But, the local people were just trying to stay out of jail.

Paluxy River footprints.

If you go to Dallas, Texas, go over to Fort Worth and start heading southwest, a little bit toward Waco, you will find the town over there called Glen Rose, Texas. I have been there three times. There is a river that runs through town called the Paluxy River. In the Paluxy River, there are thousands of layers of limestone. The bottom of the river is flat. In 1908 the river flooded, a bad flood, tore the bottom of the river off. Ripped off two feet of solid limestone and moved it downstream 20 miles. In the new riverbed, freshly exposed in 1908, there were thousands of dinosaur footprints. There were so many dinosaur footprints there, they made a state park out of it. I have got the book right here, Dinosaur Valley State Park.
      If you are ever driving across Texas, be sure to stop and see Dinosaur Valley State Park because there is nothing else to see as you drive across Texas. Has anybody ever driven across Texas before? You go a long ways in Texas! Well, they knew these footprints would get eroded away quickly so they chiseled lots of them out to save them in museums because they knew the limestone is relatively soft and after 50 or 100 years they would be gone. But, there are still a lot of them there, it has been 80 years now and there are still a lot of them there. Let’s see, 1908, it would have been 90 some years. The footprints are pretty good size. Here is a kid taking a bath in one; picture is on the back of the book right there. They found human footprints with these dinosaur footprints. I talked to Cecil Dougherty, I talked to Carl Baugh, he lives there; I have talked to many folks who studied this and they have said yes, there are human footprints there so I went there and saw them myself and walked in them. Human tracks and Dinosaur tracks together. Sometimes the human track is inside the Dinosaur track; sometimes the Dinosaur track is on top of the human track, indicating that that Dinosaur was there last. Interesting! The tracks are pretty good size, I brought one, here it is. This is a casting of one of those from Glen Rose, Texas. Size 24! Either the guy was 10 feet tall or he looked hilarious going to kindergarten. Kids, if you ever see the guy that made this, call him sir. Do what he says; you can come try your foot in there and see if you are Cinderella a little bit later.
      Skeptics Refuted
. But, some of the skeptics said, “We think these are fake,” so they lifted the rock ledges out along the side of the creek and there was more footprints underneath, undisturbed limestone. Perfect stride, right foot, left foot, right foot. They cut one of the tracks in half, sawed it across the toes, saw the lamination lines distorted by the mud squeezing up between the toes; the man stride was 6 feet between steps. I would rip my britches every time trying to do that! Oops! Human and Dinosaur tracks together, that is interesting!
      Evolutionist’s Ignorance.
A friend of mine was down there when they were digging the tracks out. He wrote me a letter, he said, “Brother Hovind, I was there when they were digging out the tracks. We followed the footsteps of a Dinosaur; it looked like he was walking with the man. Nova came to film the dig, and there was an evolutionist there arguing with Dr. Carl Baugh the whole time. Nova did not film much of the dig, but they did interview the evolutionist. He told them he had not seen anything there to disprove evolution; what he did not tell the camera was that he had refused to even turn around and look at the tracks we were working on. He stood with his back to the dig and the tracks while making those statements. Nova knew the man had not looked at the tracks, but they did not report that nor did they give Dr. Baugh equal air time to respond.”
      See, evolution is a carefully protected state religion. You have to protect it at all costs. One fellow said, “Well, if there is human tracks here, that just proves there was an unknown Dinosaur with feet like a human.” Could be I suppose!

The Pre-Flood Civilization

     Even found a petrified hammer, I have got a replica right here on the table of the petrified hammer. Course now if you believe in evolution, that proves Dinosaurs build hammers that is all. People say they did not have any iron before the Flood! You better read your Bible. Tubal-cain was an artificer in brass and iron, yes they had iron before the Flood. This bell was found inside a lump of coal. Here is the phone number of the guy who has it sitting on his desk for a paperweight; he found it and it is ten years old in West Virginia, I talked to him last week. This silver vessel was found in Massachusetts. Blasting solid rock, a silver bell shaped vessel flew out of the solid rock. A clay doll was found 320 feet down in Idaho, still in a museum right there at the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise, Idaho; 320 feet down, a clay doll in solid rock? Workers found human bones in a copper arrowhead in a silver mine. Digging away in solid rock, found human bones. See, all those layers formed during the Flood, they did not form over millions of years, the Flood made all of that. We cover more on that on video tape number 6.

The Pre-Flood Diet

     God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.” God said, “Adam I want you to eat the fruit, the vegetables, and the seeds.”      The Bible and Health      We do not do that much anymore. We eat the hamburger, French fries and Coke. God said eat the fruit, the vegetables and the seeds. When you eat the peach, you should eat the seed. You say Brother Hovind that thing is hard! Well, you crack it open, there is a nut inside, it looks like an almond and it tastes terrible. It will give you pucker that will last about an hour and a half. Some of you old timers are thinking, “Pucker.Pucker.what is that for? Man, I used to know!” My dad said, “You know you are getting old when you get all the way across the room to get your wife a kiss and then you forgot why you came.” You are getting old all right!
      You say, “Brother Hovind, you cannot eat the seeds, they have poison in them, it is cyanide.” Oh, it is good for you! It is part of a vitamin called Vitamin B17. B17 is found in the seeds, not in the fruit and people that get lots of B17 in their diet never get cancer. Have you ever noticed a dog or a cat get sick and go out and eat grass? Certain kinds of grass contain Vitamin B17. Did you know wild animals never get cancer? Zoo animals get it all the time. You say, C’mon you think cancer is a lack of a vitamin?

The Hunza Tribe.

You better look at the history of medicine. The Hunza, a tribe in India, when they [were] first discovered before any white people got into the area, the average age was 165. As they built a highway and people began coming in and out of the area, life spans dropped off to 90 average, still pretty old. Today I think the average is still 90. The average age of medical doctors is 58. Average age of queers is 42; I think it pays to live for the Lord! Hunza’s favorite food is apricot seeds; it just so happens that apricot seeds have more B17 than anything else found in nature. The Hunza’s never had a case of cancer ever.
      You say, you think a vitamin will cure cancer? Well, for years sailors died of scurvy. Anybody know what cured scurvy? Vitamin C. After the cure was discovered in 1753, the navy did nothing about it for 50 more years. During that time, one million sailors died in the British navy alone…after the cure was known! In 1795, they finally admitted Vitamin C cures scurvy. Beriberi, Pellagra, Rickets, all deficiency diseases. See, it goes back to a philosophy of medicine.

About White Bread.

The Bible says God gave herb for the service of man and bread strengthens man’s heart. See, bread will strengthen your heart, it used to till they started messing with it. You know back in the old days when they had to bake bread fresh everyday because it would go bad, nobody had heart attacks. You were more likely to get run over by an aardvark than you were to die of a heart attack. But somebody discovered (and remember, the lack of money-or the love of money is the root of all evil) somebody discovered what is making the bread go bad, was the Vitamin E and the Lecithin. So they took those out of the bread and made white bread and now the bread lasts a long time. The people do not, but the bread does! Get more profits! There is a simple formula, kids, the whiter the bread, the quicker you are dead. If it will not go bad in a few days, there is probably nothing in it to go bad which means there is nothing in it that is good for you. Bread strengthens man’s heart-used to.

The Post-Flood World (Today)

Two Philosophies of Health

     See, there are two philosophies of health. Creation and Evolution. If Evolution is true, then the body is a bunch of chemicals that got together by random chance over billions of years. You treat diseases with a drug; it is called drug therapy. If Creation is true, then God designed the body and you give the body the vitamins, the minerals, the herbs and it fixes itself. If drug therapy is true, you add more chemicals. You go to the doctor and say I have a headache, and he says here take an Aspirin.
      Well, what caused the headache? It was not the lack of an Aspirin that caused the headache, was it? Are you not treating the symptom instead of the cause? That is like taking your car to the mechanic and say this is blowing out blue smoke. He says, “here I will put a filter on the muffler.” Stopped the blue smoke, did he not? Did he treat the symptom or the cause? Symptom. That is all drugs do, and sometimes that is necessary. I mean, if you cut your arm off, it is not time to take a vitamin. Go to the doctor! I am afraid most diseases, we cause ourselves; we are digging our grave with our spoon.
      I think cancer is a deficiency disease, it is a lack of Vitamin B17, and some of you are going to die of cancer and you are going to get to heaven early and you are going to say, God, I prayed, why did you not heal me? He is going to say, “Look I put it in the first chapter. I figured you would get at least that far reading your Bible in family devotions. It is only twenty-nine verses away from the beginning! I told you to eat the fruit, the vegetables and the seeds. Let’s see, what you ate for the last sixty years. Not much of those, did you?”

Two Philosophies of Government

     The same philosophy is applied to government by the way. Creation and Evolution. If Creation is true, then laws come from the Creator. If Evolution is true, there is no Creator, so laws come from mans opinion. That is called a democracy, which is a terrible form of government. Democracies always degenerate into dictatorships. In America, it is sad to say, has become a democracy. We used to be a republic. Our founding fathers said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Where do rights come from? From the Creator. What if there was no Creator, then who decides? See the problem here?
      Genesis 1:30, we have to hurry, “And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air and everything that creeps on the earth,” God said, “I have given every green herb.” Wait a minute, everything ate green herbs, everything ate plants? That is correct. You know even the mosquitoes would not bite in the Garden of Eden? The fleas and the ticks would not bother the horses, everything was vegetarian. Is not that what you would read that to mean? People say, “c’mon now look at those teeth! That has got to be a meat eater.” No, sorry, that is a close up view of a panda bear, a vegetarian. Everything was vegetarian before the Flood came. Now, after the Flood was over, two things changed.

The Post-Flood World of Suffering and Death


     In Genesis 9, God said to Noah and the boys, “get off the Ark and have a bunch of kids.” And they did! He said and the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth.
      The first change after the Flood, animals became afraid of man. They were not afraid before; nobody was going to eat them. But now, they became afraid of man.
      The second change after the Flood, God said, “Noah, every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.” Now, you can eat meat; it is perfectly fine to eat meat and I do. But, because of that there is a lot of suffering in the world. Paul said in Romans 8, “For I reckon, that the sufferings of this present time..” Is there suffering in the world today? Lots of it! The Bible says, “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain.” Folks, there is a lot of suffering in the world.

Atheistic Confusion

     That is what causes the atheists to get confused. Charlie Darwin said, “I am bewildered, I had no intention to write atheistically, but there seems to be so much misery in the world. Why would God make a world with suffering? Why did God make the lion eat the other animals?” Charlie, that is not the way God made it. See, when God made the world it was perfect. All the animals were friendly; it was man’s sin that wrecked it.

The Post-Flood Junkyard Environment

      You cannot blame a wrecked creation on God. It was by one man that sin came into the world and death by sin. I Corinthians 15, “By man came death.” It is Adam’s fault folks, he wrecked it! God made a perfect world and man destroyed it. You cannot blame a wrecked car on the manufacturer can you? Let’s send this picture to [General Motors] and say, why did you build a smashed car? They did not build a smashed car; it got smashed later, right?

The Restored World

     God made a perfect world, and man wrecked it! But, God promised he is going to fix it back like it used to be. Isaiah 11, “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together and a little child shall lead them.” A little child is going to lead a leopard or a lion? “Hey Mommy, look at the big kitty I found! Can I keep the kitty, Mommy?” “Sure, honey, put her out in the back yard and give her some grass!” You say, “Brother Hovind, lions do not eat grass.” Well, they will one day. The Bible says the lion shall eat straw like the ox. See, God is going to fix it back like it used to be and if you are saved you are going to get to live here and rule and reign with Christ for 1000 years. Everybody would be the perfect age, 45, it is going to be a beautiful world. Then He is going to make new heavens and a new earth, Revelation 21, Isaiah 65. New heavens, new earth, II Peter 3, new heavens, new earth. See, God has got plans for His kids. He is going to fix it back like it used to be; you are going to be able to have your own pet dinosaur for 1000 years, fixed back like it used to be. It is going to be a wonderful world. That new heaven, you cannot even think what that is going to be like; your brain will blow a fuse! The Bible says, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man the things God hath prepared for them that love Him.” God has got things planned for you that you cannot even think about.

“Upgrade Extraordinaire”

     Let me just give you one thought to try to think about and then we will quit. This is the electromagnetic spectrum. I taught Physics, I have to get this in here somewhere. The electromagnetic spectrum contains all the different wavelengths. Radio waves, microwaves, X-rays, radar, sonar, including a small piece in the middle called light. Your eyeball is able to see the colors, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. That is a small piece of a huge spectrum. Suppose we get to heaven and God gives us new eyes that can see the entire spectrum. That means there will be brand new colors; billions of them! Not new shades of these colors, brand new colors, that is why heaven needs to be so large, it is for the women’s closets! My wife is going to say, “Honey does this go with this?” I am going to say, “Dear, I could not figure it out back on earth! Only had 6 colors.” she has to number my ties to go with my suits. It is not that I am going color blind, it is that I do not know what goes with what; secondly, I do not care, I just want to get dressed! Lay it out, I will wear it! Anybody else feel that way about it? Do not tell me about it, just lay it out and I will wear it! Can you imagine if we get new eyes that can see the whole spectrum, you are going to be able to see the sounds coming off the musical instruments. Brand new colors; billions of them! Maybe we will get new ears. Instead of being able to hear from 20 to 40 thousand cycles per second, you are going to be able to hear the colors. Or smell them! Yellow. Or taste them-yum, blue! Or feel them, red. We have only got 5 senses folks. Maybe there is more. If God just took these 5 when we get to heaven and expanded them to the limit, we would spend forever walking around heaven going Wow, Wow, Wow, have you smelled that? Come here, lick that, Wow, Wow! It is going to be great!
      You say, “Now, Brother Hovind, hold it, if Dinosaurs lived with Adam and Eve, did Noah take them on the Ark?” Well, we will cover that in the next session. Dinosaurs, what happened to them, do not miss that. Thank you so much. Well, thank you for joining us, we hope you have enjoyed this series so far on the age of the earth and what the Garden of Eden was like, but all is in vain unless you are sure you are going to heaven.


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