Here is my reasoning for these two supposedly outrageous statements:
Genesis 6 verses 1 to 8.
We are not the first civilization to inhabit earth.
Genesis 6 states; When mankind began to increase and to spread all over the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of the gods saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; so they took for themselves such women as they chose. but the Lord said, "My Life-giving spirit shall not remain in man for ever; he for his part is mortal flesh: he shall live for a hundred and twenty years."
In those days, when the sons of the gods had intercourse with the daughters of men and got children by them, the Nephilim were on earth. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
When the Lord saw that man had done much evil on earth and that his thoughts and inclinations were always evil, he was sorry that he had made man on earth, and he was grieved at heart. He said, " This race of men whom I have created, I will wipe them off the face of the earth- man and beast, reptiles and birds. I am sorry that I ever made them." But Noah had won the Lord's favour.
And that's exactly what he did.
Genesis 7 verse 11.
What this means is that water was welling up from the ground and from the sky came a deluge never before or since seen.
I'm not going to get into a discussion of how so much water came out of the ground, I'll leave that for a later post (possibly).
If today the earth were covered with water, or in fact any other kind of global disaster, one would presume there would be artefacts left. Wynand was saying, "There is no evidence of previous civilizations to support your assertion." I beg to differ.
How about pieces of machinery thousands of years old?
If you are still doubtful go check out Ooparts, http://s8int.com/ there's tons of evidence.
And so now on to Number 2.
Genesis chapter 9 verses 1 to 5
We were all vegetarians at one point in the distant past. Here's what the Bible says about what God said to Noah, after he and his whole family with all the creatures that had found refuge in the ark, came out:
God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, " Be fruitful and increase, and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you shall fall upon all wild animals on earth, on all birds of heaven, on everything that moves upon the ground and all fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. Every creature that lives and moves shall be food for you; I give you them all, as once I gave you all green plants.But you must not eat the flesh with the life, which is the blood, still in it. And further, for your life-blood I will demand satisfaction; from every animal I will require it, and from man also I will require satisfaction for the death of his fellow-man.
So there you have it, we were vegetarians and now are omnivores but we are not permitted to eat our brothers and sisters.
Are you a vegetarian or do you eat meat too, either way you are still within god's will.
Do you believe that the word of God is the truth? If so, the above explanation certainly gives validity, through His word, to my assertion that we are not the first civilization to inhabit the earth and we were also once all vegetarians.
Does this make sense to you or am I off on the wrong track again?
Blessings my friends, may you enjoy your meals in peace knowing that unless you are eating your brother, Yuck, you are still in the will of God.