Advancing the Revelation of Truth
THE OCCUPATION OF MARS
It is not easy to accept this conclusion, because much depends upon faith, i.e. the faith which is generated by Jesus Christ in an honourable Christian believer.
To be honourable, a Christian needs to believe upon the basis of the Truth generated by the Word of God. There is much understanding in this, if a Christian is prepared to put aside the pressure that is imposed upon all of us to accept the teaching of science. God says that the latter is 'falsely so called' because it is generated by man's intelligence alone, without reference to the outflow of God's Truth. Blessed is the man or woman who can learn to wholeheartedly accept the latter, yet refer intelligently [by the personal presence of The Spirit of God], to the many wonderful discoveries made in the name of 'science'.
A number of Scripture facts influence the True understanding:
When God restored the Earth after it had been made chaotic, He describes the land as one island protruding out of the waters of the Earth. When the restoration was complete, He renamed this land mass, 'Eden'. This work of His was completed approximately 6,000years ago. Scientists have named this original island Pangaea. The diagram which follows gives a rough representation of the change from one land mass, which the Scriptures name Eden, to the present day positioning of the continents. This movement began approximately 4,500 years ago during the life of Peleg, the son of Eber, the father of the Hebrews.
Also see here for Peter Wilder's description and comments on the remarkable work of Fernard Crombette
2. About one hundred years before this movement of the continents began, The Universal Flood covered the Eden above every mountain. All men 'upon the face of the earth' died, with the exception of eight people.... Noah and his family, his wife and three sons with their wives.
3. There were many men who were not upon the face of the Earth who did not die.
4. The first man Adam, and his wife, Eve, were formed and created during the time that God was restoring the Earth, approximately 6,000 years ago according to the record of The Christian Scriptures..........not hundreds of thousands as science has come to state.
Scientists are beginning to suspect that the speed of light used for present calculations is not constant. In fact it can be shown graphically that over the past few thousand years it has decreased from near infinite speed to what is its present measurement as 146,000 miles per second. Science's lack of understanding of this change, causes major miscalculations in its estimate of the timing of events.
The means used by science to measure historical dates, is seriously faulted. The decay of the carbon atom does not occur at a constant rate because of the reduction in the speed of light. As the carbon atom has aged, it decays much more slowly. The application of the present rate over its life time, therefore causes it to be seriously exaggerated.
Further details of this diagram can be found here [Author: Malcolm Bowden C.Eng., M.I.C.E., M.I.Struct.E.
CREATION SCIENCE MOVEMENT
5. Before the date of the Earth's Universal flood around 4,500years ago, the satellite of the Earth we call The Moon, was not circling the earth. When the flood was over, it was seen to be there and named 'New ', meaning 'not previously present'
6. When God says: 'In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth' He is referring to the Earth and that which was 'heaved up' [Heb: shemayim.....'heavens'] from the Earth. In other words, two planets, one formed from the other and related to one another in orbit, probably revolving around one another.
7. When God says: 'and the Earth was without form and void', He is referring to a disaster which affected the Earth to such an extent that it became a rough mass of rock and water.
8. The word MARS as such does not appear in the bible. However, Mordecai the champion of Esther is known to be a 'worshipper of Mars'. The Hebrew for 'Mordecai' is: YKDRM. 'Y' as a suffix is translated 'of'. The Hebrew word 'KDRM' stands for 'The planet MARS'. So that Mordecai's name indicates that he honoured or worshipped MARS. [According to Gesenius the Hebrew could also mean non-literal 'little man'. This was probably the Persian name given to Mordecai during his imprisonment in Babylon] Specifically the Hebrew word 'KDRM' gives us the name of the Babylonian idol : Merodach, which represented the Planet Mars. From this we know that the planet Mars itself is defined in the Hebrew of the Old Testament by the consonant letters RM. In order to interpret this correctly it is necessary to know that the Hebrew alphabet does not contain vowels as in the English: a,e,i,o and u, within a word. In Hebrew the small marks beneath the consonants define the vowels. Since Hebrew writing is from Right to Left, in English the letters are reversed thus: MR, clearly showing the first two consonants of the name: MARS. At this point it should be noted that the Hebrew name of the idol Merodach, being KDRM, has the root: DRM. From the concordance of Gesenius, the meaning is given as: 'To be contumacious, rebellious, to move sedition. It was regarded by the ancient Shemites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter' [see Ezekiel 35:6-8 where Mount Seir, the dwelling place of both Cain and Esau, the planet Mars is judged]. Thus this meaning reflects the rebellious character of the 'god' of Mars, Cain himself.
Prior to the dispersion at Babel, the builders of the Tower, up to Heaven, had 'slime'(bitumin) for 'mortar' with which to build. Both these words contain the adjacent letters RM, perhaps suggesting an association with the planet Mars.
At the time of the Universal Flood, we are told that all the fountains of the great deep were risen and 'the windows of the heaven were opened and rain fell upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights,.......until all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered'. This tells us that the waters came onto the Earth from Heaven.
Sometime in the past, the planet Mars lost the water in its seas. At present 'science' finds this a puzzle, although it is increasingly forced by its examination of the planet, to accept it. Please see: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_lake_040908.html
The Hebrew letters themselves are developed from the original ancient symbols of the language. In the case of the letters 'M' and 'R', the symbolic meaning of 'M'[mem] is 'water', and for 'R'[reish] is 'head' in the sense of 'source', as is the meaning of the Greek word 'kephalE' in the New Testament. Thus Mars was named because it became a source of the waters which flowed towards the Earth. It seems that its orbit had been so disturbed by a local solar system change, that the tidal waters had been pulled towards the larger mass of the Earth. This performed God's act of judgement upon the men and women of that time.
However, when a search is made in the early part of the record of Genesis before the flood, we can find no reference to MR in the names of the generations. In other words, the planet was not recognised by its name MR before the Universal flood, because that name indicates that it was the cause of that flood. Prior to the flood, as has been stated above its name was 'heaven', because that was the action [Heb: 'heaving up'] that God made in forming the planet 'in the beginning'.