Does the catastrophic ancient history of Earth, and perhaps, even violent disruptions of the other planets, suggest anything about a Pre-Tribulation Rapture and the Seven-Year Tribulation?
1 Kings 10:14 says, “The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold…” That is at least 25 tons of gold per year (950 B.C.). At the current price of gold, that would be approximately $1.4 billion dollars. Silver was so common that it had little value!
Furthermore, 1 Kings 10:26 says, “…he had one thousand four hundred chariots…”
Did you realize that we, too, have lived in a Golden Age (1945-2019)? Your chariot is far superior to King Solomon’s. My 2021 Toyota Rav-4 can easily go 85 mph and has 4-wheel drive for our snowy climate; Solomon’s chariot could do about 25 mph!
As a geologist, one of my field cars was a Korean War jeep for the mountain terrain that we had to travel in to research GOD’S Earth History of HIS Natural Diary or rock record. That old jeep was still good for 55 mph on the freeways. Even though King Solomon had excellent archers with his chariot, I could have mounted a 50-caliber machine gun on my jeep (T.V. series, “The Rat Patrol,” 1966-1968, about the WW2 desert campaign against German General Rommel).
Now, Earth’s History does support what the Bible says in Books such as Genesis, Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, and Revelation.
Sadly, today, perhaps only a few hundred geologists can actually go around the earth and interpret the rock record. These few can interpret the catastrophic history of the global worldwide catastrophe, plus the underlying altered Creation sequence of rocks. The thousands of other geologists are locked into interpreting a philosophy of evolution. I know this because I attended the University of California, Berkeley (1965) and San Jose State University (1977), where only evolutionary dogma was taught.
My wife and I have interviewed and done evangelism with hundreds of students on college campuses, and they have been poorly taught the History of the Earth and Planets. Many generations of students now have been “dumbed down” and have not been taught critical thinking skills. Many of their science teachers are atheists. Most students enjoy our listening to them and engaging them in discussions!
The LORD JESUS CHRIST, through the HOLY SPIRIT, began to teach me by the age of seven (1949) HIS Creation! Our family owned a ranch in the California Coast Ranges. I was blessed to do land geology on the continents and marine geology in the oceans. I even did radiometric age dating, which is flawed and gives variable ages for Earth’s volcanic rocks.
I can remember the day (2002) that I walked up to a cliff face/outcrop in Kingston, Idaho, and noticed the obvious liquefaction of these mudstones and fine-grained sandstones. I was researching “The Catastrophic Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains and Related Events in the Solar System.” These ancient sediments had obviously been deposited so rapidly that trapped water and gases had forced their way up through the then soft sediments to try to reduce pressure.
Over three hundred miles to the west, on the northwestern coast of the state of Washington, are sediments that have the same phenomena. Also, throughout North America are deposits of not just sand-sized grains, but “huge grains,” the size of cars and bigger entombed in the sediments. These boulders required swift-moving, very high-energy currents of water to erode and move them.
Throughout the earth, there is evidence of waters coming on the continents–the first part of the Genesis Flood. These deposits can be several miles in thickness. Then there are later deposits from waters eroding the earlier sediments and redepositing them on the continents or in the oceans–the second part of the Genesis Flood.
When you watch the western movie “Rio Grande”(1950) starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, you notice the buttes, mesas, spires, and plateaus of Moab, Utah. These resistant features are all that is left, as massive sheets of high-velocity floodwaters cut away all the sediments of the adjoining material. This is the second part of the Genesis Flood and sometime after the first 150 days as the floodwaters left the continents with mountain building and uplift taking place.
The Genesis Flood was global because continental-size deposits can be traced across North America to Europe and to Asia. Creatures that did not live together in life are buried together in death! The Hell Creek Formation, which includes the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, has 356+ species of land and marine animals and plant fossils. These include numerous dinosaur species, sea creatures, pterodactyls, snakes, fish, crocodiles, turtles, lizards, frogs, ammonites, clams, mammals… deposited together by huge tsunamis sweeping the oceans and continents.
Some Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils still have red blood cells. Soft tissue has been found in Duck-Billed Dinosaurs. Ichthyosaurs, large extinct marine reptiles, have been found with traces of soft tissue, skin attached, color pigment cells, chemical traces of blubber, and hemoglobin in a preserved liver. Evolutionists say Ichthyosaurs are about 90-million years old. Evidence suggests these animals and dinosaurs died about 4,500 years ago.
There is also evidence that there was a disruption of our Solar System at the time of the Genesis Flood. There are asteroid/comet and meteorite fragments in the same sediments that contain these fossils. Throughout the earth, animals and plants that died during Noah’s Flood have debris from beyond Earth in them.
Astronomer Olbers (1802) and others since then suggest that a large planet between Mars and Jupiter was destroyed (now the Asteroid Belt). Many asteroids and larger bodies are remnants of this catastrophic event.
Currently, more and more asteroids are zooming past Earth. What might this mean? Do we have missing debris from a destroyed planet now returning to the Solar System? Is it close enough now to affect Earth’s weather, volcanism, and frequencies of earthquakes?
As smaller asteroids come in first, Revelation 6:13 says, “And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.”
Then larger asteroids will follow. Revelation 8:10-11 says, “Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood…”
The current Solar System is now an “astronomical zoo” of asteroids and comets with unstable orbits, even at right angles to the planetary plane, again suggesting a recent catastrophic model rather than an evolutionary model.
Genesis 7:23-24 says, “So HE destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.”
Matthew 24:38-41 says, “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the SON OF MAN be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.”
The Catastrophic Earth History of our planet, as evidenced in the rock record, compares well with the Seven-Year Tribulation–mass destructions. When Earth’s History is discovered in GOD’S Natural Diary, the Genesis Flood is a destructive event beyond comprehension. Even though this article is not a theological discussion but a geological presentation, a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church fits best!
Revelation 3:10 says, “Because you have kept MY command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Revelation 4:1 says, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven…’Come up here…'”!!!
Dr. Jim Pearl (Geologist), 2/25/21