Earth History and End Times :: By Jim Pearl

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

At the Cross Revisited :: By Dennis Huebshman

When Jesus was hung on the cross, there were two types of people there. First, and definitely in the minority, were His loved ones, including His mother. Despite His agony, He took the time to make sure she was taken care of. John 19:26-27; “When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved [John] standing nearby, He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold your son.’ Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother.’ And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own home.” (any emphasis mine)

The other type was the religious leaders and those that they had influenced against the Savior. This was sort of like the false prophets today and their followers. Whatever the followers were told to do by these leaders, they would do so as if the “blind were leading the blind.” As the old saying goes, “When the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the pit.” In this case, for the unrepentant, the pit is the lake of fire, or hell, as given in Matthew 25:41. Jesus spoke often of the “outer darkness,” and in Mark 9:47-48, He states, “And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”

Our Heavenly Father has always known that the majority of the people would turn away from Him and the Trinity in order to follow their own sinful desires. This is not what He wanted for us, but from the first sin in the Garden of Eden, we have inherited a sin-nature that, individually, we need to overcome. Those who don’t will ultimately end up in hell (Revelation 20:11-15).

Jesus spoke of the “straight and narrow path” and also the “broad path that leads to destruction” (Matthew 7:13-14). He stated there would be “many” on the broad path compared to the “few” on the straight and narrow one. Just looking at the attitude of the majority of the people on this earth today, our Savior was absolutely correct. It didn’t make any difference as to whether or not He would complete His sacrifice. He came for all but knew He would die for the few.

Isaiah 5:20 says evil will be called good, and good will be called evil. Our sinful society is embracing all the alternate lifestyles that God called abominations. They are now hailed as somehow being in good standing with our Creator. The rich man of Luke 16:19-31 would absolutely dispute going against God’s word if he could. At the moment of his death, his punishment began just as it does for all who do not have Jesus as their Savior. As for Lazarus, he was immediately at peace “in the bosom of Abraham.” Since Calvary, all who have died with Jesus as their Savior, their souls have been with Him.

From the moment a person takes their last breath here, their eternity is set. The “lost” no longer have the privilege of calling out to the Lord to be saved (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13). All who appear at the Great White Throne Judgment will understand what “no hope” is all about. There are no rewards or pardons at this judgment, only the final sentence as to the severity of their eternal punishment. It goes without saying that Satan’s punishment will be the absolute harshest of all. This will be followed by all the fallen angels, or demons, and then all of the lost souls from Creation to the moment of that judgment.

For the judgments of the “saved,” they will either be given rewards or lose rewards according to their lifestyle while on this earth. However, they will ultimately be with Jesus forever in Heaven. Their judgment will not be for punishment but to show how their love for the Lord will be honored. We do not earn or buy our Heavenly Home, but anything we have done in the name of Jesus will be recognized. In Matthew 10:42, Jesus pointed out, “And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water, because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” This applies to all females as well.

The cross is a symbol of victory over defeat and was given to us by our Savior. We never should “worship” any image of a cross, but instead use this as a “reminder” of the price our Jesus paid so that we could be forgiven for our sins and spend eternity with Him. I see it as an implement on which my Lord suffered, bled and died for my sins. It’s absolutely amazing that my Creator would go to such lengths to give me the privilege of living with Him forever – if I receive His gift and accept it along with His forgiveness through my confession to Him (Romans 10:9-13).

“At the Cross” is a standard hymn written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) in the year 1707. He used 1 Timothy 2:5-6 as the inspiration for this hymn. “For there is one God, and there is one Mediator between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”

(1) Alas! and did my Savior bleed? and did my Sovereign die? Would He devote that sacred head for such a worm as I?

(ref) At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away — It was there, by faith, I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.

(2) Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree! (ref)

(3) Well might the sun in darkness hide and shut His glories in, when Christ, the Mighty Maker, died for man the creature’s sin. (ref)

(4) Then might I hide my blushing face while His dear cross appears, dissolve my heart in thankfulness, and melt my eyes to tears. (ref)

(5) But drops of grief, can ne’er repay the debt of love I owe. Here, Lord, I give myself away, ’tis all than I can do. (ref)

When this song was written over 300 years ago, people were looking for the return of our Savior to take them from this world to their forever Home in Heaven. The only issue was, there were still prophecies that had to be fulfilled before that could happen.

The main one was that Israel had to be back in their land and be a thriving nation, and that didn’t start until May 14, 1948. Since that day, everything has been done that would precede His call. As of today, the trumpet of God and the shout of the archangel are imminent and could be literally at any moment now. On the prophetic timeline, the next major event is the Rapture of all true believers.

All the signs that Jesus spoke of, the attitudes given by Paul, and the rise of false prophets and antichrists as given by John that would be here at the end of this age, are all here right now. Soon and very soon, true believers will be leaving this earth to be with Jesus and to be kept from going through the wrath/tribulation as promised by the Father.

Biggest question: are you ready? No one will have time to confess, repent and ask Jesus to be their Savior at the moment the Rapture takes place. “Twinkling of an eye” is calculated at less than one second. To be assured you will rise up to meet Him in the air, first go to Romans 10:9-13 for the steps to be saved. Then go to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 to see what will take place at the instant of His call.

John 14:6 and Acts 4:12 tell us that Jesus is the only way to the Father. There are no shortcuts or any other ways, which are being put out by the false prophets. Satan wants you to believe all the lies, and he understands completely that he was defeated by the risen Christ and an empty tomb. His goal now is to take as many souls to torment with him as he possibly can. If you are a believer, he especially wants you, and will use any and all measures to deceive you.

By receiving the gift that Jesus gave willingly at Calvary and accepting Him as your Savior, Satan cannot override this. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13 all say that all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Be a part of this “straight and narrow” group. You will be thankful for all eternity that you have Jesus. He knows you will slip and sin all the way to your leaving this earth but will forgive you when you confess and ask Him to (1 John 1:8-10).

He took your sins – my sins – to that awful cross, and He would like you to accept Him and be a part of His precious flock. He won’t force you or anyone else but will accept all who truly call on Him for their Salvation. Call today; tomorrow could be too late.

Come, Lord Jesus!