ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CALENDAR
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Genesis 5:27 Altogether, Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died.
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS: ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE for BIBLE BELIEVERS
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends:
With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day.
From this lesson, we can see now that the Bible is the authentic source of truth and knowledge and is to be taken literally. The 969 years of the life of Methuselah is to be taken literally. Methuselah actually got to see 969 trips of the Earth's orbit about the sun. It is very important for all people of faith to know that, in those days, the moon still made one trip around the Earth every month. Methuselah got to see the moon make 969 years x 12 orbits/year = 11,628 moon-orbits around the Earth during his 969-year lifetime.
The average life-time of a healthy person in the USA today may be 70 years. That person would live to see the Earth make 70 trips around the sun. The moon will appear to make one trip around the Earth per month, 70 years x 12 orbits/year = 840 moon orbits around the Earth during the 70-year lifetime of a healthy person of today. The longevity of the pre-flood patriarchs were literally more than ten times our own expected longevity of today. There is enormous evidence that lends credible support to an atmosphere that enveloped the early earth; a very much different atmosphere than that of today's atmosphere. Reference web-site: http://www.genesispark.org/genpark/flood/flood.htm From this site, an additional reference, (Discover, February, 1988, p. 12.) indicates findings of samples of early atmospheres on Earth trapped in bubbles of resin: "One implication is that the atmospheric pressure of the Earth would have been much greater during the Cretaceous era, when the bubbles formed in the resin. A dense atmosphere could also explain how the ungainly pterosaur, with its stubby body and wing span of up to 11 meters, could have stayed airborne, he said."
A Yale study published in the March 3, 2000 issue of Science independently confirms the high levels of oxygen present in the early Earth. This is consistent with modern astrophysical findings of large numbers of the Jupiter sized planets with thick atmospheres; much more dens than Earth's atmosphere. However, the dynamics of the motions of the planets and the moons have not changed significantly since then and still continue to have the very same rates of physical motion due to the absence of friction acting on the movement of the heavenly bodies in empty space. Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Pre-Flood Water Vapor Earth
NASA/JPL Galileo Spacecraft Photo
Reference News Items:
"Water, Water Everywhere" Radio telescope finds water is common in universe ... Astronomers hypothesize that the presence of water, carbon monoxide, ... www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1999/02.25/telescope.html
"Water in the Universe: Abundant? Yes - But Not Where We Thought it Would Be." Center for Astrophysics as one of NASA's Small Explorer Projects (SMEX) and was designed to study the chemical composition of interstellar gas clouds. Its primary objective is to survey water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and isotopic carbon monoxide emission in a variety of galactic star forming regions. http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=204
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