For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.[2 Peter 3:5-6]
The naturalist envisions modern man atop the evolutionary family tree — a more advanced version of his ancient ancestors. We have crossed technological thresholds beyond the limits of our primitive past and the intellectual inferiority of our forefathers; therefore, man must be at the apex of his existence.
The naturalist arrogantly assumes that the marvelous technological achievements of our age have never been matched or reproduced in the vastness of our past. This willful blindness precludes an alternative view of history and ignorantly narrows science and life itself into a purely materialistic framework.
The Biblical witness of the great global flood not only answers the questions about the natural condition of our planet, but also it further unlocks the deeper mysteries of universe — such as the nature of God, the human soul, and the spiritual realm filled with an innumerable host of heavenly beings — both good and evil — who war behind a veil that we cannot yet perceive.
Which is why faith is being certain of what you cannot see. Even though we naturally do not see this parallel world peering from behind the glass darkly, the Bible provides a glimpse behind the veil where we can “see” the other side through faith in God’s word. Not everything can be explained by the laws of nature. There is a supernatural realm beyond the limits of our world. Once you acknowledge the reality of the supernatural and the spiritual nature of man, you render the Darwinian paradigm dead and left to rot in its evolutionary grave.
No one will argue that we have taken a quantum leap in technological discoveries in the past 100 years and can only begin to imagine what we will see in the next 20, especially with the convergence of genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, space travel, and quantum mechanics [see GRIN technology]. But what if our modern technological revolution is only a rediscovery of ancient technology that once was well known and universally practiced in the deep past by an ancient race of superior humans?
What if we are not evolving after all, but rather devolving under the relentless decay of cosmic, nuclear, and biological entropy [see Romans 8:18-25]? What if thousands of years of genetic degeneration has reproduced only faint copies of Adam — weakened reproductions of a once superior race of humanity?
Only the Biblical worldview holds the key to unlocking the truth about the advanced civilizations that existed in the antediluvian age. The Bible reveals the true history of humanity from first-hand, eye-witness testimony.
Man’s story begins with God’s perfect creation in Adam — the son of God — the first man. Adam was in every respect an enhanced, exalted being — fashioned from the earth with God’s hand — bearing the collective beauty of God’s image — illuminated with God’s light — animated with God’s Spirit. Our first fathers would have been remarkable men, capable of incomprehensible achievements. Even after the fall, Adam and his progeny were far superior in every capacity than modern man, as we are only beginning to recover remnants of that superior knowledge and technology yet hidden for ages.
The Potency of the Pre-Flood Earth
Imagine never aging with almost perfect health and limitless brain capacity. Imagine a universal language coupled with unlimited resources and exponential efficiency. Imagine having first-hand knowledge of ancient secrets about advanced arts derived from divine origins. Imagine an age when man truly was at the apex of his existence.
Such was the antediluvian age.
From the very beginning the earth was rich, the food was plentiful, the environment was optimal, pollutants were negligible, and genetic integrity was still viable. Even with the curse of sin in effect, it was not uncommon for men to live 700 years. Knowledge abounded. The antediluvian world was an age of ancient wonders, filled with the legendary lore of godlike heroes, ruling vast advanced civilizations, and wielding technology far superior to our own.
Ancient history, both pagan and Biblical, describe an age when the gods walked among men and their godlike sons ruled the earth. Man traveled extensively and traded prolifically through a global network before the flood — navigating the skies, land and sea, sharing and innovating technology, calculating astronomical pattens with mathematical precision, building great empires, erecting temples, and multiplying upon the face of the earth. Global populations of the antediluvian age could easily have been in the billions.
We can learn a great deal from the Hebrew account of ancient history and also from modern archeological discoveries that ultimately reveal remnants of the world that perished in the flood of Noah.
We know the descendants of Cain were building cities right from the start — showing all the hallmark signs of human ingenuity and creativity [Genesis 4:17]. The Bible depicts ancient men as the originators of art, culture, music, religious worship, law, agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, government, engineering, science, weaponry and the like. These are classic characteristics of an advanced civilization right from the beginning.
Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch … His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 22Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools and instructed in the work of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.[Genesis 4:17, 21-22]
The testimony of Enoch sheds further insight into the origin of man’s ancient acquisition of the advance arts of the watchers.
And Azazel taught men to make swords, and daggers, and shields, and breastplates. And he showed them the things after these, and the art of making them; bracelets, and ornaments, and the art of making up the eyes, and of beautifying the eyelids, and the most precious stones, and all kinds of coloured dyes. And the world was changed.
8.2 And there was great impiety, and much fornication, and they went astray, and all their ways became corrupt.
8.3 Amezarak taught all those who cast spells and cut roots, Armaros the release of spells, and Baraqiel astrologers, and Kokabiel portents, and Tamiel taught astrology, and Asradel taught the path of the Moon.
8.4 And at the destruction of men they cried out; and their voices reached Heaven.
See then what Azazel has done; how he has taught all iniquity on the earth and revealed the eternal secrets that are made in Heaven.[1 Enoch 8:1-4, 9:6-9]
9.7 And Semyaza has made known spells, he to whom you gave authority to rule over those who are with him.
9.8 And they went into the daughters of men together, lay with those women, became unclean, and revealed to them these sins.
9.9 And the women bore giants, and thereby the whole Earth has been filled with blood and iniquity.
If such an advanced civilization truly did exist before the great flood, however, how can we expect to find any physical remains of this ancient world? Would we not expect that old world to have been utterly ruined in the deluge and swallowed up by the great deep and buried in the heart of the earth?
And yet what we discover is that ancient ruins did survive the flood and stand to this day as a testimony to that great deluge and the highly advanced civilizations that preceded it.
Once again, the scientific evidence confirms the Biblical narrative. As we will see, the earth has left behind some impressive ruins that can only be attributed to ancient beings of superior knowledge, size, and strength and capability.
Evidence all over the World
The earth literally is scattered with massive megalithic structures of classic cyclopean architecture, demonstrating masonry skill and applying advanced math in ways unchallenged by modernity. Our predecessors of the ancient past possessed the technology to quarry stones weighing hundreds of tons (sometimes over 1,000 tons), transport them over miles of rugged terrain and up mountains, mold and manipulate them to precision, cut through the hardest stone to perfection, and then lift them before fitting them together so tightly that no mortar was necessary.
The following are only a sampling of the ubiquitous presence of superior architecture left behind from the ancient past.
Virtually every advanced ancient civilization possessed considerable knowledge of the astronomical alignments and meticulous mechanics of the sun, moon, stars, and their constellations — typically building their temples and cities in perfect alignment and synchronicity with the equinoxes and solstices. The zodiac [or in Hebrew the Mazzaroth] can be traced back to one common point of origin before the flood [see Genesis 1:14], which means that the ancients were pioneers of the cosmic laws of physics and possessed the advanced mathematical knowledge to trace and predict with accuracy the natural courses of the heavenly bodies.
Having grown dependent on the power of computers, we fail to appreciate the level of knowledge attained and preserved by the ancients.
The modern explosion of technology is without a doubt one of the most obvious signs that we are living in the last generation and should be preparing for another satanic insurgency of angelic rebels to descend on the earth and lead the whole world into destruction — ultimately ending in another Great War and global cataclysm. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be before the coming of the Son of Man.