Berossus' own account (Babylonian History) is lost, but it was summarized in an Armenian translation of the Chronicon by the Christian author Eusebius. Below is its description of the creation of the world and mankind based on the epic Enûma êliš, and includes the story of Oannes, who taught wisdom to man, and a Babylonian bestiary. Neo-Assyrian plaque of Oannes Berossus reports in the first book of his Babylonian history that he was a contemporary of Alexander, the son of Philip, and that many public records, which covered a period of over 150,000 years ago about the history of the sky and the sea, of creation, and of the kings and of their deeds, had been preserved with care. First he says that the land of the Babylonians
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. - Genesis 1:1 Could any book have a more powerful start? Whoever God is, whatever God is, and however he does it, this verse emphasizes his awesome power while the remainder of the Bible reminds us that WE are his focus!
Christian creationism vs. science’s Theory of Evolution – did God paint the universe with a random brush?
Pitting deep-rooted theological beliefs against modern-day scientific theory The Theory of Evolution is an oft-debated topic pitting the deep-rooted beliefs of theologians against the theories of modern-day scientists. Scientists suggest (and often, violating their own scientific process, wholeheartedly accept as truth) that man evolved over time – that certain human characteristics change with successive generations. Proposed by Charles Darwin in his 1869 book, The Origin of Species, “natural selection” or “chance law” proposes that humans arose through random mutations designed to ensure the species survived and prospered. Theologians on the other hand, promote the Intelligent Design theory (creationism) that postulates humans originated due to the intentional arrangement of their matter, including their DNA-based genetic code, by an intelligent agent. Battle lines drawn in the sand, each side firmly plants their
On the heels of a public debate with Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham, children’s science hero Bill Nye “The Science Guy” admitted to Huffington Post today that he is an agnostic and found the idea of a God that directs our lives as "troublesome". Nye is scheduled to debate Ham on February 4, 2014, a conversation in which Nye does not expect to convince Ham to adopt his views on evolution. “Well I don't think I'm gonna win Mr. Ham over, any more than Mr. Ham is going to win me over. Instead, I want to show people that this belief (creationism) is still among us. It finds its way into school boards in the United States.” Nye, who despite the "science guy" moniker is not a
Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve Where the first chapter detailed the events of the Creation, this chapter takes a closer look at the creation events that took place, focusing on the creation of man and woman. In just five days God created the heavens, the earth, and light. After creating the animals, he recognized that he needed someone to watch over them, someone to reign at the top of the food chain. He created man. God took dirt, formed a man from it, and breathed life into him. He named the first man, Adam. God created a beautiful garden in a place he called Eden. In this garden, he put trees, plants, lakes, and animals. Flowing from Eden was a river that split into four
The creation of the world “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This simple but profound statement explains that out of nothing, God created everything. God created our world in six days. The first three days involved acts of separation, progressing from large acts of separation to smaller acts – separating light from darkness, earth from the sky, and land from the oceans and lakes. It was during the first three days that the foundation of our world was created. On day four, the elements of our galaxy coalesced, forming the stars and other heavenly objects in the sky. During days five and six, life came into existence and God's grand plan for mankind began. Day 1 – light and dark On the first day God created light,