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					                      The Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time
      There are exactly and only Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time in God's eternity. Before the Seven
Thousand Years of Measured Time there was timeless infinity. After the end of the Seven Thousand Years of
Measured Time there will again be timeless infinity. Our generation comes at the conclusion of six thousand years of
man attempting to rule himself. God has given mankind time to prove that he cannot rule himself. After the six
thousand years of man's rule, there is the One Thousand Year (millennial) Reign of Jesus Christ from Jerusalem,
totaling the Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time.
      We have only two options for the beginning of anything, God and mankind included. The beginning of anything
can only come through creation, or through evolution. Something was either created, or it evolved from something
else. The Biblical account of man’s beginning reflect that he was created by God. (There are, however, environmental
and cultural impacts on mankind after he was created. Considering that all mankind descended from Noah and his
wife, his three sons and their wives, there would only be one race and one color of people in the world if
environmental and cultural impacts do not effect changes in mankind.) For excellent documentation by a large group
of scholars, covering the scientific evidence that proves the Biblical account of creation, visit
www.creationevidence.org. The creation/evolution debate is not about man - it is about the creation/evolution, or the
beginning of God. The evolution theory for the creation of man is primarily an assault on the very existence of God,
but is secondarily a veiled proposal for the creation or evolution of God. The same theories that prove or disprove the
creation or evolution of man apply to the creation or evolution of God.
      Satan proposes two different lies in order to deceive people concerning a beginning of God. He currently
proposes a lie through the Roman Catholic Church in implying that God had a creator.
      Secondly, Satan frequently misconstrues the written doctrine of the Mormon Church into a different lie in
proposing that God evolved. Satan obviously does not care what lie a person believes as long as the person is deceived.
                                     God has always been, is, and will always be!
      If God were created by something else, then that something else is the great creator, and consequently superior to
God. Satan, very subtle in his deceit, is successfully promoting this lie through the Roman Catholic Rosary, just as he
promoted worship of the Queen of Heaven in ancient times:
      "Holy Mary Mother of God Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus."
      While Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ was fully God, the subtle lie implied by Satan and
the Roman Catholic Church is that Mary was the creator of God and thereby superior to God. Roman Catholics have
been trained to pray to Mary, and that deification of Mary is pure and simple Idolatry in the worship of a false god.
      "Early Christians sometimes worshiped before the statues of Isis suckling the infant Horus, seeing in them
another form of the ancient and noble myth by which woman (i.e., the female principle), creating all things, becomes at
last the Mother of God." - Will Durant. Our Oriental Heritage from The Story of Civilization, volume 1. Norwalk
Connecticut: Easton Press 1992, page 201.
      "In the end it was not Hellenism that won in Alexandria, but mysticism; now were laid the foundations of New-
Platonism and the medley of promissory cults that competed for the Alexandrian soul in the centuries that surrounded
the birth of Christ. Osiris as Serapis became the favorite god of the later Egyptians, and of many Egyptian Greeks; Isis
regained popularity as the goddess of women and motherhood. When Christianity came neither the clergy nor the
people found it impossible to change Isis into Mary, and Serapis into Christ." - Will Durant. The Life of Greece from
The Story of Civilization, volume 2. Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press 1992, page 595.
      "One of the most beautiful of Greek myths, skillfully narrated in the Hymn to Demeter once attributed to Homer,
tells how Demeter's daughter Persephone, while gathering flowers, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld,
and snatched down to Hades. The sorrowing mother searched for her everywhere, found her, and persuaded Pluto to let
Persephone live on the earth nine months in every year - a pretty symbol for the annual death and rebirth of the soil.
Because the people of Eleusis befriended the disguised Demeter as she "sat by the way, grieved in her inmost heart."
She taught them and Attica the secret of agriculture, and sent Triptolemus, son of Eleusis' king, to spread the art among
mankind. Essentially it was the same myth as that of Isis and Osiris in Egypt, Tammuz and Ishtar in Babylonia, Astarte
and Adonis in Syria, Cybele and Attis in Phrygia. The cult of motherhood survived through classical times to take new
life in the worship of Mary the Mother of God." - Will Durant. The Life of Greece from The Story of Civilization,
volume 2. Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press 1992, page 178.
      "Cybele and Isis were mother-goddesses acquainted with grief, who mourned like millions of bereaved women;
they could understand what the Roman deities seldom knew-the emptied hearts of the defeated. The desire to return to
the mother is stronger than the impulse to depend upon the father; it is the mother name that comes spontaneously to

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the lips in great joy or distress; therefore men as well as women found comfort and refuge in Isis and Cybele. Even
today the Mediterranean worshiper appeals more often to Mary than to the Father or the Son; and the lovely prayer that
he most frequently repeats is addressed not to the Virgin but to the Mother, blessed in the fruit of her womb." - Will
Durant. Caesar and Christ from The Story of Civilization, volume 3. Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press 1992, pages
526-527.
      "The worship of Cybele held its ground in Lydia and Phrygia, Italy and Africa and elsewhere, and its priests, as
before, emasculated themselves in imitation of her beloved Attis. At her spring festival her worshipers fasted, prayed,
and mourned the death of Attis; her priests cut their arms and drank their own blood; and a solemn procession bore the
young god to his grave. But on the morrow the streets rang with exultant shouts as the people celebrated the
resurrection of Attis and the renewal of the earth. "Take courage, O mystics," cried the priests, "the god is saved; and
for you also will come salvation." On the last day of the feast the image of the Great Mother was carried in triumph
through crowds that hailed her, at Rome, as Nostra Domina, "Our Lady." Even more widely honored than Cybele was
the Egyptian goddess Isis, the sorrowing mother, the loving comforter, the bearer of the gift of eternal life. All the
Mediterranean peoples knew how her great spouse Osiris had died and had risen from the dead; in nearly every great
city on that historic sea this happy resurrection was commemorated with gorgeous pageantry, and jubilant worshipers
sang, "We have found Osiris again." Isis was represented in pictures and statues as holding her divine child Horus in
her arms, and devout litanies hailed here as "Queen of Heaven," "Star of the Sea," and "Mother of God." Of all pagan
cults this came nearest to Christianity in the tenderness of its story, the refinement of its ritual, the solemnity and yet
joyful atmosphere of its chapels, the moving music of its vespers, the conscientious ministry of its white-robed and
tonsured priests, the honors and opportunities with which it charmed and comforted women, the universal welcome it
gave to every nationality and every class. The religion of Isis spread from Egypt to Greece in the fourth century B. C.,
to Sicily in the third, to Italy in the second, and then to all parts of the Empire; her icons have been found on the
Danube, the Rhine, and the Seine, and a temple to her has been unearthed in London. The Mediterranean soul has
never ceased to worship the divine creativeness and maternal solicitude of woman." - Will Durant. Caesar and Christ
from The Story of Civilization, volume 3. Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press 1992, pages 523-524.
      The Roman Catholic Church is not the first whom the devil prompted to worship Mary:
      Luke 11:27-28 (NIV) As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother
who gave you birth and nursed you." 28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
      Worship of the Queen of Heaven is ancient. Jeremiah began his ministry in 627 B. C. The people of Judah were
already involved in that worship.
      Jeremiah 7:16-18 (NIV) So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with
me, for I will not listen to you. {17} Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of
Jerusalem? {18} The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes
of bread for the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger.
      Jeremiah 44:15-28 (NIV) Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along
with all the women who were present--a large assembly--and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, said to
Jeremiah, {16} "We will not listen to the message you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD! {17} We will
certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink
offerings to her just as we and our fathers, our kings and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of
Jerusalem. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm. {18} But ever since we stopped
burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have had nothing and have been
perishing by sword and famine." {19} The women added, "When we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and
poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands know that we were making cakes like her image and pouring
out drink offerings to her?" {20} Then Jeremiah said to all the people, both men and women, who were answering him,
{21} "Did not the LORD remember and think about the incense burned in the towns of Judah and the streets of
Jerusalem by you and your fathers, your kings and your officials and the people of the land? {22} When the LORD
could no longer endure your wicked actions and the detestable things you did, your land became an object of cursing
and a desolate waste without inhabitants, as it is today. {23} Because you have burned incense and have sinned against
the LORD and have not obeyed him or followed his law or his decrees or his stipulations, this disaster has come upon
you, as you now see." {24} Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women, "Hear the word of the LORD,
all you people of Judah in Egypt. {25} This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives
have shown by your actions what you promised when you said, 'We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn
incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.' "Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your
vows! {26} But hear the word of the LORD, all Jews living in Egypt: 'I swear by my great name,' says the LORD, 'that
no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, "As surely as the Sovereign
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LORD lives." {27} For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by sword and
famine until they are all destroyed. {28} Those who escape the sword and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will
be very few. Then the whole remnant of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand--mine or
theirs.
      The lie that is frequently put forth by Satan in stating that God evolved, comes from a tenant of the Mormon
Church that has been misconstrued. The interpretation that is a lie, is that God evolved from what we are at the present,
and we can evolve into what God is at the present. The Mormon doctrine does state that "What God is, we can become,
and what we are now, God has been." (The only interpretation in which this can possibly be true is in the position that:
Jesus is God, Jesus was {is} a man, we are men, ergo, what we are now {physical men}, God {Jesus} has been. The
second portion of that doctrine can only be true if it is interpreted: When we are "Born Again", we are children of God,
and become like Him in his image.)
      If God evolved, then that evolution is by chance and there is also the chance that He might not ever have evolved.
If God evolved by chance, then there is the possibility that other equal or superior Gods also evolved prior, at the same
time, or later to His evolution, rendering Him one of many Gods, or an inferior God. The devil misconstrues the
written doctrine of the Mormon Church when he proposes that every male can become a God. This is not acceptable.
      Isaiah 45:22 (NIV) "Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
      If God had evolved, it would be impossible in an evolution process for Him to be Omniscient, Omnipresent, and
Omnipotent from His very first moment of existence, and would thereby not always have been Perfect. This is not
acceptable. Biblical historians have correctly stated that mankind has been on this earth for 6,000 years. In the book of
Genesis, chapters 5 and 11 plot on a time line that will bring you to a point where secular recorded history begins.
Accurate recorded history is in agreement with the chronological order of the Bible. Thus the Bible proves to be
historically correct.
                                       Seven is God's number, six is man's number.
      There are 6,000 years of time allocated by God for man to rule this earth. These are the "Six Days" of man. There
are 1,000 years of time allocated by God for Jesus to rule this earth. This is "God's Day," or the "Sabbath Day" of rest
given to the earth. We are given glimpses of this truth and principle throughout the Word of God.
      2PE 3:8 (NIV) 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.
      PSA 90:4 (NIV) For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the
night.
      In Genesis, the chapter one account gives six days for God to create this world and man. These are the "Six Days"
of man. God rested on the seventh day.
      GEN 1:27 (NIV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he
created them....Genesis 1:31 (NIV) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and
there was morning--the sixth day.
      Genesis 2:1-3 (NIV) Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day
God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed
the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
      Leviticus 23:3 (NIV) "'There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of
sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.
      Exodus 20:8-10 (NIV) "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your
work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor
your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.
      Exodus 23:12 (NIV) "Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your
donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed.
      Exodus 24:15-16 (NIV) When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the
LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called
to Moses from within the cloud.
      Exodus 35:1-3 (NIV) Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, "These are the things the
LORD has commanded you to do: 2 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a
Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death. 3 Do not light a fire in any of your
dwellings on the Sabbath day."
      This number principle of six and seven applies to days, years, and centuries throughout the Holy Word of God.
      Leviticus 25:1-4 (NIV) The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them:
'When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD. 3 For six years
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sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to
have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.
      Exodus 21:2 (NIV) "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he
shall go free, without paying anything.
      Exodus 23:10-11 (NIV) "For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, 11 but during the seventh
year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild
animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
      In Joshua, chapter six, seven priests with seven trumpets and the people marched one time around the walls of
Jericho for six days. On the seventh day, the people marched seven times around the walls, and after a long trumpet
blast, the walls fell.
      That man's number is six is again stated in Revelation 13:18:
      Revelation 13:18 (NIV) This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast,
for it is man's number. His number is 666.
      After the "Six Day's" of man, we have the One Thousand Year (millennial) Reign of Jesus Christ from Jerusalem
on this earth. This is the "Sabbath Day's" rest of God.
      Revelation 20:1-6 (NIV) And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and
holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound
him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from
deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. 4 I
saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had
been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast
or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ
a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first
resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over
them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
      Man's 6,000 years is additionally broken into three divisions:
      2,000 years from Adam to Abraham - First Covenant (Genesis chapter 17)
      2,000 years from Abraham to Christ - Second "New" Covenant (Hebrews chapter 8)
      2,000 years from Christ till now
      God spent 2,000 years working primarily with Jews after the Abraham Covenant, referenced in Genesis chapter
17. God has now spent 2,000 years working primarily with Gentiles after the Jesus Christ Covenant, referenced in
Jeremiah chapter 31:31-34, and Hebrews chapter 8:4-13. Jews and Gentiles have proven to be very similar in their
response to God. The Gentiles have had the advantage of the history of the Jewish successes and failures to study and
learn from. The Gentiles have failed to avail themselves and benefit from that advantage. In view of the abundant light
that Christianity has had in the last 2,000 years, and increasingly has, the responsibility they bear is awesome:
      Luke 12:47-48 (NIV) "That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his
master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving
punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and
from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

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