The Pre-Flood and Early Post-Flood People, Part One

Display from the Creation Museum

Display from the Creation Museum

Phil Jensen


The year was 1656.  Not 1656 B.C. and not 1656 A.D. but the year 1656 as dated from creation. The year 2016 A.D. would be the 1656th year dating forward from 360 A.D.  

Think of all that has transpired since 360 A.D. Think of all of the improvements in science and technology. We have gone from horse travel to cars, trains, and planes, and landing on the moon, and sending satellites far beyond the moon.  We have gone from cooking food in a fire place to high tech ovens, glass top stoves and microwaves.  We have gone from writing with quill pens and parchment to desk top computers and laptops that can send emails thousands of miles in seconds.

Think of these major changes and more that took place in the last 1,656 years, and then transport yourself back to the 1656th year after creation. Think about what may have transpired during that first 1656 years of earth history.

Rick Kriebel 2016


While evolutionists have ruled out the God of righteousness, wisdom and great power, and therefore have ruled out God’s supernatural creation of a genetically perfect humanity, their failure to believe in God and what God can do means nothing. God exists whether you want to believe in Him or not. God can create a humanity capable of making great progress whether you want to believe He can or not. God was there whether you want to believe He was or not.

Christians and Jews declare this because Psalm 90:1-2 says, “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Notice here, Psalm 90 leaves no doubt. The God of wisdom, power, and righteousness was there before the earth and the world had been formed.

Because this is what we Christians believe and declare, we need to see the implications of the truth that God was there.  One of the implications is that humanity did not come into existence over millions of years by natural forces and natural causes. To say that would mean humanity came into existence in a universe where God did not exist and was not a factor, but that is not true. The God of the Bible was there, and He was there with His great miraculous power whether you want to believe He was or not.  He was a factor whether you want to believe He was or not.

Woodrow Wilcox


In what way was God a factor? God used His great miraculous power to bring everything in creation into existence.  And because He did, notice here, not only was God a factor, He was the most important factor, a factor that should not be ignored.

Because this is true, we have to ask the question, “What was God’s intent when He used His power to bring the heavens and the earth and life on the earth into existence?”  The answer is, “It was His intent to bring about everything according to His will.”  Ephesians 1:11 says He “works all things according to the counsel of His will.”

This means there was a plan.  God knew what He was doing.  He knew He was making the earth as a place for humans and animals to live.  Furthermore, He knew it was His plan for humans to look to Him and find their life in Him.  In Acts 17:26-28a we are told, “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; ‘for in Him we live and move and have our being.’”

So, from the beginning, it was God’s intention to create a world in which people knew who He was and looked to Him. No wonder in Genesis 4:26, after Cain killed Abel, we are told, “Then men began to call on the name of the Lord.” Because from the very beginning God worked “all things according to the counsel of His will,”[1] His will was and is His guiding principle in all His sovereign decisions.

What is God’s will for Himself?  It is to do all things according to His truth.  This is why Psalm 33:4b tells us “all His work is done in truth,” meaning all His work is done according to the truth which He declares in His word.

Therefore, in Genesis 1:26 when God says, “Let Us make man in Our image according to Our likeness,” that is exactly what happened. For God does not lie. Instead, He does exactly what He says He will do. And this is what Psalm 33:4b means when it says, “All His work is done in truth.”

Notice in Genesis 1:26, God knew right at the beginning, how He wanted to make mankind as a race. He knew He was going to make the human race in His image according to His likeness. In other words, He knew He was going to make humans as intelligent beings with a moral nature, and able to communicate with each other and with Him.

With that being the case, He went ahead and did it.  He did not make sub-human races first, for there was no need. After all, why would the God who is the Lord of heaven and earth, the God of unlimited wisdom and power and understanding need to make sub-human races with little intelligence first, and then through gradual change develop  the humans that exist today? The answer is He would not.

The fossil record testifies to this because there is no evidence of gradual change in the fossil record.  Creation scientists are not the only ones to testify to this.  Stephen Jay Gould, a very well known evolutionist who was a professor at Harvard testified to this. The following two comments are from him, “ The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology.  The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference.”

Gould also says: “Paleontologists have paid an exorbitant price for Darwin’s argument.  We fancy ourselves as the only true students of life’s history, yet to preserve our favored account of evolution by natural selection we view our data as so bad that we never see the very process we profess to study.”[2]

Notice first, the first sentence of the first quote. “The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret.” If evolution had occurred, there would be hundreds and thousands of transitional forms in the fossil record. But they don’t exist. Every life form appears in the fossil record fully formed.  All the evolutionists see is what Gould says is at “the tips and nodes” of the branches.  In other words, all they see is variation within a kind.  They see different kinds of dogs and different kinds of horses and cattle.  Of course, variation within a kind is not evolution.

Secondly, notice the last statement in the second quote.  “We never see the very process we profess to study.”  That is from a famous evolutionist being honest with his fellow evolutionists.

Why do they never see it?  Two reasons.  First, as any farmer or rancher knows, the gene pool determines the offspring.  Two horses who mate will always produce another horse, a colt or a filly.  Secondly, the argument of evolution through positive mutation fails because mutations are either harmful or neutral, and never positive.

So, there is no evidence of transitional life forms and no evidence of a process by which animals evolved.  And why?  Because the all powerful, all wise, and righteous God did not do it that way.  He created humanity perfect right from the start.

In fact, when you consider it, humanity had to be created in a perfect and mature state right from the start.  Dr. Randy Guliuzza, a speaker for the Institute for Creation Research, does a presentation on the human reproductive system in which he shows the inner workings of the male and female reproductive system.

In this presentation he shows how complex the reproductive system is.  Not only do all the parts in each person have to be working together, but a complex series of parts in the male have to complement a complex series of parts in the female.  Until that was the case, no humans could be conceived.[3]

Therefore, either the humans were fully developed from the start or they would have died out before their individual systems and interdependent relationships were established.  In short, the first human generation would have been the last, unless they were fully developed and functioning as they should.  The same is true with the interdependent systems in other living things.  Therefore, living things had to be created in a fully developed state.  This series of articles is from Bob Wittstruck’s new book, The Forgotten Factor of History God Rules.

[1] Ephesians 1:11

[2] Stephen Jay Gould, “Evolution’s Erratic Pace,” (Natural History, vol 86) p. 14.  This is a fair use quote.

[3] Dr. Randy Guliuzza, from a presentation given on behalf of Black Hills Creation Science Association.  This information also appears in his book, Made in His Image (Dallas, TX: Institute for Creation Research, 2009)



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Bob Wittstruck was a pastor for 33 years, was the associate director of the Black Hills Creation Science Association, and is a supporter of both Christian schooling and home schooling. His latest book, The Forgotten Factor of History God Rules, is being printed in February or March of 2016. His email address is [email protected]
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