One must never forget that God only reveals secret or hidden knowledge to Church of God ministers. Whether this knowledge be on rather mundane subjects or the origins of the human race, COG ministers know it all. As we were taught to believe, Church of God ministers are the most highly educated men on earth. They have advanced degrees in studies of the fields they proclaim to know everything about.
Bob Amos Thiel has the facts regarding pre-Adamic humans. Pre-Adamic creatures was Armstrongism's way of dealing with cave men that date back hundreds of thousands of years. With a literal 6,000 year earth age, it is impossible in Armstrongism for anything to exist that early in history.
Did God make ‘prehistoric’ human-like beings prior to Adam?
Many have wondered about this as various scientists and others have made claims.
But notice a couple of observations:
Modern humans (Homo sapiens or Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.Early hominids, such as the australopithecines whose brains and anatomy are in many ways more similar to non-human apes, are less often thought of or referred to as “human” than hominids of the genus Homo (Human. Wikipedia, viewed 02/21/15)
Scientists admit that all humans have the same mother, though they often consider that mother was older than Eve of the Book of Genesis.
Amos Thiel's DOCUMENTED PROOF is this:
Now, as used by critical historians, “prehistoric time” is said to refer to earliest antiquity nowhere documented in written records. But the Bible records, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Here is a documented account reaching back to the beginning of the physical universe. “Prehistoric time,” in that sense, is therefore irreconcilable with Scripture. It should come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that biblical passages reveal occurrences prior to the time of man.So prehistoric time is incompatible with scripture? Seriously? I guess that means none of it ever happened. Dinosaurs bones were created in the various layers of stratus because we all know Dino dinosaur never roamed the earth. The bones were placed there by God. But, if dinosaurs did roam the earth then they must have frolicked with Adam and Jesus. Some Armstrongites actually believe this.
Amos Thiel declares that no humans that knew how to write existed before Adam.
If however, we define prehistoric as the time before humans began to write, then we can speak of prehistoric creatures and events.
There were no prehistoric humans prior to Adam. Including others of the ‘genus Homo.’What reason would Adam and Eve had to have had to be writing in the Garden of Eden? Who was going to read it? Was God delivering a daily newspaper so they could catch up on all the news?
As modern humans are concerned, the Bible plainly states that Adam was “the first man” (1 Corinthians 15:45), and he named his wife “Eve because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20). Adam and Eve were therefore the first humans.
Scientists and anthropologists are ignorant compared to the extensive research and knowledge that Amos Thiel has.
While there are fossil records of apes and other creatures that predate Adam, these creatures were not the same as modern humans as far God is concerned.
But many scientists have tried to teach otherwise. The Bible reveals that they should know the truth, but do not:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Romans 1:18-25)
According to Armstrongism, all higher education is of of the devil and therefore Amos Thiel is declaring that scientists are followers of Satan.
Many scientists have served the creature and would not accept the truth about life and humanity which they clearly should knowIt must really humiliating to possess a so-called "PhD" and yet have so little knowledge.