New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:67 filled with the Holy Ghost. Zacharias is thus the third person in the New Testament said to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:15, 41). His prophetic poem (Luke 1:68-79) has been called the Benedictus.
1:70 since the world began. Note that Zacharias, prophesying under divine inspiration (Luke 1:67), said that God’s holy prophets have been predicting the coming of the Savior, not just since man has been on the earth, but “since the world began.” There is no room in true history for the alleged 4.6 billion years between the time the world began and man appeared, as evolutionists have tried to persuade people. See also Mark 10:6, Acts 3:21, etc. God’s purpose was the creation and redemption of man, and He did not need billions of years of cruel and wasteful evolutionary meandering to accomplish this. The only reason He took six days was to set the pattern for man’s six-day work week.