Summary: A closer look at the pre-Adam world with Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Lucifer
A. Fossils? -- 3 billion yrs old -- bacteria
a. What about “Lucy”?
Discovered in East Africa in 1974 by American paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson. This fossil has been dated to be 3.5 million years old, and was nicknamed “Lucy” after a song by The Beatles, a popular rock group around the world, that was often played on a tape deck at the campsite.
b. What about Australopithecus afarensis, Australopithecus africanus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons?
c. Modern human species evolved perhaps as early as 200,000 yrs ago. (Sci. says)
2. Plant fossils
a. Buried deep in the earth.
b. Petroleum & Coal deposits? 50,000,000 yrs. to form from plants (Instant oil in labs?)
1. When did they live? According to Science-- During the Mesozoic Era, 248 - 65 mya
2. When did they die? According to Science-- 65 million years ago
3. How did they die?
If the Bible mentions dinosaurs what does it say?
If dinosaurs were in the garden, when did they die? The flood? Two by two into the ark. Ark too small? Was God too little to save the dinosaurs?
C. Mastodons and Mammoths?
D. Earth deformations such as:
1. Grand Canyon? -- Million years or one sudden event?
2. Twisted layers (strata) of rock?
3. Various fossils, both buried under mountains, and on top of mountains?
V. SOME OF THE BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT SATAN’S HISTORY
A. Did Satan fall from some original state? Jesus tells us that Satan did fall.
Luke 10:18 “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
B. Why did Satan fall? Scriptures indicate that it was due to pride.
Ezek. 28:14 “Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”
Ezek. 28:15 “Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
Ezek. 28:16 “By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.”
Ezek. 28:17 “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
I Tim. 3: 6 “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.”
I Tim. 3:7 “Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
C. Where did he fall to, or where does he now abide?
Job 2:2 “And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”
I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
Rev. 12:12 “Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
D. Why did he fall to the earth? Why was he not sealed up in heaven or on some other planet?
Unless, his early history involved the early earth?
E. When did Satan fall?
1. Did he fall before the garden of Eden and Adam?
2. Did he fall after the garden of Eden was created and before Adam was created?
3. Did he fall after the garden of Eden and Adam were created?
We do know that he had fallen prior to man’s fall as he instigated the fall of man.
F. Why was hell prepared for the devil and his angels in the earth?
Matt. 25:41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”
G. Why is Satan so interested in the earth?
Why all this desire to usurp man’s dominion on earth? Dake’s Bible pg 54 O. T.
Could it be his struggle to regain, or at least destroy the earth (If I can‘t have it nobody can.)?
Could earth have been one time under the rulership of Lucifer who became Satan at his fall?
VI. LUCIFER'S ORIGINAL POSITION -- The Light Bearer -- “anointed cherub”
A. Perfect and Powerful -- Already discussed