Summary: Prehistoric Life, Horizontal Earth Rotation, PreAdam Men
VII. THREE HEAVENS, EARTH, ANGELS AND (Pre-Adam) MEN
Long before a man called Adam walked with God in the gardens of Eden, longer still before the flood of Noah covered the face of the earth, in a time called “the beginning,” God created the heavens and the earth. A grand and beautiful design, the earth as conceived by the Creator was an exquisite home for the creatures he had fashioned. The earth itself was a magnificent garden where life flourished in a dazzling display of variety. The ground trembled with the footsteps of the largest creatures (those we now call dinosaurs). Animals filled the trees, the skies and the oceans. From eternity God had planned this creation, and it was perfect in every way. God created men and they began to settle in villages, cities and nations. Angels, a part of this new creation, were given dominion over the earth, to rule with the authority of their Creator. It was the archangel Lucifer who ruled over the nations in all the splendor of the greatest of God’s creations. Every creature fashioned by the hand of God acted in perfect obedience to the will of their Creator. Angels and men knew God as a friend and drew their life from Him. There was no sickness or disease, no hunger or death, for there was no sin----
----Until Lucifer, the closest to the throne of God, the archangel who “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire,” let the seed of pride find fertile ground in his heart. Pride led to rebellion, and rebellion to judgment. Lucifer and the nations following him were placed under a curse, and the earth itself was judged for their sin.
All of this happened before Genesis 1:2. Another Time, Another Place, Another Man Based on the writing of Finis Dake, Edited by Mark Allison and David Patton
A SUMMARY OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LIKE according to
"The Prehistoric Ages In The Bible" by Charles K. Ramsden, Sr.
SUN Constant Light -------------Earth Constant Light ------------------ Constant Dark
Tropical Paradise Likely Ice -- No Life, Horizontal Rotation
A. Growth of Layer of Plants -- Coal, etc
B. Perfect Reign of a Perfect Ruler
C. How long? thousands, millions, billions of years?
D. Rebellion Plot
1. Pre-Adam "men" and angels flattered by Lucifer's perfection
2. Lucifer should rule over all creation -- Lucifer "wiser than Daniel" "there is no secret that they can hide from thee" was aware of the thoughts
3. Pride -- Rebellion -- sin of omission -- did not stop thoughts Ezek. 28:17
4. Next trip to 3rd Heaven -- not allowed to enter -- no sin entering in
-- “Satan falls as lightning”
E. Deterioration and Destruction of Pre-Adam World
1. Pre-Adam man, animals, plants, etc. were buried in the earth by a great cataclysm.
2. Satan is dethroned as his kingdom, the earth, is destroyed.
VIII. OVERTHROW OF THE PRE-ADAM WORLD (The earth in chaos.)
A. According to Genesis
1. Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Gen 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
a. According to the traditional understanding of the passage, the description is that of some amorphous mass, awaiting the hand of the Creator to give it definition.
Another Time, Another Place, Another Man
b. It would be in the sense that a sculptor sits and looks at a lump of clay and envisions what it can become in his hands.
c. But, why was the earth created in darkness and under water (or ice)?
d. And, why is it “without form, and void”? Couldn’t God speak it into existence with form just as easily as speaking it into existence without form and void?
e. Other translations may yield some insight:
Noah Webster (1833) Gen. 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
Robert Young (1862, 1887, 1898) Gen. 1:2 “the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,”
J. N. Darby (1890) Gen. 1:2 “And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
American Standard Version (1901) Gen. 1:2 “And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”
Amplified Bible Gen. 1:2 “The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving, (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.”