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Theory of Pre-Adamite Earth

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I thought you might appreciate this from, "God's Plan for Man," on the subject of the Pre-Adamite world. It's quite a bit of reading.

From DAKE's "God's Plan for Man"

III. Moses' Teaching on the Overthrow of the Pre-Adamite World

In Genesis 1:2 we have the fact that the Earth was in existence before the Spirit of God began to move (brood) upon

the face of the waters which covered the Earth. The conjuction "and" is used to connect about 200 separate acts of

God in Genesis 1 and 2. These are all equally independent and important. Verse 2 is as independent of verse 1 as are

all other separate acts of God in these two chapters. In verse 1 we have the original creation of the heavens and

the Earth, and in verse 2, we have the original perfect Earth made chaos and flooded with water which destroyed all

life on the Earth.

The word "was" in verse 2 is from Hebrew "hayah," which is a verb "to become," not the verb "to be." It is translated

"became" 67 times (Gen. 2:7; 19:26; 20:12; 24:67; Ex. 4:3-4; Num. 12:10; etc.); "becamest" (1 Chron. 17:22; Ezek.

16:8;); "came" and "came to pass" 505 times (Gen. 4:3; 6:1,4; 11:2, 5; etc.) "become" 66 times (Gen. 1:22; 18:18;

48:19; etc.); "come" and "come to pass" 131 times (Gen. 4:14; 6:13; 18-20; 27:40; etc.) and many times "be" in the

sense of "become" (Gen. 1:3; 6, 9, 14; 3:5; etc.).

The phrase "without form" is from the Hebrew "tohu" which means waste, desolation, or confusion. It is translated

"waste" (Deut. 32:10); "without form" (Gen. 1:2; Jeremiah 4:23); "vain" (Isa. 45:18; 1 Sam. 12:21); "confusion"

(Isa. 24:10; 34:11; 41:29); empty (Job 26:7); "vanity" (Isa. 40:17, 23; 44:9; 59:4); "nothing" (Job 6: 18; Isa. 40: 17);

and "wilderness" (Job 12:24; Ps. 107:40).

It can be seen from these passages what the word really means and what the condition of the Earth was in Gen. 1:2,

God did not originally create the Earth in such a waste and ruined state. It is definitely stated in Isa. 45:18 that God

did not create the Earth "tohu" (vain or desolate), yet in Gen. 1:2 the Earth was "tohu." If the Earth was not originally

created desolate, then it must have been created, inhabited, and later became desolate. Even the English verb "was"

proves that it had to become desolate before it could be desolate.

The Hebrew word for "void" is "bohu," which means empty, ruin or void. It is translated "void" (Gen. 1:2; Jer. 4:23)

and "emptiness" (Isa. 34:11). The Hebrew phrase "tohu va bohu" (waste and ruin, or desolate and empty) describes

the chaotic condition of the Earth since "the beginning" and before the six days of the reconstruction of Gen. 1:3-2:25.

God did not create the Earth a ruin or a waste. It became so because of sin, as we shall see.

We can read Gen. 1:1-2 literally thus: "In the beginning (by periods, ages) God created the heavens and the earth.

And the earth became waste and ruin (desolate and empty); and darkness was upon the face of the deep (the flood).

And the Spirit of God moved (brooded) upon the face of the waters." In these verses we have the whole span of the

creative ages taking in all the original creation of the heavens and the Earth and all things therein to the six days of

restoration of the Earth to a habitable state. The original creations include the sun, moon, and stars, as proved in

LessonFive, which see.

In these two verses alone we have the facts that in the dateless past God created the heavens, including the sun,

moon. amd stars. and then the Earth; that the heavens were created before the Earth; that the heavens, the Earth,

the waters, and the darkness were all created before the Spirit began to brood over the waters; and that these things

were already in existence before the first of the six days, proving that they were not created in any one of those

six days.

How long the Earth was a waste and a ruin or desolate and empty since its original habitation is not known. How

long it was in existence and inhabited before it became desolate and empty is not known, but why and when it was

cursed and became desolate and empty is known and clearly revealed in Scripture, as we shall see below.

In Scripture all cases of obscuring the sun and bringing consequent darkness and all cases of floods are a result

of judgement and never of an act of creation, unless it be Gen. 1:2; and we have no authority on which to believe

that this is an exception. Why could not Gen. 1:2 be a result of a curse, as is clear of all other floods and darkness

on the Earth as revealed in Gen. 6-8; Ex. 10:21-23; Isa. 5:30; 13:10; Jer. 4:23-26; Amos 5:18-20; Zeph. 1:15;

Joel 2:30-3:16; Matt. 8:12; 9:2; 16:10).

The fact Moses by inspiration said that God told Adam to multiply and replenish the Earth proves that there was

a social system on the Earth before Adam, for he could not replenish something that had not be plenished before.

Some argue that the Hebrew word for replenish means fill and not refill, but this proves nothing. An examination

of all places where the word replenish is used disproves this. Suppose we make the word replenish mean plenish

in Gen. 9:1; Isa. 2:6; 23:2; Jer. 31:25; Eze. 26:2; 27:25, and note the results. Where the Hebrew "mala" is translated

fill, it does not mean that the thing referred to had never been filled before. For example, when Joseph commanded

his brethren to "fill their sacks," does this mean that those sacks had never been filled before? They had no

doubt been filled many times. See Gen. 42:25; 44:1; 1Kings 18:33; Hag. 2:7; etc. To say, "Fill that glass with

water," does not prove that it had never been filled before, but to say, "Refill that glass with water," proves

that it had been filled before. When God said to Noah, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" (Gen. 9:1)

it is clear that the Earth had been plenished before, so why not believe that God meant the same thing when

He said it to Adam? The same Hebrew statement is found in both passages (Gen. 1:28; 9:1), and it is translated

exactly the same in English, so would it be wrong to believe that it means the same thing? If the Earth had been

plenished before Adam, then it was overthrown by judgement before the six days, as is shown in Gen. 1:2.


IV. Isaiah's Teaching on the Overthrow of the Pre-Adamite World

Isa. 14:12-14 we have conclusive proof that Lucifer ruled the Earth before the days of Adam. It could not have

been since Adam that he ruled and fell from Heaven as in this passage, for he was already a fallen creature before

Adam was created. In Adam's day he regained dominion of the Earth and has been the prince of this world

ever since. In this passage both Satan and the king of Babylon are in view. This is what is known as the law

of double reference, that is, a visible person is immediately addressed while at the same time an invisible person

who is using the visible person as a tool to hinderthe plan of God is also addressed. For example, when

Jesus said to Peter, "Get thee behind me, Satan; for thou art an offense to me" (Matt.16:23), He did not

mean that Peter was the personal devil, but that he was being used as a tool of Satan to keep Christ from

getting to the cross. Hence, both Peter and Satan are addressed and involved in the statement. To

understand such passages, one should understand that part of the passage that can refer to an earthly

person as referring to a man, and that part that cannot possibly refer to an earthly person as referring to

an invisible person also addressed.

Isa. 14:12-14 we have some statements which cannot possibly be made of an earthly king of Babylon.

The passage is universally accepted as referring to the fall of Satan. We shall quote it and then

note the facts: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down

to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL scend into

heaven, I WILL exalty my throne above the stars of God: I WILL sit also upon the mount of the

congregation, in the sides of the north: I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like

the most High." Note the following facts this passage proves of Satan:

1. That his name is Lucifer.

2. That he was a son of the morning, and therefore, no earthly man.

3. That he fell from Heaven. This could never be spoken of a man.

Satan is the only person in all Scripture who is spoken of as falling from Heaven

(Luke 10:18)

4. That he was cut downto the ground in his fall.

5. That he had weakened the nations on Earth.

6. That he was exalted in his heart.

7. That he invaded Heaven, where God rules.

8. That he was a king, for he had a throne and subjects over whom he ruled.

9. That he wanted to exalt his kingdom above the cloudds, stars, and into Heaven

itself to dethrone God.

10. That he wanted to be worshipped in the congregation of God (Ps. 72:2; 82:1; Isa. 6:1)

11. That he led a rebellion against God but was defeated.

12. That his kingdom was on Earth, or he neer could have tried to ascend above the clouds,

stars, and into Heaven. When a kingdom is located under the clouds it has to be on Earth,

for one can stand on certain parts of the Earth and still be above the clouds.

13. That the ground, clouds, stars and Heaven were already created.

14. That it had to be before Adam, for this was not the position of Lucifer when he was in

Adam's Eden. Adam had dominion at that time. He had no kingdomon Earth at the time

of Adam and has not had since in the sense of visible, personal rule on Earth. He has

only ruled through others since Adam's day; so this must refer to a time before Adam.

15. That he was not in Heaven when he rebelled, else he could not have desired to ascend

into Heaven. He was under the stars, or he could not have desired to be exalted above the

stars. He was under the clouds, or he could not have desired to ascend above them.

16. That God's throne is located in the north part of the universe (Ps. 75:6-7). Thus, this

passage proves the location of Satan's original kingdom and the time of his fall. It was

located on Earth, and his fall was before Adam. In Col. 1:15-18 we read of Christ creating

thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers in Heaven and on Earth. They were located

somewhere in the heavens and on the Earth. Lucifer was given a kingdom here on Earth,

as proved by the passages cited above. His own subjects were earthly creatures of various

kinds which were all destroyed when the flood of Gen. 1:2 came upon the Earth. God

created the Earth to be inhabitedby earthly creatures (Isa. 45:18). They are called "nations"

in the above passage. The demons who are now Satan's emissaries could be the spirits of

the Pre-Adamites. At any rate, they are not part of the creation at the time of Adam. Thus

Isaiah teaches that the Earth was inhabited before Adam and was ruled by Lucifer, whose

kingdom was overthrown when he rebelled.


V. Ezekiel's Teaching on the Overthrow of the Pre-Adamite World

In Ezek. 28:11-17 we have another description of Lucifer before he fell and of his position

on Earth and the cause of his rebellion. This passage is another example of the law of

double reference, as explained in Point IV above. The earthly man addressed was the

king of Tyre. (See Josephus, Apinon Book 1, 21). Let us also quote this passage and

then note the main facts concerning Satan.

Thus Saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in

beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy

covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper,

the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold; the workmanship of thy tabrets

and of they pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created. 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.

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till inquity was

found in thee. 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. 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. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuariesby the multitude of thine

inquities, by the inquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of

thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of

all them that behold thee." (Ezek. 28:11-19)

Note the following facts this passage proves of Satan:

1. That he was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

2. That he had been in Eden, the garden of God, not a mere summer residence of some

earthly king of Tyre, but the garden of God as referred to in other passages (Isa. 51:3;

Ezek. 31:9, 16, 18; 36:35; Joel 2:3). This Eden, however, was the one that was on the

original Earth before Adam, for "every precious stone" was not the covering of Satan,

nor was he perfect and sinless and the ruling cherub when he was in Adam's Eden.

It was the the garden of God made as the location of Lucifer's Kingdom as pictured in

this whole passage.

3. That he was he ruler of this Eden, for at that time "every precious stone was thy

covering... Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth (protecteth) and I have set thee

so... Thou wast perfect in thy ways." This must refer to the time Lucifer fell, and that

had to be before Adam and the Eden that man was given dominion over.

4. That he was a created being; so it could only refer to Satan.

5. That he was an anointed cherub (angel) that protected or ruled the Earth.

6. That God had placed him in this position.

7. That every precious stone was his covering.

8. That his position was upon the holy mountain of God and that he walked up and down

in the midst of the stones of fire.

9. That he was perfect in his ways from his creation until he exalted himself, as in this

passage and in Isa. 14:12-14; 1Tim. 3:6)

10. That he was created a perfect, sinless angel.

11. That he became a sinner through pride (1 Tim. 3:6)

12. That his beauty was the cause of his pride.

13. That sin was found in him.

14. That he became filled with violence by his merchandise (Hebrew: Traffick) as in verse 18; that

is, going about as a slanderer in a moral sense. He began to accuse God and get others to rebel

with him.

15. That he was cast out of the mountain of God in the garden where he had his throne and was

driven out of his position and glory.

16. That his wisdom was corrupted.

17. That he was cast down to the ground, as in Isa. 14:12-14, Lk. 10:18. This will also be done

in the future tribulation when he will be on Earth for three and one half years and then will be put

in the abyss at the second coming of Christ (Rev. 12:3-14; 19:11-20:3). In the Hebrew such

statements as "I will cast thee as profane" and "I will cast thee to the ground," are literally,

"I profaned thee" and "I did cast thee to the ground." They must be understood in the past tense

to harmonize with the rest of the passage, thus proving that this could not be the then-reigning

king of Tyre. It could only refer to Lucifer, as in Isa. 14:12-14, Lk. 10:18. If this be true, then

there were "kings" on the Earth that beheld him when he landed on the ground and before God

totally destroyed everything by the flood of Gen. 1:2.

18. That he had sanctuaries (a sanctuary, according to many ancient manuscripts) which he

defiled by his inquities and slander. This suggests a long and bitter feud between God and

Satan before God took action to remove him from his position and curse the Earth. Satan

was bitter in his slander of God and he no doubt accused God of being tyrannical and unjust

in every aspect of His rule over moral agents. He no doubt accused God of all the things that

he still accuses Him of before human beings. God was longsuffering; but when the final

invasion of Heaven took place, God quickly put down the rebellion.

19. That Lucifer was brought down to utter defeat and humilation to the Earth. The fire

devouring Satan and bringing him to ashes on the Earth is a figurative statement of

absolute defeat and humiliation. The same figure of speech is used of Abraham and

other living persons who did not become literal ashes (Gen. 18:27; Job 13:12; 30:19;

Ps. 102:9; Isa. 44:20; 61:3). When we know that the passage is talking of a spirit being

that cannot be burned to ashes, then we have another reason why we must conclude that

the language is figurative of humiliation. Remember, the chief principle of true Bible

interpretation is: take the Bible literally wherein it is at all possible. When the language

cannot be taken literally, then we know it is figurative. Since we know that the language

cannot be literally true of a spirit being, then it must be taken in a figurative sense. If the

language is literal, hen this part of the double reference refers to the king of Tyre who is the visible

person addressed.

The other statements above could be used only of an angel, for no king of Tyre ever was a cherub,

a created being; and not one of them ever was in Eden, as stated of this created being in Ezekiel

28:11-17. Indeed, no such knig ever was a cherub that covereth. The Hebrew word for covered is

"sakak", meaning to "entwine", to "fence in," "protect," "defend," or "hedge in," thus showing that

Lucifer had a responsibility in protecting and ruling over the Eden and mountain of God in this

passage. The Hebrew phrase "har ha Elohim" occurs seven times in Scripture and is always

used in reference to a literal earthly mountain, thus proving Lucifer's rule for God was on Earth

and on a mountain that God had established as the capital of the Earth when He gave Lucifer

dominion to rule for God (Ex. 3:1; 4:27; 18:5; 24:13; 1Kings 19:8; Ps. 69:15; Ezek. 28:16).

See also passages where "bar Jehovah" the "mount of the Lord" is found, which also is

used seven times of an earthly mountain (Gen. 22:14; Num. 10:33; Ps. 24:3; Isa. 2:3; 30:29;

Micah 4:2; Zech. 8:3).

20. That these facts could refer only to Satan before the days of Adam, for he did not have this

position when Adam was created, nor could these facs be true of him on the Earth since he

regained dominion of the Earth through Adam. Ezekile, therefore, teaches that Lucifer had a

kingdom on Earth and that there were people here before Adam

What does everyone think? Could dinosaurs have lived in this world? Could neandertal man be from this time? Please discuss.

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