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Pre-Adamic Destruction


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Pre-Adamic Destruction is also covered in the Pre-Adamic Creation thread.

Genesis 1:1, contrary to what many think, is not part of the Six Days of Adamic Remaking. It is the initial creation of the earth and universe; Pre-Adamic Creation.

The purpose of this thread is to cover what happened in Genesis 1:2:
Genesis 1:1-2
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Strong's Number: 01961
Original WordWord Origin
hyha primitive root [compare (01933)]
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
HayahTWOT - 491
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
haw-yaw Verb
to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
1. (Qal)
a. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
b. to come about, come to pass
c. to come into being, become
d. to arise, appear, come
e. to become
f. to become
g. to become like
h. to be instituted, be established
i. to be
j. to exist, be in existence
k. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
l. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
m. to accompany, be with​
2. (Niphal)
a. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
b. to be done, be finished, be gone​
Strong's Number: 08414
Original WordWord Origin
whtfrom an unused root meaning to lie waste
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
TohuwTWOT - 2494a
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
to'-hoo Noun Masculine
1. formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
a. formlessness (of primeval earth)
1. nothingness, empty space​
b. that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (fig)
c. wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
d. place of chaos
e. vanity
Strong's Number:
Original WordWord Origin
whbfrom an unused root (meaning to be empty)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
BohuwTWOT - 205a
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
bo'-hoo Noun Masculine
  1. emptiness, void, waste
Strong's Number: 08415
Original WordWord Origin
~whtfrom (01949)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
T@howmTWOT - 2495a
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
teh-home' Noun
  1. deep, depths, deep places, abyss, the deep, sea
    1. deep (of subterranean waters)
    2. deep, sea, abysses (of sea)
    3. primeval ocean, deep
    4. deep, depth (of river)
    5. abyss, the grave
As covered in the Pre-Adamic thread, God created a perfect, complete and inhabited earth and the Universe.in Genensis 1:1.

In Genesis 1:2 they earth became formless, void, covered with water and the sky and the Universe were now dark.

What happened? The rebellion of Satan and the War in Heaven.
Ezekiel 28
12 Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You were a model of perfection,
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone adorned you:
ruby, topaz and emerald,
chrysolite, onyx and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and beryl.
Your settings were made of gold;
on the day you were created they were prepared.
14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub,
for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.
15 You were blameless in your ways
from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you.
16 Through your widespread trade
you were filled with violence,
and you sinned.
So I drove you in disgrace
from the mount of God,
And I expelled you, O guardian cherub,
from among the fiery stones.
17 Your heart became proud
on account of your beauty,
and you corrupted your wisdom
because of your splendor;
Isaiah 14
12 How you have fallen from heaven,
O morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
13 You said in your heart,
'I will ascend into heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'
15 But you are brought down to the grave,
to the depths of the pit.
In Luke 10:18, Jesus, the Son of God himself said, "I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven." Again, past tense.

We clearly see the progression of Satan. He:
  • was created more powerful and beautiful than any other angel
  • was given special place and duties
  • became prideful
  • wanted to take God's place
  • became violent
  • led a war against God. Notice the verses about laying low nation, etc, are past tense. Also note angels are in nations, they are a compnay of beings with God. Flesh beings live in nations, yet this is before the Adamaic Creation
  • was cast from heaven. Again, past tense
  • walked in Eden
  • vowed to return to heaven and overthrow God
  • Instead will be in the Pit. It is present tense, not past or future. That implies a process, not an immediate action
Jeremiah 4
23 I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty;
and at the heavens, and their light was gone.
24 I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking;
all the hills were swaying.
25 I looked, and there were no people;
every bird in the sky had flown away.
26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;
All its towns lay in ruins before the LORD,
before his fierce anger.
At no time since the forming of life on the earth has there ever been a time absent of life, human or animal. Nor will there be any such time until the destruction of this earth at the end of the Milliannial Kingdom and time.

As well this passage is not looking forward, but backward in time. So it must be before the Six Days.

The Bible is very clear there was an event and time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:3 where the earth was destroyed. No life remained and the ground was laid was and sunk below the waters of the earth.

I like to call this time the Pre-Adamic Destruction.
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I think we might now include Martian discoveries as evidence of that destruction. The Mars Rovers found ancient sea beds with deposits of familiar life supporting minerals. This tells us that some event in the past destroyed that ecosystem.

In order to have liquid water, along with sedimentation, you need a temperature profile that would support an atmosphere and forms of living creatures.

This is interesting …


The next Rover is being sent to this area of an ancient stream-bed and I can hardly wait to see the data come in from this …


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The bible does refer to the angels as having estates and other descriptors that sure look like other planets.