Had The Earth Been Destroyed Before Adam And Eve?
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. Many of us know the passage in the bible, however there are two creation verses in the bible. In the first creation passage, in the King James Bible, God creates man and woman. In Genesis 1:28 God tells man and woman to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
The interesting thing about this passage is that God tells man and woman to replenish the earth. The definition of the word replenish is " To Make Full Again" Why did man and woman have to replenish the earth? Had humans been living on the earth before, then been destroyed? Was that the reason God told man and woman to replenish the earth?
Then in Genesis 2:7 God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living soul. It was after that God created the Garden of Eden, and placed man into the Garden of Eden.
But Adam was alone. In Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, he made a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Since the King James Bible I am using for this hub is very old,It was originally published in 1610. And the word Eve is not used until Genesis 3:20.
When it comes to the flood of Noah, God promised Noah that after the flood, in Genesis 4:11 That neither shall all flesh be cut off anymore by the waters of a flood: neither shall there be a flood to destroy all earth.
Does that mean the earth was destroyed before?
If you look at the Book of Jeremiah, who was a prophet, who could not only see the future, but also the past. In Jeremiah God spoke to him, to warn him of what could happen if people did not stop being evil. This is what Jeremiah saw. Jeremiah 4:23-26 And I beheld the earth, it was without form or void, and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains and lo, they trembled and all the mountains moved. The fruitful place was dark, and the cities were broken down by God's anger, and there was no man. Who had built and lived in the cities? The Lord had made earth, but the Lord said " I shall not make a full end"
The earth was without form or void, and yet there were cities that were destroyed. Man was not there. God was angry. What had happened? When we look at the flood, God promised not to destroy the earth again! So, once again did God destroy the earth before Adam and Eve?
When we go back to Genesis 2:5 God created Adam. Once again, in the bible, this was the second time, we have been told that man had been created. However this time Satan had been thrown out of Heaven. We know this because Satan tempted Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
So, we also know that Satan was thrown out of Heaven before Adam and Eve were created. My question is, did Satan force God to destroy the earth the first time? Is that the reason man and woman were told to " Replenish the earth" Satan's jealousy was the reason he was thrown out of Heaven. He was created beautiful, and may seem beautiful, when he is tempting people, but inside is pure evil, and very ugly. Full of anger. Could Satan's fall from Heaven truly have been the reason, the world was destroyed before Adam and Eve, before the first creation passage in the bible? The reason man and woman were asked to "replenish the earth" Will we ever find the answer to that question?
Satan is pure evil. His evil is horrible. He blinds people, and forces them to value money over life. The evil on this earth is getting stronger, more are following Satan.
Satan has been on the earth for a very long time. In Job 1:6-8 God asked Satan "Where do you come from"? Well, Satan replied " I have been walking upon the earth"
So, we know Satan is on the earth now. Blinding us and creating evil. There is so much evil in the world to day, but it will not last forever. Because in Revelation the battle between God and his armies will defeat Satan and his followers . Satan will lose and will be gone. There will be a new Heaven and a new Earth. Our tears will be wiped away, and evil will be gone forever.