Essays Promoting Pre-Adamic Civilization Theory



Posted by John R. Houk

© March 5, 2012


Since I have spent more time on Gap Theory than Pre-Adamic Civilization Theory, here is a Pre-Adamic description that is roughly based on Finis J. Dake as explained by Keith Hunt. Dake has a huge amount of critics that his thoughts on Gap Theory and Pre-Adamic Civ. Theory are closer akin false teaching than Biblical theology. I also realize that Dake could be included into the category of racist since he had the view that Black people were part of a cursed race. Nonetheless, for me Gap Theory fits better than the belief in a six to seven thousand year old earth if one takes the literal chronology of the Old Testament text.


JRH 3/5/12


Lucifer sins – World under Water #1

Lucifer’s Rebellion





By Finis Dake



FOREWORD by Keith Hunt:


On this issue of the pre-Adamite world and the rebellion of Lucifer and one third of the angels, I am 95% in agreement with Finis Dake. I will not attempt to re-invent the wheel, so I will present to you 95% of Dake’s study on this Biblical topic.


[Editor: I am beginning this as an excerpt about half way down the page from Hunt’s beginning of Dake’s thoughts.]


The Bible teaches that one-third of the angels proved untrue as did all the subjects of the first social order on the Earth overwhom Lucifer ruled before the days of Adam. Just how many rulers and subjects of other planets rebelled is not definitely stated, but we do learn from Scripture that there are thrones and kingdoms in the heavens as well as on the Earth, visible and invisible (Col.1:15-18); that God charged some of His angels with folly (Job 4:18); that over one-third of God’s angels rebelled with Lucifer (Rev.12:3-12; Matt.24:41); that redeemed human beings are to judge (rule) angels (1 Cor.6:3 ); that women are not to cut their hair but keep it long as a sign of subjection to their own husbands so that angels will have good examples to be in subjection to God (1 Cor.11:10); that the purpose of the Millennial reign of Christ is to “gather in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him” (Eph.1:10), and to rid the Earth of all rebels (1 Cor. 15:24-28); that all rebels of every kind and every realm will have to finally acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Phil.2:9-11); that it is Christ’s work to reconcile both the things in Heaven and the things in Earth (Eph.1:10; Col.1:20); that Christ has already triumphed over the rebels and is exalted above all other angelic rulers and powers far above all heavens (Eph.1:21; 6:10-18; Col.2:14-17; 1 Pet. 3:22); that Christ is waiting now until the completion of man’s probationary test in this age before He comes down from Heaven to put down all rebellion on Earth (Acts 3:19-21; 1 Cor.15:24-28; 2 Thess.1:7-10; Rev.19:11-20:3; Zech.14:1-21); that God is now schooling the principalities and powers in heavenly places in His manifold wisdom by making an example of submission by an actual demonstration of the church (Eph.3:1-11; 1 Cor.4:9; 11:10); that some rebel angels are now bound in Hell awaiting judgment (2 Pet.2:4; Jude 6-7); that one-third of God’s angels who rebelled are now still loose with Satan carrying on rebellion against God (Rev.12:3-12; Dan.10:13-21; Eph.6:10-18); that they will be defeated … and … and then they will be cast into the pit for a thousand years (Rev.12:3-14; 20:1-3; Isa.24:21-23); and that they will be liberated for a little season at the end of the Millennium to deceive men living then on Earth, and then they will meet their final defeat and will be cast into the lake of fire prepared for them (Rev.20:7-10; Matt.25:41; Isa.24:21-23).


These simple Biblical facts go far in helping us understand the outcome of the angelic administration of the Earth and the probationary period of Earth creatures before the flood of Gen. 1:2.


What means of reconciliation God gave the spirit beings and the first rebels on the Earth is not known, but there must have been such means, for God has always dealt with rebels in mercy and longsuffering. This is His nature, and it would be contrary to

His own Being to have cut them off without some means of reconciliation and without giving them a chance to lay down their arms of rebellion. It must be remembered that spirit beings are immortal in body, soul, and spirit and are not subject to physical death … so the result of their penalty could not have been the same as was that of man in this respect. They will, however, be tormented … forever …


It must also be remembered that the Bible is not a book that deals specifically with the administration of the angels, their rebellion, the means of their reconciliation, if any, and all about their former relation to God, or with the extent to which they will suffer degrees of punishment. The Bible is a book revealing the origin of all things, including the angels and man, but it primarily deals with man and his rebellion and his future in the plan of God. In the Bible, as we have seen above …. there are hundreds of references to spirit beings, their origin, fall, present work, future destiny, and many other things. These things are made clear concerning spirit beings because of their part in furthering the plan of God for man.




After the original creation of the heavens and the Earth and all things therein … the Kingdom of God was universal, and God was all-in-all without one creature lifting up a finger of rebellion against Him. Everyone was willingly subject to His sovereign will and was walking in perfect obedience to God and His moral law.


Each ruler and each of his subjects of every kingdom in the universe was faithful in his personal responsibility and consecrated to the highest good of being and of the universe. No free moral agent acted from his own will in selfishness or apart from the will of the Creator, and everything was in harmony and perfection.


How long this condition remained is not known, and all speculation is valueless. In the following points we shall prove that rebellion started by the angelic ruler of the Earth who conceived the idea and boldly attempted to carry out his plan to dethrone God and become the supreme ruler of the universe. From here on, the Bible reveals that the Earth has been made perfect and inhabited two times; that, there have been two universal rebellions on the Earth; and that the Earth has had two sinful careers. It records two past curses on the Earth and reveals that the Earth will be made new one more time; that righteousness will dwell on Earth forever; and that God will become all-in-all again, as he was before rebellion was started by Lucifer and Adam (1 Cor.15:24-28; Rev.21-22; 2 Pet.3:13; Isa.65:17; 66:22-24).


EARTH’S FIRST SINFUL CAREER (Gen 1:2; Isa 14:1-14; Jer. 4:23-26; Ezek. 28:11-17; 2 Pet. 3:5-6)




In Gen.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 conjunction “and” is used to connect about 200 separate acts of God in Gen. 1 and 2.


These acts are all equally independent and important. Verse 2 is as independent 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 n the Earth.


The word ‘was’ in verse 2 is from the 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.3:22; 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.1:3, Jer.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 ….


In these two verses alone we have the facts that in the dateless past God created the heavens, including the sun, moon, and 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 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 judgment 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 that 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 been 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; Ezek.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; 1 Kings 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 judgment before the six days, as is shown in Gen. 1:2.


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In 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 ascend into heaven, I WILL exalt 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 down to the ground in his fall.


5. That he had weakened 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 clouds, stars, and into Heaven itself to dethrone God.


10. That he wanted to be worshipped in the congregation (Ps.72:1; 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 never 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 the Earth, for one can stand on certain parts of the Earth and still be above 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 kingdom on Earth at the time of Adam and has not had since in the sense of a 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 inhabited by earthly creatures (Is.45:18). They are called “nations” in the above passage…. Thus Isaiah teaches that the Earth was inhabited before Adam and was ruled by Lucifer, whose kingdom was overthrown when he rebelled.







Since I have spent more time on Gap Theory than Pre-Adamic Civilization Theory, I posting this Dr. Herman Hoeh attributed document I found on the Internet. Dr. Hoeh is a proponent of Pre-Adamic Civilization Theory. Hoeh was a member of the Christian cult Worldwide Church of God (WCG). Hoeh’s connection to WCG and the appearance that the WGC is the largest proponent of modern Gap Theory and Pre-Adamic Civilization Theory does place a dark light of my support for the two theories. So let me say that any deviation in Gap Theory or Pre-Adamic Civ. Theory from the basics of Christian is something I disaffirm right now. Nonetheless the essence of Gap Theory and the Pre-Adamic Civ. Theory makes a lot of things come together theologically for me.


Since this post is not about the WCG or its founder Herbert W. Armstrong I will not focus on any Armstrongism theology that is incompatible with Christian basics. So there you go. Read and eat the hay and spit out the sticks.


JRH 3/5/12




(Summary of various sermons given by Dr Hoeh in 1977/78)


We have taught that angels were on earth before Adam, being trained. What was their primary function? To rule trees and rocks and streams? What were they given experience in? More than merely ruling over each other. We should expand our former concepts and see that they were on earth to govern in a small way (as an opportunity to learn and to prove they could be trusted) before being sent out further into the universe. Their role on earth should be seen as equipping or qualifying them to rule in the universe. This means they were governing nature in great detail.


As God Himself is concerned for even a sparrow that falls, so God is concerned for the balance of nature. If God knows the hairs of our head, He is concerned over the intimate aspects of life of every creature. If He rules through angels, then they also would be likewise concerned with the minute aspects of nature. This is what they were asked to govern–not a barren world, but a world full of life forms throughout geologic history. The Church has a responsibility to teach the role of angels in the world before Adam….


We do not see a world of which we could say that God was ‘experimenting’–that term has overtones that could be misunderstood. I would prefer the concept that God was ‘developing’ a creation in which angels were being challenged and tested on how they would carry out God’s government in guiding that nature, and in ruling over ever more complex forms of life…


The world that we see in the future though the eyes of the prophet Isaiah–the world in which a child can play on the hole of a poisonous snake without being poisoned because it is no longer poisonous, that the lamb and the leopard and the bear and the ox and the lion and the little child shall all be together–and they are not devouring one another. Now you all know how the Millennium has been pictured–the whole of nature will be subject to the government of God. Now this may sound very strange to our ears until it has taken root. The whole of nature is to be subject to the government of God, and instead of one creature devouring another for survival, we are going to have an entirely different system of nutrition and a different system of birthing because the two are interrelated.


The world today from nature is not a reflection of the kind of government God intended to be exercised by the angels throughout nature. It is in fact a reflection of the Devil’s idea of competition, of devouring, and keeping in balance by each thing competing with something else. Now Mr. Armstrong long ago conceived of the idea of competition as being the lifeblood both of our economy and business and society and government. He said this is, as far as he is concerned, the fundamental characteristic of the Devil’s philosophy, whatever each individual may have been personally taught….


The angels had knowledge and could see the picture clearly as far as what they were going to do and who they were going to listen to. As God started out He said ‘I want to make sure the creation reflects the spirit of love, and it’s going to be a beautiful world. We are not going to have competition. Therefore the pattern of nutrition and the pattern of birth will not need to have competition to keep ever thing in that order we see it in.’ Can you imagine a World Tomorrow in which mice reproduce at the present rate with no cats to catch the mouse? I just have to question. What would happen in Africa if we took away competition and left the birth rate the same? We see the whole of nature is going to change, both in terms of terms of what an animal eats and in terms of the reproductive systems, because they are all tied together…


You can look at the whole of geology, and you will not find a single period, geologically speaking, that corresponds to a nature such as will be in the Millennium. It is all a nature such as we have it today–creatures were devouring in the Tertiary, they were devouring in the Cretaceous, they were devouring in the Mesozoic, they were devouring in the Archaeozoic and the Plaeozoic. And for all we know, in the earliest forms we can probably assume the same thing.


There is this competition because it goes hand in hand with the statement Jesus made that the Devil was a murderer from the beginning. That is, the spirit of competition such as we viewed it reflected itself in the spirit of murder… And indeed murder–the spirit of it–is the consequence of the philosophy of competition. And he said ‘I’ll work to take the patterns that God has given and instead of exercising God’s government I am going to design it in such a way that nature is in balance by competition, by devouring, by strife–the way of the survival of the fittest–the swiftest mouse getting away most of the time, the slowest cat doesn’t survive.’


Now I think when we see that we will have a whole new view – that when we talk about the Devil’s government we can in fact extend the Biblical account and we have looked at nature and we have to conclude that the WHOLE of the geologic history that we can uncover reflects a world that had gone astray, and therefore there was no reason anywhere along the line to view that there should not have been some catastrophe–local or of wider range–during this whole period.


The Devil may have gone so far with certain things, and he may have wanted to change certain things, but then God also may have said ‘Well look, I want a change. I want certain new life forms to be produced. I will see what you will do with them.’ And so there is no reason to discount what you see when you travel down the walls of the Grand Canyon. One period after another that cannot be accounted for by anything we know of except for major periods of time – major only as (we) comprehend time. Now presumably not more than a third of the angels followed the Devil. The other two thirds profited by the experience and took no part in the spirit of competition as developed in the biological world…


It does take some time for some people to poison other peoples’ minds and it takes time, as Mr. Armstrong said, for the Devil to persuade angels, who were greater in knowledge by far than human beings. And the Devil was going back and forth, and he kept arguing with God over the necessity of the creation being patterned after a different philosophy than God’s. But God never listened, and the Devil always came back and told the angels that ‘God never listened’, just as ‘Mr. Armstrong never listened’–you’ve heard that. Well God never listened to the Devil either…


Apparently all this time God allowed the Devil the chance to see whether after he had examined the nature that he was governing (or abusing–whatever term you want to use), whether he would change or whether he would not. They finally came to the point, as Mr. Armstrong said, where spirits apparently do set their character, and you can go only so far in the realm of spirit until your attitude so poisons you that it can never be altered”…..


When Australopithecines appear in Africa (they have not been discovered elsewhere) “late” in the history of the world we have a creature that can make tools, but not according to a pre-conceived pattern. An outline of development follows. First, we have a creature who looked somewhat like apes, who tended to walk somewhat upright, who made tools, but not enter a pre-conceived pattern–the form of the tool is after the natural characteristics of the rock.


Then we have a creature who walked upright called “Homo Erectus”. He had the capacity to make a tool from a pre-conceived pattern, but did not have modern man’s brain capacity so he was not classified as ‘Homo Sapiens’ because he did not think and reason as man reasons. At this level (of Java Man and Peking Man) the term ‘homo’ may be misleading because it is not ‘man’ as a son of Adam. It would be better to correct this misconception of modern evolutionary science to conform to the truth of the world we see. There was no developmental progress or advances in culture of these creatures though they existed for maybe hundreds of thousands of years. If you examine geology with radiometric dating you will have to conclude that there were steps in creation, with the presence of new forms of life at each step which continue for a very long time without variation (evolution).


Now after Homo Erectus we come to….Neanderthal Man, where ‘man’ is again a misnomer. He made tools, a bed, and a shelter–but so can other animals. He could make rather involved tools, but had no sense of art. Man is an artistic creature, but this doesn’t mean all artistic creatures are men. But no art is ever associated with Homo Neanderthalensis. And there is also the question whether he could speak or just made sounds with his voice. Then 35 to 40 thousand years ago angels had the responsibility of governing a world that changed from creatures lead primarily by instinct to creatures less and less so. There is thus the indication that angels were being trained not just to utilize the natural world of plants and animals and to supervise the climate and all other aspects of nature, but to train creatures who had the capacity to begin to fashion something out of the nature in which they lived, and in more and more complex form….To our knowledge, ‘apemen’ do not now exist on earth though there are reports of ‘big-foot’ and the ‘abominable snowman’….


After Homo Neanderthalensis we come to Cro-Magnon, or Upper Paleolithic “man”, who once again should not be called ‘man’ but it would be better to use a term like ‘hominid’ for him. At the close of the Ice Age or Arctic Climate this creature could make tools and houses and could communicate better than any former creature. He could draw–perform aesthetic operations. He could hunt, fish, and make weapons to find his food. Upper Paleolithic hominids are therefore unusual in that they have gone beyond former creatures in many keys such as art and an aesthetic sense, and in the capacity to communicate ideas. For 20 to 25 thousand years they lived on earth and hunted and fished–but they knew no agriculture, they domesticated no animals, they neither sowed nor reaped the fields. While they were here these ideas never penetrated their minds or brains, though they had the other advancements.


In the Bible, Adam and Eve were put in the Garden of Eden and told to ‘dress and keep it’. Adam is therefore of sufficient mentality to be a gardener and able to perceive the fundamentals of agriculture. He could also reason about such things as eternal life and death. Adam’s older son Cain built a town and was an agriculturalist and tilled the field or used the plough. Adam’s second son Abel kept sheep, and therefore may have kept other domestic animals–at least he was advanced enough of an agriculturalist to tend domesticated stock.


Man has not been on earth more than 6000 years according to the Bible. He starts out capable of thinking of eternal matters, as well as the fundamentals of agriculture and town building. In Isaiah we are told that certain things were engraved with ‘the pen of Enoch’ or “the stylus of a man”. There the implication of the Hebrew text is that Enoch, the son of Seth, invented the art of writing, because it was named after him. In Genesis we find ‘the book of the Generations of Adam’ which implies that in the lifetimes of Seth and Enoch, men had the capacity not only to write, but to convey, preserve, and perpetuate the written word, not necessarily in scroll or codex form.


We should have realized that Homo Erectus did not write, paint, or farm. Likewise Homo Neanderthalensis, Upper Paleolithic hominids (Cro-Magnon) etc. though they did paint and draw, did not domesticate animals, nor sow and reap, nor build cities, but only preyed on the environment like other animals. Modern man is just a refined and reduced Cro-Magnon man….Angels had been given responsibility to rule creatures who could clothe themselves with skins to keep warm in the cold, but could not think out agriculture. they were being introduced to gradually, more and more complex forms of life.


After Cro-Magnon we come to ‘Mesolithic man’…Mesolithic man is even more refined than Cro-Magnon. He used tools different from his predecessors, who used just stone. He used bone and wood and jeweler. He also reaped wild grains, though he did not sow, and he domesticated a few animals, but did not yet have pottery. He did live in groups, or tribes, or clans–whatever term we might like to apply from our perspective. Later we have development of the use of clay. There was just about 4000 years from the beginning of gathering (like berries, nuts, and wild grains) to the conclusion of the Pottery Neolithic period.


This was 4000 years in which hominids made the most rudimentary developments, slowly but surely. Angels were given charge for the first time over creatures that could think out new techniques of domestication, step by step the gradual making of pottery, the invention of a king of village or community–only this in 4000 years from about 8000 to 4000 B.C. do these stages occur. Compare this with the progress from Adam to Herod the Great. Humans in only 1700 years progressed to the point where God said “nothing shall be restrained from man that he has imagined to do”. In the last pre-Adamic phase the hominids lived with little instinct and at a level not unlike the most primitive men live today. Apparently, they were not accountable to sin because God did not reveal certain things to them. Though they could not be distinguished skeletally from modern man, they obviously did not have the ‘spirit in man’ which gives him the capability to reach the moon in 6000 years of progress. Something was yet missing though they had incipient agriculture and village life.


Even if the angels had not rebelled, presumably the next step would have been the impartation of spirit in man–to create out of matter a form of life which the angels might originally have ruled over. Mr. Armstrong has said that God must have always had in mind the possibility of an alternative. If angels would not do what God wanted done, then He would create creatures capable of doing it. And if spirit beings, the angels, would not do it and be obedient, then He would put His Spirit in matter and test that before it is made spirit.


Some one-third of the angels very early on decided to ‘do their own thing’ and rebelled. Two-thirds apparently remained faithful to God. Following Satan, the disobedient angels abandoned this world as their inheritance. While on earth for a very long period of time, they introduced into nature a world subject to tragedies. But Romans 8 tells of a time when the sons of God in God’s government will regulate nature in an entirely different fashion. ‘The creation will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption to the glorious liberty of the children of God. The whole creation (not just man) groans and travails together in pain till now.’ Mr. Armstrong said this is a reflection of the mind (or brain from another point of view of the Devil. What we are looking for is the “manifestation of the sons of God’.


In this we will not have a world that devours itself. Today there is no fish, plant or bird that is not subject to the ‘law’ that reflects the mind of the Devil. We live in the same kind of world as the whole of geologic history. As far as our knowledge goes, the whole of the history of creation revealed in history shows that same suffering that Romans 8 speaks of, which is unlike the peaceful World Tomorrow.


The laws of reproduction have been woven together with the laws of food consumption so that it reflects the Devil’s way of how he thinks nature should be controlled. Now if this were the way God intended it, then the description of the Millennium given by Isaiah would be wrong. But the evidence of geology indicates the Devil was already ‘doing his thing’. When he appeared before God, He didn’t listen to him because God said it was wrong but God let Him go ahead. Then the Devil went back and argued and reasoned with the angels until a third of them agreed with him that ‘God doesn’t listen’.


The final act of rebellion was a crisis in which the Devil and the angels perceived that the next step God had in mind was to terminate their experiment–I see no alternative-to intervene and create a creature like the hominids but one step higher, with the capacity to reason like the mind of God – higher than the creatures with a ‘brutish mentality’ that is not accountable for sin, but one that has capacity to govern himself and decide for himself apart from any instinct which way he shall go. When the angels perceived that this was likely the case, they decided to abandon this inheritance, to scale the heavens, and dethrone God so they could set up the universe with a nature in accordance with their ideas of competition and strife and keeping in balance by dividing and conquering and devouring–the ‘philosophy’ of nature today. But they were cast down, held in restraint.


When God created Adam, in whom the ‘spirit in man’ was added he had the capacity to reason and build without limit. Every former man-like creature had an upper limit beyond which he could not progress. Suddenly a creature was created who had no upper limit to his thinking in the natural world, no limit to his speculation. We can contemplate eternity and be held accountable for law and sin. God tested Adam at this point and you know that our first two parents failed the test in the Garden of Eden, and the world once again passed to the realm of Satan, and human civilization instead of being developed under God’s law and nature under God’s law–everything passed under a curse.


Notice in Genesis 3:14 addressed to the serpent: ‘Because you have done this you are cursed above all cattle and above every beast of the field. Upon your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of our life’. This can be symbolic, but it can also be literal. The implication is that the curse was not only on the serpent through whom the Devil spoke, but also on the cattle–one was cursed ‘above’ the other. The curse fell on all nature. The creature that was at one time ‘more subtitle than any beast of the field (Genesis 3:1)’ was reduced to crawling on the ground. (And there is the symbolism of the Devil himself being cast to the earth in the past and the future.) Nature was cursed with the ‘philosophy” of the Devil–this is the way he wants to run the world. God put man in this world to see what it is like when run by the Devil’s philosophy….


He said, ‘Cursed is the serpent ABOVE’’ the rest of the beasts of the field’ with the indication immediately that the rest of nature was cursed because in the Garden of Eden we don’t have this experience. Adam saw all these animals and there were no feelings in the Garden of Eden that he had to be careful of the lion who was getting hungry at nightfall. There was no fear that we sense in that account….Also He let a curse fall on man and woman. The ground brought forth thorns and thistles, climatic problems, toil and sweat.


This is the world of the last 6000 years. Man is now responsible for making choices in that world. God then called out a few patriarchs, prophets, apostles and us saints who will be the firstfruits resurrected out of the earth, and assigned (with Christ) the responsibility to restore the government of God on earth, a government which the angels failed to exercise for millions of years.”


Then there is the Gap Theory/Pre-Adamic Civ. Promoters that lean toward UFOlogy more than Biblical thought. The UFO thing is something I discovered while refreshing my memory on Gap Theory and Pre-Adamites. It is a bit too extra-Biblical for me. Here is an example.


JRH 3/5/12


In the Beginning…


By Sherry Shriner

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In the book of Genesis we read that in the beginning the earth was without form and void of where there had once been a thriving civilization, it had been obliterated out of existence.


Signs of earlier life would be found thousands of years later such us batteries, air craft, and microwaves. These artifacts indicate extreme intelligent life had once existed before ours and pre-dated well before the flood of Noah. So much so that our own modern technologically advanced world could not even begin to explain how a civilization before ours could have been so much more advanced than our own.


Religion tried to squelch inquiries as if such truth seeking was not of God, or even necessary.  They did not have the answers about this previous civilization. And if they did, they did not want someone else outside of their control providing them. Perhaps, they were keeping the past as secrets of their own. Science could not, or would not, offer valuable explanations either. Science has never been capable of explaining the spiritual, but it is the spiritual that can define and explain science.


Digging into the Bible Codes, I discovered there was indeed a thriving technologically advanced civilization on earth previously and that because of their rebellion against the Most High, its civilization was obliterated out of existence, causing the complete destruction of the earth.


This civilization on earth contained the ancient cities of Atlantis and Lemuria and had inter-galactic trade with other planets such as Mars, Venus, and the others within our solar system. When Lucifer rebelled against the Most High as the reigning cherub over all these planets, he instigated a multi-planet rebellion bringing the Lord’s wrath of hailstones of fire against all the planets involved.  Entire angelic civilizations were destroyed, and many of these angels involved that did not face His immediate judgment of imprisonment were forced into the hollow areas of their respective planets to survive.


The Bible speaks of Lucifer’s rebellion in Isaiah 14:12-14


“How are 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 ascend into heaven, I will exalt 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


In Ezekial (sic) 28 it says:  You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I had put you in the holy height of God…



Lucifer was not happy just being a high ranking cherub with rule over several planets. He wanted to be like the Most High God.  And you will find the pre-Adamic, pre-historic civilization on this earth within his realm of dominion and rebellion.


Most of us are led to believe that Lucifer’s rebellion was a quick event that was quickly put down by the Most High God, but it did not happen that way.


The Lord said to me, “You pray for My mysteries and I am revealing them to you.” So what I am going to reveal is not something I have spent an incredible time on or research, and perhaps I will later for my websites, but for now in a nutshell the Most High has revealed to me that during the early pre-Adamic civilization, also known as the prehistoric civilization it was a time of angelic attempt to create man and animals.


The evolutionists were not completely wrong. These things did exist at one time, a concept the church refuses to even acknowledge. But where everyone has gone wrong is in who created what.


Lucifer’s rebellion was when he recruited 1/3 of the angels to attempt to be Gods with him as the leader, or “Most High.” In doing this they were trying to create perhaps themselves. The angels we know are spirits, but they are humanoid. They are human looking and they do have bodies, not all of them are pure ethereal spirits. But the angels could never get it right. If you look at Neanderthal, the Cro-Magnum and the other types of what we refer to as cave men or ape men, they could never accomplish what the Most High would with mankind. And that is why the evolutionists cannot find the missing link. The link between the ape looking creatures of prehistoric times and the humans we have today were not related nor created by the same hand of the Most High.


They also attempted to create their own animals, and that is where we got the dinosaurs and other odd creatures we see in mythology and folklore. The skulls and bones of prehistoric man and animals have been found from this ancient time when Lucifer and his followers, the angels who followed him, were trying to create their own world. We don’t know what types of animals they had here to begin with, nor do we know exactly what types are in heaven now, but there were animals of some kind, and it was these beings that the angels crossbred into the mythological creatures we have heard about such as the mermaid, unicorn, dinosaurs etc..


Atlantis and Lemuria were cities on Earth where these angels dwelled and developed technology that far surpassed anything we have ever had or seen. And they were not confined to earth, they could travel to distant planets and visit, trade, and cohabitate with the angels who lived on them. In fact, the New World Order is nothing but this ancient planetary old world order revived for the last days. Planetary trade and economics was Lucifer’s dominion, and he ruled from a distant planet called Rahab. The Bible codes reveal that Lucifer had a mansion or dwelling place on all these planets including earth, but his home planet was Rahab, located between Mars and Jupiter, and it was completely destroyed and cast out of our solar system with its inhabitants imprisoned inside of it. Rahab is returning to earth in these last days and is known more commonly as Nibiru or Planet X where those imprisoned will be released and allowed to come to earth to help Lucifer subdue and conquer it. When the Lord judged and destroyed Rahab He allowed Lucifer and some of his forces to escape. 


The DNA imprint of humans is 11-22-33 and the angels couldn’t duplicate it. It represents the 11 ribs, 22 bones in the skull, and the 33 vertebrae of mankind. To this day, these are the most significant numbers for any occult group in existence.  They could not figure it out then, and to this day, they cannot master and duplicate Yahweh’s creation of man and woman.


After the Most High had had enough of their rebellion, and having given them plenty of time to repent for doing so, He utterly destroyed their homes and civilizations. The planets were all destroyed with hailstones of fire, and those who rebelled were cast into imprisonment or forced to make homes in the inside hollow cavities of their respective planets to live in. As part of their judgment, they lost their angelic looks and appearance and became ugly grotesque looking beings.


When the Most High recreated the earth, many, perhaps thousands of years later, Lucifer and his minions watched. And they conspired to destroy the creation of man and woman that Jehovah had placed in the Garden of Eden.


Since the recreation of earth and the creation of Adam and Eve, Lucifer has worked behind the scenes directly and indirectly conspiring and working to destroy the Most High’s plans. And since Lucifer’s initial rebellion, the Lord has allowed it and used Lucifer for His own purposes through it all.


Isa 45:7  “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”


Lucifer has been and always will be inferior to the Most High. A created being can never be greater than the Creator. Yet he has been working for the past several thousand years for the prophesied time when he will be allowed to come to earth and rule for 42 months. Lucifer is serving the Most High’s plans to test mankind. Will mankind serve and follow the Most High or choose to follow the lies and deceptions of Lucifer?


During pre-Adamic times, Satan deceived 1/3 of the angels as a high ranking Cherub to rebel against the Lordship of the Most High, and it led to their judgment and destruction. In these last days, he will be allowed to rise on earth once again, this time as the Antichrist. He will incarnate man and come announcing he is Jesus and receive mankind’s worship that he is God deceiving those on the earth once again.


He has been busy planning and preparing over the centuries how he will come to power. As the prince of the air, he has been ruling within the first and second heavens, as he and his millions of fallen angelic forces have been watching and conspiring how to take over the world.  Can our government stop it? Can a global government uniting all the world forces together stop it, or are they simply part of the plan?


It was during the 20th century when the fallen angels, known now as aliens, would discover deep caverns in North America and start to infiltrate the underground, subterranean world under the United States. As the United States began building deep underground bases, the aliens saw how they could manipulate these for their own uses and began to make contact with military and political officials.  Our earliest records are of a treaty they made with President Roosevelt in 1933. It was William Cooper, a former navy intelligence officer, that would blow the lid on the contact our government had had with aliens in “Behold A Pale Horse.” 


Soon after the release of his book, others would step forward with information and documents of agreements made with these aliens that our government had made with them. Information was provided by former underground base security guards, engineers, and scientists who worked in these bases. It was these bases such as the Dulce Base in Dulce, New Mexico and Area 51 in Nevada that were products of the treaties signed with the aliens. For they were constructed and built to become joint alien and human underground bases where technology could be exchanged between the aliens and humans as agreed upon in the treaties signed with them of which I will get into more detail of later in this book.


Lucifer and his forces probably recognized America as the Great Babylon prophesied of in Revelation 17 and 18, and they set out to infiltrate it so they could overpower it and rule over it. Their stepping stone into our society was their bribes of technology. They would teach our government how to create and fly their own anti-gravity aircraft among other things. In exchange, our government would conceal their presence here and allow them to abduct animals and humans for their own purposes.


What they probably did not expect was the eventual dominance the aliens would have in our skies and under our earth. UFOs are presently everywhere, some just watching the people on earth, some abducting people or mutilating animals. What is getting more and more obvious is that their presence can no longer be contained.


After having met some of these aliens former president Theodore Roosevelt demanded “In God We Trust” be imprinted on all the currency of the United States. In 1965 one conspiratorial reason for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was because he wanted full government disclosure to be given to the public on aliens from other worlds visiting ours. In 1984 former president Ronald Reagan tried to muster congressional support for a Star Wars Initiative Self Defense Program. What is it these men knew that propelled them? What exactly scared them to come forward to attempt some kind action against an alien presence, or even threat, to our country and world?


Although much information has been uncovered about joint alien and human underground bases, space stations, and projects, beware of the disinformation that will come out as a result. In the future, as now, many will come out proclaiming the “truths” of aliens in our midst. However, not everything they say is true. The real purpose is to push a dark hidden agenda and to hide the real truth.


Many of the lies being told today is for this specific reason: Lucifer is pushing his agenda to be accepted as God on earth in stages. One of the ways he is doing it is to have his forces pose as Ascended Masters and speak to humans through what is known as channeling to inform the public on the paranormal, occult, UFO’s, earth changes, and to HERD and BRAINWASH the people into believing Aliens from outer space are our Forefathers and Creators.


They are creating the foundation for the biggest deception that has ever been perpetrated on mankind.


They want us to believe that mankind is a creation of these aliens and that they are our gods, and therefore there is no real God. The Bible will be wrongfully discredited, and it will be proclaimed that there are no such things as natural God given rights. 


These aliens are not extra terrestrial beings from millions of miles away or other galaxies. There are some which occupy distant planets and stars but they are mostly subterranean. They live within both earth and parts of our solar system. They did not create us. They created the ape man and cave men who no longer even exist. All were destroyed in judgment. The Bible explicitly tells us that Satan is the prince and the power of the air. It tells us about demons, hell, hybrids and the Nephilim and Annunaki. It also tells us how Satan came back to corrupt earth  after its recreation and will eventually be worshipped as the god of this world.


Satan was the cause of the earth’s previous destruction, and he will be the cause of it again as we race into the last days prophesied in the Book of Revelation and other passages of Scripture. He will once again attempt to cause the entire earth to rebel against the Most High God and use his puppet associate the Bible refers to as the False Prophet to demand the world worship him as God.


I see two different scenarios that can be played out here: In the first one, Satan will have pawns arrive here on earth claiming to be Messiahs and even one claiming to be Jesus before Satan will arrive himself as “God.” The second scenario is that he just arrives himself claiming to be the promised Messiah, and then the world worships him as God. The armies of aliens coming will claim they are our forefathers and creators as per the plural term “Elohim” mistranslated in the KJV, and they will serve as the armies of Satan to help him subdue, conquer and control the earth.


The fallen angels, after seeing what the Lord created in Adam and Eve, never stopped trying to mimmick (sic) that creation; however they could never succeed either. We read in the book of Enoch, and I will get to that in later chapters, how a second rebellion among the Most High’s angels would occur, and they would come to earth to physically cohabitate and reproduce with humans. This would replace their own bioengineering attempts at creation, and they would physically be able to produce children with human women. When the Lord eventually destroyed that rebellious attempt with a Flood and drowned them all, He then made it physically impossible for them to procreate with humans. This did not stop them, however, as they would turn to test tube creations, cloning, and soul scalping. And that is where we are today with their attempts to create their own human or ‘master race’ to outdo Yahweh’s creation and be capable of producing and creating their own. And that is what they are doing in underground bases all over the world today and even in our space stations that have been well concealed from the public.


While millions of Lucifer’s forces have continued with building their own master race plans, Lucifer has been involved with the political and economic systems of the world and has created secret societies to work together to bring him into power through a one world government.


What they call, the New World Order.



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Gap Theory and Pre-Adamic Civilization Dialogue

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My son and I sometimes have theological discussions in which have minor disagreements.


I say minor because we are in complete agreement on the theological majors such as God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – is One God. Jesus is both fully human and fully God. God emptied Himself of His Divine attributes and became incarnated as a man to save humanity from the sin of Adam passed down to all humanity by approving Satan rather than obey God. Jesus as the Son of the Father died on the Cross was buried and was Resurrected in human bodily life reacquiring the Divine attributes that He removed to be a man. In receiving His Divine attributes again the man-God Jesus was Gloried and sits on the Right Hand of the Father ever interceding for the saints in Christ. All who hear, receive and Believe the Good News of Jesus Christ are Saved from the grasp of Satan’s wicked lease on this planet and are transferred into the Kingdom of God.


Frankly it is the minor theological disagreements that wars have been fought over through the years after Christ’s Resurrection. This is not the case between Adam and me.


The following dialogue has been edited with spell check, the removal of personal information as well as the removal of short trivial answers and/or statements.


Gap Theory and Pre-Adamic Civilization Dialogue


Dialogue: Adam and John Houk

Posted March 4, 2012


Adam: February 07, 2012 10:28 AM


[Editor: I had sent a link of a KCM Ministry broadcast that discussed the point of theological disagreement between us:]


Ok, I watched the part of your video that explains her reasoning [Creation]. I’m sorry to say but she is incorrect.  What she stated is a clear indication that will lead to this conclusion.  She states that she believes the earth is as old as true science needs it to be.  Now let me start with this.  I am willing to bet that the Pre-Adamic age as she refers to it, came out of a light of trying to explain why science is finding the earth to be really old.  The problem with this and the way her comment was stating is that both are trying to match the Bible to science and not the other way around.  The Bible is the authority on real life, and truth.  For many thousands of years there was no talk of a Pre-endemic age. There was a consensus not to be worried about.  The Bible has a blood line that dates all the way back to Adam and we have written history to Jesus which accounts for all of human time.  Science claims humanoids all the way to 3 million years ago, the Bible does not.  Let’s add some more to this.  Scientists are heavily disproportionally liberal/atheistically heathen to the population. Satan influences the findings of these types of people.  With such a majority of them under such an influence it is easy for them to subvert any true science from being practiced or from being published or made public.  This puts doubts into many of their findings.  Another note to be added, data is easily manipulated to support the agenda.  Just look at evolution and it is easy to see this.  Only 33% of the population [believe in evolution], even though scientists have been teaching it as fact for 40 years or more.  And yet they are super hostile and label anyone who is a dissenting scientist of evolution as not a real scientist. And scientists succeed at this type of propaganda.  I, as a scientist [Editor: MA Physics], have looked at many of the young earth ideas and theories and they have merit, and have much valid evidence to support their findings.


There are only 3 foundations to old earth science which I will put much doubt into NOW. 


1) Evolution: I already know you disagree with this one so won’t say much – mutations almost always negatively impact, and the likelihood of sequential stacking of positive mutations to create just a human is so unlikely that it would take trillions to much more than quadrillions of years to happen.  There are no transition fossils even though teaching illustrates many transitions. 


2) Distance of light traveled:


a) We have committed no experiments beyond our solar system to confirm that light is constant or that it indeed takes a certain time to travel that far. 


b) In recent years there has been much evidence to suggest the speed of light varies in speed including stars moving at unpredictable rates, physics not appearing correct in far off galaxies, recent particle traveling faster than speed of light. 


3) radioactive dating:  3 improper assumptions:


a) The amount of parent element in a substance in order to make the calculation.


b) No variation to the decay rate over history


c) No historical written records are dated far back enough to confirm the validity of dating.  Even the written records of Pharaoh RA had [the time frame] dating it back to a much older [time] in radioactive dating than the event to start with.


Being that there is much doubt in what scientists use as the most concrete evidence of an old Earth and there is a lot of evidence for the New Earth, I would say that many are being mislead by a group of liberalistic, atheistic, and heathenistic scientists.


John: February 07, 2012 10:39 AM


Her conclusions are actually based less on science and more on the Bible and the etymological meanings of ancient Hebrew words. This is Billye Brim asserting the Bible agrees with science and not science proving the Bible incorrect. I am with her 100%.


The key is the Bible is intended by God for the sons and daughters of Adam with a road map of how original sin entered humanity and the earth. Then the road map points to the coming of Jesus.


Jesus is the God-instrument Redeeming humanity from the sin of Adam & Eve in the human spirit. The road map continues to point to Jesus’ second return that will restore God’s recreation of the material earth back to the Glory of God shortly followed by the union of the glorified new earth with the new Heaven becoming one.


Adam: February 08, 2012 9:35 AM


There are 2 problems. 


One the conclusion that one must account for how old science is saying the Earth is, so one goes into the Bible and reads under the lens of this belief in order to find a loophole in which the Bible might suggest the world is this old. 


Two that one has to say the Bible agrees with science and not that science agrees with the Bible.  From a Biblical standpoint one must always understand that God’s Word is perfect and therefore cannot be wrong and also understand that humans make many errors and many are under the influence of Satan.  From this understand the primary source of truth is the Bible.  Science only helps us to understand more about the truth of what God gave us.  You still haven’t told me when Pre-Adamic age started to be talked about.


John: February 08, 2012 11:00 AM


I have not told you because the Bible only gives clues because the Bible is written for the sons of Adam. The Bible says little to nothing about anything that does not have anything to do with the sons of Adam that are promised Redemption which is eventually revealed in Jesus Christ.


Adam: February 09, 2012 9:20 AM


This answer doesn’t address the issues I point out.


Adam: February 14, 2012 10:27 AM


The lack of understanding of saying the Bible agrees with science rather than science must agree with the Bible.  When did the Pre-Adamic age talk start?  How science is under the massive influence from Satan, in the current history, making it necessary to take a much more critical view of it.


John: February 14, 2012 4:29 PM


The Pre-Adamic age was before the creation of Adam. I whole heartedly agree that modern science is under the influence of Satan.


John: February 15, 2012 12:59 PM


I do not know when it became a debate. Then I saw the Billye Brim episode of the Believer’s Voice of Victory and realized the Pre-Adamite info was planted into me at RHEMA. RHEMA was not dogmatic; however a couple of teachers were. The Pre-Adamic Theory seemed to allow things to fit with secular science and the Bible. The Pre-Adamite thinking and Scripture is revealed in the etymology of words in Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2.


[Editor: I am adding this for clarity:


Genesis 1: 1-2 (NKJV)


1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


Below is some Pro-Gap Theory information excerpted from Kingdoms in Conflict: Origins of the Conflict:


The “Gap Theory” was first postulated by G.H. Pember in Earth’s Earliest Ages in 1876 and popularized in the footnotes of Dr. C. I. Schofield’s Bible commentary. It helps us understand how the angelic origins of evil carried over to God’s creation in Genesis 1 but is not without some well-founded critical observation.

1. Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created (Heb. “bara” means to create from nothing. “Asah”, used later in Genesis 1 means to “make” from pre-existing matter.)the heavens and the earth. The adherents of the Gap Theory believe that all of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth occurred in Genesis 1:1 citing as a scripture reference Rom 4:17 “…even God who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” God creates from nothing by the word of His faith. And the earth was without form and void: (Heb. tohu wabohu). This Hebrew idiom is used only to depict scenes of God’s awful, terrible judgment in Isa 34:11 in reference to Sodom and Gomorrah and in Jer. 4:23.”Tohu” is used to depict desolation in Deut 32:10, Job 6:18, Job 12:24, Psa. 107:40, Isa 24:10, Isa 40:23, Isa 41:29. Finally in Isa 45:18 we are told that God did not create the world “tohu”. Therefore the earth depicted in Genesis 1:2 is distinctly different than in verse 1 where everything God creates is good. Opponents of the Gap theory state that Genesis 1:1 is a summary statement and that what follows is how God did create the earth. They also question the efficacy of a new doctrine discovered in the Scriptures that has eluded even the greatest Christian teachers of the past. This fact alone should put us on guard against any alleged “new revelation”. Pember and Schofield would simply respond by saying that this is no new revelation but has always been available to us. Early Christian scholarship would have discerned it with more focus on God’s Word and less emphasis on philosophy that began enmeshing the Christian Church during the latter part of the second century, AD.

2. On the second day when God separated the firmament from the midst of the waters, this is the only day that is not noted that “God saw that it was good”. This expression appears to summarize all of the other days of creation except the second day.

3. The word “bara” (to create”) is used after Genesis 1:1 only to refer to sea monsters in verse 21 and man in verse 27 where God both makes (asah) man (his body from pre-existing clay) and creates (bara) man in His own image. Verse 1:27 is in direct opposition to any teaching on evolution. These concepts are diametrically opposed and cannot be reconciled. Although some have made attempts to do so (e.g. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Phenomenon of Man), such attempts are unscriptural and foolish. The Gap Theory makes no such attempt.

4. In Genesis 1:2 the earth was (Heb. “hayetha”) can be translated as “became”. This word is used 264 times in the Old Testament. It is translated as “became” 6 times and as “was” 258 times. Critics of the Gap Theory accurately point this out.

5. The Gap Theory postulates that Gen 1:2 was the aftermath of God’s judgment on the earth and that the remaining days of creation are a “re-creation of the earth with the new additions of sea monsters and Adam. The theory postulates that the earth was populated by a pre-Adamic race which was led by Satan and judged with Satan. These pre-Adamic creatures are the demons referred to in Scripture. Demons (Greek: daimon, daimonian implying greater and lesser forces) appear to differ from angelic majesties mentioned in Jude 9.

Angels fly and walk whereas demons walk (Matt 12:43). Demons are disembodied spirits whereas angels have angelic bodies and have no need to indwell other created beings unless they choose to do so for strategic reasons. In Mark 5:12 demons exhort Jesus to cast them into a herd of swine. Angelic majesties would not do this. Demons are not the spirits of the departed dead men. Hebrews 9:27 clearly states that “it is appointed for a man to die once, then comes judgment.”


In full disclosure a huge majority of theological and scientific experts do not support Gap Theory or a Pre-Adamic Civilization. An example of some criticism to Gap Theory and the use of the etymology of original Hebrew words can be found at The Creation Account in Genesis 1:1-3: Part II: The Restitution Theory; by Bruce K. Waltke. Restitution Theory is simply a scholarly variant of the more recognizable “Gap Theory”. Waltke’s refutation of Gap Theory employees another interpretation of the word etymology via grammar and similar uses in other Biblical texts. The problem I have with the majority scholar rejection of Gap Theory is the method is nearly exact to Gap Theorists and is a matter of interpretation rather than concrete refutation.]


I have since discovered my thinking on a Pre-Adamite civilization has acquired a name – Gap Theory. The link below is a pro-Gap Theory explanation that I might disagree with a bit but agree with in most cases.


Adam: 2/16/2012 11:58 AM


Here’s the main problem which was just confirmed by reading your link.  The timing of the theory coincides with timing in ancient earth philosophy of science.  This makes it highly suspect because it is trying to conform to science which is made by humans that are commonly in error instead of science agreeing with the Bible.  Also I want to tell you something personally.  After getting a degree in physics and rereading genesis there was something awesome about it.  I could literally make physical connections to the literal words of the first chapter.


Genesis 1:1-2 Consider the word void: basically means empty without matter.  So the universe had no physical matter at all.


Genesis 1:3-5 Let there be light: basically the creation of all matter.  Note that all matter emits light as anything with a temperature emits light Genesis 1:6-8  Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters:  Here we see a dividing of space which is called heaven from air or atmosphere Genesis 1:9-10 Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear:  Here oceanic and sea bodies are actually finally formed along with the land that we live on.


Genesis 1:11-13 Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according…: Here finally plants of all types are brought into the picture Genesis 1:14-19 Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night: Here the Sun and the Moon are finally made.  The Sun called the greater light which guides the day and Moon the lesser light which guides the night.  He also made the stars, the point in which the rest of the universe other than our solar system is made.


Genesis 1:20-23 Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens:  The first sighting of living creatures made up of birds and sea/ocean life.


Genesis 1:24-25 Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind: land animals and insects appear.


Genesis 1:26-28 Man is made


So you can see an actual account of all existence as we know it being made from absolutely nothing.  Before 1:6-8 there would have been nothing to breath.  Before 1:9-10 there would have been nothing to float in or stand on.  Before 1:11-13 there would have been nothing for herbivores to eat.  Before 1:14-19 there would have been nothing to keep warm.


There is so much in science, even the order of existence listed above, that just do not coincide with popular science today.  I underline popular because it is clear they are just mistaken.  Even in the past few years there is a number of discoveries that are making people rethink even the most basic philosophies of science as we know it.  For example observations of far distant galaxies are suggesting the something is wrong with the basic understanding of physics there.  Recently a particle moving faster than the known light speed is putting doubts on the constancy of the speed of light.  fossilized trees standing straight up from a cataclysm doesn’t have any ages that would match up with the oldest trees known today which go back all the way to the flood.


Humans are hugely fallible and the fact that there hasn’t been any other suggestion up until recent years of a biblical philosophy for a very old earth questions the validity of that doctrine in the first place.


John: February 16, 2012 5:47 PM


Bucko [Editor: My nickname for Adam] I guess this is one we are going to have to agree to disagree. Fortunately the disagreement will not determine either of our Salvation. We both believe the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and raised on the third day as the Savior of humankind and is sitting on the Right Hand of the Father forever interceding for the saints that are Believers.


I still think you are missing the point that there is an etymological point between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.


In either case I am going to work up a post incorporating my Pre-Adamite thoughts and the literal Biblical timeline of 6,000 years. [Editor: Which I have not done]


Adam: 2/17/2012 1:48 PM


This knowledge is kind of important to me because it can accomplish something great.  If one can scientifically prove the earth (which I believe has already had some great beginnings) is somewhere between 6000-7000 years old, it would totally obliterate any possibility of big bang or of evolution.  Allowing for only one possibility-creation.  Well you and I already know this is true, but this would also allow for some changes in education curriculum that has sought to deceive children for years.


In Scripture, God said he made, is clear to any objective observer that all was created.  This is the single philosophy that would do that.  It is the only one that leaves no wiggle room for atheistic notions.  That along with the literal description of all creation along with a precise definition of day and night and how it was guided suggests Biblically that this is the age of the earth.  In fact I have made it all the [way] to 99% sure now.


John: 2/17/2012 7:12 PM


Adam I just can’t wrap my mind around a six to seven thousand year old earth. So when you find that 1% to add to the 99% you will be awesome. You will be better known than old Einstein. Godspeed on your path to prove a literal timeline for the Bible. I do hope you succeed, until then I am going with the Pre-Adamite Gap Theory.


JRH 3/4/12