Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Mt Sinai (Law) and  Mt Zion (Grace)
Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What happened here before Adam?

There is so much out there that disputes and puts down the Bible as being reliable. Most think that if you believe in the Bible you do not believe in science...or if you believe in science, you don't believe in the Bible. I believe that science is searching for truth. I also believe that the Bible is truth. So, I think that they should agree. (There are many scientists now and in the past who believe in God and the Bible.)

The first verse in the Bible says, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

Now science as generally accepted the universe as being created all at once in the big bang. Well, the Bible says that in the beginning, the heavens and earth were God.

Well the next verse, Genesis 1:2 says, "The earth was formless and void and darkness was on the face of the deep."

"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

Other scriptures tell us that God had created the earth to be inhabited. Also, that when He created it all the host of heaven shouted for joy.

This does not agree with "formless and void".

Something happened to cause the creation to become formless and void.

It was rebellion against God.

Angels were created before man. The Book of Enoch tells of seven mighty Archangels that were the center of God's heavenly government. The Bible names three; Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer. Lucifer incited and led the rebellion.

It was his beauty and pride that brought out iniquity in the perfect cherub that God had created, Ezekiel 28:14-17.

God reminisces more in Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 and we learn:

Lucifer was anointed and had a throne on the earth. That he was decked in jewels with musical instruments in his body. Lucifer means "light bringer". Some say that he was the first angel created, but regardless he was very special with his skills and the mission that God had given him on the earth.
With his wisdom corrupted, Lucifer decided he wanted to sit on the Mount in the North (Zion), to ascend his throne above the clouds, and be like the Most High. Yet God replies that he will be brought down to the pit and hell.

What ever beings were here at that time were not created in the image of God as was Adam. But, we read that Lucifer defiled his sanctuaries (palaces) and destroyed cities and made the world a wilderness. He started sacrificing the beings to himself and using their blood for his increase in power, (life is in the blood). Jesus said that the devil was a murderer from the beginning, John 8:44.

In his rebellion against God, Lucifer was able to convince many of the angels to follow him. In Revelation 12 it alludes to one third. His delusion to the angels was that God was not fair, kept things from them, and they could be free if they followed him instead of God. It was the lie he later told to Eve. It is the same way he deceives today.

God saw what was happening from heaven. We know that at the close of the Bible, God moves to the earth. Lucifer was supposed to prepare the planet for that, but he became selfish and because of his pride he tried to take over everything for himself.

God confronted Lucifer and took his throne and body from him.

All that he had defiled, was made "formless and void". The angels that followed him were cast down and they lost their estate and bodies also. Jesus in the times past saw this, Luke 10:18.

Lucifer (light bringer) now had become Satan (the adversary).

The angels that followed the rebellion were put into the abyss or "the deep". So, now we are ready to go on to the next verse, Genesis 1:3...and God said....

Now comes the six days of creation as we continue on in Genesis. That is about 6000 years ago. There was a lot happened before that. The Bible tells of this, as shown in this blog.

This may help you to rationalize and consolidate the differences in what scientists and creationists profess.

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