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Pamphlet #6204 Genesis KC 2-1

Peter's three heaven and earth ages:

Isn't it amazing that God's Word has the answers to so many intriguing questions
concerning such things as the identity of UFO's,
the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant,
the existence of lost cities such as Atlantis, the extinction of the dinosaurs, etc.?

We are constantly told by the "main stream" media and the "higher critics"
that the Bible is old fashioned and out of date,
but it is they who show their ignorance and remain confused by rejecting Him.

Here is what Peter has to say about the scoffers and mockers of the last days,
in this 21st century, who walk according their own lustful desires.

First heaven and first earth

2 Peter 3:5-7
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

This was of old, in the beginning, before the flesh and blood man we know as Adam, before the flood of Noah.

Those who don't believe it are willingly ignorant, according to Peter!

[6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
And the earth became without form, and void, "tohu va bohu".

It perished!

(The Greek word for perish is apollumi, to destroy fully)!

And darkness was upon the face of the deep (water). The earth was overflowed with water and it perished!

But isn't this passage talking about the flood of Noah?

No, it is not.

The flood of Noah belongs to the next verse,
the heaven and earth age which are NOW, the age of flesh man.

Noah's flood occurred about 2348 B.C.

Second heaven and second earth

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
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No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven. Ref. Scripture John 3:13

John 3:13 "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He That came down from heaven, even the Son of man Which is in heaven."

God's only begotten Son Jesus, (God Himself in a flesh and blood body) also did that, when he came to live with us for a short while, and then sacrifice His physical life, shedding His sin free blood to cover the sins of mankind, for all of us who believe in Him, repent of our sins, and by our own free will, invite His Holy Spirit into our heart to cleanse it.

We, our souls, were all created in the beginning as angelic spirit beings with celestial bodies, prior to the creation of the earth and lived in that 1st earth age in those celestial, angelic bodies, but since God destroyed that 1st earth age because of Lucifer's overthrow attempt we have since been coming to this restructured earth to live in terrestrial, animal bodies, but when we go back to heaven we will again be placed in celestial bodies.

And there will yet be another heaven and earth age, the third and final one.

Third heaven and third earth

2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
So Peter declares that there are three heaven and earth ages:
1) The world that then was, which perished, Verse 5
2) the heaven and earth which is now,  Verse 7 and
3) the new heaven and new earth age to come. Verse 13

Live Link to the next study> #6205 But why did God destroy the first heaven and earth age?
Live Link to a TOC of all our studies of Genesis below:
The first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis and chapter studies of the rest of Genesis

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