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Pamphlet #6205 Genesis KC 2-2

But why did God destroy the first heaven and earth age?

That answer is simple.

Because of the rebellion of one whose name is Satan,
who we learn in Revelation 12 drew one third of the sons of God away from Him and into his own camp.

Ezekiel tells us what happened to this one?

Ezekiel 28:12-19
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Tyrus means "rock", the false rock, Satan.
[13] Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. [14] Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Satan (his name was Lucifer then), was one of the two archangels given charge to protect, i.e. cover, the throne of God.

But he wanted to sit on the throne and be the one in charge, i.e. be like God.

[15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
This should answer the question "where did the devil come from"?

He was a free-will son of God, created by Him, perfect and beautiful.

(Note: Satan does not run around in a little red suit toting a pitch fork.)

Continuing with Satan's fall:

[16] By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
[17] Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

[18] Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Satan has been judged to die the second death, i.e. to perish in the lake of fire.

That is why he is called the son of perdition, the son who will perish.

[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Satan will cease to exist, which is what happens when something or someone perishes.

It's gone, forever and ever!

But judgment for the rest of us, God's children, our souls of which
He created before the 1st earth age, has been postponed until after the millennium,

at the great white throne judgment, until God's plan of salvation,
of restoring His sons (whosoever will) to Him, is complete.

Note: We are all angelic beings, brothers of all the angels in heaven, living now in flesh and blood bodies in this 2nd earth age. see Revelation 22:8-9
God originally created us, you and me, as angelic beings, prior to His creation of the earth.

So, our Father chose not to judge the rest of us, His other originally created children,
we/us, who are now living in animal bodies in this 2nd earth age,
at the time of Satan's rebellion

but chose rather to destroy the "earth age that then was"
and create a new heaven and a new earth, which are now, just as Peter explained.

God, Himself, chose to come to this 2nd earth age in the form of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, living in a flesh and blood body, just like us, to provide a way for each of us, His originally created souls/children to still salvage our souls from the same fate as Lucifer's, now called Satan's soul (TO BE NO MORE).

The Creator shook this old planet (or perhaps smote it with a meteor) and knocked it off of its true axis and out of its true orbit.

That is why there's a magnetic declination where magnetic north and true north are as much as 80 km apart.

And since the earth now "wobbles" it produces the "jet stream" which determines patterns of weather and storms.

In the "world that then was" the entire earth was as a tropical garden. That is evidenced by the recent  discovery of Mastodons in the artic regions, frozen solid in their tracks, with buttercups still in their mouths.

That global destruction, that "tohu va bohu" of Gen. 1:2, wiped out all living things,
and destroyed to utter ruin all the cities and habitable places of that earth age. It is the age to which all "Fossils" and "Remains" belong. (see Jeremiah 4:22-27 below)

The geological evidence of a worldwide catastrophe are everywhere, and then some.

Listen to our Father describe the destruction Himself.

Jeremiah 4:22-27
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Dr. Moffat translates the first part of this verse
"It is because my people are stupid, and know me not;".

Look up the word "sottish", it means "stupid".

Hey, He tells it like it is!

[23] I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Here it is, the same "without form, and void", "tohu va bohu".

And even the heavens had no light, which is why he later commanded "let there be light".

There was light in the days of Noah, but not at this destruction.

[24] I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
The earth was violently shaken.
[25] I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
This couldn't possibly be the flood of Noah, for there were at least 8 people alive then.

This says there was NO MAN and NO BIRDS.

[26] I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
That's right!

There were cities in the world that then was, and they certainly became "lost".

And you and I and all of God's children were there in that "world that then was".

Do you remember the mysteries that Paul taught,
how in Ephesians 1:4 he tells us that God's elect were chosen before the "katabole",
the overthrow of Satan, before the foundation of this earth age?

(Stay with us and we'll document it.)

And so we began in Gen. 1:1 with the creation, in the beginning, of a beautiful, inhabitable 1st earth age, and we end Gen. 1:2 with a dark and desolated world, destroyed by His fierce anger to a state of tohu va bohu.

And out of the total darkness now covering the earth: See Genesis 1:2

Genesis 1:3
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (And in verse 3 we see God recreating the earth He, Himself ruined in His fierce anger because of Lucifer's/Satan's overthrow attempt, to make it livable again; this time by us as flesh and blood men)
This light was not the "sun", for it will not be present until the fourth day of creation.

This "light" would divide the darkness,
and so there would be that choice in this world age, to choose light or to choose darkness.

The choice is ours.

Here's your light:

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Live Link to the next study> #6206 The creation, then, which begins in Genesis 1 vs. 3, is the creation of this 2nd earth age which is now, the former having passed away.

Live Link to a TOC of all our studies of Genesis below:
Short studies of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis and chapter studies of the rest of Genesis

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