From 1974 and until he passed away in June of 2005, Frank Caw devoted a considerable amount of time to research and study in Bible prophecy and related philosophical and theological issues. This website is dedicated by his family to his memory and work and is as he presented it at the time of his death. The family of Frank Caw, Jr. would like to thank Tim McHyde of EscapeAllTheseThings.com for hosting his website.
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11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 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.
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.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
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.
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. (KJV)
Contextually-speaking, the first ten verses of Ezekiel 28 which precede the above scriptural passage are addressed to the “prince of Tyrus” who, according to the ancient historian Josephus, was Ithobalus II. Sometimes it is said that the “prince of Tyrus” is actually the Antichrist, but that is not possible because God promised that the “prince of Tyrus” would be destroyed in a manner that differs considerably from the manner in which the Antichrist will be destroyed. In Ezekiel 28:7-10, God made the following statement to the “prince of Tyrus”: “I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas... thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee...” Thus, the “prince of Tyrus” was to be “slain in the midst of the seas (i.e., the Mediterranean Sea)” by strangers from a terrible nation, whereas the Antichrist will be allied with the nations of the earth when he meets his demise by the “sword” of the Lord (Isaiah 31:4-9) (Micah 5) (II Thess. 2:8) (Rev. 19:19-21) (Rev. 21:11-21) at Tophet, southeast of Jerusalem (Isaiah 30:27-33), during the Battle of Armageddon.
Apparently, Ithobalus II possessed such tremendous pride that he even claimed to be God, and exalted his heart as the heart of God (Ezek. 28:2, 6, 9), thus making him a type or preview of the Antichrist who will exalt himself above all other gods and claim to be God. So, in other words, Ezekiel 28:11-19 uses the ten biblical verses which immediately precede it as an historical springboard to address the “king of Tyrus.” However, even a casual reader can easily discern that this “king” is not human if we interpret this biblical scripture in a plain, literal manner, a methodological approach we demonstrated earlier to be valid in the vast majority of cases. Instead, the description clearly is that of Satan ruling over the earth before his “moral fall” from grace and perfection, eons of time before the creation of Adam and Eve.
Accordingly, the above scriptural passage describes an immensely wise and beautiful and powerful personage who obviously must be Satan. No other creature, certainly no mere mortal, could begin to lay claim to such beauty and perfection, and supernatural wisdom, and awesome power, and fabulous wealth. Certainly no man, with the exception of Adam, was ever created by God, or allowed to enter the garden of God in Eden. Likewise, never has a mere man walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire (stars) and the mountain of God. Only Satan could match this incredible description.
In the above passage, we are told that Satan was perfect from the very first day he was created by God until sin and iniquity were found in him as a direct result (according to Isaiah 14:12-17) of pride which came over him because of his power and beauty and importance as the premier angel throughout the universe. Verse 16 continues by saying that Satan was cast out of the mountain or Kingdom of God and banished from the stars of Heaven, and that someday (according to Revelation) he will be cast out permanently, forever. Verse 18 states that Satan and his kingdom subjects worshipped God in sanctuaries or tabernacles which gave Satan the opportunity to slander God through traffick which led to his iniquity, and later, the iniquity of his earthly subjects and a third part of the heavenly angels.
Yet verses 18 and 19 also describe the exploits and destruction of a visible personage well-known and recognizable by men on the earth, namely, the Antichrist! The only reasonable explanation (as detailed in chapter 4 of this book) is that Antichrist and Satan will share the same physical human-body after the Rapture (when Satan and his angels will be cast down to the earth) until sometime during the Battle of Armageddon. Apparently, therefore, the Antichrist will base his political capital in the rebuilt city of Tyre, in his native homeland of Lebanon. However, later, during the events of Armageddon, the Antichrist will be destroyed and then resurrected as part of the “Second Resurrection” and then immediately cast into the “lake of fire” with the False Prophet, while Satan will be chained within the “bottomless pit” for a thousand years. (Dan. 7:11) (Rev. 19:29; 20) (Isa. 14:4-11).
Accordingly, perhaps one of the most extraordinary theological concepts in the Bible is the proposition that God created and destroyed an ancient civilization on earth eons before the time of Adam and Eve. Although the Bible says nothing about how long ago all of this took place, it does seem to indicate that a pre-Adamite society did exist at one time in the distant past. So, if this is true, it obviously negates any reasonable conflict between evolutionists and creationists concerning the earth’s true geological age because, regardless of the age that science gives to the earth, the Bible agrees. Thus, if true science ultimately proves that the earth’s fossil record is simply the result of Noah’s Flood, as argued by some “creationist” scientists, then once again the Bible agrees. All that would be necessary for agreement would be to postulate that the destruction of the ancient pre-Adamite society was so devastating and catastrophic in nature that it completely obliterated all traces of it, a very plausible scenario, indeed.
Genesis 1:1 reads: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The word “created” was translated from the Hebrew word BARA, meaning to bring into existence, i.e., God created the world and the universe from literally nothing, from an absolutely empty vacuum. This is confirmed by Colossians 1:15-18 which reads, in part: “For by him were all things created...And he is before all things...” (cf. Hebrews 11:3; Psalms 8:3; 90:2; 95:5; 102:25; Isaiah 40:12, 22, 26, 28; 45:12, 18; 48:13.)
Genesis 1:2 reads: “And the earth was without form, and void...” According to the Hebrew, a more correct translation would read, “And the earth became waste and empty.” This is based on the fact that the Hebrew word HAYAH was translated “was” in this instance, but elsewhere was translated either “became, came, came to pass, become, or come to pass” 769 times throughout the Old Testament, and it should have been translated “became” in Genesis 1:2 also. As further confirmation, Strong’s Hebrew-Greek Dictionary defines HAYAH as meaning “become, be, come to pass, be accomplished, do, and cause,” with the very critical stipulation that it MUST always be in an emphatic sense denoting ACTION, and can never serve as a mere linking verb of a passive nature.
This very important dictionary stipulation clearly dispels arguments by critics who say that grammatical considerations dictate, in this instance, that a passive verb can be used, anyway, when translating the Hebrew word HAYAH in this passage. But, the Hebrew dictionary states very emphatically that the word HAYAH must always be translated as an action verb, and never as a passive linking verb. Accordingly, this theologically-neutral definition absolutely precludes the possibility that the word “was” is the correct translation. Likewise, the phrase, “without form, and void,” comes from the Hebrew words TOHUW VA BOHUW, and should have been translated as “waste and empty.” Therefore, Genesis 1:2 should read, “And the earth became waste and empty,” meaning that a perfect and beautiful world was made desolate and barren.
Genesis 1 and Genesis 2:1-3 and Exodus 20:8-11; 31:17 sometimes are used to prove that God literally created the entire universe in six days and that, Scripturally-speaking, a pre-Adamite creation was impossible. But whenever it is stated that God “made” the earth and the heaven, or any part thereof, it is referring to the restoration of the immediate heavens and earth sometime after the pre-Adamite destruction portrayed in Genesis 1:2. Since the word “made” is translated from the Hebrew word ASAH, meaning to make something out of already existent materials, it is in direct contrast to the Hebrew word BARA, which means literally to create from absolute nothingness as in Genesis 1:1. Thus, after Genesis 1:1, the only BARA acts of literal creation were on those occasions when God imparted life to Adam and Eve and the animals — after their physical bodies were ASAH “made” from the dust of the earth. Everything else was simply restored to its original condition or ASAH “made” from already-existent materials on earth. That is why Genesis 2:3 states that God both “created” and “made” during the six days of Genesis 1, and why the two words are not interchangeable as some critics try to argue.
Furthermore, according to Genesis 1:28, God commanded Adam and Eve to “replenish” the earth, a further indication that the earth previously was inhabited by a pre-Adamite civilization. Although Strong’s Hebrew-Greek Dictionary says that the Hebrew word for “replenish” can mean either “fill” or “refill,” it is the same word that was used by God when He commanded Noah to refill or replenish the earth in Genesis 9:1. On that basis, then, it is very possible that Genesis 1:28 also means “replenish” or “refill.”
Sometimes people speculate that each day of Genesis 1 represents a long period of time (e.g., a thousand years) in an attempt to harmonize their theology with the vast amounts of time supposedly demanded by science. This theory usually is based on II Peter 3:8, which states that “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” In actuality, however, all that this scripture really teaches is that a day and a thousand years both seem very insignificant when compared to the infinite expanse of time throughout eternity. Likewise, other scriptures cited as proof for this theory usually contain a qualifying condition of some type (e.g., Ezekiel 4:1-13 allows a day to symbolize or represent a year for the express purpose of prophetic demonstration only in that one instance). So, obviously such scriptures do not support the validity of the “day-age” theory.
Moreover, the word “day” in Genesis 1 should be interpreted to mean a literal day because biblical passages should always be given a literal interpretation unless the context clearly indicates otherwise or unless it would result in a nonsensical statement. This is made even more evident when we note that each of the days in Genesis 1 are comprised of an evening and a morning, and that they were specifically defined as literal days by God when He gave the Ten Commandments to Israel. (Exodus 20:8-11; 31:14-17). So, we must not force an unnatural meaning on the word “day” in a misguided attempt to harmonize biblical theology and science.
Isaiah gives us additional information:
12 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!
13 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:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (KJV)
Satan is portrayed as ruler of the nations on earth until he experienced his moral and physical fall. He “didst weaken the nations” through the use of slander against God (cf. Ezek. 28:16-18), eventually corrupting the hearts of all the people on earth and a third (Rev. 12:4, 9) of the angels in Heaven. He even went so far as to incite open rebellion against God, and “ascend(ed) above the heights of the clouds” and “ascend(ed) into heaven” in order to “exalt (his) throne above the stars of God” and “be like the most High.” However, he was quickly and surely “cut down to the ground” by God.
This scriptural passage proves beyond any reasonable doubt that there were nations of people inhabiting earth at the time Satan rebelled against God, and that Satan succeeded in causing them to rebel with him. The phrase, “which didst weaken the nations,” makes this quite clear. Since Satan was already a morally-fallen creature when he tempted Eve in the garden of Eden, this confirms that there was a pre-Adamite civilization on earth sometime before Adam and Eve were told to “replenish” the earth.
That Satan became a morally-fallen creature before the creation of Adam and Eve explains why Hell originally was prepared for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41), and why Satan was busy tempting Eve in the beautiful Garden of Eden not very long after Adam and Eve were created. Likewise, since this rebellion by Satan took place on planet Earth, it also explains why Hell is located physically inside the Earth. (Matthew 12:40; Ephesians 4:7-11). Disembodied beings from a pre-Adamite creation also explain the origin of demons, and why they are so interested in occupying human bodies. Anyone who would deny a pre-Adamite creation must rationally and Scripturally explain these matters in some other way.
Parenthetically, it should be noted that even though Satan was physically cast out of heaven when he rebelled against God, he still has access to the throne of God (Job 1 and 2) until the time of the Rapture when he and his angels will be cast out forever (Revelation 12; Hebrews 12:26-29; Haggai 2:6, 7, 21, 22).
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
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.
27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. (KJV)
Jeremiah describes a time when the earth was “without form, and void,” or as we determined earlier in Genesis 1:2, “waste and empty.” But never since the creation of Adam and Eve has all of the earth been completely desolate and empty without any life whatsoever. Not even Noah’s world-wide flood destroyed all of the birds, people and vegetation throughout the earth as described in this passage. (Genesis 8:10-11, 17-19). Unlike the flood that completely destroyed Satan’s pre-Adamite Kingdom, Noah’s Flood did not last long enough to destroy all the plant life on earth, and Noah’s Ark provided a place of refuge for Noah and his family and some of the animals and birds. Therefore, the horrific, barren conditions described by Jeremiah must apply to the pre-Adamite creation, after its cataclysmic destruction by God, when absolutely everything was totally demolished without a trace left behind.
Sometimes it is said that this biblical scripture applies only to the city of Jerusalem even though it specifies in this passage, very explicitly, that all of the earth and all of the cities of earth are in its purview. But, never has Jerusalem suffered all of these things anywhere near the extent to that which is described in this scriptural passage. Contextually-speaking, Jeremiah simply warned the people of Judah about the devastating Divine judgment that was once unleashed upon the earth, and then compared it to the much lesser judgment that was poised to descend upon the land of Judah, including Jerusalem. That is why verse 27 in this passage of scripture makes the following statement: “For thus hath the Lord said... yet will I not make a full end.”
Alternatively, it might possibly be argued that Jeremiah was describing a future, chaotic condition of the world. However, that theological view would contradict numerous scriptures which state that people will always inhabit the earth forever. (Gen. 8:22) (Gen. 9:12, 16) (Gen. 17:7, 19) (II Samuel 7:24-26) (Isa. 9:6-7) (Isa. 59:20-21) (Jer. 31:35-36) (Ezek. 37:24-28) (Dan. 2:44) (Dan. 7:13-14, 18, 27) (Zech. 14) (Luke 1:32-33) (Rev. 5:10) (Rev. 11:15) (Rev. 22:4-5). So, in view of the impressive scriptural evidence, Jeremiah 4:23-27 must refer to the earth immediately after a pre-Adamite destruction was unleashed upon it.
II Peter 3:5-7
5 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:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
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. (KJV)
According to Strong’s Hebrew-Greek Dictionary, the Greek word translated here as the word “world” is KOSMOS, and it means “orderly arrangement” and by implication “the world, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively.” In other words, KOSMOS can, and frequently does, mean “people” or “social system.” This definition is corroborated by at least sixty different scriptures using the word KOSMOS in such a way that it can only mean “people.” For example, Matthew 5:14 says, “Ye are the light of the world,” clearly meaning Christians are a witness to people, and not to the physical earth itself. Likewise, John 1:29 states that Jesus “taketh away the sin of the world,” obviously meaning the sin of people, not the sin of literal earth. John 7:7 quotes Jesus as saying, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth,” again it being evident that only people, and not a literal earth, could hate Jesus. Further confirmation on this matter may be obtained by consulting any good Bible concordance.
Accordingly, it should be noted once again that Noah’s Flood did not completely destroy the “world,” including every single person, bird, fish and animal, as stated in verse 6, because Noah’s Ark provide a place of safety for some of them. But, in contrast, everything in the world was destroyed, completely, without a trace, when Satan’s pre-Adamite earthly kingdom was destroyed and demolished by water (Jer. 4:23-26). This view is even corroborated by verse 7, which states that we are now living on a new earth (“the heavens and the earth, which are now”). Even more corroborating evidence is provided by verse 5: “by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water,” meaning that all of the earth was not under water when it was created by God. So, obviously this proves that Genesis 1 should NOT be interpreted to mean that God first created (BARA) the earth so that it was completely under water, and then later, made the “dry” land to appear during the “third” day. Instead, as the above scriptural passage states very clearly, God created the earth in such a manner that the dry land never was under the water, first, before becoming dry land. Thus, the theological concept espousing a pre-Adamite creation and destruction is substantiated once again by Scripture.
Romans 5:12 reads: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Sometimes people use this passage to prove there was no death in the world until Adam sinned, thereby making a pre-Adamite world and its subsequent destruction an impossible proposition. A closer analysis, however, shows that it simply means that Adam brought sin and death to himself and his descendants — but nothing is said about any humanoid beings who may have existed before Adam.
As noted previously, according to Strong’s Hebrew-Greek Dictionary, the Greek word translated here as world is KOSMOS, defined as an orderly arrangement, which by implication means the earth and/or its inhabitants, literally or figuratively. In other words, KOSMOS can be defined as “people” or “social system.” This is corroborated by at least sixty different biblical scriptures using the word KOSMOS in such a way that it can only mean people. Therefore, Romans 5:12 merely teaches that Adam caused sin and death to plague the world or social system of humanity, but it has no relevance whatsoever in regards to another world or social system of humanoid beings who were not descendants of Adam and Eve.
I Corinthians 15:21-22 says: “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” Once again, this scriptural passage does not disallow the creation and destruction of a pre-Adamite society; it simply states that Adam brought sin and death to humanity, and Christ Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, brought life eternal.
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