In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Okay, God clearly made the earth before "THE LIGHT", the light was considered "DAY ONE", so therefore there was clearly a time before day one in which the earth existed.
In Short, What's Up with That?
In long, I just read Ikester's article on it at http://www.yecheadqu...g/shame.14.html
Something about that whole concept of the effects of time being built into the materials of the earth, just don't sit right to me.
The reason this doesn't sit right with me is because of some prior teaches I have on tape from Dr. Tony Evans (my favorite preacher) That basically speculated, that some heavenly events took place between the creation of the earth and "Day One".
To summarize it went something like this:
In Genesis 3:1 We meet the Devil. Where did the Devil come from? Well we all know he was God's chief angel and he went bad with the whole "I will, I will, I will" stuff. So what did God do? God tossed him to the earth. There are a couple different verses including revelations that talk about God throwing Satan down, Dr. Evans goes on to elaborate about the different events and how Satan will take physical form in the tribulation, but all that is irrelevant.
So when did God Throw Satan to the earth? Well we know that he is already there in Genesis 3:1. So you can either speculate that Satan came to earth before or after day one.
Tony Evans goes on to take the description of the earth Pre-Day one (Formless, Void, and Dark) and speculates that this is obviously a place that Satan and his cronies have been hanging out in.
Then he goes on with his sermon how God is proving a major point by handing Satan's earth over to the humans and telling the humans to dominate. But that part about Pre-Day one has always stuck out in my mind.
What are your thoughts on that?