Hints of a Possible Pre-Adamic Kingdom

The origin and fall of Satan, or Lucifer, as he was called is made fairly clear in Scripture. He was called Lucifer before his expulsion and fall from Heaven, but Satan after his expulsion and fall. The origin of demons, devils, or evil spirits is not made so clear.

Some Bible scholars believe millions of years elapsed between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. And some believe there could have been an original earthly kingdom before the creation recorded in Genesis.

Genesis 1:1,2

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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.

The evil spirits that are here on earth now could have been part if that original pre-Adamic kingdom. Many Bible scholars agree that even before the flood, a pre-Adamic kingdom existed, because we know from archeological discoveries that dinosaurs and mammoth animals once lived on the earth.

Where did they come from? Maybe those creatures came from a different kind of creation that existed on the earth before Adam—some kind of a pre-Adamic creation. In Isaiah, we have hint in Scriptures of a pre-Adamic kingdom.

Isaiah 14:12-14

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.

Evidently Lucifer had some kind of a throne indicating some kind of authority. Lucifer probably reigned below the clouds and stars because verse 13 says, “… I will exalt my throne ABOVE the stars.” implying that Lucifer’s throne was below the stars. If Lucifer’s throne was below the stars, it could have encompassed and included the realm and domain of the earth.

It’s possible that Lucifer ruled a kingdom here on earth which existed before Adam but at the same time pre-historic animals roamed this earth. Maybe Satan ruled his kingdom during this pre-Adamic creation, and the evil spirits we now have on the earth were fallen spirit beings from that creation. We don’t have chapter and verse for it; but on the other hand, Scripture doesn’t refute it either. We do see hints of it in the Scripture.

Also, we do know that there are evil spirits here on the earth today. So where did they come from? The other possibility is that evil spirits include those angels that fell in Lucifer’s rebellion (Rev. 12:4,9).

Man was not part of that pre-adamic creation, for the Bible indicates that Adam was the first man: “And, so it is written, The FIRST MAN Adam was made a living soul…” (1 Cor. 15:45). But some kind of creation could have existed before Adam—even an entirely different kind of creation than we know today.

I’m not presenting this theory dogmatically because we don’t have enough light on it in the Scriptures to be dogmatic. We can’t be dogmatic on matters we can’t support scripturally. Sometimes we wish we had more light on the origin of evil spirits, but evidently God told us in His Word what He wanted us to know.

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