Jeremiah 4:24-27 is yet another passage referring to the pre-Adamic earth.
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.
In verse 234 we see the same verbiage and Hebrew words as in Genesis 1:1-2. There was never a time that the earth was utterly obliterated and was obscured in darkness except on this pre-Adamic world.
Verse 24, prior to the apparent pre-Adamic global flood, the destruction of the pre-Adamic earth began with (according to the Hebrew) the mountains trembled and crumbled and became light, or shall we say, lost gravity or exploded, flying (moved lightly) through the air!
In verse 25 there was no Adam, no man, meaning all the pre-Adamic humanoid beings were destroyed. As well as the birds, they couldn’t even escape this cataclysm. This could not have been Noah’s global flood, because eight humans survived that as well as birds and other animals on the ark.
We see in verse 26-27 that the pre-Adamic world was an Eden, a fruitful place, as discussed in Ezekiel 28:13 and thus the reason God wanted Adam and Eve and Noah’s family to be fruitful and multiply and RE-plenish the earth (Gen. 1:28, 9:1). The pre-Adamic world had inhabited cities that were broken down, Hebraically meaning a wasted desolate ruin.
Verse 27b implies the re-creation of Genesis 1:3-2:25 by saying, “yet will I not make a full end.”
Looking at the context and duel meaning of prophecies, as well as the Hebrew wording, one is hard pressed to come up with another interpretation that is so plain and fits.
God is omniscient and gave His creation free will, meaning He knew Hellel, the pre-Adamites, and the Divine Council would rebel and yet He had a master plan for man, even before Genesis 1:1.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. – Acts 15:18
The Greek word for “world” is “aion,” meaning, “eternity,” so God has a master plan for mankind since eternity past, even before the pre-Adamic earth or even this one was created.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. – Matt. 13:35
The word, “foundation,” has two equal and opposite meanings in the Greek, “to lay” and “to overthrow.” The foundations of the earth were “laid” in Genesis 1:1 and was thus “overthrown” in Genesis 1:2 and God rebuilt, if you will, on top of the foundation that was already laid in Genesis 1:1.
The word “world,” here in the Greek does not mean age, time, or social system. It is the word “kosmos,” where we get the word, “cosmos” from, meaning the whole sum of the universe i.e. the created order.
The same Greek word for “foundation,” and “world,” is also used in Matthew 25:34, Luke 11:50, John 17:24 and Hebrews 1:10. The Apostle Paul and John the Revelator too used the Greek wording of Yeshua (Jesus) in Ephesians 1:4, Revelation 13:8, and 17:8. In Luke 21:32, “this generation,” can also mean “race,” by implication, Yeshua is saying there has been more than one humanoid race (the pre-Adamites) and this present human race will not pass away (like the pre-Adamites did) until prophecy is fulfilled.
II Peter 3:5-13
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.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
This passage has been used by Pre-Adamite proponents to say Peter here is referring to the pre-Adamic world. However, it seems pretty clear to me in the English and the Greek that this is referring to the Noahtic flood and it takes one to make great liberal use of the Greek to make it seem as if it’s speaking of a pre-Adamic flood. But what would be the point of referring to the pre-Adamic flood, seeing as we don’t know any specifics regarding the pre-Adamite people, or if there was any redemptive plan offered to the pre-Adamites as none survived? And no Scripture records such a plan. The pre-Adamites and its age have little relevance to people of today and this world. However, the Noahtic flood would have great relevance seeing as we are the survivors of that flood, being descendants of Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Notice the wording in verse 5 regarding the “earth standing out of the water and in the water.” To me, this speaks of the hyperbaric chamber the earth of Noah’s time was surrounded in by the separating of waters below from the waters above in Genesis 1:6-8.
The only possible hint of a pre-Adamic world in this passage could be to hone in on the phrase, “the heavens were of old,” alluding to the pre-Adamic heavens of Genesis 1:1. The phrase makes it seem that the heavens are older than this re-created earth. Which they are and in verse 8 which one could take as the gap between Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:3, where the pre-Adamic earth was destroyed and sat in utter ruin for an undisclosed amount of time, which could have been thousands upon thousands of years, we simply don’t and can’t know.
As I brought up earlier, because Peter here refers to the eventual destruction of this world by fire (v.10-13), the principle of Torah being, anything corrupt and unclean has two chances to be cleansed by water and a third time must be a purge by fire (Lev. 13:47-59). So too the earth was twice cleansed by the waters of the Luciferian (pre-Adamic) flood and the Noahtic flood and God, honoring His own Laws, must now purge this world, as Peter said, by fire.
I believe Genesis 1:1-2, Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28 and Jeremiah 4 are very plain when speaking of the destruction of the pre-Adamic earth via a flood, coinciding with Hellel’s fall. But to really highlight this, allow me to show a side by side difference between the pre-Adamic flood and the Noahtic flood based on Finis Dake’s observations:
THE PRE-ADAMIC FLOOD
1. The earth was utterly destroyed and empty and dark (Gen.1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
2. No light from heaven (Gen. 1:2-5, Jer. 4:23-26).
3. There was no day and night (Gen. 1:2-5).
4. All plant life and foliage was destroyed (Gen. 1:2, 2:5-6, Jer. 4:23-26).
5. Water consistent (Gen. 1:6-12).
6. Water gone in a day (Gen. 1:10).
7. All aquatic life obliterated (Gen.1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
8. Avian life obliterated (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
9. All animal life, gone (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
10. Social systems and all pre-Adamites destroyed (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 23-26).
11. Hellel’s (Lucifer’s) rebellion and corruption of pre-Adamites caused the flood (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26)
12. Re-creation took place, for all was utterly obliterated (Ge. 1:3-2:25, Isa. 45:18, Eph. 3:11).
THE NOAHTIC FLOOD
1. The earth was NOT utterly destroyed, empty and dark (Gen. 8:11, 22, Heb. 11:7, I Pet. 3:20).
2. There was light from heaven (Gen. 8:6-22)
3. There was day and night (Gen. 8:1-22).
4. All plant life and foliage was not destroyed (Gen. 8:11, 21, 9:3, 20).
5. Water evaporated (Gen. 8:1-14).
6. It took months for the flood waters to go down (Gen. 8:1-14)
7. Aquatic life survived (Gen. 1:20-23, 6:18-22).
8. Avian life survived (Gen. 6:20, 8:7-17).
9. Pairs of all animals survived (Gen. 6:20, 8:17, 9:2-4, 10-16).
10. Social system preserved through Noah and his family (Gen. 8:15-22, 9:1-16, I Pet. 3:20).
11. Sin of mankind and the angelic race cohabitating with human kind caused the Noahtic flood (Gen. 6:1-8:22, 9:1-16).
12. Noah’s family and the animal kingdom was preserved on the ark and there was no need for God to create again (Gen. 6:18-8:22, 9:1-16).
As you can see one can’t help but see two worlds and two floods. Again allow me to reiterate that believing or not believing this teaching has absolutely no bearing or consequence upon ones faith and salvation. As fantastical as this teaching may be and how it goes against the grain of conventional modern Christian theology, I do not want to dismiss something because simply because I was never taught this in Sunday school or in Bible College or that no big name theologians believe this. If the Bible says it or teaches it, I want to obey and believe it regardless of who does or doesn’t. There are many things I now believe that my peers and contemporaries do not believe such as the relevance and applicability of Torah (Mosaic Law) today, the fallen angels cohabitating with human women to create the Nephilim; angelic-human hybrid, that the gifts of the Spirit still being active and in operation today, etc. And I believe these things because I searched the Scriptures for myself and went by what the Hebrew and the Greek say and not by what some religious intellectual or minister says or believes. Even the great Apostle Paul told people not to take his word alone for things and praised them when they put his words against the Scriptures themselves.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. –Acts 17:11
Don’t dismiss something simply because it’s new or strange to you or because others don’t teach or believe it.