The Original Earth
Genesis 1:1 – “The world that then was” 2 Peter 3:5,6. The Original Earth was the Primal Creation, Pre -Adamic, A perfect “kosmos” (meaning “Order”) Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 45:18; Ezekiel 28:12-15a; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16,17 This was the dispensation of Lucifer (who through his own pride became Satan). Lucifer was the anointed cherub (Ezekiel 28:14; Isaiah 14:12,13). The Original Earth is that creation of past ages to which all “fossils” and “other remains” belong. The old earth was inhabited but with a Pre-Adamic race (Isaiah 45:18)
All the counsels and purposes of God have Christ for their center, their subject, and their object. Not only “by (out of) Him were (the) all things created”, but by (in) Him (the) all things consist (meaning to stand or be upright).” Colossians 1:16,17. From this it follows that no created being, heavenly or earthly, can possibly stand (consist) apart from Christ. Please observe how He “upholds all things by the Word of His power” Hebrews 1:3
The purposes of God which included a Hidden Plan were hidden in God “from before the foundation (overthrow) of the World (kosmos).” John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20. (Note on Ephesians 1:4 – translated “foundation” but meaning “casting down” or “overthrow”) (Note on Hebrews 1:10 – translated “foundation” and it means “foundation”)
Another good source of information is the book “Earth’s Earliest Ages” by G.H. Pember. You can purchase this book at Amazon.com
Be sure and order the book “Pristine Creation” by Clifford McLain.