Why is Earth Significant in the Universe?
By John W. Milor
Relative to the subject of extraterrestrial life, the Bible speaks of angels, which by their biblical definition are intelligent beings that are not native to Earth (at least most of them). The theological community may generally disregard my assessment that angels are synonymous with extraterrestrials, but if they are actually the same beings as I surmise, much can be learned about extraterrestrials by studying biblical information about angels, and vice versa. What’s more, much can be learned about the Earth in particular, which establishes its significance as a location of paramount importance in the universe.
A question I’ve struggled to answer for many years of studying the Bible is when were the angels created? This question is difficult to answer because it confronts a commonly held belief that the account of creation from Genesis 1:3 through Genesis 2:25 is not an original creation of the Earth, but rather the restoration of the Earth to a habitable state, which followed after a cataclysmic flood mentioned in Genesis 1:2. As for the original creation, Genesis 1:1 says it all, end of story.
In the Beginning, God created the heaven and the Earth.
The existence of angels is first established with Satan’s arrival in the Garden of Eden. For humanity it’s early in life, seeing that Adam and Eve were innocent, naive, and didn’t have any children yet. It’s evident that Satan, however, was prowling about much longer than Adam and Eve. In Ezekiel 28:11–19 and Isaiah 14:12–14, we’re told that Satan tried to lead an invasion into heaven at one time in the remote past, yet failed, and his kingdom was destroyed. If this is the case, it begs the question, did he once rule an entire kingdom, deceive his kingdom as well as many other worlds, then orchestrate a massive, interstellar invasion into the highest heaven—in less time than it took Adam and Eve to have their first male child? In short, Genesis 1:1 must refer to a complete creation of the heavens and the Earth, and everything in Genesis 1:3—2:25 is a recreation of the Earth into a habitable state, which falls within a literal six-day construct.1 Those familiar with Biblical studies call this the gap theory, referring to a gap in time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Regardless of one’s view about the gap theory, the creation of angels and their extensive activities prior to Adam and Eve must be accounted for.
To begin with, The Hebrew word for heaven is “shamayim,” meaning lofty, sky, the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve. It is found over 650 times in the Bible, and in most places, it should have been translated “heavens.” God created the heavens, which includes the sun, moon, stars, and all the inhabitants of heaven and all things therein (Nehemiah 9:6). Along with the heavens, he created Earth and its inhabitants and all things therein. After that, an unknown period had transpired when angels ruled the universe. Then something happened on Earth that caused God enough anguish to obliterate it, because in Genesis 1:2 the Earth was void, and without form. This is where the flood of Lucifer comes into the picture. For those who have never heard of the flood of Lucifer, it’s a very important event in Earth’s ancient history that reconciles a great many questions between biblical history and archeology.
In Genesis 1;2, the translation of the word “was” from the Hebrew “hayah” is the verb “to become,” not the verb “to be.” It is translated “became” 67 times (Genesis 2:7, 19:26, 20:12, 24:67; Exodus 4:3–4; Numbers 12:10, and many others); “becamest” 2 times (1 Chronicles 7:22; Ezekiel 16:8); “came” and “came to pass” 503 times (Genesis 4:3, 6:1, 6:4, 11:2, 11:5, and many others); “become” 66 times (Genesis 3:22, 18:18, 48:19, and many others); “come” and “come to pass” 131 times (Genesis 4:13, 6:13, 6:18–20, 27:40, and many others); and many times “be” in the sense of “become” (Genesis 1:3, 1:6, 1:9, 1:14, 3:5, and many others).
The words “without form” are from the Hebrew word “tohu,” which means waste, desolation, or confusion. How could Earth become tohu if it isn’t even created yet? Answer: it was created in Genesis 1:1, and in Genesis 1:2, it was annihilated. Thus the heavens and Earth were completed and inhabited, and then Earth was flooded in Genesis 1:2 before the beginning of the six days of Genesis 1:3–2:25. From these passages, it should be clear what Genesis 1:2 is actually saying. God did not originally create Earth in a state of chaotic desolation. Earth was created, complete, and inhabited in Genesis 1:1, then became tohu in Genesis 1:2.
Genesis 1:2 (bracketed comments added)
And the earth was [became] without form [destroyed], and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep [water covered the Earth]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters [which covered the entire Earth, leaving no survivors].
While there’s a great deal more scriptural interpretation I’m skipping in this article, (which I include in my free online book Aliens and the Antichrist on my website at http://www.AliensAndTheAntichrist.com), I’m going to put a magnifying glass on just a few scriptures that also point to Genesis 1:3—2:25 as being the recreation of the Earth to a habitable state, rather than an original creation. The point of this exercise is to demonstrate that the Bible actually teaches that the Earth was inhabited by beings prior to the creation of Adam and Eve. The ancient history of the Earth predating Adam and Eve is actually where Earth’s significance in the cosmos takes its shape.
Reiterating Genesis 1:1, God first created the heavens and Earth. After that, perhaps several billion years transpired between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2; scripture states in Job 38:5–7 that there was a period of time when angels dwelled among the stars in harmony with God. Concluding the dispensation of angels, as theologians call it, was Satan’s deceptive cavorting around the universe, deceiving the angels into his scheme to invade heaven and overthrow God. It was at this point that Earth was destroyed (Genesis 1:2).
But wait a minute. Why destroy Earth? Did God think, “Gee, Lucifer over here has deceived a bunch of his fellow angels, so I think I’ll change his name to Satan, and then go and destroy this obscure little planet on the south side of the universe for no particular reason”? Was destroying Earth God’s way of beating a pillow in frustration? The fact that Earth was destroyed before the creation of Adam and Eve is the first clue indicating that its destruction was linked to Lucifer’s fall from glory. But what does Lucifer’s rebellion against God have to do with the destruction of Earth? The answer is simple; Earth was his home, and it was destroyed by a
worldwide flood that predates the creation of Adam and Eve.
The flood of Lucifer is both an Old Testament and New Testament doctrine. Moses (the author of Genesis, which I already covered in part), Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah listed in the Old Testament, and Jesus, Peter, Paul, and John in the New Testament, all spoke of the flood of Lucifer. Needless to say, I won’t be covering all these scriptures for this article, but again, those who are interested to read about the flood of Lucifer first documented in Genesis 1:2 can read my free online book, Aliens and the Antichrist, on my website at http://www.AliensAndTheAntichrist.com. For the purpose of brevity, I will only highlight the scriptures from Isaiah and Ezekiel to illustrate my point.
Isaiah 14:12–14 provides the first clear piece of evidence that Lucifer ruled Earth as a king before the days of Adam. This passage covers a period in Lucifer’s history when he ruled, and then was defeated, so it had to be a time before Adam was created, because God gave Adam dominion over the Earth, not Lucifer. It wasn’t until after Adam was created and deceived by Lucifer that Lucifer, who was then known as Satan, was able to regain dominion of Earth as the prince of this world, as he is today—but not indefinitely.
To understand this passage, something called the law of double reference comes into play, because the passage alludes to both Satan and the king of Babylon. The king of Babylon is the visible person who is immediately addressed in Isaiah 14:4, and Satan, who is also addressed in Isaiah 14:12–14, is the invisible entity who is using the visible person as a tool to hinder the plan of God. Isaiah 14:12–14 makes statements that obviously don’t apply to the king of Babylon, even though he is the one who is initially addressed. The statements directed toward Satan are those that I will now highlight.
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! For thou hast said in your 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: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
These statements tell us a great deal about Lucifer’s fall from glory, which had to happen at a time that predates Adam and Eve. First Lucifer was a king, because he had a throne; this also implies that he had subjects over whom he ruled. Isaiah also states that he weakened nations, which had to be composed of other nonhuman living beings (angels and those who had not become angels yet), because Adam and Eve weren’t created yet during the time that Lucifer was a sinless being ruling as a king. (I say these beings were nonhuman, but that’s not entirely accurate; they weren’t quite the same as Homo sapiens today, but they were very similar―keep reading).
Of most concern to Earth’s ancient history is the fact that Lucifer’s kingdom was on Earth. If this were not the case, he never could have ascended above the clouds, stars, and into the highest heaven. When a kingdom is located under the clouds, it has to be on a planet, and the Bible only alludes to other planets indirectly as being celestial spheres in the heavens. If Satan were in the heavens already when he began his invasion into the highest heaven where God’s throne is, then he would’ve already been among the stars from Isaiah’s perspective, rather than under the clouds. How could he be in the heavens if he was under the clouds? His ascension above the clouds, and then to the stars, naturally implies that his point of origin was Earth.
Initiating his rebellion from Earth, Satan did, in fact, ascend above the clouds, and then out among the stars to other planets. He established dominion throughout the universe, where he deceived one-third of the stars (implying the angels among them—Revelation 12:4). Moreover, Ezekiel 28:11–17 speaks of Lucifer’s ability to walk amid the stones of fire (most likely referring to intergalactic travel among solar systems). This was a privilege that Ezekiel states was revoked when Lucifer was defeated after his invasion into the highest heaven.
Like the passage in Isaiah, Ezekiel 28:11–19 also requires the law of double reference to interpret it. The visible man addressed is the king of Tyrus, while again it is Satan who is addressed as the invisible entity working through the visible man.
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus says the Lord GOD; Thou seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 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. Thou art the anointed cherub that cover; 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. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 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. Your 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. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; 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.
For starters it should be obvious that the law of double reference is required to interpret this passage of scripture, because the king of Tyrus had never been in the Garden of Eden, nor was he a cherub that covers. This scripture is clearly speaking about Lucifer. Some of the information divulged about Lucifer is commonly known, such as the fact that the sin that caused him to fall from glory was pride. He was full of himself, amazed at his own beauty, and felt that he deserved much more than what God had granted him. A detail that is commonly overlooked, however, is that Lucifer was found in the Garden of Eden at a time that predates Adam and Eve. This fact should be clear, because the context of the scripture is describing what Lucifer was like before he fell from glory: full of wisdom and perfect in beauty; the anointed cherub that covers [protects]; perfect in his ways. He certainly wasn’t perfect in his ways when he deceived Eve into eating the forbidden fruit—so this description of Lucifer’s life as a sinless being, and he was also a king according to Isaiah, goes back much further than Adam and Eve. Because of this, we must deduce that the Garden of Eden that Lucifer inhabited was yet another Garden of Eden that was destroyed in the flood of Lucifer in Genesis 1:2.
Why did Lucifer’s garden have the same name as Adam and Eve’s garden? That’s easy to answer—because it’s actually the same garden from God’s point of view. He simply destroyed it, then re-created it again. The fact that this garden retained its name is yet further evidence that Lucifer once reigned on Earth. Lucifer was most likely just like Adam, the first of his kind, most likely a Cro-Magnon. The primary difference between his order of creation and ours, however, is that Lucifer’s fall from glory was long after his initial creation and population of the Earth, much unlike the story of Adam and Eve’s fall from glory. That’s why there were fully immortal angels, who were not killed in the destruction of the Earth, and also many mortals as Adam and Eve were, that were destroyed in the destruction. This is exactly what we see in the fossil record.
Isaiah 14:12–14, Ezekiel 28:11–19, and numerous other key scriptures plainly reveal that Earth’s significance in the universe has to do with its history, and all the clues point to the fall of Lucifer: hell is located in the center of Earth; Christ came to Earth to establish his plan of salvation; and Satan will be confined to and defeated on Earth in the future. Furthermore, Earth, of all places, is Satan’s focal point, because it was once the center of his kingdom, but was taken away and given to beings that are lower than the angels.
As stated already, I’ve uncovered more scriptural proof in the Bible that supports the claim that Lucifer once ruled a vast civilization that spanned the cosmos, (and further evidence exists on Mars as well), but the seat of power for that vast civilization was centered on the Earth. Setting this aside, however, what could this mean to an investigator of extraterrestrial life? Think about the implications.
Imagine open contact with extraterrestrial life from other worlds becoming a reality. Before anyone has any time to react, these beings could possibly introduce themselves by helping us uncover archeological discoveries that prove the existence of a thriving, intelligent, technologically advanced civilization that once populated Earth an extremely long time ago. What better way for them to introduce themselves than to say they’ve been here before, and that we either have descended from them or were genetically engineered by them? There may be physical evidence available, and they might educate us with accurate details about much of Earth’s ancient history, but their interpretation of all they reveal will be a deception.
What might the people of Earth make of such evidence? Who could argue against this physical proof? Could it be that such archeological discoveries have already been made, and we don’t even know what they are yet? For example, could the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon be an entirely different order of creation than the humans of today? I believe they are. What if it’s actually living Cro-Magnon that step from their intergalactic vehicles when they introduce themselves?
Just for fun, I challenge the readers of this article to conduct an Internet search on the term OOPARTS (Out Of Place ARTifactS), and consider for a moment that the stage is already being set for the oldest, most thought out conspiracy the world has ever seen.