God is working out His Plan of Salvation for all in seven biblical Ages. The Pre-Adamic Age is the First Age and it is important for our understanding of several truths, which are:
• the age of the earth is many millions of years old, instead of only six thousand years as falsely believed by Young Earth Creationism
• the fall of Satan and his angels
• the cataclysmic judgement suffered by this earth because of the sins of angels
• the Pre-Adamic Age gives us good insight into understanding earth's geology
We have covered these truths in detail in Chapter 6 'The Pre-Adamic Age'.
Some Universalists fail to understand the importance of the Pre-Adamic Age because they strongly believe that Satan never fell and they falsely argue that he was created as an evil being from the beginning. Yes, the Bible says that God created evil and that Satan was a liar from the beginning, but which beginning are we talking about? The Bible speaks of several beginnings as we have explained in Chapter 6 'The Pre-Adamic Age'.
God did not create evil directly, but indirectly, as He created angels and men who are capable of sinning and hence committing evil. Two beings, who represent the pinnacle of evil, are Satan and Hitler. One is a fallen angel and the other is a fallen man. God did not directly create Satan and Hitler. God created a holy angel called Lucifer who rebelled and became Satan. In a similar way, God created our first parents Adam and Eve, who were holy people before they sinned and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, under the temptation of Satan. All descendants of Adam and Eve are born with a sinful nature. Hitler was born with a sinful nature. For further information on this subject, please refer to Chapter 19 'Understanding Evil and Suffering'.
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