Q. Do you believe there could have been a pre-Adamite civilization and if you don’t would you say why false teachers cling to this? I found some sites that give compelling reasons for its existence, but I have also found sites that come down hard on this teaching. Could you please share your thoughts?
A. In my opinion, you have to put way too many words in the Lord’s mouth to justify a pre-Adamite civilization of mortal beings. But I do believe there may have been a population of angelic beings here before Adam. I believe they were led by Satan and were judged with him after they all rebelled in the time between Genesis 1:1 & 1:2. I believe that a literal translation of Genesis 1 supports both this and the claim the Adam and Eve were Creation’s first mortals