Perhaps one of the most extraordinary theological concepts in the Bible is the proposition that God created and destroyed an ancient civilization on earth eons before the time of Adam and Eve.
However, the Bible says nothing about how long ago all of this took place, it does seem to indicate that a pre-Adamite society did exist at one time in the distant past as we have explained in the previous chapter. Isaiah gives us additional information for support:
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 thine 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. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Isa 14:12-17)
This passage indicates that there were nations of people, pre-humans, and angels inhabiting Earth at the time Lucifer rebelled. The phrase, “which didst weaken the nations,” gives credence to such thought.
Jeremiah, as seen in the last chapter, refers to the earth immediately after Pre-Adamite destruction. His account of the annihilation of the Pre-Adamite Earth, where its inhabitants dwelt in cities, must have been between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2; perhaps meaning to destroy any evidence of the sinfulness of its occupants. However, over the past several decades, there have steadily been an increasing number of archaeological discoveries. Because of their mysterious and highly controversial nature, those findings have been classified as ‘out-of-place’ artifacts (Ooparts).
Ooparts are objects and artifacts that are found in the wrong place and in an incorrect time line of geological strata, which gives evidence of a Pre-Adamite Earth. Their appearances in these layers of geological strata (which are very ancient) give non-traditional science evidence of a preceding period of technical sophistication extending far beyond the inventive capabilities of the ancient peoples among whose remains they were discovered. As ancient artifacts arise and baffle orthodox science, one can systematically look for clues in these anomalies or Ooparts. Clearly, a pattern indicates that primitive civilizations had highly advanced science and engineering systems; the pyramids of Egypt are among the most enduring and obvious evidence of this. The pyramids show a highly advanced system of science and engineering. Other clues have come from ancient cities discovered off the coasts of Japan, Cuba, Indonesia, and India indicating highly advanced technologies.
The Indian Mahabharata even gives a clue in its poetic description of a nuclear bombing. Although it was written nearly two thousand years ago and handed down by word of mouth from ancient times, it describes the Vimana, known as flying machines. Furthermore, it depicts wars where terrible weapons are used.
Gurkha, flying in his swift and powerful Vimana, hurled against the three cities of the Vrishnis and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe. An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as brilliant as ten thousand suns, rose in all its splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and Andhakas. The corpses were so burnt they were no longer recognizable. Hair and finger nails fell out, Pottery broke without cause. Foodstuffs were poisoned. To escape, the warriors threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment. (Mahabarata texts)
Another clue is an ancient artifact reported in the June 1951 Scientific American. A report was given concerning a metallic vase that had been dynamited out of solid rock in Dorchester, Massachusetts and it said:
On putting the two parts together it formed a bell-shaped vessel, 4 1/2 inches high, 6 l/2 inches at the base, 2 1/2 inches at the top and about an eighth of an inch in thickness.
The body of the vessel resembles zinc in color, or a composition metal in which there is a considerable portion of silver. On the sides there are six figures of a flower, a bouquet, beautifully inlaid with pure silver, and around the lower part of the vessel, a vine, or wreath, inlaid also with silver. The chasing, carving and inlaying were done by a craftsman. This unknown object was blown out of solid rock, fifteen feet below the surface. (Scientific American (volume 7, pages 298-299)
An additional ancient artifact find was presented in 1886 by a scientific journal. The periodical published confirmation that an Austrian foundry had discovered a block of coal in which was a small metal cube and it was from the Tertiary period (the period of geologic time, 65 million to 1.6 million years ago).
When tested, the cube was identified as being composed of a steel-nickel alloy. The edges of this ancient cube were perfectly straight and sharp; four of its sides were flat, while the two remaining opposite sides were convex. A deep groove had been machined all the way around the cube as well. It appeared that the entire cube had been made by a machine and was part of a larger mechanism.
Texas has another ancient artifact in its possession at the Creation Evidences Museum; this relic is a metal hammer, imbedded in rock, with a portion of the handle still in place. The hammer was discovered during June 1936, in England. At the time of the discovery, the rock encased the entire metal hammer. A laboratory analyzed the artifact and found that the metal hammerhead was made of 96.6% iron, 0.74% sulphur, and 2.6% chlorine. No metallurgist today can alloy metallic iron with chlorine. The creation of this hammer required technology that cannot be duplicated today.