One might ask, what in the world does this have to do with the young earth advocates claiming, "There was no sin or death before Adam, and projecting a 6,000-year old earth? Let us go to God's Word and see who Hell was prepared for, as described in Matthew 25:41.
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels."
The "everlasting fire" is the same as the "lake of fire" in Revelation 20:10, "hell fire" in Matthew 5:22 and "hell" in Matthew 23:15, along with several other places.
Hell was first prepared for "the devil and his angels," NOT Adam and Eve. This, again, disintegrates the false theory that there was no sin or death before Adam, as young earth people advocate. If there was no sin before Adam, then WHY wasn't Hell prepared for Adam and Eve, instead of the Devil and his angels?
The Original Creation of the earth in Genesis 1:1 was for the habitation of Lucifer (Satan ) and the angels. When Lucifer rebelled against God, this was the first sin that we know about as recorded in God's Word. Ezekiel 28:15 tells us that,
"Thou (Satan) wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."
Isaiah 12:12-14 describes in detail the sins of Satan and then describes his ultimate end as recorded in Verse 15.
"Yet thou (Satan) shalt be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit."
The Original Creation was then rendered “without form and void,” being completely covered with water and darkness as recorded in Genesis 1:2. This was God's judgment upon Satan and the one-third of the angels that followed him (Revelation 12:4). The angels are spirit beings now, known as demons.
The earth remained this way for possibly thousands, millions, or even billions of years before God remodeled it for human habitation in 6 days. The first day of remodeling began in Genesis 1:3. This is what Hell was created for, "the devil and his angels;" because they were the first created beings and the first to sin. Your young earth advocates totally deny the Biblical authority of Genesis, Chapter One, in the original text.
In brief summary, the refutation of the false teaching of Mr. Ham, executive director of "Answers in Genesis" and young earth advocates stating "There was no sin or death before Adam."
- Satan was already at work in the garden.
- Eve sinned before Adam (Genesis 3:1-6).
- Romans 5:12 is totally taken out of context and misapplied.
- Hell was created for the first to sin, by the name of the "Devil and his angels."
The philosophy of the young earth being about 6,000 years old, was dreamed up by a woman false prophet, Ellen G. White. This has now become a flood of false teaching that Satan would love to see cover the world. It is the latest money-making fad!
We are truly in the last days,
"For the time will come when they will not endure SOUND DOCTRINE; but after their own lust (power & money) shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. (3) For they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Timothy 4:3,4).
Our warning is found in the middle verse of the Bible, Psalm 118:8:
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."