I heard a theologian say that we don't know if Satan's fall and the fall of his angels occurred in the past or will occur in the future. I found this to be a strange statement with the fact that Jesus said, "...I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Luke 10:18). This does not mean this fall occurred during Christ's ministry on Earth either. He stated other things that revealed his pre-existence in Heaven before being born as a man, through God's Spirit and not born by the seed of a man ("the only begotten Son of God" - John 1:18, 3:16 and Luke 1:35).

Jesus also told the religious people during his 1st earth-time (his 2nd coming will be soon), that he knew Abraham, who lived about 2,100 years before Christ was born as a man. Jesus stated, "I came forth from the Father..." (John 16:28) and he said, "...Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58). We need to be aware of who Satan was (Holy Archangel), who he now is (fallen accuser mankind) and that he has minions of fallen angels under his authority (tempters of all mankind). Most of all we need to know Jesus Christ personally, as our Lord and Savior!

Now, regarding Satan's 'before Adam' fall, I read/discuss the following scriptures in the videos (links to them, below): Job 13:4-7, Revelation 12:3-4, 7-8 and verse 10, Revelation 9:1-11 (Matthew 25:41 referenced). There are Bible Teachers who claim the 'Genesis Gap' (one of the names for this subject) is false or errored teaching and based on only two scriptures - Genesis Chapter 1, verses 1 and 2.

These Bible Teachers may, however, see important points within passages from Job and Revelation. Often, disagreement with the teaching is based by some people, on what others believe about it. Disagreeing people can be precious to us, but we need to allow God to also lead us as individuals regarding some of the finer points of scripture/doctrine (Holy Bible). We need to be in full agreement with the interpretation of all major doctrines and principles that our home Church teaches, especially REDEMPTION IN JESUS CHRIST.

But, in some cases we do have to make interpretational decisions regarding scriptural beliefs that we may have serious questions about but that are not often addressed at the church we attend (sometimes never addressed). I know this to be the case after 18 years of adult and youth teaching in congregational church ministry (years 1983 to 2001). People do, often have questions in these areas and they take them seriously and with sincerity.

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Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies (33 college credits), and I completed "Bible Survey" with Assemblies of God - Berean College. I consider myself a "Bapticostal" (a Baptist also having Pentecostal beliefs). Bible studies are one of my most-covered book subjects. I am, however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in 1983 for approximately 18 years. During, between and after youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well, including interim pastoring and retirement home ministry. MOST IMPOTANTLY, I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross, and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace; not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely.