By Chette Nichols Jr
In order to get a true Idea of how old the Earth is we must compare spiritual things with spiritual. God’s word shows us a creation of the earth where the morning stars sang at it’s creation.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Now this would put the creation of Angelic beings like arch-angels, angles, cherubims, seraphim and cherubs before the earth’s creation. There are some who puts the creation of these during the six days work of God which is after the second beginning of Proverbs 8:23 during the time of Genesis 1:3-31.
Proverbs 8:22-24 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
I believe Proverbs 8:22 – 24 gives us the Chronology of the creation of the Earth, depths and Fountains of Water. There is one creation and two beginnings, One that is the Beginning of God’s way and the other is the beginning of his creation process prior to Gen 1:2 & 3 which could have taken place far before the Gen 1:2 events because what ever it was it took place after the Fountains of Water were created and as these fountains contained the water prior to some Judgement event which I link to Lucifer, a cherub who was a morning star and a son of God who was created before the earth was. Because in Gen 1:2 we find the water not in fountains but covering the face of the deep.