The Heavens and Earth we speak of today were once quite different.
The Bible tells us that in the ancient past there was a magnificent, one-of-a-kind angel named Lucifer who led a heavenly rebellion against God.
Not only that, Scripture tells us that he convinced one-third of the angels to join him in this heavenly mutiny. Of course, none of this took God by surprise.
Why He allowed this rebellion is one of those great mysteries of the Bible. But Heaven and Earth have never been the same.
This rift led to the Creation of mankind, sin entering the world from Lucifer through Adam, and our planet being placed under a 6,000-year curse.