A good number of truths are not taught to people in the majority of churches. One of them is the indications--in the word of God--that we existed prior to being born into this physical world and inhabiting these physical bodies that we have. Beginning with Genesis 1:1 we move onto verse 2, which intriguingly says: "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Something cataclysmic happened between verse 1 and verse 2. Known as the "gap theory" it's got a lot to back it up. (The rest of Genesis 1 is an account of the 6 (not literal) days of creation--or rather, recreation.)
A telling verse that sheds light on the truth of the gap theory is Jeremiah 4:23: "I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light." You can't read that verse without being reminded of verse 2 of Genesis. Now if you read some of the verses following Jer. 4:23, you will see a picture of the earth in the First World Age (before mankind was created): "24I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger." The kind of "man" that lived before this (present) Second World Age were the angels. And we (mankind) were numbered among them. We were the part of the angels (a third?) who remained neutral during that first rebellion. After the war ended and Lucifer and the third of the angels (who sided with him) were thrown down to the earth. (Revelation 12) (But it appears that the earth they crashed down upon had descended from a higher frequency of vibration, if you will. Thus they are considered higher dimensional beings by us earthlings who are "trapped" in this physical plane.)
The scriptures have a number of verses that indicate that we were once angels. An example is in Hebrews 11: "13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." Of course on one level this pertains to the Israelites leaving Egypt; on another level it is speaking of us having come from a different "country" or plane of existence. And we who've put our faith in Christ Jesus will be like the angels (once more).
Now with the creation of the 6th day man in Genesis 1, it may be that mankind started out in the Second World Age at a higher vibration than what men and women are currently vibrating at. Thus mankind has been in a gradual descent ever since. Another way of saying it is that man has been devolving: devolution instead of evolution. The 8th day man--Adam and Eve in Genesis 2--were also created to vibrate at a higher frequency. The garden in Eden was an enclosed, self-contained greenhouse, if you will. We read in Genesis 2: "5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground." This was a greenhouse that was protected from the outside world by some sort of force field--reminiscent of the mountain island of Hyperborea, which was surrounded by an impenetrable, turbulent sea.
In the garden Adam and Eve were most likely created as creatures who inhabited a higher dimension than the one we are in now. This is hinted at by them being "naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." (Gen. 2:25) They were to produce the line through which the Christ would come into the world. For God knew that Adam and Eve would sin against their Creator, and God's Holy One would need to be born as a man--that mankind could be redeemed from condemnation. Of course when Jesus Christ walked the earth as a man, he did so as the kinsman redeemer of Israel. (Israel was supposed to be a light unto the rest of the world, and unfortunately they've more often than not failed at that.)
As for the 6th day man created in Genesis 1, I think there was more than one "man" created. By the time of Adam (the 8th day man of Genesis 2) and Eve, the entire earth was inhabited by men and women. And the "man" that the Anunnaki (those who from heaven came) created to be their slave in the gold mines--had to be some kind of "hominoid." (That may be a word that Lloyd Pye has coined.) The Anunnaki cannot be trusted. They never point to the Creator--their Creator also. It may very well be that the creatures--we know as "bigfoot" or "sasquatch--are the descendants of these hominoids who dug for gold in the mines of southern Africa.
The Anunnaki who created these hominoids or hominids (for there are several kinds of hominoids) were the earliest Anunnaki to arrive on the earth after the end of the First World Age--marked by great destruction, upon which God rebuilt the earth. These Anunnaki apparently inspired the Sumerian tablets that have come down to our time. These accounts of the conflict between two gods--the brothers Enlil and Enki--are a mess. I get the impression of obfuscation from my own study of the Sumerian tablets. I'm no expert (I can't read the cuneiform.), but I cannot help but sense that the early Anunnaki were not being entirely upfront with their human subjects (the post-flood Sumerians). These records also tell us that Enlil wanted to drown the Sumerians because they were too noisy. This sounds ludicrous to me. Besides if Enki and Lucifer are indeed one and the same individual, then he was not directly involved in the event of Genesis 6, which led up to God flooding Sumeria--supposedly having saved man (by way of the ark), once Enlil supposedly intended to drown all the Sumerians. By the time of Noah's flood (circa 5000 BC) Enki or Lucifer was already long gone, having been cast into the abyss (which I cover below)--and any of his physical remains (I've read that his (physical) crown was found.) would have been archaeological finds even in that time perhaps.
These Anunnaki (after their rebellion in the First World Age) may have become mortal--in the course of interfering with the affairs of the earth, once the Second Age commenced. We have this quite interesting passage (Psalm 82:1,2-6,7): "God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah...I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes." Once Enki died, he was thrown into the bottomless pit (the center of the earth that exists in the 4th dimension. And it may be that once that happened, Marduk (Satan) gained the upper hand, becoming the current god of this world. So anyway I guess to their credit these Anunnaki did--by their name: "Anu" refers to heaven and also to the Creator who reigns over all from that highest realm, and "ki" refers to the earth--acknowledge that they came from above and thereby implied that there was a God that was above them.
Of course YHWH also created a variety of "man" and set him in other parts of the world. After all Elohim may speak of God and the sons of God. We have a type of "Caucasian" people who once inhabited the Pacific (where the continent of Mu once was) and who fled to the islands of the South Pacific, after said continent went under the waters of a regional superflood. And then you have Cro-Magnon man who suddenly appeared in Western Europe (circa 40,000 BC or maybe earlier) and moved eastward, displacing the Neanderthals as they did. It is said that the Cro-Magnons originated on the island of Appalachia (in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean), on which the city of Atlantis was located. These Atlanteans may have fled a destruction of Atlantis (that preceded the destruction of said city later about 9,600 BC--spoken of by Plato). Perhaps all these comprise the 6th day man of Genesis 1. (Atlantis may be a civilization that originated in the First World Age, but it was started up again by man in the Second World Age.)
Then much time passed--during the 7th day in which God rested from his millenia-long reconstructing of the devastated earth (Gen. 1:2). And we come upon the time of Genesis 2: the 8th day. It is suggested by firstlegend.info--they cite frequently from the book of Urantia, which claims to speak of Jesus Christ but truly does not--that the 8th day man (Adam and his helpmate Eve) were the much later (last) appearance of the Anunnaki on the earth (in Sumeria). The saying--kingship came down from heaven to the earth and established itself in Eridu--was the result of the advent of Adam and Eve. (Adam's son, Seth, established his rulership at the city of Eridu.) This sounds plausible. And by extension (broadly speaking) we are also of the Anunnaki or sons of God (elohim). Speaking of Jesus in Hebrews 2:10, we have: "For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings." By the "son of man" (earlier--in verse 6 of Hebrews 2) we can become sons of God.
And next we have the appearance among the sons of Seth in Sumeria (or Eden) another group of Elohim (sons of God) or Anunnaki. These left "their first estate," as Jude verse 6 states. These angels saw the beauty of the daughters of men (children of Seth) and were overcome with lust. They then came down and took for themselves wives from among the Sethites. This was according to God's way, and it led to a group of offspring called the Nephilim: half man/half angelic hybrids. Your typical (shouldn't have been typical) giant Nephilim lived perhaps to be around 700 years old. Once a Nephilim died, his or her spirit--being unnatural--would roam the earth seeking physical bodies (be they man or beast) to house themselves in. Most likely these Nephilim were driven, for the most part, beneath the earth--that is into the hollow earth.
In the scriptures there may be another bit of evidence that Adam and Eve go back to around 47,000 BC. We have this interesting set of verses: "And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son." (1 Chronicles 26:24-25) In the context of which these verses occurs, they are speaking of the time of King David. We know that Moses fathered Gershom. However Gershom's son, Shebuel, must be a descendant of a number of generations later. Moses lived around 1600 BC and David lived around 1000 BC. We see that in the word of God when so-and-so was said to be the son of so-and-so, it does not necessarily mean that the former was the direct offspring of the latter. The best example of that would be when Jesus was called "son of David." So it appears that a good number of generations--between Gershom and Shebuel--were not named. Gershom's brother, Eliezer--the other son of Moses--has four generations named between him and Shelomith, his descendant of David's day. Again, we must conclude that some generations were skipped. It must be that the writer of the Books of the Chronicles of the Kings did not record all the generations because not all of them were worthy of being written down. Likewise from Adam to Noah we have ten generations: it may very well be that an unknown number of (unremarkable) generations were left out of the record (of the antediluvian patriarchs).