Before the beginning, there was no time. Only eternity (which does not require time). For if there was a time, “in the beginning” (a beginning), would not be needed. For what else would require a beginning but time? Time always has to have a starting point, and eventually, a ending point (Alpha and Omega). Creation of time also means that anything to do with time was already doing it upon being created. How? When day and night were created. It was never said that the earth was put into motion (made to spin). But because the earth has always been used as a timepiece to measure what a day is (how God created it to work), then knowing that time is already in motion (in the beginning), upon each object being created, they were in motion to keep time upon their creation. The earth was spinning upon creation so that when light was added, and then divided, so that day and night were automatically created.
After doing more research through the word of God, I have come to the conclusion that eternity does have time. Now that might surprise some of you about this. But after reading this verse and pondering things (all words mentioned in that verse):
2pet 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
This is a time comparison. How can you compare time as we know it, with a place where time does not exist? Which brings up another question. What makes time eternal in one place but not another? Between when time was created (in the beginning), and the first sin. Time did not have the curse of death. In fact the bible makes it clear that death did not occur until man sinned. So the only thing that makes one place eternal, and one not, is sin.
To sum it up: Time before the first sin upon the earth, “was in eternity time” (no aging no death). Not time as we know it (age + death because of sin). Because how can you have regular time with death, when sin that caused death has not happened yet? So when was the first sin committed?
So how long was earth in the eternity time-line?
From day 1 of creation to day 6. Why? The first sin was committed on day 6. This is why God told man to multiply the same day he was created. Man sinned the same day he was created. Can this be confirmed?
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Explanation: God has finished His creation at this point. And even says that the host of his creation is also finished (the creation of life is the host). So what comes next is a recount of how God created man, and what man did.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Explanation: Now how do you get generations when only 6 days have past? Notice that the generations only apply to heaven and earth. It does not say generations of man. I will go more into detail about this further down. To talk about it here would mess up the explanation of when the first sin happened.
5 And 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.
Explanation: So how do you have no man to till the ground when Genesis 1 day 6 was the creation of man? What you have here is the recount of how man was created on day 6. And what man did on day 6.
So here we are back at day six in Genesis 2 explaining in more detail what happened on the day man was created. So what I will do here is do a side by side comparison of Genesis 1, and Genesis 2, in the creation of man to show that this is a recount of how man was created. Which means that man sinned on day six.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
So how can Adam and Eve be fruitful and multiply until they sinned, and Eve has the sorrow of conception placed upon her? So this proves that Man’s first sin happens on the same day man was created. And to back this up even further, with more advanced Christian information….