Originally Posted by G26S239
That is getting right back to the meaning of what is is.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
That indicates that God created
heaven and earth on the first day.
It does not say anything about refurbishing or refurnishing the earth. It says created.
You may find someone else who will give you wiggle room - a lot of it - on such claims but I won't.
Actually the hebrew term for without form and void means chaotic. For something to become chaotic it had to be unchaotic first. The Bible explains what the world was when lucifer walked on it.. This was long before man.
This article will explain it very well.