Physical Creation

"A careful reading of the first chapter of Genesis, and the third chapter of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price, will show that the animals were all created and placed on the earth preceding the coming of Adam and Eve. In fact the whole earth and the creatures on it were prepared for Adam and Eve before Adam's fall. In that condition the earth and all upon it were not subject to death until Adam fell. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the same judgment was placed on the earth and all things upon it. Therefore every living thing, including the earth itself, partook of the same condition of mortality. Therefore every living thing, including the earth itself, is entitled to death and the resurrection. There is nothing in the Book of Moses that in any way indicates a condition to the contrary."
Church Leaders
Joseph Fielding Smith
Presidents of the Church
Answers to Gospel Questions 4:128-129
Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Pearl of Great Price
1 3
Moses
Moses 3:1
And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so. And I, God, said: Let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
26 2
Moses
Moses 2:26
And I, God, made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything which creepeth upon the earth after his kind; and I, God, saw that all these things were good.
Pearl of Great Price
25 2
Moses
Moses 2:25
And I, God, created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind; and I, God, saw that all things which I had created were good.
Pearl of Great Price
21 2
Moses
Moses 2:21
And I, God, said: Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl which may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
20 2
Moses
Moses 2:20
And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so. And I, God, said: Let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Pearl of Great Price
26 2
Moses
Moses 2:26
And I, God, called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, called I the Sea; and I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good.
Pearl of Great Price
10 2
Moses
Moses 2:10
Yea, verily I say unto you, in that day when the Lord shall come, he shall reveal all things—Things which have passed, and hidden things which no man knew, things of the earth, by which it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof—Things most precious, things that are above, and things that are beneath, things that are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven.
Doctrine and Covenants
32-34 101
D&C
D&C 101:32-34
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Old Testament
6 33
Psalms
Psalms 33:6
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Old Testament
1-2 24
Psalms
Psalms 24:1-2
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Old Testament
29-30 38
Job
Job 38:29-30
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
Old Testament
25-26 38
Job
Job 38:25-26
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Old Testament
8-11 38
Job
Job 38:8-11
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Old Testament
24 38
Job
Job 38:24
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, 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.
Old Testament
4-5 2
Genesis
Genesis 2:4-5
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Old Testament
28 1
Genesis
Genesis 1:28
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Old Testament
26 1
Genesis
Genesis 1:26