Did God really say we could know more about Creation and what came before the earth was formed if we simply ask?
Yes … yes he did.
What he said, was this: “Ask now about the former days long before your time, from the day God created Man on the earth. ask from one end of the heavens to the other.” Deuteronomy 4:32
Not sure how God created the heavens and the earth, the sea and sky, male and female, ask. God loves to share His knowledge if we come with an expectant heart and do not doubt. Just ask.