|Genesis 1:1 & 2 What about the gap theory?|
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.
Some have speculated that there was a gap between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.
Some skeptics have said that an Almighty God would not have a world like we see today and would certainly not have made an Earth that was without form and void with darkness on the face of the deep. However, they are assuming that they know what God would do and trying to re-design God to fit the kind of God they would like. The Scripture tells us that the full wisdom of God will not be made plain until the Ages of the Ages. God is patient to bring about His purpose. The same argument is brought because mankind fell into sin and bondage to Satan, yet God foreknew that it would happen. The accusation is, again, that God wouldn't do that so God must not exist. Once again, the weak and morally incompetent human being is trying to ordain what the Almighty, All-wise, All-knowing God ought to do. These people need to go out and create their own universe from nothing complete with living beings and do it from nothing other than their own word. They they would be able to compare their creation to God's. No. This is the height of narcissism and rebellion to dare even to condemn God.
It is possible that God would have a plan that allows for an interim state that is not yet complete.
Some Christians also speculate that there might have been a gap between the first and second verses of the Bible. They do this to try to reconcile the Bible with the Atheist doctrine of an Old Earth and Evolutionism, which are cleverly marketed by misusing the word, science. Of course, true science shows us that both Old Earthism and molecules-to-man Evolutionism are anti-science, violating major scientific laws such as the Law of Biogenesis and the Law of Information, There is a good reason not to speculate about Scripture--God forbids it. And He does so for good reason. His reason is that the human mind is corrupt. We certainly ought not to speculate about Scripture for the purpose of bowing to Atheistic doctrines.
What most Christians don't realize is that the real issue of the age of the Earth is the issue of whether or not the fossils and rock layers were laid down by a worldwide flood or millions of years. Those two are mutually exclusive. And our observation of rocks, fossils, and erosions and what God tells us through the Bible are in agreement. There was a massive destructive worldwide flood resulting in millions of dead things buried in rock layers all over the Earth. That is what we find.
The truth is that there would be no denominations if there were no rationalizing, speculating, or presupposing about Scripture. If everyone were led by the Holy Spirit, we would have total unity in the Church. Even though a plain reading of Scripture seems to indicate a young Earth, we can't even deny the possibility that God could have done something that Scripture doesn't hint at and that has left no scientific evidence. It is possible. It just is not worth the time to think about it.
At the beginning of verse two is a waw disjunctive in the Hebrew. It means that verse two does not come after verse one in a narrative sequence. It is a disjunctive. Verse two is actually a comment on verse one. It has an effect similar to putting parenthesis around the verse if it were written in English. There is no way to put a gap of time between verse one and two if we follow the Hebrew rules of grammar. We can see the contrast of the waw consecutive in the days of creation where the grammar is consecutive, one creation act following another and one day following another.
If someone were trying to speculate a gap to introduce the poor hypothesis, really a conjecture or fabrication, called, evolution, that won't work. Evolution doesn't fit with the Bible and it doesn't fit with science. And all methods for determining the age of the Earth or the age of the Universe based on circular reasoning. The whole old Earth concept was introduced by an Atheist Lawyer, Charles Lyell, who began trying to do geology, and was not fully honest in his tactics. He was pushing the Secular religion, that is, Atheism.
The most important way that evolution doesn't fit with the Bible is in the fact that evolution requires death before the fall into sin. It changes the gospel to a different gospel than the one that Jesus gave us. Adam and Eve introduced death when Adam and Eve introduced sin.
Romans 5:12-14 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
See, there would be no death if there were no sin. Atheists are fully aware of the fact that putting death before sin would destroy the Bible.
But, for those who think that evolution is a valid hypothesis from a scientific standpoint, you simply have not looked at the facts. Perhaps you are closed-minded. Perhaps you have been brainwashed by teachers or professors, members of the religion known as Secularism. Whatever the reason, open your mind. Examine the facts. Evolution is dying in the science lab, though its promoters work hard to silence anything that contradicts evolution. Scientific papers on evolution increasingly spend their time trying to explain away the data and the scientific observations. This is a hypothesis that should be discarded.
One statement that can be made for sure. You have never personally seen any evidence that actually proves evolution. I can say that because there is no evidence of this type. If you choose to believe in evolution it is simply because you desire evolution to be fact.
Ungodly people are forced to hold on tightly to some basic presuppositions. These presuppositions are just simple-minded assumptions. They are filters and a way to censor out any information that supports the existence of God. They set up a web of rules to filter out God. They will only accept those things that conform to Naturalism, materialism, and uniformitarianism. Naturalism claims that God does nothing. Materialism claims that there is no God or spiritual realm. Uniformitarianism claims that there was no creation and that there was no violent worldwide flood, as the Bible and numerous other historical accounts record. Whatever they observe that does not conform to this complex filter is censored. The way that it is censored can take several forms. The ungodly may boldly proclaim that, though the data appears to support God's version and refute the version of the ungodly, yet it still must be interpreted to mean just the opposite of what it does mean. A backup method that ungodly people use is to prophecy that in the future, science will be able to explain what they see as an anomaly. If that fails, they will hide the data, set it aside, or lie to keep the public from knowing the truth. The data clearly demolishes the story of the ungodly and clearly supports the reality of the Creator God, His Bible, and His abiding Presence in His people. When confronted with the obvious, a closed-minded ungodly person says, "I can't understand it." They are willingly ignorant because they refuse to hold God in their knowledge. The reality is that these people, for whatever reason, don't what to know the Creator. They don't want to truly know Jesus, their Creator. Scientific papers on evolution increasingly spend their time trying to explain away the data and the scientific observations.
Last updated: Apr, 2013
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