The Gap Theory - The Biblical answer to Science-ism / Evolution vs Creationism / Intelligent Design 



The Gap Theory

Please take a moment to ask yourself this question:
Is "nothing" something? 

Scienceism has moved to the front as the mainstream religion in the United States. Christianity has fallen into second place largely because of the ignorant promotion of so many asinine Biblical traditions peddled as fact and history. Like teaching the Earth is just 6000 years old. This absurd and Biblically baseless assertion has given the Evolutionist good reason to believe that "nothing" exploded and created everything. Talk about absurd! What's more amazing is this "Big-bang" theory is accepted as science and spoon fed to our children as wisdom. Truly it is the unholy doctrine of idiots.

With great pleasure, I introduce to all free-thinkers,
The Gap Theory
as suggested by:
(And spelled out in Genesis 1:1-2)
The late  Dr. Gene Scott
PhD. Stanford Univ.


Step One - Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." PERIOD, END OF SENTENCE. This is the 1st Creation or "Big Bang" occurrence in the Bible.

Step Two -
GAP(S) of Time (aeons of time) and MANY Re-Creations of the earth and life-forms from dinosaurs to cavemen. All these creations were made one on top of the other leaving a "Jaw-breaker" layered effect that "Scientist" now try to measure using carbon dating systems based on the assumption that time has been one long strand since their "Big-bang" theory started the clock.

Step Three - Genesis 1:2-on (This is the creation of Earth as we know it. About 6000 years ago.) "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night". And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day....."

by: Addison B. Bachman
and some other unknown artist.


For the best explanation you'll find on the net concerning "The Gap Theory" go to

The Bible,

Rightly-Dividing Geology and the Book of Genesis Beyond
 the "Gap Theory" of Christian Creationism


To hear the best explanation on the net concerning "The Gap Theory" click here and scroll down to the 4 videos of the Pre-Adamite World series .





Darwin is the Missing Link

To maintain that the Genesis creation account is inerrant in matters of scientific fact, Gap creationists suppose that certain facts about the past and the age of the Earth have been omitted from the Genesis account; specifically that there was a gap of time in the Biblical account that lasted an unknown number of years between a first creation in Genesis 1:1 and a second creation in Genesis 1:2-31. By positing such an event, various observations in a wide range of fields, including the age of the Earth, the age of the universe, dinosaurs, fossils, ice cores, ice ages, and geological formations are allowed by adherents to have occurred as outlined by science without contradicting their literal belief in Genesis.

Biblical support

Because there is no specific information given in Genesis concerning the proposed gap of time, other scriptures are used to support and explain what may have occurred during this period and to explain the specific linguistic reasoning behind this interpretation of the Hebrew text. A short list of examples is given below:

* The word "was" in Genesis 1:2 is more accurately translated "became". Such a word choice makes the gap interpretation quite easier to see in modern English.

* God is perfect and everything he does is perfect, so a newly created earth from the hand of God shouldn't have been without form and void and shrouded in darkness. Deuteronomy 32:4, Isaiah 45:18 1 John 1:5

* The Holy Spirit was "renewing" the face of the earth as he hovered over the face of the waters. Psalms 104:30

* Angels already existed in a state of grace when God "laid the foundations of the Earth", so there had been at least one creative act of God before the six days of Genesis. Job 38:4-7

* Satan had fallen from grace "in the beginning" which, since the serpent tempted Adam and Eve, had to have occurred before the Fall of man. Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:11-19, John 8:44

* Space, time, water, and the rock which constitutes the main body of the earth, existed before the period of six days began in Genesis 1:3.



The Gap Creationism Theory

Gap creationism (also known as Ruin-Restoration creationism, Restoration creationism, or "The Gap Theory"), is a form of Old Earth creationism that posits that the six-day creation, as described in the Book of Genesis, involved literal 24-hour days, but that there was a gap of time between two distinct creations in the first and the second verses of Genesis, explaining many scientific observations, including the age of the Earth. In this it differs from Day-Age creationism, which posits that the 'days' of creation were much longer periods (of thousands or millions of years), and from Young Earth creationism, which although it agrees concerning the six literal 24-hour days of creation, does not posit any gap of time.


Gap creationism became increasingly attractive near the end of the eighteenth century and first half of the nineteenth century, because the newly established science of geology had determined that the Earth was far older than a literal interpretation of Genesis and the Bible-based Flood geology would allow. Gap creation allowed religious geologists (who comprised the majority of the geological community at the time) to reconcile their faith in the Bible with the new authority of science. According to the doctrine of natural theology, science was in this period considered a second revelation, God's word in nature as well as in scripture, so the two could not contradict each other.

Gap creationism was popularized by Thomas Chalmers, a divinity professor at the University of Edinburgh, founder of the Free Church of Scotland, and author of one of the Bridgewater Treatises, who attributed it to 17th century Dutch Arminian theologian Simon Episcopius. Other early proponents included Oxford University geology professor and fellow Bridgewater author William Buckland, Sharon Turner and Edward Hitchcock.

It gained widespread attention when a "second creative act"[5] was discussed prominently in the reference notes for Genesis in the influential 1917 Scofield Reference Bible.

In 1954, a few years before the re-emergence of Young Earth Flood geology eclipsed Gap creationism, influential evangelical theologian Bernard Ramm wrote in The Christian View of Science and Scripture:

The gap theory has become the standard interpretation throughout hyper-orthodoxy, appearing in an endless stream of books, booklets, Bible studies, and periodical articles. In fact, it has become so sacrosanct with some that to question it is equivalent to tampering with Sacred Scripture or to manifest modernistic leanings.

This book by Ramm was influential in the formation of another alternative to gap creationism, that of progressive creationism, which found favour with more conservative members of the American Scientific Affiliation (a fellowship of scientists who are Christians), with the more modernist wing of that fellowship favouring theistic evolution.

Proponents of this form of creationism have included Cyrus I. Scofield, Harry Rimmer, L. Allen Higley, Jimmy Swaggart, G. H. Pember, L. Allen Higley, Arthur Pink, Donald Grey Barnhouse and Clarence Larkin.

Canadian physiologist Arthur Custance has argued that the belief can be traced back to biblical times, citing the Targum of Onkelos (2nd c. BC), Akiba ben Joseph's Sefer Hazzohar (1st c. AD), Origen's De Principiis (3rd c. AD), and Caedmon (7th c. AD).

Interpretation of Genesis

Gap creationists believe that science has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the Earth is far older than can be accounted for by, for instance, adding up the ages of Biblical patriarchs and comparing it with secular historical data, as James Ussher famously attempted in the 17th century when he developed the Ussher chronology.


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