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The Gap Theory: Scripturally Inaccurate and Completely Unnecessary

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First and foremost, we must be mindful when the disciples asked Jesus for the signs of the end times, just before He would return, He warned of false Christs and false prophets who would deceive many.

I used to be a Theistic Evolutionist and today we have Christian colleges and seminaries that teach various versions of manmade Christs. One may teach the Gap Theory Christ while another teaches a Progressive Creation Christ and yet another teaches their students of a Christ who used evolution to get us here. We must ask ourselves, how many Jesus’ died on that cross? The only Jesus found in Scripture claims to have created in 6-days and judged man’s sin with a global flood. Also, the genealogies add up to just a few thousand years ago.

Each manmade version of Jesus is an attempt to fit the secular interpretation of the earth’s strata layers (millions of years of death) into God’s Word. Each either denies the global flood of God’s first judgment of man’s sin (2nd if you are a Gap Theorist) or the results of the flood (sedimentary strata laid down by water making up most of the earth’s crust). They deny the flood because the flood destroys their old-earth belief (Such is prophesied in 2 Peter 3:3-6). It’s surely better to read God’s Word and believe God’s Word as the strata are great proof for the Bible’s reliability.

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Our ministry is aimed at evangelizing the Church and I show folks overwhelming proof in support of God’s Word. This includes refuting old-earth and Darwinian claims. For instance, the global flood washes away all old-earth beliefs revealing that the pure Word of God is both trustworthy and believable, Word for Word and cover to cover.

Jesus also told us to tell good from bad by the fruit and the great majority of our own children are leaving the Church in droves today. Kids see the overall Church failing to stand up to the “millions of years leading to Darwinism” which they are taught every day. They also see the hypocrisy of Christians compromising God’s Word. We don’t lead people to the one and only Jesus by altering Him to fit secular opinions. We lead people to Jesus Christ by showing them that they can put their trust in the authority of His Word, Word for Word and cover to cover. Ll Faith comes from hearing, and believing, God’s Word.

The Gap Theory of Richard Chalmers (~1810) claims there was an original creation and that Satan was cast down to it. There, Satan and his minions so corrupted the world that God had to destroy it and start over with a second creation. The Gap theory picks up with God’s actual Word in Genesis 1:2. They claim God then made a 2nd creation (the first one mentioned in the Bible) which He completed in 6 days, deeming it “very good”…yet leaving it full of Satan and his minions!

From God’s actual Word it seems apparent that Lucifer was in the garden of Eden, made on day six, and was not kicked out till iniquity was found in him after he got Adam and Eve to rebel. After God put the curse on Satan and the earth, Satan led the war in heaven where he was banished to the already existing earth. This destroys the Gap Theory, as does the actual global flood judgment mentioned in the Bible (as it destroys old-earth philosophies).

I respond to “When did Satan fall?” on my site at this link:

One must wonder why the millions of Hebrew experts failed to see this Gap. It was not until the early 1800’s, after secularists starting denying the global flood while claiming the earth’s strata formed over long ages opposed to quickly during God’s flood judgment of man’s sin, that the Gap Theory took off.

My advice is to: Beware of man’s philosophies which are after the world and not after Christ. Col 2:8.

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Written by Russ Miller

A former Theistic Evolutionist, Russ now ministers to Christians and non-Christians alike, stating: “I am not attacking anyone who has been misled into believing in Darwinism, Theistic Evolution or Progressive Creation. I am here to help them, just as someone helped me.” At Creation, Evolution, and Science Ministries (CESM), our mission is to confirm Biblical Truth and expose misinterpretations of God’s creation in order to exalt Jesus Christ as our Creator, Judge and redeeming Savior.

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