QUESTIONS  #19


Is  There  a  Large  Gap  of  Time  between  Genesis  1:1  and  1:2 ?


The idea that a vast period of time elapsed between the first two verses of Genesis is known as the gap theory.


Most variations of this theory interpret Gen. 1:1 as the first creation, which included the creation of the heavens, the earth, plants and animals, and even a race of humans preceding Adam!


BROWN  PUTS  WHAT  SOME  TEACH;  BUT  PEOPLE  LIKE  MYSELF  DO  NOT  TEACH  ALL  THAT  BROWN  LISTS  -  NOT  AT  ALL!  I  AND  ONES  LIKE  MYSELF  TEACH  GEN. 1:1 AS THE FIRST CREATION....THAT'S IT!  CERTAINLY  NO  TEACHING  OF  SOME  KIND  OF  HUMAN  RACE  BEFORE  ADAM.  I  HAVE  SHOWN  YOU  THAT  THE  HEBREW  FOR  "BEGINNING"  IN  VERSE  ONE,  IS  IN  THE  PLURAL  AND  SHOULD  HAVE  BEEN  TRANSLATED  "BEGINNINGS"  OR  AS  FENTON  RENDERED  IT  "BY  PERIODS  GOD  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS  AND  THE  EARTH."  THE  UNIVERSE  CAME  INTO  BEING  IN  PERIODS  OF  TIME;  GOD  CREATING  THIS,  THEN  THAT,  AND  THEN  SOMETHING  ELSE.  IN  A  REAL  SENSE  THAT  IS  STILL  GOING  ON;  THE  END  LIFE  OF  A  STAR;  THE  BEGINNING  LIFE  OF  A  STAR;  SOME  GALAXIES  MERGING  INTO  EACH  OTHER;  OTHER  GALAXIES  MOVING  AWAY  FROM  EACH  OTHER;  VARIOUS  CHANGES  ON  JUPITER  AND/OR  SATURN.  THE  UNIVERSE  EVER  MOVING  AND  GROWING  IN  VARIOUS  WAYS.  SO  BY  PERIODS  IT  HAS  REALLY  ALWAYS  BEEN;  BACK  AT  THE  START  OF  THE  PHYSICAL  COMING  FROM  NOTHING,  MAYBE  GREATER  PERIODS  OF  MOVEMENT,  GROWTH,  CHANGE,  FORMATIONS  -  Keith Hunt


Perhaps billions of years then elapsed, during which time Satan and his angels fell and corrupted earth's inhabitants. God then judged and destroyed the earth and all its inhabitants. Thus the earth became "formless and void" (Genesis 1:2) and remained that way for eons.


THE  BIBLE  CERTAINLY  TEACHES  THERE  WAS  A  COVERING  CHERUB  WHO  WANTED  GOD'S  THRONE;  HE  WOULD  ASCEND  ABOVE  THE  CLOUDS; THERE  WAS  WAR  IN  HEAVEN.  JESUS  SAW  SATAN  AS  LIGHTNING  FALL  FROM  HEAVEN  HE  ONCE  SAID.  OTHER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  SHOW  YOU  THE  TRUTH  OF  THIS  ANCIENT  HEAVENLY  WAR.  THE  HUMAN  MIND  CANNOT  COMPREHEND  THE  MAGNITUDE  OF  THIS  SPIRIT  WAR.  YES,  THE  EARTH  DID  BECOME  FORMLESS AND  VOID;  GOD  ALLOWED  SATAN  TO  DESTROY  A  BEAUTIFUL  EARTH  AND  THE  AGE  OF  THE  DINOSAUR  WORLD;  THE  EARTH  WAS  COVERED  WITH  WATER.  WHEN  ALL  THIS  TOOK  PLACE  IN  THE  PAST  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD  -  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  EX  THOUSANDS  OF  YEARS  AGO,  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  MILLIONS  OF  YEARS  AGO.  HOW  LONG  THE  DINOSAUR  AGE  LASTED  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD  -  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  LONG  OR  SHORT.  HOW  LONG  THE  EARTH  WAS  COVERED  WITH  WATER,  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD,  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  LONG,  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  SHORT..... WE  ARE  SIMPLY  NOT  TOLD  -  Keith Hunt


Genesis 1:3, according to the gap theory, describes the beginning  of  the second creation with the first day of the (re)creation week - the familiar six-day creation. This series of events is also called the "ruin-reconstruction theory" - or "the pre-Adamic cataclysm theory."


CALL  IT  WHAT  YOU  LIKE,  THE  BIBLE  AS  A  WHOLE,  WITH  ALL  VERSES  ON  THE  ISSUE,  TEACHES  A  WORLD  BEFORE  ADAM [BUT  NO  HUMANS],  DESTROYED  AND  COVERED  WITH  WATER.  SO  VIOLENT  A  DESTRUCTION,  THAT  THE  COAL,  OIL,  GAS,  BEDS  WERE FORMED;  PRESSURE  GREAT  ENOUGH  TO  FORM  DIAMONDS;  EVERYTHING,  EVEN  IN  THE  SEAS  KILLED,  BURIED  IN  ONE  WAY  OR  ANOTHER;  THE  MANY  STRATA  OF  THE  EARTH  FORMED.  ALL  TOOK  PLACE  THEN,  NOT  AT  THE  TIME  OF  NOAH  -  Keith Hunt


The modern gap theory was proposed in 1814 by Thomas Chalmers, a leading Scottish theologian. Some geologists of his day argued that the earth was much older than Genesis implied. Chalmers, therefore, proposed the gap theory to harmonize Genesis with those demands. No clear record shows anyone before 1814 interpreting Genesis 1:1-2 in this way!


SO  WHAT?  THE  7,000  YEAR  PLAN  OF  GOD  FOR  EARTH AND  HUMANS  WAS  TAUGHT  WAY  BACK  IN  THE  FIRST  CENTURIES  A.D.  -  BUT  IT  HAS  NOT  TAKEN  PLACE.  WE  ARE  BEYOND  6,000  YEARS  SINCE  USHER  BROUGHT  FORTH  HIS  4004  B.C.  CHRONOLOGY  FOR  THE  CREATION  OF  ADAM.  JUST  BECAUSE  IT  WAS  TAUGHT  A  LONG  LONG  TIME  AGO,  DOES  NOT  MAKE  IT  CORRECT.  AND  JUST  BECAUSE  SOMETHING  CAME  TO  LIGHT  A  FEW  HUNDRED  YEARS  AGO,  DOES  NOT  MAKE  IT  IN-CORRECT.  DANIEL  WAS  INSPIRED  TO  WRITE  AT  THE  END  TIME,  PEOPLE  WOULD  RUN  HERE  AND  THERE,  AND  KNOWLEDGE  WOULD  BE  INCREASED.  THERE  IS  MUCH  MORE  TO  THE  SO-CALLED  "GAP-THEORY"  THAN  WHAT  BROWN  IS  TELLING  YOU  ABOUT  -  Keith Hunt


This  is  especially  significant, because  Hebrew scholars 2,000 years ago certainly understood Hebrew writing better than we do today.


THEY  DO??  IT  IS  NOT  A  CASE  OF  UNDERSTANDING  HEBREW;  IT  IS  A  CASE  OF  PUTTING  SCRIPTURE  WITH  SCRIPTURE;  A  LITTLE  HERE  AND  A  LITTLE  THERE,  AS  GOD  SAID  IT  WOULD  BE.  UNDERSTANDING  WHO  SATAN  THE  DEVIL  ONCE  WAS,  HOW  HE  WAS  BELOW  THE  CLOUDS  ON EARTH,  HOW  HE  ASCENDED  ABOVE  THE  CLOUDS  TO  TRY  TO  GAIN  THE  THRONE  OF  GOD;  HOW  THERE  WAS  WAR  IN  HEAVEN;  HOW  JESUS  SAW  HIM  CAST  DOWN  LIKE  LIGHTNING;  HOW  THE  EARTH  WAS  THEN  "WITHOUT  FORM  AND  VOID"  AND  COVERED  WITH  WATER..... IT  ALL  HAS  TO  BE  PUT  TOGETHER  FOR  THE  TRUTH.  JUST  BECAUSE  IT  WAS  NOT  DONE  BEFORE  TWO  HUNDRED  YEARS  AGO,  DOES  NOT  MEAN  IT  IS  NOT  TRUTH.  KNOWLEDGE  HAS  INCREASED  IN  THE  LAST  DAYS.....A  RESTITUTION  OF  MANY  THINGS  HAS  AND  IS  TAKING  PLACE  -  Keith Hunt


The gap theory simply accommodated  the growing demand for long periods of time. Unfortunately, the adherents to the theory are usually unaware of all the scientific evidence supporting a young earth.


NOW  IT  DEPENDS  WHAT  YOU  MEAN  BY  "YOUNG  EARTH."  BROWN  IS  OF  THE  THEOLOGY  THAT  THE  WHOLE  UNIVERSE  WAS  CREATED  ABOUT  6,000  YEARS  AGO.  I  CANNOT  HOLD  SUCH  AN  IDEA;  THERE  IS  TOO  MUCH  EVIDENCE  HE  SEEMS  TO  BE  UNAWARE  OF  THAT  SUPPORTS  AN  OLDER  UNIVERSE  AND  EARTH  THAN  6,000  YEARS.  IS  THE  UNIVERSE  MILLIONS  OR  BILLIONS  OF  YEARS  OLD?  WE  DO  NOT  KNOW  WITH  ANY  CERTAINTY.  IS  THE  UNIVERSE  TENS  OF  THOUSANDS  OF  YEARS  OLD?  WE  DO  NOT  KNOW  WITH  ANY  CERTAINTY.  SO  "YOUNG"  HAS  A  WHOLE  WIDE  RANGE  AS  TO  WHAT  YOU  MEAN  BY  "YOUNG."  WHAT  I  DO  KNOW  IS  THE  EARTH  AND  THE  UNIVERSE  IS  MORE  THAN  6,000  YEARS  OLD  -  Keith Hunt


What are the problems with the gap theory? Gap theorists generally believe that the fossil record was formed, not in a global flood, but when God destroyed the earth in "a gap" between Genesis 1:1 and 1;2. Gappists have not understood how the flood rapidly formed fossils and deposited sedimentary layers with a total average thickness of one mile. For that reason, they believe that Noah's flood was less destructive than the judgment they claim prededed the creation week. No clear biblical passage supports the worldwide destruction they imagine, and they mishandle references to Noah's flood by many biblical writers and Christ Himself (Matthew 24:37-39, Luke 17:26-27). The gap theory resulted, to a large extent, from a failure to comprehend the flood.


NOT  AT  ALL!  I  HAVE  STUDIED  BOTH  SIDES  OF  THE  ISSUE  FOR  DECADES;  READ  BOOKS  ON  NOAH'S  FLOOD  FROM  DECADES  AGO.  BUT  I  ALSO  IN  THE  LATE  1990s  READ  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  STORY,  AND  HOW  ILLOGICAL,  AND  IRRATIONAL   THE  IDEA  IS  TO  BELIEVE  NOAH'S  FLOOD  WAS  GLOBAL.  WHAT  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE  BIBLE  HAD  TO  SAY  ABOUT  IT,  IS  WHAT  THEY  SAID;  THEY  SAID  NOTHING  ABOUT  IT  BEING  GLOBAL;  DESTRUCTIVE  AND  DEADLY, YES;  BUT  GLOBAL.... NO!  IT  IS  MORE  LOGICAL  TO  TEACH  THE  MIGHTY,  HORRIFIC,  HUGE,  DESTRUCTION  OF  THE  EARTH  BY  A  FLOOD,  WAS  AFTER  THE  WAR  IN  HEAVEN  BETWEEN  THE  FORCES  OF  SATAN  AND  THE  FORCES  OF  GOD.  THE  ARK  OF  NOAH,  TO  BRING  FROM  FAR  REACHES  OF  THE  EARTH,  THE  ANIMALS,  BIRDS,  AND  INSECTS,  AND  ALL  THE  FOOD  THEY  WOULD  NEED  FOR  AT  LEAST  A  YEAR  ON  THE  BOAT,  IS  REALLY  LAUGHABLY  LUDICROUS  TO  PUT  IT  BLUNTY.  IF  BROWN  WAS  A  HORSEMAN  HE  WOULD  KNOW  HOW  MUCH  HAY  TWO  HORSES  WOULD  EAT  IN  OVER  A  YEAR,  EVEN  DOING  NOTHING  BUT  STANDING;  THEN  TRY  STANDING  TWO  HORSES  FOR  OVER  A  YEAR  -  THEY  WOULD  DIE  FROM  LACK  OF  EXERCISE.  BUT  IF  THERE  WERE  NO  HORSES [ELEPHANTS, GIRAFFES, LIONS, TIGERS,  BUFFALO,  HIPPOS,  CROCODILES,  PLATYPUS,   KANGAROOS,  AND  THE  LIKE],  IN  NOAH'S  LAND...... ONE  HUGE, HUGE,  PROBLEM  FOR  NOAH'S  ARK  SOLVED  -  Keith Hunt


Gap theorists also ignore this clear biblical statement that no great time gap preceded the completed creation:


For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them.... (Exodus 20:11).


NOT  IGNORING  THIS  AT  ALL.  THERE  IS  A  CONTEXT  TO  WHICH  EXODUS  20:11  IS  REFERRING  -  THE  CONTEXT  OF  GENESIS  CHAPTER  ONE.  WHAT  GOD  MADE  IN  SIX  DAYS  IS  CLEARLY  TOLD  US  IN  GENESIS  ONE.  THE  LAND  AND  SEAS  WERE  FORMED,  THE  FIRMAMENT  MOVED  AWAY,  THE  HEAVENS  AS  WE  KNOW  THEM  TODAY  FORMED.  THERE  IS  A  CONTEXT;  THE  CONTEXT  TELLS  YOU  WHAT  GOD  DID.  THERE  WERE  NO  ANIMALS,  THEY  WERE  CREATED,  THERE  WAS  NO  VEGETATION,  IT  WAS  CREATED,  THERE  WAS  NO  LIVING  THING  IN  THE  SEAS,  THEY  WERE  ALL  CREATED;  THERE  WAS  NO  EARTH, AND  HEAVENS  AS  WE  HAVE  IT  TODAY.  IT  WAS  CREATED  FOR  EARTH'S  HABITANTS  -  A  DIVIDING  OF  MANY  THINGS;  A  CREATING  OF  ALL  PHYSICAL  LIFE  FORMS  ON  EARTH [MANY  HAVE  BECOME  EXTINCT  TODAY,  INCLUDING  LARGE  DINOSAUR  TYPE  MONSTERS  AS  GIVEN  IN  THE  BOOK  OF  JOB]  -  A  CONTEXT  PLEASE,  A  CONTEXT  -  Keith Hunt


The gap theory states that the heavens were created long before the six creation days - perhaps billions of years earlier [AND  MAYBE  NOT  BUT  TENS  OF  THOUSANDS  -  Keith Hunt].  Exodus  20:11 says the heavens (and everything else) were made in six days. 

A  CONTEXT  PLEASE  -  A  CONTEXT  -  EVERYTHING  DESCRIBED  IN  GENESIS 1:2  ETC.  WAS  DONE  IN  SIX  DAYS;  THAT'S  THE  CONTEXT  -  Keith Hunt.


If the gap theory is correct, the Sun must have shone on earth to support the life that existed before the "gap."  But Genesis 1:14-18 says the Sun was made on the fourth day of the creation week.


OH  THE  SILLINESS  OF  MEN,  WHO  WILL  NOT  STUDY  SAY  TRANSLATIONS  LIKE  "FENTON'S"  TRANSLATION.  A  MAN  WHO  STUDIED  HEBREW  FOR  50  YEARS  BEFORE  TRANSLATING  INTO  ENGLISH.  YES  THE  SUN  AND  MOON  AND  STARS,  GALAXIES  OF  THE  UNIVERSE,  EXISTED  BEFORE  MAN  WAS  CREATED.  GENESIS  ONE  CLEARLY  STATES  GOD  HAD  TO  REMOVE  THE  DARKNESS,  HE  BROUGHT  IN  LIGHT;  A  FIRMAMENT  WAS  BROUGHT  IN  TO  DIVIDE  THE  WATERS  FROM  THE  WATERS;  TO  MAKE  THE  FIRMAMENT  CALLED  "HEAVEN."  THEN  WHEN  LIGHT  AND  A  HEAVEN  WAS  MADE,  THE  LANDS  AND  SEAS  CAME  INTO  BEING.  NOW  GO  TO  THE  TENTON  TRANSLATION  FOR  VERSES  14, 16, 17.  FENTON.... A HEBREW  SCHOLAR..... TRANSLATED  "GOD  HAD  MADE...."  SIMPLE!  GOD  WAS  CLEARING  AWAY  THE  MESS,  THE  DARKNESS,  THE  WATERS  UPON  WATERS;  THE  EARTH  WAS  NOW  BECOMING  AS  WE  KNOW  IT  TODAY,  ONLY  MUCH  MORE  BEAUTIFUL,  PURE,  CLEAN,  PRISTINE,  AND  SO  VERY  VERY  GOOD!!!


The gap theorists miss the importance of Christ's words in Mark 10:16, "But from the beginning of creation, God made then [Adam and Eve] male and female."  Christ knew that Adam and Eve were created at the beginning, not after a vast gap of time.


WOW....JUST  A  MINUTE.... FROM  THE  BEGINNING  OF  WHAT?  THERE  IS  A  CONTEXT!!  OBVIOUSLY  CHRIST  IS  REFERRING  TO  GENESIS  ONE.  THE  BEGINNING  WHEN  ADAM  AND  EVE  CAME  INTO  BEING.  THE  BEGINNING  OF  THE  CREATION  OF  THE  SIX  DAYS;  RIGHT  FROM  THE  START  WHEN  THEY  WERE  CREATED,  THEY  WERE  MADE  MALE  AND  FEMALE;  THEY  WERE  NOT  MADE  ADAM  AND  STEVE!  

CONTEXT  PLEASE!

CHRIST  IS  TALKING  ABOUT  DIVORCE  AND  RE-MARRIAGE  IN  MARK  10.  SEE  VERSES  1-9.  HE  IS  TALKING  ABOUT  THE  IDEAL  IN  THE  MIND  OF  GOD  FROM  THE  BEGINNING  OF  MAKING  MAN  AND  WOMAN.  THE  BEGINNING  HERE   TALKED  ABOUT  IS  THE  BEGINNING  OF  MAKING  THE  FIRST  MAN  AND  WOMAN!  THE  BEGINNING  OF  THE  CREATION  WE  READ  ABOUT  IN  GENESIS  ONE,  THE  CREATION  OF  GENESIS  ONE,  WHEN  MAN  AND  WOMAN  WERE  CREATED,  AND  ALL  THE  OTHER  CREATIONS  GOD  CREATED  IN  THOSE  6  DAYS.  NOW  THE  EARTH  WAS  ALREADY  THERE,  OF  COURSE  IT  WAS  FOR  IT  WAS  COVERED  WITH  WATER.  SO  CHRIST  IS  NOT  TALKING  ABOUT  THE  CREATION  OF  THE  EARTH  OR  THE  WATER  UPON  IT,  FOR  IT  WAS  ALREADY  THERE,  OBVIOUSLY  FROM  A  PREVIOUS  CREATION.  THE  CREATION  JESUS  IS  TALKING  ABOUT  IS  THE  BEGINNING  CREATION  OF  WHAT  GOD  DID  TO  THE  EARTH  COVERED  WITH  WATER,  AND  THE  CREATION  OF  THE  BEGINNING  OF  THE  HUMAN  RACE.  THE  CONTEXT  IS  DIVORCE  AND  RE-MARRIAGE  IN  MARK  10.  FROM  THE  VERY  BEGINNING  OF  ADAM  AND  EVE,  GOD  INTENDED  THEY  MARRY  AS  ONE  MAN  AND  ONE  WOMAN,  AND  STAY  THAT  WAY  UNTIL  DEATH.  GOD'S  ORIGINAl  DESIRE  WAS  NOT  POLYGAMY  OR  SAME  SEX  MARRIAGE,  BUT  ONE  MAN  AND  ONE  WOMAN  ONLY  MARRYING,  AND  THAT  FOR  LIFE.  BUT  FOR  THE  HARDNESS  OF  THE  HUMAN  HEART  GOD  ALLOWED  POLYGAMY,  AND  EASY  DIVORCE  AND  RE-MARRIAGE  UNDER  THE  OLD  COVENANT.

CONTEXT  PLEASE  -  CONTEXT  -  Keith Hunt


According to most versions of the gap theory, the death and destruction shown by the fossil record, including the death of supposedly pre-Adamic man, preceded Adam's creation. But the Bible clearly states that death came because of Adam's sin (therefore, after Adam's creation).


MAYBE  SOME  SO-CALLED  "GAP-THEORISTS"  TEACH  THERE  WAS  SOME  KIND  OF  HUMAN  LIFE  BEFORE  ADAM…. BUT  I  MOST  CERTAINLY  DO  NOT!!  ADAM  WAS  THE  FIRST  HUMAN  FLESH  AND  BLOOD  LIFE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE!!


If Satan fell before the creation week, as most gap theorists maintain, it is strange that at the end of the creation week, God pronounced that all He had made was "very good" (Genesis 1:31). Also, the fossil record gives evidence of death and violent burial on a global scale. How could such destruction be described as "very good" if it preceded God's pronouncement?


OH  NO…. THIS  IS  INCREDIBLE  -  TALK  ABOUT  A  LESSON  IN  "NO  CONTEXT"  STUDY,  THIS  TAKES  THE  CAKE.  CONTEXT!  CONTEXT!  NOTE  ALL  THE  VERSES  IN  GENESIS  ONE  WHERE  GOD  SAYS  "THAT  IT  WAS  GOOD."  IT  WAS  AFTER  GOD  CREATED  WHAT  IS  GIVEN  IN  GENESIS  ONE,  WHEN  GOD  SAID,  "IT  WAS  GOOD"  -  THE  "IT  WAS  GOOD"  FOLLOWED  SOMETHING  GOD  DID  IN  THE  CONTEXT  OF  CHAPTER  ONE.  FROM  VERSE  2  WHEN  GOD'S  SPIRIT  MOVED  OVER  THE  WATERS,  IS  ALL  ABOUT  WHAT  GOD  DID  ON  THIS  EARTH  AND  THE  SKY…..THAT  IS  THE  CONTEXT.  THE  CONTEXT  IS  NOT  WHAT  GOD  DID  TO  BRING  ANGELS  INTO  EXISTENCE  OR  THE  PHYSICAL  UNIVERSE.  THE  CONTEXT  OF  THE  6  DAYS  IS  THE  CONTEXT,  AND  ALL  GOD  DID  "IT  WAS  GOOD."  NOW  IF  YOU  WANT  TO  KNOW  IF  THE  EARTH  WAS  "GOOD"  BEFORE  GENESIS  1:2,  I'LL  TAKE  YOU  TO  WHERE  IT  IS  TOLD  TO  US….. GO  TO  ISAIAH  45:18,19, "FOR  THUS  SAYS  THE  LORD  THAT  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS,  GOD  HIMSELF  THAT  FORMED  THE  EARTH  AND  MADE  IT;  HE  HAS  ESTABLISHED  IT,  HE  CREATED  IT  NOT  IN  VAIN,  HE  FORMED  IT  TO  BE  INHABITED: I  AM  THE  LORD;  AND  THERE  IS  NONE  ELSE…..I  THE  LORD  SPEAK  RIGHTEOUSNESS,  I  DECLARE  THINGS  THAT  ARE  RIGHT!"


THERE  IT  IS,  AND  YES  WHEN  GOD  MADE  THE  ONE  WHO  BECAME  SATAN  THE  DEVIL,  HE  WAS  THE  ANOINTED  CHERUB  THAT  COVERED….UPON  GOD'S  HOLY  MOUNTAIN,  "THOU  WAS  PERFECT  IN  THY  WAYS  FROM  THE  DAY  THAT  THOU  WAS  CREATED…..SEALEST  UP  THE  SUM,  FULL  OF  WISDOM,  AND  PERFECT  IN  BEAUTY.  YOU  WERE  IN  EDEN  THE  GARDEN  OF  GOD,  EVERY  PRECIOUS  STONE  WAS  THY  COVERING…." (EZEKIEL  28:12-15).  HERE  TYPE  AND  ANTI-TYPE  MOVE  BACK  AND  FORTH  FROM  THE  PRINCE  OF  TYRUS  TO  THE  COVERING  CHERUB,  WHO  WHEN  INIQUITY  WAS  FOUND  IN  HIM,  BECAME  SATAN  THE  DEVIL  -  Keith Hunt



Why then do some believe in the gap theory? As mentioned earlier, they have accepted, perhaps unknowingly, claims that the earth is billions of years old. Therefore, they try to find where a vast period of time might fit into the Bible. They know that long periods of time cannot be inserted after Adam's creation because the various genealogies are tightly linked.3 


NO,  HUGE  PERIODS  OF  TIME  DO  NOT  HAVE  TO  BE  AT  ALL;  THEY  MAY  BE,  BUT  MORE  THAN  6,000  YEARS  HAS  TO  BE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE;  HOW  MUCH  OVER…..WELL  NO  ONE  KNOWS,  BUT  ONE  DAY  WE  SHALL  KNOW,  WHEN  JESUS  RETURNS.  AND  THE  GENEALOGIES  AFTER  ADAM  ARE  NOT  SO  TIGHTLY  LINKED  AS  BROWN  WANTS  TO  CLAIM  -  Keith Hunt


Consequently, the only place billions of years can be inserted is before Adam. Because time flowed smoothly and continuously during the creation week, a week that for various reasons is composed of normal 24-hour days, the time gap must be inserted before the first creation day. Rather than start the creation week at Genesis 1:1 as most Bible scholars do, gappists start that week at Genesis 1:3. Therefore, they believe that before Genesis 1:3, a vast length of time existed—as they state, "whatever geologists demand."


AND  IT  CAN  BE  SO!  THE  CREATIONISTS  LIKE  FROM  THE  BROWN  CAMP  SAY  GOD  CREATED  THE  WHOLE  UNIVERSE  JUST  OVER  6,000  YEARS  AGO;  NOTHING  COULD  BE  FURTHER  FROM  THE  TRUTH  OF  THE  MATTER,  AND  THAT  IS  ALSO  BACKED  UP  BY  THE  BIBLE.  THE  CREATION  OF  THE  COVERING  CHERUB,  WHO  WAS  GIVEN  AUTHORITY  OVER  THIS  EARTH,  BUT  ASCENDED  ABOVE  THE  CLOUDS  TO  TRY  AND  TAKE  THE  VERY  THRONE  OF  GOD (SEE  ISAIAH  14:12-14);  THERE  WAS  WAR  IN  THE  HEAVENS;  IT  WAS  THE  TIME  WHEN  JESUS  SAID  HE  SAW  SATAN  FALL  FROM  HEAVEN  LIKE  LIGHTNING  -  Keith Hunt



To justify this, they propose nontraditional translations of several verses. They believe that Genesis 1:2a should be translated "the earth became formless and void," instead of the more widely accepted translation "the earth was formless and void." I know of no record, before 1800, of anyone translating this verse as gap theorists do. While it is true that the Hebrew word "hayah" can be translated "became," it is usually translated "was." In fact, in the 4,900 times "hayah" occurs in the Old Testament, almost 98% are translated as "was." Hebrew grammarians and linguists have almost uniformly rejected the translation "became" or "had become."


AND  NO  PROBLEM  MR  BROWN!  I  KEEP  IT  AS  "WAS"  -  NO  PROBLEM  AT  ALL.  WHAT  OTHERS  DO  I  COULD  CARE  LESS.  IT  IS  "WAS"  -  BUT  THE  WORD  "WAS"  CAN  BE  UNDERSTOOD  IN  DIFFERENT  WAYS.  WHAT  MOSES  [THE  WRITER  OF  GENESIS]  IS  SAYING  IS  SIMPLE.  HE  TELLS  US  GOD  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS  AND  THE  EARTH  IN  "BEGINNINGS"  -  "PERIODS"  AS  FENTON  PUT  IT.  THEN  MOSES  WROTE: "AND  THE  EARTH  WAS….."  BRINGING  US  TO  A  TIME  PERIOD  WHEN  THE  EARTH  WAS  WITHOUT  FORM  AND  VOID!  WE  HAVE  SEEN  FROM  ISAIAH  GOD  DID  NOT  MAKE  THE  EARTH  VOID,  FORMLESS,  BUT  TO  BE  INHABITED!  GOD  HAD  A  PLAN  FOR  EARTH  BEFORE  THE  FOUNDATIONS  WERE  LAYED.  THE  PLAN  OF  SALVATION  WAS  PLANNED  BEFORE  THE  EARTH  EVER  EXISTED;  THE  NEW  TESTAMENT  TELLS  US  THAT;  JESUS  AS  THE  LAMB  OF  GOD,  TO  BE  THE  ATONEMENT  SACRIFICE,  THE  SAVIOR  OF  MANKIND [THOSE  WHO  ACCEPT  HIM  AS  SAVIOR]  WAS  PLANNED  BEFORE  THE  WORLD  WAS  -  SEE  1  PETER  1:18-20.  THE  EARTH  WAS  CREATED  TO  BE  INHABITED,  NOT  A  VOID  WATERY  MESS;  BUT  IN  THE  TIME  OF  PAST  HISTORY,  THE  EARTH  WAS  AT  A  POINT  IN  HISTORY,  WITHOUT  FORM  AND  VOID  -  Keith Hunt


Gap theorists rely heavily on Isaiah 45:18, which states: For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is, the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited),


They correctly say that God did not create the earth a waste place. Genesis 1:2, using the same Hebrew word as in Isaiah 45:18 for "waste place," describes the earth as "formless and void." Gap theorists unfortunately conclude that after the earths first creation, it must have become a waste place that was "formless and void." A more straightforward and internally consistent interpretation is that the earth was temporarily "formless and void" during the first day of its creation. At the end of the sixth creation day, the earth was completed, inhabited, and "very good"—not "formless and void." In other words, God "did not create it [to be] a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited."


NOPE1  IT  WAS  NOT  JUST  A  "TEMPORARILY"  -  A  FEW  HOURS  -  FORMLESS  AND  VOID;  OR  EVEN  A  DAY  OR  TWO.  GOD  COULD  HAVE  JUST  SPOKEN  THE  WORD  AND  THE  WORLD  WOULD  BE  FORMED  WITH  LANDS  AND  OCEANS,  MOUNTAIN  RANGES,  STREAMS,  LAKES,  CLOUDS,  A  BLUE  SKY,  FRESH  CLEAN  AIR.  WHY  WOULD  GOD  CREATE  A  MASSIVE  GLOBE  COVERED  BY  WATER….. NOW  THAT  IS  REALLY  THE  CRAZIEST  IDEA  FROM  PEOPLE  LIKE  BROWN.  THE  EARTH  WAS  FORMLESS  AND  VOID,  BECAUSE  IT  HAD  BECOME  THAT  WAY  BY  SATAN  THE  DEVIL  AND  HIS  DEMONS,  WHO  HAD  WAR  IN  THE  HEAVENS  AGAINST  GOD,  TO  TAKE  HIS  THRONE.  AND  SATAN  KNOWING  WHY  GOD  CREATED  THE  EARTH  IN  THE  LONG-HAUL,  SMASHED  IT  TO  DESTRUCTION  -  WATER,  WATER,  EVERYWHERE,  AND  THE  DINOSAUR  AGE  OBLITERATED.  VEGETATION  SMASHED,  MAKING  COAL,  OIL,  GAS,  DIAMONDS  WITH  STRATA  PRESSURE;  ALL  LAYED  DOWN.  BUT  SATAN  BEING  DECEIVED  AS  HE  IS,  HAD  IT  ALL  TURNED  ON  HIM;  FOR  MANKIND  WOULD  ONE  DAY  USE  THE  NATURE  DEPOSITS  FOR  THEMSELVES.  SATAN  IS  SO  DECEIVED  HE  OFTEN  CANNOT  SEE  THAT  HIS  DESTRUCTION  OF  THINGS  IS  TURNED  TO  BENEFIT  MANKIND  -  Keith Hunt



Another verse used to support the gap theory is Genesis 1:28, which in the King James Version states "... Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it ..." Today, the meaning of the English word "replenish" has shifted away from its early meaning, which was "fill."

("Replenish" came from the French word "rumplier" which means "to fill"; it does not mean "to refill" or "to fill again") Almost all modern translations translate this word "fill."


AND  AGAIN  NO  PROBLEM;  I  NEVER  USE  THIS  ARGUMENT,  AS  YOU  STATE  THE  ARGUMENT  IS  WRONG,  AND  SHOULD  NOT  BE  USED;  SO  I  DO  NOT  USE  IT!  Keith Hunt



Most people who accept the gap theory have great confidence in the Bible and oppose evolution. However they accept many evolutionary things as dinosaurs, ice ages, bogs. They avoid controversy by placing dinosaurs, ice ages, and coal formation, in the "gap" and thus fail to see the connection with the flood. So "gapists" generally take a position of noninvolvement in the origins issue other than saying that they accept creation and oppose evolution. This attitude helped the evolutionary viewpoint go largely unopposed for decades.


ABSOLUTE  NONSENSE!  FOR  THE  LAST  PART.  I  DO  NOT  AVOID  CONTROVERSY!  I  SEARCH  FOR  TRUTH;  AND  PREACH  TRUTH!  I'LL  GO  HEAD  TO  HEAD  WITH  EVOLUTIONISTS!  I  DO  NOT  FAIL  TO  SEE  THE  "FLOOD"  OF  NOAH.  WHAT  I'VE  COME  TO  SEE [BY  MUCH  STUDY  AND  MEDITATION  AND  LOGICAL  SENSE]  IS  THAT  NOAH'S  FLOOD  WAS  NOT  GLOBAL  AT  ALL!  WHAT  YOU  MR.  BROWN  PUT  AT  NOAH'S  FLOOD  I  PUT  AT  THE  WORLDWIDE,  GLOBAL  FLOOD,  BROUGHT  ON  BY  SATAN  THE  DEVIL,  TRYING  TO  DESTROY  THE  EARTH,  THAT  GOD  HAD  BEFOREHAND  PLANNED  TO  DO  HIS  GREATEST  WORK  UPON  IT  -  BRING  MORE  INTO  HIS  FAMILY,  INCREASE  HIS  GODHEAD  MIGHTILY  -  Keith Hunt

  

The gap theory has declined in popularity in recent years.


IT  HAS?  WELL  NOT  WITH  ME  IT  AIN'T  -  AS  IT  IS  THE  TRUTH  OF  THE  BIBLE,  BUT  THEN  AGAIN  MOST  OF  THE  FUNDAMENTAL  PROTESTANTS  HAVE  SUCH  A  TERRIBLE  TIME  UNDERSTANDING  THE  BIBLE;  UNDERSTANDING  SALVATION;  UNDERSTANDING  PROPHECY.  SO  THEY  ARE  ALSO  WRONG  ON  HOW  OLD  THE  YEAR  IS,  NOT  UNDERSTANDING  GENESIS CHAPTER  ONE  -  Keith Hunt


 It was one of many attempts to reinterpret Scripture to conform to a belief that was becoming popular among some scientists in the 1800s— a belief in an old earth. Unfortunately, the gap theory is inconsistent with the Bible in many ways.


NOPE!  IT  WAS  NOT  TO  TRY  AND  CONFORM  TO  EVOLUTIONISTS.  THE  SO-CALLED  GAP  THEORY,  IS  NOT  A  THEORY,  IT  IS  A  FACT  OF  THE  BIBLE.  IT  IS  NOT  INCONSISTENT  WITH  THE  BIBLE,  AS  I'VE  PROVED  HERE  IN  WHAT  I'VE  EXPOUNDED.


IT  IS  YOU  MR.  BROWN  AND  YOUR  FUNDAMENTAL  PROTESTANT  FELLOWS,  WHO  ARE  SO  FAR  OUT  WITH  MANY  FALSE  DOCTRINES,  LIKE  AS  FROM  PLANET  PLUTO.  ONE  DAY  YOU  AND  YOUR  KIND  WILL  KNOW  WHO  HAS  THE  TRUTHS  OF  THE  BIBLE;  AND  IT  AIN'T  GOING  TO  BE  YOUR  GROUP.


YES  INDEED  TIME  WILL  TELL  WHO  UNDERSTANDS  THE  BIBLE  CORRECTLY.


Keith Hunt