The pre-Adamic race GAP theory explains it all:
- Where lost souls come from?
- Where the demons come from?
- When did Satan fall from the Heavens?
- How did 1/3 of the angels fall with Satan?
- Why do the Bible tells us TWO creation stories?
- Why was earth created staples and void (this brings to perspective flat earth vs a globe as well)?
- Why do the Bible tells us TWO flood narratives?
- Age of earth?
- The disappearing of the dinosaurs and why where no dinosaurs in Noah’s ark?
- The whole doctrine of Original sin and its coming into man’s flesh?
Just try to explain the above without pre-Adamic race GAP theory and you will see for yourself…
John Bartlett [11/29/2015 9:20 AM]
What Bible is the snapshot from?
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 9:21 AM]
This is a question for one Rick Wadholm Jr but sure looks like earldy edition Geneva print http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Bible/Bibles/Historic.htm
Henry Volk [11/29/2015 9:27 AM]
I used to be a gap-theorist, in fact that’s how I was raised. I think it’s a far superior position than creationism. However, I think it has flaws hermeneutically. The more I read Aquinas and Augustine, the more convinced I am that an evolutionary framework can be reconciled with a Christian worldview.
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 9:29 AM]
Gap creationism was popularized by Thomas Chalmers, a 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” 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
Henry Volk [11/29/2015 9:31 AM]
John Kissinger have you ever checked out the Recovery Version of the Bible?
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 9:43 AM]
yeah, someone mentioned it earlier last year and I was supposed to write a review – what about it? anything more specific?
Henry Volk [11/29/2015 1:39 PM]
As far as I am aware, it is the only translation that translates Gen 1:2 as, “And the earth became void and waste.”
John Ruffle [11/29/2015 3:18 PM]
Gap theory conveniently explains away faith in God’s Word, enabling folks to stay in the comfort zone of unbelief. Biblically, it’s nonesense. Take another look at young earth, Pangaea and plate tectonics theories instead.
Ricky Grimsley [11/29/2015 3:51 PM]
Wow john ruffle. Thats a pretty closed minded statement.
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 3:52 PM]
Henry Volk it’s certainly NOT the only one; Young’s literal even goes further explaining the literal Hebrew tense of “the earth hath existed waste and void” – continually in the long and progressive perfected past
Ricky Grimsley [11/29/2015 4:11 PM]
@ John Ruffle how can u you say it takes less faith to believe the gap theory? Really pick on Henry Volk. He believes evolution.
John Ruffle [11/29/2015 4:20 PM]
What’s Biblios got to say in reply?
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 4:24 PM]
I believe I can fly 🙂
Ricky Grimsley [11/29/2015 4:33 PM]
I wonder does any one in hear believe in a flat earth?
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 4:34 PM]
so I touched on the issue atop b/c it is somewhat relevant to early holiness movement – at least it made sense to them in Zion City
Allen Benton [11/29/2015 4:49 PM]
Why explain about what’s not “written”? There’s plenty written a bout to teach!
John Kissinger [11/29/2015 5:10 PM]
the phrase “without form” kind of is in v 2 so we try to explain. It can be seen from these passages what the condition of the earth was in Gen. 1:2. God did not originally create the earth in such a waste and ruined condition. It is stated in Isa. 45:18 that He did not create the earth tohuw (vain, waste, desolate), yet in v 2 it is this way. Therefore, we conclude that the earth was made perfect, dry land, beautiful, and inhabited originally, and that later it became empty, waste, and a ruin because of sin (Dt. 32:4; Eccl. 3:11)
Bob Collins [11/29/2015 6:49 PM]
You know I love discussing many things but there is so much I don’t know and the older I get, I have discovered the less I know, but I know John 3:16,17; Rom. 10:9,10-13 and the rest of it I will find out when Jesus fulfills John 14…I live on this side of the cross, whatever happened on the other side, even though awesome and challenging, has nothing to do with what was accomplished at Calvary and His resurrection. Be blessed.
John Kissinger [11/30/2015 9:34 AM]
WHEN ELSE did Satan+ 1/3 of the angels fall from the Heavens? Timothy Carter