Is the earth really only 6,000 years old? According to Christians today who accept the “Young Earth” theory, that is what the Bible teaches in Genesis 1. However, there is another view of Genesis 1, the “Gap Theory,” which tells us that we just don’t know, either from Genesis 1 or from the Bible as a whole, when God created “the heavens and the earth.”
So In this episode we explore the “Gap Theory” of Genesis 1, and also why it is so important for us to believe that Genesis 1 gives us a historical and accurate account of the creation of “the heavens and the earth.”
Guest: Mark Jordan
Earth’s Earliest Ages (1876; revised edition, 1911)
The Scofield Study Bible 1917 Edition
Podcast: How did Jesus view the word of God?
Jesus and the Scriptures (1) https://thechristianfaith.org/podcast-1/
Jesus and the Scriptures (2) https://thechristianfaith.org/podcast-2/
John 3:12, 5:46-47: If we don’t believe Genesis, we won’t believe Jesus, either.
Genesis 1:1-2: The Biblical account of creation.
Genesis 19:26, Luke 17:32: Remember Lot’s wife!
Genesis 6:5-7, Matthew 24:37-39: The days of Noah.
Isaiah 34:6-11, esp. v. 11: God’s judgment made Edom “formless and void,” (“confusion” and “stones of emptiness,” NKJV).
Jeremiah 4:23-26: The earth being “formless and void” in Genesis 1:2 was the result of God’s judgment, His “fierce anger.”
Job 38:5-7: God’s creation of the earth caused the angels to shout for joy.
Isaiah 45:18: God did not create the earth “formless.”
Exodus 12:3, John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 5:7: Christ is Our Passover: