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Old 03-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Winman Winman is offline
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The creation accounts in Gen 1 and 2 argue against your Gap Theory. According to your theory, the earth was destroyed and laid waste between Gen 1:1 and 1:2.

"And the earth was without form, and void'

Gappers argue that "without form" means destroyed. And this is one meaning of the word. But the primary definition is formlessness, without features.

But we see God using the word "formed" in several verses.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

So here the LORD God formed man, every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air from the ground. But this previously "unformed" ground was not lying in a state of destruction or even waste.

Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

So, at least here in Gen chapter 2, the ground was not some destroyed wasteland as Gappers claim the earth was in Gen 1:2. It was producing every plant of the field, and every herb of the field. And there was water available too, as a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

Last edited by Winman; 03-14-2009 at 11:06 AM.