Bible Studies Post and discuss short Bible studies.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 02-24-2009, 10:43 PM
chette777's Avatar
chette777 chette777 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Philippines
Posts: 1,431
Default The Non-Evolutionary Gap Theory

I hope the following helps some of you understand a Gap view without supporting evolution.

Quote:
When many people hear Gap theory right away they think of a group of Christians ministers who support a theory of a Gap that gives room for evolutionary postulation that the earth and its creatures have been evolving. While still trying to hold on to the scriptural view of man being created sometime in the last 6 to 10 thousand years. This Theory is not only wrong but dangerous.

And as a result people have conclude there is no gap between Gen1:1 and Gen 1:2. With some scriptures they pose a great argument. But as one who studies the scriptures everyday and in discussions with other like minded men in Christ. Have discovered we don’t fully agree with these teachings of the Evolutionary Gap Theory and the No Gap Theory.

While many men have helped to promote the idea of a Gap of time between Gen 1 and 2 that do not believe in the Evolutionary Gap theory. Very few have tried to concisely put it into a one volume writing that is inline with Biblical context, Scriptural support and Scientific facts. This is a work in process and editing will be done and scriptures will be added as this work continues to it’s completion.

It is currently known as the Non-Evolutionary Gap theory, we hope to call it by a different name but for now it will do to serve the purpose of separating it from any other. The following is an unfinished work that should give a good idea what this theory is, promotes, and what it does not promote. Pros and cons are welcomed and may be sent arched@live.com to help facilitate its completion and to promote clarity of the points.

The Non-Evolutionary Gap
What is the Purpose of Creating the Earth?

The Earth is self is mentioned as a separate creation from the Heaven. What reason would God want to single out this place among any other that existed in his Heaven? And because God mentions it here and with supporting scripture we will see that the earth is indeed older than current six thousands years. Gen 1:1 and supported by Job 38:4-7 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Thereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? This shows that there were beings including Lucifer were present before the earth was created.

The next verses in Job speaks of the sea it's being bound and the creation of the Stars. so Lucifer and the other Angelic beings were actually alive before the Stars were created. Some like Kent Hovin and other young earth theorist, teach that it was at the time of the stars or the fourth day of creation, that Lucifer and the other sons of God was created. But how can they were shouting for Joy if they hadn't been created yet?

Well, They would have had to been created before the firmament and the appearance of dry land. according to the LORD's testimony in Job and Genesis Chapter one. It is best to believe he was created in eternity some time between the Heaven and the Earth Genesis 1:1

We believe that because Lucifer was around before the earth was created. That some time after a perfect heaven and earth was created Lucifer fell. Trying to exalt a throne that God never gave him Isaiah 14:12-14. Only in this world and time does he have a principality and dominion and dark powers in the heavenlies with a possible throne on earth of any kind which some claimed to be vacated to him when Adam fell. And he will try and establish during the Great Tribulation. It was this Pridefulness that led to his fall and the destruction of the original earth.

So, what was Lucifer doing on the Earth?

Well the whole context of the Bible is to the glorification of the Son of God, and the whole of the books of Scripture is cumulated in the Establishment of a Throne for the Lamb. Throughout the Bible we have seen that God wants men to be the servants of his Son. God chose a particular man to produce a nation to receive the Oracles of God, Israel, then a multitude of Gentiles to praise and glorify the Son, Lamb, Jesus Christ through faith. We will cover the creation of man a little later. But the completion of the Bible lets us se this purpose in action by way of Prophecy in the final chapters of Revelation.

Now, if the Throne on Earth has been God's plan from Eternity which is what all scriptures point too, a throne in eternity. Even Jesus verifies this point when he said, “ Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39 the whole of Scriptures speak of the glory and the kingdom to be given to Jesus Christ. Which ends in him on a glorious throne in a glorious city in the fullness of the eternal kingdom.

There is a possibility that God knowing all things asked his most powerful and anointed cherub Lucifer to get involved in it's construction of a throne which will be housed in the New Jerusalem in the future. It was this Throne that stumbled Lucifer in his pride. It was his pride that brought God’s judgement on the Earth with a flood of waters.

We do not believe that Lucifer was on the earth creating all sorts of gigantic race of reptiles or any other such creatures that modern science tries to prove with Evolution. We can only connect Lucifer with a throne by scriptures at this point in eternity.

Henceforth, we find Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. You will notice the word waters is plural. There is not land to separate the waters so why the plural use of the word?

Again you will notice that God is light, and in the end Revelation 21-22 there is no darkness because God is light. Originally there was no darkness for in purity and perfection of heaven there is only light in God’s presence. This Darkness too was brought in by Lucifer’s sin. Darkness go hand in hand with sin and there are too many Bible verse to list here. The point being darkness began before the 6days creation and none of us are in disagreement about that. But it had to appear some time before the 6 day creation purpose and in the beginning God created.

On the note of the Firmament, it was created to keep the Darkness contained. Once the firmament was created, it became a barrier or separation between God and his six day creation. Which God could not declare it was good that day. Though later he would declare all he had made to be good. The reason is it declared good in vs 31 is that it serves a purpose and the good will of God.

We believe from the creation on the first night and day when God called forth for light and God established a 24 hour day as we call it 12 night time hours and12 daylight hours. That God had a new purpose proposed for the now desolate earth.

During the following days after the firmament God separated the earth from the sea, created all the fish in the seas, the birds of the air, the beasts of the fields and all creeping things. But if God had stopped there, what was the purpose of establishing 24 hour days and creating all sorts of animal and insect life?

The answer is God had a purpose in creating the earth from the beginning and he was now re-establishing that purpose. But his time with an added twist He created a being in their own image. Which tells us that no other being was like man. So the earth in its current form is for man. For what need does God have for sun and moon and stars to shed light and tell of seasons and times? None.

So the whole of the six day creation was for the purpose of housing a new creature, Man and to continue the original plan of God to establish a throne for his Son, the Lamb, the Word our Lord Jesus Christ. This was God purpose in creating the Earth from Eternity was to glorify His Son. Revelation reveals that he will do it still. The earth is older than the current six thousand year creation. Because Lucifer and the others sons of God were there when if was first established in Gen 1:1. God mentions the Earth only because He has a special purpose for the earth and that purpose is to Glorify His Son and Establish His Throne on it for all eternity.

Where did the fossil record come from?

Very simply, Science where science confirms the Bible should be used for establishing this. We are in total agreement with the teaching of others that there is a fossil record of creatures well beyond normal sizes of today’s species.

No problem, these creatures lived along side man from Adam until the flood and the fossil record is a recording for man that God did indeed flood the earth a second time for the purpose of destroying wicked men and a demonic race of beings called the Nephilim or giants men of renowned.. One thing we don’t agree with on the Non Gap guys is that the Sons of God in Gen 6 are of the godly line of Seth. And they were matting with the daughters of Cain.

There were no such people for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All men including all but one of Seth’s thousands of Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were destroyed. If his line was so godly then why didn’t God spare them or the whole earth for that matter? Because they did not exist.

The sons of God are under every reference were Satan and his angels. They were there trying to procreate with man and successfully they created giants. They may have been involved in other experimentation, which modern man is only now dabbling in, genetics. Which resulted in other types of creatures like Satyrs, Mermaids, Harpies and the like, that we find mentioned throughout world mythology. The purpose of this mixing of the son of God and the daughters of men was to spoil the seed by which the saviour would come. Even after the flood we see the rise of Giants again in an attempt once again to spoilt the seed of man by which Christ would be born. This second flood did not result in another creation or recreation but just of a re-establishing of man and beast via Noah.

In Peters books he mentions the flood specifically because God is using his natural Cross referencing for man to see that in 2Pe 2:5 he is speaking of Noah’s flood. But you will see another of God’s cross reference which does not speak of Noah’s flood. But speaks of the Old earth being covered in water

2Peter 3:4-7 all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation (Gen 1:1). For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

The Beginning of Creation before the six day purpose found in Gen 1:1. That world was overflowed with water and that world perished (no longer existed). And the world that is now remains for the fire at the end of the Millennial reign of Christ. The Heavens earth, which are now, were created during the six days creation. The world today was made and completed in the Six days. But the world that then was no man ever seen it until after if was covered in water just as it was said in Gen1:2. So when Peter pens these words he is showing us that the first world was covered in water and the world that wa created is reserved for the fire for which it will melt away

So the fossil record is a record of God flooding the earth because of wickedness and demonic activities that had taken over the man and earth. It is not evidence for millions of years of Evolution. It is evidence of a flood that happened some 4000 plus years ago. That is where the fossil record comes from.

But the world that was before the six days creation, was covered in water in eternity for we find the Sprit of God hovering over it in Gen 1:2. And it was covered in water because Lucifer who had been building a throne took it for himself, and tried to thwart the purpose of God to exalt and glorify his Son. And that is Satan’s purpose today to thwart that kingdom and that throne from ever being established.

The conclusion is simple as to what a Non-Evolutionary Gap The Heaven and Earth were created perfect. Sometime during that creation in Gen 1:1 The sons of God or angelic beings wee created. Sometime before the Spirit of God is found hovering over the earth, Lucifer had tried to exalt a throne he called his throne. The only place a throne is mentioned to be established is here on earth. And it is the final resting place of God eternal throne which already exists upon the cloud in heaven Job 26:9.

Then God created the current world in six days, and later he flooded it with water to kill the inhabitants of that time including some sons of God, only to allow Noah to bring forth the creatures that God had chosen with him and his sons to repopulate the earth. Now we are still living in that creation waiting for the return of our Lord to gather us together with him nevermore to leave him, and he finishes his purposes for this current earth, at which time it will flee from his face along with the current first and second heaven which is held in the firmament. At which Time God will create a new Earth and place upon it a glorious city and within that City the Throne of God for which God will glorify his sons and the Son glorify God. Amen.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

The King James Bible Page SwordSearcher Bible Software

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®, Copyright vBulletin Solutions Inc.

Website © AV1611.Com.
Posts represent only the opinions of users of this forum and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the webmaster.

Software for Believing Bible Study

 
Contact Us AV1611.Com