Evolution is freely taught today as fact. However it is still one persons theory. Evolution has always been called Darwin’s theory of Evolution. So why do so many treat it as fact?
The reason I believe is to explain away creation. Many believe the bible’s version of creation to be false cause it doesn’t line up with what we know. We know that the earth is many millions of years old. So how does that line up with what the bible has to say?
What people don’t see is what many bible scholars know. The difference between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Lets examine this a moment.
Genesis 1:1 states “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. Gen1:2 states “and the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the earth”. Now when God creates anything it is created perfect yet we find that the earth was in darkness and without form. This is a theory that bible scholars believe explains the age difference of the earth and Gods creation of it.
The bible is basically Gods dealing with man starting from God’s creation of Adam. It doesn’t tell us much about the time before Adam other than what Ezekiel’s references of Satan’s kingdom on earth before Adam. What bible scholars teach is that God had given Satan dominion over a kingdom on earth and somewhere Satan rebelled and was cast out of heaven. When he was cast out many angels were cast out with him. It is than believed that God destroyed the earth suddenly with a flood. This is not Noah’s flood but is believed to explain the difference between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.
There is many references in Ezekiel which speaks of Satan. It examines his creation, kingdom, and ultimate sin that had him cast out. Because of God’s judgment upon him the earth was thrust into chaos. Many bible scholars believe that this was when dinosaurs lived and were destroyed quickly. Also, the earth’s climate was changed and the land masses were moved out of their places. Could this be a viable explanation for what we has happened to the earth over these many years before our time?
This is called the Gap theory. Its a theory because it cannot be fully proved and neither can evolution for that matter. What disturbs me about the theory of evolution is that the mathematics. The mathematical probabilities are way over the edge. The big bang theory just doesn’t add up.
Yes most of what we hold true and believe takes faith. We see faith all around us. When we walk into a room we don’t think about whether the light will come on when we throw the switch. We just have faith it will work even though many of us have never seen electricity we still believe it exists. What you believe about creation or evolution requires faith. From what I know about creation and evolution I prefer to believe in creation. What you believe is your choice.
This article has attempted briefly to explain the Gap theory and how it explains the difference in the age of the earth and creation. Although there are biblical references and some scientific references it cannot be fully proven. What you believe or do not believe at this point is based on faith. Faith is as it should be God doesn’t want us to know everything but trust in our faith.