Discussion: The Gap Theory
Discussion: The Gap Theory
06670 Topic: Research Topic Selection CRST 290 Patrick Villanueva Gap Theory Thomas Chalmers, Arthur Custance, C.I. Scofield The gap theory is an early and significant attempt by Christian theologians to explain the apparent short scale of world history found in Gene
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Research Topic Selection
Thomas Chalmers, Arthur Custance, C.I. Scofield
The gap theory is an early and significant attempt by Christian theologians to explain the apparent short scale of world history found in Genesis. The most academic defense of the gap theory I found in the writings of Arthur Custance. This account of the Gap Theory is and was quite interesting as I continued to read and research this subject. I found this passage quite intriguing, “In the far distant, dateless past, God created a perfect heaven and perfect earth. Satan was ruler of the earth which was peopled by a race of “men” without any souls. Eventually, Satan, who dwelled in a garden of Eden composed of minerals (Ezekial 28), rebelled by desiring to become like God (Isaiah 14). Because of Satan’s fall, sin entered the universe and brought on the earth God’s judgment in the form of a flood (indicated by the water of Genesis 1:2), and then a global ice-age when the light and heat from the sun were somehow removed. All the plant, animal, and human fossils upon the earth today date from this “Lucifer’s flood” and do not bear any genetic relationship with the plants, animals and fossils living upon the earth today”. I’m still smiling and just shaking my head at the crazy logic of such thinking. I do believe if given the chance, I could come up with some different view to explain the ice age or dinosaur explanation, well that may be a stretch but any how!
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