As we continue on, let us consider again verses 2 – 4 of the first chapter of Genesis:
“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. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
From the darkness came light at the call of the Creator. No believer doubts this claim. That said, when we take these passages together, along with some technical insights that have came about in recent years, we find a stunning alternative to the Gap Theory.
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The Gap Theory is a notion which posits that there is a gap or break – spanning an unknown period of time – in the line of events described in the first two verses of Genesis. The idea was first suggested in the early 1800s by Thomas Chalmers, and though speculative, it has been supported by such commentators as G.H. Pember, D.G. Barnhouse, G. Campbell Morgan and others. By their reasoning, theorists envision an initial, complete creation and a primordial earth populated by ancient life and a pre-adamic race of man. During this time, they say the angel Lucifer fell, who then lashed out and destroyed the initial creation, ultimately leaving it an empty wasteland. Is it so though…
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Among the many controversial passages of the opening chapters of Genesis, the second verse of the first chapter stands out as a particularly provocative one. What does the phrasing “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” allude to? Is it a straightforward, literal remark, or is it to be taken as a hint of something deeper?
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The fact that we see design throughout life shouldn’t surprise us if we realize that there is a designer behind it all. This universe is no accident, nor is the life that resides in it. Design is evident, and with that we have a first and compelling argument for the existence of a transcendent creator God. The way Genesis presents this God also appears to preemptively oppose the coming false interpretations of His being and creation. Continue reading “Compartmentalizing Genesis”
For some, belief comes easy. Others however – much like who I was at the start of my walk with God – require a booster of tangible evidence to jump start their walk down the path of righteousness. For those who lie somewhere in between, comfort can be found in the clear declaration of design seen across our universe.
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As human beings, we go through life with a desire – a yearning even – for something tangible, something solid upon which to anchor our positions, and worldviews are born from this search…
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Do you have a defense for your faith? Could you give a reason for your belief to those who don’t share it, indeed those who may be viciously opposed to it? Now, whether you possess such a defense or remain unprepared to offer an explanation for your faith, one more consideration remains…
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Now, as with so much else, it has become fashionable over the years to reject the Christian faith. While some reject it wholesale – dismissing the belief system as nothing more than a useless emotion-fueled vestige of yesteryear – others however take a more measured stance concerning it, and in many cases, do more damage than those who simply abandon religion.
Continue reading “In The Beginning, Part 2”
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Just as God did so then, blowing the dark away with warm, revealing illumination, so too was what He did in me several years ago now.
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To be clear, I’m certain that most educators do not possess sinister ambitions in regard to their pupils, nor do they have much choice in what they teach or how they teach it. That duty tends to lie in the hands of those above them, controlled by various boards and councils and governmental bodies.
Continue reading “A Systematic Elimination, Part 2”