I’ve heard some people say that there is a gap between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. And not just any gap…a gap the size of billions of years. This gap is said to be a safe haven for dinosaurs and billions of years of accumulated soil deposits to hide. There’s no reason to hide the existence of dinosaurs and soil deposits, because they are clearly explained in Genesis 6-11.
Genesis 6:5-7 describes a literal worldwide flood that killed all air-breathing animals and people except those that were on board the ark. Since we have the Chrono-genealogies for the men from Adam to Abraham, we know that this flood occurred about 4500 years ago.
- Confirmed by Jesus’ words (Matthew 24:35-39)
- Confirmed by 2 Peter 3:5-6
- Confirmed by 1 Peter 3:20
The gap view suffers from the same shortcoming that was discussed in sections 2, 3, and 6. Since there was no death before Adam sinned, then the deaths of animals and people had to have happened after that time. Their deaths were recorded in the sedimentary rocks laid down during the flood of Noah’s day. There’s no need for a gap.
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