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    The gap theory contradicts the following scriptural references:

Genesis 1:31

    1. In Genesis 1:31 we read that at the close of the sixth and final day of creation, "God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good." God could not have stated that everything He had made was very good if Satan had fallen, sin had marred creation, and a first creation had been destroyed by that time.

Romans 5:12

    2. In Romans 5:12 Paul writes, "By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin." Through Adam's sin death came into this world. Scripture does not support the idea of the previous death and destruction of an entire former creation on earth.

Genesis 2:2

    3. In Genesis 2:2 the Hebrew text states "And the earth was without form," not became. Was links verse two to verse one, meaning this was the condition on the first day of creation before God created the light, order, and beauty which we observe in His finished creation.

Exodus 20:11

    4. In Exodus 20:11 God declares, "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day." Here Scripture states clearly that both the initial creation of heaven and earth, and all forms of matter and life in them, took place in the six days of creation specified in Genesis One.

The four verses of Scripture mentioned above reject the gap theorists' presentation.

 

And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

- Genesis 1:31

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

- Romans 5:12

And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.

- Genesis 2:2

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

- Exodus 20:11

 

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