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September 22, 2007 

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Q: Did Jesus allow for a gap?

A: If you carefully study the words of Jesus, He made it plain that there can’t be a gap of billions of years between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.

In Mark 10:6, Jesus said, “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female.” In these very words, Jesus clearly teaches that Adam and Eve were created in “the beginning of the creation”—not after billions of years had passed. Also, the expression “beginning of the creation” rules out any “re-creation” or “second start” as taught by many gap theorists.

The main reason that people try to place a gap between the first two verses of Genesis is to accommodate the supposed billions of years for the earth’s age. When one does this, he is essentially placing more faith in secular (i.e., without God) understanding than in God’s infallible Word.

Jesus made it plain that such a compromise cannot be done! And we should follow His understanding and His words—because, after all, He is the author of creation and the Word made flesh!

For more information, see The gap theory—an idea with holes?

This week on

September 15: News to Note, September 15, 2007  <>
September 17: The Chimp Connection?  <>
September 17: The heavens declare  <>
September 18: Reclaiming God’s Truth—Reforming our Culture  <>
September 19: Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria: An Example of Evolution in Action?  <>
September 20: The New Answers Book, chapter 7: Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove the Bible?  <>
September 21: Feedback: Saved by grace … and evolution?  <>

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