The syntax of Genesis 1:2 allows no gap of time, as illustrated from other biblical examples

Introduction

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth became (?) formless and void….

At the core of the gap theory is this interpretation of Genesis 1:2. Does the text indicate that something happened to the earth, after it was already created in verse 1? Is there merit to this view, that the Hebrew more correctly should read (or at least, that it possibly can read): “the earth became formless…” rather than: “the earth was formless…”? The difference is between the words “to be” and “to become.” The first simply represents a state (of being), the second indicates an event, that is a change of state that occurred. Continue reading “The syntax of Genesis 1:2 allows no gap of time, as illustrated from other biblical examples”

Are folded sedimentary rocks evidence for a young Earth? My response: Part 1

A couple years ago (on January 1, 2015) I responded in the comments section of an article posted by an old-earth geologist named Dr. Jonathan Baker, who is very passionate to show that young-earth creationist claims are contrary to the real evidence. The article was entitled: “Is folded sedimentary rock evidence for a young earth?” It was a good discussion, and I appreciate the cordiality Mr. Baker showed. Continue reading “Are folded sedimentary rocks evidence for a young Earth? My response: Part 1”

‘Rapid Growth’ During Creation Week as a Solution to the Starlight and Time Problem

Did Adam and Eve have a belly button? You may have heard this issue being caricaturized as a typical issue that churches have fought over. As silly as that would be, I believe that a tremendous amount of insight can be gained from pondering this question and others that are related to it. Doing so may just help resolve some of the outstanding problems us creationists have not yet solved. Continue reading “‘Rapid Growth’ During Creation Week as a Solution to the Starlight and Time Problem”