I’ll pose some highly interesting and often-avoided questions in this article below. First, I want to again make it very clear (having written on many aspects of this teaching before), that fully informed Genesis Gap believers do not base the teaching on a sparse number of very questionable ideas/theories; it goes much deeper. We of this camp do believe in literally six 24-hour days that Adam’s domain was created in (“dominion” – Genesis 1:28 “subdue it”). We do not believe in any type of evolutionary theories as has been falsely claimed (the name for the type most attempted to place the Genesis Gap into, is “Theistic Evolution”). We believe Adam’s/mankind’s domain really does go back only about 6,000 to 10,000 years but not Heaven – The place of God’s Throne, the earth itself or the extremely vast universe.
(1.) If Satan appeared to Adam & Eve, lying/blaspheming against God, saying “You shall not surely die” and saying “God is afraid you’ll become like Gods” (Genesis 3:4-5), BEFORE they acted on it, who was in sin first?
(2.) We know it was man and not a fallen angel who brought death to Adam’s world – Satan now referred to as “god of this present world”; excluding Christians – (II Corinthians 4:4), if the fall of Satan and his fellow rebellious angel-followers was due to him tempting Adam & Eve, why are they loose on earth now (I Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6)?
(3.) Since hell was originally created for Satan and his fallen angels (Matthew 25:41) and yet description of hell’s creation is not found anywhere in the Genesis creation narrative, when could it have been created, generally? [if one says, “it was made for man”, this would indicate that God placed low confidence in his own created image & likeness …mankind.]
(4.) In II Peter 2:4 it says that “angels who sinned”, were “cast to hell” (described as being in “the heart/belly of the earth” – a place one descends to). When could this event have occurred and Adam not be aware of it on his own created domain, plus God coming off his rest (Sabbath) to create hell and cast the rebelling angels there (also not found in the Holy Bible)?
(5.) Last question – There are fallen angels that will be loosed by an angel with the key to “the bottomless pit, during the Great Tribulation period (described in Revelation 9:1-2); where did they come from?
I’ve asked these questions to demonstrate that the Genesis Gap teaching (or theory if you like), is not as simple as saying “these people believe there is a huge space of time between Genesis 1:1-2”. I realize people can quote Exodus 20:11, which says: “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” but, the words “made” and “created” can mean – MADE from already existing substances or CREATED from nothing. Plus, the passage would appear to be about Adam’s domain; the heavens (not capitalized), referring to the heavens we have traveled in, not to “the third Heaven” where the Apostle Paul visited, when God took him there.
Does it even pass the common-sense test to say God only began creating physical things 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in eternity past? Can Exodus 20:11 include Heaven itself (God’s Holy Abode)? Does it not say that God’s Holy Angels watched and shouted for joy as God laid the very foundations of the earth (Job 38:6-7). The questions in this last paragraph, you could say are simply ‘honorable mentions’. As far as physical evidence, how do you explain to a Sunday School kid as to why stars can be millions, billions or trillions of light-years away? Or, how do you explain to them regarding things such as ice-core samples that Dr. Scott R. Forest was directly involved in (look him up on YouTube he teaches the Genesis Gap as well); core samples revealing 750,000 years of pre-history? Think and answer in your own mind most importantly, or at least think about these things we echo from God’s Word as very strong believers in the Genesis Gap.