“The Gap Theory”
By Dennis Coulter
The Gap theory. I don’t buy the Gap theory, but I’ll tell you what. One of the most respected teachers and probably the greatest influence in my spiritual life is Pastor R. B. Thieme. He is with the Lord now, but he did believe in the Gap theory. He wrote a book called Creation, Chaos, & Restoration. It’s the best representation of the Gap theory that I have ever read, and it’s only about 50 pages. You can see it on line if you go to R. B. Thieme ministries, click on publications and then go to creation. You can order it at no charge or give a donation. That’s the way “Bob” did things, at least, that’s the way it was when he was running the show.
Here’s my take on the subject:
Mankind is not the product of evolution, but the direct creation of God. I believe that God created the earth with the appearance of age. He did the same thing with Adam and Eve (He created them as young adults, ready to procreate) and with the wine He provided at the wedding (John 2:1).
Genesis 1:27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;”
The 1st person plural form of the verb tells us that this is not only a statement, but a discussion. The persons involved would be the Triune Godhead. i. e. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
… So God created man. The creator of all that has been created is God the Son (Hebrews 1:10 c. John 1:1).
“in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”