La última parte de la enseñanza sobre las razones por la Brecha entre Génesis 1.1 y 1.2 ya está disponible para bajar desde el sitio www.av1611audio.com. O puede seguir los vínculos aquí…

The Gap (#3b): Ten Reasons Why the Gap is a Fact [pdf & mp3]

by Greg Kedrovsky

This is the second part of a lesson on the ten biblical reasons why there has to be a Gap between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. You may have noticed that since the last post I’ve added a reason (The Gap #3a was “Nine Reasons Why…”). I added one more; the more the merrier, right? :-)

The link to the pdf is the full set of notes that covers the material in both audio files. However, because of time constraints, while teaching I skipped a lot of what I have written in the notes. If you want the entire study, you’ll need to download the PDF.

If all the links and stuff are confusing… here they are in one place:

  1. PDF (full written notes) of Ten Reasons Why the Gap is a Fact
  2. First mp3 covering the first three of the ten reasons (last week / last post).
  3. Second mp3 covering the final seven reasons (this week / this post)

There has to be a gap of time between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. Many people want to refer to the Gap as a “theory,” but it’s not. These ten biblical reasons prove that the Gap is a fact:

  1. The Polysyndeton of Genesis 1: God repeats the word “and” to draw our attention to important words and phrases.
  2. The Words of Genesis 1.1-2: Words like “created” in verse 1 don’t go well with words like “without form and void” in verse two. Something happened!
  3. The Darkness of Genesis 1.2: If God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all, then where did the darkness come from in Genesis 1.2?
  4. The Waters of Genesis 1.2: Why is the entire creation under water in Genesis 1.2? Where did the water come from and why?
  5. The Division of Genesis 1.2: There was no division in the original creation (Gen 1.1). Division always signifies sin—the wages of sin is death, and death in the Bible is a separation (from life). Why do we see division and separation in God’s creation in Genesis 1.2 if there was no sin? Clearly there was sin!
  6. The Parallelism of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2: God shows us the world that then was (Gen 1.1) and its ruin (Gen 1.2), and then the world that now is (Gen 1.3-2.25) and its ruin (Gen 3.1-6).
  7. The New Testament and the Testimony of the Christian: In 2Corinthians 4.6 Paul draws a parallel between Genesis 1 and our salvation testimony. If there was no original sin in the Gap, then there was no original sin in Man. The Bible just doesn’t work without a Gap.
  8. Sin in the Universe: Adam’s sin affected his race and the earth. Who’s sin affected the rest of creation? It has to be Lucifer’s sin of rebellion during the Gap.
  9. The Existence of the Devil: There is no other logical place for the fall of Lucifer other than the Gap between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. His was the first sin and would have caused catastrophic destruction in the whole of creation, exactly like we see in Genesis 1.2.
  10. God told Adam to “replenish” the earth: He gave Noah the same commission because Noah was to re-populate the earth after the flood. Adam, too, was to do the same.