Day 6 Man Bridging the Gap – Answering Questions
If you are like me you have heard of the gap theory or at least some version of the gap theory. The version passed down through dispensationalism tends to be that the Earth was created for the angels. They screwed it up. YHWH fixed it and then planted man.
While this might be what happened let’s look at inserting (don’t gasp) another round of beings before Adam.
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.”27 So God created humankind in his own image;
in the image of God he created him:
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Here! Throughout the whole earth I am giving you as food every seed-bearing plant and every tree with seed-bearing fruit. 30 And to every wild animal, bird in the air and creature crawling on the earth, in which there is a living soul, I am giving as food every kind of green plant.” And that is how it was. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good. So there was evening, and there was morning, a sixth day.
Just to start with God created them which implies multiples of females and males. Couples if you will. Which does make sense since if God did not create more than one set of couples then later when He instills a prohibition against incest it would mean He has changed. And God does not change.
Numbers 23:19New International Version (NIV)
19 God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
Hebrews 13:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
“I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed
David Carrico does a good job explaining why this theory is a likely explanation for the introduction of day 6 man. He includes 7 questions you need to answer if you are going to argue against his position at the end.
Day 6 Man Pre Adamic Race
Whether you agree with what they talk about or not, there is a good deal of information around about other beings existing before man. The angels at the very least and then there was the planet Rahab mentioned in Job that explodes.
Day 6 Man Moving Forward
From my world view this answers questions I had about who Cain married. And makes a lot more sense to me than the angels living here. Angels move between dimensions why would they need a closed environment to survive? Who knows perhaps we are just one group in a series of human beings. Maybe the angels are the beings that survived from a pre day 6 man creation. Could it be that once our 7 days are complete that God will create a new set of beings? Will we be like the angels and watching them?