R Franklin Papers

R Franklin Papers

Papers written by Robert Franklin on various Bible subjects in his pursuit of Advanced Degrees from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Gap Theory of Genesis 1: Creation and “Old Earth”

This paper will argue that the Bible and geological evidence support the interpretation of a gap of an unknown duration between Genesis 1:1 and 1:3 that results in the perspective of an old earth. [To make this article easier to find, this article uses the phrase “Gap Theory of Genesis 1”.] Introduction The doctrine of creation is a broad topic. According to John C. Lennox, it is also “a very controversial topic. Disagreement about it has been rather acrimonious at…