Problematic Views of Creation

 

   Evolutionary scientists now claim that the earth is 4½ billion years old.

   Christians who hear this claim sometimes try to reinterpret the Bible so as to allow for these long ages (rather than question the evolutionists’ claim).

   Invariably such an approach leads to an interpretation that contradicts the clear teaching of the scriptures.

   The three most common views held by Christians who try to read long ages into the Bible are:

   Theistic Evolution: God used Evolution.

   The “Gap” Theory: There is a time “gap” between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.

   The Day-Age (“Progressive Creationist”) View:  The “days” of Genesis 1 are indefinitely long ages.