“To be” or not “to be”

The gap theory is the erroneous belief that there is an unmentioned gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Gap theorists would like to translate verse 2 “And the earth became without form and void…” instead of “And the earth was without form and void.” Can the word really be interpreted this way?

Formless and Void

Our critic this week is Joel who has responded to my article on the gap theory.  Joel argues that there must be a gap of time between verses one and two of Genesis 1 on the basis of the phrase “without form and void” used in Genesis 1:2.  Although I already refuted...

A Big Bang – Part 3

In our previous article, we investigated the standard model (the big bang) on scientific grounds. We found that the big bang is not scientific in the sense that none of its major steps have been verified by the scientific method. However, there are things that are reasonable and true that cannot be verified by science. So we must ask, is the big bang reasonable? Are there good reasons to believe it despite its lack of scientific verification?

A Big Bang – Part 2

The big bang is a secular story of the origin of the universe. It was designed to explain the origin of stars, planets, galaxies, and even the universe itself without any need for God. The big bang is not compatible with the history recorded in Genesis. But if we didn’t have Genesis, would it be reasonable to believe in a big bang? Does the big bang have scientific merit?