The Gap theory, also known as the Ruin-Restoration theory, is a form of Old Earth Creationism that accepts the creation days of Genesis as being literal 24-hour days. To account for the scientific record which shows the universe is billions of years old, the theory states that there is a gap of time in between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. This form of creationism gained widespread acceptance after it was included in the 1917 Scofield Reference Bible. By the 1950's, is was widely popular.
Gap creationists believe that science has proven beyond reasonable doubt
The following articles provide more information on the Gap Theory.
Gap Theory Interpretation of Genesis – Explanation of the Gap Theory (Offsite - Opens a New Window)
To Gap or Not to Gap - A study of Genesis 1:1-2. Opens a new window
CreationDays.dk - The Gap Theory Page - Opens a new window
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about old earth creationism, see
Old Earth Belief,
or check out the article
Can You Be A
Christian and Believe in an Old Earth?
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