And again the stuff helps Day Age creationism too to know,which is why I'm surprised certian Day Agers are reluctant to this knowledge.
Just because people believe in a Day/Age creation concept, that does not meant they must believe in either GAP or evolution. In fact, million of Christians accept the first, but reject both of the latter. FORGET about your distaste for evolution, when it comes to your evaluating GAP for it's truthfulness.
ACB: It also helps Day Age creationism to know that over 400 years ago the KJV bible was written from an old earth interpretation too, which is why I brought it up on here.I don't think they realized what I was getting at but I know how they look at the evidence too when it comes to science so I know it helps Day Age creationists with the way they interpret the evidence as far as science is concerned.
It matters not one bit whether Day / Age is true, in relationship to GAP! And if Day/Age is false, it still doesn't make GAP right or wrong! The earth could be very young and also there was NO GAP. Day/Age could well be true, but there is NO GAP!
ACB: But the KJV helps both Day Age and Gap Theory make their case that the earth is old and not young.
NO it doesn't! Only if the translation is accurate, and only if one's interpretation of it is correct. But you are nowhere near having scientific evidences that support more than an old creation - except for desperate and questionable word analysis! And analysis which modern Biblical scholars, almost to a one, dismiss this GAP fantasy. It's clear, ACB, that you think that if you could only prove that the Bible supports GAP, that people would begin to believe the Bible due to it supposedly lining up with the scientific evidences. But the scientific evidences are already so debated that their is massive conjecture about them - even amongst Christians. GAP will not convince people the Bible is true. Other thing - clearly you see GAP as an answer to evolution - which is irrelevant. So is Day/Age/Progressive Creationism.
GAP must stand on its on, but the problems it offers are massive. And if you don't have significant portion of modern Christian language scholars and scientists on board, forget about convincing "Joe Sixpack!" And that has been the issue for about a century - you're not getting any younger. FAR more important is concentrating upon evidences that convincingly point to the fact that the physical universe and life itself would be impossible without a supremely intelligent, all-powerful, eternal Presence from which all things sprang. THAT makes people start asking good questions. From an evangelical strategy, GAP is a huge waste of time and effort!