I don't want to think of this thread as a gang up on YEC thread but I do think it is a good thing to point out areas of disagreement with YEC and the problems that I have realized about it.
I can understand how if you read Genesis 1 and focus on it you will probably believe the earth is young and that God created the earth in a chaotic state and then decorated it.I can see how a person can think this however of you take the bible as a whole then these interpretations become a problem and contradicts what other parts of the bible say this is why I say that the YEC interpretation comes from a weak understanding of God's word.If you do believe God created the earth in a chaos state like in Genesis 1:2 and then decorated it you are ignoring other parts of the bible and besides this it makes God look weak because we know when things are created they are new and over time then sustain normal wear and tear and even damage.
Besides because of zircon crystals in the earth they are changing the scientific consensus that the earth started out as a molten lave hell as it developed by evolution into the earth we now have.But zircon crystals are showing the earth had water on it with oceans as far back as science can look and from the beginning and this would give credence to God not creating the earth in a chaotic state and then decorating it but it was brand new which is why the morning stars and the sons of God shouted for joy Job 38:7.Why would they shout for joy over a chaotic earth from the beginning?Also this would also include Lucifer shouting for joy too as Lucifer was a good angel in his beginning,he later rebelled against God.http://news.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbiltma ... y-thought/
But also no where in the days of creation do they mention angels being created and yet angels are althroughout the bible both good angels and fallen angels but to be a YEC one must assume and make angels fit into one of the days of creation but then have Lucifer rebel against God only a short time after this when Adam and Eve were place in the garden of Eden and Satan was already there trying to decieve them so that YEC's exclude the whole rebellion process of Lucifer to Satan and just imagine it happened just for the sake of the YEC interpretation that does not even mention it or talk about it,it is pure speculation and all to hold to a young earth.
When if you take the bible as a whole and do a biblical study on angels,Lucifer,his rebellion,and what led to his rebellion this is where the gap theory really shines because you do not have to assume and you realize and know that angels were created before any type of creation of the heavens and earth but also Lucifer rebelled too and when you have a former world that he ruled over and his pride caused him to want to be the most high so he started trying to be God,even tried to create his own life like God did but failed but you realize his rebellion led to the former world perishing and it did.
Hebrews 12:2-3 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,despising the shame,and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2nd Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,lest the light of this glorious gospel of Christ,who is the image of God,should shine unto them.