DBowling wrote:No... the Gap theory has always contradicted the Genesis 1 narrative.abelcainsbrother wrote:OK but you have to atleast admit that up until these modern translations changed it to "fill" the Gap Theory was true according to the KJV,so you'll just choose a different interpretation,like so many do?DBowling wrote:This highlights one of many significant Scriptural problems for the Gap Theory. As we've discussed before, God didn't tell mankind to 'replenish' the earth, in Genesis 1:28 God tells mankind to 'fill' the earth.abelcainsbrother wrote: Ask youself this,why would God tell Adam and Eve to "replenish" the earth is if there was no life before them? If there was life before them as science shows there were,why not realize the word "replenish" was right the whole time and the word "fill" is not right?
This argument for the Gap theory is built upon an archaic (from an English translation perspective) mistranslation.
Genesis 1 has never said that dry land appeared before Genesis 1:2
Genesis 1 has never said that plant life was created before Genesis 1:2
Genesis 1 has never said that animal life was created before Genesis 1:2
And the Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:28 has always meant 'fill''. 'Replenish' is an incorrect archaic English translation made by the KJV translators.
The other English translations aren't changing a true translation. They are correcting the incorrect KJV translation.
If the Gap Theory is built upon an incorrect archaic English translation of Scripture, then that is just another evidence that the Gap Theory is not consistent with what Scripture actually says.
So it comes down to just choosing a translation that says what you want it to instead of really digging into it to see who is right and who is wrong?If the KJV translation backed up by scientific evidence is correct then you are wrong.I gave you three examples of evidence that reveals to us the earth is old and that life had been around before God made and created life in Genesis 1.The scientific evidence confirms the word replenish is the correct interpretation and that fill cannot be right because we have evidence of pre-Adamite races that existed before man was created in Genesis 1 confirming this interpretation correct and the word "replenish" is correct,plus knowing the difference between the hebrew words "bara" and "asah" says life had existed before God made and created life in Genesis 1 so that it is two reasons how we know the correct interpretation.
The thing about going by your interpretation is that we must just believe what you claim without any evidence it is correct, where the way I interpret it I have atleast three examples of reasons why this interpretation is correct plus scientific evidence that confirms it is the true interpretation also. I do not have to believe my interpretion by blind faith like you do and just declare I'm right.You're just going on the words of modern translators.