Looking at the fossil record we can see that it was a different world than this world we now live in is.The evidence proves the former world was a different kind of world than this world we now live in is and this is one way That Gap Theory destroys the theory of Evolution.Instead of using the fossils to prove evolution is true we take the very same fossil evidence and use them to prove the former world was a much different kind of world than this world is.This is what the fossil evidence proves,not evolution.We can actually see the kinds of life that lived in the former world eventhough some life was in the former world and this world also.We can also tell by the fossil evidence when the former world perished and the life changed to the kinds of life we have in this world also.It is taking the same evidence but looking at it from a former world perspective which confirrms this interpretation correct,despite the nay-sayers.thatkidakayoungguy wrote: ↑Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:57 amLike how the gappers will say the life in the old earth was different from that of now, though the evidence clearly says otherwise, but they'll ignore it. Not so scientific is that?Philip wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:24 pmTo me, GAP theorists cherrypick Scripture out of context to support their theory. And just think of the monumental action God would have taken to completely destroy a supposed former world, yet without any explanation as to why! Note that every catastrophe that Scripture mentions God causes to the world or man is always explained with context, the reasons for it, and the resulting impact. And yet Abel asserts such an epic event happens from one verse to the next without any explanation and using other passages out of context to support it. And destroying a previous version of this earth teaming with living creatures without explanation - and not one prophet or apostle addresses anything but the flood of Noah. And yet Gappists place immense importance upon a supposed event the Bible never clearly says even happened, much less offers any explanations about it.
And if THIS earth has any connection at all to its supposed, former destroyed state, this would seem exceptionally important, and yet, referencing such an event without any explanation would be unique in all of Scripture. Scripture spends quite a bit talking about the early earth of today, the creations put into it, and its destruction in Noah's flood - but we're to be believe the earth's predecessor, its creatures, destruction and reasons for it are never explained??? These just make GT immediately suspect - and that is before the absurd Scriptural references trotted out to support it.
And what is really interesting is that Progressive Creationism easily explains both the fossil record and an ancient earth without having to resort to the highly dubious and creative uses of Scripture to support GT, or contradicting Scripture with evolutionary contentions. The idea that our only choice is between GT and evolution to explain the fossil record is totally absurd.
And it is known neanderthals are not related to man and neither are the hominids plus they are physically more like the hominids than man is.Man is much more unique from hominids,cro-magnon and even neanderthals but it is believed humans and neanderthals mated and so lived together at the same time,but it is an assumption.As scientists are divided about what even caused neanderthals to go extinct and yet man survived.A former world that perished is a better explanation based on the evidence.2nd Peter 3:5-6 notice the phrase "world at that time was destroyed"
Since neanderthals are more like the hominids and cro-magnon than man is I can place neanderthals in the former world that perished,then when God restored the earth in the 6 days of Genesis 1 he created man and woman for this world.This also proves Jeremiah 4:25 correct about there being no man and how it is a look back in time to the earth earth becoming without form and void as I've already explained. Jeremiah4:23-28.
I don't know why it was said in this thread that they are genetically related to humans because even evolutionists know they are not and this is why they look back further in the fossil record to Parasite Eve.It is because they realize hominids,cro-magnon,neanderthals,etc are not related to man and they are physically different than man is also.This is what we would expect with the Gap Theory also do not forget it was Gap Theorists who came up with the idea of Pre-Adamite races from bible study before they were even discovered.This gets overlooked and ignored for some reason.This is a proven Gap theory scientific prediction that confirms Gap Theorists correct.