Theistic evolution, by its sheer nature, must at the very least draw inferences that are merely speculation from the text of the Genesis account of creation by necessity. The gap theory creates inconsistencies with God’s creation of the heavens, the earth, and all that is in them in six days. The gap theory and its variants, and theistic evolution both seem to be people’s attempts to bring the Bible in part to the whims of science, ever changing from study to study, instead of science bringing their disciplines in line with the Word of God.
“. . .God is not a man that He should lie” (NKJV, Numbers 23.19), and “is a jealous God” (NKJV, Exodus 20.5), and one of the things that God is acutely sensitive about is His creation. Romans 1.18-35, is God’s reaction to an unbelieving mankind to what He has created for our enjoyment, and the resulting curse, or failure to observe natural law, in failing to recognize Him as the creator. Our country is full of the results of that curse and the underlying diseases that accompany the lifestyle.
The failure to recognize the creator’s role in the creation of all things is the ultimate violation of the natural laws of the universe. Jesus agreed: "You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (NKJV, John 8.32). The Bible is an integrated messaging system from an extraterrestrial God with 66 separate books, penned by 40 individual authors over thousands of years, which provably had its origin outside the time domain. (Missler 357)
I believe strongly that there is nothing in the Genesis account which requires a theory above God’s successive six days of creation, be it theistic evolution or the gap theory. The United States Supreme Court in a 1963 ruling banned formal prayer and Bible reading in public schools which in effect made it illegal to teach God’s creation along with the evolution theory which has been proven false by DNA.
The failure to examine all the evidence is either myopic or an outright anti-Christian bias. For the children who have been, and are being raised in front of godless television and educated in a government created space free from the Word of God is one of the greatest slaps in the face of God.
God’s is in control as we can learn from this statement, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure.” (Psalm 2.1-5). For America and the world, I see “the times of Jacob’s trouble” coming down the road. (NKJV, Jeremiah 30.7)
I hope that you've enjoyed the conversation on Gap Theory. There are many academics who have a different opinion on this subject that we can respect on other issues. The Bible is the final authority on any subject. It is the only book that puts out its bad side as well as its good side for all to see. I can respect that and learn from the mistakes made hopefully. God's blessings to each of you as we go forward.
Missler, Chuck. Cosmic Codes. Couer d’Alene: Koinonia House Publishing. 2011. P. 357. Print.
New King James Version, The Scofield Study Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.