The “Gap Theory” or “Ruin-Reconstruction” Theory

March 19, 2010 at 9:52 AM 3 comments

Johnson's forthcoming book

A friend of mine – Gaines R. Johnson – has spent years writing a number of very good articles for his website and I am very glad to say that he has opted to put them into book form.  Most have heard of the “Gap Theory,” otherwise known as “Ruin-Reconstruction.”  In spite of some of the charges against it, I believe that it is a very viable theory.  Gaines would say that the theory is written in stone, as well as ice and other materials of the earth.

For those who have been taught that the “Gap Theory” is based on an allegorical view of Scripture, the only thing I can say to that is that Johnson delves into allegory not one iota.  In fact, there is absolutely no need to venture off into the uncharted and unverifiable area of allegory.  It simply does not enter the picture.  I would also like to point out that when I was doing my undergraduate work at Philadelphia College of Bible (now Philadelphia Biblical University), we studied the “Gap Theory” then, and it was never based on, nor included a foray into allegory.

Johnson points to too many particulars and specifics that certainly seem to provide us with an accurate picture of what could have taken place.  The “Gap Theory” is not without evidence and Johnson takes pains to provide us with the evidence that exists in the fossil record and before.

I will keep you folks posted on this very worthwhile and upcoming book.  In the meantime, if you cannot wait, then head on over to Johnson’s website and read the articles yourself:

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  • 1. J.R. Jenkins  |  January 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I have Mr. Johnson’s premiere book you mention above. The credibility he brings in support of the ruin-reconstruction position is impressive. Only an experienced geologist, as Mr. Johnson is, could bring this kind of comprehensive knowledge of Scripture with his knowledge of the geologic record and marry both of them together could make the case. He has succeeded in persuading me that the Earth is vastly older and had a prior kingdom and ruler to manage it. Sin and rebellion are ancient evils that did not start with Adam and Eve upon this earth. There was an “Act I” before there was an “Act II” of Adam and Eve and when Jesus returns to earth there will be an “Act III.” The book is a must read for anyone who seeks to understand what it truly means when God says, “In the beginning…” for if we understand the beginning we will better understand the end.


    • 2. modres  |  January 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

      Johnson definitely brings credibility to the theory and like you, I find his reasoning difficult to counter. In fact, it makes perfect sense. Thanks for writing.


  • 3. John Baptist  |  August 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    This book, when combined with Apollyon Rising 2012, are lethal to the enemy in Jesus name. What makes me sad is to realize that the vast majority of “so called” christianity doesn’t “get it”. To make matters worse, the Great Delusion with be a multifaceted onslaught of all things we ‘believe’ we know and will topple the vast majority of “christian” belief systems due to ignorance. Toss in a little UFO and cosmic space travel into the mix without realizing these are pre-adamic fallen angels turned DEMON and we got us one HELL of a problem coming in the next few years. The lights are now ON IN THE BAR, put down your drinks and get on with the JESUS DOING WORK. Do for you KING. Stop reading adn start DOING. – IN JESUS NAME


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