Bible and History
God of the Gaps
One of the things that some Christians have been guilty of in defending the truthfulness of the Bible is in using the “God of the Gaps” approach. This is an idea used by those who are not very knowledgeable of the evidence for Creation that true science has uncovered. The God of the Gaps idea is that if we don’t understand how something works then God must have done it. The problem with this approach is that science is constantly finding out more about how God’s Creation really works. That is why we need to always use the well-established evidence for design in the world. This evidence is not only available, but rapidly increasing. For instance in every strand of DNA in every cell of your body are three billion nucleotides, chemical letters, that specify every bit of your physical makeup. What has been found out thru DNA research is not only does the order of the letters specify traits, but also how the DNA is folded specifies the information that the DNA holds. If the fold is for some reason wrong, then the DNA will not give the proper instructions.
What this means in the Creation/evolution controversy is not only must evolutionists believe that all of the chemical letters of DNA somehow magically formed in exactly the right order out of dead chemicals on their own, but then they had to fold themselves in just the right way to be effective.
We don’t believe in a “God of the Gaps”, but rather a God of the evidence. Romans 1:20-23, tells us For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. God tells us here to look to His Creation to see the evidence for what He has done.