Contrasting The Major Creation Models
Logical Faults and Strengths

Theory Description Justification Logical Faults Strengths
Day-Age This model is structured on the premise that each of the "days" in the Genesis narrative represent a period of 1000 years. "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."
2 Peter 3:8 KJV
If each day was 1000 years long, the plant life made on the 3rd Day would have been in the dark for 1000 years until there was sunshine made on 4th day.

7000 years inadequate time for geologic processes.

Young-Earth The young Earth model proposes that the universe did not come into existence until about 6000 years ago, and that the "days" are literal 24 - hour days. Also, that the Earth's sediments and oil deposits were produced by Noah's flood. "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Exodus 20:11
The Young Earth model cannot explain the antiquity of the Earth's Geology as determined by Radio Dating, the fossil record and other observations. Adheres to the literal years count of Patriarchs from Adam onward.

Allows for literal 7 days Creation.

Old-Earth/Theistic Evolution A blend of secular opinion and the Bible promoting Natural Selection and evolution, stating that God was the initiator and guide in the process. Also called "Process Creation", "Progressive Creation", "Intelligent Design". Promotes idea that the Bible's 7 days closely correspond with natural history. Scientifically proven antiquity of the Earth's natural history based on observations. Cannot account for a literal Adam and Eve.

Idea that Bible days correspond with natural history falsified by fact that evolution holds that sea life came before plant life on land, while Bible's 7 days actually state just the opposite.

Meets the demands of Radio Dating and current scientific theory.
Organic Evolution Theory The basic theory as advocated by Darwin in his book, "Origin of the Species", and championed by Thomas Huxley, that all present life forms are the end result of a natural process, emanating originally from a microorganism.  Accepted scientific theory based on observations without appeals to Divine creation. Completely rejects the notion of Biblical Creation. Meets demands of Secular Science and all non believers.
Old-Earth Creation Ruin-Reconstruction (Genesis Gap Doctrine)


This model is a refinement of the so called "Gap Theory",  and proposes that God created the universe in the ancient past, that it was tainted with Death by the rebellion of Lucifer early in its history, and was eventually ruined. God then regenerated the heavens and earth in six literal 24 - hour days, about 6000 years ago. The Earth was already present before the start of the 7 days (see Genesis 1:2)

Bible declares previous world was here before the present one (see 2 Peter 3:5-7)

None. As documented on this website. Meets the requirements for both an old Earth (according to Geology) and a literal 7 - day creative event including literal Adam.

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