Some Holy Bible teachers state that death of any kind did not exist before Adam broke covenant with God, by eating the fruit that did indeed bring more extensive death into the world and more-importantly that brought spiritual death to mankind. This is their attempt to bring the dinosaur age together with the age of Adam's/mankind's domain (Genesis 1:26-28), which became fallen due to man's sin. Many Christians are very puzzled by such huge numbers of fossilized creatures being found (these are pre-Adamic, prehistoric). Many also wonder where the tempters of mankind came from, which we of the "Genesis Gap" camp, believe are directly tied to the extinction of these creatures that the fossilized remains of which, look absolutely monstrous and vicious. Others may generally wonder where evil came from that caused us to live in this fallen world.

Looking at and studying the Genesis Gap Bible teaching as one on Old Earth Creationism is correct. Please know that I DO NOT however, believe in theistic evolution or geological ages for each of the days God created. No, I believe the 6 days in which God created the heaven and the earth were literal days and that the domain given to Adam is literally only 6 to 10 thousand years old. God's own habitation Heaven (The Actual Holy of Holies) Is without beginning and without end. As far as when God created the angels who are with them, some may have been created at certain times and others at yet other times but the Book of Job 38:7 says the Angels sang and The Sons of God (mightiest of the angels), shouted for joy, when God created the very footings and cornerstone of the earth. The study of an angelic, pre-Adamic earth should be highly interesting to those who seek to know more about this aspect of creationism (two links to my video and audio on this, are at bottom of this article).

Regarding Bible believers who state that absolutely nothing died before man sinned and brought physical and spiritual death, we should start with the fact that God said to Adam and Eve to consume anything they desired in the Garden of Eden. This was with exception of fruit from "The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil", that he warned them, would bring them immediate spiritual death if they ate fruit from it (the “sin nature” would result). I will also mention that God created herbs and other edible things with seeds inside them, before Adam and Eve's fall, so that they could continue to produce on Earth "after their own kind".

This means parenting plants would temporarily lose their seeds in excrement waste, after being consumed by animals or humans, producing new plants. In other cases, plants die naturally and the seed, once dead, scatters and springs up into more plants. Did any of the animals before Adam sinned, consume other smaller animals with lesser strength, which are usually the kinds that rapidly multiply? Or did all animals consume vegetation and fruit as will happen during Christ's future Millennial Reign (Isaiah 65:25)? If so, doesn't this still mean plant life had its degree of death, before replenishing from dead seed? This may seem like a small or even knit-picking point but, it still holds importance enough to sincerely ponder.

In 1 Corinthians 15:34-36, it says: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, how are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die"

Free streaming Video and Audio:

https://youtu.be/esNVDet77hE (Video)
https://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/21681439 (Audio)

Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies. Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).