Genesis 1:1-2 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." I do this in order to provoke and stimulate your thinking and your conversation and not in anyway to argue with anyone. First and foremost I am Creationist. IMO, evolution is the silliest explanation ever devised to explain why we are here..........again, IMO. However there is a quandary. Here it is.......... When we take the chronological record of the Scriptures and go backwards to Adam and Eve we come to just about 6000 years of recorded time for humanity and life. Now then. When you speak with people and you are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, how do you answer their question of............ "Since recorded time is 6ooo years old, how do you explain the presence of animal and human bones and artifacts that are dated 1 million or a billion years ago??? " Now before you post your answer, look again at the verse posted to begin this thread in verse #2. "And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." Before day one and before any creation activity, there was water on the earth. Shouldn't water be one of the thing God created? So then because it is not said to be that way.........Where did the water come from????? Many years ago, several Biblical scholars came up with a theology called the "Gap Theory" to answer this paradox. It says that there was a creation before Genesis 1:1 and the water seen in verse two is from the judgment on that life which was tainted by Satan. The animals and dinosaurs we are finding now was from that 1st creation. Then in Genesis 1:1, 6000 years ago is the 7 day 24 hour a day creation we now live in. What are your thoughts???? Now remember........I am not supporting this "Gap Theory" just asking you for your thoughts. Where did the water come from????