In Genesis Chapter 1, verse 2 it says God said, “Let there be light sand there was light”. The majority take this to be the creation of the sun, but it’s not – take a look at verse 16, it is clear in that it says God made two great lights, namely the sun to rule the day, and the moon to rule the night, He also made the stars and set them in the firmament of heaven. This is the 4th day.
So what light was there in verse 2?
Take a look at Revelation 21 – 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
The verse that lays the Gap Theory to rest :
Genesis chapter 2, verse 4 – “These are the generations of the HEAVENS AND OF THE EARTH when they were created.
Interesting fact is that God planted two trees in the centre/middle (the midst) of Eden, namely the tree of life – anyone that ate of its fruit lived forever, the other tree was called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – anyone who ate of its fruit lost their childlike innocence. When God forced Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden He did so under the context that they wouldn’t eat of the tree of life because then they would’ve lived forever.
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Where was the Garden of Eden situated? A river ran out of Eden to water it and it parted as it flowed out and formed four tributaries – Genesis 2:10-12. these first tributary was named Pison and it compassed the whole land of Havilah where there was gold, bdellium and onyxstone, the second tributary was Gihon and compassed the land of Ethiopia, the third tributary was Hiddekel and flowed towards the east of Assyria (current day Iraq), the fourth tributary was the Euphrates.