In the Beginnings: The Story of the Original Earth, Its Destruction and It’s Restoration
by Steven E. Dill
In the Beginnings is a defense of the biblical Gap Theory of Creation. This theory, once popular in the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries, has been rejected by many modern-day creationists as being without biblical or scientific support. This book takes an in depth look at both science and the Bible. It’s purpose is to show how the Gap Theory better fits the scientific and biblical facts. More importantly, its main purpose is to reach out to unbelievers who think the Bible teaches things contrary to science. The scientific facts and true biblical truths do not contradict. The basic assumption of the author is that God is smart enough and powerful enough and sovereign enough to make His works and His Words agree. Because God reveals His invisible attributes in His handiwork, the author uses both God’s Word and His work to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Steven Dill, once a staunch evolutionist, began investigating creationism after becoming aware of some scientific facts that seemed incompatible with his own beliefs. Taking the position that truth will stand the test, he began challenging even his own ideas about the origin of the Universe. His conclusion was that true scientific facts and true biblical facts do not contradict, and in this book he presents a new look at an old theory that preserves the integrity of both science and the Bible. Steven earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1979 and his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.