Like you said, do we have to know and understand all mysteries?
Wrong. The redemptive nature of God isn't one of those things we don't have enough light on to understand. We may not fully understand it all, but we have enough light to know how God thinks and acts. He doesn't leave us in the dark about that. So that is not a valid comparison.
And how do you know there was not a redemptive plan given to them?
Because the Gap Theory makes no room for it. The theory states that God destroyed them with no plan of redemption no hope. So on its face it contradicts biblical revelation about God's very nature.
Imagine what would have happened in the days of Noah had there been no Noah.
Do you think things simply got bad in the days of Noah?? God waited for Noah before He judged the earth. God waited until there was a righteous man in order to provide a means of keeping the seed of man in the earth. God never judged humanity with out the possibility of redemption. It is why God has never wiped humanity off the earth. He always provides a means for man to be redeemed.
Again, the Gap Theory contradicts what we know about God.
Again, how do you know? How would you know how God did or did not reveal Himself to these people?
You ask me these questions as if the Gap Theory is factual event in history and it isn't. The Bible says nothing about it. If it were true, why doesn't the Bible mention it? As it stands there is not one shred of biblical corroboration for it. Not a shred. Why are you so quick to jump on board to advance a theory that is not only not corroborated by SCripture but actually sheds a reproach on the very character of God?
Are you so desperate to have answers to unanswerable questions that you are willing to support a theory that challenges God and brings a reproach upon Him???
I find it amusing that you rebuke me for rejecting YEC over the mysteries of vs. 2, yet you reject someone else's interpretation of vs. 2 based on mysteries and assumptions to those mysteries.
That is not true. My comments about your rejection YEC point to an internal inconsistency in your logic. You reject YEC because it is not equipped to answer the questions you listed in the OP but see no reason to reject OEC even though it is also not equipped to answer those questions. I guess you are not really reading my responses too closely as you can't seem to frame them correctly.
I am rejecting the Gap Theory not on the basis of mysteries or assumptions to those mysteries; I am rejecting them on the grounds that it contradicts the Bible's claim that sin came into the world through Adam and because the Gap Theory brings reproach upon God.
Like I said, Shiloh if you have a better alternative to the questions I posed I am all ears.
Refuting someone else's answer is NOT and alternative.
The alternative is to actually believe God's word on the matter. Why is so hard to simply take God at His word?