The Gap Theory is an attempt to compromise creation and evolution by placing millions of years between the first two verses of Genesis. The Gap Theory was first proposed by Thomas Chalmers in the 19th century. It is an attempt to reconciliate the timetables in the Bible to the faulty fossil record (carbon dating is not reliable). The only scripture which may even be mistaken for proof for the Gap Theory is 2nd Peter 3:5-7; however, this proof fails as the verse refers to the flood.
We have two options:
1) The omnipotent God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th. The earth is somewhere around 6,000 years old.
2) Random chance sparked a domino effect which led to the creation of the universe and in effect, us.
Rather than compromising, we should stand firm in the truth. God created the earth and the earth is somewhere around 6,000 years old.