What Is the Age of the Earth?

Hi Ian,

How come the Christians and Jews and Muslims all quote their bibles to justify their theory of the young/old/ middle age of the earth and they STILL  disagree.What’s the game? Quote the bible win a point. At the end of the day, the one with the most points wins? Like basketball?Anyway, some of the believing scientists you talk about were actually the ones who invented geology, astronomy and paleaontology so what’s the thing about young-earth-creationism trying to prove?

Max

 

Hi Max

Quite right. It is often just point-scoring. And some dirty behind the scenes play as well. The attempt to dialogue debate or make assumptions clear just drowns in the empty rhetoric. If you find those people in a group, just walk, Max. One-to-one you have a of being heard but not in a group – its basically a defensive posture. This guy here says it short and sweet….

What Is the Age of the Earth?    Posted: 19 May 2014 06:00 AM PDT    From Reasons to Believe  Post Author: Bill Pratt

There is much debate among Christians about whether the universe was created in six literal days about 10,000 years ago, or whether the universe came into existence about 13.5 billion years ago, and the earth about 4.5 billion years ago, through the creative acts of God. Who is right?

We just don’t know. Here are some important facts to remember. Bible-believing, orthodox Christians hold both views. Both sides read the Bible using the same historical-grammatical interpretive method. There are good theological arguments on both sides. The one important difference between the two views is that the old earth view is affirmed by most relevant scientific disciplines, whereas the young earth view is not.

Since this issue is not a matter of primary doctrinal importance, both sides are legitimate Christian viewpoints. What is important to affirm is that God created the universe out of nothing. Both sides agree on that. They just disagree about how God created and when God created.

Related Posts

1. My Views On the Age of the Earth

2. Are Scientists Persuaded by Evidence for a Young Earth?

3. Does a 4.5 Billion Year Old Earth Prove Evolution is True?

4. What Do Evangelicals Think About Creation?

YARPP

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