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Inserting vast ages into the Bible’s first chapter sets it at odds with modern secular scientific opinion regarding the order of events. Old-earthers put land mammals before whales contrary to biblical claims. Many such examples show it is impossible to add long periods of time into the biblical account without seriously damaging the doctrine of inerrancy.
Most people, including Christians, still claim dogmatically that the earth looks old. If we look at the earth through the “glasses” of human reasoning—that only snail-paced present geological processes can explain the past—then the earth does indeed look old. However, that autonomous human reasoning blatantly denies what God’s Word clearly tells us.
Either the rock record is the evidence of millions of years, or it is largely the evidence of Noah’s Flood. It can’t be both. If we believe the earth is billions of years old and shows no sign of a worldwide Flood, then that belief contradicts the biblical account of Noah. If we accept God’s testimony regarding the Flood, we cannot logically believe in millions of years.
We commonly hear scientific-sounding arguments that the earth and universe are billions of years old. We are told radiometric dating shows that certain rocks formed billions of years ago. We are told that starlight from distant galaxies takes billions of years to arrive on earth. Do these arguments stand up to scrutiny?
The earth is only a few thousand years old. That’s a fact, plainly revealed in God’s Word. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth. And that’s what we find in the earth’s geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.
Is creation vital to the authority of Scripture and the gospel, or are we just wasting our time and being divisive—or worse, turning people away from Christ?
Scientists often proclaim that they have “proved” that the universe is billions of years old, but does the observational science support this assertion?
The genealogies of the Bible are used to construct a biblical chronology and timeline of 6,000 years, but can these genealogies be trusted?
Carbon, which dissipates in just tens of thousands of years, is present in diamonds and fossils! Carbon-14 calls the whole old-earth paradigm into question.
Did God really create everything in six literal, 24-hour days? A study of the Hebrew text and biblical teaching as a whole reveals that He did!
Genesis 1 reveals that God’s original creation was “very good.” Death and suffering are the result of Adam’s sin—we can’t blame God for it.
Do fossils really require millions of years to form? The evidence shouts no! A lot of water and a little bit of time rapidly laid down the fossil record.
The Bible claims to be written by God—through human authors—but can we trust it as error-free and authoritative on everything it touches?
The evolutionary timeline of millions of years is not compatible with the Bible or with the scientific evidence.
Do studies that use mutation rates to calibrate a “molecular clock” confirm or deny the evolutionary model? Are the assumptions in such calibrations correct?
How does radiometric dating work? Does radiometric dating prove rocks are millions or billions of years old?
Do rock layers prove the earth is billions of years old? How does what we see in the world match what we read in God’s Word?
How could distant starlight from millions of light years away reach earth if the universe is only around 6,000 years old, as the Bible reveals?
Did dinosaurs live millions of years ago, or have these impressive creatures existed much more recently? Could some even be alive today?
In a blog post for The Gospel Coalition, Justin Taylor presented his reasons for doubting that the days of creation in Genesis 1 were literal 24-hour days.
Explore stunning evidence consistent with the young-earth model for the earth’s geomagnetic polarity reversal during the Flood and its aftermath.
In spite of numerous attempts for over 60 years to determine the 87Rb half-life and decay constant, there is still no consensus.PDF Download
The different dating systems are calibrated to one another: dates assigned to the seafloor sediments are used to date the ice cores, and vice versa.PDF Download
Are the chemical signatures in a faint galaxy the fossil remnants of our universe’s birth?
This episode tells the story of “one man’s quest” to discover what host Neil deGrasse Tyson assures viewers (six times) is the “true age of the Earth.”
Granite rocks exhibit mysterious black spheres, known as radiohalos.
The tiny black flecks found in granite testify to a powerful and recent worldwide Flood. But you have to look closely.
On a recent episode of the 700 Club program on the CBN TV network, Pat Robertson made a very sad and disturbing statement.
Eight geologists, writing in Modern Reformation, argue specifically that the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and by inference committed Christians in all other denominations, should reject Noah’s Flood as being geologically insignificant and adopt an old-earth view of Genesis.
This response was developed to demonstrate to laymen that the arguments of old-earth geology are neither based on proper authority nor are scientifically compelling.
In the past few decades there has been a growing controversy in society and in the Church over evolution and the age of the earth.PDF Download
The Bristlecone Pine long chronology, comprised of hundreds of live and dead trees, is claimed to be over 8,000 years long. But is there more to the story?
Humbly lying on the tundra shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay are the world’s oldest rocks—4.28 billion years old, to be exact, maybe.
This chapter will summarize the historical development of geology and in particular the development of the modern uniformitarian view of the geological record and the millions-of-years time-scale.
What did Jesus think about the age of the earth? Did He say anything during His earthly life that would reveal His thinking?
The article discussed here starts off by revealing a commonly forgotten fact of geologic dating: “Assigning dates to the events in the life of a rock [. . .] has long challenged geologists, as the events themselves can confound evidence of the past.”
One essential component of evolution is an extremely long timescale for earth history.
When dealing with the days of creation and the age of the earth, whom do Christians trust today?
Many Christians do not understand the stranglehold that philosophical naturalism has on geology and astronomy.
The margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in North America was generally composed of lobes, possibly as the result of rapid movement or surges to the south.
Almost everyone living today takes for granted that the universe and earth are billions of years old.
A milestone in deep ice drilling occurred on Thursday, 17 July 2003. The deepest ice core in the Northern Hemisphere hit bedrock on the Greenland Ice Sheet at a depth of almost two miles.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of the theory of evolution is the apparent consistency of its corollary, the long-age geological system.
Unlike historical dating which depends on direct observation of past events, and is reliable, all 'scientific' dating methods depend on assumptions about what happened in the past.
A century ago, Lord Kelvin calculated an upper limit for the age of the Earth.
A new-born island provides lessons about thngs that "look old."
There is a vast difference between how uniformitarian scientists and creation scientists view Earth history and the data sets from the past.
Has this tree really been alive since 8,000 years before Christ?
Has God left evidence for creation in tiny halos in rocks? A creation scientist believes he has. And his work has never been refuted.
In Ex Nihilo (v3n3, August 1980) David Denner discussed the composition of the Earth’s primitive atmosphere as advocated by evolutionists.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.