Long Ages—It’s a Philosophical Idea

How Did We Get the Idea of Millions of Years?

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This is Ken Ham, author, of the popular apologetics book The Lie: Evolution.


Where did the idea of millions of years of earth’s history come from? Well, most people think it was by studying the rocks and fossils that convinced scientists that the earth was old. But many of the earliest geologists believed in a young earth and a global Flood.

Actually, long ages came from rejecting God’s Word. Some of the most influential geologists were atheists . . . or deists. Before they ever even looked at the rocks, they had decided that God’s Word wasn’t true. So they assumed that present processes must be the key to what happened in the unobservable past. The result? Well it was millions of years.

The long ages didn’t come from the rocks but from scientists who were rejecting God’s Word.

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