Why Six Thousand Years?



This is Ken Ham, author of the new book on creation evangelism, Gospel Reset .


What’s the real age of the earth? Well, the Bible doesn’t give us an exact age—and that’s good! It would be out of date every year! But it gives us all the information we need to figure it out.

Genesis chapter one makes it clear God created in six days. Then it gives us genealogies for those who lived before the flood and after the flood—until Abraham. It tells us how old each person was when they had their son. So we can add up these ages and get about two thousand years from Adam to Abraham.

We know Abraham lived two thousand years before Jesus—and we know Jesus lived two thousand years ago. So two, plus two, plus two gives us six thousand years for earth’s history!

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