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What is at stake here is the authority of Scripture, the character of God, the doctrine of death, and the very foundation of the gospel. If the early chapters of Genesis are not true literal history, then faith in the rest of the Bible is undermined, including its teaching about salvation and morality.
It is evident that secularists don’t really care if Christians reject evolution. But the minute people reject billions of years, they are labeled antiscience, anti-academic, and anti-intellectual. The pressure to believe in an old earth is extremely great.
Opponents of the old-earth theories rightly understood that the historical portions of the Bible are foundational to the theological and moral teachings of Scripture. Destroy the credibility of the former and sooner or later you will see rejection of the latter, both inside and outside the Church.
The RATE project has carefully investigated the method of radioisotope dating: a method that allegedly shows rocks to be millions or billions of years old. The RATE researchers have uncovered powerful evidence that supports a recent creation, and explains the radioisotope data within the biblical timescale.
Cutting-edge research by the RATE team has vividly shown that radiometric dating is founded upon unprovable assumptions and cannot accurately date rocks.
If the Re-Os dating method is calibrated against an uncertain “gold standard,” then it cannot be absolute and cannot be used to reject a young-earth timescale.PDF Download
Many others are more than willing to try to reinterpret Christ’s plain meaning in Mark 10 because of their absolute adherence to millions and billions of years.
Many Christians reject the straightforward, historical reading of the Genesis creation account simply because they believe it cannot be verified by science.
When creationists take a strong stand that God created the earth six thousand years ago, they’re often accused of making this a salvation issue. Well, it isn’t a salvation issue—but it is!
Can the evolutionist view of the history of natural evil be harmonized with the Bible’s apparent teaching that all of this evil is the consequence of the Fall?
When you talk to an evolutionist, which subject arouses the strongest reaction?
Today, most people in the world, including most people in the Church, take for granted that the earth and universe are millions and millions of years old.
Is the age of the earth unimportant and divisive, as some Christians claim? Answers in Genesis thinks not.
With a better understanding of the concept of time, we will see that the article in question was in no way saying or implying the possibility of billions of years.
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the "Thousands ... Not Billions" conference where the results of the RATE (Radioisotopes and the age of the earth) project were presented.
Recalling the common school experiment in which a wire tensioned with weights ‘sinks’ through a block of ice, some wondered whether the planes could have sunk to that depth.
Exceptional geology student Karen Odling is only the second woman since World War II to win the University Medal in Geology from Australia’s University of Sydney.
For as long as anyone can remember Mt Wingen has been burning, with an acrid smell of sulphur in the fumes issuing from cracks along its summit.