How Old Is The Earth?

How Old Is The Earth? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles
1. The question regarding the age of the earth is one that exposes our assumptions of and understanding about design and the creation process.

2. Darwinistic theory is a theory.

3. The more we examine what the data suggests happened, the closer we get to answering the question, “Are you a creationist?”.

4. Judging things based on appearance alone is never a good idea. The assumption that natural processes alone are the only kind of operative process is also a mistake.

5. We often rule out the fact that there are some unnatural things that happen in this natural earth.

6. The Bible is not a science book, which is a good thing because science books change continually.

7. The opposite of faith is not science or reason, the opposite of faith is disbelief. The opposite of reason is irrationality.

8. The Scientific Method requires observation of events that can be repeated. We cannot go back and repeat a one-time historical event.

9. The Scriptures rebuke the idea that nothing exists outside of natural processes in history.

10. Some natural processes once thought to require a very long period of time have actually proved to require less time.

11. The Bible deals with and addresses practical atheism, which is people living as if there is no God.

12. God has intervened supernaturally before, and He is going to intervene again.

13. Don’t be intimidated by the idea that the earth looks old, and don’t be intimidated by the fact that the Bible is not a science book.

14. The hard sciences are there to test repeatable events, not to judge whether or not something in history is true.

15. The God who created us is willing to make us new again.

Scripture:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

“God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.” Genesis 1:16

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” Romans 1:18

“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,” 2 Peter 3:3

“and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:4

“For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,” 2 Peter 3:5

“through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.” 2 Peter 3:6

“But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:7

“But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:7

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” Romans 1:20

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Other Resources:

The Scientific Method:
1. Make an observation
2. Ask a question
3. Formulate a hypothesis
4. Conduct an experiment
5. Analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Article on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design in Public Schools

Why Does God Allow Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Other Natural Disasters?

How Do I Become A Christian?

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