Dating age of the earth
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.
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. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth.We are told radiometric dating shows that certain rocks formed billions of years ago. And that’s what we find in the earth’s geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.We are told that starlight from distant galaxies takes billions of years to arrive on earth. Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline.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.
Mike Riddle exposes the unbiblical assumptions used in these calculations The primary dating method scientists use for determining the age of the earth is radioisotope dating.
Proponents of evolution publicize radioisotope dating as a reliable and consistent method for obtaining absolute ages of rocks and the age of the earth.
This apparent consistency in textbooks and the media has convinced many Christians to accept an old earth (4.6 billion years old).