IS THE AGE OF THE EARTH A ‘SIDE’ ISSUE?

Earth by FlyingSinger

Earth by FlyingSinger

Many secularists recently criticized Florida Senator Marco Rubio for not affirming, during the course of an interview, the claim that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.1

About a week later, a woman wrote to the American Christian television program The 700 Club, expressing her concerns that her sons and husband were “walking away from God” as a result of intellectual doubts about the Bible:

I have three teenage boys and now two of them are questioning the Bible. . . . They tell me if the Bible is truth then I should be able to reasonably explain the existence of dinosaurs. . . . How do I explain things to them that the Bible doesn’t cover?2

Read the rest of Jake Hebert, Ph.D.’s article at icr.org here.

And if you are not convinced, watch this video by Dr. Robert Gentry:Young Age of the Earth

If you are serious about finding out how old the earth really is, you will be able to find a copy of this video.

CR

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7 Responses to IS THE AGE OF THE EARTH A ‘SIDE’ ISSUE?

  1. Mannyr says:

    I would say that the young earth belief is not a “side” issue.
    if we wait long enough these great thinkers will change their view point again.

    The video from Dr. Gentry is a very interesting one from a scientific standpoint which has been published and no one has repudiated his facts. Very interesssssssssssssssssing.

    • Chris says:

      You have done your homework, Manny. Dr. Gentry’s peer-reviewed materials, many of which are close to 30 years old now I think, have not been repudiated.

      Yet, how many have heard of Dr. Gentry? Our colleges continue to churn out students who believe in Darwinian evoloution while Dr. Gentry’s book “Creation’s Tiny Mystery” has been read by few.

      Dr. Gentry gave a challenge long ago for someone to prove him wrong. He is still waiting for a reply.

      • Mannyr says:

        Just today i read a blog in which this person after many years believing in creation account young earth said he no longer believes but believes in evolution. He seem bitter about much, it is a sad commentary.

        He goes so far as to say pastors have lied to him and knowledge shared has been a lie.

  2. Mannyr says:

    P.s. here is the link to this horror. It is one sad set of posts.

    http://pathofthebeagle.com/2012/12/09/why-i-left-evangelical-christianity-part-1/

    i am considering commenting on his posts.

    • Chris says:

      “The Beagle” sounds like a very smart guy. I read a few of his posts and the comments that follow.

      In my mind, no matter which side a person comes down on, the final step that must be made is a step of faith. Darwinian Evolution and Creationism are both unproven scientifically and it will always be the case this side of heaven (I know this shows my “bias”). Yes, we can look at evidences for both arguments and we should. God does not ask us to commit intellectual suicide when we become a Christian. We were given a brain for a reason.

      Admittedly, I haven’t studied this issue in depth for the last few years. It seems to me, however, that the little bit that I have read the past few years makes Creationism a much better theory than Evolution.

      Before I would ever read “Scientists Confront Creationism,” I would challenge “The Beagle” to read “Creation’s Tiny Mystery” and tell me that Creationists are the only ones who play unfairly.

      I believe that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” God spoke things into existence. “Then God said…” “God called…” The Bible is clear. I know that what I believe is based on faith.

      If an evolutionist doesn’t come to the same conclusion (that what they believe is ultimately based on faith), than I think they are being dishonest. Yes, we look at the evidences for both theories, and we make decisions based on what we observe. When I wake up in the morning, what I see just couldn’t have happened randomly. That’s my opinion.

      I find The Institute for Creation Research to be an honest bunch. If “The Beagle” can give evidence to show otherwise, I would like to see it.

      I am firmly committed to my view. “Scientific” findings change with the times. God’s Word abides forever.

      I’ll let God’s Word speak for me:

      “Bless the Lord, O my soul!
      O Lord my God, You are very great;
      You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
      Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
      Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
      He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
      He makes the clouds His chariot;
      He walks upon the wings of the wind;
      He makes the winds His messengers,
      Flaming fire His ministers.
      He established the earth upon its foundations…”
      – Psalm 104: 1-5a

      I feel badly for “The Beagle,” Manny. The direction he has gone has huge ramifications for his family, not to mention himself. I don’t know what great evidence he has found for his new beliefs. I know what my Bible says: “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.”

      Too many are leaning on their own understanding these days and that is the problem. We lack the wisdom of God because we don’t study His Word. This is the reason our world is falling apart.

      I will continue to post items from icr.org because I think that everything I have posted thus far has been intellectually honest. I think the status quo is not above question. Evolutionary theory is being taught in every public school in the land. May we have some intellectual honesty and at least give Creationism a hearing and let our “students” decide which way they will believe? At present the answer is “no” and I don’t see any change soon.

      God’s blessings my friend…

  3. Mannyr says:

    Very well said. Blessings.

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