Is the Earth Billions of Years Old?

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If Scripture is accurate, the earth is only about 6,000 years old. Yet evolutionists would have you believe that the earth is billions of years old. Frankly, how they’ve convinced themselves that pond scum could turn into all the life teeming on this planet in any time frame is beyond me, but those desperate to be their own gods will choose to believe the impossible rather than bow to the One True God.

According to the World Book Encyclopedia, under the entry of “fossil” it says that scientists determine when fossils were formed by finding the age of the rocks in which they lie. In the same encyclopedia, under the entry of “paleontology” it says that the age of the rocks is determined by the age of the fossils found in them. If that bit of circular reasoning doesn’t make your head spin too hard, let’s look at a few of the many reasons to support the idea that the earth is actually rather young.

Age at creation: When God created Adam, was he a one day old baby, or an adult man? When God created oak trees, did he plant an acorn that took years to grow into a majestic tree, or was a full grown tree created? I believe that everything that was created would have appeared to be many years old when in fact it was one day old. But I can’t prove that. Below are some evidences that can be scientifically proven.

Too few supernova remnants: Based on astronomical observations, galaxies such as the Milky Way experience about one supernova (a violently-exploding star) every 25 years. The gas and dust remnants from such explosions (like the Crab Nebula) expand outward rapidly and should remain visible for over a million years. Yet there are only about 200 supernova remnants in the nearby parts of our galaxy. That number is consistent with only about 7,000 years history of supernovas, not the billions that evolutionists claim.

Comets disintegrate too quickly: According to evolutionary theory, comets are supposed to be the same age as the solar system. Yet each time a comet completes its orbit, it loses some of its materials. Based on the rate of disintegration, most of the comets in our solar system appear to be less than 10,000 years old.

Not enough Stone Age skeletons: Evolutionary anthropologists claim that Homo sapiens existed for at least 185,000 years before agriculture began, during which time the world population of humans was roughly constant, between one and ten million. (Which doesn’t make a lot of sense considering the population numbers we will explore shortly.) Anyway, all that time they were burying their dead, often with artifacts. Over that period of time, they would have had to bury at least eight billion bodies, and possibly twice that amount. Many of the skeletons should still be around, or if the skeletons had completely decomposed, at least the buried artifacts would still be intact. Yet only a few thousand have been found. This implies that the Stone Age was perhaps only a few hundred years long, and not hundreds of thousands of years that evolutionists claim.

Agriculture is too recent: If the evolutionists are correct, men would have existed as “hunters and gatherers” for 185,000 years during the Stone Age, before the inception of agriculture less than 10,000 years ago. However, archaeological evidence demonstrates that we are no more intelligent than Stone Age men were. How likely is it that none of the eight billion people over 185,000 years would discover that they could grow plants from seed? It is much more likely that agriculture began shortly after the Flood.

Written history is too short: According to evolutionists, Stone Age men existed for nearly two hundred thousand years before they began making written records about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Considering that prehistoric men made cave paintings, built monuments, and kept records of time by the moon, why would more than two thousand centuries pass before these same skills were used to record history?.

Population: Within the last few years, the earth’s population reached six billion. It reached five billion around 1985, and was one billion in 1800. Extrapolating this same ratio backwards, there would have been only a handful of people on earth 6000 years ago, just like the Bible teaches. Right now, even with 6 billion people, if each person could stand shoulder to shoulder with two square feet per person, you could fit about 14 million people per square mile, or the entire earth’s population in about 450 square miles of space. (For comparison, the mean county area in the United States is 830 square miles, so the entire earth's population could fit into just over half of the average county in any given state.) However, at the same ratio of growth in the last 6000 years, over the 1.6 million or so years that the evolutionists claim mankind has been on earth, we would have over 100,000 people per square INCH. When God told man to “go forth and multiply”, he knew that he had given us plenty of room to do just that.

These are just a handful of many other examples that could be given, and which are easily researched by anyone who wants to know the truth. Parents, now that school is about to start again, I would like to challenge you to help your children seek out these truths when they come home with their false science homework. Make sure that they know that the Bible can, and should, be believed.