"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, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator -- who is forever praised. Amen,” [Romans 1:20-25]
“First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "Where is this `coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men,” [2 Peter 3:3-7]
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ,” [Colossians 2:8]
“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved,” [2 Thessalonians 2:7-10]
Lately, I’ve received many questions concerning the age of the earth because of this recent series of articles called, “Hard to Believe?” Some of the questions include “How can we really prove that the earth is young (around 6,000 years) and not old (over 4.5 billion years)?” or “What do I say to someone who thinks the earth is billions of years old?” or “Is there more evidence that the earth is really young?”
The evidence for a young earth is overwhelmingly abundant. But the evidence, once again, is not the problem. The problem lies with the interpretation of the evidence that is found. Remember, Romans 1:20 says that the truth of God and His creation are clearly seen from what has been made. This should be a no-brainer for human kind. But the confusion over the age of the earth does not center around facts; it is founded in a deep desire to disprove what is obvious. There are many people who want to live their lives by determining what is “right in their own eyes” rather than by the truth and nature of God (which is good). This is the evil spirit of lawlessness. This group of people bases their religion on “science.” This is where Christians often get confused. After all, if science has determined so many “facts” to be true, then that leaves my faith as something archaic and untrue, right? This has lead many Christians to adopt an old earth theology. They call themselves “theistic evolutionists” (believing in an old earth AND believing in God) but this viewpoint is riddled with problems. If God created the world through evolution, then the first 11 chapters of Genesis are untrue. People will then attempt to say that these chapters and others like them are not meant to be taken literally. But if this is true, then what sections of the Bible are literal, historical fact, and which are just myths? And for that matter, if creation didn’t take place in 6 literal days; and if the creation is not the product of a Life-giving Creator (but actually came into being through the death process of “survival of the fittest”); and there was never a literal Adam and Eve, and there was no world-wide flood; and we cannot trust the account of the Tower of Babel and the dispersal of nations; then how can we trust a belief in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ? But this is not the basis of our argument. In other words, our need for the resurrection of Jesus to be true is not what motivates us to say that the entire Bible is true. The reason we can say that all of the Bible is true is because the Author is True and He is True to His Word. This is why we can trust the Bible and all that is contained in it. Because we know that assumption is true, we also know that every man-made philosophy will eventually be proven untrue –that is, if the masses of people are interested in truth. Science is only true science if it pays attention to truth. And there is absolute truth –otherwise there would be chaos all around. While goofy philosophers try to argue why 2+2 does not need to equal “4”, the fact is, there are indisputable facts in this world. However, there will always be a majority of people who will dismiss the facts. But to answer some of the questions that have been asked lately, here are a few examples of the facts…
At the center of much of the discussion is the so-called geological column. I won’t even give any credibility to radiometric dating because it is a completely flawed method for dating the age of the earth –radiometric dating assumes that any samples being dated have remained in a perfect vacuum –untouched by water, radiation, heat, cold, etc. –but as we all know very well, that is not the environment we live in! I will also remind everyone that EVERY culture on earth has retained a story about a worldwide flood. The flood actually explains many things, especially how fragile forms of life can be fossilized. Let me ask you this question: How often do you see road kill fossilized? Weather, scavengers and other conditions generally lead to a dead animal being completely eliminated over time. Some living things have been mummified in desert conditions, but this is extremely rare. But for literally TRILLIONS of organisms to be fossilized and trapped in rock in such pristine condition that we can see things like skin, insect wings, fingernails, eyes, eggs, etc., not to mention animal AND HUMAN!!! tracks, all perfectly fossilized, there is only one explanation: Everything was very quickly encased in layers of mud and pressurized under an immense amount of water. This is what created the so-called “geological column.” A major problem with the interpretation of the so-called geological column is that organisms are not consistently in the same layers around the planet. Evolutionists would like the same organisms to be in the same place so that they can explain each layer as representing millions of years of the age of the earth. But they aren’t consistently in the same place. It’s hard to explain giant clam shells at the top of Mt. Everest. However, if there was a worldwide catastrophe, where the sea bottom became the dry land and the dry land became the sea bottom, then it wouldn’t be hard to figure out these so-called “anomalies.” Here are a few of those instances where the facts do not fit the theory of evolution. The evolutionists are quick to dismiss the facts and produce far-fetched explanations –but note that we are the ones they call “fools” for believing in the Bible. Investigate these facts:
Fossil remains from at least 10 perfectly modern humans (5 males, 4 females, 1 infant) have been excavated fifty feet down from the surface, within the Dakota Sandstone, the same formation found at Dinosaur National Monument, famous for its dinosaurs. They are called “Malachite Men” because their bones are fossilized and have been replaced with malachite or turquoise. Here is an example of humans and dinosaurs being fossilized at the same rock layer. Not only are they at the same layer –but they are intact. Their skeletons are generally complete. They had to be quickly buried. They are contorted, meaning that they are not burial sites but were encased by a tragedy (the flood) at the same level as the dinosaurs. For the evolutionist’s religion, this is a fact that cannot be tolerated. The first far-fetched explanation is that these people were in a cave at the same level as the dinosaurs (in more recent times) and the cave collapsed on them. But if this is true, wouldn’t the bones have been crushed, or at least broken? Another explanation is that these people were simply buried in more recent times because erosion had exposed this area. But this explanation also completely ignores the fact that these people had been encased in rock and were discovered when bulldozers were digging deep in the earth in the 1970’s. There are many photographs that show this fact for what it is: people buried with the dinosaurs, quickly, in some immediate cataclysm. This isn’t a problem if you believe in a world-wide flood.
This unique iron hammer has a wooden handle that was partially turned to coal. It was found in “Lower Cretaceous Limestone,” a level of the “geological column” that is supposedly 140 million years old (the time of the dinosaurs). The hammer is obviously man-made but was completely encased in rock. It provides an intriguing mystery because the iron hammer head has been pressurized in such a way that it cannot rust. It also contains large quantities of chlorine. Evolutions claim that the hammer could not have been found where it was found –but it was. It is still partially encased in the stone of the rock layer from which it was taken. This is astounding to an evolutionist. But not to people who believe in God’s Holy Word.
Fossilized Hand Print
This fossil contains a perfect human handprint, which shows astounding detail. Even the print of the thumbnail can be seen. It is found in the Glen Rose limestone (Glen Rose, TX), which is designated as “Middle Cretaceous,” supposedly 110 million years old and contemporary with the dinosaurs (fingers & other fossils have also been found). The explanations of evolutionists range from “impossible” to aliens. Or maybe the rock layer isn’t as old as they would like it to be, and people and dinosaurs lived together at the same time…
Helium In the Atmosphere (or other accumulations of elements)
The atmospheric content of helium-4 (the most abundant isotope of helium) has accumulated from the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium in the earth's crust and oceans, from nuclear reactions caused by cosmic rays, and from the sun. If the present rate of accumulation has been constant throughout four billion years of the earth's history, there should be thirty times more helium in our present atmosphere than what is presently there. Similar arguments can be made of the amount of salt in the oceans (there should be enough salt in the ocean now to literally walk across it if the earth is as old as is claimed) or the amount of nickel dust on the moon or in the earth’s oceans. One estimate of meteoric dust settling to earth places it at 14.3 million tons annually. If this rate has been constant throughout five billion years of geologic history (and the main argument of evolutionists is that the condition of the earth in the present is the key to unlocking what happened in the past), one might expect over fifty feet of meteorite dust to have settled all over the surface of the earth. ... The average meteorite contains about three hundred times more nickel than the average earth rock. In fact, the Apollo moon lander was equipped with landing pads that contained long spikes –because scientists expected the dust layer on the moon to be much, much deeper (but it wasn’t)…
Evolutionists claim that glaciers took millions of years to form and that ice layers are very old. Yet, airplanes of the “Lost Squadron” were buried under 263 feet of ice in forty-eight years, or about 5.5 feet per year. This contradicts the presumption that the wafer-thin layers in the ice cores could be annual layers.
These stones, collected by Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea near the village of Ica in Peru, show ancient drawings of humans hunting or otherwise interacting with living dinosaurs. Impossible? The evolutionary explanations of these pictures (not to mention the many other paleoglyphs (rock pictures) of dinosaurs around the planet) require a great deal of faith. The simple explanation would be that man and dinosaurs were contemporary at one time. But this cannot be allowed by the religion of evolution. So, explanations range from weird to downright crazy. Carl Sagan, a famous evolutionist and cosmologist, explained that the memory of dinosaurs must have been somehow imprinted in early mammals’ (such as mice) DNA. In other words, the ancient civilization that produced the Ica stones had prehistoric memories in their DNA that caused them to draw the pictures of the dinosaurs because these memories were somehow retained through the millions of years of one life form evolving into another...
Thousands of clay and stone figurines discovered in Acambaro, Mexico, include figurines of dinosaurs. They are apparently from the preclassical Chupicuaro Culture (800 B.C. to 200 A.D.). Radiocarbon and thermoluminescent dating shows the figurines to be millions of years old. These figurines show that the ancient people were familiar with dinosaurs, that, or maybe dinosaurs liked to make clay figures and fire them in kilns for their kids to play with...
Human and Dinosaur Footprints
Several sets of human and dinosaur footprints have been found together in “Cretaceous” rock in the Paluxy Riverbed near Glen Rose, Texas. Some tracks have human and dinosaur footprints crossing each other, others have them side-by-side, and still others have human footprints inside of dinosaur footprints (like walking in someone’s footprints ahead of you in the snow, but in this case, it would have been thick mud). The evolutionary explanation?: 1) It’s not real –someone carved the footprints into the rock… However, scientists who believe in the Bible did multiple tests on some of these tracks, including cutting cross sections to show that the fossilized rock beneath the heal had been compressed, showing that it was not carved (neither did it show any evidence of having been carved…). Another explanation: 2) a dinosaur that had a foot like a human made the tracks… Really? Or maybe it was actually made by a person… that is the most reasonable explanation, since no dinosaur with human feet has ever been found…
Under the outer crust of the earth is a bedrock layer of granites. Etched within these foundation rocks are beautiful spheres, halos, which were produced by the radioactive decay of polonium, which only exists for a very short time. These polonium halos contradict the evolutionary belief that bedrock granite formed as hot magma and then slowly cooled over millions of years. The halos provide evidence of both an instantaneous creation of granite and the young age of the earth. God left His “fingerprint” in the foundations of the earth…
Lack of Transitionary Life Forms
Charles Darwin himself confessed that if his theory of evolution is true, then there should be literally millions of transitionary fossils (fossils that show conclusively that one species of life gradually evolved into another species) found everywhere in every rock strata. Darwin confessed that he had trouble believing his own theory because of this simple fact. The fact is that not one bona-fide transitionary fossil has ever been found. There are claims, but they have all been discredited over time. Close examination always reveals that they are not what the evolutionist claims them to be. But if evolution is true, then, like Darwin said, they should be everywhere. But they’re not…
The evidence is “clearly seen” as the Word of God explains. But the evidence is not the problem –it’s the interpretation of the evidence that confuses the general public. These examples are but a few of the obvious forms of evidence that we have a young earth (about 6000 years old). But choosing to believe what your eyes tell you to believe, or choosing to deny what is plainly seen is all a matter of faith: To believe the truth or accept a lie.
On the Solid Rock we stand!