A comparison of science and the bible in views of the creation of the planet earth

The and the Scofield Reference Bibles contained a footnote for Genesis 1: With the assumption that all the solar system bodies were formed at the same time, 23 scientists have dated meteorites to determine the age of the solar system.

In Hebrew narrative, the time interval between the actions in successive sentences is often not specified.

Young Earth creationism

When examining individual genealogies, one can find examples where individuals are excluded or added to the lists found in Genesis. Fossil records of primitive live date back to about 3. Wigram favored placing the "geologic ages" between Genesis 1: Such light would have taken millions of years to reach Earth, yet early civilizations saw the same constellations as we do.

First, the Bible says that the Lord made a covenant and commanded his law to 1, generations: He argued against the evidence of radiometric and astrological dating — where scientists study the decay of minerals and the distance of the stars to claim that the universe is at least millions of years old.

They typically believe that there were three authors involved: The issue was fossils! Historical Genesis Yes, there was a real confusion of languages that led to a dispersion of people around the world.

Supervolcanoes as Evidence of a Young Earth? Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience. Was the Flood global or local? PCs take a similar approach today when is comes to the creation account and geology.

The time information given in Genesis 1: Young Earth Creationism The core of YEC is that the book of Genesis should be taken as a literal account of the pre- and early history of the earth. He argued against the methods of dating which many scientists use to support an old Earth.

This had been established by the publication of Primeval Chronologyinby Dr. While Ham argued that the best evidence favors a young earth, he also claimed that a belief about things in the past requires faith — no matter which scientific theory you accept.

Next, God had Adam give names to "all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air" Genesis 2: However, the text clearly states that the land produced the vegetation and trees. Old earth Christians defended their view, arguing that the Bible does not require believers to believe creation took exactly six twenty-four hour days.

One American commentator writing in estimated that one-half of the Christian public had come to believe that Genesis did not need to be interpreted in a young-earth fashion. Others hold that this was a symbolic event and that human language evolved over tens of thousands of years. Unlike the older view that appealed to catastrophes such as the Noachian flood, early nineteenth century scientists argued that geological explanations should appeal only to observed processes e.

YEC ideas to accommodate the massive amount of water necessary for a flood that was global in scale included inventing such constructs as an orbiting vapor canopy which would have collapsed and generated the necessary extreme rainfall or a rapid movement of tectonic plates causing underground aquifers [71] or tsunamis from underwater volcanic steam [72] to inundate the planet.

Humans and higher apes are believed to have had a common ancestor. How Long a Time? Old Earth CreationismGap creationismand the Omphalos hypothesis.

Biblical Creation

A number of creationist organizations further propose that Noah took the dinosaurs with him in the ark, [87] and that they only began to disappear as a result of a different post-flood environment. A joint statement of InterAcademy Panel on International Issues IAP by 68 national and international science academies enumerated the scientific facts that young Earth creationism contradicts, in particular that the universe, the Earth, and life are billions of years old, that each has undergone continual change over those billions of years, and that life on Earth has evolved from a common primordial origin into the diverse forms observed in the fossil record and present today.

The poor world is almost 6, years old. Several Christian ministries promote the idea that the earth is less than 10, years old, which they say comes from the Bible. Scientists wrongly infer that the light has been traveling for millions of years since, again, they begin from naturalistic presuppositions rather than the truth of revelation.

The second assumption is that the Genesis creation "days" were exactly hours in length.

Young Earth creationism

If hour days do not automatically yield a "Young Earth," why the claim? But since no age of the universe can be inferred from the text, they accept the findings of modern cosmology and geology.

Isotopes and the age of the earth The important thing about radioactive decay is that is provides us with clocks that allow us to determine the ages of various materials on the earth. Peril in Paradise examines verses cited as support for the perfect paradise paradigm in context to determine their actual meaning.

All intervals are not necessarily of the same length.Jun 12,  · The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Science vs. Bible? 5 Arguments for and Against Creationism From the Ken Ham, Bill Nye Debate

(Psalm 19, King James Version (KJV) Watch the GSN genesis science network 24 hours a day seven days a week. Old earth Christians defended their view, arguing that the Bible does not require believers to believe creation took exactly six twenty-four hour days. Genesis 1 and 2 Young earth creationists point to Genesis 1, where the text seems to argue for a creation lasting six twenty-four hour days.

In fact, the earth is three days older than any of the other planets and stars in the universe.8 The earth was made on the first day of creation; God made it in the beginning (Genesis ).

The lights in the sky were made on the fourth day of creation. Next in The Reese Chronological Bible comes a scripture that speaks of God existing before the creation of the earth, Psalms Psalms Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Many Christians believe the Bible says the earth is 6, years old. In reality, the Bible says humanity is at least 50, years old and science tells us the other creation 'days' are millions of years old. Can we believe both the Bible and geology?

ICR geologist and Research Associate Dr. Tim Clarey uncovers how both fit together in this 5 .

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