by Stan Coffey

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How Old Is Our Earth
Stan Coffey

Genesis 1:31 (NIV) God saw all that He had made and it was very good, and there was evening and there was morning the sixth day.

Genesis 2:1- 3 - (1) Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. (2) By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

Now we've been looking at two models of the origin of the earth and man. We've been looking at the model of evolution, the theory of evolution, and then we've been looking at the model of creation. As we have looked at those things, we've noticed that one of the things that evolution depends on for its theory is the claim that the earth is billions of years old. Generally, evolution says that the universe must be at least five and one half billion years old.

Now, creationists maintain, on the other hand, that the earth is only about six thousand years old. The reason we say it's six thousand years old is because we take the Biblical account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where God created the heavens and the earth and then He created the animals and created man and all of this He did in six days.

As we trace recorded history, we find in recorded history from the time of Adam only about six thousand years, down to about 1993. So creationists say, according to the Bible, the earth is only six thousand years old. Now that's a great discrepancy between six thousand years and five and one half billion years.

To show you how dependent evolutionists are on an old earth, in the Friday, October 15, 1993 edition of the Amarillo Globe News, there was a guest editorial entitled, "Fundamentalists Gain Control Over Education."
Mary Donaldson in this article, writes of her fear that fundamentalist Christians are attempting to take over the school boards and from the school boards and from the school boards, the local offices and state offi ...

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