Reasons for Knowing The Age of The Earth

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I Timothy 6:20,21 "0 Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and Oppositions of science falsely so called: which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee, Amen."

 

REASONS FOR KNOWING THE AGE OF THE EARTH

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1. I was never taught this truth as a young person, so when I entered college, I was taken in by the evolutionist's claims of the earth being millions of years old. I spent many years in confusion, which is exactly what the devil wanted. There is no need of people being fooled by the false claims of evolutionists. There is no need of you being fooled either.

2. We need to know that all things that called science, is not science. Sometimes it's simply men's opinions. We need to learn that all true science is in agreement with the Bible. The Bible is not a science book, but because the Bible contains all truth, all true science will be in agreement with the Bible.

3. We need to know that the Bible is our guide in this life. In all things, we need to follow the Bible. If there is any question, the Bible has the answer; even in the area of Science. God has not left out what he wants us to believe concerning the creation of this world. He has given us everything we need for time and eternity; therefore, we know he has also given us all the facts we need about the creation of this world.

4. We can have confidence that the Lord will soon return. In II Peter 3:1-18, the Bible states that people will begin to say the Lord is not returning because all things continue from the beginning of the creation. This is not so, all things are not continuing from the beginning of the creation. God created the earth in six days and rested from creation. Sin came into the world after the first week of creation. So things have not continued from the beginning of the creation. Things have continued from the end of creation.

5. We often say there were six days of creation, and God rested on the seventh day. Then folks often ask the question: "How long was a day in the beginning of the earth?" The Bible answers that question. Listen to Genesis 1:1-5, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." Did you catch verse 5, which stated, "…And the evening and the morning were the first day." How long is a day? It is an evening and a morning. Notice that God counts the day as beginning in the evening, just like the Jewish calendar.

PROOF – I have included the proof of the 6,000 year earth on this web site. Feel free to download the material to your computer so you can study it in detail as time permits. I will snail mail you a copy of 6,000 Year Old Earth, but because of receiving so many requests for the book and because of the expense involved in printing and shipping, I must charge $15.00 for the 120 page, 8 1/2" x 11" book. The price includes shipping and handling. I have worked on this study for several years, adding information as God enabled me. I did the primary study, proving the earth is only 6,000 years old, in 1976. I have time lines, and several articles I have written on this subject. I invite your questions and comments on this very important subject. I am only looking for the truth, and I use the Bible to discover truth. If you do not believe what I have written, you will do me a great favor by showing me scripture which proves my conclusions wrong.

When printing the timelines, be sure to set your printer on landscape so the file will print correctly. Some printers have had trouble printing the timelines, but I think I have that corrected. Some printers will print each timeline on two pages instead of one. I do not know what causes that, but I think it is in the settings of the individual printer. Let me know if you cannot print the timelines by emailing me.

If you want the book 6,000 Year Old Earth, please write me, including payment of cash, check, or money order (I cannot take credit card payment at this time),

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There are five (and only five) Biblical steps necessary to determine the age of the universe.  For a graphical representative of the following explanation click here.  

1.    Genesis 5. These genealogies cover 10 generations, from Adam to Noah, and reveals that Noah died when the earth was 2006 years old.  Click here to view a table created from Genesis 5.

2.    Gen. 11:10-32. These genealogies cover 9 generations, from Shem (the son of Noah) to the death of Terah (Abraham’s dad). This genealogy will give you the age of the earth at the death of Terah, who is the father of Abraham, as 2081. It is very interesting to note that Terah died the very year Abraham received the promise of God in Genesis 12:1-4. It is very true that we will not receive any of the promises of God until we obey the conditions of those promises. God had told Abraham to depart from: (1) his country, (2) his kindred, and (3) his father’s house.  Abraham did not receive any of the promises of God until he obeyed completely.  We, like Abraham, will receive none of the promises of God until we obey completely.  Click here to view a table created from Genesis 11:10-32.

It is interesting to note that Abraham was born the same year Noah died, when the world was 2006 years old. According to Genesis 12:4, Abraham was 75 years old when he received the promises of God. Add 2006 to 75 and we discover the world was 2081 years old when the promise was given to Abraham concerning the coming Saviour and the blessings of God upon the nation of Israel.

3.    Galatians 3:16,17 declares, "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect." Abraham received the promise when the world was 2081 years old. Now, add the 430 years spoken of in Galatians 3:16,17 to 2081, and we discover the world was 2511 years old when the law (the Ten Commandments) was given.

Also read Exodus 12:40,41. "Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt."

The sojourning of the children of Israel (in Canaan: during the lifetime of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: in Egypt (see Exodus 6:16-20) during the life of Levi, Kohath, Amram, and Moses.

4.    I Kings 6:1. This verse will bring us up to the fourth year of Solomon's reign.

I Kings 6:1 states, "And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD."

Now we can add another 480 years to 2511 and we get find it is 2991 years from creation to the fourth year of Solomon’s reign.

5.    Using any secular history, look up the date when Solomon reigned. This will be in the area of 1015-975 b. c.  If you like, you can go through the books of I and II Kings and prove that Israel went into bondage to the Assyrians in 722 B. C. and Judah went into bondage to Babylon in 606 B. C.

Because we know from secular history that Solomon reigned about 1,000 years before Christ, we can add 1,000 years to 2,991 (the age of the earth when Solomon began to reign) and you get 3991 (the approximate age of the earth when Christ was born.)

I think everybody knows it is approximately 2000 years the time of Christ until now. So add 2000 years to 3991 and you get 5991. That is pretty close to 6,000 years.

It is very clear, is it not, that the Bible proves the age of the universe to be approximately 6,000 years old.

For a graphical representative of the above explanation click here.  

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Some people like to throw up a smoke screen by asking the question, "How old was Adam when he sinned?" Actually it doesn't make any difference. We know that Adam was created in the week of creation. We also know that Adam lived 930 years. So whether he sinned in the second week after creation or the second year or the 20th year doesn't make any difference.

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If you would like to study the Bible chronologically, go to the to top of this page, and click one of the first five links.  These files are graphical representation of the first 2000 years of the life of this earth.  There are many proof scriptures given.

The study continues by clicking on this link Page 01 - Timeline, which is the first page of an Old Testament timeline.  There are links to explanations of various items on these pages.

If you find a mistake in any of these timelines, I would appreciate your informing me.  I want to be as accurate as possible, but I continually find mistakes I have made.