The Earth simply is not as old as scientist think it is. I don’t fall in to the thinking of, “it was created with the appearance of age.” I think the time/space distortion of creation best explains the concept, that from our point of view looking back at the point of origin it seems to be and for some purposes is old, but looking out from the point of origin it has only been 6000 +or -. We can not perceive time the way God does. He made time. He is not subject to it. It is subject to Him and so is space. If you move a prop through water it causes cavitation which is a distortion. inside the distortion sound travels at a different rate than it does outside the distortion. This is a bad analogy, but you get the idea.
The creation and placing of things at a rate faster than the speed of light causes distortions with time and space. I agree with the Bible that the Earth is young. We just think it is older looking from our point of view. Kind of like the jog wheel on a VCR playing a video of the life of a tree. The seed is not, it is, it is a sapling, it is a tree, it is a house, it is not, all in one instance to God. We are very linear minded beings. His ways are higher than ours. For us to doubt His word because we don’t get it is wrong.
4 thoughts on “Young Earther and Proud.”
The sad thing is that Christian ‘young earthers’s are a stumbling block for many Christian students. I read many sad comments from former or disillusioned students over the Ken Ham PR gig. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/creation-young-earth-ham-nye-genesis-one/
Humility not pride marks Cristian character.
I don’t agree. I believe their lack of faith is the stumbling block. I believe it is the lack of faith of others who teach them not to believe in an young Earth is a stumbling block. It is easy to say someone is causing someone else to stumble. Just because this Secondary Article of Faith is in contest among believers doesn’t negate the actuality of the Earth. It will be known to us in glory, but for now I would err on the side of scriptures plain meaning rather than try to eisegetically justify an old Earth. It can be done. I’ve read some very good arguments, but at the end of the day, I have to go with what I read as historical narrative and not allegory. I understand we can come up with different ideas here, but I won’t go back to where I came from now that I see so much evidence for a young Earth that before I assumed was evidence for an old Earth. As long as we agree on the Primary Articles of Faith, like soteriology, the Deity of Christ, and the Trinity, I can call them brother. After all it is possible for God to do things we don’t understand.
The only thing I would add is that “SOME scientists think”. Many scientists have abandoned the old earth view as unscientific; or simply not supporting the facts. Scientists have a long history of being wrong on many things and of mocking men who did not fit their mold. Just like theologians! Reversing the movements of the creation means a real scientist can measure real movements. With the sun shrinking 5 feet each hour and the earth measurably slowing down, reversing this means scientists can measure the speed increase and the sun’s size increase. In a billion years you have the earth inside the sun and spinning too fast for anything to hold on to it. The theory must give way to scientific reality!
Good for you! God bless.