Many people don’t understand the importance of believing in a literal 6 day creation.
Most Hebrew scholars agree that the wording used in the Creation account indicates literal 24 hour days.
An old Earth view gives rise to many ungodly theories such as death before sin, human-primate origins, a chance cosmos, and other speculative views. Not only that, it suggests to non-Christians that we are prepared to compromise our belief in the Bible when man spouts an impressive sounding “billions of years ago”.
An old Earth doesn’t explain the origins of our 7-day week with its seventh day Sabbath.
Genesis 1 tells us that God called the light day, and the darkness night, and that He created the sun and moon to divide the days. Today, this cycle of light and darkness is 24 hours — Just as it was IN THE BEGINNING.
According to Genesis 3:20, Eve was to be the mother of everyone, making life before Adam and Eve impossible.
The Big Bang theory questions not only the young earth, but also the very existence of God. Where did the matter in the universe come from in the first place? What caused a big bang? And how could space be formed with such intricate design and beauty?
The theory of an old earth – while gaining support by some – has many problems and unanswered questions. These theories have NO PLACE in Biblical Christianity.
I’m David Rives…
Truly, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.