How Old Is the World?

I have no idea exactly how old the world is. There are a few rules we can apply. It is likely that it is both young and old. Did God wait millions of years for the stars to all be seen? Did he wait all that time for their light to reach everywhere? That is not likely.

Or did God create the world with age? Is it somehow aged? That is likely.

But I think it makes sense that God created the universe with age. I am not even going to comment on the Genesis account except to say that the world was created in the beginning. Gen 1. 

I believe it could be a little older than 6 thousand years. But really, that is just a guess. It could be much older. What time span does "in the beginning" cover? 

1.In the beginning(A) God created(B) the heavens(C) and the earth.(D) 2. Now the earth was formless(E) and empty,(F) darkness was over the surface of the deep,(G) and the Spirit of God(H) was hovering(I) over the waters.

How long did "in the beginning take?

The Garden of Eden was a long time in the making. We don't know how old it was prior Adam's sin.

We could say that numerically, Adam is 4000 years to Christ based on the Genesis account. The account may have gaps which could lead some to say Adam was created 10000 BC. It is a fascinating study. Regardless, fashioning the earth took far less time than creating the heaven and earth.

I can't comment on something I don't fully understand, except to say that all creatures are created after their own kind. We know this is true because their DNA is remarkably stable.

Animals were never created from one cell. Even science tells us water breaks down DNA and is hostile to silly evolutionary theory.

We know that nothing in nature is a DNA mistake. So, I don't buy evolution at all because even science supports all after their own kind.

We know soft tissue has been found in fossils that are supposedly millions of years old. But even scientists say soft tissue goes away first! So the fossils are carbon 14 to be tested to be thousands of years old, not millions!

I don't know if this will help anyone. If it does then great. There are more important things, like knowledge of the gospel and the Savior, that must be spread because the workers are few. There is little time, and the end is near. It does no good to believe in a young earth if a person is not called as chosen in Christ through the cutting power of the gospel!

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