HOW OLD IN THE EARTH

Bible Study

Charles E. Whisnant

Part Four 4.1 May 13, 2009

AGE OF THE EARTH

Beliefs in the Earth’s age by old Earth
creationists, young Earth creationists,
and scientists

Biblical Age of the Earth

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In the current controversy over creation and evolution, it is a rare event indeed to find something on which those in both camps agree wholeheartedly. Generally speaking, the two world views are light-years apart from start to finish. There is one thing, however, on which creationists and evolutionists do agree: evolution is impossible if the Earth is young (with an age measured in thousands, not billions, of years). R.L. Wysong addressed this point in his book, The Creation-Evolution Controversy, when he wrote:

Both evolutionists and creationists believe evolution is an impossibility if the universe is only a few thousand years old. There probably is no statement that could be made on the topic of origins which would meet with so much agreement from both sides. Setting aside the question of whether vast time is competent to propel evolution, we must query if vast time is indeed available (1976, p. 144).

HOW DID THE UNIVERSE COME TO BE WHAT IT IS NOW?

When God created the earth, He created it as it is. He created it mature. He created it with the appearance of age.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT GOD CREATE ALL THINGS MATURE?

· Well on the first day He made light and darkness.

· On the second day He made the heavens.

· On the third day He made the earth.

· On the fourth day He made the heavenly bodies that provide light.

· On the fifth day He made fish and birds.

· And on the sixth day He made land creatures and man.

HOW DID THE UNIVERSE COME TO BE WHAT IT IS NOW?

· Hebrews 11:3

how did He create?

· It means basically that the infinite, eternal, personal, triune God of the universe brought things into existence which were not in existence prior to this moment.

How did God do this?

· Psalms 33:6, 9

· Psalms 148:5

· Mark 13:19

· Matthew 19:4

· Romans 1:16

· Hebrews 1:10

· Romans 4:17


When did god create?

WHY DID HE WANT TO CREATE?


· In Revelation 4:11

· Isaiah 43:7

· To display his grace and glory


· To provide a bride for His Son

IN THE BIGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH

· TIME WAS CREATED.

THE CONDITION OF THE EARTH ON DAY ONE:

Formless

Void

dark

Why Shouldn’t Christians Accept Millions of Years?

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About Charles e Whisnant

Youth Pastor since 1964.Pastor/Teacher 1971-74, 1980-2001, 2008-2015. Seminary, College, On line training, 50 years of study. A student of of the Bible. Expositional in my teaching. Married for 45 years. Four children and three granddaughter. Currently pastor - teacher in Minford, Ohio. No published books. No TV program. Favorite preachers Spurgeon, Calvin, MacArthur, Lloyd-Jones, Packer, Edwards, Baxter, Puritans.
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