Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 4 – Geochronology

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A note from John:

I found this article (see below),  written by Dennis Lindsay.  It is 34 chapters in length, and chapters comprise volume 8 of an apparent larger series.  You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and such book places.  Only a single chapter is viewed in this post.

It has some pretty good science which thoroughly disproves Evolution. but tends to look at the Creationism view, which ignores several important scriptures and the obvious.  It does come close to the correct Biblical view of creation, but not quit.

Remember that there are three basic views of creation:

  1. Evolution – where creation and life formed over a period of billions of years.
  2. Creationism – where creation all occurred during the six days mentioned in Genesis.
  3. Fundamental Christianity (the correct view) – where creation occurred, with angels first, then the universe, then Satan’s fall, then the earth became null and void, then the six day restoration of earth.

The text of this writing below, suggests that the universe was created about 6000 years ago.  The proofs are compelling for disputing evolution, but not from the point of creation, but from the point of the restoration and/or the flood in Noah’s time.

Fundamental Christian doctrine teaches that angels were created, then the universe was created, then Satan had his falling out and the earth was rendered null and void, then the six day restoration occurred wherein Adam was created as an adult and mature man.

Since the angels were created instantaneously as mature creatures, and Adam and plants and animals were created in the same pattern, it follows that the universe was likewise created in a mature state and did not evolve over billions of years.   So the question is, ‘How old is the universe?  Is its age measured in billions of years or thousands of years?’

We know that when planet earth was created it came with plants and animals.  Dinosaurs are proof of this fact.  But their age is uncertain.  When they disappeared, then that fits in with the earth becoming null and void.  God then restored the world in six days and thus we have human history beginning at that point.  Therefore, as you read this article, consider the dating suggestions as coming from the restoration and/or the Flood, and not as the actual original beginning.

Genealogical records from the Bible, place the date of Adam at about 6000 plus years ago.  Prior to Adam, was the null and void period (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the fall of Satan (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the creation of the universe (time-frame unknown).

The actual age of the universe is probably not in the billions of years, assuming the mature state of its creation, but since God is fair and since angels had their chance and failed, then it would seem reasonable that angelic history would be at least as long as human history, otherwise Satan would complain that the comparison was not fair, and besides, God does not do things arbitrarily or without a plan.  Therefore, angelic history and dinosaurs and such could easily have completed their history in a few thousands of years (prior to man), too.  Food for thought.

Birth of Planet Earth  –  By Dennis Gordon Lindsay

Geochronology

Figure 6. GRANDFATHER TIME

GRANDFATHER TIME

Timekeepers

Throughout history man has found ways of knowing the time of the day and of the year. Clocks can be found on city towers, cars, computers, calculators, checkbooks, coffee-makers, radios, rings, submarines—or just about anywhere. Nature also has provided many natural clocks which provide man with ways of telling the time of day, the time of year and even the ages of the Earth, moon, sun and the universe.

Geochronology is the science of determining the age of the Earth by geological events. Geo means Earth and chronology has to do with a time sequence. Scientists are aware of over 80 ways nature indicates the Earth’s age. These are called “geologic clocks.” These clocks are based on natural processes that are presently occurring and can be measured.

An example of one such natural process would be the formation of diatomaceous Earth which was previously mentioned. Another example would be the rate dust is falling to the Earth (illustrated in the following chapter). The majority of “geologic clocks” give a relatively young age for the Earth. Only a few of them yield a preliminary conclusion of billions of years; those which do are based on evolutionary assumptions which cannot be verified.

Certain variables can throw off the accuracy of a clock. A worldwide flood, for instance, would have speeded up a clock causing something very young to appear to be very old. (Remember the diatomaceous rock with the whale found on its tail. The formation of other geological wonders such as the Grand Canyon also are examples.)

In the past, when many scientists believed that evolutionism was indisputably true, it seemed there was no choice but to accept the ages espoused by that theory. Since evolutionists “knew” the Earth was old, clocks were interpreted accordingly. But, as we have learned more and more about nature’s clocks, their testimony has grown more inconsistent. It has become clear that there is something drastically wrong with the evolutionary claims of an ancient universe. Nature’s clocks attest to a young Earth and universe.