How Old Is The Earth
Why are people concerned about how old the earth is?
---JS1234 on 6/13/19|
Just an added thought about the age of the earth:
God spoke everything into existence in six days just as he used Jesus to perform the miracles in the NT. He healed everyone instantly. It didn't take days or weeks of healing using man's medications or surgery. God even brought people balk to life - instantly and unnaturally.
If God could bring a person back to life instantly and unnaturally, he surely can create everything in six days.
---Steveng on 11/12/18|
Now I think I know what your asking. Who were the people created on the sixth day? You asked who was created after the sixth day, which I believe were the Sons of God.
Did you know we had no knowledge of the dinosaur until the mid 1800s? Now since these folks created on the sixth day, lived and died during the same period as the dinosaur, could this be a plausible reason we have no knowledge of them?
However, I do believe Cains children were some of the offspring of these very people.
---David on 11/12/18|
There were no other humans called sons of God until Father gave man that right. (Jhn 1:12) Adam's offsprings were sons and/or daughters of man. ---joseph
(Genesis 6:4) There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Are you saying Moses and I are wrong?
---David on 11/11/18|
The Sons of God, those born of a living Soul, as written in (Genesis 2:7). There is a clear distinction written in the Bible, between those only born in the image of God, and those who were born a living soul. We see this distinction in (Genesis 6:4). Like I have already said "Adam is the first 'human' son of God, both male and female. There were no other humans called sons of God until Father gave man that right. (Jhn 1:12) Adam's offsprings were sons and/or daughters of man. For they are offsprings of Adam, (man), not God, both male and female." Again, If you can, prove me wrong. Are you going to answer my questions? If not, I'm done with this exchange. It is simply going in circles.
---joseph on 11/11/18|
The Father's work was finished on the sixth day. Prove me wrong David.---joseph on 11/10/18
Before I do, can you explain to me where you believe Cains wife and Cains sons wives came from?
And while you at it, what race was the man you believe was created after the 6th?---joseph
The Sons of God, those born of a living Soul, as written in (Genesis 2:7). There is a clear distinction written in the Bible, between those only born in the image of God, and those who were born a living soul. We see this distinction in (Genesis 6:4).
You know who the Sons of God are in (Genesis 6:4), but who were the daughters of men?
---David on 11/11/18|
"Why does the Bible say Adam was created in (Genesis 2:7), but Eve was not created until (Genesis 2:22), a subsequent day?---David on 11/10/18" This says nothing about a subsequent day? The Father's work was finished on the sixth day. Prove me wrong David. And while you at it, what race was the man you believe was created after the 6th?
---joseph on 11/10/18|
Will you now answer the question I asked on 11/7, concerning the "race" of the man you and Arnold Murphy seem to think was created in chapter 2? If all the races were created on the 6th day as he states. He ignored the question, will you also?---joseph on 11/8/18
I have never said All races were created on the sixth day. A race was created on the sixth day in (Genesis 1:27) both male and female, but it was not Adams race. Now if you still have a question, rephrase it, so it applies to what I say..not Mr Murphy.
In the meantime, answer my question. Why does the Bible say Adam was created in (Genesis 2:7), but Eve was not created until (Genesis 2:22), a subsequent day?
---David on 11/10/18|
\\In the Garden...Adam is created first ,before everything else God creates in the Garden.\\
Just what did God create in the Garden after Adam and Eve?
BCV for your answer, please.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/9/18|
Again David, the second chapter of Genesis was history, that which was past, when written, as documented by the word generations (Gen.2:4) which means a "course of history (of creation etc)" Strongs H8435. Will you now answer the question I asked on 11/7, concerning the "race" of the man you and Arnold Murphy seem to think was created in chapter 2? If all the races were created on the 6th day as he states. He ignored the question, will you also?
---joseph on 11/8/18|
Fellas, lets look at the facts one at a time.
In the Garden...Adam is created first ,before everything else God creates in the Garden. In Chapter one, male and female are created on the same day. Does it appear Eve was created on the same day as Adam, in Chapter two?
The mere sequence of creation in Chapter one and in Chapter two, all by itself, should be enough evidence to tell us one is about the creation of the earth, and the other is about the creation of the Garden.
Also this version of events can logically explain where Cains wife came from. The daughters of men, seemed to have evolved into attractiveness according to (Genesis 6:2). Perhaps God created them to be ugly, simply to keep the Sons of God away.
---David on 11/8/18|
There is no conflict or contradiction between Genesis chapter one and two. Chapter two is simply a supplement to chapter one and focuses on man while chapter one focuses on the entire creation. The contradiction appears to be verse 19 where the animals seem to be created after man. I simply considered this as a sample of a flashback (or backstory) in novel writing.
One must understand that the Hebrew language is a poetic language full of flashbacks, backstories, metaphors, similes, parables to understand spiritual matters using worldly knowledge. This is why the jewish people today are good in the entertainment field.
---Steveng on 11/7/18|
As for A. Murphy, sounds like a man who uses God given wisdom to light his way. Then answer the question asked. using some simple logic we can see in the 2nd chapter, the Generation created from Adam were not the ones created in the first chapter. How is that logic used? Now if you can give me an honest answer to my question, I will enlighten you. The answers that I've given is all that I have. Please enlighten me with your answer/explanation. As to your last statement. Man is placed in the garden after it was planted. Gen 2:8 Man was placed there to dress and keep it. Gen 2:15. If this man was created before the animals (Gen 2:19) then this man was either created on the fifth day, or before the animals on the sixth day.
---joseph on 11/7/18|
As for A. Murphy, sounds like a man who uses God given wisdom to light his way.
As to your question.
The Bible doesnt tell us what God did on the eight day, but by using some simple logic we can see in the 2nd chapter, the Generation created from Adam were not the ones created in the first chapter.
Now if you can give me an honest answer to my question, I will enlighten you.
In the first chapter, explain why the male and female created there, were created after the earth and all of the animals, and In the second chapter, it tells us Adam was created before the Garden and any of those animals created there.
---David on 11/7/18|
Job 38: 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof, 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Who and what were the morning stars? The sons of God here are the Angels, created long before the 6 day creation. Also IN The beginning ...cannot be proved began only 6000 years ago. IN THE BEGINNING was the WORD...., yet we Know God has no beginning or end. So to say God Himself only has existed 6000 years is nuts.
---kathr4453 on 11/7/18|
"Does Eve appear to be created on the same day as Adam?" Yes, the sixth day. "The first man Adam (male and female) was made a living soul, The first man is of the earth," A so called teacher name A. Murphy tries to teach the same doctrine that you hold. I asked him a question that so far he has refused to answer, perhaps you will. He said, and I quote, "God created all the races on the six day, and rested on the seveneth day, and was good. Then God realized that He had no man to till the soil, so on the eighth day He created eth ha adam." My question to him was if the Father created all the races on the 6th day, what race was the adam that he created on the eight day?
---joseph on 11/7/18|
Man is correct when they use man's instruments to calculate the age of physical objects or the universe.
Alpha Centauri is 4.2 light years away (using triangulation) and uses the speed of light to calculate the age of 6 billion years old using man's calculation. The bible states that God spoke everything into existence in six days - the sun, the moon, the earth and everything in it - including light. So, if God created everything last week Alpha Centauri would still be 6 billion years old. Scientists "perceives" this age using man's instruments/calculations.
This goes for the age of the rocks of the Earth. If God created the Earth last week, scientist would still calculate the Earth as being 4 billion years old.
---Steveng on 11/7/18|
Notice in Chapter 1, God created both man and woman on the sixth day. In the creation of the Garden of Eden, Does Eve appear to be created on the same day as Adam?
---David on 11/7/18|
If I am wrong, can you explain why the creation chronologies are different?
Chapter 2 is a historical account of man, that focuses on and explains their formation. As written in the very first verse of chap. 2 "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them."
Cain was banished from his family home and found a wife that was not of his family And you base this on what? How do you know he didn't take his wife with him? Adam & Eve's daughters are not listed
If Cain and his wife were from the same family, why is Seth mentioned? Because Cain slew Able and seth was his replacement. (Gen 4:25) A question for you David, why was cain not mentioned in Adam's Genealogy?.
---joseph on 11/6/18|
The chronology of creation is different in Chapter 1 than it is in Chapter 2. In Chapter 1 we have the creation of the world. Chapter 2 is the creation of the Garden in Eden. If I am wrong, can you explain why the creation chronologies are different?
It should be simple logic, in light that Cain was banished from his family home and found a wife that was not of his family, that there were others who God created.
Plus in (Genesis 6:4), we can see a clear distinction between those who came from the family of Adam, and those who were not from the family of Adam.
Cain also found a wife before Seth was born. If Cain and his wife were from the same family, why is Seth mentioned, but those living in Nod were not?
---David on 11/6/18|
Scripture states there have been many generations Of earth, doesn't mean that any of those earlier times had DAYS, any more than Gods thrown has days, hrs, minutes. Maybe LIGHT was everywhere with no darkness, until Satan fell. God is light. I believe when darkness fell upon the face of the deep the lack of light caused the waters to freeze. And it took the warmth of the Holy Spirit to move upon the face of the waters and melt that ice. Also when we read Genesis , Satan had already fallen, where for our life now on earth, God said LET THERE BE LIGHT?
And whatever the heavens and earth were before Noah's flood is also something different than we know today. The fact that man lived to almost 1000 years proves that fact.
---kathr4453 on 11/5/18|
"The Garden from whence we have Adam...the first Son of God."
David Adam is the first 'human' son of God, both male and female. There were no other humans called sons of God until Father gave man that right. (Jhn 1:12) Adam's offsprings were called sons and/or daughters of man. For they are offsprings of Adam, not God, again, both male and female.
"Those created in the six day creation cycle, were not Sons of God" God said "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:" (Gen 1:26) By definition Adam was the first man. Chapter 2 simply tells us how that man was formed. The same word, "adam" Strongs H120 is used in both places.
---joseph on 11/5/18|
We know God created the earth in six days, but we do not know how much time elapsed after the six day creation and the creation of the Garden of Eden. The Garden from whence we have Adam...the first Son of God.
Those created in the six day creation cycle, were not Sons of God. Only those who came from the Garden of Eden, those born of Adam and Eve were called Sons of God. (Genesis 6:1-4)
Since the time between the creation of the earth and the Gods Garden...could have been millions of years...we can not estimate the earths age.
---David on 11/4/18|
I believe the gap theory between Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2. Peter backs this up. Genesis also talks about the GENERATIONS of the earth...as being more than 1. So I believe the earth could be 4.5 billion years old. There are also scriptures in the OT of Lucifer walking in the Garden of God, that earth during one of those generations may have been a paradise like something we have never seen before. But as a result of lucifers fall, the earth became without form and void and darkness fell upon it. That fall would explain why the moon seems to have huge craters on it. That never happened in the last 6000 years. One day a NEW heaven and earth, resulting in its LAST and final generation.
Man is only as old as 6000 or so years old.
---kathr4453 on 11/4/18|
""I'm more interested in the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks."
Apparently Johnny74 is interested. Why not honor the question he's asked by giving him an honest response, based on the knowledge you hold?
---Josef on 11/3/18|
Monk Brendan, as Matthew Brady said in INHERIT THE WIND, "I'm more interested in the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks."
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/3/18|
I seem to have a different take on the age of the earth. I am NOT saying that God made the earth in six days. However, I am not saying is that He did not. I am much more interested in the present, and not on theories about the age of the earth.
---Monk_Brendan on 11/2/18|
"Hope this is helpful." Trey how do you account for the ice age? Where do you place it? What time period? Explaining biblically the time period of the frozen mammoths found in Siberia would be helpful. Thanks
---Josef on 10/31/18|
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God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th. Genesis states that the evening and the morning were the first day, thus establishing a 24 hour time period for each day during creation.
There are approximately 4000 years between the time of Adam and the time of Christ. If we then add 2000 years to this number since the year is 2018, we arrive at the earth being approximately 6000 years old.
Hope this is helpful.
---trey on 10/30/18|
"Answer: A little over 6000 years. Next question.
That was a very dogmatic statement Trey, what is it based on? "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Scripture, as far as I know, does not address when that beginning was. If an answer was demanded of me, that answer would be, before time, as we know it, began.
---Josef on 10/27/18|
Answer: A little over 6000 years. Next question.
---trey on 10/11/18|
On a site similar to this, a similar question was raised, so I'll give the same answer.
How our uncreated God's eternal and unmaterial "Fiat" comes to pass in the created universe of space, time, and matter is a mystery we will never understand in this world. There may not even be human language to express it.
In the next world, we won't care.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/11/18|
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Johnny: "That means the Egyptian pyramids were built before the deluge!"
Oh really? Based on notoriously falsified Egyptian history, I presume?
Accelerator Mass Spectrometer C14 measurements of worldwide fossils date the flood at circa 4500 YBP.
---jerry6593 on 10/6/18|
That means the Egyptian pyramids were built before the deluge!
---Johnny74 on 10/5/18|
That's pretty old, 6000 years.
---Johnny74 on 10/5/18|
Not sure. In the Beginning GOD created the heavens and the Earth.
When Genesis starts the planet is there. How long it was there we are not told. Then in six days GOD transformed and made it a place we can live.
That happened we thing about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. But that is still just a guess.
The important thing is do we live in love for GOD and others.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/2/18|
I have no idea how the first post was posted, I never hit submit, the program failed in the middle of the composition. This is my complete thought. The question can not be answered, factually, because when the earth was created, man did not exist, and the Father did not say. I realize that someone will quote Jesus as saying "from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female." I submit, this is in reference to the creation of man, why? Jesus was addressing divorce in that dialog, man's relationship with his woman. The verse references that which commences from that beginning. The rest of the creation is not mentioned, or referenced.
---joseph on 10/2/18|
How old IS the esrth?
---Johnny74 on 10/1/18|
"How old is the earth?" This question can not be answered, factually, because no man existed in the beginning, and the Father does not say. Some one will rebuke this statement by quoting Jesus saying "from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. Male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
---joseph on 10/2/18|