Literal 6 days… Young earth vs Old earth

Reading about Creation with my daughters has got me thinking about it again. They are so smart. My oldest likely considers how long it takes to put together her favorite 500+ piece puzzle while my youngest contemplates how much mess she can make in a day.

I’m gonna put it out there that I believe in a literal 6 day creation. Young earth vs Old earth? I’m a believer in a young earth explanation. The part about this debate that I have a difficult time with is that God has always been, right? So even with the billion year old earth explanation, God still always was. This is what it really comes down to, doesn’t it. If we believe in God, then we must believe that He wasn’t created. He just was. Has always been. Will always be. The first verse of Genesis says “in the beginning…” well, that was our beginning, not His.

Did God create our world to look old? Maybe. I think parts of it absolutely lead one to believe that it is an old earth. However, I still believe that even with the science that we have today you cannot with 100% accuracy prove an old earth.

Just like the debate between Calvinists and Arminians… Both sides have points.

So does it really matter what we believe when it comes down to this? What do you believe?

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2 thoughts on “Literal 6 days… Young earth vs Old earth

  1. My tendency is to be old earth. But I am not strong one way or the other. I do think you should read John Walton’s Lost World of Genesis One. Completely changes my perspective on the whole thing. And he is strong academic with solid conservative credentials and biblical evidence. I have a review on my blog. http://bookwi.se/genesis-Walton/