Monday, October 26, 2015

Many "Christians" Accept the Doctrine of an Old Earth Because of Consensus, Not Scripture

Science—in the sense of genuine knowledge and understanding—is not the real reason many scholarly Christians accept the doctrine of an old earth. Rather, they accept this doctrine for the same reason that laypeople do: They trust the secular scientific community’s conclusions—the majority consensus—on the subject...
Secular scientists may be quite knowledgeable in their specialty fields, and many people naively assume that claims about an old age of the earth couldn’t possibly be motivated by anything other than a simple desire for truth. However, it’s important to recognize the human mind’s natural hostility toward the things of God. Without faith in Christ, we are characterized by “enmity against God” (Romans 8:7) and described as those who “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). 
If secular scientists are “suppressing the truth” when it comes to the weightier issue of God’s existence, why would Christians unquestioningly accept their claims about Earth’s history?

~Excerpts from ICR's "Earth's Age" by Dr. Jake Hebert

Most "scientists" presume an old age of the Earth, therefore they do not start with the question of "How old is the earth?" but rather "How many millions of years old is the earth?". This proves their own presuppositions and disregard for Truth.

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