Stress-shifting is a Bible teaching that is truly a life-transforming truth. Two foundational verses for such a glorious confession are Proverbs :. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
These blog posts are based on the introductory essays that accompany each of the topics. Using radiometric dating modern science has concluded that the earth is 4. Geologists since the 18th and 19th centuries began to understand that the earth has a vast age measured in millions and billions of years rather than thousands of years.
Some Christians are not fans of radiometric dating. They believe that radiometric dating has been used to attack the Bible. Nevertheless, this approach can be confusing, if not wrongheaded, for the simple reason that Carbon dating actually presents strong evidence for the Christian faith and not against it. Carbon14 Dating: Friend or Foe to the Christian??
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The dating of rocks by the radioactive decay of certain minerals is undoubtedly the main argument today for the dogma of an old earth. But the Bible clearly teaches a recent creation of both the heavens and the earth, so Christians have often tried to reinterpret this doctrine to accommodate the long ages required by radioactive dating. For those Christians who believe that Genesis like the other historical books of the Bible should be understood as literal history, it has therefore been necessary to show the fallacies in the so-called "scientific proofs" of an old earth.
Most people accept the current old-earth OE age estimate of around 4. This age is obtained from radiometric dating and is assumed by evolutionists to provide a sufficiently long time-frame for Darwinian evolution. And OE Christians theistic evolutionists see no problem with this dating whilst still accepting biblical creation, see Radiometric Dating - A Christian Perspective.
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It is not a matter of whether the science itself is faulty. The reality is that the science is rather elegant in its function. The challenge is that it operates under a set of assumptions. Any scientist with an open mind would tell you that if these assumptions were shifted towards a Biblical view, the carbon dating process would still work, though at a much shorter time scale.