Young vs old dating

Neither old earth creationism nor young earth creationism teaches that the Bible is wrong.

Generally speaking, both old earth and young earth creationists believe in the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of God’s Word.

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At the same time, we do not view old earth creationism as heresy.

We are not going to question the faith or motives of our brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with us on this issue.

It takes another 4,460,000,000 years for half of the remaining sample to decay into Pb206 and then another 4,460,000,000 years for half of what’s then left to decay, and so on.

The time it takes for half of a sample to decay is called a “half-life.” By measuring radioactive half-lives, by measuring how much parent and daughter are present in any given specimen, and by making certain key assumptions, scientists believe they are able to accurately determine the age of a specimen. The question is what are the underlying key assumptions and how reliable are they?

What differs between these approaches is one’s view on what the Bible is, in fact, saying. Old earth creationists believe a strictly literal approach is not the correct way to interpret the early chapters of Genesis.

They view Genesis 1–2 as being primarily symbolic and/or poetic.Question: "How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?" Answer: Radiometric dating does not fit with the “young earth” view.They view old-earth arguments developed by naturalistic scientists as primarily being a defense for Darwinian evolution.They contend that the dating methods are flawed, at best, and are implemented by scientists with bias, presuppositions, and agendas.Old earth creationists view the scientific dating methods as being reasonably accurate and therefore accept that the earth and the universe are truly old. As a ministry, Got definitely leans toward the young earth perspective.

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