Does the Earth Look Young or Old?
In addition to all the hard scientific evidence presented at DinosaurSoftTissue.com and here at YoungEarth.com, ask yourself, Does the Earth even look old? Or does it look young? Materialists will tell you, "Don't believe your lyin' eyes." In contrast, Jesus frequently quoted the Hebrew prophets, one of whom, Ezekiel, wrote that God gave us "eyes to see" and "ears to hear." Jesus Christ Himself is the most reliable witness to the truth, infinitely more reliable than atheist scientists like Richard Dawkins or Lawrence Krauss.
Surprisingly though, Jesus said in the Gospel of John chapter five that if He testifies of Himself, His testimony is not credible. A teaching that runs through the Bible explains why He would say that. The Scriptures explain that two or three witnesses are required to establish the truth of a matter. In addressing the issue of credibile testimony, Jesus courageously affirmed a truth that simultaneously:
- shows His humility
- answers Socrates' Euthyphro argument against belief in God, and also
- disproves any claim for a non-trinitarian diety like Islam's Allah. (For more on all this, see A Christian Answer to Euthyphro's Dilemma.)
Jesus then explained that there are other witnesses that testify of Him, such as the Scriptures which prophesied of Him, and the miracles He performed, and the others who confirmed that He was the Christ. Please consider the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the scientific evidence refuting the allegations of an old earth, though powerful, is only secondary to the personal testimony of the eye witness who was there. Still, some religious organizations that claim to accept the Bible, such as Christianity Today magazine (as in their cover story The Search for the Historical Adam), reject that God made Adam from the dust of the ground, which view then pushes such Christians further to reject many other Bible teachings and ignore many scientific discoveries. For Christ Himself reminded us in Mark 10:6, that [not after billions of years but], "from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female." So, scientific observations refute the claim of an old earth while God's word teaches us that the creation is young.