How Old Is The Earth?

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Hi R____,

Thanks for your question.

You ask if I believe in a new earth and if “we are allowed to try to interpret the stars?” Yes, I do believe in a young, or as you put it, “a new earth.” I do so because I simply believe God’s Word, which tells us this:

Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Yes, every word is spirit (Joh 6:63), but the spiritual meaning behind the words ‘in six days’ is in no way spiritually enhanced or revealed, and there is absolutely no “edification, exhortation, or comfort” (1Co 14:3) to believing that ‘in six days’ means a thousand years, or a million years, or whatever length you wish to apply to them, other than the qualification they are given. If there were no qualifying statement involved, then there might be some excuse for doing that, but each day of creation is qualified by the holy spirit as being an “evening and a morning.”

Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

… and so on through all six days of creation, the sixth being the day on which God created all of His beasts, which included Adam.

Now Adam is said to have lived 930 years, and then he died.

Gen 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

The Hebrew word which is translated ‘days’ in this verse is the Hebrew word ‘yom.’ It is the exact same Hebrew word twice translated ‘day’ in Gen 1:5.

Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Why would we make the one which is specified as “the evening and the morning” into thousands or millions or billions of years, but not do so where the word has no specific qualifying statement with it? That is absurd. Why, when it is not qualified, do we accept it as a 24 hour day, and then when it is qualified as a 24 hour day, we turn it into thousands, millions or billions of years?

I have already written several letters on this question, so I hope you don’t mind looking at these links. The earth is a young earth, because “it is a short work the Lord makes upon the earth.

Rom 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

Christ literally spoke the creation into existence, as we are plainly told in both the Old and the New Testaments.

Isa 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly [ Hebrew, instantly], and they came to pass.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [ they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

“From the beginning… I showed them instantly,” is the proper translation for Isa 48:3, and “a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” is the doctrine of Jesus Christ. All who believe in a “scientific” theory that stretches that work out over tens of thousands or millions of years, are simply lacking faith in the Word of God, and are sending the wrong message out to the world. Adam and Eve were literally spoken into existence. To deny that the days of creation were six twenty four hour days, is to deny that Adam and Eve were two literal people, and denies that Adam lived to be a literal 930 years of age. But the Truth of God’s Word is that just as the hen that was created with her, Eve was created with mature eggs within her with which to populate this planet. The very population of this earth itself, demonstrates that this earth is not an old earth, even though, like Adam and Eve, it was created with the appearance of age. The trees in the garden of Eden were created as trees with fruit already upon them, growing in the needed topsoil, with possibly hundreds of age rings within their trunks. The light from far away stars was created already here. The entire creation was created with the appearance of age. God is just that powerful! He is True and every man is a liar! All so called ‘science’ which denies His Word is false science.

1Ti 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [ and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

A good friend, who simply prefers “science falsely so called,” to the Words of God, once told me that the days of creation had to be more than six days, simply because Adam could not have named all the animals in one day. I reminded him that if Satan could show Christ all the kingdoms of the world and all their glory “in a moment,” then God could surely cause Adam to name all the animals “in a moment” also.

Luk 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

I have written several letters already on this subject. Here are a few of the links to those letters. Please take the time to check them out.

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Gap_ Between_Gen_1_1and1_2. php

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Were_ The_ Days_ Of_ Creation_ Really_ Ages. php

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Are_ Dinosaurs_ Mentioned_ In_ The_ Bible. php

Your brother in Christ,


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