Friday, March 10, 2006

The Age of the Universe

“The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his
glory.”

PSALM 97:6


The bible even touches on the age of the universe. The bible tells us the world was created in 6 days. We know from the genealogies recorded in the bible, that the fall happened around 6,000 years ago.

Despite the bible’s reputation, many scientists and most textbooks teach that the bible is wrong. They say the earth is billions and billions of years old and usually hold to the Big Bang Theory. The big bang theory attempts to explain the origin of the universe without God. Those who believe this theory, usually assume it is true and interpret the evidence to match their belief. The evolutionists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

The Recession of the Moon

As the moon orbits the earth, its gravity pulls on the earth’s oceans, causing tides. The tides actually pull forward on the moon, which causes the moon to gradually spiral outward. Because of this, the moon moves about one and a half inches away from the earth every year. That means the moon would have been closer to the earth in the past.

Based on the biblical timescale, this “spiraling away” of the moon isn’t a problem. Six thousand years ago, the moon would have been 800 feet closer. That is a minor change, considering the moon is now a quarter of a million (250,000) miles away.

Using the evolutionary timescale, there’s a problem. In this case, the moon would be touching the earth only 1.4 billion years ago. This suggests the moon can’t possibly be as old as secular astronomers claim.

Because of this problem, the secular scientists create other explanations for why they‘re right. Such as, maybe the moon hasn’t always moved away at the same rate, adding another assumption to their theory, which is full of assumptions. The simplest explanation is that the moon hasn’t been around for that long. Perfectly consistent with the biblical view of a young earth.

Food for thought: Leviticus 15:13 “… and bathe his flesh in running water”
God told the Israelites to wash infected flesh in running water. For centuries people washed their hands in a bowl water, spreading infection rapidly.

It wasn’t until the invention of the microscope and the work of Pasteur and Koch in the 1800’s, that doctors began washing under running water.

Leviticus is believed to be written around 1490 B.C. The difference between Pasteur and Koch and Leviticus is about 3000 years.

P.S. I have been reading a book called Accelerated
Distance Learning
by Brad Voeller.

Has anyone heard of/used the Accelerated Distance Learning Method or been
to one of Brad Voeller’s seminars?

3 comments:

David Boskovic said...

Maybe we should start theorizing like they do too.... not that we need to, but they'd discover pretty quick how easy it is to ridicule such manners of answering questions.

Oneway Purpose is now linking to you.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,

Their logic is very poor. Creation Scientists would never get away with a theory that lunatic. I enjoy reading your knowledgeable and interesting posts. Keep it up!

I have heard of Accelerated Distance Learning by Brad Voeller. My knowledge goes only as far as what Vision Forum said about it in their catalog. It sounds like something to look into.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Edit...

I did not mean "look into" I meant "finish reading."

EEM