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Can You Explain Why Someone Should Believe in an Old Earth?

[Originally published as Why am I a YOUNG Earth Creationist? | Confessions of a Young Earth Creationist Ch 1]

Since being introduced to the debate between deep time and Biblical creation, I have learned a lot of science and Biblical criticism which supports the YEC model and which does not fit within a OEC model.

In short, the Bible is clear- God created within a single calendar week about 6,000 years ago. Science is in full agreement- a recent six day creation with a global flood fits within ALL of observable science.

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Big Bang cosmology, deep time and gradualism does not fit the observed facts. Deep time is NOT a result of scientific investigation, but rather has become a starting assumption which forces scientists to bury a lot of facts and invent a lot of weak explanations not based on observation.

My goal is to give you enough of an education to join those of us who stand on the fringes of society, shunned by atheistic science and wishy-washy American church alike, and yet, holding firm to the Bible, we remain Young at heart.

I also recommend you check out other YEC resources, such as Answers in Genesis (And their most excellent museum), Creation Week with Ian Juby on YouTube, resources like over at, and remember, Jesus Loves You.

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Written by Bryan Melugin

Bryan runs, teaches science and theatre, makes cartoons and puppets, and wants everyone to know and love Jesus.

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