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Deep Time and the Christian

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Some Christians adopt the notion of deep time from the evolutionists. Then they mix the idea into the account of creation in Genesis chapter one to produce a syncretistic worldview. One such Christian  published the following in 1983.  He wrote, “…the universe originated from a primeval explosion, or ‘big bang,’ beginning about 18 billion years ago.” He then claimed that this agrees with the first sentence of the Bible—but does it?

Reproduced here is the diagram that I created showing his timeline and that from the Bible:

Old Age Timeline, with earth near the end, compared to biblical timeline with Adam at the beginning
Legend: P = the present time, Bya = billion years ago, and ya = years ago.

You will note the radical disagreement between the time line from the publication and the time line from the Biblical text.

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Note that the first sentence in the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Check the beginning period on the timeline, which is representative to all Bible believers that accept deep time. You would expect the heavens and the earth to form there; however, note that the earth does not appear at the beginning, like the Bible says it did. On that timeline the earth doesn’t show up until the period of end time.

Here you have a strong contradiction between the claim that one believes the Bible, which states that the earth was created in the beginning,  and the claim that the earth appeared at more than 9 billion years after the beginning. What is claimed about the respective ages of the universe and the earth speaks so loud that I can’t hear the claims about believing the Bible. Notions about deep time being consistent with the Bible fail that first test for truth.

They are absolutely false!

Now, check out the biblical timeline. Note that there have been over 300,000 weeks since the creation week. The heavens, earth, and all that the universe contains were created in that first week—the beginning of weeks—according to the Holy Spirit (Exod. 20:11). The biblical timeline shown here is thoroughly consistent with the biblical text and with the teaching of Jesus in Mark 10:6,

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female [referring to Adam and Eve].

So humans were created at the beginning as well, but they don’t show up until the very end in the Syncretistic Worldview Timeline.

Should I believe Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Moses and the truth or the compromisers and error? I’m going with Jesus et. al.! How about you?Diagram showing how truth needs self-consistency and to fit the facts

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P.S. Who wrote the original text of Exodus 20:11?

Compare also:  Exodus 31:18; Exodus 32:16; Exodus 34:1,4; Deuteronomy 4:13; Deuteronomy 5:22; Deuteronomy 9:9-10; Deuteronomy 10:1-2

We were told seven times in these seven references… when will we “get it?”

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Written by Walter Sivertsen

Walt is the President of Midwest Creation Fellowship, and has avidly studied the creation/evolution controversy for several decades. His career in chemistry and his certification in quality engineering make him particularly knowledgeable about how science operates, and when it is not literally the scientific method that is operating. Since junior high school, he has been an amateur astronomer. For entertainment, he studies astronomy, calculus, thermodynamics, and all things related to the creation/evolution issue.

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  1. Thanks Walter. Truth is the most important thing in the universe. Our God is the god of Truth. Jesus said I am the truth so thank you doctor for the truth.

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