Age of the Earth
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Based on Christianity the earth is around 6,000 years old, but science has found trees around 9,000 years old. This could be a fluke in carbon dating or could it could be that God's idea of time is much longer than humans.
What are your thoughts?
I doubt that Adam's first thought was to find out what time it might have been, or that he decided that the Earth's clock would be based on the revolution of the Sun.
In other words, I am arguing that Moses was using conventional wisdom when he wrote Genesis. Maybe, one day, we will find the Garden of Eden, dig up Adam, and carbon date him. Maybe that 9000 year old tree was the original apple tree.
I'm not claiming I'm right. This is just my take on it until I am presented with new information that can prove other wise.
Thanks for you input @rwmmiller
I doubt that Adams first thought was to find out what time it might have been, or that he decided that the Earths clock would be based on the revolution of the Sun.
In other words, I am arguing that Moses was using conventional wisdom when he wrote Genesis. Maybe, one day, we will find the Garden of Eden, dig up Adam, and carbon date him.
Yes, God created time! My premise is that God, Himself, has no use for time in His existence. Do you believe it took "time" for God to create anything? Is God limited to the 5 senses of smell, sight, hearing, touch, and taste? How can He possibly communicate with us when we are limited by these senses and time. For us to understand, he must use our awareness's, but they most likely have no relationship to His awareness. In other words, He must use some sort of analogy, metaphor, parable, etc.
As in Peter, ". . . one day is as a thousand years. . ." Peter is not saying "is" a thousand years. Regarding Genesis, before there was light and days consisting of light and dark, there was "confusion." How long did this "confusion" last before we had a time measurement? Could it be one earth day, 6,000 Earth days, 13,000 Earth days or 13 billion Earth days?
I think it mattered not to God how long it took in time. If we accept modern science's estimate, will God care? If he would care, why?
Can we agree that God created time, but He has no use for it in His Realm, and neither will we?
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