I thought I would start by discussing my thoughts on the start…of everything. In recent days I have been giving a lot of thought to this topic. I have read the first 2 chapters of Genesis several times, read posts on Scientific blogs and listened to lectures from both young and old earth creationists and evolutionists. In my opinion, in light of of the inerrant nature of the Bible, I am going to have to stake my claim in the land of young earth creationists.
The area of study I am going to start with is Radiometric Dating. I found a great paper by Dr. Roger C. Wiens titled “Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective”. Give me some time to read this and I will post it and my review soon. If anyone reads this and has a good source of info on radiometric dating, or any thing to do with ‘scientifically’ dating the earth, email it to me so I can take a look at it.
My thought is that if current dating processes are not reliable, then we should stay with the original method, God. I am also going to research the original text of Genesis and see which translation is the most accurate to tell me in English what God said in those chapters of the Bible. Most of the time I have found the KJV to be the most reliable, but I am willing to explore the original text to see what I find.
I am hoping that through studying the original text of the Bible and reading about modern dating processes I can come to a reasonable answer to the questions: How old is the earth. With that said I would like to point out that the age of the earth is a non-essential to salvation and that Heaven will be crowded with young and old earthers and we will all find out the truth once we get there. God bless everyone and I look forward to next time I get to write on this blog.