To the editor:
The age of the earth is an important issue in Christianity today. If the six-day Genesis account is fallacious, then how can the rest of Scripture be relied upon?
Christians have to realize that if they accept an old age for the earth, this view did not come from the Bible; it comes from outside the Bible. Thus, when they insist that we accept the "billions of years" theory, they really are telling us to accept the fallible words of fallible scientists, whose theories change, who were not there, who don't know everything -- to tell God what He means. Thus they have put man in judgment of God. Man becomes the authority.
For me, as a Christian, to accept an old age (billions of years) for the earth, is to accept that fallible man's fallible methods are in authority over God's infallible Word. I can't do that.
The old earth is a belief of evolutionary ideas, which I regard as false. Even evolutionists agree that evolution is unlikely. Vast time is necessary for an evolutionary model to be convincing, and I feel it is for this reason that such emphasis is placed on establishing this extreme view of the past.
The old earth concept (5 billion years) is a product of evolutionism, which is an evil concept. The evil and failed systems of fascism, racism, Marxism, social Darwinism, imperialism, etc., etc., have all been based on evolution and an evolutionary world view to society. Promiscuity, homosexuality, abortion, humanism, new-age pantheism, etc., etc., are from the same evil root. It is, the anti-Biblical, unGodly world view.
It is written in Job 38:4: "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding." In other words, "Were you there?"
Actually, no one was there to record these past events, for recorded history begins only a few thousand years ago.