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Or are we trusting God’s perfectly accurate eyewitness account of the past, including the creation of the world, Noah’s global flood, and the age of the earth?
Radiometric dating was the culminating factor that led to the belief in billions of years for earth history.
Under the entry “creation,” Young’s Analytical Concordance of the Bible9 lists William Hales’s accumulation of dates of creation from many cultures, and in most cases Hales says which authority gave the date. Historian Bill Cooper’s research in After the Flood provides intriguing dates from several ancient cultures.10 The first is that of the Anglo-Saxons, whose history has 5,200 years from creation to Christ, according to the Laud and Parker Chronicles. for creation, which is surprisingly close to Ussher and Jones!
Cooper’s research also indicated that Nennius’s record of the ancient British history has 5,228 years from creation to Christ. Even the Mayans had a date for the Flood of 3113 B. This meticulous work of many historians should not be ignored.
From there, we can begin to calculate the age of the earth.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
This is expected since everyone was descended from Noah and scattered from the Tower of Babel.
These opponents of the biblical chronology essentially left God out of the picture.
Cultures throughout the world have kept track of history as well.
From a biblical perspective, we would expect the dates given for creation of the earth to align more closely to the biblical date than billions of years.
However, radiometric dating methods are not the only uniformitarian methods.
Any radiometric dating model or other uniformitarian dating method can and does have problems, as referenced before.
In 1913, Arthur Holmes’s book, The Age of the Earth, gave an age of 1.6 billion years.14 Since then, the supposed age of the earth has expanded to its present estimate of about 4.5 billion years (and about 14 billion years for the universe).