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Decreasing Magnetic Field Reveals Young Earth

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Earth's Magnetic Shield Is Vanishing

How old is the earth? Billions of years or just thousands of years?

In the StarTrek series the starship Enterprise had invisible shields to protect it. The earth has a real invisible shield, our magnetic field, that protects us from intense, harmful radiation from the sun. Without it, life on earth could not exist. But earth's magnetic field is decreasing, wearing down so quickly that we know the earth could not be more than 20,000 years old.

Where Does Our Magnetic Fiekd Come From?

The iron core of the earth creates a magnetic field. This magnetic field must be strong enough to deflect radiation from the sun, but not too strong. Analysis of the magnetic field, and it's rate of decline, shows that the earth cannot be more than 20,000 years old. That's a maximum number that is consistent with the Biblical time scale of the earth being created 6,000 years ago.

More Information

Rapidly Decaying Magnetic Field (AIG Article)

The Earth’s Magnetic Field and the Age of the Earth (AIG Article)

The earth’s magnetic field: evidence that the earth is young (CMI article)


Romans Road

You will exist forever. The question is, where? Disobeying God is the road to death, and we have all disobeyed God:

For all have sinned [disobeyed God] and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

The consequence of sin is death. You will exist experiencing death forever.

For the wages of sin is death... - Romans 6:23a

But there is GOOD News! You can have life!

...but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23b

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

Instead of our experiencing death forever, Christ died in our place. Repent (turn away from disobeying God), believe this, trusting that Jesus truly did die in your place.

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:1