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Answering Humanist's Accusations Against the Bible

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The Bible is Right!

Creation Took Place 4,000 Years Before Christ

THE HUMANIST'S CLAIM: The third chapter of Luke contains a genealogy tracing Christ’s ancestry back only 76 generations to Adam. According to Genesis chapter 1, Adam was created along with the rest of the universe during the course of one week.

Dinosaurs and People

The Bible thus views the human race and the universe as having existed for a relatively short period, probably no more than several thousand years. In fact, for many centuries the orthodox Christian position – to doubt which was to risk damnation – was that the creation took place sometime between four and six thousand years before Christ’s birth.

Historians and scientists give a much longer historical record. They say the universe is between 10 and 20 billion years old, the earth’s age is approximately 4.6 billion years, and humans evolved from ape-like ancestors during the last few million years.

They got one right!

Yes, sometimes some scientists do make mistakes. It's good that the humanists are willing to point that out and admit when a mistake has been made. That's a normal part of science. As we learn more, and the evidence shows old theories need to be changed, science needs to follow that evidence wherever it leads. In this case the most up-to-date evidence points to the earth being no more than about 6,000 to 10,000 years old.

Although they should be using the genealogies in Genesis 1-11 instead of Jesus' genealogy, they come to the right conclusion about what the Bible implies... that the earth is thousands not millions of years old. They did get something wrong, however. Christians don't risk damnation for believing in deep time, and never have. It's not a salvation issue.

This is a huge topic with a huge amount of evidence supporting a young earth. Much more than I can discuss here. Here are links for more information:

Online Articles

Here are links to three good articles about the age of the earth:

1 - Ten Best Evidences for a Young Earth

2 - Age of the Earth

3 - Evidence for a Young World

Two Online Videos

You can watch my video on Youtube... click here.

This one is from CMI: How Old is the Earth?

I'd like to add that we've made a fun little web site called Dinosaurs For Jesus, in which dinosaurs present evidence that they lived recently.

Conclusion: The earth is about 6,000 years old.

Next Accusation:

Matthew chapter 2 avers that shortly after the birth of Jesus, King Herod ordered the massacre of all male children two years of age or under in Bethlehem and its vicinity. In the book of Luke, which contains the only other New Testament story of Jesus’ birth, there is no mention of this horribly cruel order. It’s also not recorded in any secular histories from the time – not even by writers who carefully described many far less wicked deeds of Herod. The lack of corroboration means Matthew’s account was fabricated.

It's another empty arguement from silence... click here...