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How old is the earth according to carbon dating

Below are the fundamental beliefs of old-earth (“day-age”) creationism.

Proponents of OEC believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God and believe the Genesis creation account to be historical narrative—not myth, allegory, legend or poetic expression.

The biosphere currently contains 1 trillion carbon-12 atoms for every 1 carbon-14 atom (1T:1).

The pre-Flood world contained much more plant life (as seen in massive coal seams). Evidence from ancient pottery and lava flows indicate the magnetic field was stronger in the past.

A petrified wood inclusion in the Middle Triassic Hawkesbury Sandstone was assigned an age of 225-230 million years according to the geologic column.

It carbon dated to an uncorrected 'age' of 33,720 ± 430 years BP.

Yet among evangelicals, an ongoing controversy exists regarding the age of the earth and when God created the universe and life. “old-earth” debate is one of the most polarizing and divisive issues within the Christian community.

Guest author, Jon Greene presents an overview of why the Bible supports an old earth interpretation of creation.

Contrary to the common perception of young earth creationists, old earth creationists hold a high view of the biblical texts.

Hebrew linguist Gleason Archer writes, “On the basis of internal evidence, it is this writer’s conviction that yôm in Genesis could not have been intended by the Hebrew author to mean a literal twenty-four hour day.” Dr.

Norman Geisler states, “Numbered days need not be solar.


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