Age of the Earth Archive

Q&A: Age of the Earth and Biblical Interpretation

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank shares how the King of Creation was a solace to him during his recent recovery from surgery. Hank also discusses a quote by Elton John in the USA Today saying essentially that if Jesus Christ were around today, He would be accepting […]

The Ken Ham–Bill Nye Debate with Casey Luskin, and Q&A

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank welcomes Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator for the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture to discuss his article the Christian Research Journal titled, “The Ken Ham–Bill Nye Creation Debate: A Missed Opportunity.” Hank also answers questions on the following topics: Who is Jesus Christ? Does an old earth […]

Touch Not God’s Anointed, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank responds to the claim that Christians are not supposed to speak against God’s anointed. Hank, however, explains that this does not mean we are not allowed test the teachings of pastors and leaders in light of Scripture. In fact, the Bereans were […]

Are Behemoth and Leviathan Dinosaurs?

Behemoth (Job 40) and Leviathan (Job 41) are frequently referenced as evidence that the patriarch Job lived alongside such dinosaurs as brachiosaurus and kronosaurus. Is this fact or fiction? First, it is important to recognize that Job serves as a literary polemic*, a written indictment, against the gods of ancient Near Eastern mythology. Not only […]

Do Recently Discovered T. Rex Bones Point to a Young Earth?

The Internet is awash with evidence that scientists have found “unfossilized” T. rex bones replete with “fresh blood cells and hemoglobin.” Thus, we now have “powerful testimony against the whole idea of dinosaurs living millions of years ago.” Or do we? First, the scientists who conducted the research never claimed to have found either fresh […]

Is There Evidence That Humans and Dinosaurs Walked Together?

Maybe you’ve seen it on the Internet, the popular claim that human footprints have been discovered alongside dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy Riverbed of Glen Rose, Texas. It is argued that these footprints in stone prove that the world is six thousand years old and therefore dinosaurs existed contemporaneously with human beings. Intensive scrutiny, however, […]

How Do Progressive Creationists Deal with the Problem of Natural Evil Prior to Adam?

Progressive creationists* believe that animal suffering and death existed for millions of years prior to the creation of Adam and Eve. Thus the question: isn’t natural evil, like moral evil, a consequence of human sin? First, old-earth progressive creationists see natural catastrophes and carnivorous animals as part of God’s “very good” creation. As such, they […]

Could Carnivores and Catastrophes Have Existed Prior to the Fall*?

The sharpest point of contention between young- and old-earth creationists is death before Adam. Young-earth creationists* maintain that all death—including animal death—is a function of the fall. Old-earth creationists* believe that carnivorous creatures and natural catastrophes existed prior to the sin of Adam as part and parcel of God’s “very good” creation. Perhaps this rift […]

Can Radiometric Dating Be Trusted?

A major contention of young-earth creationists* is that radiometric dating* (measuring radioactive decay) is not reliable because the rate of nuclear decay was greater in the past than it is in the present. First, this contention creates more problems than it solves. Simply put, the nuclear radiation rate necessary to make sense of a six-thousand-year-old […]

Are There Gaps in the Genealogies of Genesis?

According to the famed chronology of Bishop James Ussher, the creation of Adam can be dated to precisely 4004 BC based on Old Testament genealogies such as those provided by Moses in Genesis 5 and 11. Thus, we can be certain that the universe is six thousand years old. Or can we? First, in comparing […]