What is a “Young Earth”?

Many Christian Churches, Ministries, Christian Colleges and pastors today reinterpret the Bible to suit the science of the day. Teaching our earth is billions of years old undermines the scriptures in the Word of God. For this reason, at Prophecy in the News, we believe that the earth was created for the first time, as the Scriptures tell us, in six 24-hour days, around 6,000 years ago. We proudly call ourselves, Young Creationist!

We don’t try to insert millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 when it says, “And the earth was without form, and void.” The Bible tells us in I Corinthians 14:33, “For God is not the author of confusion” Isaiah 45: 18 (KJV) tells us, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD: and there is none else.” In this verse, God wasn’t telling us that he allowed the earth to form over billions of years, only to destroy it and recreate it over again in 6 days, but that He formed the earth and made it.

The fall of Lucifer from heaven is a crucial point in understanding the 6-day creation and why our earth is not millions of years old. Exodus 20:11 (KJV) tells us, “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is…” That “all that in them is” includes the angels as part of what the Lord made in heaven and earth. The word “all” in that verse is very important to understanding the scripture. We believe that the angels were created on the first day. Remember, Lucifer was originally created as a perfect angel.

If we insert millions of years into the first two verses of the Bible, we would be putting death, disease, and suffering before the Fall of Adam. That would be saying that sin was brought to the earth by Lucifer. But the Bible teaches us in Romans 5: 12 (KJV), “Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” It doesn’t say that sin entered into the world by Lucifer. Remember, Lucifer was an angel, not a man. The Bible clearly does not say that sin entered into the world by an angel.

Why is this so important to Bible prophecy? As Christians, the age of the earth is important to understanding the message of the Gospel of Salvation. If Christians don’t believe in the literal Genesis, they have no foundation for their doctrine.

Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter, reminds us that Genesis 1-11 is the foundation of the rest of the Bible. It’s the foundation of the Christian worldview. Every single biblical doctrine of theology, directly or indirectly, is founded in Genesis 1-11.
Where’s the origin of sin? Genesis 1-11
Where’s the origin of death? Genesis 1-11.
The seven-day week? Genesis 1-11.”

Compromise with the secular world is heresy in the face of God. Many Christians just don’t understand that, simply because they haven’t been taught that way. Educate yourself!

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