2008.06 Age of the Earth 2 — Jesus’ View 

Article Summary:
How would Jesus answer the question, “How old is the earth?” Jesus would have interpreted the genealogical and chronological texts literally and historically, just as He did with other Scriptures, and just as His contemporaries and His apostles did. Therefore Jesus would have answered the question with “Have you not read Moses and the Prophets? It’s about 4,000 years old.” Jesus believed in an age of only thousands of years for the earth — not millions or billions. It is incumbent upon those who follow Jesus as Lord to accept His view as their view and to reject fanciful interpretations which violate the literal sense of Scripture.
This is the second in a series of six articles on the age of the earth.

2008.05 Age of the Earth 1 — Essentials
2008.07 Age of the Earth 3 — Genealogies
2008.08 Age of the Earth 4 — History’s View
2008.09 Age of the Earth 5 — Radiometric Dating
2008.10 Age of the Earth 6 — Scientific Dating Methods

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Tags: creation, beginning, geneaology, chronology, age of the earth, literal interpretation, what would Jesus do, what did Jesus say, what did Jesus’ contemporaries think, what did Jesus think

©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
June 2008

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalm 33:6-9)

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  1. Regarding the age of the earth? All things will pass away Christ makes all things new.


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