As I sit here, I realize it's been several days since I've posted and I need to post something. :) So I scrolled through my documents and found a paper I had to write for history last year. And that's what you're going to get today. ;)
The next part of "Being Little Sister" is near completion and I feel motivated to get this story finished and posted so we can move on to something else! :-) I hope to have that part up this weekend...*looks at calendar* Thursday already?! :-O Anyway...
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1 KJV)
There has been great controversy over just when creation took place. The above reference from Genesis states two things:
1. The earth was created by God and did not happen or "evolve" by chance.
2. It happened in the beginning, in the beginning of time.
Many people have guessed and made estimations, calculations, or suggestions about when the earth was created. People from China, Babylon, Axum, Persia, Egypt, and India thought 6204-5369 BC. Alphonso X, a spainiard, calculated as long ago as 6984 BC. Johannes Kepler, an astronomer, said 3993. Archbishop James Ussher, in his study of world history, published between 1650 and 1654, suggested 4004 BC. The traditional Jewish date for creation is 3761 BC. Bede estimated 5199 BC. Martin Luther figured 3961 BC. And Josephus determined 5481 and 5402 BC. The Human Register from Rod and Staff publishers says 3960 BC, only a year off from Martin Luther's calculations.
The Big Bang theory and evolution suggest the world slowly progressed to where it is today over a time period of millions, or perhaps even billions of years.
Uniformitarianism is the assumpition that things (such as minerals) have always progressed at approximately the same rate. Therefore they claim stuff such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona would have taken a long time to reach the form it has today.
However, the above theories do not follow God's Holy Word, the Bible. By adding up all the years in the Bible we can get in the ballpark of how long it has been since God created the earth. It has been around 6,000 years (not the millions or even billions that evolutionist and athesist conclude.)
What do y'all think? It's far from my best work, I know. ;)
Thanks for reading! Hope you're having a blessed day!