The Age of the Earth
As Bible believers we are always faced with the question of time. The ‘molecules to men’ model of Darwinian evolution requires an enormous amount of time to be factored in to the equation. It is really not much more than the ‘magic ingredient’ in the Theory of Evolution or the concept that given enough time, anything is possible.
What we see in the fossil record is a good indication of what has happened in the past. The fact that almost every life form appears abruptly in the fossil record, fully formed, does not support the hypothesis of change over time which is the basic tenant of the Theory of Evolution by their own definition.
At Creation Studies Institute we believe the biblical revelation noted in Genesis is referring to literal 24 hour days. It indicates that God spoke the universe into existence and that is the consistent teaching of the Hebrew Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, Gen. 1:1, John 1:1; Col. 1:15-20.
What we see in the biblical account of Creation is that the universe was created mature. Adam and Eve were adults when created. Light was created before the sun, moon and stars. The plant kingdom and the animal kingdom were all created in a state of maturity and then genetically pre-programmed to reproduce ‘according to their kinds’.
Carbon dating has some degree of accuracy, however, long ages derived from some of the radiometric dating methods, beyond thousands of years, have been shown to be seriously flawed. Aside from that, there are many young age chronometers (natural evidences of a young earth/universe) like the saline content of the oceans and the earth’s magnetic field, etc. Some of them are covered in the books mentioned below. I suggest that you purchase some scholarly works on this subject so that you might be better informed.