Young vs old dating
What differs between these approaches is one’s view on what the Bible is, in fact, saying. Old earth creationists believe a strictly literal approach is not the correct way to interpret the early chapters of Genesis.They view Genesis 1–2 as being primarily symbolic and/or poetic.What is Progressive Creationism and is it biblical?How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?Old-earthers see it through their rose-colored glasses, young-earthers through theirs. We understand why you are blocking ads, but just know it compromises your site experience (features may break or not appear entirely) and prevents us from investing in the Future of Porn.
The time it takes for half of a sample to decay is called a “half-life.” By measuring radioactive half-lives, by measuring how much parent and daughter are present in any given specimen, and by making certain key assumptions, scientists believe they are able to accurately determine the age of a specimen. The question is what are the underlying key assumptions and how reliable are they?
At the same time, we do not view old earth creationism as heresy.
We are not going to question the faith or motives of our brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with us on this issue.
How does the geologic timescale fit with the view of a young earth?
— Just how many millenia did plants live (created “day” 3) without sunlight (created “day” 4), which all land plants are dependent upon for light, warmth, reproduction, photosynthesis, and their day/night cycles? — God did not “give every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth…” as food for “all the beast… Why would God wait millions/billions of years to declare this? [My friend] has made some excellent points that bear consideration.
Ultimately, one can hold to views other than young earth creationism and still have an accurate understanding of the core doctrines of the Christian faith.