Orbiting 93 million miles from the Sun, Earth is the only object in the vast universe of space that harbors life. Since the beginning of time, the question of the age of earth has puzzled and challenged human wisdom. The present suggested age, when the earth formed, is 4.54 billion years ago. This seems to be a daunting number when determining how old the earth is supposed to be. The facts, however, are clearer than the suppositions put forth by scientists and mathematicians.
No one knows how old the earth is. There little evidence to suggest an exact age of the earth like the age of a person. Birthdays cannot change for a person as that day is determined with exact clarity. This is not true for the earth which has no marker setting the hour, day, week, month or year of its birth. At best, there will be estimations but that can also lead to miscalculations and error.
Suggesting the earth is 4.54 billion years old is impossible for the disciple of Christ to accept because of Adam. If a person believes God created the world then it is impossible to accept the theory the earth is millions of years old. The apostle Paul said Adam was the first man (1 Corinthians 15:45-47). He wrote to the Roman brethren that death reigned from Adam to Moses (Romans 5:14). Adam only lives 930 years and then he died. Adding up all the descendants of Adam will put the life range less than a thousand years each. If the earth is 4.54 billion years old, where did all those millions of years go for the first man who lived 930 years?
It does not matter how old the earth is but it really does matter how long eternity will be. “The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45). Paul refers to Jesus Christ who knows how old the earth is because He created it. The age of the earth cannot be known but salvation in Christ must be known. Make certain you know the latter.