Christianity vs carbon dating
For more than ten years now a paper by Roger Wiens entitled ‘Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective’ has been saying that radio-isotopic dating is absolutely reliable and the earth is definitely millions of years old.
Wiens, a physicist employed by the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presents his paper as a long and detailed tutorial on the theory behind radioactive dating.
Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.
It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.
Furthermore, from the detailed chronologies given, we know that creation happened about 4,000 years before Christ.
That was the orthodox view of the Christian church for 1,800 years.
The problem is that the Bible plainly says that the world was created by God in six days.
That is clear to anyone who reads it for the first time.
Misconception # 1: Carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old Carbon dating is one of the most popular radioactive dating methods used today.
It’s available on the web via the American Scientific Affiliation, a fellowship of Christians in science.