The Age of the Earth and Why it Matters
The chapel recently hosted a meeting with Dominic Statham from Creation Ministries. Under the title "The age of the earth and why it matters", Dominic argued that despite popular scientific opinion the evidence points to a young planet rather than one that is billions of years old.
There is no reason not to believe in a literal Genesis which through a plain reading of the text states that God used six literal twenty-four hour periods in His creation.
Jesus also believed in a literal Genesis and made reference to it on various occasions throughout His ministry. One example was in His conversation with the religious leaders when He corrected them on the subject of divorce:
And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female..." (Matthew 19:5).
It is theologically important to accept a literal Genesis because it was only by means of original sin that death came into the world. Belief in theistic evolution puts millions of years of death and pain before the fall and therefore states that God created things to evolve and die. This contradicts the New Testament's emphatic statement that death is an enemy of God, and the last enemy that will be destroyed is death (1 Corinthians 15:26).
For more information and helpful resources on the Creation debate please visit creation.com