Thank you to all of you who attended my session!
Radiometric dating can be a tough topic to handle, but with just a few pointers, you will see that you do not have to give in in this area of apologetics. The Bible needs to be, first and foremost, our guide in all things. Once you understand the assumptions that surround radiometric dating, it removes the cloud that can easily envelop us in doubt about the Lord and His Word.
So, just a brief summary….
Radioactivity is science. Radiometric dating is not.
The four faulty assumptions that are made about radiometric dating (from which long earth ages are derived):
- The original amount of parent element is known.
- The decay rate through the years has remained the same.
- The daughter element present in the rock is due to the decay of the parent element.
- No parent or daughter elements have leached in or out of the rock.
Removing these assumptions from the equation opens up a whole new realm of possible thinking as regards the age of the earth. The Flood becomes the great interrupter in time, and the reason that our world looks as it does.
I hope this helps you in your walk with the Lord, and that you will see that you can absolutely take Him at His word!
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