"According to the big bang idea, the universe is nearly 14 billion years old; whereas the Bible indicates that the universe is about 6,000 years old. For those who claim to believe the Bible, this difference alone should be sufficient reason to reject the big bang. It is wrong about the age of the universe by a factor of over two million! But it is not just a problem of time scale; the Bible gives a different order of events than the current secular opinion. The big bang / naturalistic view teaches that stars formed before the earth, fish came about before fruit trees, and the sun came about long before plants. However, the Bible teaches the exact reverse—that the earth came before stars, fruit trees came before fish, and the plants were created before the sun." - Dr. Jason Lisle
The evolution connection
and in the materials available there, and so there is no need to elaborate in this astronomy book. The point here is simply that evolution requires vast ages. Hence, this is an example of how worldviews can affect a person’s interpretation of evidence. Evolutionists must believe in vast ages. Their worldview bias does not allow them to consider the possibility that the universe could be only thousands of years old, regardless of what recorded history teaches, and regardless of any scientific evidence. People who reject molecules-to-man evolution would do well to remember this before jumping on board with the vast ages.
The big-bang connection
The Assumptions of Naturalism and Uniformitarianism
The distant starlight problem
Light travel-time: a problem for the big bang
Attempts at compromise
- When combined with an ordinal (list) number (“the first day, the third day, etc.”) day means an ordinary day—not a period of time.
- When associated with the word “morning,” such as “There was morning that day,” day means an ordinary day—not a period of time.
- When associated with the word “evening,” such as “There was evening that day,” day means an ordinary day—not a period of time.
- When evening and morning occur together, such as “There was evening and morning” (even if the word “day” is not present), this constitutes an ordinary day—not a nonspecific period of time.
- When contrasted with “night,” such as “There was night then day,” the word day means an ordinary day—not a period of time.