A Presuppositional Young Earth Creationist

February 13, 2014
Author Article Creation

Tinkinswood Burial Chamber
Tinkinswood Burial Chamber: Early post-Flood

“Why are you a Young Earth Creationist?” I often get asked. It has taken me a while to get the answer right on this. But I now know what the answer is. I am NOT a Young Earth Creationist.

Shock! Horror! Is this international creation speaker backsliding?

No. For the record, I will not budge from the biblical truth that God made the world in six literal 24-hour periods approximately 6,000 years ago.

But why do you call me a Young Earth Creationist? Because I believe the world is only 6,000 years old? So, is 6,000 years young?

Six thousand years is only a young age if you start from the paradigm that the Earth should be 4.5 billion years old. Compared to that, 6,000 years is young. It's all relative, right?

Wrong! I do not believe the world is 6,000 years because some evidence has convinced me that the 4.5 billion years is wrong – even though there is plenty of evidence inconsistent with 4.5 billion years. I believe the 6,000 years because the Bible says so, and it is my presupposition that the Bible is true. If I call myself a Young Earth Creationist, the very term “Young Earth” is predicated on the existence of the mainstream view that the earth is a lot older than that.

In the village of St. Nicholas, near Cardiff, in Wales, is one of my favorite megalithic monuments, called Tinkinswood Burial Chamber. This structure is dated by secularists at 6,000 years old. It cannot be that old, obviously, but I am willing to accept it must have been built by the earliest post-Flood colonizers of Great Britain. When you stand there, you are in the presence of something ancient. The Earth is older than that! The Earth is 6,000 years old! That is ANCIENT! The Earth is not young – unless you have borrowed from an evolutionary paradigm. The Earth is, in fact, very old. It is 6,000 years very old.

I am not a Young Earth Creationist.

I am a Biblical Creationist.

7 responses on “A Presuppositional Young Earth Creationist

  1. Drue

    This stresses the idea that everything is first processed through one's worldview. To think that Adam, Methuselah, and several others lived to be nearly 1/6 of the age of the world.

  2. Paul Spencer Elliott

    That is brilliant Paul. I never saw this before but using YEC badge is taking from evolutionists Godless worldview. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Somerset Morkel

    The old ages of the people living before the Flood can be explained by
    1. the fact that the genes of man had not yet deteriorated to the point we have it today. In those days a man could marry his sister or another relative without any negative consequences.
    2. the biblical record is reliable.

  4. Matt Singleton

    Good point, Paul.
    I was once arguing with an “old earth” pastor. I stumped him by asking exactly how old the earth is. Because he is not going by scripture. He can only espouse scientific opinion. And this opinion constantly changes.

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