Age of the Earth

Decreasing Magnetic Field Reveals Young Earth

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Earth's Magnetic Shield Is Vanishing

How old is the earth? Billions of years or just thousands of years?

In the StarTrek series the starship Enterprise had invisible shields to protect it. The earth has a real invisible shield, our magnetic field, that protects us from intense, harmful radiation from the sun. Without it, life on earth could not exist. But earth's magnetic field is decreasing, wearing down so quickly that we know the earth could not be more than 20,000 years old.

Where Does Our Magnetic Field Come From?

The iron core of the earth creates a magnetic field. This magnetic field must be strong enough to deflect radiation from the sun, but not too strong. Analysis of the magnetic field, and it's rate of decline, shows that the earth cannot be more than 20,000 years old. That's a maximum number that is consistent with the Biblical time scale of the earth being created 6,000 years ago.

More Information

Rapidly Decaying Magnetic Field (AIG Article)

The Earth’s Magnetic Field and the Age of the Earth (AIG Article)

The Earth’s Magnetic Field: Evidence that the Earth is Young (CMI article)


The Good News

Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?

All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:

Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:

Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?

You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...

Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.