He is not capricious but has put order and regularity into His creation, and He is a reliable eyewitness of what happened in the past as recorded in the Bible.
Indeed, the early chapters of the Bible provide a sober historical narrative of the events that shaped the earth’s history.
He created laws that operate regularly through time and space, so we can depend on the sun rising tomorrow just as it rose this morning.
Christians were at the forefront of developing what we call science today.
You can read all about radiocarbon dating in the series of three articles on our website.
The best laboratories in the world, using the best equipment under the cleanest conditions over the last three decades, have been routinely finding measurable radiocarbon in coal, oil, natural gas, limestone, fossil bones, fossil shells, and even diamonds!
They have come from somewhere else in the solar system, and their source is assumed to have formed at the same time as the earth.
Therefore, the age they supply is an interpretation based on that assumption and is emphatically not “irrefutable proof.” How do we know for sure that the meteorites came from another body in the solar system that was formed at the same time as the earth?
You can find many other articles on our website that discuss these issues.
What we observe and measure today exists in the present.
We can repeat our observations tomorrow, but we can’t go back to last week to repeat them.
Now let’s deal with some more of your specific statements.
To begin with, is the earth approximately 4 billion years old?
On the other hand, the court testimonies of forensic scientists are subjected to intense scrutiny, because they do not constitute proof.