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Has a skeptic ever asked you a difficult question about your faith? Let us know what challenging questions you’ve encountered, then read one woman’s account of her current science-faith struggle.
In the note below, Leah responds to our February 2 question, “What is the area of science and faith that you struggle with the most?”
The area I always stumble on is the idea of a “young-earth” or an “old-earth.” For myself, when I read Genesis, I believe it is clearly shown that God created the creatures and living things in six days. I also believed that not a great span of years (meaning millions or billions) elapsed between creation and the coming of Jesus, yet current scientists are showing evidence of a very old earth, and so do articles here at RTB. So much data, arguments, and opinions are on both sides of the debate, causing my mind to feel muddled. I have always considered myself holding the young-earth view, but after following RTB this past year, and in light of other scientific discoveries, I am beginning to question my assumptions about the Earth’s age.
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