Although Boltwood published his paper in a prominent geological journal, the geological community had little interest in radioactivity. Our Father is the Potter who molded the earth into form, He “established” the earth which means He “perfected” it, (Isaiah 64:8). The earth remained “an indistinguishable ruin” until “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” which established “the heavens and the earth, which are now” during the Seven Days of Genesis. ; Wijbrans, J.R., 1993. The age of Earth is estimated to be 4.54 ± 0.05 billion years (4.54 × 10 years ± 1%). Jeremiah 4:24I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. God’s Word from the beginning made it to the time of Moses when the Word of God became the written Word. Rutherford's scheme was inaccurate, but it was a useful first step. The first radiometric ages from the Judith River Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Hill County, Montana. 2 Peter 3:4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? In that same year, other research was published establishing the rules for radioactive decay, allowing more precise identification of decay series. Proponents of a first earth age also point to Genesis 1:1, Jeremiah 4:18, and 2 Peter 3 to support their claims. God is asking Job, where were you “in the beginning” when I “created the heaven and the earth” as Genesis 1:1 explains? In 1905, he suggested that lead was the final stable product of the decay of radium. They had never cared for attempts by physicists to intrude in their domain, and had successfully ignored them so far. To truly grasp the appearance of the earth in Genesis 1:2 we need to understand the meaning of “without form and void”. Lomonosov's ideas were mostly speculative. [27] He did not realize that the Earth mantle was convecting, and this invalidated his estimate. Today, many Christians are confounded by the age of the earth. Baadsgaard, H. and Lerbekmo, J.F., 1988. This was a challenge to the traditional view, which saw the history of Earth as dominated by intermittent catastrophes. When God destroyed the first earth age at the katabole, God moved the axis to a leaning position. The pioneers of radioactivity were chemist Bertram B. Boltwood and the energetic Rutherford. This is known as “uniformitarianism” which shares the same definition Scripture just provided you, how wise God is to know they would say such a thing in the Last Days. Yet, this thought is not logical, nor is it Biblical and I personally believe this teaching is one of the major reasons for unbelief in the world today. Depending on how our Father ‘covered the earth with the deep’ it would have caused absolute calamity on earth. Just so you know, I'm not talking about reincarnation. ; Smith, A.G.; and Walters, R., 1982. In the very beginning of creation, it was a peaceful time when “the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy.”. IN: Caldwell, W.G.E. While “all scripture is given by inspiration of God,” it is possible HIStory, past, present, and future was written by God into the stars through their names and heavenly arrangement. While the names of most stars have been erased from the minds of men, the stars and constellations were appointed by God, He placed them into their positions for a purpose, for “signs” and “appointed times”. Boltwood had conducted studies of radioactive materials as a consultant, and when Rutherford lectured at Yale in 1904,[29] Boltwood was inspired to describe the relationships between elements in various decay series. Genesis 1:2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. This is the key to understanding how some of God’s Children are “predestined,” even though our Father is “not a respecter of persons,” (Romans 2:11; 8:29-30). This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 17:27. Multimethod radiometric age for a bentonite near the top of the Baculites reesidei Zone of southwestern Saskatchewan (Campanian-Maastrichtian stage boundary?). These have returned age dates of 4.54 billion years with a precision of as little as 1% margin for error. [citation needed], Radiometric dating continues to be the predominant way scientists date geologic timescales. In verse 7, we find our Father commanding the water to be removed “unto the place which thou hast founded for them,” just as we found in Genesis 1:9 which also documents The Second Earth Age, (Psalms 104:8). (eds.). [36], Statistics for several meteorites that have undergone isochron dating are as follows:[37]. For God to create the earth in ‘perfection’, and then destroy “The World That Was” by covering the earth in water means something happened. Behold! Instead, He created the earth with “form“ which means. We will turn our Bible to Genesis 1 in a moment, and we are going to Psalms 104 again as well. It described the methods used, the care with which measurements were made, and their error bars and limitations. They also determined that a particular isotope of a radioactive element decays into another element at a distinctive rate. His work was generally ignored until the 1920s, though in 1917 Joseph Barrell, a professor of geology at Yale, redrew geological history as it was understood at the time to conform to Holmes's findings in radiometric dating. Jeremiah 4:23I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. Learning of this, the Valar and the Maiar came into Middle-earth and, in the War of the Powers (also called the Battle of the Powers), defeated Melkor and brought him captive to Valinor. Rutherford assumed that the rate of decay of radium as determined by Ramsay and Soddy was accurate, and that helium did not escape from the sample over time. [6], Boltwood's paper pointed out that samples taken from comparable layers of strata had similar lead-to-uranium ratios, and that samples from older layers had a higher proportion of lead, except where there was evidence that lead had leached out of the sample. God formed the earth in perfection, but it “became without form, void,” and full of “darkness” due to The Fall Of Satan in “The World That Was”, “before the heavens and earth which are now.”. [38] The meteorite samples, however, show a spread from 4.53 to 4.58 billion years ago. ‘The beginning of creation,’ the events we read of in Genesis 1:1 and Psalms 104:5. [citation needed], In 1862, the physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin published calculations that fixed the age of Earth at between 20 million and 400 million years. [26] If the rock becomes molten, as happens in Earth's mantle, such nonradioactive end products typically escape or are redistributed. The geographical poles are today 90 miles off the magnetic poles for this reason, and we have ice in the polar areas, and we have changes of seasons in this earth age. We presently live in the second Heaven and earth age comprised of flesh, “the heavens and the earth which are now,” (2 Peter 3:7). and Kauffman, E.G. He explains, His people are “sottish” which means “silly”. Scripture makes it clear, the earth will never be removed, (Genesis 8:22). The first thing we need to understand is the word “was” has been incorrectly translated from the Hebrew language. Part II. “Arcturus, Orion, Pleiades,” and “Mazzaroth” which means, (Job 9:9; 38:32), Some noted constellation (only in the plural), perhaps collectively the zodiac. Now you have to keep in mind that between Gen.1:1 above and verse 2 below millions, if not billions of years as we know years went by to get to this second Earth age. the old boy beamed upon me.[30]. Scripture provides us with even more clarity and detail by explaining there was so much water it “stood above the mountains”. Just as the heavens during The First Earth Age went dark, “the heavens and the earth which are now” will go dark as well. All modern humans belong to the species known as Homo sapiens that evolved from earlier species of hominids. George Darwin and John Joly were the first to point this out, in 1903.[28]. This fall caused incredible destruction and waste. Because of this segregation in the parent and daughter nuclides during the formation of the meteorite, this allowed a much more precise date of the formation of the solar disk and hence the planets than ever before. Starting in the first century A.D. and continuing to the present, most interpreters examined the genealogies in the Bible and said they can be used to calculate the age of the earth. and Braman, D., 1990. [26] Thus the age of the oldest terrestrial rock gives a minimum for the age of Earth, assuming that no rock has been intact for longer than the Earth itself. The word “was” implies God created the earth “without form, void,” and full of “darkness”. Jehovah, our Heavenly Father is telling us plainly, He did not create the earth “vain,” He did not create the earth “without form”. 2 Peter 3:7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. We now know, “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” which “became without form, and void” due to the “katabole”, the Rebellion of Satan when he was ‘removed from his position of power’. There had to be a reason for Him to take such action.