“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).
The other day, I started musing on immortality, original sin and suffering, after reading a post by an Atheist who said that the thought of living forever freaked him out. Maybe you can’t fathom immortality and eternity either. My musings on the topic led to me musing about the concept of time and space, and the biggest question of where and when did it all start!
Christians believe that God created the whole world and the universe and everything that is said to exist. Whether you can think it, imagine it, see it, touch it…God made it. The Bible tells us that our world and everything was created with Adam and Eve, and going by the timeline of the Bible, that would mean that our planet couldn’t possibly be older than 10,000 years (as a big estimate). However, Scientists disagree, based on carbon data and a lot of other archaeological findings, including the discovery of the Universe, and suggest that our world is indeed billions of years old.
This presents a problem for the sincere Believer. Do we throw out our Holy Book for being inaccurate, and accept the theories of science, or do we stick to our guns and insist that science is missing an important piece of the puzzle? Or is there a way for us to still believe the rest of the Bible, while not considering it an authouritative account of history?