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Questions and Answers    Louis Rushmore

The Age of the Earth and Dinosaurs

By Louis Rushmore, Editor

Greetings, How can I prove that the years of the earth is about 6000 years to 7000 years? Because the other members of the Lords Church believed in the dinosaurs. God bless, Brod Omar

There are two ways to determine that the earth is much younger than the age that evolutionists assign to the earth. One way to date the earth is outside the Bible, appealing to true science, which definitively proves the earth to be not older than 10,000 years. There are several processes that are ongoing, some things increasing and some things decreasing, which prove that the earth cannot be older than 10,000 years. The following URL’s describe some of these processes:



The following URL lists several articles that clearly and definitively speak to a young earth.


Secondly, the chronologies in the Book of Genesis (not merely genealogies) allow for the earth to be about 6,000 years old or so. The chronologies led different scholars to respectively conclude that the earth is 6,000 or perhaps up to 7,500 years old.

Irrespectively of whether considering true science evidences respecting the age of the earth or considering the biblical chronologies respecting the age of the earth or considering both of these arguments, the earth is relatively young. The pseudo sciences (howbeit very popular) that date the earth millions to billions of years old are flawed because: (1) rather than due to laboratory observations and experiments that cannot be demonstrated under controlled circumstances, guesses or theories based on and prompted by preconceived conclusions substitute for evidence, (2) unreliable dating processes (which honest and fair scientists admit) cannot date the earth accurately are falsely represented as proof of an old earth, (3) neither geology nor the fossil record (without deploying circular reasoning) prove that the earth is more than 10,000 years old. Old earth theories are driven by atheism and humanism—philosophies that owe their existence to the resistance of evidences and notions that there is not a Creator-God (who also has given mankind divine revelation to which we are obligated to submit); to admit the existence of God would be admitting the amenability to the revelation—the Bible—that He has provided. Most of this world’s population would much rather live unencumbered and not hindered by rules devised by anyone else, including God.

Now about dinosaurs. Dinosaurs did live on the earth. The fossilized remains of dinosaurs prove that they once lived on earth. Dinosaurs were contemporary with mankind. This can be known also both from without and from within the Bible. Unpopular scientific discoveries show that dinosaurs and mankind lived simultaneously.

In addition, the Bible refers to at least two creatures directly that we today call dinosaurs (Leviathan, Job 41:1-34; Psalm 104:26; Isaiah 27:1; Behemoth, Job 40:15-24). See the following URL’s:



The following URL lists several documents that treat in detail dinosaurs, including man and dinosaurs cohabiting planet earth at the same time.


The earth is relatively young compared to the millions to billions of years claimed by atheists and evolutionists. Further, dinosaurs and mankind lived on earth at the same time.

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