How Old is the Universe? - Is Christianity for You


How old is the universe? How old is the earth? How many years have humans lived on this planet? The answer depends on who you ask. Is there a correct answer, of course, there is.

Genesis 1:1says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

What does genesis 1:1 tell us? That there was nothing but God. God has always existed. He does not need the universe to exist. He does not need humans to exist. God is self-sufficient. But because He is creative, he created all that we see. And according to Genesis 1:3, He created the universe by the power of His word.

According to Genesis, at the end of each day, God declared creation was good.

You and I see that when we look out into the night sky. We see it when we drive to a mountain range. We see it when we pause and look out over the ocean. We even see it when we look over the amber waves of grain.

But more importantly, not only do we see the goodness of creation, but we see the Creator'sthumbprint. That's why Psalm 19 verse one says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

There is much debate over the age of the universe. But one thing that cannot be denied iscreation demands a creator. And to create something from nothing requires someone, unlike any other. And we know that creator is God.

Reflect: Read Psalm 19. Summarize verses 1-4. Why do some people deny this? How does David describe the law (vv. 7-10)?

Respond: Go look at creation. Express your observation to God? How will you use God's Word to strengthen your worship of the creator? 

We look forward to your comments and questions below!

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