Their strategy, it seems, is that if they can convince Christians that the earth is billions of years old then they have discredited the other claims of the Bible.
When anyone says that the Bible does not mean what it says we need to think long and hard.
That was the orthodox view of the Christian church for 1,800 years.
Even the pioneers of modern science such as Newton, Kepler, Steno, Hooke, Burnet and Whiston believed that the Bible recorded accurate history and they used it as a starting point for their scientific thinking.
Wiens’s article promoting an old earth is often cited within Christian circles.
CMI Editors What is a Christian to make of radioactive dating?
Isn’t the evidence for millions of years of earth history overwhelming?
For more than ten years now a paper by Roger Wiens entitled ‘Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective’ has been saying that radio-isotopic dating is absolutely reliable and the earth is definitely millions of years old.Wiens, a physicist employed by the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presents his paper as a long and detailed tutorial on the theory behind radioactive dating.It’s available on the web via the American Scientific Affiliation, a fellowship of Christians in science.To those who have not encountered the topic before the paper can seem very convincing.The problem is that the Bible plainly says that the world was created by God in six days.That is clear to anyone who reads it for the first time.