Dating the age of the earth
Uniformitarian geologists use so-called dating methods to determine the ages of the surrounding rocks.
Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
If any of these three conditions is not accurately known, the hourglass will give an inaccurate measure of time.
Radiometric dating is based on the fact that radioactive isotopes decay to form isotopes of different elements.
There is also a difference in the timescale used to explain the layers.
Creationists do not necessarily disagree with this concept, but it can only be applied to layers that are found in one location and/or can be determined to have been deposited in a continuous layer over a very wide area.Despite the fact that there are many scientific problems with radiometric dating, there is a more significant problem.The Bible gives a much different picture and explains that relying on man’s reasoning is foolishness.A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.
The claimed “fact” that decay rates have always been constant is actually an inference based on a uniformitarian assumption.