Re: Coal /YEC

Garry DeWeese (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:46:09 -0600

At 09:54 PM 4/27/1998 -0600, Bill Payne wrote:

>As I've told you before, I do not know how old the earth is. Supernova
>SN1987A strongly implies, using trigonometry and the speed of light,
>that the universe is at least 160,000 years old. So far, so good - it's
>old. BUT, the wine Jesus created at Cana (John 2:1-11) had the
>characteristics of age when it was only a few minutes old. THEREFORE,
>things which appear old are not necessarily in fact old. Consequently,
>I do not take a position on the age of the earth.

Creation with apparent age is one thing; creation of evidence of a
non-existent object and then evidence of a non-existent event is something
else altogether. "God may be subtle, but he is not malicious." (I know
Einstein's God was Spinoza's and not mine; but the point holds, I think.)
If God goes to all that trouble to make things look old, shouldn't we
accept it as old and not try to find places where he forgot to cover his
tracks, so to speak?