The nineteenth-century naturalist and conservative Christian Philip Gosse infamously attempted to reconcile the apparent great age of the earth with his reading of Genesis 1 by proposing that God created the universe with apparent age. For example, God created the universe with “annual” layers of arctic ice extending back hundreds of thousands of years and […]
Would God be lying if he created the world with apparent age?
Ever since the publication of the great naturalist Philip Gosse’s treatise Omphalos in 1857 Christians have proposed to reconcile the apparent great age of the earth with a commitment to young earth creationism by proposing that God created the universe six to ten thousand years ago with apparent age. And for just about as long […]