Is there evidence of a universe that is only 6,500 years old?
Yes, there is evidence for a young earth. Most scientists believe that the universe is about 13 billion years old. Science is always in the present and only knows what is observable, testable and repeatable. And history that is outside the Bible can only go back 5,000 years. All so called knowledge, outside the Bible, farther than what history documents and what science can observe, is guess work, it is what people believe. We know what happened at the beginning because God was there and He used men to write down what happened and when. The Word of God is much more trustworthy than man’s beliefs.
Now for the evidence; there have been about 80 studies trying to figure out how old the earth is and all but a few point to a young earth. The earth’s tides happen because of the gravitational pull of the moon. This, in effect, causes the moon to spiral outwards very slowly. Because of the known rate of the moons movements over time, we can calculate how much the moon has moved away. The moon has moved about 800 feet in the past 6000 years. If the stars and planets were billions of years old, the moon would be far out in space away from earth by now, but it’s not. Scientists found bacteria in a salt crystal that they believe to be 250 million years old. They were surprised to find that the bacteria’s DNA was very similar to modern bacteria’s DNA. If the bacteria was in fact 250 million years old, evolution would have changed the DNA based on time and change that evolution demands. Plus, the bacteria should have decayed or at least broke down long ago. It would be impossible for the bacteria to remain as it was for 250 million years.
The earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that protects us and all living things from the sun’s solar radiation. Without a strong magnetic field life on earth would be impossible. But the magnetic field is getting weaker over time. Scientists began measuring this field back in 1845 and they are still taking measurements. They have determined that the magnetic field has been decaying at a rate of 5% per century. Knowing the rate of decay, the magnetic field can only be a few thousands of years old, not billions. Everybody knows that when you drill for oil, the oil will shoot out of the ground because of the pressure. What you may not know is that studies show that this pressure cannot last more than 5,000 -10,000 years. But most scientists insist that it took millions of years for oil to form.
A discovery by Dr. Mary Schweitzer of a Tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone in Montana, was studied under the microscope. To her amazement, the inside showed blood vessels and these contained red blood cells. The bone marrow contained flexible tissue. The scientist “dated” this bone at 68 million years, but soft tissue with blood vessels and red blood cells could not possibly last that long. Other fossils with soft tissue have been found and scientists that believe in millions of years do not know what to say. Other scientists have studied the tissue in a laboratory setting and learned that soft tissue would break down completely in about 650,000 years under the best conditions.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to
suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to
say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth
and turn aside to myths. Romans 4:3-4